Local Events in the Upstate and Clinton, SC August 2016

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24 Hour Musical

If you live in South Carolina and are looking for an exciting summer theatre event, the website for the 24 Hour Musical reveals that the third annual 24 Hour Musical will be taking place from August 5 to 6 at Anderson University’s Daniel Recital Hall.

Do you believe that theatre has the ability to make a difference in the world, changing lives for the better? That is precisely what the 24 Hour Musical aims to do as it creates “unifying, uplifting community experiences” and introduces “exciting new challenges for theatre artists.” Since 2014, this fantastic organization has been putting together what it describes as a “full-scale, Broadway-style musical production in only 24 hours.” Yes, you read that correctly: the entire show comes together in just one day!

Bringing together a group of collaborative artists and volunteers from the area, 24 Hour Musical promises to bring lighthearted summer entertainment to South Carolina residents and visitors while also raising money for a good cause. Funding for the program comes entirely from fundraisers, sponsors, and donations, and all of the proceeds will go to the Developmental Center for Exceptional Children (DCEC). It is free to attend, and all members of the community are welcome. Join us for a night of good theatre for a good cause!

Event Details at a Glance:

Event: 24 Hour Muscial

Date: August 5 to 6

Where: Anderson University’s Daniel Recital Hall

316 Boulevard
Anderson, SC 29621


South Carolina Peanut Party

Did you know that boiled peanuts are the official South Carolina State Snack Food? Whether you are a long-time fan of boiled peanuts or have just learned about this tasty snack, you do not want to miss the 35th Annual South Carolina Peanut Party! On August 12 and 13, this once-a-year event will bring together South Carolina residents and visitors from across the state to the Lexington County area for music, food, amusements, crafts, and a parade. Located in Pelion, the South Carolina Peanut Party helps to showcase the ways in which the town has grown over the last three decades in business and industry, as well as in education.

The festivities begin on Friday, August 12, from 5:00 to 11:00PM. Activities start up again on Saturday morning and run all day from 8:00AM to 11:00PM. The Peanut Party is located at 951 Pine Street in Pelion at the Pelion Community Center. In case this will be your first visit, it is located across the street from the fire station and right next door to Shumpert’s IGA. There are no gate fees.

Proceeds from the Peanut Party help to provide student scholarships and to support organizations such as the PHS band program, the Pelion community center, the Pelion Branch public library, and the annual Christmas Tree for Children fund.

Event Details at a Glance:

Event: South Carolina Peanut Party

Date: August 12 and 13

Time: August 12 from 5:00 to 11:00PM, August 13 from 8:00AM to 11:00PM

Where: 951 Pine Street, Pelion, SC 29123

 


Upper South Carolina State Fair

What will you be doing in late August and early September? Why not plan a visit to the Upper South Carolina State Fair? The 2016 dates for the Upper SC State Fair run August 25 through September 5 in Easley, SC. The activities are located at the Upper South Carolina State Fairgrounds, or Greenville Pickens Speedway. If you are using a GPS to reach the fair, the physical address is 3804 Calhoun Memorial Hwy. The gates open at 4:00PM on weekdays and at 12:00PM noon on weekends.

Planning to bring your kids to the fair? That is a great idea! Children under the age of two get in free, and the Upper South Carolina State Fair has so many offerings for kids. If your children are excited to see animals, Baird’s Petting Zoo and Wolves of the World are fantastic opportunities for kids of all ages to get up close and personal with wildlife and farm animals. Pig racing is also a popular event, along with the Ken Treadway Rodeo. And don’t forgot about the thrilling rides at the fair!

Information about the 2016 Upper SC State Fair wristband pricing will be coming soon. You do not want to miss the excitement at this year’s fair!

Event Details at a Glance:

Event: Upper South Carolina State Fair

Date: August 25 through September 5

Time: 4:00PM weekdays, 12:00PM noon weekends

Where: Greenville Pickens Speedway

3800 Calhoun Memorial Hwy, Easley, SC 29642


Williamston Spring Water Festival

The 35th Annual Spring Water Festival is coming to Williamston, SC on August 26-27, 2016. You do not want to miss the exciting activities taking place at this year’s festival! The party starts on Friday night, August 26, with beach music featuring the Royal Scotsmen Band and the Carolina Coast Band. All music, food, craft vendors, and children’s rides will open for business at 6:00PM. The opening ceremonies will begin bright and early on Saturday, August 27, at 9:40AM. You do not want to miss a full day’s worth of gospel music, live and onstage at the Center Stage starting at 10:00AM.

For country music fans, a nationally known classic country artist will be performing a free show on the second night of the festival! Make sure you get to the Spring Water Festival by 6:00PM on Saturday for a thrilling performance.

And do not forget about the 2016 Spring Water Run! The nearly annual 5K Spring Water Run is coming back this year and will take place on Saturday, August 27. The race begins at 7:45AM. If you want to register, you should know that pre-registration ends August 21. Advance registration costs $20, and the price will go up to $25 on the day of the race.

Event Details at a Glance:

Event: Williamston Spring Water Festival

Date: August 26-27

Time: August 26 at 6:00PM, August 27 at 9:40AM

Where: Mineral Spring Park, Williamston, SC


Mutt Strut

Do you have a dog that enjoys taking brisk walks or runs? Do you want to spend a weekend morning this summer helping to benefit a local humane society? You do not want to miss the 5th Annual Mutt Strut! This two-mile run/walk is the largest dog-friendly race in South Carolina, and 100 percent of all proceeds from the event benefit the Greenville Humane Society. What if you do not have a dog and you still want to participate? No problem at all! You can run or walk in the race even if a dog will not accompany you.

The race starts at 8:30AM sharp on August 27, and it begins and ends in the “Mutt Market.” Where is the “Mutt Market”? It is located at Greenville Tech’s Barton Campus, 506 S. Pleasantburg Drive. Team registration ends on August 24. Individual walk-up registration goes through August 26, and individual can also register the day of the race until 8:00AM. If you are planning to register with a team, be sure to get your registration in on time.

If you simply want to attend the race and cheer on the runners, everyone in your family is welcome! There will be free food, life music, and even life entertainment for your pets! The Greenville Humane Society is the second-largest no-kill animal facility in the Southeastern United States.

Event Details at a Glance:

Event: Mutt Strut

Date: August 27

Time: 8:30AM

Where: Greenville Tech’s Barton Campus

506 S. Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville, SC 29607


The Big Float

Do you enjoy recreation on the water? Are you looking for a family-friendly activity for the summer? You should consider The Big Float! According to a press release from South Carolina Living, the 2016 Big Float will be the second annual event that allows family and friend to get together for a leisurely float down the Savannah River.

This year, the Big Float will take place on August 27 and will begin at 9:00AM in North Augusta, South Carolina. You should be ready to launch by 10:00AM. What is the fee to enter? A mere $30 will get you entry to the Big Float and the after party, a shuttle ride to the launch, and a free beer and barbeque meal after the float!

What boat should you bring? Most boats and rafts are welcome! If you have a kayak or a canoe, you are welcome to float! Do you want to bring a stand-up paddleboard or an inner tube? Those are welcome, too! Even participants with homemade rafts are welcome for the Big Float. You should bring your own life jacket and water bottle, and be sure to keep the river clean. Most importantly, come to the Big Float to have a good time outdoors!

Event Details at a Glance:

Event: The Big Float

Date: August 27

Time: 9:00AM

Where: Savannah Riverkeeper Office, North Augusta, SC

Cost: $30


Olde South Ball

Do you long to return to the glamorous days of the Olde South? You do not want to miss The Olde South Ball, or, as the website describes it, “An Old-Fashioned War Between the States Ball.” The event will take place this year on August 27, and tickets cost $69.00 per person. In the classic Olde South style, however, some guests may be eligible for the “Single Gentlemen Discount” of $54.00 per person. If you are thinking about attending, you should be sure to get your tickets on the early side. The deadline is August 19, but there is a limited amount of tickets available.

What do you get for the price of your registration? That ticket cost will provide you with a glorious night of both supper and dancing! You’ll have the opportunity to dance to the award-winning music of the Blue Ridge Rounders, with calling by Timeless Dance. Yet supper and dancing is not all that the Olde South Ball has to offer. Indeed, there is also a silent auction, with proceeds benefitting the Calvary Home for Children in Anderson, SC, and an Olde South Bazaar where guests can shop for unique handicrafts.  

Don’t be late! The Ball begins at 5:30PM, and the Formal Southern Supper will start at 6:15PM sharp until dancing begins at 7:30PM. What should you wear? Gentlemen should arrive in 1860s period military uniforms or formalwear, and ladies should arrive in 1860s period ball gowns or modest formalwear.

Event Details at a Glance:

Event: The Olde South Ball

Date: August 27

Time: 5:30PM

Where: Spartanburg Marriott

299 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306

Cost: $69.00


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