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    Things To Do Around Columbia Aug 25 2017 – Sept 4 2017


    If your kids have the back to school blues, what better what to lift their spirits than an entertaining day celebrating the great times of summer? York, SC is hosting its 34th Summerfest, held every year on the fourth Saturday of August. That puts the festive date on August 26. However, a golf tournament, a kick-off concert, and a moonlight bike ride will be occurring on Friday, August 25. There are multiple different fun activities one can participate in Saturday. This includes a 5K and 10K run, a car show, a trick dog show, a live performance on the beach, water slides, a talent show, and tethered hot air balloon flights. Festivities begin at 10:00 am and end at 9:00 pm on Friday, and from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm on Saturday. The best part of everything is that it’s completely free! Click here for more information.


    Yet another big festival is being held fairly soon! The Chapin Labor Day Festival and Parade occurs September 2-4. On Saturday, the Chapin Downtown Farmer’s Market will be held from 9 am – 12 pm. The market promotes the idea behind healthy eating and exercise. The festival includes many venders, live music by Curt London, and a 30-minute cardio class led by fitness instructor Cynthia Sheppard. On Sunday, a concert will be performed by Anthony Charles and the Blues Dolphins Street party at 7 pm. It is encouraged to bring a lawn chair, or towel to sit on, however they ask viewers to restrain from bringing any coolers. The final day, Monday, holds the most options for activities. The Labor Day parade begins at 9:30 am. There will also be games, face painting, and a bouncy house for kids on Clark Street. Other activities include live music, a classic car show, the Chapin Public Library Annual Book Sale, a model train exhibit, and vendors where one can find a bunch of delicious foods. Click here for more information.


    There is so much live music to be heard at the midsummer festival on Friday, August 25th. There are two parts to the event. The first part, the community festival, is from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Many different food trucks will be present, serving belgian waffles, BBQ, wurst sausages, seafood, and Pelican’s Snowballs. Artists Prettier than Matt, Post-Timey String Band, and Slim Pickens will be preforming on the local stage. The first part is free admission. The second part is from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm and is a live performance of Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors. This band is a mix of folk, rock, country, and pop. Their instruments include the unique sounds of harmonica, upright bass, and banjo. They have performed in seven countries and their songs have been played in over fifty television productions. Tickets are twelve dollars in advance and fifteen dollars the day of the show. Click here for more information.


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