Irmo Okra Strut
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We are excited to bring you the 47th Okra Strut in 2021

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 24th 2021, 6:00pm – 11:00pm and runs all day Saturday September 25th 2021, 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 Precautions

We are encouraging everyone in attendance for the Okra Strut Friday and Saturday to follow our Covid precautions.  To learn more click here! 

Friday at the Okra Strut Festival

Friday, September 24th starting around 6pm

Friday is the opening night of the strut. Starting at 6pm, it is known as the dance night at this free music festival. Food will be fresh cooked and the beer will be ice cold. The amusement rides will be running until 11pm with ride all night specials. 

This year we welcome to back to the stage, The Finesse Band with Terence Young as our Friday Night Headliners!! A local favorite that always get the crowd dancing! 

Opening for The Finesse Band is American Idol Winner, Candice Glover!! 


Saturday at the Okra Strut Festival

Saturday, September 25th

Saturday at the Strut starts bright and early with our Annual Irmo Okra Strut Parade starting at 9am. We take over a major road in our town and put on the biggest and longest running parade in the state of South Carolina. So grab a seat and plan to be on St Andrews and Lake Murray Blvd before 9!

Then right after the parade the fun will start over at the park. From 10am until 4pm, we have a full day of fun performers on the main stage. Over the years we have had everything from Double Dutch teams to Marionettes and all performances in between take our stage and we are sure the 47th Strut will be no different! Don’t forget to put the Okra Eating contest on your must watch list!

For the Saturday Night Music Series we are excited to welcome to the stage Sister Hazel. Originating from Gainesville, FL, Sister Hazel is comprised of five gifted, seasoned musicians whose well-spring of natural talent has been called “one of the Top 100 Most Influential Independent Performers of the last 15 years” by Performing Songwriter Magazine. Song “All for You,” topped the adult alternative charts during the summer of 1997 and the success propelled their album to platinum status.  Since then, the band has become firmly established not only in rock and alternative music, but now in country with four back-to-back Billboard Top Country Albums Chart entries along with making their debut on the most revered stage in country music, the Grand Ole Opry. They have most recently co-produced a cleverly themed EP compilation series entitled “Elements,” that includes a bonus seventh track that continued throughout the series.

Opening for Sister Hazel will be the TikTok Star Cooper Alan! We will be holding a Meet and Greet for a few lucky fans with Cooper Allen before the music starts on Saturday night.

Plan the Perfect Date Night!

Saturday night at the Sturt is a great evening for a beautiful date outside under the canopy. With one of the largest collections of food trucks or vendors in the area you can have a nice dinner of crab legs or a turkey leg with a side of fried okra! Then you can grab a tasty dessert to feed that sweet tooth or head over to the beer tent for a fresh poured local beer. The Saturday night musical acts begin around 6pm with Sister Hazel as our headliner for 2021!

We hope you join us for the 47th Annual Irmo Okra Strut. It is always a fun time and so jammed packed of stuff to do. Keep checking back for more as we finish planning this year!

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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

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