Big weekend, lots of festivities, scheduled for April 26, 27

Richard Skipper, executive director of the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce.

The last weekend in April will include a couple of days of local festivities.

The City of West Columbia will host the 2nd Annual Kinetic Derby Day on Saturday, April 27, and later that day Cayce will host the Soiree on State. 

At the West Columbia City Council meeting Tuesday, Richard Skipper, executive director of the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce asked that his beverage permit that’s connected to the Rhythm on the River Concert at the Riverwalk Amphitheater be moved from Saturday to Friday evening (April 26) Council approved his request.

Skipper said the Chamber has booked the popular musical group Brian Conner and His Amazing Friends for Rhythm on the River.

The move for the Chamber keeps the Rhythm on the River concert from conflicting with Soiree on State, an event being held in Cayce, on April 27. Soiree on State begins after Kinetic Derby Day.

Kinetic Derby Day includes a parade of kinetic sculptures (human-powered, handmade floats that highlight the community’s pride and creativity).  The parade is followed by an afternoon of adult and child soapbox derby racing.  Then, browse the booths featuring local artists and vendors selling and displaying various arts and crafts.

Food trucks will be on site, too, serving up tacos, hoagies, ice cream and more.  And kids have lots of fun activities to choose from.

Skipper also said the Brookland Brunch will be presented Sunday, April 28, from 10 AM to 2 PM – at the Riverwalk Amphitheater

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