South Carolina

Greenville, South Carolina

A- Overview:
Greenville is located in the Piedmont region of South Carolina in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The area, commonly referred to as the Upstate, includes Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Pickens and Cherokee counties and the cities of Anderson, Clemson, Greenville, Simpsonville, Greer and Spartanburg. The city represents 56,000 residents of the roughly 350,000 who make up the region. Greenville’s moderate climate offers a full change of seasons. The average annual temperature is 59 degrees F with an average rainfall of 50.45 inches and an average snowfall of 1.20 inches per year.

One of the city’s main attractions of Greenville is its award winning downtown. Falls Park on the Reedy is a must visit in downtown. This city park showcases the scenic Reedy River Falls. The feature attraction is a one-of-a-kind pedestrian suspension bridge, offering beautiful view of the Falls and surrounding park. Downtown is also the arts and entertainment epicenter for the Upstate South with live entertainment ranging from ballet and symphony to hockey and indoor football. Local theater companies provide intimate settings for performances, while the Peace Center for the Performing Arts hosts major productions on three performance stages including an outdoor amphitheater. The Bi-Lo seats 17,000 and hosts athletic events as well as major concerts and family entertainment. The Bob Jones University Museum and Gallery offers one of the most recognized collections of religious artwork in the nation, including works by such artists as Dolci, Rembrandt, Rubens, Titan and Van Dyck. The nationally recognized Greenville County Art Museum has an exquisite collection as well.

Greenville also holds the honor of being the home of Shoeless Joe Jackson. Homegrown legend Joe Jackson began his baseball career in the local textile league at the age of thirteen. He earned his nickname by playing gin one game without his shoes that were hurting his feet. After getting a hit and rounding the bases in his stocking feet, a fan of the opposing team shouted, “You shoeless son-of-a-gun!” A local sportswriter heard the remark and tagged Jackson with the nickname “Shoeless Joe”. In his honor, visitors can enjoy a visit to Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Park as well as visit the Shoeless Joe Jackson Plaza Statue & Fountain in the historic West End of the city.

For a little outdoor adventure as well as a beautiful experience, visitors should plan on spending time exploring some of the magnificent areas. Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area, located on the border of North and South Carolina offers a breath-taking view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Another beautiful site is the Campbell Covered Bridge. Built in 1909, this is the only remaining covered bridge in South Carolina.

For a taste of Civil War History, the South Carolina Confederate Museum shouldn’t be missed.
It is operated & owned by the 16th Regiment, SC Volunteers, sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp 36, in memory of the 250,000 gallant Confederate soldiers who answered the call of duty. The museum features a large collection of artifacts and memorabilia from the war.

Also located in Greenville is the Palmetto Expo Center, one of the largest exposition facilities in the southeast with 368,000 square feet of exhibit space in four halls. The Palmetto Expo Center is a popular regional destination for corporate meetings, tradeshows, banquets, and many special events held throughout the year. The city is also known for its outdoor entertainment which includes Jazz Concerts, Farmer’s Markets, and Moonlight Movies along the River.

Within the City of Greenville are 39 parks, playgrounds and recreation centers which include bike/jogging trails, miniature golf course, shuffleboard courts, tennis courts, playground structures, picnic shelters and ball fields for a total of 452 acres of park space, making any day a day of fun. And, after a day of fun in the city, there is nothing better than a meal at one of the city’s many fine restaurants.

This remarkable, historic city, so conveniently located to major interstate highways truly offers its visitors year-round entertainment. No matter what the reason for a visit or the time of year, this tranquil South Carolina city has something for everyone.

B- City Information:
Population: 56,002

Elevation: 966 feet above sea level

Land Area: 26.1 square miles

Location: Greenville is located in the Piedmont region of South Carolina in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the northwest section of the state and at the intersection of Interstate 85 and Interstate 385

Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (when it’s noon in Greenville, it’s 11am in Chicago and 9am in Los Angeles). Greenville observes Daylight Saving Time from April – October

Weather:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Average temp. (°F)
40.8
44.5
51.7
59.3
67.5
74.9
78.9
77.5
71.6
60.6
51.3
43.4

High temperature (°F)
50.6
55.3
63.2
71.5
78.7
85.5
89.1
87.4
81.5
71.8
61.9
53.0

Low temperature (°F)
31.0
33.5
40.2
47.0
56.2
64.2
68.5
67.7
61.5
49.4
40.7
33.7

Precipitation (in)
5.1
4.5
5.5
3.8
4.8
4.3
4.7
4.3
4.2
4.1
4.1
4.3

Climate:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Days with precipitation
11
9
12
10
10
11
12
11
9
8
9
10

Wind speed (mph)
8.9
9.0
9.1
8.6
7.0
6.1
6.0
5.4
5.8
6.6
7.7
8.3

Morning humidity (%)
84
82
83
84
89
92
93
95
95
92
87
84

Afternoon humidity (%)
58
54
52
49
55
59
61
61
61
55
55
58

Sunshine (%)
55
59
61
67
62
63
62
57
58
62
58
55

Snowfall (in)
3.9
3.3
2.4
0.4
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.5
1.6

Local Seasons:

With a year round moderate climate, each season brings something special to this historic city. Summer tends to be the busiest time of year as visitors from the north come to see the sights. With the daytime temperatures in the mid to high 80’s F, it’s perfect for working on that summer tan. Fall brings a plethora of color to the area and visitors can expect watching the leaves change. Be sure to bring a camera. Winters are generally mild but it does snow occasionally, transforming the entire area into a postcard-like effect. It’s just right for a wonderful meal by a warm fire. Spring brings a rebirth to the area as blossoms appear and the temperatures rise. Whatever the reason for visiting or whatever the season, Greenville awaits its visitors with some of natures best.

How to Get There:

By Air

Greenville – Spartanburg Airport

2000 GSP Drive

Greer, SC 29651

846 877-7426

The airport is conveniently located near the city and is served by many of the nationally known airlines as well as certain local and regional carriers.

Ground Transportation

Most of the major car rental companies as well as taxi, limousine and shuttle services are available at the airport as well as throughout the city.

By Car

From the northeast and southwest, the city is located directly on Interstate 85, from the southeast, I-385 enters the city off of Interstate 26 and from the north, and Interstate 26 intersects I-85

By Train

Amtrak

1120 West Washington Street
Greenville, SC 29601

800-USA-RAIL

By Bus

Greyhound

100 W McBee Ave.

Greenville. SC 29601

864-235-4741

How to Get Around:

With so many things to see and do both in the city as well as throughout the surrounding area, the best way to get around is by either personal or rental car.

National Holidays:

New Year’s Day, Jan. 1

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day 3rd Mon. in Jan.

President’s Day, 3rd Mon. in Feb.

Memorial Day, last Mon. in May

Independence Day, July 4

Labor Day, 1st Mon. in Sept.

Thanksgiving Day, 4th Thurs. in Nov.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Dec. 24 and 25

New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31

C- Attractions/Things To Do:
Beattie House

8 Bennett St.

Greenville, SC 29601

864-233-9977
Hours: Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Free by appointment

An Italian Gothic-style house, circa 1834, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Features include exquisite turnings, brackets and railings on the roof of an arched verandah. Furnished in early Victorian style and now occupied by the Greenville Woman´ s Club.

Kilgore-Lewis House
560 N. Academy St.

Greenville, SC 29601

864-232-3020

Hours: Open year-round, Monday-Friday, 10am – 2pm

Admission Free

This historic house, built between 1835-1838, now houses the Greenville Council of Garden Clubs and is surrounded by a five-acre tract planted with a series of charming gardens. On the National Register of Historic Places.

Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery
1700 Wade Hampton Blvd.

Greenville, SC 29614

864-770-1331

Hours: Open Tuesday – Sunday 2 – 5pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Dec. 20 – 25, Jan. 1, July 4 and BJU commencement day in early May.

Admission Charged

One of the most highly recognized collections of religious art in America includes works by Dolci, Rubens, Botticelli and Van Dyck. Children must be six years or older.

Caesar’s Head Overlook & Visitors Center
Caesar’s Head State Park

US Hwy. 276 at the SC/NC border

864-836-6115

Hours: The visitor center is open year round, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm; Saturday – Sunday, 9am – 6pm.

Call for directions and additional information

Admission Free

At 3,208 feet, the overlook provides a breath-taking view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area

Caesars Head Station

US Hwy. 276 at the SC/NC border.

864-836-6115

Hours: The visitor center is open year-round, everyday 9am – 5pm
Admission Free

At 3,266 feet, the overlook provides a breath-taking view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Special note: the state parks known Caesars Head and Jones Gap have been combined and reclassified as a “Natural Area” under the title “The Mountain Bridge State Natural Area.”

Campbell’s Covered Bridge

Built in 1909, this is the only remaining covered bridge in South Carolina. From U.S. Hwy. 25 north of Travelers Rest, take State Rd. 414 through Tigerville. Turn right on Pleasant Hill Road, right on Campbell´ s Bridge Road and travel approximately 1/4 mile to bridge.

Paris Mountain State Park
2401 State Park Rd.

Greenville, SC 29609

864-244-5565

Hours: Call for additional information

Admission Charged

Paris Mountain State Park located only 7 miles from downtown Greenville offers over 1500 acres of mountainous forest in an urban setting. Educational programs focusing on the pristine environment are available to school groups and the general public. Over 9 miles of trail and four lakes provide opportunities to explore nature. Special events offered by the Friends of Paris Mountain State Park throughout the year highlight environmental awareness.

Poinsett Bridge

The oldest bridge in SC, completed in 1820, is part of the original state road connecting Greenville to Asheville. From US Hwy. 25 N., two miles northwest of SC Hwy. 11, turn onto Old US Hwy. 25. Travel 3.2 miles and turn right onto Callahan Mountain Road. Travel 2.2 miles and bridge is on left.

Christ Episcopal Church
10 N. Church St.

Greenville, SC 29601

864-271-8773

Hours: Tours by appointment, call for additional information

Admission Free

A Gothic-Revival structure with an unusual brick spire, this was the first church built in Greenville. The congregation was founded in 1820 by summer residents from Charleston. Notables buried in the cemetery include town founder Vardry McBee. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Downtown Baptist Church
101 W. McBee Ave.

Greenville, SC 29601

864-235-5746

Hours: Call for additional information

Admission Free

Located in the heart of Greenville, this is a large and beautiful historic church building. The sanctuary was dedicated in 1858 as First Baptist. Downtown Baptist was formed in February 1974.

Roper Mountain Science Center
402 Roper Mountain Rd.

Greenville SC 29615

864-281-1188

Hours: Varies by venue, call for additional information

Admission Charged

The science center is open to the public the second Saturday of each month & offers different programs. It contains one of the largest planetariums in South Carolina and it is open to the public each Friday evening, 7:30, 8:30 & 9:30p.m.

Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Park, Statue, and Fountain

Greenville’s homegrown legend Joe Jackson began his baseball career in the local textile league at the age of thirteen. He earned his nickname by playing in one game without his shoes because they were hurting his feet. After getting a hit and rounding the bases in his stocking feet, a fan of the opposing team shouted, “You shoeless son-of-a-gun!” A local sportswriter heard the remark and tagged Jackson with the nickname “Shoeless Joe”

This park pays homage to Joe. He grew up and played ball in this Brandon Mill Community during the early 1900’s. Take Academy Street, cross Pendleton St. onto “Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Parkway”. Take a right onto West Street. A life-size statue is located in the historic West End of the City of Greenville; take Main Street south to Pendleton & Augusta Streets. The base was constructed with bricks removed from the Old Comiskey Ball Park where Jackson played for the Chicago White Sox before he was accused of being a part of throwing the 1919 World Series. He was later found innocent of the charges but was banned from professional baseball.

South Carolina Confederate Museum
15 Boyce Ave.

Greenville, SC 29601 (in the Pettigru Historic District, near the Bi-Lo Center)

864-268-0713

Hours: Open Wednesday, 10am – 3pm; Friday, 5 – 9pm; Saturday, 10am – 5pm; Sunday, 1 – 5pm

Admission Free

Operated & owned by the 16th Regiment, SC Volunteers, sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp 36, in memory of the 250,000 gallant Confederate soldiers who answered the call of duty. Features a large collection of artifacts and memorabilia from the war.

Falls Park on the Reedy
123 W. Broad St.

Greenville, SC 29601

864-467-4350

Hours: Call for additional information

Admission Free

This downtown park showcases the scenic Reedy River Falls. The feature attraction is a one-of-a-kind pedestrian suspension bridge, offering beautiful view of the Falls and surrounding park.

Furman University Thompson Gallery

3300 Poinsett Hwy.

Greenville, SC 29613

864-294-2074

Hours: Open weekdays 9am – 5pm

Admission Free

This gallery in Furman´ s Roe Art Building exhibits the work of top local and regional artists, and student works.

Gassaway Mansion

106 Dupont Drive

Greenville, SC 29607

864-271-0188

Hours: Open by appointment

Admission Charged

The mansion combines several complex architectural styles and represents the wealthy Greenville of the 1920s.

Symmes Chapel “Pretty Place”

Located 5 miles off US Hwy. 276 near Caesars Head State Park.

864-836-5785

Hours: Open daily, the chapel is closed to the public during weddings and camp functions. Call ahead for scheduled closings.

The outdoor chapel at the YMCA Camp Greenville is called “Pretty Place” because of the breathtaking view from Standing Stone Mountain. More than 100 couples are married each year at this chapel.

Greenville County Museum of Art

420 College St.

Greenville, SC 29601

864-271-7570

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 5pm (Thursdays until 8pm). Sundays 1 – 5pm.

Admission Free
The museum houses one of the finest collections of Andrew Wyeth´s watercolors in the world, including recent works. Also, the highly acclaimed Southern Collection features works from the 1700´s to the present.

Greenville Zoo

150 Cleveland Park Dr.

Greenville, SC 29601
864-467-4300

Hours: Open daily, 10am – 4:30pm, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day

Admission Charged

Wildlife from around the world is displayed in natural open-air exhibits. Children under 13 must be accompanied by adult. Picnic shelters, playgrounds and tennis courts.

Cowpens National Battlefield

4001 Chesnee Hwy
Gaffney, SC 29341

864-461-2828

Hours: Open daily 9am – 5pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Special Events celebrated on anniversary date of battle and 4th of July.

Admission Charged

Famous for the Jan. 17, 1781 battle where Daniel Morgan led his outnumbered troops against Banastre Tarleton´s troops, Cowpens offers interpretive facilities, a visitor’s center with exhibits, a tour road and a walking trail through the battlefield.

South Carolina Botanical Garden

102 Garden Trail, Clemson University,

Clemson, SC 29634

864-656-3405

Hours: The grounds are open 365 days a year from dawn until dusk

Admission Charged

This 270-acre public garden features several thousand varieties of ornamental plants, both native and introduced; niche gardens; natural woodlands and streams; an arboretum; and the only nature-based sculpture collection of its kind in the nation. A visitor’s center, geology museum and cafe are also located here. The garden hosts numerous educational and recreational events year round, including nature walks and festivals.

Shopping:

Downtown

Greenville’s walkable Main Street, – which features beautiful trees, attractive landscaping, public art and comfortable street furniture – gracefully hosts a variety of specialty shops offering antiques, high-fashion clothing, toys, books, furniture and art galleries, along with rare and unusual gift items. Add the largest concentration of cultural amenities in South Carolina together with more than 70 restaurants and it’s a destination well worth adding to the itinerary.

West End Market & Historic District
The West End Historic District, known as the arts and entertainment center of the city, is anchored by the West End Market and Falls Park on the Reedy. While visiting the West End, you can browse through the shops in the West End Market and surrounding streets, dine in one of the area’s unique restaurants, enjoy a theater performance, or view the progress of the construction of a world-class pedestrian bridge across the Reedy River falls.

Augusta Road

Less than a mile from Greenville’s central business district, nestled between some of the most desirable neighborhoods, you’ll find the Augusta Road Shopping District. Fine clothing stores, flower shops, health food markets and decorating resource centers can be found near old fashioned hardware stores and a wide range of restaurants. Augusta Road is also the location of Greenville’s first, and still very active, shopping mall.

D- Family Fun Attractions:
A Unique Way to Explore Downtown Greenville

This was a school project idea by a local high school student who wanted to do something good for the community so that people would feel they were in a special place that has character and individuality.
Based on the popular children’s book Goodnight Moon, a bronzed sculpture of the book and one mouse are mounted on the fountain in front of the Hyatt Regency hotel and the other eight mice are installed along a nine-block stretch of Main Street between the Hyatt & the Westin Poinsett hotels. The artist who created the work is Zan Wells.

Hints to finding the mice:

1. Where the water springs above ground. Mr. Mickey is on his book. (Think fountain at a downtown hotel)

2. Mrs. Minnie is within 75 ft of Mickey, keeping vehicles off the sidewalk and keeping an eye on her old man. (Think across the street on a parking barrier)

3. Mickey Jr. is too young to drink a.m. adult beverages, but he is trying to sneak in anyway. (Think about a coffee shop)

4. With a northern view, Mickey and Minnie’s son, Mikey, watches the crowds
at Downtown Alive. (Think Piazza Bergamo)

5. At her high-tech location, Miss Minney, Mikey’s twin sister, keeps an eye on the pedestrians. From above and is the hardest to find. (Think of a large, high-tech business on Main Street)

6. Hard to see, little brother Mitch hangs out at the Rising Star. (Think artwork in front of a bank)

7. Melissa, Mitch’s twin sister, keeps watch on patrons eating Chinese and wraps. (Think Chinese restaurant and a Mexican wrap restaurant)

8. Minnie’s sister Mifflin stays on a wall at the newest high-rise by the corner of the oldest bank. (If you can hear the wind chimes on Main Street you are close)

9. Near a rain spout at an Italian restaurant, Uncle Miles, Mifflin’s husband enjoys the garden close by.

Campbell’s Covered Bridge

Built in 1909, this is the only remaining covered bridge in South Carolina. From U.S. Hwy. 25 north of Travelers Rest, take State Rd. 414 through Tigerville. Turn right on Pleasant Hill Road, right on Campbell´ s Bridge Road and travel approximately 1/4 mile to bridge.

Paris Mountain State Park
2401 State Park Rd.

Greenville, SC 29609

864-244-5565

Hours: Call for additional information

Admission Charged

Paris Mountain State Park, located only 7 miles from downtown Greenville, offers over 1500 acres of mountainous forest in an urban setting. Educational programs focusing on the pristine environment are available to school groups and the general public. Over 9 miles of trail and four lakes provide opportunities to explore nature. Special events offered by the Friends of Paris Mountain State Park throughout the year highlight environmental awareness.

Roper Mountain Science Center
402 Roper Mountain Rd.

Greenville SC 29615

864-281-1188

Hours: Varies by venue, call for additional information

Admission Charged

The science center is open to the public the second Saturday of each month & offers different programs. It contains one of the largest planetariums in South Carolina and it is open to the public each Friday evening, 7:30, 8:30 & 9:30p.m.

Shoeless Joe Jackson

Greenville’s homegrown legend Joe Jackson began his baseball career in the local textile league at the age of thirteen. He earned his nickname by playing in one game without his shoes because they were hurting his feet. After getting a hit and rounding the bases in his

Stocking feet, a fan of the opposing team shouted, “You shoeless son-of-a-gun!” A local sportswriter heard the remark and tagged Jackson with the nickname “Shoeless Joe”

Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Park

This park pays homage to Joe. He grew up and played ball in this Brandon Mill Community during the early 1900’s. Take Academy Street, cross Pendleton St. onto “Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Parkway”. Take a right onto West Street.

Shoeless Joe Jackson Plaza Statue & Fountain

This life-size statue is located in the historic West End of the City of Greenville; take Main Street south to Pendleton & Augusta Streets. The base was constructed with bricks removed from the Old Comiskey Ball Park where Jackson played for the Chicago White Sox before he was accused of being a part of throwing the 1919 World Series. He was later found innocent of the charges but was banned from professional baseball.

Jackson Grave

Woodlawn Memorial Gardens

Wade Hampton Blvd.

Jackson died in 1951; his grave is located at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. He continues to be one of the most publicized and beloved baseball players in the history of the game.

South Carolina Confederate Museum
15 Boyce Ave.

Greenville, SC 29601 (in the Pettigru Historic District, near the Bi-Lo Center)

864-268-0713

Hours: Open Wednesday, 10am – 3pm; Friday, 5 – 9pm; Saturday, 10am – 5pm; Sunday, 1 – 5pm

Admission Free

Operated & owned by the 16th Regiment, SC Volunteers, sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp 36, in memory of the 250,000 gallant Confederate soldiers who answered the call of duty. Features a large collection of artifacts and memorabilia from the war.

Greenville Zoo

150 Cleveland Park Dr.

Greenville, SC 29601
864-467-4300

Hours: Open daily, 10am – 4:30pm, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day

Admission Charged

Wildlife from around the world is displayed in natural open-air exhibits. Children under 13 must be accompanied by adult. Picnic shelters, playgrounds and tennis courts.

Nearby:

Hollywild Animal Park

2325 Hampton Rd.

Inman, SC 29349

864-472-2038
Hours: Open daily 9am – 6pm, April 1 – Labor Day. Open weekends only 9am – 5pm, March and Labor Day to Halloween.

Admission Charged

This 100-acre animal park features hundreds of exotic animals; “Outback Safari” rides; feeding stations; concessions and more!

Cowpens National Battlefield

4001 Chesnee Hwy
Gaffney, SC 29341

864-461-2828

Hours: Open daily 9am – 5pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Special Events celebrated on anniversary date of battle and 4th of July.

Admission Charged

Famous for the Jan. 17, 1781 battle where Daniel Morgan led his outnumbered troops against Banastre Tarleton´ s troops, Cowpens offers interpretive facilities, a visitor’s center with exhibits, a tour road and a walking trail through the battlefield.

E- Events & Entertainment:
Events & Entertainment

March

Annual Carolina First Reedy River Run

Held in early March

Location: Intersection of South Main & McBee Streets, Downtown Greenville

800-937-8461

Fee charged for race

The Annual Reedy River Run 10K is a Palmetto Grand Prix event and is the RRCA South Carolina 10K State Championship.

April

A Celebration of Quilting

Held in mid April

Location: Morningside Baptist Church

864-585-5435

Biannual Quilt Show, featuring dimension quilt patterns for creative people.

Artisphere: The International Arts Festival of Greenville

Held in early April

Location: Falls Park
864-271-9398

Call for additional information

Artisphere is an annual signature event for Greenville, SC, which showcases the arts, reflect the area’s international flair and maximize existing arts programs by providing a diverse menu of experiences that center around the arts…visual and performing…and Greenville’s multi-cultural offerings to appeal to visitors from throughout the world, as well as citizens throughout the region.

Run for Hope 5K

Held in early April

Location: Downtown Greenville through Cleveland Park

864-972-3354

Call for additional information

The Run for Hope is an established event that has achieved a great success in its short history. It was started in 1996 by Greenville Jaycees as a fundraiser for its primary charity, Jaycees Camp Hope, a camp for mentally challenged individuals in South Carolina.

May

Greek Festival

Held in mid May

Location: Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral

864-233-8531

The annual Greek Festival in Downtown Greenville is an entertaining and delicious “Taste of Greece”, offered at the Church’s location across from the old Greenville County Public Library.

June

Chautauqua Festival

Held in mid June

Location: Downtown Greenville

864-609-5812

“Civil War, as told by those who were there”

July

BMW Charity Pro-Am

Dates vary, call for exact date

Location: The Cliffs

864-297-1831

The BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs golf tournament is one of the premier events on the Nationwide PGA Tour and the only event that pairs professional golfers with amateur/celebrity partners in a two-day better-ball competition.

September

Art in the Park

Held in early September

Location: Falls Park on the reedy

864-380-8097

The centerpiece of the festival is a large outdoor gallery, covered by tents, which features the Upstate Visual Arts Annual Member Exhibition. Over 350 original art works by more than 150 artist members are showcased in this exhibition. The members’ exhibition is juried for awards. Surrounding this gallery are many individual artist booth exhibits featuring local and out-of-town artists, informational booth displays by other Greenville area visual art organizations and institutions, and a hands-on art activities area for children.

Piedmont Fall Festival
Held in late September
Location: Greenville State Farmers Market
864- 244-4023

Call for additional information

Race for the Cure

Held in late September

Location: Varies

864-298-CURE (298-2873)

Call for additional information

Location: Varies in Greenville, call for exact location

This nationally recognized event takes place throughout the country with proceeds benefiting the The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

October

Bark in the Park

Held in mid October

Location: Clement Estate, Greer SC

864-243-4222

A variety of doggie games, contests, prizes, raffles, demonstrations, food, vendors, kid’s activities, as well as fun and educational seminars take place at this annual event.

Fall for Greenville

Held in early October

Location: Varies throughout Greenville
864-467-5780

Call for additional information
The three-day event highlights Greenville’s finest restaurants and musical entertainment on 5 music stages including the new Wachovia Stage. Bring the kids too, the family will love the MDC Homes Children’s Area featuring amusement rides and craft activities for everyone.

Entertainment:

The Peace Center for the Performing Arts

300 South Main St.

Greenville, SC 29601

864-467-3030

Call for performance schedule and additional information

The Peace Center’s mission is to present the world’s finest performers from a broad variety of disciplines, sustain state-of-the-art theatrical venues and quality services to support local performing arts groups, and foster life-long appreciation for the arts through comprehensive education and outreach programs for children, educators and adults.

Founded with the philosophy that a strong cultural life is integral to a community’s success, The Peace Center is an advocate for the performing arts, and actively participates in the economic development and cultural advancement of the upstate.

The Warehouse Theatre
37 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29601
864-235-6948

Season runs September – May, call for additional information

From the classic to the contemporary, The Warehouse Theatre presents some of the best professional theatre in the Upstate. But the “Warehouse experience” doesn’t end there. The popular Staged Reading Series has become The Warehouse Theatre New Play Symposium where audiences directly participate in the development of new plays. It also produces Late Nites, presenting edgier works along with experimental and provisational theatre.

The Greenville Chorale
864-235-1101

Season runs November – May, call for additional information

The mission of the Greenville Chorale is to bring together vocal and orchestral artists to provide the region with a professional symphonic chorus for the purpose of re-creating great music to enrich the soul and enjoyment of both performer and listener. The vision of the Artistic Director and Conductor determines the balance of masterworks and new music to ensure exacting performance standards and enthusiastic involvement for all participants.

Greenville Symphony Orchestra
200 South Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601
864-232-0344

Call for performance schedule

The Greenville Symphony Association is dedicated to providing educational and cultural opportunities for the citizens of Greenville and surrounding communities through the presentation of live orchestral music. Offering excellence in live musical performances, the orchestra enriches lives, educates minds and encourages community support of the arts.

Greenville Little Theatre

444 College Street

Greenville, SC 29601

864-233-6238

Season runs September – June, call for additional information

If visitors are looking for rich, evocatively staged and costumed classical theater — drama, comedy, and musicals — in the Upstate of South Carolina, they have come to the right place. Every year, GLT stages six shows by the greats of theater, from Shakespeare to Wilde to Cole Porter.

South Carolina Children’s Theatre

Performances held at the Peace Center

864-235-2885

Season runs December – June, call for performance schedule

The mission of SCCT is to educate and stimulate the minds and imaginations of young people and their families through theatre of the highest quality, year-round education and accessible outreach.

The Bi-Lo Center

650 North Academy Street
Greenville, SC 29601
864-241-3800

Call for event, performance schedule and additional information

Sports, concerts, family shows, the Bi-Lo Center has ‘em all.

Sports:

Greenville Grrrowl

Professional Hockey

Games played at the Bi-Lo Center

650 North Academy Street
Greenville, SC 29601

864-467-4777

Season runs October – April

The Greenville Grrrowl of the ECHL are the proud affiliates of the Chicago Blackhawks and Edmonton Oilers