The best outdoor events in Greenville, SC! From film screenings under the sky to waterfront live music, consider this page your go-to guide to how to do the great outdoors.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Hub Love Geo Trail
Sep 28 all-day
Various Spartanburg Parks and Recreation Sites

Hub Love Trail

The City of Spartanburg Parks and Recreation department is taking geocaching to an exciting new level. Launching on May 3rd, 2014 is the Hub City Geotrail. This Geotrail will take you around the City of Spartanburg on a high tech adventure and scavenger hunt. Get your GPS ready for the kick off at this year’s Spring Fling. There will be a limited edition, trackable geocoin for participants that complete the trail passport.

To redeem your Geocoin you can hand deliver your completed passport to our Park, Recreation and Special Events office located at 100 North Liberty Street in Spratnaburg. (Our office is above the Sparta Passenger Center) PLease keep in mind that our office is open Monday – Friday and closed on holidays.

You can also mail your complete passport to:

Parks, Recreation & Special Events PO Box 1749 Spartanburg, SC 29304

Please make sure if you mail your passport in that you include your complete mailing address!

Hub Love Passport

To learn more about geochaching follow the link below.

Geocaching 101

Nantahala River Rafting Fully Guided
Sep 28 all-day
Nantahala Outdoor Center

guests rafting on the Nantahala River Raft & Duck Rentals in North Carolina trip

A guided whitewater rafting trip is one of the best ways to experience the Nantahala Gorge. The crystal-clear Nantahala River is the perfect family-friendly river where experienced river guides will help you navigate through splashy Class II-III rapids and bouncy waves, with occasional calmer waters where you can enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery. The fully guided rafting trip the most popular adventure at NOC, with thousands of families returning year after year.

Private Canoe + Kayak Guided Tours
Sep 28 all-day
PALMETTO COUNCIL, BSA

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This paddle trip is great for anyone – no prior paddling experience required! We’ll bring all the necessary gear and go over kayaking basics before getting started. Come see some of Earth’s finest creatures with cheery and adventurous new friends. It’s going to be so much fun!

Vic Bailey Subaru Bike Park
Sep 28 all-day
The Vic Bailey Subaru Bike Park

The Vic Bailey Subaru Bike Park is a community collaboration located off the Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail behind the Flock Shop in Spartanburg, SC. The park includes bicycle features like the wood and dirt flow trails which take mountain bikers on a roller coaster experience with little pedaling and braking necessary. The park was made to suit all skill levels, built with progressive features so you can start small and advance at your own pace.

Children’s Fountain at RiverPlace
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
RiverPlace

Children playing in the railroad-themed splash fountain at Riverplace

CHILDREN’S FOUNTAIN

Located at RiverPlace, this railroad-themed splash fountain is a popular spot to cool off in the summer months. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, from April 1 to October 31.

Oconaluftee Indian Village
Sep 28 @ 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.

2021 Webelos Woods
Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm
Bethelwoods Camp

Webelos Woods is open to all Arrow of Light (5th grade) Scouts in the Palmetto Council up to a course maximum of 48 participants. This course aims to help Arrow of Light Scouts and their families understand the workings of a Scouts BSA Troop and how they will fit within the structure of their Troop using the Patrol Method. A BSA Medical form is mandatory (parts A & B) as well as the Palmetto Council COVID Consent Form. Both of these forms are available for download on the right side of this screen.

The course will be held at Bethelwoods Camp October 8-10,2021. Once you are registered, you’ll receive communication from the course leadership regarding check-in times and packing lists. All Scouts, and any parent who is a registered member of the Palmetto Council, should arrive in Field Uniform for check-in and the opening ceremony. All registrations must be received no later than September 29, 2021. 

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Hub Love Geo Trail
Sep 29 all-day
Various Spartanburg Parks and Recreation Sites

Hub Love Trail

The City of Spartanburg Parks and Recreation department is taking geocaching to an exciting new level. Launching on May 3rd, 2014 is the Hub City Geotrail. This Geotrail will take you around the City of Spartanburg on a high tech adventure and scavenger hunt. Get your GPS ready for the kick off at this year’s Spring Fling. There will be a limited edition, trackable geocoin for participants that complete the trail passport.

To redeem your Geocoin you can hand deliver your completed passport to our Park, Recreation and Special Events office located at 100 North Liberty Street in Spratnaburg. (Our office is above the Sparta Passenger Center) PLease keep in mind that our office is open Monday – Friday and closed on holidays.

You can also mail your complete passport to:

Parks, Recreation & Special Events PO Box 1749 Spartanburg, SC 29304

Please make sure if you mail your passport in that you include your complete mailing address!

Hub Love Passport

To learn more about geochaching follow the link below.

Geocaching 101

Nantahala River Rafting Fully Guided
Sep 29 all-day
Nantahala Outdoor Center

guests rafting on the Nantahala River Raft & Duck Rentals in North Carolina trip

A guided whitewater rafting trip is one of the best ways to experience the Nantahala Gorge. The crystal-clear Nantahala River is the perfect family-friendly river where experienced river guides will help you navigate through splashy Class II-III rapids and bouncy waves, with occasional calmer waters where you can enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery. The fully guided rafting trip the most popular adventure at NOC, with thousands of families returning year after year.

Private Canoe + Kayak Guided Tours
Sep 29 all-day
PALMETTO COUNCIL, BSA

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This paddle trip is great for anyone – no prior paddling experience required! We’ll bring all the necessary gear and go over kayaking basics before getting started. Come see some of Earth’s finest creatures with cheery and adventurous new friends. It’s going to be so much fun!

Vic Bailey Subaru Bike Park
Sep 29 all-day
The Vic Bailey Subaru Bike Park

The Vic Bailey Subaru Bike Park is a community collaboration located off the Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail behind the Flock Shop in Spartanburg, SC. The park includes bicycle features like the wood and dirt flow trails which take mountain bikers on a roller coaster experience with little pedaling and braking necessary. The park was made to suit all skill levels, built with progressive features so you can start small and advance at your own pace.

Children’s Fountain at RiverPlace
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
RiverPlace

Children playing in the railroad-themed splash fountain at Riverplace

CHILDREN’S FOUNTAIN

Located at RiverPlace, this railroad-themed splash fountain is a popular spot to cool off in the summer months. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, from April 1 to October 31.

HawkWatch
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain

All throughout September, guests are invited to join the mountain’s naturalists as they count and celebrate the annual spectacle of the fall raptor migration. Participants can meet daily across the Mile High Swinging Bridge on Linville Peak, weather permitting.

WEST END WALKING TOUR
Sep 29 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Greenville—Falls Park

This tour begins at the very birthplace of Greenville—Falls Park. The same allure of the gorgeous 40-foot natural waterfall that casts a spell on Falls Park visitors today must have had the same impact on the first colonial settler, Richard Pearis, when he arrived in c.1769. Less than a handful of American cities can boast such a waterfall in the heart of downtown. Visitors receive a chronological history of our city beginning with a view of the falls from the newest icon of the city’s cityscape—the award-winning pedestrian Liberty Bridge. At the foundation walls of an 1816 grist mill built by Vardry McBee, guests will learn about the factors that caused this small trading post town to grow into the textile center of the world.

Other highlights of the tour include discussion of some of the oldest buildings still existing along the banks of the river, including the 1882 Huguenot Mill and the Gower, Cox and Markley Carriage factory buildings that are now used for dining and entertainment. On the other side of the river banks, visitors will soak in the magnificent features of the $137 million Riverplace development with its unique mix of restaurants, offices, condominiums, artists’ open studios, a 30-foot cascading waterfall feature, hotel and more.

A stroll back up Main St. into the West End discusses a famous Greenvillian, Charles Townes. This tour will give you a great overview of our city’s past but you’ll also hear about the exciting current projects that are adding to the downtown experience as well as future projects that are going to be transforming us into the future.

Highlights include:

• Ruins of an 1816 grist mill built by the “Father of Greenville”, Vardry McBee

• The 1882 Huguenot Mill – learn how Greenville became the “Textile Center of the World”
• The 1857 Gower, Cox and Markley Carriage factory building, once the largest carriage company in the South
• Riverplace – stroll the river walk while learning about the beautiful complex of fine restaurants, shopping, condos, open artist studios, and more overlooking the Reedy River that has sparked a revitalization of the Historic West End
• The bronze memorial to Charles Townes, a Greenvillian who became the inventor of the laser

Summer at Biltmore
Sep 29 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Biltmore

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Summer at Biltmore offers an abundance of opportunities to explore our 8,000-acre Blue Ridge Mountain backyard and create the kind of memories that last a lifetime. Wander through historic gardens, along winding trails, and within the spacious halls of America’s Largest Home®. Enjoy extraordinary experiences and peace of mind in one spectacular setting: only at Biltmore.

Take A Child Outside Week
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am
Chimney Rock State Park

Take a Child Outside Week is a national movement developed to encourage kids to get outside! Join us for guided hikes daily at 11am designed to introduce children and families to the unique environment within the Park. Receive one free youth admission with every full paid adult admission.

2021 Webelos Woods
Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm
Bethelwoods Camp

Webelos Woods is open to all Arrow of Light (5th grade) Scouts in the Palmetto Council up to a course maximum of 48 participants. This course aims to help Arrow of Light Scouts and their families understand the workings of a Scouts BSA Troop and how they will fit within the structure of their Troop using the Patrol Method. A BSA Medical form is mandatory (parts A & B) as well as the Palmetto Council COVID Consent Form. Both of these forms are available for download on the right side of this screen.

The course will be held at Bethelwoods Camp October 8-10,2021. Once you are registered, you’ll receive communication from the course leadership regarding check-in times and packing lists. All Scouts, and any parent who is a registered member of the Palmetto Council, should arrive in Field Uniform for check-in and the opening ceremony. All registrations must be received no later than September 29, 2021. 

Greenville Heritage Sound Check: concert series on the Reedy River
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Peace Center amphitheater

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Last year we went virtual, and this year we are bringing it to you LIVE! Join us April 7 through September 29 for Greenville Heritage Sound Check presented by Pepsi Zero Sugar, a concert series located on the Reedy River. Each Wednesday night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. will feature live music on the Peace Center Amphitheatre stage. Grab your friends, reserve a T-mobile Safe Space Pod and we will see you on the river! Beverage delivery service will also be available.

Enjoy the concert in your own private viewing area in our T-Mobile Safe Space Pods.

  • Pods are $10 each and includes admission for up to 4 people in a sectioned off 6′ x 6′ space.
  • Admission is via pod purchase only.
  • Online reservations are highly encouraged to guarantee your spot. Pods will be sold at the door if space is available.
  • Online reservations for the upcoming week will open on Thursday at 10:00 am.
  • Gates open at 6:00 pm. Band starts at 6:30 pm.
  • Tickets are non-refundable and are required for admission to the event.
  • Tickets are only good for the date & specific pod purchased. Tickets are not transferable to future event dates.
  • Tickets will go on sale every Thursday at 10:00am for the next week’s concert.
  • Beer, wine, & Pepsi products will be available for purchase on site.
  • Larkins on the River will have food options available onsite. Menu and Ordering Info
  • Chairs and blankets are permitted.
WEST END WALKING TOUR
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Greenville—Falls Park

This tour begins at the very birthplace of Greenville—Falls Park. The same allure of the gorgeous 40-foot natural waterfall that casts a spell on Falls Park visitors today must have had the same impact on the first colonial settler, Richard Pearis, when he arrived in c.1769. Less than a handful of American cities can boast such a waterfall in the heart of downtown. Visitors receive a chronological history of our city beginning with a view of the falls from the newest icon of the city’s cityscape—the award-winning pedestrian Liberty Bridge. At the foundation walls of an 1816 grist mill built by Vardry McBee, guests will learn about the factors that caused this small trading post town to grow into the textile center of the world.

Other highlights of the tour include discussion of some of the oldest buildings still existing along the banks of the river, including the 1882 Huguenot Mill and the Gower, Cox and Markley Carriage factory buildings that are now used for dining and entertainment. On the other side of the river banks, visitors will soak in the magnificent features of the $137 million Riverplace development with its unique mix of restaurants, offices, condominiums, artists’ open studios, a 30-foot cascading waterfall feature, hotel and more.

A stroll back up Main St. into the West End discusses a famous Greenvillian, Charles Townes. This tour will give you a great overview of our city’s past but you’ll also hear about the exciting current projects that are adding to the downtown experience as well as future projects that are going to be transforming us into the future.

Highlights include:

• Ruins of an 1816 grist mill built by the “Father of Greenville”, Vardry McBee

• The 1882 Huguenot Mill – learn how Greenville became the “Textile Center of the World”
• The 1857 Gower, Cox and Markley Carriage factory building, once the largest carriage company in the South
• Riverplace – stroll the river walk while learning about the beautiful complex of fine restaurants, shopping, condos, open artist studios, and more overlooking the Reedy River that has sparked a revitalization of the Historic West End
• The bronze memorial to Charles Townes, a Greenvillian who became the inventor of the laser.

Thursday, September 30, 2021
ALBINO SKUNK MUSIC FESTIVAL
Sep 30 all-day
Albino Skunk Music Festival

We will be requiring all attendees including volunteers, vendors, and staff to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination OR a negative test.

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