Celebrating July Fourth in the Upstate

by Lacey Eibert Keigley

We’re all ready to celebrate July Fourth this year and TR and the Upstate area are full of fun opportunities to wear those reds, whites and blues!

 

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Here’s where you can celebrate this year:

 

Kid’s Bike Parade at Trailblazer Park

If you can handle the cuteness, you should come out on Saturday morning, July 3rd, to the TR Farmers Market for the annual Bike Parade.

This is the first major market event in TWO years and we are so excited we might burst!

Here’s the schedule at Trailblazer Park for Saturday, July 3.

 

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Photo by Travelers Rest Farmers Market

 

9:00 – Arrive and line up so that the parade judges, including TR’s mayor Brandy Hart Amidon, can judge the participants. 

9:15  – Parade Welcome and Winners Announcement 

There are two categories, Most Patriotic and Most Creative, and a $50 cash prize will be awarded to the winner of each category. 

Every parade participant will receive Common Pops after the parade!

9:20 – Parade begins! Parade participants will ride one lap around the festival lawn. 

Winners of the costume contests will go to the front of the line to lead the parade!

 

Fourth of July Celebration at Core 450

Take a lovely drive to Cherokee Valley and their brand new Core 450 restaurant.

 

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Starting at 6 pm on Saturday, July 3 there will be loads of activity at the club. If you’re not a member, the cost is $5.

Tickets for food and beverages will be available when you arrive and you’ll find walking tacos, pulled pork sundaes (I guess we’ve GOT to try this one!), street corn skewers, home made corn dogs, funnel cakes and popcorn.

As you dine you can enjoy the music because the Jack Greer Band will be playing. The kids can enjoy inflatables and fun activities designed just for them. And, to end the night, enjoy a fireworks extravaganza.

Fell free to call 864.689.3585 for more details.

 

July Fourth Parade

What’s more fun than a family parade?

Starting at 10 am on Sunday, July 4th morning, come to Clare’s Creamery and join the fun.

 

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The parade will begin in front of Clare’s Creamery at 1635 East North Street in Greenville and loop around the Overbrook neighborhood.

Make sure you decorate your bike or wagon for a chance to win a prize.

Fourth of July Celebration at Clearview Baptist Church

Head over to Clearview Baptist Church on Sunday at 6:30.

You’ll find hot dogs and other refreshments. There will be bouncy houses for the kids and fireworks that begin after dark! This is a free event and all are welcomed!

 

 

Red, White & Blue Ridge Community Celebration

Looking for a BBQ to join with your buddies?

Here you go!

Starting at 6 you can find all sorts of fun at Locust Hill Baptist Church.

 

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Enjoy BBQ and music from the one and only Jacob Johnson in this event’s fourth annual year. There will be a photo booth and shaved ice, water slides for kids and a giant fireworks show you won’t want to miss. The fireworks begin at 9:30!

 

A Star-Spangled Good Time

Here’s one that gets the kids playing! From 1 to 5 on Sunday, July 4th, the team at Palmetto Proper are hosting a fun family-friendly event.

 

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Get all the children together to listen to a book reading by local author from the book Eddie and the Fourth of July Party. Play in the indoor playground, enjoy festive arts and crafts and get the stars and stripes with face paint!

(Don’t forget your socks – they’re required for both adults and children inside the play area.)

All of the activities are included with your day pass.

 

Climb at Blue Ridge Fourth Celebration

Looking for a celebration without a BBQ – how about a different sort of party?

 

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Grab some pals and drive over to Climb at Blue Ridge! You can climb for FREE from 4 to 10 pm. The back porch will be open for hanging out between climbs or for non climbers. Try your skills at a Spikeball Tournament or tackle the giant slip and slide.

Fireworks will happen as the sun goes down around 9 pm.

 

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