When you look at scheduled events and activities for 2013, you will be hard pressed to find a month when something is taking place, for the whole family, in Greenville, South Carolina. Family fun activities are what help to make up the City of Greenville’s landscape. Greenville contains close to 40 parks, filled with a myriad of activities.
There are several aquatic centers and lots of community centers, filled with athletic grounds, picnic pavilions, after school events, senior activities, and state-of-the-art fitness gyms. To fill in the activities field, Greenville hosts ice rinks, dog parks, playgrounds, water parks, camping retreats, and much, much more.
The current fall events schedule for Greenville is the following:
- Indie Craft Parade Expo – a 3-day event featuring local artisans and local farmers.
- Race For The Innocent – a charity 5K race and walk to help a third world country. 2013 will raise money for the country of Nicaragua.
- Bone-nanza at Pelham Mill – this is a dog’s day! Treats, toys, training classes, pets and free pet gifts are sponsored by local pet stores, groomers, veterinarians, and shelters.
- Rock Out Hunger – a benefit concert to support the “Loaves and Fishes”, Greenville County’s only mobile food rescue organization. South Carolina’s Mac Arnold and A Plate Full O’Blues will be the guest musical group.
- Autumn Fest At The Market – this is Greenville’s big State Farmers Market event, featuring local plants and flower show, with good South Carolina food.
- Euphoria – Greenville supports its local charities with food, wine, and a music festival.
- Health Care Reform and You – South Carolina BLUE will host a forum on the federal government’s Health Care Reform and how it will affect South Carolinians.
- Komen Race For The Cure – a part of the national 5K run or walk charity event to raise awareness and money for curing breast cancer, as well as honoring the survivors and memorializing those who lost their battle with this disease.
- The Albino Skunk Bluegrass Festival – camping, live Bluegrass bands, barbeque, kids’ water and sports activities are part of this annual event
- Little Steps Charity Classic – a golfing charity event
- Greer Station Oktoberfest – German folk festival
- Aunt Het Family Fall Festival – antique cars/trucks, carnival rides, music and kids’ activities
- Goodwill Mud Run – The Goodwill Foundation fun day
- Fall For Greenville – a 3-day food festival with plenty of fun
- SC Upstate Pagan Pride Day – benefit for Mother Earth Goddess organization
- Upper SC State Fair – local agricultural events, midway rides, and live entertainment
- Euro Auto Festival – European car show
- Special Olympics for South Carolina children
- Wish, Walk and Star Festival – a benefit for the Greenville Make-A-Wish Foundation
- o Art On The Trail – local artists display their creations
- Zombie Out Run – runners and zombie volunteers chase each other to catch a flag.
- HOPE Relay – Project HOPE charity event
- Roper Mountain Holiday Lights – a benefit featuring towering, decorative light displays. This event takes place toward the end of November until the end of December
- Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade – a Main Street annual event
- The Upstate Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis – residents and visitors wear Christmas costumes and tie mini bells to their shoes to run or walk, a 5K mile to benefit the Arthritis Foundation.
If you’re looking for something to do the rest of the year, visit Greenville with its southern charm and friendliness. The Greenville community will welcome you with open arms, a great educational system, Fortune 500 businesses and plenty of activities.