Fourth of July events planned across county

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter

COUNTY — As Independence Day nears, Pickens County is preparing for a number of events celebrating America’s oldest holiday.

Clemson will kick off the festivities on July 3 with the 26th annual ClemsonFest. The event will be held at Spittoono field, located at 1569 Eighteen Mile Road in Central. The cost of the event is $5 per person or $10 per carload.

The gate will open at 5 p.m., and the festival will continue until 10 p.m. Carolina Coast Band will provide live entertainment starting at 6 p.m. and will continue until the fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Following the fireworks, the band will continue to play until close.

According to organizers, problems with entry and exit that affected last year’s event have been remedied this year, as three gates will be open to get attendees inside and parked smoothly. At least 1,750 cars will be able to park on the grounds — 75 percent more than last year. More information

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