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.

Participate In the Strut

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. Last but not least, you will have two amazing bands live on the main stage, an outdoor amplifier in the middle of our beautiful park. The concert and corresponding lazer light show is ALWAYS FREE!!

Check back soon to see who our 2021 performers will be.

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!

But the entertainment on the main stage is not the only entertainment you can expect at the Irmo Okra Strut. We encourage you to walk the entire park for a day of food, art, shopping and fun! We are proud to offer you a large selection of local artisans to shop all day Saturday, you never know what you may find, especially great for those who like unique gifts! While you are walking, shopping and eating you will run into lots of activities including free craft activities Under The Canopy. You are highly likely to find a one man band, a trio of guitarists or get your face painted while checking out all the cool stuff we have Saturday at the Strut. Don’t forget to collect all the freebies given out by our sponsors and local businesses!

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!

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 Okra 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

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