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Published on July 26th, 2016 | by Millennium Magazine Staff



Pictured: Columbia’s premier guitarist Terence Young will be one of the music performers

COLUMBIA, SC – The 17th annual Eau Claire Unity Festival will kick off Saturday, September 10 2016 at Hyatt Park.  This year’s annual event will continue with the theme successfully launched last year adding “unity” to the title.  The “Unity” slant is particularly appropriate in light of the recent occurrences of violence in the country.  The Eau Claire Unity Festival aims to unify and heal the City of Columbia with a multi-cultural and non-denominational Unity Circle featuring the singing of “We are the World”!  Area Churches, Sororities, Fraternities, Organizations and Individuals are encouraged to bring their groups to participate in this unique symbol of solidarity!   

The Eau Claire Community Council, which sponsors the festival has planned a full day of family-friendly events that bring together the diversity of the North Columbia Neighborhood and the City of Columbia as a whole!  Patrons are invited to enjoy delicious food, various vendors and children of all ages will have fun with the mascots, games and activities in the Kids Zone.  The Eau Claire Unity Festival is also a Music Lovers paradise where everyone can find their favorite type of music.  Gospel, Latin, Jazz, Rock and Reggae are represented at the Eau Claire Unity Festival including Columbia’s premier guitarist; Terence Young, popular Rock Band –The Mo Bro’s, The Palmetto Latin Jazz Band, The Reggie Sullivan Project, Coolie G and Lion Soul plus Gospel Groups, Pastor Shawn Jones and the Believers, The Chosen Ones and Rev Mickens and the Highway Travelers.

Vendor applications are still being accepted.  Interested persons should contact Kathy Brown at (803) 479-0663 or  It’s family fun for everyone so make plans to attend the 17th Annual Eau Claire Unity Festival 12noon – 8pm Saturday September 10, 2016!  For more information call Christy Savage at the Eau Claire Community Office at (803) 691-1168. 

Who:  Eau Claire Community                                What:  17th Annual Unity Festival
When:  12noon-8pm September 10, 2016               Where:  North Main St and Monticello Rd. / Hyatt Park


The Eau Claire Community Council works to unite, empower, and lead people who live, work, worship, study and play in North Columbia. Established in 1988, the Council convenes approximately 40 neighborhoods located in northern Columbia and Richland County, South Carolina. Areas served by the Council are known as Eau Claire, Uptown, 29203, the North Main Corridor, and North Columbia.

The Council’s executive director, Henry Hopkins, the president, Christie Savage, the board of directors, and dozens of other volunteers offer decades of dedicated service.

Providing one voice for the many communities in this vast region, the Council promotes equitable public services and development funding. In addition, the Council sponsors many initiatives and programs of its own, including two major annual events: the Eau Claire Unity Festival in the fall and the Community Appreciation Dinner in spring.

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Eau Claire Community Council is headquartered in a renovated bungalow in the heart of Eau Claire at 830 Wildwood Avenue, Columbia, SC 29203.


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