Our festivals and outdoor events are open to the public and free to enter! These events take place at our outdoor amphitheater located behind the Mauldin Cultural Center and often feature music, food, fun activities, and more. Enjoy nights of shag dancing with Beachin’ Fridays; the best BBQ in the southeast with SOOIE. Mauldin’s BBQ Cook-off; local art with our Mauldin Public Art Trail; and so much more!

Check out our 2020-2021 Festival Season, or visit our FAQS to see answers to popular questions.


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SOOIE. | Mauldin BBQ Cook-Off

This event took place in September, 2020. This year’s BBQ Cook-off will be September 17-18, 2021. Visit mauldinbbq.com for more information.

Produced by the City of Mauldin, the annual festival is a showcase of the heritage of our community, from its food to its music.

The Mauldin BBQ Cook-off features cookers from all over the Southeast competing to bring the best BBQ to Mauldin. The festival opens Friday night with our Anything Butt competition, where Participating Cookers serve anything BUTT their BBQ to pique your tastebuds. Sliders, grilled chicken, smoked cobbler—the only way to know what’s cooking is to come try it for yourself. Saturday features the main event, a BBQ Cook-off competition with a panel of certified BBQ Tasters from the South Carolina Barbeque Association. The public will also have a chance to cast their vote for the best BBQ and the winner of the People’s Choice Award. Paired with live music and family fun, this can’t-miss festival is the perfect pig-out.


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These events took place in December, 2020.

’Twas the start of December, when all through Mauldin
The season was changing, and Christmas was callin’.
The City was decorated, glistening with might,
Knowing the holidays would soon bring delight.

Christmas is our favorite time of year! It’s when we find ourselves surrounded by giving, creativity, warmth, love, peace, culture and happiness. Join us and the Mauldin Chamber of Commerce as we celebrate this holiday season with our annual Tree Lighting and the Mauldin Christmas Parade!


PB&J: Pizza, Blues & Jazz Festival

Details
Friday | April 30, 2021
6 – 9 p.m.
Saturday | May 1, 2021
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
FREE ENTRY
Volunteer

Join us for a weekend of PB & J — Pizza, Blues & Jazz! We’ve rounded up your favorite pizza joints to serve you at this inaugural festival, with live blues and jazz and local arts vendors. Sink your teeth into the cheesiest, greasiest slices of pie around, wash it down with cold beer and wine, and groove to some live blues and jazz bands!

Friday will feature music from Roosevelt Collier, and Saturday will have the Greenville Jazz Collective take the stage!

Want to be a vendor?

To register, review the rules and regulations, complete the form and return it to the Office of Cultural Affairs. Please note that the City of Mauldin reserves the right to refuse any vendor at their sole discretion.

Vendor Information & Release Form  |  Registration Form


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Details
June 2021
FREE ENTRY

Mauldin’s Public Art Trail seeks to beautify the community and support South Carolina artists. A new work is commissioned each year to fill one of the nine trail sites lining the perimeter of the Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater. 

Check back later for our announcement of the next artist to join the Mauldin Public Art Trail! This piece will be unveiled in June 2021.

Learn More about the Mauldin Public Art Trail


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Mauldin Farmers Market

Details
Tuesdays | June 1 – July 27, 2021
5-8 p.m. | FREE ENTRY
Volunteer

The Mauldin Farmers Market features a variety of vendors from around the Upstate selling locally sourced and produced items including produce, dairy, eggs, honey, gifts, apparel, accessories, treats, pastries, and more!

Want to be a vendor?

To register, review the rules and regulations, complete the form and return it to the Office of Cultural Affairs. Please note that the City of Mauldin reserves the right to refuse any vendor at their sole discretion.

Vendor Information & Release Form  |  Registration Form


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Beachin’ Fridays

Details
Fridays | May 28 – July 30, 2021
7-10 p.m. | FREE ENTRY
Volunteer

We’ll be playing all of your favorite beach hits and more at the Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater. Bring your dancing shoes, lawn chairs and blankets – it’s gonna be a long, fun, Southern night!

Enjoy beer and wine, food trucks, shag lessons and more. Outside food and beverages prohibited. Must be 21+ to consume alcohol; ID and wristband ($1) required.

See the 2021 Schedule here!