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Greenville hosts weekly and recurring outdoor events and concerts. Music, movies, market stalls and more are open to the public, and all events are free. Details for each event are available online and through local listings. Below is a listing of all city-sponsored special events.

Fall for Greenville
Downtown GreenvilleFall for Greenville logo
Oct. 9-11, 2015

Discover a world of tempting tastes, sights, and sounds, as mouthwatering aromas carry you from one end of Main Street to the other. Explore exciting new cuisine or indulge in some of your favorites - each booth offers something for everyone. More info

Artisphere LogoArtisphere
Downtown Greenville
May 8-10, 2015

This artful weekend in downtown Greenville showcases a diverse menu of experiences that center around the arts, both visual and performing, and Greenville’s multicultural offerings to appeal to visitors from around the world, as well as residents throughout the region.
Artisphere online

Christmas Parade LogoGreenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade
Main Street, Downtown Greenville
6 pm, Saturday, December 5, 2015

Drawing thousands to line Main Street, this annual parade is a tradition in Greenville, marking the beginning of the Christmas season. More info

Downtown Alive logo Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive

March 19 through August 27, 2015
Main Street at NOMA Square
Thursdays, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Downtown comes alive every Thursday evening with an outdoor street party featuring live musical entertainment with varied sounds including rock, blues, funk and cover bands. Main Street serves as the perfect backdrop to this free event series where people can unwind by meeting up with friends, making new acquaintances and networking.

A popular staple in Greenville during the months of March through August, Downtown Alive attracts approximately 45,000 people annually. The event serves as the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council, a supporter of arts-related programs in Greenville and the Upstate. More info

Main Street Fridays logo
Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays
March 20 through September 25, 2015
Main Street at NOMA Square
Fridays, 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in music entertainment performed by local, regional and national talent. Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays at The Hyatt is a 28-week free music series running every Friday from March 20 through September 25. This Friday night tradition provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy downtown Greenville on our award-winning Main Street.

Each week throughout the event series features a variety of musical genres and styles. In addition, a children’s activity area and special promotional events add to the family fun. More info

Event logo Wells Fargo Red, White & Blue
July 4, 2015
Main Street in Downtown Greenville

A barrage of colors illuminates the sky every 4th of July in downtown Greenville for the annual Wells Fargo Red, White and Blue, presented by AT&T. As one of the largest fireworks displays in South Carolina, the celebration features live music, food and a variety of family activities.

A long-standing tradition, Wells Fargo Red, White & Blue represents a remarkable opportunity to support a free patriotic event that is enjoyed by the Greenville community. Sponsors have long recognized this event as a unique way to showcase their brand while enjoying hospitality and a celebration that only happens once a year.
More info

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The TD Saturday Market
May 2 through October 31, 2015
Main Street, Saturdays, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Select from the finest in fresh produce and flowers locally grown and delivered to the market each week. While shopping you can grab a bite to eat from participating food vendors and learn new cooking and gardening tips presented by area experts. Call 864-467-4494 or visit the market online.

Moonlight Movies LogoFidelity Investments Moonlight Movie Series

Wednesdays, May and September, 2015
Falls Park

Watch your favorite classic movies under the stars. The movies are free. Lawn chairs, blankets, and coolers are permitted for your comfort and convenience. More

Reedy River Concert Series logo
South Carolina BLUE Reedy River Concerts

TD Stage at the Peace Center
Wednesdays, 7-9 PM, in June, July and August

Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic supper and sit back and enjoy a variety of musical concerts featuring jazz, country, patriotic, rock & roll, blues and reggae. This free, outdoor family event provides the perfect way to spend a warm summer night. More

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Public Information and Events

We are located at:
206 S. Main St.
(6th floor)
Greenville, SC

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City of Greenville
Public Information and Events
P.O. Box 2207
Greenville, SC 29602

Permits and Event Coordination

Will Young


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Cancellation Information

For the event hotline, call 864-467-5741

Would you like to receive notification of event cancellations? All cancellations are posted on our Facebook and Twitter feeds. Or, you can register to receive cancellations via text message on your mobile phone.

Pets are not allowed at city events.

The event hotline telephone number is 864-467-5741.

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All city-sponsored events are smoke-free.