Sponsored by Wells Fargo
Ever wish you could “Turn Back Time” and relive the glory days? Join Glen and Glenda at this year’s Come-See-Me Parade to celebrate all the things we love about the ‘80s. It’s time to break out your crimper and throw on your acid washed jeans! Get your mixed tape ready, and don’t forget to bring your boombox as we “walk on by” through the streets of downtown Rock Hill. The parade starts at 135 South Oakland Avenue (Agape International Ministries) and travels south on Oakland Avenue, turning right onto East White Street, turning left into the Wells Fargo parking lot, then left onto East Main Street. The parade will proceed up East Main Street, ending at Fountain Park. Thank you in advance for leaving your pets at home. Participants may not throw items from floats or vehicles. Canceled in the event of rain.
Application for parade entry is available online and must be submitted by Friday, March 30. The parade committee will review entry forms for theme adherence and creativity. Entry fee for each parade unit is $50 and is due by Monday, April 9.
Sponsored by Jackson Pediatric Dentistry and TD Bank
At Chalk on Main, the art you will create and experience isn’t in a gallery—it’s on the pavement! Help us transform Main Street into bright and colorful street art! Artists of all ages are invited. Enjoy great tunes provided by Elite Entertainment, have fun, and let your creative side out during this free signature event! Chalk will be provided.
Sponsored by Rinehart Realty Corporation
Come out and enjoy Rock Hill’s beautiful Fountain Park while experiencing an assortment of live music! You will even get the chance to make your own music at hands-on music stations! Glen and Glenda will lead the Come-See-Me Kazoo Parade at 6:00 pm and all kids will be given Come-See-Me kazoos! Cancelled in the event of rain.
Sponsored by America’s Swimming Pool Company, Burns Chevrolet and Burns Ford of York, Springs Creative Products Group, and Tripp Leitner Orthodontics
Join us for the annual Beach Bash. Bring the family and enjoy your favorite beach hits and dance music from the 17 South party band on the Founders Federal Credit Union Stage. Local food trucks and restaurants will be on site serving delicious food for you to savor. Valid ID required for beverage ticket purchases ($5). CASH ONLY. Bring your lawn chair and dancing shoes! No pets or coolers.
Sponsored by Krystal Myers Teague Dental, Schiller & Hamilton Law Firm, and Walk2Campus Properties
Join the fun by participating in the Come-See-Me Road Races on April 14, 2018! This year’s races will begin and end at Winthrop Coliseum. All runners are asked to bring a pair of old athletic shoes to be recycled. Abundant parking available. Technical race T-shirt guaranteed to first 500 registrants. Rain or shine. Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled race.
1 Mile Fun Run (7:45 am) – FREE! No registration required. Run around Winthrop Lake. Strollers are allowed. Medals will be presented to participating children 12 and under.
5K (8:15 am) – USATF-certified 5K (3.1 mile) course on paved streets and bike paths passing through beautiful residential areas. Gift cards awarded to overall male & female winners and male & female master (40 years of age and older) winners. Pre-register by Friday, March 30 for $25. Register after March 30 for $30.
10K (8:30 am) – USATF-certified 10K (6.2 mile) course on paved streets and bike paths passing through beautiful residential areas. Gift cards awarded to overall male & female winners and male & female master (40 years of age and older) winners. Pre-register by Friday, March 30 for $45. Register after March 30 for $50.
Group discount codes are available for 10 people or more. Contact Chandra West (803-804-2260) to set up your code.
There are four options for race registration:
- Register online through Tuesday, April 10.
- Register in person at the Upper Palmetto YMCA (402 Charlotte Avenue).
- Download a paper registration form. Return to the Charlotte Avenue YMCA or mail to: Rock Hill YMCA, 402 Charlotte Avenue, Rock Hill, SC 29730. Mail-in entries must be postmarked by Friday, April 6. Make checks payable to Come-See-Me Festival.
- Race-day registration will be available before 7:15 am. No entries allowed after 7:15 am on race day.
Race packets may be picked up on Friday, April 13 from 4pm-7pm at Winthrop Coliseum. You may also pick up your packet at the registration table on race day beginning at 6:45am.
Come-See-Me Road Races are part of the Carolinas HealthCare System’s Employee Race Series.
Sponsored by Angel Insurance & Financial Services and Carolina Home Remodeling
Spend the day with family and friends savoring the flavors of local food vendors and enjoying music and games in the kid area. Take a leisurely stroll through Winthrop Farm to enjoy all the events Come-See-Me has to offer. Food and access to the play area are CASH ONLY. Founders Federal Credit Union ATM will be on the premises.
Sponsored by Hospitality Heating & Air, B & B Distributors, Inc., and Comer Distributing Company, Inc.
If you’re ready for a fun Saturday afternoon with friends, hop on over to Hops at the Park! Enjoy some of the best craft beverages in the Carolinas while enjoying live music by beautiful Winthrop Lake.
General Admission: Beverages in the general admission area may be purchased from 11am-6pm for $5 each. All guests over 21 must present ID to receive a general admission wristband, which is required for beverage purchases.
VIP: From 1pm-5pm, enjoy unlimited tastings in our VIP sampling garden. Wristbands for unlimited tastings are $30 in advance/$40 day of event. Purchase online through Eventbrite. Must be 21 and have purchased a VIP wristband to enter the VIP area. IDs will be checked at the event.
A variety of food options and Coke products will be available for sale onsite at Gourmet Gardens. No coolers or pets. May be cancelled due to weather. No refunds on event-day ticket purchases.
The Come-See-Me Festival encourages responsible drinking. Plan ahead to take a cab, use a ride-sharing service, or have a friend drive you to and from Hops at the Park. There will be a designated area for pickup and dropoff at the event.
Breweries scheduled to appear (subject to change/availability) include:
Sponsored by Miller & Dixon Orthodontics
Coordinated by Comporium
On your mark, get set, JUMP THOSE FROGS!! The Mayor’s Frog Jump is one TOADally exciting event you do not want to miss. Feel free to bring your own frog or borrow one of ours and JUMP into the fun. Registration begins at 9:30 am; races start at 10 am. Prizes awarded at high noon to the top three FROGtastic winners. See you on race day!!
Compete in the Come-See-Me Cornhole Throwdown by Winthrop Lake in Rock Hill. Male, female, and co-ed teams of two will compete for cash prizes for the top three spots! Round Robin tournament format, random seeding. Top two teams of each flight advance to a single elimination. Register online for $40 per team. Event day registration is $50 per team. Registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Teams must check in by 12:45 pm, bags fly at 1 pm.
Sponsored by Hospitality Heating & Air
Bring the whole family to enjoy tons of fun outdoor activities for kids. Tricycle and bike races around the Velodrome, fun fitness dance sessions, sports inflatables, face painting, taste testing table, and lots more! SAFE KIDS of York County will be giving away a limited number of free custom-fit bicycle helmets to children 8 years old and younger along with teaching bike safety. Bring your own helmet to bypass the SAFE KIDS line. The first 500 children will receive Healthy Kids Goody Bags. Cancelled if rain.