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

Saturday, August 24, 2019
Last Call Y’all
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm
Carolina Music Museum

Exhibit ending in late September…. Don’t miss this amazing collection of keyboard instruments from the early South!
World-famous Carolina Clavier Collection – more than 40 harpsichords and pianos from 1712 to 1857. These were instruments that told the stories of the people who sold, bought, repaired, played, taught on, and listened to these instruments.

Something Weird and Wonderful Is On The Way!
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm
Carolina Music Museum

Opening September 13! Treasures from the National Music Museum – The Utley Collection of Brass Instruments.
The exhibit will feature selected pieces from one of the world’s finest collections of over 600 historic brass instruments from the Joe and Joella Utley Collection of Spartanburg, SC. In collaboration with the National Music Museum (NMM) in Vermillion, South Dakota, which will soon house the Utley Collection, Dr. Sabine Klaus, curator of the Utley Collection, will be working closely with Tom Strange, Curator and Artistic Director of the Carolina Music Museum to prepare the exhibit. Daily on Tuesday – Saturday 10-5 — Sunday 1-5 pm

Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
NC Arboretum

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

Sunday, August 25, 2019
Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit
Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
NC Arboretum

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

Saturday, August 31, 2019
Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit
Aug 31 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
NC Arboretum

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

Sunday, September 1, 2019
Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit
Sep 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
NC Arboretum

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Empower Hour
Sep 3 @ 11:30 am
YWCA of Asheville

Join us for Empower Hour, a one-hour program and facility tour where you will experience firsthand the YWCA’s work to bridge gaps in earning power, education, health & wellness and access to childcare.

Empower Hours take place twice a month on the first and third Tuesday at 11:30 am.
Lunch is served as part of our Empower Hour, so reservations are required.

To make a reservation: contact Elizabeth Alvandi, Advancement Assistant, at (828) 254-7206 ext. 103 or [email protected]

Saturday, September 7, 2019
Call For Sculptors – Sculpture Celebration September 7th
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
T.H. Broyhill Walking Park

SEPT - SCULPTURE CELEBRATION

Caldwell Arts Council announces the 34th annual Sculpture Celebration in Lenoir, NC on Saturday September 7, 2019 at the T.H. Broyhill Walking Park in Lenoir, North Carolina.

Sculptors are invited to bring up to 3 sculptures for this one-day competition for $11,000 in cash awards, along with potential sales and commissions.

This annual event attracts sculptors and buyers from the eastern United States to Lenoir, North Carolina. Last year, over 4,000 people attended the family-friendly celebration.

Early registration discounts are available.

Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit
Sep 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
NC Arboretum

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

Sunday, September 8, 2019
Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
NC Arboretum

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Community Dinner
Sep 11 @ 6:30 pm
YWCA of Asheville

Gather with your community for a FREE tasty meal, lessons on healthy eating and information on Double Up Food Bucks (a new program through SNAP)! Community Dinners are held on the second Wednesday of each month from 6 – 7:30 pm. FREE childcare provided.

Seating is limited. Reserve your seat online.

For more information, contact Leah Berger-Singer, Preventive Health Coordinator at (828) 254-7206 ext. 212 or [email protected]

Saturday, September 14, 2019
VETERANS OF VALOR POKER RUN TO BENEFIT BLUE RIDGE HONOR FLIGHT
Sep 14 all-day
Bold Rock Cidery in Mills River

The event begins and ends at Bold Rock Cidery in Mills River. Registration begins at 9am and is $25. First riders will go out at 10am with final riders to be out by 12 noon. The ridge will travel along the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway.

Motorcycles and car clubs are welcome. There will be a free end of ride celebration at Bold Rock from 4 to 6P.M. with live music and prizes. The celebration is open to the public.

All proceeds will enable our Veterans of Valor to fly to Washington, D.C. on a Blue Ridge Honor Flight to visit their memorials and return home with lasting memories.

Established in 2006, Blue Ridge Honor Flight’s mission is to transport America’s veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to honor the sacrifices of themselves and their comrades. For more information about how to get involved in Blue Ridge Honor Flight, make a donation, or to get a veteran signed up for a flight, please visit blueridgehonorflight.com.

They’re here! Treasures from the National Music Museum – The Utley Collection of Brass Instruments. Weird, Wonderful and who knows what.
Sep 14 2019 @ 10:00 am – May 22 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Carolina Music Museum

The exhibit features selected pieces from one of the world’s finest collections of over 600 historic brass instruments from the Joe and Joella Utley Collection of Spartanburg, SC. In collaboration with the National Music Museum (NMM) in Vermillion, South Dakota, which will soon house the Utley Collection, Dr. Sabine Klaus, curator of the Utley Collection, worked closely with Tom Strange, Curator and Artistic Director of the Carolina Music Museum to prepare the exhibit.
Tuesday – Saturday 10-5 Sunday 1-5

Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit
Sep 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
NC Arboretum

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

Sunday, September 15, 2019
Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
NC Arboretum

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

Knit-n-Give
Sep 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Mission Rathbun House

Are you looking for an excuse to knit or crochet for a good cause? Help make baby hats and blankets and adult hats, scarves, and slippers to support at-risk newborns and homeless adults.  Your handmade knitwear will keep our neighbors warm.  Volunteers with basic skills in knitting or crocheting are welcome. Please bring your own needles or crochet hooks and a pattern.

Check out Knit-n-Give on WLOS: http://wlos.com/news/only-on-wloscom/close-knit-group-of-women-use-their-talents-to-help-asheville-charities

 

 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Empower Hour
Sep 17 @ 11:30 am
YWCA of Asheville

Join us for Empower Hour, a one-hour program and facility tour where you will experience firsthand the YWCA’s work to bridge gaps in earning power, education, health & wellness and access to childcare.

Empower Hours take place twice a month on the first and third Tuesday at 11:30 am.
Lunch is served as part of our Empower Hour, so reservations are required.

To make a reservation: contact Elizabeth Alvandi, Advancement Assistant, at (828) 254-7206 ext. 103 or [email protected]

Saturday, September 21, 2019
Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit
Sep 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
NC Arboretum

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

Sunday, September 22, 2019
Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
NC Arboretum

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

Friday, September 27, 2019
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.

Parking
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)

Games
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.