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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
Oct. 11-13, 2013
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.
May 10-12, 2013
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 is accepting applications for the 2013 festival through October 18, 2012.
More info | 2013 Call for Entries
Greenville Scottish Games
Annually in May on Memorial Day weekend, at the Furman University Campus
The Upstate of South Carolina has, arguably, one of the highest concentrations of Scots-Irish descendants in the country.
This two-day festival was created in 2006 as a tribute to the region's Celtic forebears, and includes a parade, music, athletic
competition and dancing.
Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade
Main Street, Downtown Greenville
6 pm, Saturday, December 7, 2013
Drawing thousands to line Main Street, this annual parade is a tradition in
Greenville, marking the beginning of the Christmas season.
Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive
March 21 through August 29, 2013
Main Street at Hyatt Regency Plaza
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.
Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays
March 22 to Sept. 27, 2013
Main Street at Hyatt Regency Plaza
Fridays, 5:30 pm - 8:30 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 16 through September 28. This Friday night tradition provides the
perfect opportunity to enjoy downtown Greenville on our award-winning Main
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
Wells Fargo Red, White & Blue
July 4, 2013
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
June 14-23, 2013
Journey back in time hear the story of the Civil War as told by those who were
there. Bring your lawn chairs and picnics and enjoy an evening of music and
theater. And experience your history as you never have before.
The TD Saturday MarketMay 4 through October 26, 2013
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 Movie Series
Wednesdays, May and September, 2013
Watch your favorite classic movies under the stars. The movies are free. Lawn
chairs, blankets, and coolers are permitted for your comfort and convenience.
Century BMW 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
Upstate Shakespeare Festival
May through August, 2013
The TD Amphitheater in Falls Park
The Upstate Shakespeare Festival (USF) celebrates its eleventh summer of
presenting free productions of Shakespeare’s classic plays in beautiful Falls
Park. These imaginative stagings exhibit the best of regional talent in
productions that entertain the entire family. Bring a picnic, blankets, and lawn
chairs to enjoy exciting theater under the stars. USF is presented by the
Warehouse Theatre and Greenville City Parks and Recreation.
January 19, 2013
Join us for this fun-filled 5K walk and run finishing on Main Street in downtown
Greenville every January.