Plus, grab a drink and a bite at two new GVL spots
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Kyle here. We’re just days out from the first day of spring (Monday, March 20) and Greenville is celebrating with the sound of music — from the Jamie Wright Band at the season’s first Greenville Heritage Main Street Friday to Greenlink’s Tiny Bus Concert to the Synergy Twins on the Tetrad Brewing Co. patio.

Here are nine events happening Friday, March 17-Sunday, March 19:

Friday, March 17
  • Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays | Friday, Mar. 17 | 5:30-9:30 p.m. | NOMA Square, 220 N. Main St., Greenville | Free entry | Kick off St. Patrick’s Day weekend with the Jamie Wright Band at this season’s first Main Street Friday.
  • Drumming Up Awareness 2023 | Friday, Mar. 17 | 12-1 p.m. | Peace Center Plaza, 300 S. Main St., Greenville | Free | Celebrate Disability Awareness Month with Thrive Upstate’s drum ensemble featuring musicians with disabilities and special needs.
  • An Extraordinary Tasting Adventure | Friday, March 17 - Saturday, April 29 | 12-5 p.m. | VICARIO Tasting Room Micro-Distillery and Farm, 840 Old Jones Rd. Greer SC 29651, Greer | Experience a garden to glass tasting of Vicario’s award-winning liqueurs and gin on Fridays and Saturdays.*
Saturday, March 18
  • St. Paddy’s Day 5K Dash & Bash | Saturday, Mar. 18 | 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Greenville Drive, 945 S. Main St, Greenville | $20-$45 | Race through downtown Greenville with an ending at Fluor Field with a St. Patty’s Day bash to follow.
  • Colors by Nature: A Natural Dyeing Workshop | Saturday, Mar. 18 | 1:30-3 p.m. | Conestee Nature Preserve, 840 Mauldin Rd., Greenville | $20 | Experiment with natural dyes to craft unique pieces that celebrate the colors that nature provides.
  • Dog Safety Saturdays | Saturday, Mar. 18 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | The Children’s Museum of the Upstate, 300 College St., Greenville | Free with admission | Six pups will be stationed throughout every floor of the museum to educate guests on how to safely and respectfully interact with working dogs.
Sunday, March 19
  • Brunch of Champions with Resident Diner | Sunday, Mar. 19 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | The Community Tap Travelers Rest, 321 S. Main St, Travelers Rest | Free entry | The Community Tap Travelers Rest and Resident Diner join forces to serve a brunch of “the world’s greatest food and drink pairing,” champagne and fried chicken.
  • The Tiny Bus Concert | Sunday, Mar. 19 | 3:45-4:30 p.m. | Greenlink Transit Center, 100 W. McBee Ave., Greenville | Free | Catch local musician Charles Hedgepath play five songs at this intimate concert on a Greenlink bus.
  • Synergy Twins | Sunday, Mar. 19 | 2-5 p.m. | Tetrad Brewing Co., 603 E. Stone Ave., Greenville | Free entry | Keep the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations going and jam to live music by The Synergy Twins, Jeff and Stephen Neil, and their electric violins.

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    Editor’s Pick
    • In the mood for a burger? Perfect Buns in Camperdown Plaza is open and serving up burgers (on perfect buns), brews, and handhelds. If the cold doesn’t bother you anyway, spring for a Frosé or frozen sangria. Weekend hours are Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-12 a.m. and weekday hours are Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
    • This Friday, March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day. While celebrations got started early in Greenville with the festival in NOMA Square last Saturday, they’re still going through this weekend. See where to celebrate all weekend long.
    • Usher in a new season at one of Greenville’s 90+ parks. From a round of mini golf with the fam at McPherson Park or pickleball at Timmons Park to a romp in the mulch with your pup at Conestee Dog Park or hike in Paris Mountain State Park — enjoying spring in Greenville is like a walk in the park.
    Real Estate
    🍀 6 homes on the market we’d be lucky to have
    Here are six homes we’re dreaming of spending spring (and summer, and fall, and winter…) in. | Photo provided by Ben Ivins Photography and Van Sullivan
    St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow, so we’re manifesting a little luck of the Irish today. From the lakes region to downtown, here are six dream-worthy homes we’d cash in on if we struck gold:
    Don’t see what you’re looking for? The team at Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty believes luxury is an experience, not a price point — and they help buyers and sellers with all different property types, budgets, and more.*
    Great Escapes
    Our guide to Helen, GA
    NOOGAtoday | Helen part two
    Get a taste of Germany in a small town in Georgia. | Photo by @stephdantravel
    Check out Helen, GA, an alpine village that’s known for its nature scenes, having one of the best Oktoberfest celebrations in the country, and transforming into a winter wonderland.
    • Why go: Spend a day touring a vineyard and tasting Georgia wines at the Yonah Mountain Vineyards. Pro tip: spend $35 for a wine flight and receive a commemorative wine glass to take home with you.
    • Food: Hofer’s of Helen Bakery & Café is a must-try. This café’s menu and ambiance makes you feel like you’re in Germany. The Schwarzwälder Kirsch (Black Forest Torte) is to die for.
    • VRBO: Spectacular mountain chalet, short walk to downtown + activities ($270/night)
    Bonus message from our partner: If you’re looking to book this trip, Going offers all the affordable flight hacks from your home airport. Sign up here.*

    • Looking for a new laptop that checks all the boxes without breaking the bank? Enter: the Acer Chromebook 311. This lightweight laptop is decked out with all the essential Google apps — like Google Chrome and Google Calendar — it’s quiet, and it has up to 10 hours of battery life.*
    • What we’re buying for our cars: Dash cams. The REDTIGER Dual Dash Camera captures both the front and rear of your car and can be a lifesaver when it comes to contesting traffic violations and recording evidence of collisions. Plus, it connects to your mobile device.*
    • Summer travel is just around the corner. On our radar: this mid-century modern stay in Martha’s Vineyard. For something a little more tropical, our pick is this seaside cottage in St. John. If international travel is calling your name, this charming home along the French Riviera is for you.*
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