Williamston, SC  Season of Events 2017

Williamston, SC is a fun and exciting place to attend fun family oriented events. Join us for one or all! We have an exciting lineup for our 2017 Season of Festivals and Events in the Town of Williamston . . .

Traditional Events

We will be hosting our traditional events such as the Spring Water Festival which is now in its 36th year, coupled with the Pig in the Park barbeque festival, and the Homesteading Festival, which is gaining in popularity due to its hands-on demonstrations and organic offerings.

New Events

This year we will also be introducing three new events.
First, we will have the HOWDY clean-up day. It stands for “Hands on Williamston Day, Y’all” and will engage our residents and visitors in downtown beautification.
Next, we will have “Picnic in the Park” held on the second Saturday of the month, starting in June. This event will encourage folks to get out and enjoy the Park and its natural amenities, and features such as the gazebos, walking trail, and playground.
Third, we will be adding a Jazz Series in the fall. It will bring jazz and blues music to the Park on three separate Saturdays. Plan on coming out to a laid-back evening of good music and great food!

Special Event – Solar Eclipse Tailgate and Viewing

Observers in Downtown Williamston will see approximately 2 minutes and 36 seconds of total eclipse!
In Williamston the partial phase of the eclipse will occur at 1:09:15 pm and total eclipse will start at 2:37:59 pm.
Bring your tent, food and drinks and watch the Eclipse in one of the best and longest viewing areas in the country!
The Solar Eclipse Tailgate will be in an open area located on ballfield in downtown Williamston, SC.
Free Eclipse Viewing Glasses (while they last), Eclipse Information, Music with DJ, Lawn Games, Prize Drawings, Ice Cream and Sno-Cone Vendors, Fire Truck water spray.
New Fall Event – Jazz Series
Envision Williamston and the Town of Williamston will host a Jazz Series this fall in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park.
The 2017 Jazz Series in Historic Williamston will be held on the third Saturday of each month beginning September 16 with Steve G and the Jrs (Quartet) from Greenville. Also scheduled are James Hammel and Friends (Trio) from Asheville, NC on October 21 and Steve Watson and Band (Quartet) from Greenville on November 18. Organizers invite you to bring a blanket, lawn chair cooler and enjoy these featured jazz artists in the intimate outdoor setting of the Amphithearter in the park. All three events will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m.

What Else?

A lot more is happening in the Town as well. If you have not been to Williamston in a while, you might not recognize it!
We have a program called “Adopt a Rest Stop” where local business owners are adding park benches, planters and flowers to the downtown area.
We also have a Façade Improvement program that is giving our downtown storefronts a new facelift. In addition, we have a MS Challenge program that is encouraging entrepreneurs to join our town, like the Chocolatier in downtown Anderson.
This year we are also adding a new Historical Walking Tour Guide. The guide will offer four (4) loops that showcase historical sites and landmarks for residents and guests to visit.
So, come on out and Explore the Town of Williamston!

Williamston, SC Season of Events 2017


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