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DISTRICT
Can’t Miss
Events
MAY
Abbeville Spring Festival,
Abbeville
abbevillespringfestival.com
Enjoy live entertainment all day
plus art and flower shows, antique
cars and a street dance.
Johnston Peach Blossom Festival,
Johnston
johnstondevelopmentcorp.org
Main Street will be filled with
a parade, games, concessions
and entertainment for the
entire family.
JUNE
SC Festival of Stars, Ninety Six
scfestivalofstars.com
At the end of the month, kick
off Independence Day celebrations
with concerts, a parade and
fireworks.
JULY
By Joquita Burka
FISH
Silence on a lake as smooth
as polished steel. Armed with
a cooler, your lucky lures and
anticipation, you’re headed
out for a day on the Freshwater Coast. With more than
100,000 acres of water, there
is room for kayaking on Lake
Greenwood, paddle boarding
on Lake Thurmond, swimming in Lake Russell and the
quest for the one that didn’t
get away!
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HONOR
What was life like in this backcountry settlement that played
so prominent a role in the
American Revolution? The
Ninety-Six National Historic Site explores life during
our country’s founding. Battle of Musgrove Mill State
Historic Site honors the
American militia who, though
vastly outnumbered, defeated
the Loyalists in a pivotal battle.
REFLECT
Against all odds, Benjamin
Mays, son of sharecroppers
and former slaves, rose to become president of Morehouse
College, a mentor to Martin
Luther King, Jr. and an inspiration to the Civil Rights
Movement. Benjamin E. Mays
Historical Preservation Site
contains his restored childhood home and artifacts that
illuminate the African-American experience in the state.
HIKE
The great outdoors indeed!
Calhoun Falls State Park
has equestrian trails, hiking,
fishing, swimming, boat slips
and some of the best campsites
around—all on quiet, secluded
Lake Russell. Or slip away
to Sumter National Forest
for hiking, mountain biking,
horseback riding and breathing in the sweet scent of the
woods.
GLAMP
Think camping is not your
thing? What if there was lakeside golf? And skeet shooting.
Add boating and lounging by
the pool. A nice restaurant
and a soft bed. Find that and
more at Hickory Knob State
Resort Park. Call it glamping or tell everyone you were
“roughing it.” Either way,
we’ll never tell.
South Carolina Festival
of Discovery, Greenwood
festivalofdiscovery.com
Discover what rural America
is all about with the best
barbecuers in the country
and live blues music.
SEPTEMBER
Gold Rush Festival, McCormick
mccormickgoldrush.com
Celebrate the history of
McCormick with a parade, car
show, vendors, rides and live
entertainment.
Left: Downtown Abbeville
Right: Hickory Knob Golf
Course
DiscoverSouthCarolina.com
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