Kinetic Derby Day Practice Run draws lots of participants

Photos by Kelli Ricard- City of West Columbia.

The City of West Columbia held a Kinetic Derby Day practice run, Sunday
During the practice Kinetic Derby Day Race Participants made trial runs down Center Street from State Street to Shuler Street. City staff closed the streets at 2 p.m. for the practice run for Soap Box Derby cars and Kinetic Derby race contraptions.

The City of West Columbia will host the 1st Annual Kinetic Derby Day on Saturday, April 21. This unique celebration will include 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. Link to info, here:

Cheer on design ingenuity during the parade and at the soapbox derby as they careen into a giant, messy grits finishing zone. Then, browse the booths featuring local artists and vendors selling and displaying various arts and crafts.
Food trucks will be onsite, too, serving up tacos, hoagies, ice cream and more. And kids have lots of fun activities to choose from.


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