Home to the prestigious Clemson University (go Tigers!), Clemson is a small community with a lot to offer. Residents and visitors alike can shop local in Downtown Clemson. Local shops, favorite restaurants, and a famers’ market are just a few of the places to see your neighbors. Events are one of the calling cards of Clemson. Welcome Back Festivals, First Friday Parade, a spectacular Christmas Parade, and some of the best college sporting events are just a few of the things you can do. The Brooks Center for the Performing Arts hosts outstanding shows and concerts. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Clemson University is an incredible place to maintain, sharpen, and learn new things. Lake Hartwell borders Clemson and offers Championship Fishing, watersports, and relaxation year round.