Lexington, South Carolina is home to the 'Jewel of South Carolina', the Lexington County Baseball Stadium, Saluda Shoals Park and other popular attractions! From fishing tournaments to holiday festivities to special annual events, there is always something to do in Lexington, SC.
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Top 10 Reasons to Visit Lexington SC in 2016:
Known as the 'Jewel of South Carolina', the beautiful Lake Murray provides recreational entertainment for thousands of people every year. Kayak, canoe, stand up paddle board and more in Lake Murray's calm waters. Celebrate July 4th on the lake with South Carolina's largest fireworks display and tour the lake during Purple Martin Season to see hundreds of thousands of purple martins roost on Bomb Island. Cruise around the lake on a power boat and fish for Bass, Striped Bass, Crappie, Catfish and more!
Lake Murray hosts several nationally sponsored fishing tournaments throughout the year. In 2015, the South Carolina Bass Fishing Team won the 2015 FLW College Fishing National Championship here on Lake Murray. In 2016, we are looking forward to the Carolinas Bass Challenge, Walmart Bass Fishing League Tournament, Bass Pro Shop's Big Bass Tour and more!
At the start of the 2015 Coastal Plain League Season, the Blowfish Baseball franchise moved to Lexington County. Home baseball games are played at the brand new Lexington County Baseball Stadium located off Highway 1. The new field features an expanded concourse, bowl seating for an intimate field view, Wrigley Field style box seats, a rightfield berm, leftfield lawn seating and an enclosed air conditioned hospitality club. Join us at Lexington County Baseball stadium during the 2016 season to watch the Blowfish challenge opponents at home! Click here for a complete schedule.
Riverbanks Zoo & Garden is a proud recipient of a 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award! Voted one of the Top 25 Zoos in the United States, this Carolina zoo is a must see attraction near Lexington, SC. Riverbanks Zoo is home to more than 2,000 fascinating animals and one of the nation's most beautiful botanical gardens. In addition, Riverbanks Zoo holds seven signature events every year: Springtime at the Garden Festival, Wine Tasting at Riverbanks Botanical Garden, Rhythm and Blooms, Brew at the Zoo, Riverbanks Zoofari, Boo at the Zoo and Lights Before Christmas.
Head to Williams-Brice Stadium during the 2016 college football season to cheer on the South Carolina Gamecocks! Led by their new Coach, Will Muschamp, the USC Gamecocks will challenge East Carolina, Texas A&M, Georgia, UMass, Tennessee, Missouri and Western Carolina at home. Tailgate at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds in your best garnet and black attire to show your support for your favorite college football team!
April 4-10, 2016
The US Masters Golf Tournament is one of four major championships in professional golf and it takes place in Augusta, Georgia - just a short drive from Lexington, South Carolina. Golf fans from around the world spend the week in Lexington to attend both the practice round and the official tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.
Saluda Shoals Park
Saluda Shoals Park is a 400 acre regional park located on the banks of the Saluda River. Enjoy paved and unpaved hiking trails, biking trails, horseback riding trails, a river observation deck, boat ramps, canoe and kayak launches and picnic shelters. In addition, Saluda Splash is open daily with a minimal parking fee. There are also education centers, exhibit halls and a playground at the park.
July 4th Lake Murray Celebration
Celebrate July 4th on the beautiful Lake Murray with South Carolina's largest fireworks display! The show is choreographed to a patriotic concert that airs on the radio. Bring a chair or blanket to view this spectacular fireworks show from various locations around the lake.
South Carolina State Fair
October 12-23, 2016
The SC State Fair is ranked one of the Top 50 fairs in the United States! Enjoy 12 days of exhibits, competitions, food, midway rides and live entertainment every October in Columbia, SC. Find funnel cake, corn dogs, and other delicious treats at the concession stands before you attempt to win a prize playing fair games.
St Patrick's Day Festival
Every March, 40,000 people meet in Five Points to celebrate all things Irish at the St. Pat's in Five Points Celebration. Start your morning with a Get To The Green 5K, 10K or Fun Run and stick around for the party. The festival kicks off with the dyeing of the Five Points Fountain and continues all day long as local bands battle it out for a spot on the national stage. Put on some green and head to Five Points for this exciting Columbia festival. Plan to stay late to catch all of the nationally renowned music acts!
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