The Sweet Tea Festival in Summerville, SC

Explore free-to-attend events all week long.


Explore the home of the World’s Largest Iced Tea.

Photo by @visitsummerville

Welcome to the sweetest week ever. Celebrate Summerville and its history with free-to-attend events this week including the Sweet Tea Festival this Saturday, Sept. 17. We’re spilling the tea on all the sweet deets.

🍋 Sweet Tea Cocktail Contest & Hold My Tea Bar Crawl

Now through Saturday, get in the game by sipping on local sweet tea cocktails from these nine participating bars. Vote for your favorite on Instagram at @visitsummerville by liking the post featuring your favorite drink — earning the middle space on this bingo card.

Get seven spaces in a row or diagonal this week and redeem at the Summerville Visitor Center at 402 N. Main St. for a Summerville swag prize, while supplies last.

Pick up an official bingo punch card at a participating bar, Summerville Visitor Center, or download and print your own.

🍋 Sweet Tea Festival

Head to Hutchinson Square on Saturday for this annual festival celebrating Summerville as the birthplace of sweet tea. Downtown will be transformed into an open house + street fair with food trucks, local musicians, and unique vendors.

Of course, there will be plenty of sweet tea — aka the “Champagne of the South.” Help select the Tea of the Year by sampling + voting for your favorite.

Find out why it’s sweeter in Summerville this week. Before you go, read our Q+A with Tina Zimmerman, Director of Tourism for Greater Summerville, for an inside look at this charming small town.

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