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

Thursday, September 19, 2019
Euphoria Food, Wine, and Music presented by Lexus
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm
Euphoria Greenville

euphoria Food, Wine, and Music presented by Lexus is a highly anticipated four-day festival that includes exclusive tasting events, intimate musical experiences, cooking demonstrations and wine seminars, as well as multi-course dinners and live music concerts. Dedicated to excellence, euphoria features domestic and international wines, award-winning chefs, sommeliers and renowned singer/songwriters.

Every September, euphoria shines a spotlight on Greenville, South Carolina’s thriving Culinary and Arts Communities. Greenville, situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, stands out with it’s award-winning downtown, vast entertainment options and diverse population.

Save the date! Tickets are now on sale!


Friday, September 27, 2019
Sep 27 – Sep 28 all-day
Greenville State Farmers Market

AutumnFest, the Greenville State Farmers Market’s fall plant and flower festival, returns
September 27-28, 2019. Visitors can shop for plants, garden essentials, Certified SC produce, fall décor and much more from a variety of vendors. The festival runs Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission and parking are free.

Fireforge Oktoberfest Weekend
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm
Fireforge Crafted Beer

Guten Tag! Join us for seasonal brews, food trucks, games and feats of strength, dirndl & lederhosen costume contests, live music, and more at our family-friendly Oktoberfest extravaganza!

We’ll welcome back our Oktoberfest beer along with some new brews for the fall.

Hours & Location
Oktoberfest will be held during our regular taproom and biergarden hours:
-Friday, Sept 27, 2 to 10 pm
-Saturday, Sept 28, 12 to 10 pm
-Sunday, Sept 29, 2 to 8 pm

We’re located at 311 E. Washington Street, Greenville, SC 29601. This is a non-smoking and non-vaping event.

On Friday, parking is available after 5 p.m. in the private lot on the corner of Church & Washington Streets, and in the small lot on the opposite side of our building (marked for Bank of Traveler’s Rest). On Saturday & Sunday, these lots are available to Fireforge customers throughout the day. Additional parking is available along side streets. The nearest parking garages are Spring Street and Richardson Street.

Beer & Food
Upon entry into the biergarden, drink tickets will be available for purchase. No matter what age you are, you must bring your ID for check-in. [No ID? No Entry.] Ticket prices and details will be released closer to the event.

We’ll be serving your favorite toasted soft pretzels from the Fireforge Kitchen. Local food trucks will be serving throughout the weekend (more details to come!). Food purchases will be made directly from each truck.

Live Music
We’re excited to welcome to the following bands on our outdoor stage:
Friday – Foothills Oompah Band (6-9 pm)
Saturday – Identikit (6-8 pm)
Sunday – Mountain Top Polka Band (2-5 pm)

Festival games, feats of strength like stein hoisting, and costume contests will be held throughout the weekend.

No Pets
Due to the possibility of large crowds in the biergarden, please leave your pets at home for their safety and the safety of our other guests.

No Flights, Crowlers & Growler Fills
To ensure a swift and steady beer service for all of you, we’ll be suspending flights, crowlers or growler fills during Oktoberfest.

Thursday, October 3, 2019
2019 Albino Skunk Music Festival
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – Oct 5 @ 11:30 pm
Albino Skunk Music Festival

Artists scheduled to appear (set times subject to change):

Thursday Oct. 3
2:30 The Flatland Tourists
3:50 8 Ball Aitken
5:20 The Brother Brothers
6:50 Tellico
8:20 South Hill Banks
9:50 Western Centuries

Friday Oct. 4
1:20 8 Ball Aitken
2:40 Dead Horses
4:00 The Brother Brothers
5:20 Sugarcane Jane
6:50 The Slocan Ramblers
8:20 Lindsay Lou
9:50 Larry Keel Experience

Saturday Oct. 5
12:40 Mermaid Motor Lounge
2:00 The Deadfields
3:20 Seven Handle Circus
4:40 Dead Horses
6:00 Lindsay Lou
7:20 Upstate
8:50 Tim O’Brien Band
10:20 Sol Driven Train

Also, out and about:
The Secret Cirkus, Shufflebutton


Friday, October 4, 2019
Breakaway Carolina ll AvidXchange Music Factory ll Oct. 4-5
Oct 4 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 5 @ 11:00 pm
AvidXchange Music Factory

Early-Bird tickets ON SALE NOW at https://breakawaycarolina.frontgatetickets.com/

Prime Social Group presents…
Breakaway Music Festival – Carolina
Belknap Park || Charlotte, NC
Friday, October 4 + Saturday, October 5 || All Ages
Hours: 4PM – 11PM on Friday, Oct. 4 || 3PM – 11PM on Saturday, Oct. 5

Friday 10/4: Future, Lil Baby, FISHER, Dombresky, Boogie, Emogee, & more
Saturday 10/5: ILLENIUM (DJ set), Kaskade, Chelsea Cutler, Bryce Vine, Ekali, Kid Quill, Death By Romy, & more

Prime Social Group is excited to announce the return of their flagship event Breakaway Music Festival to Charlotte’s AvidXchange Music Factory Festival Grounds on October 4th + 5th.

Breakaway is PSG’s signature multi-city event and has seen mass success through its expansion across the country. Last year, Nashville – also known as “Music City USA” – became the festival’s newest home and will host its second edition of the festival this year. Breakaway will not only be returning to Charlotte, North Carolina, and Nashville, Tennessee, but also Columbus, Ohio, and Grand Rapids, Michigan. Collectively, the Breakaway series hosted 65,000 attendees last year.

Each edition of Breakaway promises lineups filled with multi-genre talents that embody the sounds of today. Ticket holders are able to catch acts ranging from hip-hop artists, to international DJs, to chart smashing pop stars, and beyond. Past lineups have included Atlanta trap trio Migos, electronic live act duo Odesza, Chicago’s own EDM sensation Kaskade, cult favorite rapper Wiz Khalifa, award winning singer-songwriter Khalid, critically acclaimed Houston-born rapper Travis Scott, electro-house Grammy award winner Zedd, and many more.

For more information on topics including vending, local support and general festival inquiries, visit BreakawayFestival.com. You can find the event now on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @BreakawayFest, and by using hashtag #BreakawayNC.


Saturday, October 5, 2019
Reidville Fall Festival
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come join us for a day of fun. This year we are providing a day packed full of fun for the whole family. Look for post leading up to the day about what is to come. Vendor and activities for all ages.


30th Annual Famously Hot SC Pride Festival
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Famously Hot South Carolina Pride

Join us and about 85,000 of your closest friends as we celebrate Pride’s Greatest Hits during our #MarchTo30!

The Festival brings to the #SmirnoffLoveWins Stage:
Deborah Cox • Official: Sheena Easton • Lorrie Morgan
and from #RuPaulsDragRace
Phoenix • Kimora Blac • Roxxxy Andrews • The Only Detox • MARIAH (PARIS) BALENCIAGA

Plus a plethora of great local talent headed up by Paris Lefaris to be announced! Music by DJ Trevor D.!

All this and more!


Circus Mutt Live at Triskelion
Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Triskelion Brewing Company

Originally formed in 2010, in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville NC, Circus Mutt draws from a spectrum of musical influences including rock and roll, jazz, and bluegrass.

The band cut their teeth on the road, touring literally non-stop from 2011-2016. Breweries, festivals, bars and thousands of miles of highway have been the proving ground for this group of blue-collar musicians.

Behind the songwriting of Dan Falkenstein, Circus Mutt has woven a unique blend of American sounds on their first studio album “Old Dogs & New Tricks.” Live Mutt performances vary from solo/duo shows, to full-blown, 6-piece band extravaganzas.



Sunday, October 6, 2019
OktoberForest Festival
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Birds Fly South Ale Project

Join The Nature COnservancy for live bluegrass from 2 For The Road
and interactive activity stations that are fun for
adults and kids alike! Learn more about
Greenville’s trees, forests and water, as well
as the innovative ways local organizations are
working to keep them healthy.

Saturday, October 19, 2019
Read Up Greenville
Oct 19 all-day
Peace Center

Read Up, Greenville is an annual celebration of Young Adult and Middle Grades books and authors. By bringing teens in close contact with authors through book signings, panels and interactive events, the festival will encourage youth to continue their love for reading and hopefully encourage non-readers to become readers. With book sales, author signings, panel discussions and keynote speakers, Read Up is a day of celebration of Young Adult literature.

Saturday, October 26, 2019
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Downtown Brevard

Halloween in Transylvania County? How Appropriate! On Saturday, October 26th from 10 am to 5 pm we’re back with our 37th Annual Halloweenfest. We’d love to see you in costume ready to enjoy Food and Craft Vendors, Games, Music, Trick-or-Treating, The Pet Costume Contest, a very competitive Pumpkin Carving Contest and so much more! Also Sesame Street is back with Characters who will be available for pictures throughout the day. Join the fun and let’s celebrate Halloween together in Downtown Brevard!

Friday, November 1, 2019
Greenville’s Hot Air Balloon Festival & Victory Cup Polo Match
Nov 1 @ 4:00 pm – Nov 2 @ 8:00 pm

Bring the entire family and come enjoy South Carolina’s BEST Hot Air Balloon Festival!

Held on a large field just minutes from downtown join dozens of vendors, chefs, local musicians, artists, cooking demonstrations, pop-up art galleries, PLUS food and alcohol tasting partners.

Weather permitting, Friday night and Saturday morning and night will include glows and tethered rides. If the weather cooperates we will also have tethered rides and a Hot Air Balloon activation on Saturday morning around day break. Not just about the balloons, Saturday will include Live Music, a Dj, private bars, a Battle of the Chefs Tasting Competition, Polo Matches and a kids play area!

Learn more by visiting: www.victorycup.org/southcarolina.

Kid and pet friendly, bring the entire family and come enjoy The 2019 Victory Cup Greenville Hot Air Balloon Festival & Polo Match!

Both VIP and General Admission Passes to the Victory Cup include the Hot Air Balloon portion of the event (weather permitting). Watch social media for updates. Balloon Pilots will be begin setting up around 4PM on Friday, and then around 7AM on Saturday and then again around 4PM on Saturday. The pilots and balloons are not on the property from 10:00AM until 4:00PM on Saturday.

Saturday starts early morning (daybreak – weather permitting), Saturday with a morning activation (around 7AM) and evening glows and tethered rides (around 4PM to 9PM). Not just about the balloons, Saturday throughout the day will also include Live Music, Private Bars, a Battle of the Chefs Tasting Competition, Polo Matches and a kids play area! Limited passes still available.

Answer all your questions here: https://victorycup.org/southcarolina/

Polo. Fashion. Food. In its fourteenth year, this event isn’t just a polo match it’s a networking and social destination drawing thousands for each event. With events throughout the United States, The Victory Cup has become known as “America’s Polo Match!” Come on out and enjoy a gorgeous day of green grass, majestic horses, heart pounding polo, dozens of food and alcohol partners, and beautiful hot air balloons!

Ticket purchases & sponsorships are final and there will be absolutely no refunds made.


Saturday, November 2, 2019
Greenville-Spartanburg Hot Air Balloon Festival
Nov 2 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Historic Hopkins Farm

Bring the entire family and come enjoy The Victory Cup Hot Air Balloon Festival!

Join dozens of vendors, chefs, local musicians, artists, cooking demonstrations, pop-up art galleries, PLUS food and alcohol tasting partners. We are capping this exclusive event to a limited number of attendees, all tickets must be purchased in advance and online. Kids under three years old are free.

Weather permitting, tethered rides will be available Saturday Morning and Saturday Evening.

Weather permitting, Saturday will include a morning launch and evening glows and tethered rides. Not just about the balloons, Saturday will include Live Music, a Wine Tasting Tent, a Battle of the Chefs Tasting Competition, Polo Matches and a kids play area!

Saturday’s VIP Passes include private bars, a catered lunch, centerfield access to balloon launches and polo matches, a catered lunch and a Best of Texas dinner on the field (with the Pilots and Players)!

All details at: https://victorycup.org/southcarolina/.


Harvest Moon Festival
Nov 2 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Walnut Grove Plantation

Focused on the evolution of farming, the Harvest Moon Festival returns to include over 30 demonstrators, artisans, storytellers, and vendors, local bands, and a selection of local fare for a festival promoting agriculture and the importance of eating healthy and local!

Join as we take a step back to a simpler time. Live music, great food, craft market, hay rides, Walnut Grove Plantation tours and plenty of activities for the kids!

Interested in joining our maker’s market: https://forms.gle/o6mfte5gzmSqiSC96


Harvest Moon Festival
Nov 2 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Walnut Grove Plantation

We will be onsite slingin’ our Saturdays best boiled peanuts w/ seasonal sides. The week of the event our peanut profiles and sides will be posted.


Saturday, November 9, 2019
Fall Harvest Festival
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Roper Mountain Science Center

The second Saturday of November is Roper Mountain’s Fall Harvest Festival. This special event will feature unique actives, games, and entertainment for all ages. It is a great opportunity to enjoy experiences similar to those which engage students during the weekday lessons held in the center’s classrooms and labs. The Living History Farm, Harrison Hall of Natural Sciences, Planetarium, Observatory, and Symmes Hall of Science all provide stimulating activities for fun and learning. There is always something new and exciting to see and do, so mark your calendar!

Parking is FREE and in the Main Parking Lot. Buses provide transportation around the mountain continuously

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Last tickets sold at 1:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices:
$8 for Adults and Teens
$7 Children (ages 4-12), Senior Citizens (age 60 & over), and Military
FREE Children age 3 and under, RMSC Members, & GCSD employees with pass

Friday, November 15, 2019
Charleston’s Hot Air Balloon Festival & Victory Cup Polo Match
Nov 15 @ 4:00 pm – Nov 16 @ 9:00 pm
Johns Island County Park

Charleston’s ONLY Hot Air Balloon Festival! Balloons. Polo. Fashion. Food. In its fourteenth year, this event isn’t just a polo match it’s a networking and social destination drawing thousands for each event. With events throughout the United States, The Victory Cup has become known as “America’s Polo Match!” Come on out and enjoy a gorgeous day of green grass, majestic horses, heart pounding polo, dozens of food and alcohol partners, and beautiful hot air balloons!

The Victory Cup has grown to be one of the largest equestrian events in the United States, and is definitely the most fun. Kid and pet friendly, bring the entire family and come enjoy the 2019 Victory Cup Polo Match & Hot Air Balloon Festival in Charleston, SC! Held on a beautiful polo field just north of downtown this is a kid and pet friendly event.

For all pass holders, don’t forget to join us on both Friday and Saturday for an evening Hot Air Balloon Glow and Tethered Rides (Approximately 4 PM – 9 PM Friday and Saturday and 7AM -10AM Saturday Morning – Entire Hot Air Balloon activation is Weather Permitting). Saturday starts at 7AM with a scheduled Hot Air Balloon activation on the polo field! After the Hot Air Balloon launch, the food, wine and polo portion of the schedule kicks off around 11AM for Golden Mallet VIP’s and Founder’s Lounge Passholders. The VIP portion of the event will include live music, a Hospitality Alcohol Tasting Tent (11 AM until 1 PM for VIP’s), a Battle of the Chefs Tasting Competition (All Day), rivalry Polo Matches (11 AM until 3:30 PM), and a kids play area (All Day). Founder’s Lounge Passholders will also be able to enjoy a Farm to Table Dinner on the Polo Field, with the Polo Players (Approximately 5 PM)!

Both VIP and General Admission Passes include the Hot Air Balloon portion of the event starting on Friday at 4pm until 8pm and then Saturday at 7 AM day of and then again around 4 PM and lasting until 9 PM on Saturday (weather permitting). Watch social media for updates. Balloon Pilots will be setting up at 4 PM on Friday and Saturday, on the polo field, for a night time burn, glow and tethered rides. If the weather cooperates, tethered rides will be available first come, first serve (purchase in advance ONLINE).



Monday, November 25, 2019
Cult Movie Monday: Six String Samurai
Nov 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cleveland Park

Our FREE Cult Movie Monday series continues in style!

The fine folks at Palm Pictures have allowed us to screen a true cult classic: Six String Samurai

As always you are welcome to bring your own chairs or use ours. Get comfy, buy some concessions (we will have a nice selection available!), and enjoy the apocalypse!

The Six-String Samurai is Buddy, a mysterious and powerful hero of the post-apocalyptic future, who must fight his way to Las Vegas and ditch a bothersome orphan kid if he’s ever to become the next King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Along the way, they encounter bounty-hunting bowlers, a cannibalistic “Cleaver” family, a Windmill God and even the Russian army. Winding up at the gates of Vegas, Buddy finds himself in an epic battle with Death over the child’s soul and comes to realize just what it means to be King. This desert spectacle of swords, adventure and rock ‘n’ roll wowed audiences at the Slamdance and South By Southwest festivals. “Wildly original and highly entertaining” – Variety


Saturday, April 18, 2020
2020 Spartanburg Soaring! Kite Festival
Apr 18 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Chapman Cultural Center

SAVE THE DATE FOR 2020 Spartanburg Soaring!

In spring 2014, Chapman Cultural Center launched a community-wide initiative called Spartanburg Soaring! to encourage creativity, promote healthy outdoor activity, and to build civic pride. Using kites as a common theme, Spartanburg Soaring! engaged cultural curiosity and promoted active play through activities and events all across the city. The kite festival takes place in Barnet Park and around the Chapman Cultural Center each spring when hundreds of colorful kites fill the skies above Spartanburg. Every year, the festival grows, so be sure to attend this year and make Spartanburg Soaring! International Kite Festival the highest-flying event yet!

The festival is free and open to all, including the many international kite flyers who have come from Europe, Asia, Canada, and across the United States to join the fun. Kites will be available for purchase or you can bring a kite from home.