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Come One, Come All to the Annual Come-See-Me Festival

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 Winthrop-related events include athletics, performances, learning opportunities and fireworks.

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA — The city of Rock Hill’s annual Come-See-Me Festival attracts thousands of guests with its vast array of fun and entertaining events. Several Winthrop University events are part of this year’s festival.

From dance showcases and plays to athletics and tailgates, there truly is something for everyone. Events include:

Come-See-Me: Past & Present
Learn more about the history of the festival through memorabilia, photos and more at the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections.
Hours: April 16-17, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; April 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; April 20, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; April 21-24, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Winthrop Baseball
Cheer on the Winthrop Eagles baseball team as they take on UNC-Asheville! Free for Winthrop students and faculty/staff. Call 803/323-2129 for other tickets.
Game times: April 17, 6 p.m.; April 18, 3 p.m.; April 19, 1 p.m., Winthrop Ballpark.

Student Choreography Showcase
So you think you can dance? These Winthrop students sure can as they show off originally choreographed works. Tickets are $8 for Winthrop students and $15 for the public.
Show times: April 17, 7 p.m.; April 18, 7 p.m.; April 19, 3 p.m., Johnson Theatre.

Spring One-Acts
Enjoy a lively and eclectic mix of one-act plays directed by Winthrop theatre students. Tickets are $8 for Winthrop students and $15 for the public.
Show times: April 17, 8 p.m.; April 18-19, 2 p.m., Johnson Studio Theatre.

Teddy Bear Tea Party
Children ages three to six will enjoy light refreshments alongside their teddy bears at the popular Teddy Bear Tea Party. Reservations must be made by April 17. Call 803/323-4633 or visit the website to register. Entry fee is one new or gently used toy.
April 21, 3:30-4:40 p.m., Campus Green.

Winthrop Softball
Cheer on the Winthrop Eagles softball team as they face Liberty University. Free for Winthrop students and faculty/staff. Call 803/323-2129 for other tickets.
Game times: April 24, 5 p.m.; April 25, 1 p.m., Terry Softball Complex.

Moonlight Jazz & Blues
Pack a picnic, blankets, chairs and coolers. Pick a perfect spot to soak up the moonlight and enjoy the relaxing sounds of jazz and blues. Entry fee is $5 for adults 21 and older. Parking at the Winthrop Coliseum is $5 per car.
Entertainment includes: Adam Snow Trio, 6-7 p.m.; Stolen Hearts, 7:15-8:15 p.m.; and Plair, 8:30-10 p.m., Winthrop Lake.

NLOLAIR Irish Ensemble
Settle in for a free night of beautiful music from talented musicians with this ensemble performance, directed by Associate Professor of Music Connie Hale.
Show time: April 25, 7:30 p.m., Byrnes Auditorium,

On April 25, the Winthrop Lake will be packed with action and fun at the tailgate party, capped off with a fireworks extravaganza:

Cornhole Throwdown
Starting at noon, teams of two will compete in this annual tournament for cash prizes. The first round begins at noon, but all teams must be checked in by 11:45 a.m. $40 entry fee per team.

Tailgate Party

Grab your tailgate gear and your family and friends for this fun afternoon beginning at 3 p.m. Tailgating fee is $5 for adults; IDs are required. Entertainment will begin at 4:30 p.m. on a set-up stage. Parking is $5 per car in the Coliseum lot.

Coin Drop
Beginning at 3:30 p.m., the fire department ladder truck will drop gold coins from the sky as part of a fundraiser for the United Way of York County. If your coin lands on target, you win prizes. Purchase one coin for $2, three for $5 and 10 for $15.

Carolina Skydiving Exhibition

The Carolina Skydiving team will shock and awe you with this amazing performance, beginning at 6:45 p.m.

Fireworks Extravaganza
Watch the sky light up with an awe-inspiring fireworks display at 9 p.m. Fireworks are synchronized to music and broadcast live on WRHI.

For more information visit the official Come-See-Me website.

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