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Fettival Goers photographThe City of Greenville hosts over 100 events per year. The City’s Special Events staff strives to provide a diversity of events and entertainment choices. The events range from kayaking to a summer concert series, from Art in the Park to the Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade. These events are enjoyed by visitors and residents alike. For a listing of upcoming events in the city and road closure information, click here.

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run downtown

Runners participating in Run DowntownJoin us for this fun-filled 5K walk and run finishing on Main Street in downtown Greenville. The 2008 race will be held on Jan. 26. For more information or to register, contact The Greenville Track Club.

return to the green
Celtic musicians at Return to the GreenEach March, the City of Greenville Parks and Recreation Department sponsors an annual family celebration of Irish culture. Located in the West End, this one-day event occurs the Sunday prior to St. Patrick’s Day – on March 9 in 2008. The celebration includes live Celtic music, bagpipes, Irish food and drink and a variety of children’s activities. For more information, call 864-467-6667.

moonlight movie series
Enjoy the classics – outdoors! The Moonlight Movie Series will be Wednesdays in May and September, at the Peace Center Amphitheater. Showtime is at dark. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy a movie under the stars. For more information, click here.

usa cycling pro championship
Watch the best in the cycling perform as this national event makes its way to Greenville on August 30 and 31, 2008.
Co-sponsored by the city and Medalist Sports. For more information: www.medalistsports.com.

world tai chi day
Saturday, April 26
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Falls Park at Main St.


The free event will feature Tai Chi and Qigong demonstrations by local instructors and students.
Both Tai Chi and Qigong are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. Often referred to as moving meditation, Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for physical and mental well-being. In fact, scientific studies show Tai Chi increases flexibility, muscular strength, and fitness. Qigong helps people increase their self-awareness, build internal energy, and develop a healthy body physically and spiritually.
Click here for more information about the Tai Chi Day instructors.

reedy river nighttime
concert series
Performers at the Reedy River Concert SeriesThis FREE outdoor family entertainment series is held every Wednesday, 7 – 9pm, June through August, at the Peace Center Amphitheater. This relaxed outdoor setting along the Reedy River features a variety of music performed by regional and local entertainers. Bring a picnic, a blanket or lawn chair; relax and enjoy a wonderful evening at a beautiful and popular outdoor venue.

art in the parkPhoto of artist at Art in the Park
Each year the Upstate Visual Arts (UVA) and the City of Greenville Parks and Recreation Department join forces to create a unique venue for bringing art to the public: Art in the Park. This year’s festival will be held September 20 and 21, 2008, and draws hundreds of renowned regional artist, as well as, thousands of onlookers to Greenville for a weekend of exhibits and demonstrations.

bluegrass festival

The Peace Center Bluegrass Festival
November 7-9
From the Newest to the Bluest
With headliners fresh from the International Bluegrass Awards in Nashville, a truckload of the best local and regional players, and great food and drinks, Greenville has never seen anything like The Peace Center Bluegrass Festival. Schedule includes free concerts and featured entertainment ranging from $20-$35. Don’t miss a note!
For more information, view the schedule, visit www.peacecenter.org or call 800-888-7768 .

greenville poinsettia christmas parade
Christmas Parade photoThe Blue Star Mothers – Upstate Chapter and the City of Greenville sponsor Greenville’s favorite tradition, the Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade. For more than 20 years, the parade has signaled the start of the Christmas season in Greenville. Each year the parade attracts thousands of visitors downtown to view the holiday floats and activities. The parade is traditionally held the first Saturday in December – on Dec. 6 in 2008.
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