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Welcome to The Festival On The Avenue

The 2017 Festival is set for April 6th - 8th. This Sumter, SC Festival celebrates the South Sumter Community through performances and events which reflect both traditional African and African-American art forms. There are a wide range of performances including gospel, jazz, reggae, rap music, dance, drum lines as well as storytelling, visual arts, crafts, chalk-art competitions, discussion groups, poetry, food vendors, and other street-side fun.


Thursday, April 6, 2017
The Living Museum
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Mt Zion Enrichment Center
Fulton Street
Friday, April 7, 2017
6th Annual Golf Tournament
8:00 a.m. Shotgun Start
(4)-Man Captain’s Choice Format
Crystal Lakes Golf Course Sumter, SC
A Taste of Soul on the Avenue
LIVE MUSIC 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
South Sumter Farmer’s Market
next to the South Sumter Resource Center
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Festival on the Avenue Parade
Begins 10:00 a.m.
Corner of South Main & Bartlette Street
Food, Music & Fun
For the Whole Family

10:00 – 4:00 p.m. Manning Avenue