West Columbia, SC (November 8, 2018, at 2:27 PM) — Registration is now open for the City of West Columbia’s 2nd Annual Kinetic Derby Day on April 27, 2019. There are several new components this year including a Zero Gravity launch for derby racing and a literary character/book themed Kinetic sculpture parade.
Kinetic Derby Day will be featured at the EdVenture Anniversary Party this Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 10 AM until 3 PM. Members of the planning committee will be there to explain kinetic sculptures and have one on display.
West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Day committee is actively working with schools, artists, and businesses to engage broad community participation. To register to race or participate in the kinetic sculpture parade, for volunteer opportunities, and for more information go to www.kineticderbyday.com. Registration ends on April 20, 2019. The first 25 registrants will receive a yard sign to let friends and neighbors know about your participation and encourage them to join in the fun.
Kinetic sculptures are human-powered 3D representations bringing imagination to life using pedal power, as an individual or as a team. A team may include multiple members on a bike with themed costumes or multiple participants in costume riding or walking along with a sculpture that includes kinetic movement. They can be as simple as someone in costume riding a bike or more elaborate structures like the Flying Pterodactyls or The River Guardian that appeared in last year’s parade.
The inaugural event in, April of 2018, drew over 40 soapbox racing and parade entries. Crowds lined Meeting and State Streets, in West Columbia, SC, to enjoy the kinetic sculpture parade, soapbox racing, browse the artisan village, and view the live art.
Photos from the 2018 event: