City of Tega Cay Events & Celebrations
The City of Tega Cay is a recreational community offering a variety of events over the calendar year for people of all ages. From concerts, to festivals, ski shows, holiday celebrations and even a City Birthday Party! There is never a shortage of things to do.
- Christmas in Tega Cay
- Tega Cay Concert Series
- Movie in the Park
- Tega Cay Birthday and July 4th
- Catawba Fest
- Boos & Ghouls Halloween Party
- Best Dam Food Festival
Join us for an evening of holiday cheer at the Annual Lighting of the Tree! Join Council and Santa as they welcome Christmas to Tega Cay, then join us in the Glennon Center Ballroom for the Ugly Sweater Contest, Meet-and-greet Santa, Cocoa & Cookies and Caroling with the Tega Cay Community Choir and Tega Cay Music Association! Click here for more information after the tree lighting
The 2023 Tega Cay Concert Series will be held on April 15th, May 13th, June 10th, August 19th and September 16th. Each concert features live music, a beer garden, entertainment for the kids, and variety of food trucks. Click here to learn more of what you can expect each month.
In celebration of going back to school, Tega Cay families are invited to Runde Park on Saturday, August 26th for the first Movie in the Park!
Movie begins right at dark, so bring your chairs and blanket for an evening under the peninsula sky!
Concessions will be available for purchase by Dawg Daze Ice Cream.
Join us as we cheer on Mario and Princess Peach as they battle Bowser from conquering the world!
Super Mario Bros. Click here for the movie trailer.
Tega Cay's 2023 4th of July Celebration "Let Freedom Ring" Festivities was a multi-day event to observe our Nation and City's 41st Birthday!
Thank you to everyone that came out to enjoy the three days of celebration!
Below is a list of folks that came out to help make this a memorable event.
The Tega Cay Veterans Association, Carmen Miller Group, Tega Cay Lion's Club, Carolina Ski Team Ski Show, Tow Boat US, The Goat Boater Lake Wylie, Boy Scout Troop 250, Fort Mill Ford, CN2 News and Carolina Golf Cars.
Specials thanks to individuals taking time out of their holiday including singing the National Anthem Cynthia Striegel, welcome by Ben Buchanan, Cliff Nichols Photography and Photo Booths, and Community Volunteers Robert Braun, Carol Pilarczk and Tina Stokes.
Thank you to Tega Cay Mayor Chris Gray and City Council for supporting the July 4th festivities and all events throughout the year.
We appreciate City Manager Charlie Funderburk and Deputy Manager Joey Blethen in supporting city staff to create an unforgettable event.
A grand thank you to our city staff - Tega Cay Fire Department under the direction of Fire Chief Glyn Hasty, Tega Cay Police Department under the direction of Chief Joey Crosby, City Social Media Specialist Gretchen Kalar, Parks and Recreation Department under the direction of Dustin Overton and the Public Works Department under the direction of Tim Gillette in providing a safe experience and communicating all the happenings.
Our city staff continues to strive in providing the best of experiences in a safe environment.
Planning has already begun! See you all in 2024!
Photos courtesy of Cliff Nichols, Fire Chief Hasty.
The City of Tega Cay Events would like to thank everyone who came out and supported Catawba Fest! In its second year, Catawba Fest was greeted with the collision of summer to fall with rain until 10 am where the artisans and crafters, business and food vendors brought their wares out to create a great shopping experience.
The mission of Catawba Fest is to promote and enrich the fabric of the City of Tega Cay by focusing on the development of the city image, creating a safe destination of community spirit for visitors and residents, while encouraging retail promotions for economic growth while celebrating the town’s growing history.
In partnership with the city’s Hall of Fame Community Sponsors: Carmen Miller Group, Dick's Sporting Goods and Piedmont Medical Center, Catawba Fest featured an arts and crafts show, an eating contest, a FREE kid’s zone and a cool selection of entertainment locally and across the region.
Special thanks to community volunteers Tony McIntyre and Robert Braun for hosting the Smokin’ Ed’s Stage where kids ages 7 to adult competed in the pumpkin pie eating competitions, hottest wing competition and mini-Bundt cakes. Special thanks to Ed Currey owner of PuckerButt Pepper Company, Vanessa Wood of Tega Cay Bundt Cakes and Shannon Thomas of Southern Solutions.
Thank you to our Community Volunteer Carol and Jason Pilarcyzk for working with the Fort Mill Beta Club Students who were super fantastic as vendor assistance.
The heartbeat of the festival began and ended with city staff. The Parks and Rec Department’s Joe Hedgepath, Brian Baker, Charles James, Paul Bartoloeta , Lawrence Friend, JR Cauthen, Daniel Parrish, Matt Saunders lead by Director Dustin Overton. Public Works Department’s Jeremy Hutchison, Chris Richards, Damion Spears, Anthony Arnette, Fred Wylie and Lawrence Singletary. Social Media/Information Specialist Gretchen Kalar became a staple of the event as she assisted vendors from morning into the events while maintaining a social media presence.
Thank you so much to the Tega Cay Fire and Police Departments for maintaining the safety of the event through site safety and vendor inspections while assisting vendors during the soggy morning load-in.
Thank you to everyone who came out to support Catawba Fest. Though the day began with rain, the day began to clear early morning lifting spirits with fantastic shopping, music by the Gold Hill Middle School, eating competitions and community spirit.
We look forward to seeing you all next year mid-October for the 3rd Annual Catawba Fest!
If you would like to join in as a vendor, please contact email@example.com to add your name to the vendor list.
The City of Tega Cay celebrated the arrival of Fall with the Inaugural Boos and Ghouls Trunk-or-Treat Halloween Party featuring a costume contest, pumpkin carving contest, tailgating vendors and treats!
In partnership with the Annual Tega Cay Lions Club Costume Parade the event was held on Halloween from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm in the Glennon Center lower level parking lot.
See you all on Halloween Night 2024 for another night of boo-ti-ful fun!
COMING THIS SPRING
Best Dam Food Festival
Saturday, May 18, 2024
2 pm - 10 pm
Catawba Park (by the dam)
Headline Band - 24K Bruno Mars Tribute
More to come!