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

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Unto These Hills, Outdoor Drama
Jul 27 – Aug 14 all-day
Mountainside Theatre

Monday-Saturday. CLOSED SUNDAYS
You can feel a slight chill run up your spine; but not from the mountain winds shifting their direction in anticipation of the coming dusk. It is from your anticipation of the coming drama. Unto These Hills drama is the tragic and triumphant story of the Cherokee that traces back to the years before the heartbreak of the Trail of Tears to the present day. Millions of people have witnessed America’s most powerful drama, which rewrites the Cherokee’s place in the world. A place based on traditional Cherokee values and modern sensibilities.

Oconaluftee Indian Village
Jul 27 @ 9:30 am – Nov 6 @ 4:30 pm
Oconaluftee Indian Village

Monday-Saturday (CLOSED SUNDAY)
Come spend the day with us! As you enter the Oconaluftee Indian Village you are swept away to the 18th century. Surrounded by lush green vegetation, your spirit is calmed by the sound of the cool mountain streams. Guided tours will take you through craft demonstrations by award-winning artists who will explain the unique Cherokee crafting techniques. Meet historical Cherokee people in the living history section. You can also view special shows throughout the season such as “Time of War” and traditional Cherokee dancing. Sit, relax and dine at the picnic tables with the Oconaluftee natives after you order from the concession area. Don’t forget to pick up a souvenir from the Gift Shop to remember your visit to our Cherokee Indian village.

*Hours are subject to change based on weather, road closures, etc. Please follow Oconaluftee Indian Village on Instagram and Facebook for closure announcements or call 828-497-2111 for up to date information.

Thursday, July 29, 2021
Contra Dance At The OFB
Jul 29 @ 8:00 pm
Warren Wilson College

Come on out and Contra Dance with the Old Farmer’s Ball. Free lesson starts at 7:30 PM and the dance starts at 8.

Thursday, August 5, 2021
Contra Dance At The OFB
Aug 5 @ 8:00 pm
Warren Wilson College

Come on out and Contra Dance with the Old Farmer’s Ball. Free lesson starts at 7:30 PM and the dance starts at 8.

Thursday, August 12, 2021
Contra Dance At The OFB
Aug 12 @ 8:00 pm
Warren Wilson College

Come on out and Contra Dance with the Old Farmer’s Ball. Free lesson starts at 7:30 PM and the dance starts at 8.

Friday, August 13, 2021
Salsa at Sunset!
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Salsa at Sunset!

The Hottest Summer Nights in SC!
Fridays: July 16, August 13 and September 10
6:00 – 10:00 pm
On the new Camperdown Plaza in front of the AC Hotel,
at the corner of S. Main and Broad Streets in downtown Greenville.
Free and open to the public.
Salsa at Sunset is a THREE PART SUMMER SERIES celebrating LATIN MUSIC and dance in beautiful downtown Greenville. The event features a live Latin band and DANCING on the beautiful new Camperdown Plaza
A COMMUNITY-BUILDING and FAMILY-FRIENDLY event, Salsa at Sunset is free and open to the public. The event attracts people of all ages and cultural backgrounds. The casual and CELEBRATORY ATMOSPHERE is welcoming and inclusive, and the downtown location provides incredible convenience and visibility.
Are you interested in connecting with enthusiastic individuals and organizations who celebrate the cultural diversity of Upstate SC? Be a part of one of the most exciting and diverse events in downtown Greenville. Please join us and sponsor Salsa at Sunset! For more information please call us at 864-631-2188 or email us at [email protected]

Salsa at Sunset
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The NEW Camperdown Plaza.

Salsa at Sunset in downtown Greenville

The Salsa at Sunset event sponsored by Upstate International & Pura Alegria dance company will get you as close as you’re going to get to Calle Ocho in Miami without traveling for half a day.

This free event is held during the summer months once a month in July, August and September. An hour-long complimentary salsa dance lesson starts at 6 pm and the live music starts at 7 pm plays until 10 pm. New in 2021 is the move from the plaza in front of the Peace Center to The NEW Camperdown Plaza.

If there were a way to somehow import the smell of ocean air and fill the airspace in front of the Peace Center with it, you’d never know that you were in the foothills of South Carolina and not Miami. One of the only tell-tale signs is that, this event wouldn’t be free in Miami!

Grab your preferred dance partner and head downtown. I couldn’t believe how many people were there dancing! Every generation was represented on the dance floor, older couples, young couples, parents on a much-needed escape & families with their little ones in tow.

The bar at CAMP is open and the live music will keep you moving. This event is family and stroller-friendly. I strongly suggest bringing an ample supply of ice water for your entire dance troupe, because you’ll need it after several hours of salsa dancing.

Thursday, August 19, 2021
Contra Dance At The OFB
Aug 19 @ 8:00 pm
Warren Wilson College

Come on out and Contra Dance with the Old Farmer’s Ball. Free lesson starts at 7:30 PM and the dance starts at 8.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
STOMP
Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm
Peace Center

stomp

Explosive. Inventive. Utterly Unique.

STOMP doesn’t have a storyline or dialogue like traditional musicals or plays. Instead, the eight-member troupe uses everything but percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, and hubcaps, to name a few – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.

Over the past 20 years, STOMP has grown into an international sensation. A fan-favorite amongst television hosts and audiences, STOMP members have performed on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” and “The Today Show.” All the while, the production has accumulated awards and recognition, including an Olivier Award for Best Choreography, a New York Obie Award, and a Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatre Experience (and unique, it is!).

You may have seen STOMP before, but with two new pieces, you’ve never seen it like this! Join in on the journey through sound, a celebration of the every day, and a comic interplay of characters wordlessly communicating through dance and drum. STOMP – see what the noise is all about.

STOMP has a beat that just won’t quit!” – San Francisco Chronicle

“If you haven’t seen STOMP, GO! If you have seen it, take someone and share the pleasure!” – Boston Globe

Official Website

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
STOMP
Aug 25 @ 7:30 pm
Peace Center

stomp

Explosive. Inventive. Utterly Unique.

STOMP doesn’t have a storyline or dialogue like traditional musicals or plays. Instead, the eight-member troupe uses everything but percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, and hubcaps, to name a few – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.

Over the past 20 years, STOMP has grown into an international sensation. A fan-favorite amongst television hosts and audiences, STOMP members have performed on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” and “The Today Show.” All the while, the production has accumulated awards and recognition, including an Olivier Award for Best Choreography, a New York Obie Award, and a Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatre Experience (and unique, it is!).

You may have seen STOMP before, but with two new pieces, you’ve never seen it like this! Join in on the journey through sound, a celebration of the every day, and a comic interplay of characters wordlessly communicating through dance and drum. STOMP – see what the noise is all about.

STOMP has a beat that just won’t quit!” – San Francisco Chronicle

“If you haven’t seen STOMP, GO! If you have seen it, take someone and share the pleasure!” – Boston Globe

Official Website

Thursday, August 26, 2021
City Dance
Aug 26 @ 7:30 pm
Landmark Hal

Beginner’s workshop lesson at 7:30 P.M., then 8-11 P.M. Contra Dance with Country Waltzing at the break and the final dance. This is a partner dance but it’s not necessary to come with a partner. We have different live bands and callers.

Contra Dance At The OFB
Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm
Warren Wilson College

Come on out and Contra Dance with the Old Farmer’s Ball. Free lesson starts at 7:30 PM and the dance starts at 8.

Thursday, September 2, 2021
Contra Dance At The OFB
Sep 2 @ 8:00 pm
Warren Wilson College

Come on out and Contra Dance with the Old Farmer’s Ball. Free lesson starts at 7:30 PM and the dance starts at 8.

Thursday, September 9, 2021
Contra Dance At The OFB
Sep 9 @ 8:00 pm
Warren Wilson College

Come on out and Contra Dance with the Old Farmer’s Ball. Free lesson starts at 7:30 PM and the dance starts at 8.

Friday, September 10, 2021
Salsa at Sunset!
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Salsa at Sunset!

The Hottest Summer Nights in SC!
Fridays: July 16, August 13 and September 10
6:00 – 10:00 pm
On the new Camperdown Plaza in front of the AC Hotel,
at the corner of S. Main and Broad Streets in downtown Greenville.
Free and open to the public.
Salsa at Sunset is a THREE PART SUMMER SERIES celebrating LATIN MUSIC and dance in beautiful downtown Greenville. The event features a live Latin band and DANCING on the beautiful new Camperdown Plaza
A COMMUNITY-BUILDING and FAMILY-FRIENDLY event, Salsa at Sunset is free and open to the public. The event attracts people of all ages and cultural backgrounds. The casual and CELEBRATORY ATMOSPHERE is welcoming and inclusive, and the downtown location provides incredible convenience and visibility.
Are you interested in connecting with enthusiastic individuals and organizations who celebrate the cultural diversity of Upstate SC? Be a part of one of the most exciting and diverse events in downtown Greenville. Please join us and sponsor Salsa at Sunset! For more information please call us at 864-631-2188 or email us at [email protected]

Salsa at Sunset
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The NEW Camperdown Plaza.

Salsa at Sunset in downtown Greenville

The Salsa at Sunset event sponsored by Upstate International & Pura Alegria dance company will get you as close as you’re going to get to Calle Ocho in Miami without traveling for half a day.

This free event is held during the summer months once a month in July, August and September. An hour-long complimentary salsa dance lesson starts at 6 pm and the live music starts at 7 pm plays until 10 pm. New in 2021 is the move from the plaza in front of the Peace Center to The NEW Camperdown Plaza.

If there were a way to somehow import the smell of ocean air and fill the airspace in front of the Peace Center with it, you’d never know that you were in the foothills of South Carolina and not Miami. One of the only tell-tale signs is that, this event wouldn’t be free in Miami!

Grab your preferred dance partner and head downtown. I couldn’t believe how many people were there dancing! Every generation was represented on the dance floor, older couples, young couples, parents on a much-needed escape & families with their little ones in tow.

The bar at CAMP is open and the live music will keep you moving. This event is family and stroller-friendly. I strongly suggest bringing an ample supply of ice water for your entire dance troupe, because you’ll need it after several hours of salsa dancing.

Thursday, September 16, 2021
Contra Dance At The OFB
Sep 16 @ 8:00 pm
Warren Wilson College

Come on out and Contra Dance with the Old Farmer’s Ball. Free lesson starts at 7:30 PM and the dance starts at 8.

Thursday, September 23, 2021
City Dance
Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm
Landmark Hal

Beginner’s workshop lesson at 7:30 P.M., then 8-11 P.M. Contra Dance with Country Waltzing at the break and the final dance. This is a partner dance but it’s not necessary to come with a partner. We have different live bands and callers.

Contra Dance At The OFB
Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm
Warren Wilson College

Come on out and Contra Dance with the Old Farmer’s Ball. Free lesson starts at 7:30 PM and the dance starts at 8.

Friday, September 24, 2021
12th annual Dirty Dancing Festival 2021 Kick-Off Party
Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Lake Lure

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Experience The Time of Your Life at the 12th annual Dirty Dancing Festival in Lake Lure, NC!

Whether you have been coming for years, or always wanted to see what the hype is all about, we have a chance for you to WIN a weekend getaway to the namesake film’s backdrop where It’s all Crazy for Swayze.

Join us for singalongs, watermelon carrying, Lift Scenes, lots and lots of dancing, and much more on September 24-25, 2021. Proceeds benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and festival organizers, The Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge.

Show-stopping Dance Performances

Live Music  by The Soul Psychedelique Orchestra

The return of Hot Lake Lure Nights dance lessons
hosted by Coach Natalie Foreverland

A Message from PanCAN

Nighttime Lakeside Screening of Dirty Dancing

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