Celebrate Anderson features cycling races, concert, more

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2014 Celebrate Anderson Weekend will take place on Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31at the Civic Center of Anderson.

Saturday’s events include the 6th annual Tour de La France, US Handcycling and USA Cycling sanctioned races and the brand new Tour de La Cure, a ride created to raise funds for the Cancer Association of Anderson.

At 11 a.m. SafeKids of Anderson County will be on hand to do helmet fittings, teach children bike safety and Share The Road bike etiquette, Fun enthusiasts will also enjoy local ‘celebrities’ competing for their chosen non-profit in the Charity Pedal Race.

On Sunday, August 31st, residents and visitors will be treated to the 16th CELEBRATE ANDERSON, Anderson’s local Labor Day extravaganza.

The annual event takes place on the day before Labor Day at the William A. Floyd Amphitheater inside the Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center. This event is FREE and open to the public. Gates will open at 5 p.m. and performances will begin at 6 p.m.

“If you are looking for something to do this Labor Day Weekend, look no further than Anderson County,” said Anderson County Council Chairman Tommy Dunn, “The Civic Center of Anderson will once again be the headquarters for festivities including the 6th annual Tour de La France and the Celebrate Anderson Championship Criterium on Saturday. We are excited to welcome special guest performers Adkins & Loudermilk and Darryl Worley to our County for the Celebrate Anderson Concert on Sunday evening. Invite your friends and neighbors to grab their chairs, blankets and coolers and prepare for a night to remember on Sunday evening at the 16th annual Celebrate Anderson.”

SCHEDULE

*Times are subject to change

Saturday, August 30 – 9 am – 6 pm USA Cycling and the US Handcycling Pro Races – Celebrate Anderson Criterium

9:00 am Tour de La Cure – a new ride to raise funds for the Cancer Association of Anderson

9:05 am Tour de LaFrance

9:10 am 66 mile Distance Ride

11:00 am SafeKids of Anderson County Bike Rodeo

12:00 pm noon Charity Pedal Race

Sunday, August 31 – Celebrate Anderson Tribute to Our All-American Heroes

9:00 am US Handcycling & USA Cycling – Celebrate Anderson Circuit Race

5:00 pm Amphitheater Gates Open

6:00 pm Local personality Ben Phillips will emcee the 2014 event

All American Pie Bake Off Contest Awards

Crowning of 2014 Best All American Mom

Special Tribute to John Mann

Special Forces Parachute Team

T L Hanna Jazz Band conducted by Richard ‘Bas’ Baskins

7:00 pm Adkins & Loudermilk

8:00 pm Darryl Worley

9:30 pm Fireworks Finale

Picnic baskets are welcome. Guests are encouraged to bring their blankets and lawn chairs. Concessions, featuring food and beverages, will also be available for purchase. No glass containers, tents, or pets, please.