Things to Do

Greenville Events & Things to Do

Explore theatres, galleries, concerts, nightlife, things to do , and more in the Greenville, SC and Upstate areas.

Apr
23
Sat
2016
Backstage Pass: Baron Wolman and the Early Years of Rolling Stone
Apr 23 – May 23 all-day

Backstage Pass: Baron Wolman and the Early Years of Rolling Stone

April 6, 2016 through May 22, 2016

Hours Tues-Sat (10am-5pm) Sunday (1-5)RS 26 Jimi Hendrix

Immortalized by writers, filmmakers, and musicians from Stephen King to Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show, the cover of Rolling Stone magazine has embodied generations of popular culture. For artist, the cover is a coveted career achievement, and for many readers, it represents a fantasy realm of the rock-n-roll lifestyle. In the 1960s and 70s, Rolling Stone provided a national voice to the counter-culture movement, and gave readers unprecedented access to musicians before the days of personal branding.

The artifact based exhibition will make its South Carolina debut at the Upcountry History Museum – Furman University as part of a 5- year national tour. Contextualized in 35 framed photographs, contact sheets, and original cover, Backstage Pass presents an intimate view during a crucial period of cultural transformation in American history.

Feeding the heightened political and cultural climate of the time; featured artists Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, Mick Jagger, and Frank Zappa came to represent generational ideas through music, words and visual imagery.

A Chief Photographer for Rolling Stone from 1967-1970, Baron Wolman pioneered a new genre of iconic rock photography. The exhibit allows visitors to go backstage and explore how photographers and editors of Rolling Stone guided the creation of the “rockstar” as well as how events such as Woodstock and The Day on the Green have contributed to our collective cultural memory.

540 Buncombe St, Greenville, SC 29601

May
3
Tue
2016
 Screen Free Week!
May 3 – May 6 all-day
Celebrate National Pet Week! at HandsOn! Hendersonville
  Ditch those screens and get in touch with your family & friends! Hands On! has special activities all week to invite learning into play! From do-it-yourself card making there is something for everyone. We even have a special admission for the week, in conjunction with Dancing Bear Toys Annual Screen Free Week! Every year, Dancing Bear celebrates Screen Free Week (May 2-8) by challenging kids to go off TV and video games for the whole week.  They offer play days every day after school and a $5 gift card to kids who complete the challenge.
Make a Mother’s Day card!
May 3 – May 6 all-day
Celebrate National Pet Week! at HandsOn! Hendersonville
All day. Make a Mother’s Day card! Celebrate your mother, grandmother, aunt or special lady!  Free with $5 admission/free for members.
May
5
Thu
2016
GREENVILLE STATE FARMERS MARKET
May 5 2016 – Jan 1 2017 all-day

 

Greenville State Farmers Market

1354 Rutherford Rd.
Greenville, SC 29609

The Greenville State Farmers Market includes retail sheds and farmer stalls that offer a wide variety of locally grown products and specialty goods. Both quality and variety are standards for the volume of products offered for sale at the Greenville State Farmers Market. Market operations continue daily, all year long, ceasing for only two holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas. At any other time wholesale activities begin during early morning hours and last through mid-afternoon, seven days a week.

Retail Hours:
8 AM – 6 PM, Monday – Saturday
Admission and parking are free

Western North Carolina Farmers Market
May 5 2016 – Jan 1 2017 all-day

Western North Carolina Farmers Market

Open Everyday 8-6pm

 

May
6
Fri
2016
Greer Family Fest
May 6 – May 7 all-day

Greer Family Fest

With a rich history of providing family fun for all ages, the annual Pelham Medical Center Greer Family Fest promises to be better than ever this year, the 32nd anniversary of the event. Greer is growing, and festival planners have an expanded vision for a spectacular event that reflects the growth Greer is achieving. This year’s event will feature the best of the old and add exciting new activities with the goal of being the Upstate’s favorite family festival. This two-day event features live music on the Main Stage and the Community Stage, Mitsubishi Anne Helton Creation Station, Davis Orthodontics KidsZone, Greer CPW Food Court, and over 150 vendors throughout the festival!

Bob Jones University Commencement
May 6 @ 2:00 pm

Bob Jones University Commencement

Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium

Commencement

 

Highlights of the Collection Tour
May 6 @ 3:00 pm

Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery (M&G) Presents:

Highlights of the Collection

45- minute guided tours of the collection are available at M&G at Bob Jones University on Thursdays and Fridays at 3 p.m. for $3 in addition to general admission. Ask about these tours in the M&G Gift Shop.

The Art of Sleuthing Tour
May 6 @ 3:00 pm

Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery (M&G) Presents:

The Art of Sleuthing Tour

45- minute guided tours of The Art of Sleuthing are available at M&G at Heritage Green Tuesday- Saturday at 3 p.m. for $3 in addition to general admission.  Ask about these tours in the M&G Gift Shop.

2016 Downtown Criterium
May 6 @ 4:00 pm

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Criterium

Mark your calendar for the 12th Annual Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Criterium on May 6, 2016!

The Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Criterium is a closed-circuit, multi-lap cycling race. It is a featured event in Spartanburg’s largest annual festival, Spring Fling. In addition, it will be included in the USA CRITS Speed Week series, which is guaranteed to draw top national racing teams and international racers.

The race has an officially sanctioned, half-mile course that is unique for its cobblestone start/finish line, open-air plaza center, and dangerously sharp left turns. It is one of many cycling activities held in May as part of National Bike Month.

The Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Criterium has continually grown and expanded its reach. Over the past four years PAL has added a new feature to attract additional spectators – tailgating spots along the course. The event is also an economic asset to the community by bringing $25,000 back into Spartanburg hospitality businesses.

Interested in tailgating? Check out the map of available spots here, choose your tent spot, pay your deposit, and email Jennifer Hoy with your tent spot preference.

Jazz on the Square
May 6 @ 5:30 pm

The City of Spartanburg, SC Presents: Jazz on the Square

Friday evenings in the spring and fall in Downtown Spartanburg mean one thing; it’s time for Jazz on the Square! The City of Spartanburg brings this biannual music series to Morgan Square in Downtown Spartanburg every Friday in April and May and then again in September and October. Shows are from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

The Square provides the perfect venue to enjoy Jazz on the Square, with its picturesque surroundings providing the perfect backdrop for the sounds of some great local and regional musicians. Beverages are available for purchase (Anyone wishing to purchase an alcoholic beverage must be 21 years of age and must show a valid ID) and after the show, Downtown Spartanburg’s fantastic restaurants have dinner covered.

Main Street Fridays
May 6 @ 5:30 pm

Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays

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  • Venue: NOMA Square
  • Location: NOMA Square
  • Address:220 North Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601
  • Times:5:30pm-9:30pm
  • Admission: Free!
  • Phone:864-467-5741
  • Recurrence: Every Friday
Clemson Baseball
May 6 @ 6:00 pm

Clemson University Presents: Men’s Baseball v. NC State

 

Furman University Baseball
May 6 @ 6:00 pm
Harry Hampton Wildlife Banquet
May 6 @ 6:00 pm

Harry Hampton Wildlife Banquet

Established in 1986, this Association of dedicated sportsmen and conservationists has developed the largest wildlife banquet held in the State of South Carolina.  In May of each year, approximately 800 sportsmen assemble in Spartanburg for a meal, silent auction, raffles, door prizes, and a live auction in one evening. Since 1986, this banquet has raised over $1.2 million dollars to support wildlife education and conservation in South Carolina.

The banquet is held from 6-11 p.m. at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium in downtown Spartanburg. For questions or tickets, please call Larry Cook, (864) 591-1220.
USC Upstate Baseball
May 6 @ 6:00 pm

USC Upstate Baseball v. Florida Gulf Coast (Atlantic Sun Conference Game)

Wofford College Baseball
May 6 @ 6:00 pm

Wofford College Baseball v. University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Greenville Drive vs Augusta
May 6 @ 7:00 pm

Greenville Drive vs Augusta

Old Crow Medicine Show, Brandi Carlile
May 6 @ 7:00 pm

Old Crow Medicine Show, Brandi Carlile

Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park

861 SE Main Street
Simpsonville, South Carolina 29681

Unscripted: Improv Comedy Reunion from JAMBAG
May 6 @ 7:30 pm

Unscripted: Improv Comedy Reunion from JAMBAG

Every Friday night at 7:30pm features theatrical improv comedy.

1 E Coffee St, Greenville, SC 29601