Irmo Okra Strut Festival
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We are excited to bring you the 49th Okra Strut in 2023

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 29th 2023, 6:00pm – 11:00pm and runs all day Saturday September 30th 2023, 9:00am – 10:00pm (Night Time Music Series starts roughly at 6pm both days.) Located at the Irmo Community Park, 7473 Church St. Irmo, South Carolina 29063.

Participate In the Strut

Friday at the Okra Strut Festival

Friday, September 29rd starting around 7pm

Friday is the opening night of the strut. Starting at 7:30pm be ready to shake your booty to the local favorites, The Root Doctors taking the stage around 7:30pm. 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!

Friday September 23rd Line-up

-Main Stage-

Starting @ 7:30 PM
The Root Doctors
Followed by
Cowboy Mouth

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. 

Saturday September 24th Lineup

-Main Stage-

11:00 AM – Irmo Music Academy
12:15 PM – BGR8 Martial Arts
12:30 PM – Kids Okra Eating Contest
12:40 PM – SC Christian Dance School
12:50 PM – Premier Martial Arts
1:05 PM – Brandon Lee Magic Show
1:20 PM – Irmo Theater Company
2:00 PM – Legacy Martial Arts
3:00 PM – Freeway Music of Irmo
After 6:00 PM / OuterEgo
Opening for Corey Smith

-Richland County Hospitality Tax Stage-

10:30-11:30 AM – Conduct the Phil with the South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra
2:00-2:30 PM – Nursery Road Elementary School Drum Circle
4:00-4:15 PM – Brandon Lee Magic Show
5:00-6:00 PM – Columbia Operatic Laboratory

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 Strut 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 49th Annual Irmo Okra Strut. It is always a fun time and so jammed packed with 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