Lexington Medical Center's
Irmo Okra Strut

Is Back for it's 47th Year as the Best Free Music Festival in South Carolina

The Irmo Okra Strut Festival is free to the public thanks to our sponsors! Individual fees apply for rides, amusements and food/drink. The family fun, live music, and all the goodness that is Okra begins: Friday September 25th 2020, 6:00pm – 11:00pm and runs all day Saturday September 26th 2020, 9:00am – 10:00pm (Night Time Music Series starts roughly at 6pm both days.) Located at the Irmo Community Park, 7507 Eastview Dr. Irmo, South Carolina 29063. 

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Covid-19 Update

The Irmo Okra Strut Commission is busy planning the 47th Lexington Medical Center Irmo Okra Strut with support from state and local officials. We are excited to announce we will be holding a small town festival this year with safety measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

At 9AM Saturday, September 26th, we’ll honor essential workers with a parade on St. Andrews Road. Social distancing and safety measures will be required of all participants and there will be plenty of room for spectators to spread out appropriately.

After the parade, at Irmo Town Park, we’ll be celebrating the Irmo Community and our willingness to make it through this together. Irmo Town Park is right next to the Irmo Police Department and Irmo Town Hall, a location more easily accessible to walking traffic than our permanent home at Irmo Community Park. We will have live music and a small selection of your past food vendor favorites. We’ll also invite a few of our top sponsors to exhibit, but this year won’t have the large selection of business, crafters and amusement.

Due to the uncertainty of this time we hope you keep in mind these plans are still subject to change. We will do all we can to ensure you have hand washing stations, hand sanitizer, masks and adequate space to help with social distancing. If you do not feel safe coming, we understand and hope to see you next year. We thank you for all of your continued support of the Irmo Okra Strut!

What is the Okra Strut? 

This free festival has been a southern favorite for 47 years. What started as a way for the Lake Murray-Irmo Woman’s Club to raise money for a new library, has turned in to a spectacular event to end each summer. With beautiful Lake Murray and the Riverbanks Zoo nearby, the Okra Strut is the perfect addition to your end of summer vacation in wonderful Columbia, South Carolina. Find out more about the history of the strut today.

Visiting From Out of Town?

The Irmo Okra Strut Festival is the perfect festival to end your summer. Whether you grew up eating Okra or can’t stand the green pods, we have food and drinks options you will love!  If you are traveling from out of town, our festival is always a blast and full of many southern specialties. Conveniently located just a few miles from the beautiful Lake Murray means you have lodging options that include everything from camping to boutique hotels. No matter where you choose you lay your head you can expect southern hospitality, homemade food and never ending sweet tea. Our community welcomes you and your family to join us for a stay.

Participate In the Okra Strut

The Irmo Okra Strut is looking for Southern Artist, Entertainers, Food Truck and Businesses to help us make the 47th Irmo Okra Strut even better than the last 46! We pride ourselves on our Saturday Craft Market as a great shopping experience for the whole family, and a refreshing way to start off your holiday shopping. If you have art or crafts that you would like to sell please sign up to exhibit in our festival! We support the local arts!

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With so much packed into two days, you may want to follow us on Facebook so you can see all the great things we have for you to experience! 

Get in Touch

The Irmo Okra Strut is put on by volunteers that meet monthly at the Irmo Town Hall. We welcome you to join us at one of our monthly meetings. Or contact us at info@okrastrut.com

Send all mail to: P.O. Box 406 Irmo, SC 29063