The City of Lancaster will celebrate the arrival of Spring with the fourth annual, “Red Rose Festival,” in historic downtown Lancaster, SC, on Friday, May 17, 2013, from 6-10pm and Saturday, May 18, 2013, from 10am-10pm.
Featured events will include two music stages with 18 local and nationally acclaimed artists, arts and crafts open market, Rosie’s Fun Fest Kids area, a Festival of Foods concessions area, roaming entertainment, a triathlon and more! Performances by The Donna Taylor Band, The Voltage Band.
The Lancaster County Council of the Arts will announce this year’s Photography contest winners and the unveiling of the 2013 Red Rose Festival Poster.
Chuck Boozer from Interstate 107 FM Country Radio will be your host!
On Saturday, excitement begins across town at USC Lancaster’s Gregory Health and Fitness Center with the Habitat For Humanity inaugural Tri For The Roses Public Safety Triathlon Challenge. Registration begins at 7am at the 476 Hubbard Drive location in Lancaster. The top three teams will receive trophies and the winning team will receive $500 for their organization. Call 803-283-1203 to pre-register.
The festival opens in the historic downtown on Saturday morning at 10am with a myriad of artisans and crafters from the Carolinas, Rosie’s Kid’s Zone with amusements, and beating music on two stages; The City Stage, located at City Hall and The Los Mariachi’s &Interstate 107 Country FM Stage, located on Main Street. Musical performances by Believe, Jon Anderson, The Hinson Girls, The Extraordinaires, Too Much Sylvia, Charity Case, Eight Oh Tree, Beau Beaumont, Special K, A Few Shots Down, Cleo White and the Identity Band, The Curley White Band and Mister Pleaze.
Area restaurants and vendors will be on site offering all of your favorite southern foods! The Red Rose Festival is scheduled rain or shine. Admission is free and open to the public.
For more information contact Cherry Doster at 803/289-1492 or visit (http://www.lancastercitysc.com).