On the evening before Independence Day, Clemsonfest provides the closest opportunity to see a major fireworks display. Join thousands of revelers for family fun in the early evening with games, food, and crafts. Later enjoy doing South Carolina's official dance, the Shag, to the best of hot beach groups or bluegrass music as the fireworks ring in the 4th.
The Gate opens at 5:30pm and the festival will continue until 10pm. Fireworks begin at 9:30pm. Live entertainment will be provided. The Band will perform from 6pm to close.
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.
Food vendor offerings include barbeque, hot dogs, grilled chicken,ice cream, shaved ice, kettle corn and funnel cakes plus more.