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Pickens County Events

Check the calendar often to see what new events and festivals are just around the corner.

December 2016

HOLIDAY LIGHTS at Greenville-Pickens Speedway
Dec
3
Dec
31
HOLIDAY LIGHTS at Greenville-Pickens Speedway Holiday Lights and much more!!! Come enjoy the evening. Location:  Greenville-Pickens SpeedwayWhen:  6:00 pm – 10:00 pmview event details
State Park Painting with Michael Story
Dec
4
Dec
6
State Park Painting with Michael Story Paint the beautiful vistas while staying at one of the lovely Table Rock State Park cabins. Two days of art instructions with Michael Story is part of the package. What fun! Make your reservation today. Location:  Table Rock State ParkWhen:  9:00 am – 4:00 pmview event details
Clemson Holiday Parade: A Storybook Christmas
Dec
6
Clemson Holiday Parade: A Storybook Christmas This will be a special part of your family Christmas Celebration. Complete list of area parades in detail section. Location:  Downtown ClemsonWhen:  6:00 pm – 8:00 pmview event details
Ghost of Christmas Past Tour
Dec
9
Ghost of Christmas Past Tour Make one of these tours part of your family tradition! Register today. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  6:00 pm – 7:30 pmregister now
Pickens Christmas Parade
Dec
9
Pickens Christmas Parade Plan to enjoy this beautiful parade as part of your holiday tradition. List of area Christmas Parades in detail section. Location:  Downtown PickensWhen:  7:00 pm – 9:00 pmview event details
Carolina Songwriters Series at Liberty Civic Auditorium
Dec
9
Carolina Songwriters Series at Liberty Civic Auditorium As part of their performances, the award-winning song writers, Phil O’Donnell, Kylie Sackley Aaron Barker will share the stories behind their hits. Location:  Liberty Civic AuditoriumWhen:  7:30 pm – 9:30 pmview event details
Heartstrings in concert at Hagood Mill
Dec
10
Heartstrings in concert at Hagood Mill Roots music at its best! Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  12:00 pm – 2:00 pmview event details
Easley Christmas Parade of Lights
Dec
10
Easley Christmas Parade of Lights Perfect evening for the Holiday season! Complete list of area parades in detail section. Location:  Downtown EasleyWhen:  6:00 pm – 9:00 pmview event details
Christmas at the Barn
Dec
11
Christmas at the Barn Fundraiser for Happy Hooves Therapeutic Equestrian Center (jpeg attached). It’s a great way to make Christmas memories with friends and family while supporting a local non-profit. Location:  Eden FarmsWhen:  2:00 pm – 5:00 pmview event details
Dacusville Christmas Parade
Dec
14
Dacusville Christmas Parade Include this beautiful parade in your Holiday celebration! Complete list of area parades in detail section. Location:  Downtown DacusvilleWhen:  2:00 pm – 4:00 pmview event details
Ghost of Christmas Past Tour
Dec
16
Ghost of Christmas Past Tour Make one of these tours part of your family tradition! Register today. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  6:00 pm – 7:30 pmregister now
Ed Harrison Memorial Celtic Christmas at Hagood Mill
Dec
17
Ed Harrison Memorial Celtic Christmas at Hagood Mill This annual event features many fine local and international musicians sharing songs of the season. Plan on making this event part of your family traditions. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  10:00 am – 4:00 pmview event details

January 2017

Painting Class (Adults) with Renee Gillespie
Jan
3
Feb
7
Painting Class (Adults) with Renee Gillespie Six new art classes and workshops will be listed individually on calendar. This is a Painting Class is for adults and promises to be amazing. Location:  Pickens County Museum of Art & HistoryWhen:  10:00 am – 1:00 pmregister now
Childrens Painting Class (8-14yrs) with Renee Gillespie
Jan
3
Feb
7
Childrens Painting Class (8-14yrs) with Renee Gillespie Children's painting skills and creativity will be encouraged as they stand in front of an easel with a paintbrush in one hand and palette in the other to create their masterpiece. Location:  Pickens County Museum of Art & HistoryWhen:  3:30 pm – 4:30 pmregister now
Beginning Drawing Class (Adults) with Renee Gillespie
Jan
5
Feb
16
Beginning Drawing Class (Adults) with Renee Gillespie Learn or refresh your drawing skills during this six week class that takes students from simple mark making to setting up and drawing a still life Location:  Pickens County Museum of Art & HistoryWhen:  10:00 am – 12:00 pmregister now
Beginning Painting Class (adults) with Renee Gillespie
Jan
5
Feb
16
Beginning Painting Class (adults) with Renee Gillespie This beginning painting class introduces students to both watercolors and acrylics. Explore both mediums and see which you prefer Location:  Pickens County Museum of Art & HistoryWhen:  1:00 pm – 3:00 pmregister now
Children's Clay Class (8-14 years) with Renee Gillespie
Jan
5
Feb
16
Children's Clay Class (8-14 years) with Renee Gillespie Children will enjoy making wonderful clay creations with polymer and air dry clay. A wonderful way to express creativity and learn new skills while making both functional and fantastic art! Location:  Pickens County Museum of Art & HistoryWhen:  3:30 pm – 4:30 pmregister now
Copying the Masters Drawing and Painting Techniques with Renee Gillespie
Jan
5
Feb
16
Copying the Masters Drawing and Painting Techniques with Renee Gillespie Enjoy looking at Old Master's works of art and copying their drawing and painting techniques. Location:  Pickens County Museum of Art & HistoryWhen:  5:00 pm – 7:00 pmregister now
Ghost of Christmas Past Tour
Jan
6
Ghost of Christmas Past Tour Make one of these tours part of your family tradition! Register today. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  6:00 pm – 7:30 pmregister now
Open House and New Art Shows at Pickens County Museum
Jan
12
Mar
30
Open House and New Art Shows at Pickens County Museum Amazing shows with work from extremely talented artists. Opening Reception is January 12th, 5pm-7pm. Workshops and book signings to be announced. Exhibits will be on display through March 30th. Location:  Pickens County Museum of Art & HistoryWhen:  9:00 am – 5:00 pmview event details
Ghost of Christmas Past Tour
Jan
13
Ghost of Christmas Past Tour Make one of these tours part of your family tradition! Register today. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  6:00 pm – 7:30 pmregister now
One Day Paper Marbling Workshopfor adults with Renee Gillispie
Jan
14
One Day Paper Marbling Workshopfor adults with Renee Gillispie Learn the ancient art of Marbling paper in this one day workshop. Location:  Pickens County Museum of Art & HistoryWhen:  10:00 am – 3:00 pmregister now
Ghost of Christmas Past Tour
Jan
20
Ghost of Christmas Past Tour Make one of these tours part of your family tradition! Register today. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  6:00 pm – 7:30 pmregister now
Ringing in the New Year!
Jan
21
Ringing in the New Year! Bluegrass and gospel bands from the upstate. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  10:00 am – 4:00 pmview event details
Greater Clemson Music Festival Poster Contest
Jan
27
Feb
28
Greater Clemson Music Festival Poster Contest Theme this year: We have it all: Blues, Gospel, Jazz, Rock, and Roots. Complete entry form available at www.clemsonbluesfest.org. Delivery entries to Sterling Bank.Entries will be on display at the Pickens County Museum of Art & History. Location:  Park Sterling BankWhen:  9:00 am – 5:00 pmview event details
Ghost of Christmas Past Tour
Jan
27
Ghost of Christmas Past Tour Make one of these tours part of your family tradition! Register today. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  6:00 pm – 7:30 pmregister now

February 2017

Introduction to Papercutting and Fraktur Workshop with Renee Gillespie
Feb
11
Introduction to Papercutting and Fraktur Workshop with Renee Gillespie Learn about the history of Papercutting and Fraktur, which is a highly decorative style of writing created using ink and watercolors. Class size limited to 10 students. Register today! Location:  Pickens County Museum of Art & HistoryWhen:  10:00 am – 3:00 pmregister now
Deep Winter Blues
Feb
18
Deep Winter Blues Mark your calendar and plan to enjoy the day. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  10:00 am – 4:00 pmview event details

March 2017

Kids Fest at Hagood Mill
Mar
18
Kids Fest at Hagood Mill Fun day focused on kids. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  10:00 am – 4:00 pmview event details
Clemson Blues Fest Poster Art Contest Show
Mar
30
Apr
28
Clemson Blues Fest Poster Art Contest Show Rounding out the month of April will be the award winners from the annual Clemson Blues Fest poster art contest. Entry forms for this contest can be found at http://www.clemsonmusicfest.org/ . Location:  Pickens County Museum of Art & HistoryWhen:  9:00 am – 5:00 pmview event details

April 2017

2017 Youth Art Month
Apr
6
Apr
27
2017 Youth Art Month High School reception will be 4/6 at 5:30pm-7:00 pm. Elementary and Middle will be 4/8 at 1:30pm -3:30pm. Exhibit will be on display April 6th through April 27th. Location:  Pickens County Museum of Art & HistoryWhen:  9:00 am – 5:00 amview event details
Gardens Then and Now
Apr
15
Gardens Then and Now A fun way to start your garden. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  10:00 am – 4:00 pmview event details
2017 Greater Clemson Music Festival
Apr
22
Apr
30
2017 Greater Clemson Music Festival Mark your calendars - we are working on some very exciting music performances. Check back often. Location:  various places throughout Pickens CountyWhen:  10:00 am – 10:00 pmview event details

May 2017

A Smithsonian Exhibit: The Way We Worked
May
6
Jun
18
A Smithsonian Exhibit: The Way We Worked We are pleased to announce that the Humanities Council has selected Pickens County Museum to host the Smithsonian exhibit “The Way We Worked". Opening Reception will be May 11th, 5pm-7pm. Location:  Pickens County Museum of Art & HistoryWhen:  9:00 am – 5:00 pmview event details
Southern Arts & Crafts
May
20
Southern Arts & Crafts A Great day with lots of fun! Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  10:00 am – 4:00 pmview event details

June 2017

Americana & Folk Festival
Jun
17
Americana & Folk Festival Visitors love this event! Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  10:00 am – 4:00 pmview event details
South Carolina Water Media Society’s Watercolor Artwork Show
Jun
29
Aug
31
South Carolina Water Media Society’s Watercolor Artwork Show This will be a beautiful show that you will want to see. Opening reception will be June 29th from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Location:  Pickens County Msueum of Art & HistoryWhen:  9:00 am – 5:00 pmview event details

July 2017

Banjo Extravaganza
Jul
15
Banjo Extravaganza One of our most popular events. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  10:00 am – 4:00 pmview event details

August 2017

The Rolling Waterwheel Gospel Revue
Aug
19
The Rolling Waterwheel Gospel Revue This is a very special fun-filled day. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  10:00 am – 4:00 pmview event details

September 2017

Annual South Carolina State Old Time Fiddling Championship
Sep
16
Annual South Carolina State Old Time Fiddling Championship One of the largest of our events. Come join us for toe-tapping fun! Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  10:00 am – 4:00 pmview event details

October 2017

38th Annual Juried Art Show
Oct
7
38th Annual Juried Art Show Drop off starts for entries to be judged starts September 14th Opening reception will be October 7th, 2pm-4pm Detailed list of dates will be posted closer to show Location:  Pickens County Museum of Art & HistoryWhen:  9:00 amview event details
Storytelling Festival
Oct
21
Storytelling Festival Mark your calendars - you do not want to miss this special event. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  10:00 am – 4:00 pmview event details

November 2017

Native American Celebration
Nov
18
Native American Celebration The largest event of the year.- come and enjoy it! Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  10:00 am – 4:00 pmview event details

December 2017

Ed Harrison Memorial Celtic Christmas
Dec
16
Ed Harrison Memorial Celtic Christmas A beautiful day of celebrating music and memories. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  10:00 am – 4:00 pmview event details