Greenville, South Carolina is a visitor friendly town. Come, exerience our downtown for yourself. You should never be bored during the summer! Along with tree-lined streets, dozens of tasty restaurants, and plenty of shopping, our town graciously offers free entertainment during the summer. One of our biggest attractions is Falls Park on the Reedy. This friendly park features multi-layered walking paths and beautifully unobtrusive landscaping. There are no fees to enter the park, and in fact, we have one parking garage downtown that offers free night and weekend parking for everyone. When walking through Falls Park, you will see people grilling out, splashing in the river, running, skateboarding, all having fun.
During the summer, Greenville comes alive. There are many free activities offered.
Wednesdays from June through August, you can enjoy outdoor music concerts at the Peace Center Amphitheater from 7-9 pm. You are encouraged to bring picnic lunches, lawn chairs, and blankets. Each week is different – from jazz to patriotic. For more information, contact the City of Greenville Special Events, 864-467-6667.
Wednesdays in May and September, free outdoor movies are shown at the Peace Center Amphitheater. They start at dusk, so come a little early and get ready for a movie under the stars. Visit greatergreenville.com for a complete movie showing schedule.
The Upstate Shakespeare festival is held every year in the Reedy River Falls Park. Come, enjoy Shakespeare for free this summer. More information can be found at http://www.upstateshakespearefestival.org/7-9 pm. All performances are on Thursday evenings from
For some modern musical entertainment, come out on Thursdays from mid-May through August for Rhythm on the River. Held in the Peace Center Amphitheater, the gates open at 5:30 pm, and the show begins at 7 pm. More information can be found at http://www.rhythmontheriver.com/
Another highlight for summers downtown is Main Street Jazz. Dance to the sound of jazz Fridays from 5:30 – 9:30 pm downtown Main Street at the Hyatt Regency hotel. An activity area for children is also available.
Summer time also brings us Downtown Alive. Every Thursday from 5:30 – 8:30 pm at the Piazza Bergamo, a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council is held. Come out and enjoy a mix of pop, blues, acoustic, and reggae performances.
We have various street musicians who perform throughout the year. A schedule can be found at the Acoustic Café
Every summer is different. Check www.greatergreenville.com for year by year performances and events. Greenville is one of the friendliest towns in the nation!