July 4 events planned this weekend


COUNTY — Pickens County is ready to celebrate the nation’s independence, with a number of events planned throughout the July 4 weekend.


Although Clemson officials had planned to bring the annual celebration downtown after several years in Central, ClemsonFest will not be taking place this year, according to Greater Clemson Chamber of Commerce officials.



The city of Easley will host a two-day festival in Old Market Square.

Beginning at 4 p.m. this Saturday, July 3, the square’s amphitheater will host concerts from local bands including Carolina Highway, The Flashbacks, Mark Webb Jr. and Song Band Upstate.

On Sunday, July 4, Ansley Burns will perform at the amphitheater at 4 p.m., followed by Joe Lasher at 5:30 p.m. and Colt Ford at 8 p.m.

The amphitheater will also host multiple Ultimate Air Dog shows both days. See for the Ultimate Air Dog show schedule.

Fireworks will begin at 9:45 p.m. Sunday.



Liberty will present its Love My Liberty July 4 celebration beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Liberty Recreation Stadium. The event will feature hot dogs, water, snow cones, kids’ games, music and fireworks.



The city of Pickens will host a free concert and fireworks show Saturday, July 3, at the city’s amphitheater on West Main Street. Carolina Beggars will perform from 6-8:30 p.m. and the concert will be followed by the fireworks.

The Market at the Mill will hold its third annual charity bike run and bike show rain or shine from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, July 3.

The bike run entry fee is $20. Entries do not have to be bikes. Everyone is welcome.

Entry fee for the indoor bike show is $10 per bike. Bikes should be entered by 11 a.m., and trophies will be awarded at 5 p.m. Trophies will be given for first, second and third place and best in show.

Giveaways of $500 in cash and $250 in Market Bucks will be held at 4 p.m. Bike show entries will qualify for the cash drawing. All proceeds will go to assist a military veteran.


Six Mile

Six Mile will hold its Independence Day celebration from 6:30 p.m. until dark Friday, July 2, at Ponderosa Park. The celebration will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a bicycle parade. Children are encouraged to decorate their bikes and to wear American costumes. Prizes will be awarded for best decorated bike, best dressed biker and best overall.

Fireworks will begin after dark.