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Events
 
Friday, May 26
  • Weekends at Unity | Friday, May 26-Sunday, May 28 | 10 a.m.-8 p.m. | Unity Park, 320 S. Hudson St., Greenville | Free entry | Enjoy a sweet treat from one food vendor every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from April-October.
  • Great Scot! Parade | Friday, May 26 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Main Street, from Broad Street to East North Street, Greenville | Free entry | Celebrate the start of the Greenville Scottish Games with pipe bands, marching clans, Scottish Chiefs, and a multitude of Scottish-themed entries.
  • Amp’d Up Fridays | Friday, May 26 | 7-10 p.m. | Mauldin Cultural Center, 101 E. Butler Rd., Mauldin | Free entry | Grab your dancing shoes, lawn chairs and blankets to catch the first night of this summer concert series — formerly known as Beachin’ Fridays.
Saturday, May 27
  • Gallabrae Scottish Games | Saturday, May 27 | Times vary | Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Hwy., Greenville | $20 | Be Scottish for a day and celebrate Celtic culture with bagpipes, heavy athletic competitions, a car show, and more at one of the biggest Scottish Games in the region.
  • Palmetto Heroes Hike | Saturday, May 27 | 7 a.m.-3 p.m. | Bon Secours Wellness Arena, 650 N. Academy St., Greenville | $25-$50 | Join other patriots as they honor local military and first responders who paid the ultimate sacrifice — choose between a six-mile or 12-mile hike on the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail.
  • Yoga with One Love One Body | Saturday, May 27 | 9-10 a.m. | Gather GVL, 126 Augusta St., Greenville | Free entry | Stretch it out with One Love One Body Yoga.
Sunday, May 28
  • The Great Greenville Baking Class | Sunday, May 28 | 2-4 p.m. | The Gallery at M. Judson Booksellers, 130 S. Main St., Ste. 200, Greenville | $75-$105 | In this 10-person class, you’ll prepare your bread from start to almost finish, take your creation home, and end class with a tasting.
  • Brunch with Mangia Martorell | Sunday, May 28 | 12-3 p.m. | Fireforge Crafted Beer, 311 E. Washington St., Greenville | Free entry | This Memorial Day weekend brunch menu will be inspired by backyard cookouts — brunch available while supplies last.
  • Learn to Play D&D | Sunday, May 28 | 1-4 p.m. | Boardwalk, 1175 Woods Crossing Rd., Greenville | Free | Dungeon Masters will be on hand to provide custom tutelage for playing the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons — call or message the store to RSVP.
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From the editor
 
Opening
  • There’s a new restaurant to add to your list. Enter: Rick Erwin’s Greer. The newest location of Rick Erwin Dining Group, opens tomorrow, May 26 at 4 p.m. Visit its website to make reservations.
Outdoors
  • Looking to enjoy the weekend among nature? Hit the boardwalks of Greenville’s newest addition — The Reedy River Wetlands Preserve at Unity Park. Stroll through hundreds of native trees and plants above the original path of the Reedy River, and look out for marsh inhabitants. Take a peek.
Drink
  • Change up your morning (or afternoon) coffee routine by stopping by the new Summer Moon Coffee on Mills Avenue. The TX-born shop’s menu features a variety of oak-roasted coffee beverages, made complete with its specialty Moon Milk. Take a look at the space and order ahead.
 
 
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Real Estate
 
The inside scoop on owning short-term rentals in GVL
Primary guest room at The Pettigru House in Greenville, SC.
This early 1900s boutique stay (with a secret rumored history) was thoughtfully designed to include indoor + outdoor dining spaces inspired by quaint European cafes. | Photo by Emily Bolt Photography. Home owned by Jessica Kilcoyne, Realtor at Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty.
Have you ever dreamed of owning an Airbnb? Short term rentals are creating a buzz in Greenville as more visitors are discovering our gem of a city.

Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty Realtor Associate Jessica Kilcoyne is a boutique short-term rental host herself (take a peek at The Pettigru House) and shares tips for investing in rental properties in Greenville and beyond.

Whatever market you’re planning to invest in, work with a local real estate expert to provide guidance when it comes to:
  1. Zoning codes and regulations that impact rental properties — Greenville’s short-term rentals, for example, require proper zoning and licensing to operate.
  2. Analytic tools to run projections and potential investment returns — When working with short-term rental investor clients, Kilcoyne recommends AirDNA as the gold standard.
  3. Resources to assist with property set-up and management for an optimal guest and owner experience — Whether you plan to self-manage or hire a property management company, there are best practices + resources to help.*
 
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Eat
 
Columbia, SC’s pimento cheese tour guide
Pimento cheese in a bowl and on a chicken biscuit
Hear that, pimento cheese lovers? Columbia is calling your name. | Photo provided by Experience Columbia SC
Sweet dreams are made of cheese. Pimento cheese, that is. Columbia is home to one of the oldest recipes for pimento cheese — so it’s only right to plan a trip with the Pimento Cheese Passport.

Think of the passport as your pimento cheese tour guide, leading you to all the best restaurants and bars for a cheese-filled weekend in the capital city. Bonus: Collect five stamps for a specialized mug or pint glass, 10 stamps for a t-shirt, and visit all the restaurants to score a grand prize.*
 
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Travel
  • Turn misplaced keys into a thing of the past with the Apple AirTag. The button-sized tracking device can give you step-by-step directions to your lost keys (or phone…or wallet…) and has a battery life of one year. Pro tip: Put one in your checked luggage and never worry about lost baggage again.*
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