The 26th Annual ClemsonFest will be held at a new location this year: 1569 Eighteen Mile Road in Central. The Gate opens at 5pm and the festival will continue until 10pm. Fireworks begin at 9:30pm. Live entertainment will be provided by Carolina Coast Band. The Band 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.
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.
Food vendor offerings include barbeque, hot dogs, grilled chicken,ice cream, shaved ice, kettle corn and funnel cakes.
$5 per person or $10 per carload