Whether for a leisurely walk
next to the Reedy River falls or a night of
music and fast-paced entertainment, Downtown
Greenville is the place to go for fun just
about any day of the week. Of course, there
are those special times during the year when
the whole City turns out for a party, as happens
with the RiverPlace Festival and Fall for
Greenville, which attract hundreds of thousands
to Downtown for entertainment, food, and fun.
Bi-Lo Center is a 17,000-seat arena facility
that was completed in September 1998. The
BI-LO Center brings more than 1 million visitors
directly into Downtown Greenville each year.
Minor league hockey, indoor football, college
and basketball, and an assortment of concerts
and family entertainment events take place
annually at the BI-LO Center.
the peace center
This state-of-the-art performing arts center
combines four performing arts venues, ranging
from the 2,100 seat Peace Concert Hall to
the more intimate Gunter Theatre. For more
the greenville zoo
Greenville’s award winning zoo, located a
few blocks from Downtown, is a 14-acre park
with more than 300 specimens of exotic animals,
including Joy the elephant and Dirty Harry,
an 8-foot boa constrictor. A $2 million expansion
is currently underway to accommodate new animals
This family destination is rated one of South
Carolina’s top 20 visitor attractions by the
South Carolina Parks Recreation and Tourism
Department and is the only site in the Upstate
to achieve this distinction. To visit the
zoo online, click
Three carriage services provide services in downtown Greenville.
Whispering Winds Carriages departs from the Westin Poinsett Hotel for 30 minute tours, $15/adults and $5/children. The service operates from 6-11 pm on Friday and Saturdays, April to December; and January to March if temperatures allow. For more information, call 864-220-3650.
Horse Drawn Carriages offers rides departing from the intersection of Main and Coffee Streets in downtown Greenville, on Friday and Saturday evenings, and Sunday afternoons. Cost for a 20 minute ride is $10/adult and $5/child. For more information, call 864-369-1411.
Cooper Farm Carriage Service provides horse drawn carriage rides departing from Falls Park on South Main Street at the corner of Camperdown Way, just across the street from High Cotton Maverick Bar & Grill. The rides are along either beautiful Main Street or West End. Rides are offered on Friday and Saturday nights and holidays (weather permitting). Call 864-876-2670 for reservations and rates.
Home to the Greenville
County Library, the Greenvile
County Art Museum and the Greenville
Little Theatre, Hertiage Green is the
cultural hub of downtown.
festivals and events
Annual events such as Fall for Greenville
bring thousands of people to Downtown Greenville
each year by showcasing the artistic and culinary
talents of the City.
Summers in Downtown are special times with
numerous outdoor events scheduled weekly from
May through October. For more information
on these events, click
To view a calendar of Greenville’s events
Falls Park on the Reedy weaves through the
heart of Downtown and encompasses Reedy River
Falls. This park is currently undergoing a
$70 million renovation to include public gardens
and a magnificent pedestrian footbridge over
the falls. To learn more about this project,
Cleveland Park is directly east of Downtown
and is connected to Reedy River Park via bike
and walking trails. This is the City’s largest
park, with complete playground, sports facilities
and the zoo.
McPherson Park, located off North Main on
Park Avenue, is one of the City’s oldest parks.
It offers tennis, miniature golf and a country
store operated by Senior Citizens of Greenville.
Several small parks and plazas are featured
along Main Street Downtown, with the Piazza
Bergamo and Court Square as centerpieces of
To learn more about the city’s