The State of South Carolina is under an active state of emergency. To respond and control the spread of Covid-19, the Governor of South Carolina has issued a series of executive orders declaring a state of emergency. The City of Travelers Rest has also passed an emergency ordinance in effect through January, 2021 in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. Due to the ongoing safety concerns and current recommendations from the CDC and SCDHEC the City of Travelers Rest will not be hosting events at Trailblazer Park. Small private events and park rentals may be considered on a case by case basis upon completion of a Special Event Application approved by city officials. All applications for private events and park rental shall provide a plan detailing proposed measures to control the spread of Covid 19.
Located in Travelers Rest, SC near the Blue Ridge Mountains and Furman University, Trailblazer Park is a beautiful urban green space that serves as a source of wellness and pleasure for our citizens, and a window into the diverse cultural assets and traditions that enrich life in Travelers Rest. Visitors come to enjoy our many free events, such as concerts, movies, festivals and the Travelers Rest Farmers Market with beautiful mountain views in the background.
Getting to Trailblazer Park
Trailblazer Park is located at 235 Trailblazer Drive in Travelers Rest, SC on the Swamp Rabbit Trail. It’s easily accessible by foot & bike using the Trailblazer Park spur off of the Swamp Rabbit Trail or driving from U.S. highways 276 & 25. Both highways provide quick access to the park from South Carolina as well as the mountain communities of North Carolina.
Ample parking is available on both the Northside of the venue, near the covered pavilion and on the Southside, facing the amphitheater off of Old Buncombe Road. ADA parking is available in both areas.
Music in the Park Concert Series
Rock and roll at Trailblazer Park! Enjoy free concerts Saturday evening in May, June and September with a variety of local and touring bands. Recognized as one of the best outdoor music venues in South Carolina, Trailblazer Park is the place to be on Saturdays in the Upstate this summer. Click the image for the 2020 band line! Check out our 2020 Lineup Here!
Fall Bluegrass & Harvest Market
Thursdays in October we celebrate small-town living with a community event complete with family-style dining and authentic Bluegrass music! The Travelers Rest Farmers Market sets up under the pavilion with vendors selling everything from local produce to handmade artisan products and old-time, bluegrass songs are performed in the open-air amphitheater. A great lineup of food trucks gathers and families sit down to a community-spirited evening for one of the most charming experiences in the Upstate. Fall Bluegrass & Harvest Market Schedule.
Travelers Rest Farmers Market
From May through September, enjoy fresh from the farm goodness, live music, cooking demos, crafts from local artists, events for kids, tips from growers and so much more in a relaxed, mountain atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The Travelers Rest Farmers Market offers a local shopping experience that includes everything from seasonal fruits and vegetables, to fresh meat products, herbs, honey, eggs, cheese, jams and jellies, seafood, artisan bread, baked goods, cut flowers, potted plants and so much more. For more information and to find out when your favorite, local makers and growers will be there visit the Travelers Rest Farmers Market website at TravelersRestFarmersMarket.com.
Movies in the Park
Trailblazer Park’s FREE outdoor Movies in the Park series on the big screen happens every Saturday in August. Bring chairs and blankets and enjoy great food and ice cream in the park with our food truck vendors. Movies begin at dusk and are free! Please remember that alcohol is not permitted in Trailblazer Park. All movies begin around 8:30 pm. 2020 lineup coming soon.