On Saturday, April 23, the streets of West Columbia will be filled with art, soapbox racing, and an obstacle course with thousands of people gathering together for West Columbia’s 3rd Annual Kinetic Derby Day. The event spurs creative thinking, competition, and family fun as teams come together to build unusual vehicles and awe-inspiring art installations. The day begins with soapbox cars taking over the massive hill on Meeting Street to race in adult and children divisions. After the traditional side-by-side soapbox race ends at noon, an obstacle course comes to Meeting Street for more intense soapbox racing. Awards are given for the best art car, the fastest car, and the best wipeout. At the bottom of the hill is a food truck rally and West Columbia’s Interactive Art Park hosting an artisan fairway. At the corner of Meeting Street and State Street, a Ferris wheel will be placed with views of the city skylines. On State Street, you’ll find a mini STEAM festival with interactive science fun and exhibition soapbox racing. Ways to Get Involved:
- Register your family or corporate car
- Become a sponsor
- Mark your calendar to attend on April 23, 2022
The mission of Kinetic Derby Day is to inspire creative problem solving, build community pride, and showcase our growing community ready for economic investment. The event is intended to inspire creative thinkers and help them develop problem-solving skills to construct the ideas they imagine. For more information and to register a team, visit www.kineticderbyday.com.