Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A Season of Events and Change

A season of events and change

As summer begins to wind down most parks around the country see the number of visitors decrease from peak use during the warmer months.  The sight of the leaves changing color at Saluda Shoals Park means that the busiest time of the year has really just begun for our staff.  To complement the beautiful scenery created by Mother Nature, visitors will begin to notice the work being done to prepare for some of the most popular special events held in the park.  Each of these events are celebrations of the coming seasons and offer visitors the chance to see all of the wonders of Saluda Shoals Park.  Even on days when there is not an event taking place, the change in seasons offers many opportunities to experience the beauty of nature as plants and wildlife prepare for the cold winter ahead.  Whether you are a bird watcher, nature lover, art enthusiast, or just enjoy viewing Christmas lights with your family, Saluda Shoals Park is the place for you this autumn and holiday season.
Special Events
Unearth:  A celebration of naturally inspired art.  Sunday October 6, 2013 1:00-5:00 PM.  This annual celebration of the arts held at Saluda Shoals Park showcases visual, performing and literary arts. Visitors are invited to immerse themselves in art, nature and the creative process. Art demonstrations and instruction, a variety of musical performances and hands on art activities will engage visitors in a unique art experience.  $5 parking fee, unearth event is Free.
Will o’ the Wisp:  Saturday October 26, 2013 6:00-9:00 PM.  This fun Halloween celebration is for children ages 2–8.  Children can stroll along the boardwalk gathering candy and visiting with Nature Interpreters to learn about nocturnal animals; play games, decorate a cookie, make s’mores, and enjoy some hot cider! This year, lighted Jack-o-lanterns will sing songs and tell stories!  Come in costume and bring a flashlight or lantern.  $5 per child.
Holiday Lights on the River:  November 27-December 31, 2013, 6:00-10:00 p.m.  From November 27th through December 31st, Saluda Shoals Park will come alive in a blaze of more than a million sparkling lights. Holiday Lights on the River features over 400 themed, animated light displays on a two-mile loop of the Park!  Enjoy the Dazzling Dancing Forest with it's dancing, lighted trees synchronized to classical and whimsical holiday music. See the three dimensional Victorian Village, Old Man Winter, the holiday classic Twelve Days of Christmas and much more, all in sparkling lights.  Holiday Lights Admission:  Cars: $15; 15-Passenger Vans: $25; Buses: $40 
For more information on these and other events please see our website:  http://www.icrc.net/events

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