Laurens, SC – Laurens County has its share of residents who assume “there’s nothing to do here,” but the next few weekends of this spring show the opposite is true.
Starting today with the Joanna Textile Festival, the upcoming days and weeks offer everything from dancing to sporting tournaments and although some are ticketed fundraisers, they are all open for the public, whether or not they have a prior connection to the non-profit.
• Friday, April 27
–Joanna Textile Festival, starting with registration for Puttin’ on the Hits” vocalist registration Thursday evening.
Concert begins Friday evening, 7 p.m. at 302 Old Milton Road, and festival events begin Saturday, April 27, at 10 a.m. Free of charge and open to public.
-Main Street Laurens’ Sip & Stroll Wine and Beer Tasting, Friday, April 27, 5:30-9 p.m. Downtown Laurens at Historic Courthouse Square,
Wine and beer sampling is ticketed, but free outdoor music with Wide Open DJ. Downtown Laurens at Historic Courthouse Square,
• Saturday, April 28
–Laurens County March of Dimes, March for Babies Saturday, April 28, Downtown Clinton. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. and 3-mile walk begins at 10. Other activities free of charge and open to public.
–Relay for Life Laurens County, 4 to 10 p.m., K.C. Hanna football stadium, Laurens District High School. Come to participate or just to enjoy. www.relayforlife.org. Free of charge and open to public.
• Sunday, May 6
Laurens County Museum, at 3 p.m., two different programs at the same time, Sunday afternoon.
–South Carolina in the Majors, 3 p.m. with local baseball history inside the theater at the Witherspoon Building 116 S. Public Square. Free of charge and open to public.
–Spring Afternoon Tea, 3 p.m. Ticketed fundraiser is open to the public. Downstairs in the Witherspoon Building, 116 S. Public Square. Perfect for pre-Mother’s Day outing or a treat for children.