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West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Day 2024

Saturday, April 20, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Day, featuring iMAGINE STEAM Festival, is Saturday, April 20, 2024. The streets of West Columbia will be filled with art, soapbox racing, and an obstacle course with thousands of people gathering together for the third 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 on 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, you’ll find a food truck rally and West Columbia’s Interactive Art Park hosting an artisan fairway. At the corner of Meeting Street and State Street, you can’t miss a Ferris wheel that will be sure to bring a crowd. On State Street, you’ll find a mini STEAM festival with interactive science fun and exhibition soapbox racing.

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.


Schedule of Events

Coming soon!

Where: State and Meeting Streets, West Columbia, SC


  • FREE Public Parking Garage – 310 Court Avenue
  • River District Baptist Church – 400 State Street
  • The Warehouse – 312 State Street
  • Interactive Art Park – 425 Meeting Street
  • Carraway Park – 212 Hudson Street
  • Capitol Square – 483 Sunset Boulevard

When: Saturday, April 20, 10 AM – 3 PM

What: Kinetic Derby Day featuring iMAGINE

Registration for racing, the kinetic sculpture parade, iMAGINE STEAM Festival, and volunteers are open at www.kineticderbyday.com.

Sign up to volunteer at https://signup.com/go/YyNHpnB.