Irmo Okra Strut Festival
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We are excited to bring you the 48th Okra Strut in 2022

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 23rd 2022, 6:00pm – 11:00pm and runs all day Saturday September 24th 2022, 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 23rd starting around 6pm

Friday is the opening night of the strut. Starting at 6pm be ready to shake your booty to the local favorites, The Root Doctors taking the stage around 6pm. The night will end with our headliners Cowboy Mouth, self described as Rock & Roll gumbo from New Orleans.

Food will be freshly cooked and the beer will be ice cold all night until 11pm. The amusement rides will be running until 11pm, so bring the whole family on down for a great night!

Saturday at the Okra Strut Festival

Saturday, September 24th

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 48th Strut will be no different! Don’t forget to put the Okra Eating contest on your must watch list!


Starting around 6pm we are excited to announce our opening band OuterEgo! Bring your friends and family out for an enjoyable day of delicious food, cold drinks and amusement rides then towards the end of the night witness the authentic sound of legendary singer, songwriter and guitarist Corey Smith.

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 complete with a laser light show.

We hope you join us for the 48th 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