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Friday, August 7, 2020
Biltmore Gardens Railway
Aug 7 – Sep 7 all-day
Biltmore

July 1 – September 7, 2020

Included with Biltmore Admission

Our fun-for-all-ages botanical model train displays invite you to experience our grounds in an engaging new way. Located in Antler Hill Village, the displays feature replicas of train depots from around the country. Each beautifully executed piece was handcrafted from such natural elements as leaves, bark, and twigs.

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Jane Goodall Narrates For An Animated Poem of Hope
Aug 7 all-day
Online

Anthropologist Dr. Jane Goodall narrates this story of hope as we emerge from COVID-19 lockdown.

Set to beautiful artwork created by Tom’s sister, Bee Rivett-Carnac, a noted illustrator with two decades’ experience, the poem conjures an inspiring vision of the renewed, nature-rich world that’s waiting for us as we emerge from isolation.

A former Buddhist monk, Tom has spent the last 20 years working on climate change. He is known as one of the architects of the landmark Paris Agreement, signed by 195 countries in 2015, having served as the chief political strategist at the UN.

Play Music Games From PBS Kids
Aug 7 all-day
Online

Enjoy free online games featuring music and dance with fun characters from PBS Kids.

Summer Theatre Camps: The Spartanburg Little Theatre
Aug 7 all-day
The Spartanburg Little Theatre

 

IMAGINATION & PLAY (Rising K4-K5)

Camps for Rising K4-K5

ACTOR-IN-TRAINING (Rising 1st-2nd)

Camps for Rising 1st-2nd

TECHNIQUE & PERFORMANCE (Rising 3rd-6th)

Technique Camps for Rising 3rd-6th

Performance Camps for Rising 3rd-6th

PERFORMANCE (Rising 5th-12th)

Performance Camps for Rising 5th-12th

TEEN STUDIOS (Rising 7th-12th)

Technique Studio for Rising 7th-12th

Performance Studio for Rising 7th-12th

ADVANCED TEEN STUDIOS (Rising 9th-12th)

Technique Studio for Rising 9th-12th

Summer Camp Guidelines related to COVID-19:
– You and your child’s safety are our first priority this summer. SYT will be implementing heightened measures to ensure the health and safety of all children participating in a camp this summer.
CLICK HERE for the full list of measures SYT will be taking this summer to keep our campers and staff safe and healthy.
Grandfather Mountain
Aug 7 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain


To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), Grandfather Mountain is only selling tickets online.

Only a select number of tickets will be sold per day for certain time-slots to limit the number of guests in the park at one time, in accordance with the state of North Carolina’s phased “reopening” plan and social gathering guidelines.

Please check back closer to your visit for ticket availability. As of now, reservations are only available through June 21.

Each guest entering the park must have a ticket, which includes a time-slot. Prices are as follows:

Adult: $22
Senior (age 60+): $20
Child (ages 4-12): $9
AAA Adult: $20 (must present valid AAA card)
AAA Child: $8 (must present valid AAA card)

Switch-A-Roos Children’s Consignment Event
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Greenville Convention Center

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Children’s Consignment Event
Open FREE to the Public ~ AUGUST 7th – 9th.
*Specializing in New and Gently used Children’s Clothing, Shoes, Accessories, Baby Equipment, Toys, Books, Maternity, Sports Equipment, and Home Furnishings, ETC. *We have EVERYTHING you need for your child or grandchild!!
We also have many Unique Vendors!!!
*Sizes Newborn – Preteen
*NEW CONSIGNORS WELCOME – Sign up and start entering your items so you can make some money! $$$$$$
*We now have VOICE TAGGING and it is so EASY and FAST!!! You will LOVE it!!
*Sign up to VOLUNTEER so you can shop FIRST!
* New Moms/Dads/Grandparents/Foster Parents – Sign up for your Special Pre-Sale on Thursday, August 6th ~1pm – 8pm.

OPEN FREE TO THE PUBLIC
Friday, August 7th – 9am – 7pm
Saturday, August 8th – 9am – 6pm
Sunday, August 9th – 10am – 5pm *1/2 OFF DAY

* Cash, checks, Visa & Master Card accepted.

Saturday, August 8, 2020
Jane Goodall Narrates For An Animated Poem of Hope
Aug 8 all-day
Online

Anthropologist Dr. Jane Goodall narrates this story of hope as we emerge from COVID-19 lockdown.

Set to beautiful artwork created by Tom’s sister, Bee Rivett-Carnac, a noted illustrator with two decades’ experience, the poem conjures an inspiring vision of the renewed, nature-rich world that’s waiting for us as we emerge from isolation.

A former Buddhist monk, Tom has spent the last 20 years working on climate change. He is known as one of the architects of the landmark Paris Agreement, signed by 195 countries in 2015, having served as the chief political strategist at the UN.

Play Music Games From PBS Kids
Aug 8 all-day
Online

Enjoy free online games featuring music and dance with fun characters from PBS Kids.

Grandfather Mountain
Aug 8 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain


To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), Grandfather Mountain is only selling tickets online.

Only a select number of tickets will be sold per day for certain time-slots to limit the number of guests in the park at one time, in accordance with the state of North Carolina’s phased “reopening” plan and social gathering guidelines.

Please check back closer to your visit for ticket availability. As of now, reservations are only available through June 21.

Each guest entering the park must have a ticket, which includes a time-slot. Prices are as follows:

Adult: $22
Senior (age 60+): $20
Child (ages 4-12): $9
AAA Adult: $20 (must present valid AAA card)
AAA Child: $8 (must present valid AAA card)

Animal Habitats VIP Tours
Aug 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain

See where the cougars and otters sleep overnight, meet black bears that are not commonly on display, learn the ins and outs of what it takes to care for the animals year-round, observe a training session and find out why the animals call Grandfather Mountain home.

Offered on weekends, April – October.

Community For Kids-Packing Party
Aug 8 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve

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This is will be a supply drive and packing party to benefit Mary H Wright Elementary School. This is an outdoor event/project.

Interested in volunteering and/or donating supplies? Contact is today: [email protected]

**We will strictly observe social distancing protocols, masks required to participate. No exceptions.

Switch-A-Roos Children’s Consignment Event
Aug 8 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Greenville Convention Center

Image may contain: one or more people

Children’s Consignment Event
Open FREE to the Public ~ AUGUST 7th – 9th.
*Specializing in New and Gently used Children’s Clothing, Shoes, Accessories, Baby Equipment, Toys, Books, Maternity, Sports Equipment, and Home Furnishings, ETC. *We have EVERYTHING you need for your child or grandchild!!
We also have many Unique Vendors!!!
*Sizes Newborn – Preteen
*NEW CONSIGNORS WELCOME – Sign up and start entering your items so you can make some money! $$$$$$
*We now have VOICE TAGGING and it is so EASY and FAST!!! You will LOVE it!!
*Sign up to VOLUNTEER so you can shop FIRST!
* New Moms/Dads/Grandparents/Foster Parents – Sign up for your Special Pre-Sale on Thursday, August 6th ~1pm – 8pm.

OPEN FREE TO THE PUBLIC
Friday, August 7th – 9am – 7pm
Saturday, August 8th – 9am – 6pm
Sunday, August 9th – 10am – 5pm *1/2 OFF DAY

* Cash, checks, Visa & Master Card accepted.

Drive Through Safari at Hollywild Animal Preserve
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Hollywild

(Not open in  the rain)

Enter the Preserve and enjoy feeding and being surrounded by hundreds of deer, sheep, donkeys, alpacas, waterfowl, and more. Additionally, you can view our bears, camels, emus, Tank the white rhino, and other animals as you meander through the animal habitats in the safety of your own vehicle.

In observance of COVID-19 safety guidelines, all visitors must remain in their vehicles 100% of the time. It is VERY IMPORTANT to note that there will be no access to restroom facilities in order to provide the greatest degree of safety for guests during your visit to the preserve.

Proceeds from your visit will directly benefit the hundreds of animals who reside at Hollywild Animal Preserve, a 501 (c) 3 not for profit organization since 1999.

Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit
Aug 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.

Live Music: The Log Noggins
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nantahala Outdoor Center

Join us for weekend music on the Adventure Center Deck! This is a great show for all ages.

Chimney Rock Park: Nature at Night: August Evening Adventure
Aug 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Chimney Rock Park
Advance registration required. Includes Park admission.

Ever wonder what Chimney Rock looks like after sundown? Find out during this nighttime excursion, led by an expert naturalist. You will want to bring a headlamp or flashlight, dress appropriately for the weather, wear comfortable hiking shoes and bring water. Space is limited to 15, and advance registration is required. Reserve your spot below.

Sunday, August 9, 2020
Jane Goodall Narrates For An Animated Poem of Hope
Aug 9 all-day
Online

Anthropologist Dr. Jane Goodall narrates this story of hope as we emerge from COVID-19 lockdown.

Set to beautiful artwork created by Tom’s sister, Bee Rivett-Carnac, a noted illustrator with two decades’ experience, the poem conjures an inspiring vision of the renewed, nature-rich world that’s waiting for us as we emerge from isolation.

A former Buddhist monk, Tom has spent the last 20 years working on climate change. He is known as one of the architects of the landmark Paris Agreement, signed by 195 countries in 2015, having served as the chief political strategist at the UN.

Play Music Games From PBS Kids
Aug 9 all-day
Online

Enjoy free online games featuring music and dance with fun characters from PBS Kids.

Chimney Rock Park: 16th Annual Race to the Rock (5K or 25-mile bike)
Aug 9 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Chimney Rock Park

The grand finale of the 16th Annual Lake Lure Olympiad – a 3-day family sports festival showcases the beautiful scenery of Lake Lure and Chimney Rock. The Race to the Rock is a challenging 5k run or 25-mile bike race that climbs 900 feet in the last 3 miles (a 7-9% grade) to finish at the base of Chimney Rock. The rewarding 75-mile views from the finish line overlooking Lake Lure are enough to take your breath away… or what’s left of it! This is the ONLY TIME you can ever run or bike up the Park road.

Register for this event at lakelureolympiad.com. Spectators get in free if in the Park before 7:30am.

Animal Habitats VIP Tours
Aug 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain

See where the cougars and otters sleep overnight, meet black bears that are not commonly on display, learn the ins and outs of what it takes to care for the animals year-round, observe a training session and find out why the animals call Grandfather Mountain home.

Offered on weekends, April – October.