29th Annual Yemassee Shrimp Festival and the Grand Slam Concert in the Park!


YEMASSEE, SC – The Yemassee Shrimp Festival is back and better than ever with its 29th annual celebration, and this year, we're excited to introduce our first-ever Grand Slam Concert in the Park! We invite you to join us for an unforgettable evening of music, food, and fun on Friday, September 15, and Saturday, September 16, at the Yemassee Municipal Complex, Yemassee, SC. Festival Kickoff Celebration 6pm on Friday.

Special thanks to our top sponsors for making this event possible: Southern Business Digest, Press & Standard, Genesis Healthcare, Inc, Xfinity / Comcast, Bee City Zoo, and Rotary Club of Hampton County.

What to Expect:


       -  Fennell Elementary School, 131 Yemassee Hwy.

       -  Field ext to Dollar General, 201 Yemassee Hwy.

       - (Friday Only) Harold Peeples Athletic Park, 29240 Pocotaligo Rd.

Trolley Service- Palmetto Breeze will provide Trolley Service throughout the event, running every fifteen minutes from noon to 11:00 PM on Friday and Saturday. Pick-up locations include the Municipal Complex (Festival location), Harold Peeples Athletic Park on Friday, Fennell Elementary School, and Dollar General.

Click Here for a Map of the Locations

Accommodations: Red Roof Inn - Yemassee is offering discounted rates for festival attendees; call (843) 410-0636 just mention the Yemassee Shrimp Festival when booking your stay.

Food: Enjoy delicious offerings from food trucks, drinks and a beer vendor will be on-site.

Vendors: Craft, Art, Gifts and more!

Fun for the Kids: This year, we're thrilled to introduce a new Fun Zone for kids, featuring unique attractions to make their festival experience unforgettable.


          - Yemassee Shrimp Festival Kiddie Parade, Friday 5:15 PM

          - Yemassee Shrimp Festival Parade, Saturday 10 AM ;

             o   Grand Marshal – Pastor Wila E Young Priester

             o   Yemassee Shrimp Festival Pageant Winners Ryleigh Alyssa Mixson and  Mariah-Ann Nickole Drawdy

Shows: Pirates Dream with Darrell Russell, Palmetto Dance Center, TJ Levi Wood Carving, EU41A Quartet

Yemassee Shrimp Festival 5k – Saturday at 8am, $25, Starts the Municipal Center

Music:  Friday: DJ Jenny Garvin, Motown Band Fresh Vibes and Saturday: DJ Jenny Garvin

Grand Slam Concert in the Park with Jason Lee Cook and Cody Webb

            -  Saturday September 16; Gates open at 3:00 PM; Concert Starts: 5:00 PM

            -  Jason Lee Cook (5:00 PM) and Cody Webb and band (8:00 PM)

            -  Stage at Harold Peeples Athletic Park, 29240 Pocotaligo Rd.

            -  Advance Tickets: $20 each (Available at Municipal Complex), Gate: $25

            -  Payment Methods: Cash and card accepted.

            -  Food truck and Beer vendor will be available; BYO Food and Drink allowed

            -  No Grills for safety reasons at this event.

            -  Bring your own lawn chair.

            -  Mechanical Bull will be here for entertainment.

About the Yemassee Shrimp Festival - The Yemassee Shrimp Festival is an annual celebration that brings together the Yemassee community and visitors to enjoy delicious shrimp, live entertainment, and family-friendly activities. Now in its 29th year, the festival continues to grow and evolve, offering a unique blend of traditions and new experiences.

For more information and updates, please visit https://www.townofyemassee.org/ and click on Shrimp Festival or contact Lori Mixson at (843) 589-2565 Ext. 2. Make sure to follow the event on Facebook at Yemassee Shrimp Festival.

Full Schedule of Events: 
Friday, September 15 Events:

Municipal Complex
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Shaggin' with Seniors
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Non-profit Information Booths in Fire Station Bay
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Bingo in Fire Bay
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM: Kids Fun Zone
5:15 PM: Kiddie Parade
6:00 PM: Festival Kick Off
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM: DJ Jenny Garvin
8:00 PM - 11:30 PM: Motown Band Fresh Vibes

Saturday, September 16 Events: 

Municipal Complex
8:00 AM – Yemassee Shrimp Festival 5K
10:00 AM – Yemassee Shrimp Festival Parade
11:00 AM – 11: 30 PM - Kids Fun Zone
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Pirates Dream with Darrell Russell
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM – Palmetto Dance Center
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – TJ Levi Wood Carving 
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM - EU4IA Quartet
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM - Pirates Dream with Darrell Russell
6:00 PM – 11:30 – DJ Jenny Garvin

Grand Slam Concert in the Park with Jason Lee Cook and Cody Webb
3:00 PM - Gates open
5:00 PM - Concert Starts
5:00 PM - Jason Lee Cook
8:00 PM - Cody Webb and band