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Special Events

In addition to our regular Opera House Event Season, we are extremely pleased to offer a series of Special Events ranging from music and movies to special rentals, performances, and outside events throughout downtown and the city. Please note that the events listed on this page are not eligible for the Membership discounts and may be in conjunction with other events in Historic Downtown Sumter.

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Homegrown People's Choice

May 2, 2024 •  7:30 PM

Once again, your favorite local musicians will take the stage in a benefit concert for The Sounds of Grace.  This spring concert has been titled People's Choice Homegrown.  You don’t want to miss the chance of seeing which songs have been requested and just how they will put their spin on things. 


Pre-Event tickets will go fast, so be sure to grab them soon.  Thank you for your continued support of Homegrown and The Sounds of Grace.

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Gymnastics Expo - Miss Libby's

May 18th, 2024

Miss Libby's Gymnastics Expo.

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Iris Festival Pageant

May 4, 2024 •  10:30 AM

The 25th Annual  Iris Festival Pageant will be held on May 4  at the famous Sumter Opera House for ages birth to 19 years old. Eight  Iris Queens , two Overall Iris Queens and Miss Swan lake will ride on the Iris Festival Parade float  and be introduced at the Iris Festival during Memorial Day Weekend.  Two  Overall Queens  will receive $100 cash , a beautiful  crown, rhinestone scepter,  embroidered sash,  trophy  and a gift.  All contestants will receive a participation gift and numerous additional awards are given in all age groups.

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Miss Libby's Dance Recitals

May 11th, 2024

Let Miss Libby's dance recital throwback to the era  you want to remember, with the songs that made you move!  It's a dance party and you are invited. please come dressed  from your favorite decade.  

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