ClemsonFest 2016

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Name: ClemsonFest 2016
Date: July 2, 2016
Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT
Event Description:
The 23rd Annual ClemsonFest returns to Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Center (formerly Clemson University Campus Beach and Y Beach) on Saturday July 2, 2016.

Gate opens at 5pm and continues until 10pm. Fireworks begin at 9:30pm.

This community Independence celebration will bring up to 7,000 people to enjoy the music of the Carolina Coast Band. The Band, sponsored by The Independent Mail newspaper, will perform from 6pm to close. This award winning band has many tributes for its performances, including Carolina Beach Music Festival Beach Band of the Year. It sets the standard for Carolina shag music performances. The Band will offer a few of its original tunes. “I Love Beach Music” and “Carolina Girls” along with a wide selection of songs from other artists including Wilson Pickett, Van Morrison and the Beach Boys.

The National Anthem will be performed by local vocalist Clarka Wickliffe.

At 9:30pm, the Band gives way to a spectacular fireworks show before returning to close out the event. In keeping with the Independence Day theme, the Boy Scouts of Troop 161 will do a flag raising ceremony at 5:50pm and will return at dusk for the flag lowering and playing of taps. The first thousand people will receive a small American flag distributed by the Boy Scouts of Troop 161. The flags are a gift to the public from Tri County ACE Hardware of Clemson.

Adults of all ages will enjoy competing in the grip contest sponsored by Clemson Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Food vendor offerings range from barbeque, grilled chicken and sweet potato fries to ice cream, shaved ice, kettle corn and funnel cakes.

A children’s area will feature interactive games, activities, bounce houses and face painting. Kids activities are sponsored by Publix Supermarket and Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry.

ClemsonFest Admission
$5 per person or $10 per carload

AnMed Health
AnMed Health, Title Sponsor

Independent Mail
Independent Mail, Entertainment Sponsor
Event Sponsors:
  • Publix
  • Clemson Area Transit
  • Tri-County Technical College
  • AnMed Health
  • Oconee Memorial Hospital
  • Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry
  • My Garage by Essex
  • Clemson Sports Med & Rehab (Hwy 123)
  • City of Clemson
  • Baptist Easley Hospital
  • Tri-County Ace Hardware
  • Northland Communications
  • Monaghan Real Estate
  • Clemson University Student Affairs
  • Domino's
  • Event Rentals, Inc.
  • City of Clemson
  • Bath Fitter
  • Susan Alberti
  • Miss Bee Haven Honey Bones
  • Beth Busha
  • Cooking Christians
  • Palmetto's Smokehouse & Oyster Bar
  • Ampas Ice Cream
  • Color Me Happy
  • The Easley Progress & Pickens Sentinel
  • Carolina Novelties
  • Low Country Kettle Korn
  • New Seasons
  • Roadrunner Enterprises
  • Blue Ridge Electrical Cooperative
  • Independent Mail
  • SERVPRO of Pickens County
  • Zaxby's
  • Ultimate Gutter Guard by Southern
  • The Journal
  • Jaime's Inflatables
  • Woodforest National Bank
  • Palmetto Insurance of Clemson
  • Olin & Kim Howard
  • Screen My Tee
The event is held at the Clemson University Recreation Area (old Y-Beach)
Date/Time Information:
The event will start at 5:00 pm and will end with fireworks which start around 9:30 pm.
Contact Information:
For general information, contact the Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce at 864-654-1200. For Sponsorship information, please contact Noreene Billado at For Vendor information, please contact Kade Herrick at
Admission is $10 per vehicle, $5 per person on foot or $3 per person in a bus.
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