city of greenville culture
Fun for all ages
You’ll have no problem filling your days and evenings with Greenville’s wide array of recreation, cultural and entertainment options!
Greenville’s event calendar features a variety of free outdoor concerts, festivals and community events virtually every month of the year.
The Greenville Zoo
Rated one of the best tourist attractions in South Carolina, the 14-acre Greenville Zoo features wildlife from around the world, including orangutans, giraffes, monkeys and giant tortoises.
Located just a few blocks from Main Street, the Heritage Green campus features the following attractions: Bob Jones University Museum and Gallery, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville Little Theatre, Hughes Main Library, The Children’s Museum of the Upstate and Upcountry History Museum.
Miniature World of Trains
At the World of Trains, visitors can see as many as 40 computerized model trains in HO (1/87th) Scale, traversing the large, highly detailed city and industrial scene, and traveling through the Blue Ridge to the Rocky Mountains.
Greenville Drive Baseball
Fluor Field is the home of the Greenville Drive, a Minor League Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox in the South Atlantic League. The stadium is modeled after Fenway Park and features its own “Green Monster."
Greenville Road Warriors Hockey
This East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) team is affiliated with the NHL's New York Rangers and the AHL's Hartford Wolfpack. Road Warriors home games are played at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.
The Peace Center for the Performing Arts
The Peace Center features a 2,100-seat concert hall, a 400-seat theatre and an amphitheatre, and hosts a variety of performances, including top Broadway shows.
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
This popular venue seats 17,000 and hosts concerts, family entertainment and sporting events. Bon Secours Wellness Center online
Greenville B-Cycle is a bike share network with 35 bikes that members can check out and return at the following conveniently located stations: Greenville Zoo, Hughes Main Library, County Square, Sterling Community Center, City Hall, the Greenville Transit Center and at the corners of College and North Main Street and Rhett and River Streets.
Free Things To Do
Having fun in Greenville doesn't have to be expensive. The city regularly hosts free events, and there are many free attractions and activities to choose from.
Falls Park on the Reedy
Falls Park weaves through the heart of downtown and includes public gardens, scenic overlooks, nature trails, picnic areas and the Reedy River with its impressive series of falls. Here is where you will find the Liberty Bridge, a pedestrian suspension bridge over the falls.
Mice on Main
Hidden downtown are nine bronze mice for you to find! Use these hints to enjoy a fun afternoon with the family in downtown Greenville.
Public Art Walking Tour
Take a walking or scenic driving tour through the city and discover a diverse collection of artwork. The tour can be viewed on a tablet or mobile device and includes a map of the city, photographs of the artwork and detailed descriptions.
Swamp Rabbit Trail
This popular 13.5 mile trail is perfect for a run, a bike ride with the family or a walk with your dog. Amenities along the trail include picnic areas, water fountains and bicycle racks. An interactive map features useful trip planning information like parking and restroom locations and is accessible from all types of mobile devices and operating systems.
The Children's Garden
Located at Linky Stone Park, a 1.7-acre greenspace along the Reedy River, this interactive multi-themed garden is designed to enrich children's intelligence, creativity and well-being through exploration and discovery.
Downtown’s red and blue open-air trolleys are wheelchair accessible and are equipped with bicycle racks. The free trolleys make a continuous loop from the West End to the Colonel Elias Earle Historic District, with approximately 20 stops along the route.
Bell Tower and Carillon at RiverPlace
The 25 bells of the carillon float within a simple structure of three painted steel columns, the tallest of which is 54 feet. The bells were cast in The Netherlands and were donated by Harry van Bergen, the last of six generations of an acclaimed Dutch bell founding family.
The Children’s Fountain
Also located at RiverPlace, this railroad-themed splash fountain is a popular spot to cool off in the summer months.
Cleveland Park is the City's largest park and features tennis and volleyball courts, a softball field, playground areas, a fitness trail and both small-group and large-group picnic shelters. It is also the site of the Rock Quarry Garden, the Fernwood Nature Trail, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Greenville Zoo.
Miniature Golf at McPherson Park
McPherson Park, located off North Main on Park Avenue, features tennis courts, a playground and a 9-hole miniature golf course. Bring your own equipment or borrow ours.
Runway Park at the Greenville Downtown Airport
Free and open to the public, this aviation-themed playground is located on the grounds of the Greenville Downtown Airport, 21 Airport Road Extension, Greenville. It's the perfect place to watch aviation in action, and children will love the aviation-themed playground!
Greenville County Library
There are lots of fun things to do at the library, including story time, reading clubs, puppet shows and music programs.
Take a walk through history with this guide to Greenville's seven historic districts.
Shopping and Dining
Greenville is one of the Upstate’s most popular dining and shopping destinations. Here, you’ll find a wide range of shopping opportunities ranging from national retailers to antique stores, high-quality specialty boutiques and factory outlet stores. And if a good meal is what you're shopping for, you can choose from an impressive variety of restaurants, including local favorites and popular national chains. Downtown alone boasts over 90 restaurants!
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