Easley's "Celebrate America" Fest A 2-Day Event
Festival to be held in Old Market Square July 3 and 4.
Easley will celebrate America's independence this year with a two-day event.
“Celebrate America,” presented by The City of Easley will kick off at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 3 in Old Market Square, according to Scott Buckhiester with Dunburk's Premier Events.
The celebration will run until 10 pm on July 3, then ramps back up at 2 pm on Wednesday, July 4.
“We've going to have all sorts of vendors during the festival, crafts and food of all sorts,” Buckhiester said.
On Tuesday, July 3, a cruise-in will be held from 5 – 10pm. Check in your cool ride from 4 – 5pm at Pendleton Street and First Avenue, by the TD Bank.
The event will feature carnival rides. Tickets are $1 per ticket and the rides will cost between 1 and 4 tickets each, Buckhiester said.
On July 3, from 2-7pm, buying a wristband for $15 will get you unlimited carnival rides during that time, he said.
Bands will be rocking the Main Stage throughout the festival.
The Revolution Band will play from 4 – 6pm on July 3rd, followed by The Flashbacks, who will take the stage from 7 – 10pm that night.
On July 4, the Katlin Owen Band will perform, followed by Encore, who'll play from 7-10pm, Buckhiester said.
Buckhiester said there will be other bands playing as well so there should be live entertainment for the entire festival.
The fireworks show begins at 9:45pm on July 4.
“The fireworks show is unmatched anywhere around here,” Buckhiester said. “The July 4 celebration has been going on in Easley for something like five decades. It's the most popular event that happens here in Easley.”
“Celebrate American concludes at 11pm. July 4, Buckhiester said.
The popular summer music series just concluded and Buckhiester said there was a great response to the series.
“There have been tons of people out each night,” he said. “This is the first year that we've had the amphitheater available to use for the music series. It's a wonderful, wonderful venue.”
Other events Dunburk's will put on for the city include the Back to School Water Blast, which is slated for August.
“We'll be turning Old Market Square into a water park,” Buckhiester said. “That's an extremely popular event.”
The Summer Movie Series will kick off the 2nd Saturday in September and run through the first Saturday in October.
“We're going to do movie events five weeks in a row,” Buckhiester said.
The movie lineup has not yet been announced. He said they try to screen newer movies, often even before they're available on DVD.
Check back with EasleyEvents.com or follow Dunburk's on Facebook and Twitter as the movie series draws nearer for the lineup.