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Stop by Summerville for the 2024 Dolphin Dash

Summerville, South Carolina, known for its charm and community spirit, is a delightful destination for visitors throughout the year. One of the highlights of the winter season is the Dolphin Dash, which is held annually in the streets of Summerville.


The Dolphin Dash is a wonderful 5k for all ages (including a fun run for those under 12) and the perfect way to spend time in Summerville. Join us as we explore everything there is to know about this event.

What is the Dolphin Dash in Summerville?

The Dolphin Dash in Summerville is a significant annual event that includes a 5K run/walk and a 1 Mile Kids Fun Run. Scheduled for February 3rd, 2024, this event takes place in the picturesque Newington neighborhood of Summerville, South Carolina.


This year, the Dolphin Dash will also feature the DolphinFest, a festival with various activities like vendor booths, jump castles, and food trucks. This festival occurs after the running events, offering a space for participants and spectators to relax, enjoy, and engage with the community.


Additionally, in a show of community spirit, the event is organized to support the Newington Elementary School P.T.A., with all proceeds going towards the school’s programs.

Hours and Location

The 2024 Dolphin Dash in Summerville is scheduled for Saturday, February 3, 2024. The event will be held at 10 King Charles Circle, Summerville, SC 29485, which is the location for both the 5K run/walk and the 1 Mile Kids Fun Run.


The schedule for the event is as follows:

  • Packet Pickup:
    1. On Friday, February 2nd, packets can be picked up from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    1. On race day, Saturday, February 3rd, packet pickup starts at 7 a.m.
  • Race Start Times:
    1. The 5K Run/Walk begins at 8 a.m.
    1. The 1 Mile Fun Run for kids starts at 9 a.m.

What are Some Other Winter Activities in the Summerville Area?

In addition to the Dolphin Dash, Summerville offers a variety of winter activities, especially around Hutchinson Square and downtown Summerville:

  1. Third Thursdays: On every third Thursday of the month, Historic Downtown Summerville transforms into a special marketplace from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. This event features local entertainment, craft vendors, and artisans, along with the extended hours of shops, boutiques, and restaurants.
  2. Art and Sculpture Tours: You can explore downtown Summerville with the B.I.R.D.S. Sculpture and Art Tour, which involves solving limericks to find bird sculptures around the town.
  3. Shopping and Window Shopping: Downtown Summerville is ideal for a leisurely day of shopping or window shopping, with its array of unique boutiques and charming local businesses.
  4. Outdoor Recreational Activities: Summerville also offers various parks and playgrounds for family-friendly activities. Jessen Boat Landing is perfect for a picnic and overlooks the scenic Ashley River, weather permitting.

Stop by Flowertown Bed and Breakfast During Your Next Trip to Summerville

Summerville, South Carolina, is one of the best places to relax, unwind, and enjoy the best of Southern charm.


As you plan your trip to Summerville for the Dolphin Dash or any delightful winter activities, consider enhancing your experience by staying at the Flowertown Bed and Breakfast. Located less than 10 minutes from the Dolphin Dash and near all of the best accommodations downtown, it’s the best place to stay in Summerville during your winter adventures.


If you’re interested in staying with us, check out our rooms to get started, and contact us about upcoming events and local amenities.

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