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Sumter, SC's Shaw Street Festival

The Sumter-Shaw Street Fest is organized each year by the city of Sumter to salute the men and women stationed at Shaw Air Force Base. The first Street Fest was held in 2002, and the fall event is considered the largest free party in the region. There are musical performances, games and activities for children, military displays, food and lots of fun.

Sumter County Cultural Complex is in the downtown residential historic district, and serves as an important venue for the visual and performing arts. It is anchored by Patriot Hall, a 1,100-seat auditorium that hosts concerts, dance and theatrical performances.

The adjacent Patriot Hall Gallery displays the work of artists with local connections, and leads directly into the Sumter County Gallery of Art, a modern facility with an avant-garde bent. Rounding out the Cultural Complex is the Sumter Little Theatre, a 100-seat venue built in black box style. It features an annual season that encompasses classic plays, musicals and children’s theater.

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