Seasonal, Annual, & Upcoming Events!

SEASONAL

Every Wednesday 4-7 p.m. (May-October)
For more information email Michaela Barno: BlythewoodFarmersMarket@mmail.com or call 843-697-1733. The Blythewood Farmers’ Market is a family friendly community event that brings fresh, local produce, food, and crafts directly to the consumer. Because of our location in Doko Meadows we are able to provide an atmosphere where our guests can linger and visit. Come and buy your groceries, browse the one-of-a-kind hand-made crafts, listen to live music, and enjoy a meal or treat. There is ample parking, clean restrooms, and a first-rate playground nearby. Bring your family, meet your neighbors, buy good food, and learn something new!

ANNUAL

APRIL

J.Gordon Coogler Poetry Festival
Visit www.bravoblythewood.com for more details.
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.

S.C. Diamond Invitational
Visit www.facebook.com/SouthCarolinaDiamondInvitational for information.
The S.C. Diamond Invitational baseball tournament held at Blythewood High School features outstanding high school teams from across the state.

Renaissance Faire
Friday, April 13, 2018
Westwood High School hosts a Renaissance Faire where students dress in costumes and enjoy informative displays, archery, horse-back riding, games, and food.

MAY

The Blythewood Butterfly Festival
Visit Camp Discovery for more information: www.campdiscoverysc.org.
Hosted by Camp Discovery, the Butterfly Festival at Doko Meadows Park offers a day of fun and celebration honoring nature’s most beautiful pollinator, the butterfly! A festival highlight is a walk-in butterfly tent — “The Butterfly Experience” — filled with live native butterflies from six different species for visitors to feed and enjoy! Other butterfly and pollinator-centered activities during the festival include a Caterpillar Petting Zoo, the Storybook & Character Garden, music, crafts, food vendors, local artisans, face painting, conservation partners, guided hikes and more. Festival admission is free. Entry to the live Butterfly Experience is $8 per person, and children two and under are free.
Proceeds benefit the non-profit programs at Camp Discovery. Camp Discovery provides hands-on learning experiences to grow the hearts and minds of youth and adults for the well-being of people, the community, and our planet.

JUNE

Annual Blythewood DOKO Rodeo
Visit the Blythewood DOKO Rodeo website for more information: www.blythewoodrodeo.com.
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!”

JULY

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.

SEPTEMBER

The Big Grab Yard Sale
Visit www.biggrabyardsale.com for more information.
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.

Doko Fest
Visit Doko Fest on their Facebook page for more information.
Blythewood’s annual bluegrass festival is sponsored by the Lion’s Club and the Town of Blythewood. Doko Fest takes place within the Town of Blythewood’s Doko Meadows Park, which features an amphitheater, park playground, walking trails, clean bathrooms and water fountains. The Blythewood Lion’s Club gives back to the community by providing free eye exams to those in need. Local vendors are set up in the park during the event, and BBQ, hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream, peanuts will be served. Jam sessions will take place all around the park, so if you play an instrument, bring it! Parking and admission is free, just bring your lawn chairs. Featuring live music by local and regional bands, Doko Fest promises fun for all ages!

OCTOBER

Tournament of Bands
Visit www.facebook.com/tournamentofbands for more information. 
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.

NOVEMBER

Blythewood Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 from 5-6 p.m.
You know it’s Christmas time when you see the lights light up! Come join us the Sunday after Thanksgiving every year for hot chocolate, hot cider, cookies and holiday spirit.

DECEMBER

Blythewood Annual Holiday Market
For more information, visit the Blythewood Artists Guild on Facebook or email: blythewoodartistsguild@ gmail.com.
Friday-Saturday, Dec. 1-2, 2017
The Blythewood Artists Guild holds an annual Holiday Market the first week in December. In 2017, the Market will be in the IGA Shopping Center located on Blythewood Road.

Jingle Bell Jog
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 at 8 a.m.
Register at www.strictlyrunning.com.
Race in to the holidays! 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
Visit the Town of Blythewood website for more information: www.townofblythewoodsc.gov.
(second Sunday in December every year; applications for 2017 must be received by Dec. 1)
Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 at 3 p.m.
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, horsedrawn carriages, community groups, and live performances by local youth.