Blythewood Events!


April 24, 2019: Leadership Blythewood: Your Biggest Leadership Questions Answered!

When: 11:30am – 1:00pm on Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Where: Doko Manor, 100 Alvina Hagood Circle, Blythewood, SC

Includes: Lunch from Sweet Pea’s Ice Cream Parlor and Cafe

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Your Biggest Leadership Questions Answered!

Presented by:

Antony Bell, founder and CEO of Leader Development Inc., is a sought-after speaker on leadership. He is author of the highly acclaimed book, Great Leadership – What It Is and What It Takes in a Complex World.

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The Blythewood Chamber recently surveyed attendees at our monthly breakfast meeting to find out what are their biggest challenges are as leaders.  At this lunch-n-learn, Tony Bell will provide guidance on how to handle these challenges.  Here is a sample:

  1. We have a high turnover rate—how can I reduce it?
  2. My team isn’t functioning well as a team.  How can I raise its performance?
  3. How do I motivate people who are disengaged?
  4. How do I deal with conflict?
  5. How can I communicate more effectively?
  6. How do I lead change?
  7. How can we improve our problem-solving approaches?
  8. How can our leaders develop a leader mindset?
  9. How do I do a better job of setting expectations?
  10. How do I provide feedback well?
  11. Why does it seem that sometimes leadership training is a waste of time and money?

Leadership Blythewood is a semi-annual Lunch-n-Learn event designed to bring topics and speakers that will enhance your business life.  This workshop includes a delicious lunch from Sweet Pea’s Ice Cream Parlor and Cafe in Blythewood.  Please note that chamber membership is not required so feel free to circulate to family, friends, and anybody you think would enjoy this event.

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J.Gordon Coogler Poetry Festival

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April is National Poetry Month and Bravo Blythewood, Blythewood’s Cultural Arts Council, celebrates with the annual J.Gordon Coogler Poetry Festival. Coogler was a 19th century much-celebrated poet (achieving notoriety for his poems on demand) who lived in Blythewood. The Coogler Festival is a month-long series of poetry readings and writing competitions involving community members and local school students.


May 17th-20th, 2019-S.C. Diamond Invitational

Visit South Carolina Diamond Invitational Facebook Page for information.
The S.C. Diamond Invitational baseball tournament held at Blythewood High School features outstanding high school teams from across the state.

Farmer’s Market

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 4 PM – 7 PM
2019 Season Opener!

Join us on opening night for the 2019 season!

We will have fantastic vendors with produce, eggs, baked goods, grits, jelly, and fresh chicken, beef, and pork, as well as artisan vendors. Live music food trucks, and children’s activities are on the lineup as well. Follow our event for more information! Bring the family and help us celebrate spring.

For more information email Michaela Barno: or call 843-697-1733.


May 20, 2019- Butterfly Festival

Camp Discovery is excited to be putting on the Blythewood Butterfly Festival on May 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m and we are looking for volunteers! Join us for an amazing opportunity to work with some great people and experience an incredible day of fun and learning. Sign up to become a Festival Volunteer today!



Annual Blythewood DOKO Rodeo – May 31st thru June 1st

Visit the Blythewood DOKO Rodeo website for more information:
The onset of Summer means, “It’s rodeo time again!” The Annual Blythewood DOKO Rodeo is an eight-event Championship Rodeo. Bullriding, barrel racing, broncs and more! You will see award-winning livestock and entertainment such as: the Texas Black Twister Bucking Bull of the Year, rodeo clowns, pony rides, a mechanical bull and food and fun vendors. Great fun for the whole family! Join the action and “Let’s GO Rodeo!”


Blythewood Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks

Doko Meadows Park is the site of a Rockin’ Red, White & Blue celebration each July 3rd! The fun usually includes bands at the Palmetto Citizens Amphitheater, and local food vendors are on hand with plenty of food. Fireworks usually start around 9 p.m. Admission is free. Remember to bring your lawn chairs, but keep the coolers at home, please.


The Big Grab Yard Sale

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If you are a bargain-hunter, the weekend after Labor Day is your time to hunt! The Annual Big Grab Yard Sale vendors offer everything under the sun at rock-bottom prices (and of course negotiations are expected!). There are participating locations and vendors from the largest multi-vendor site at Doko Meadows Park to the town of Ridgeway. Some locations will have many vendors at one site, and some will be scattered one-at-a-time along the route.


Tournament of Bands
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Tournament of Bands is an annual marching band competition hosted by Blythewood and Ridge View High Schools held at Blythewood High School, featuring bands from across the state.


Blythewood Artist Guild Holiday Market

For more information, visit the Blythewood Artists Guild on Facebook or email: blythewoodartistsguild@

Dates for 2019 to be determined———-135 Blythewood Road, Blythewood SC 29016 (Next to the IGA)


Jingle Bell Jog

December (tba), 2019

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Race in to the holidays and support the local arts. Come join us for the Annual Jingle Bell Jog 5K run/walk. All runners will receive jingle bells for their shoes prior to the race. Runners are encouraged to dress up in holiday fun outfits! The course will be marked for each turn and water stops along the way. Richland County Sheriff’s Department and volunteers will monitor the course.

Blythewood Annual Christmas Parade

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Nothing says Christmas is here!” like the sights and sounds of a festive Christmas Parade. Folks of all ages will gather along the streets of Blythewood in anticipation of the arrival of brightly decorated floats with their colorful characters and Jolly Old St. Nick. Join us as we watch the magic begin and ordinary streets turn into something very special. You can expect more than 100 entries with Christmas-themed floats, light displays, marching bands, horse-drawn carriages, community groups, and live performances by local youth.

December 24 at 5:30pm