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Summer activities for every Greenvillian

Make the most of the warm weather with this list of the best local events and activities happening this summer.

Downtown Alive | Photo by @thefortunatesons_music

Downtown is indeed alive. | Photo by @thefortunatesons_music

Summer’s here and Greenville is so ready. From live music to hiking and festivals, summer is when the 864 comes alive.

Get ready to get outside with this guide featuring 18 summer events happening between May and August.

Live music

Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive benefitting Metropolitan Arts Council | Thursdays through Aug. 29 | 5:30 p.m. | NOMA Square, 220 N. Main St., Greenville | Free entry | Celebrate Friday Jr. each week with live music, food from a local vendor, and drinks.

Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays | Fridays through Sept. 27 | 5:30-9:30 p.m. | NOMA Square, 220 N. Main St., Greenville | Free entry | Wind down the work week by listening + dancing to local live music.

Zach Bryan | Sunday, May 5-Monday, May 6 | 7 p.m. | Bon Secours Wellness Arena, 650 N. Academy St., Greenville | $95-$422 | Head South with this star as he performs his “The Quittin Time” tour.

Tim McGraw: Standing Room Only Tour 2024 | Thursday, May 16 | 7 p.m. | Bon Secours Wellness Arena, 650 N. Academy St., Greenville | $36.50-$186.50 | Grab your cowboy hat and spend a rocking evening with this country-music star.

21 Savage: American Dream Tour | Wednesday, June 5 | 7 p.m. | CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park, 861 SE Main St., Simpsonville | $29.50-$129.50 | Listen to Good Good music from this rapper.

John Fogerty: The Celebration Tour | Sunday, June 2 | 7 p.m. | CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park, 861 SE Main St., Simpsonville | $35.50-$189.50 | Spend an evening with this American singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

Creed - Summer of ’99 Tour | Tuesday, July 23 | 7 p.m. | CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park, 861 SE Main St., Simpsonville | $39.50-$159.50 | Hold your arms wide open for a night of music with this band.

Blink-182: One More Time Tour | Monday, July 29 | 7 p.m. | Bon Secours Wellness Arena, 650 N. Academy St., Greenville | $37-$177| Rock out with this band from California.

The Smashing Pumpkins: The World Is A Vampire Tour | Tuesday, Aug. 27 | 7:30 p.m. | CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park, 861 SE Main St., Simpsonville | $35-$129.50 | Spend an unforgettable evening with this hard-rock band.

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Shop ‘til you drop. | Photo by GVLtoday

Photo by GVLtoday

Seasonal

Artisphere presented by TD Bank | Friday, May 10-Sunday, May 12 | Times vary | Main Street, Greenville | Free entry | Artisphere presented by TD Bank is back for its 20th year in downtown Greenville for Mother’s Day weekend where you can shop 140+ vendors.

TD Saturday Market | Saturdays in May through Oct. | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Main Street, Greenville | Take a walk downtown and shop 75+ local vendors.

Fireforge’s Polish Fest | Friday, May 3-Saturday, May 4 | 12-10 p.m. | Fireforge Crafted Beer, 311 E. Washington St., Greenville | $0-$5 | Celebrate with polka, pierogi, and Polish-style beer during the brewery’s second-annual, two-day festival.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta by the Lake | Saturday, May 4-Sunday, May 5 | Saluda Lake Landing, 605 Motor Boat Club Rd., Greenville | Free entry | Get ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a lively fiesta by Saluda Lake Landing + enjoy a fun-filled day of music and food.

Travelers Rest Farmers Market | Saturdays through Sept. 21 | 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Trailblazer Park, 235 Trailblazer Dr., Travelers Rest | Free entry | Spend Saturday morning shopping 85+ local vendors, listening to live music, and snacking at food trucks.

BMW Charity Pro-Am | Monday, June 3-Sunday, June 9 | Times vary | Multiple locations, Greenville + Greer | Pricing varies | Catch celebrities hitting the green + try your hand at a golf clinic.

Greenville Jazz Fest | Friday, June 7-Saturday, June 8 | Times vary | Downtown Greenville, Main St., Greenville | Free entry | Greenville Jazz Fest will feature music and food to inspire festival visitors to learn and love jazz music.

SC Sunflower Fest | Weekends Friday, June 21-Sunday, June 30 | Times vary | Denver Downs, 1515 Denver Rd., Anderson | Pick your own sunflowers, pet some friendly farm animals, and enjoy live music at this annual festival.

4th of July Picnic | Thursday, July 4 | 10 a.m.-9 p.m. | Saluda Lake Landing, 605 Motor Boat Club Rd., Greenville | Free entry | Celebrate Independence Day by the water with a classic picnic.

Clemson MBA Fireworks on the Fourth | Thursday, July 4 | 6-10 p.m. | Unity Park, 320 S. Hudson St., Greenville | Free | Come early, bring a blanket + picnic dinner, and spend your evening honoring our country.

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Scoops and Penelope will be there. | Photo by GVLtoday

Family friendly

Zoo Fest 2024 | Saturday, June 1 | 5-9 p.m. | Greenville Zoo, 150 Cleveland Park Dr., Greenville | $20-$30 | Enjoy a family-friendly music festival featuring multiple music artists throughout the Greenville Zoo.

Duckfest | Saturday, May 4 | 1-6 p.m. | Hampton Station, 1320 Hampton Ave., Greenville | Free entry | Enjoy day packed with fun for all ages, featuring a vendor market, a petting zoo, and live music by Taylor Corum.

Greenville Drive Games | Multiple dates | Times vary | Fluor Field at the West End, 945 S. Main St., Greenville | Prices vary | Catch The Drive at one of its home games this season and enjoy a variety of theme-nights.

Greenville Triumph Games | Multiple dates | Times vary | Furman University’s Paladin Stadium, 3300 Poinsett Hwy., Greenville | Prices vary | Cheer on our local soccer team as The Triumph takes to the turf.

21+

Brew in the Zoo | Friday, May 17 | 6-10 p.m. | Greenville Zoo, 150 Cleveland Park Dr., Greenville | $30-$70 | Tap into the wild and sample an assortment of beer and lite fare, all while exploring the zoo after hours.

Greenville Mimosa Festival | Saturday, June 8 | 1-5 p.m. | Fluor Field, 945 S. Main St., Greenville | $50-$65 | Sip on mimosas, brunch punch, and beer + wine while you enjoy live music.

Iron Caterer Throwdown 2024 | Thursday, Aug. 1 | 5-10 p.m. | The 405, 405 Westfield St., Greenville | $145 | Four Chefs battle it out with three secret ingredients and the winner is chosen by you.

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