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    The state of South Carolina has an incredibly rich culture in agriculture and art. On Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25, Fairfield County is hosting an Agriculture and Art tour. The tour is completely free of charge and is self-guided. There are over ten different locations one can visit in order to immerse themselves in the culture. Because this tour is self-guided, one can choose any number of locations and visit them in any order for as long as needed. Artisans will also be present at each location to provide more information on each location and to present their expertise. To make the experience more enjoyable, bring friends and family and pack some snacks for along the way. If you’re not able to make this particular tour, there are many other counties who host similar events in later weekends. Click here for more information.


    You don’t have to be young to participate in physical activity. Adults older than 21, especially seniors, are invited to be a part of the event Strong to the Finish – Senior Mile. The event is only fifteen dollars, including a light lunch from PDQ, a custom medal, and periodic, inspirational treats along the mile walk. At the end of the mile, there will be finish line photos and Brooke Brittian, a DHEC Healthy Cooking Partner, will introduce their “Walk With Ease” Program during lunch. Participants are encouraged to remember that this is not a competition, purely a encouraging activity that emphasizes the theme “The Tortoise and the Hare”. The event will occur on Wednesday, June 28 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Garners Ferry Adult Activity Center. Click here for more information.

    Start celebrating Independence Day early on Saturday, July 1 on Lake Murray. The celebration includes a boat parade and a fireworks show at night. The boat parade is open to anyone who wants to participate. Follow this year’s theme of “A Star Spangled Creation” and decorate your boat with red, white, and blue, stripes and stars, and an abundance of American nationality. It is encouraged to officially register your boat in the parade, which will occur from 12:00pm-12:30pm. The parade begins at Bomb Island and heads in the direction of the dam. The best place to view the boats is from Park Sites at the Dam or simply by boat. Each boat that enters the parade has a chance to win best boat of them all! The fireworks will take off from Dreher Island and Spence Island. One can view the fireworks by boat or land. Click here for more information.

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