Jan. 8th The Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly breakfast meeting at The Manor in Doko Meadows. Guest speaker will be Joey Von Nessen from the USC Moore School of Business Division of Research. Doors open at 7:00am for networking opportunities with breakfast at 7:30. Please visit blythewoodchamber.com to register.
Jan. 16th Free Workshop: Marketing Your Small Business Online
Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
Location: Blythewood Chamber Cowork Center 428-4 McNulty St. Blythewood, SC 29016
Description: Another great, free workshop from South Carolina’s Small Business Development Center! Content management, social media, blogs, ad placement, website content and many other factors impact a business’ ability to compete online. This class will teach you how to use the Internet to promote your business efficiently and effectively. Bring your own lunch, drinks will be provided.
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 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.
Visit Westwood High School Facebook Page for more information.
Westwood High School hosts a Renaissance Faire where students dress in costumes and enjoy informative displays, archery, horse-back riding, games, and food.
Annual Blythewood DOKO Rodeo – First Weekend in June
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!”
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
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.
The Blythewood Farmers Market had their last event for the 2018 year but stay tuned for next year that will be even bigger and better so look for it every Wednesday 4-7 p.m. (May-October) in Doko Meadows Park
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.
Blythewood Artist Guild Holiday Market
For more information, visit the Blythewood Artists Guild on Facebook or email: blythewoodartistsguild@ gmail.com.
Dates for 2019 to be determined———-135 Blythewood Road, Blythewood SC 29016 (Next to the IGA)
Jingle Bell Jog
December (tba), 2019
Register at www.strictlyrunning.com.
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
Visit the Town of Blythewood website for more information: www.townofblythewoodsc.gov.
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