Historic Olympia hosts a family festival celebrating its sixth year on April 28th, Olympia Fest promises to delight festival goers with history, family fun activities, arts, crafts, live music and a brand new Quarry Crusher Run.
History Tours of the Historic Olympia area, (including the Vulcan Materials' Olympia Quarry), narrated by local notables sharing stories of truth and possibly a little fiction, will be available all day. Period docents will also be travelling through the festival sharing stories of the neighborhood's mill history. Tours of the historic Olympia & Granby Mill, which has been converted into contemporary condos and apartments, will also be available.
Bring a lawn chair and relax on the green to listen to great local music including Daniel Howle + Firework Show with special guest Bret Mosley, The Reggie Sullivan Band, Tom Hall & the Plowboys, Brittani Gladden, Bob Benjamin, The Agents, and Next Door Drummers.
Quarry Crusher Run: Only 200 runners are being allowed to run the 3.72 mile challenging terrain through a landscape of granite and stone cliffs to the depths of the Vulcan Quarry in the first ever Quarry Crusher Run. The real test of Columbia's most challenging foot race is the climb back out from the depths, a grueling 1.5 mile climb at a 10% grade.
Logistics and Parking: This non-alcoholic event will be celebrated in the green space in front of the Olympia & Granby Mills Apartments. Festival parking is available in the paved lot by the festival site; on Heyward Street and side streets; in the lot adjacent to Cornerstone Church at Heyward & Wayne; and in the Southside Baptist Church lot on Whaley Street.