Rock Hill’s East Main Street was transformed into a giant chalkboard for children during the Come-See-Me Chalk on Main event Friday afternoon. Soon afterward, the older set put on their dancing shoes for the festival’s Beach Bash at City Hall Plaza.
The 2015 Come-See-Me festival opened with weather best suited for frogs – cool and damp. While Thursday’s weather was perfect for the arrival of the frogs for Saturday’s Mayor’s Frog Jump at Cherry Park, the off-and-on showers made for a wet walk along the parade route Thursday evening in downtown Rock Hill. But no matter. There were still plenty of smiles to go around, as participants young and old celebrated spring along with a cast of horses, carriages, floats and vintage autos.
A new biography of legendary illustrator Vernon Grant sheds new light on his early years, before he settled down in Rock Hill, SC, and helped create the Come-See-Me festival, which starts its 10-day run Thursday.
The birthplace of Come-See-Me is Glencairn Garden, the Rock Hill SC park that hosts live music from Monday, April 20 through 23 amongst the colorful, blooming backdrop of thousands of azaleas, dogwoods, camellias and wisteria.