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Fluor Field: Greenville Drive Baseball and Year-Round Events to Enjoy

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Summer is here and Greenville Drive Baseball is in full swing at Fluor Field. Greenville, SC has one of the most adored minor league baseball teams, but Fluor Field also hosts several fantastic events throughout the year.  This micro replica of Fenway Park even has a mini version of the Green Monster, how cool! Find out why Greenville’s beloved minor league ballpark has become a top gathering spot for Greenvillians and visitors to the area. 

Fluor Field Greenville, SC: Greenville Drive Baseball and special events

Gateway to Baseball: Special Features of Fluor Field, Greenville Drive

The North End entrance at Fluor Field is welcoming, with a digital Greenville Drive marquee sign and an expanded brick and stone paved plaza as the backdrop to giant baseballs all in a row makes for an attractive and fun design element. Kids love to climb them and also a favorite spot for selfies.

In the middle of all this ruckus and seeming right at home, is the statue of “Shoeless” Joe Jackson which used to be outside a restaurant downtown. Did you know that before Jackson became a famous ballplayer, he was a mill worker at Brandon Mills in West Greenville?

With his connection to Greenville’s past, “Shoeless” Joe’s new location is a great choice. The statue highlights the city’s mill town past and memories of old textile baseball leagues. Ballgames were already a popular form of recreation and community building back then.

Entrance of Fluor Field, Greenville , SC

On Augusta Street, if you decide to enter through the East Entrance of Fluor Field, You can sit by the bar or at the picnic tables and have a great view of the action behind first base. NOTE: On the weekends, inflatable attractions are usually located at the East entry, where junior players can hit a few balls for FREE.

Greenville Drive Team Store and New Ticket Booths

Once you arrive, you can find will-call ticket booths alongside the Greenville Drive team store. Rolling barn doors offer more browsing space for souvenir shopping. Another piece of trivia, did you know that the store used to be a 1920s firehouse? Shop and have a look at the original tin ceilings.

Fluor Field box office, Greenville, SC

Front Porch Lounge at Fluor Field: Greenville, SC

Fluor Field has often been referred to as downtown’s “front porch.” As a nod to this, the Drive has turned its front office at the corner of Field and Markley Streets into the Front Porch lounge, a 2,700-square-foot hospitality area for Drive Ticket Plan holders. The lounge offers comfortable indoor seating, a full-service bar, flat-screen televisions, and other fun ballpark perks.

Event Venues: The Rooftop and Champion Lounge

One thing for sure, if you are catching a game, you can’t help but glance across the field and admire the Rooftop, and wonder, “How did the people get up there?” The Rooftop space is an events venue atop the adjacent Fieldhouse building with its own express elevator. This area can accommodate up to 75 people, providing picturesque views of the ballpark and downtown Greenville. 

The Rooftop even has a private food and beverage menu. Another venue is the Champions Club. The Club offers over 3,700 square feet of space and can accommodate groups of 100-300 people. The space is air-conditioned and even has outdoor seating, so it makes a great location for a year round event space.

Fluor Field view of the baseball diamond.

5 Tips for Visiting the Greenville Drive With Kids

Since moving to the Upstate, KAG guest contributor Lauren Lochel had been looking forward to visiting Flour Field and seeing the Greenville Drive play a game. Lucky for us, they did not disappoint! She shares with us her trips and tricks for enjoying a Greenville Drive game with your family.

Greenville Drive at Fluor Field

1. Check for Promotions

It happened to be “Bark in the Park” during our visit, which worked out perfectly for our family! All the dogs were on leashes and very friendly! This not only provided a good distraction for our 22 month old, but we enjoyed seeing all the furry friends as well. However, if you have allergies or a child with a fear of dogs, this would not be a great game for you to attend! This information can easily be found on the Greenville Drive website.

2. Take Advantage of FREE Trolley Rides from your Parking Lot!

While parking at County Square is no longer available, you can park at one of the parking lots near a trolley pick-up location: lots along Pendleton Street, low-cost City Parking garages, as well as the paved lots located on or near River Street. The trolleys run every 10 minutes before and after the game and every 15 minutes during the game. And a bonus—the Trolley runs throughout the entire game so whenever you need to head home, just head back out and catch a ride back to your car!

3. Take What You Need

The Greenville Drive has changed their bag policy so you’ll want to read it closely before you go to the stadium. Gone are the days of being able to walk right in with a diaper bag stuffed with everything you care to bring!

4. Be Aware in the Play Area

With good intentions, the rules state that children should be under a certain height and should be supervised while playing. Unfortunately, neither of these things were happening on Sunday afternoon! My husband and I took a couple of turns taking our daughter to run and play, but it didn’t last long because it was a little chaotic! Stick close by your little one if they need a play break…this is not an area I would advise one to sit and watch!

5. Get Tickets in Advance

The Sunday we went also happened to be Masters Sunday so the crowd was a little lighter than usual. My husband went back on a Friday (fireworks) night with his brother and the game was sold out! Standing room only!

 Has your family been to a Greenville Drive game? What tips do you have?

Family Friendly Year-Round Events at Fluor Field

Fluor Field has made a name for itself that is much more than baseball thanks to West End Events at Fluor Field. There are events throughout the year that help there, some of which are super family-friendly. Here is a list of some of the more popular events to check out!

  • Easter Eggstravaganza: Every spring you can watch your kid race across the field collecting as many eggs as their little basket can hold. There is typically a picnic, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and tons of kid-friendly activities to enjoy.
  • 4th of July at Fluor Field: Every Independence Day, you can watch a baseball game and fireworks in celebration of our nation’s biggest celebratory holiday. There is special programming this day for military appreciation, including flyovers and more!
  • Reading All Stars: If your kid participates in a summer reading program through their local library, chances are they will receive a ticket to the Reading All Stars game with Greenville Drive.
  • The Green Monster Mash: Enjoy kid-friendly Halloween activities, including inflatables, face paintings, costume contests, and more during this annual event.
  • Kringle Holiday Village: Get into the holiday spirit with this holiday market, fun inflatables, and Santa!

Plan a trip to Fluor Field: Greenville, SC

945 South Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601
See their season schedule here.

We hope we’ve enticed you to visit Fluor Field at the West End. Let’s root, root, root for the Greenville Drive!

15+ Free Things to Do in Downtown Greenville, SC

Entertaining the kids can become expensive so perhaps you’re looking for free things to do in Downtown Greenville, SC! Luckily for us, there are lots of free things to do in Greenville your kids will enjoy. We’ve put together a handy list of free activities to check out, including everything from museums you can visit for free and a new scavenger hunt downtown!

One of the best things our family loves about downtown Greenville, not discounting all the awesome well-planned community events, of course, is that one can still enjoy a simple stroll down Main Street without having to spend big bucks. In fact, if you pack a picnic and combine it with the activities listed below, you can have a completely spend-free day. Are you up for this fun challenge? We tried to be a little more creative with this list and come up with some new ideas. If you have any more ideas, please leave us a comment. We love hearing from you!

Free things to do downtown Greenville SC

This article includes:
Free Museums in Downtown Greenville
Mice on Main
Butterflies on Main & Cancer Survivors Park
Free Mini Golf at McPherson Park
Falls Park, Liberty Bridge, and the Medusa Tree
Downtown Greenville Gardens
Shakespeare in the Park
Moonlight Movies
Downtown Splash Pad
Free Concert Series
Greenville Saturday Market
Street Performers
Downtown Trolley
Swamp Rabbit Trail
Cleveland Park
Unity Park
PAL Center
Free Story Times at Local Bookstores
Free Family-Friendly Events
First Friday Events

Free Museums in Downtown Greenville

There’s a reason why Greenville County Museum of Art has always been top-rated for things to do in Greenville. Not only is it free, but they have public events on Sundays, from 2-3 pm for the public to enjoy. This is in addition to all the amazing art on their walls. At GCMA, you can enjoy a free jazz concert, a sketching session, or a family art adventure!

Other museums that offer free admission are the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum, The Confederate Museum, and the Military History Center of the Carolinas by Runway Park.

Exterior of Greenville County Museum of Art

Mice on Main

Nine mice sculptures inspired by the book Goodnight Moon are hidden along Main Street. You can download a list of clues online and there is a cute picture book found in many of the local stores along Main Street such as the Mast General Store to help you on your journey.

Butterflies on Main and Cancer Survivors Park

If you have a little one, Mice on Main never gets old. But what about the older child or parent who has repeatedly found all the mice? Here’s another public sculpture hunt for you, also made of metal, but will have you and your kids looking up instead of down. All along the east side of Main Street towards Cancer Survivors Park is a trail of more than 130 butterflies by local artist, Yuri Tsuzuki. This is not an official hunt, but it’s quite fun when one spots the metal yet graceful-looking butterflies (about the size of one’s hand) in the most unexpected places like a lamp post or shop wall. Hint: Start at Coffee Street.

McPherson Park putt putt

Free Mini Golf

Bring your own putters and golf clubs for a round of free, 18-hole mini-golf course at the popular McPherson Park in downtown Greenville.

Falls Park, Liberty Bridge, and the Medusa Tree

Don’t miss Greenville’s iconic Liberty Bridge and Falls Park that span the Reedy River Falls. Across the park near the road, you will also find the Medusa Tree (“Root Tree”) which is a favorite photo spot for visitors to Greenville.

Many locals enjoy a sweet treat or cup of coffee from Spill the Beans located at the suspension bridge entrance while visiting this park. Public restrooms are located outside Spill the Beans.

Greenville, SC's Medusa Tree
Medusa Tree

Downtown Greenville Gardens

Rock Quarry Garden

This beautiful garden is hidden but has been a favorite photo spot for locals for years.

Kilgore-Lewis Garden

This private garden is open to the public and is a lesser-known beautiful place to explore in downtown Greenville.

The Children’s Garden at Linky Stone Park

This small park will enrich the five senses with its sensory gardens, fairy-tale-inspired structures, and child-friendly sculptures.

See our complete list of Greenville gardens for more information.

Upstate Shakespeare at the Park

The Warehouse Theatre’s Upstate Shakespeare Festival is the ultimate downtown Greenville experience and yes, free! A treat for families with middle school kids or any child who enjoys theater. What better way to introduce theater than under the stars. It also helps to have the option to make a quiet exit without the regret of costly tickets. Though for the record, this theater group is definitely worth paying for.

Moonlight Movies at Falls Park

During the months of September and October, you can head to Falls Park to watch an outdoor movie for free on Thursday evenings at sundown. Be sure not to forget the bug spray as you will be near the Reedy River.

Downtown Splash Pad {currently closed}

Put on the bathing suits and take the kids to the downtown train-themed splash pad, located near Falls Park in RiverPlace. Public restrooms are available beside the splash pad.

Splash Pad in downtown Greenville, SC
Downtown Greenville splash pad

Free Concert Series

Downtown Greenville offers a free concert series during the warmer months.

Greenville Saturday Market

The Greenville Saturday Market offers a plethora of vendors and has a children’s area and activities on select Saturdays from May to October.

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Hike, bike, or run along the Swamp Rabbit Trail in downtown Greenville. This popular part of the trail can take you from Linky Stone Park, through Falls Park and Cancer Survivors Park, to Cleveland Park and Greenville Zoo.

Cleveland Park

This popular park outside the Greenville Zoo includes one of Greenville’s top playgrounds as well as great paths for biking and several picnic shelters.

Playground at Cleveland Park
Cleveland Park

Unity Park

The huge Unity Park is one of Greenville’s newest parks and it’s easy to see why it’s so popular: it’s gorgeous. Families will love the wide-open spaces, playgrounds, shelters, paved trails, and of course, the splash pad.

Unity Park in downtown Greenville SC

Enjoy Street Performers

We do love our walks down through Falls Park and back to Main street. On the weekends, we pause at each street performer and enjoy what they have to offer along Ivey Square on North Main. Have you seen the Hello Kitty drummer or the young magician performing algebra card tricks? We recently chanced upon a caricaturist who will draw your portrait in minutes. Remember to wear comfortable shoes!

Downtown Trolley

Don’t feel like walking all the way to West End Greenville? Well, there is a free option to try. You can enjoy a tour of downtown on the charming Greenville Trolley on Main Street.

Downtown Greenville trolly

PAL Center at Greenville Main Library

Open at select times, your young children can play at the PAL (Play and Learning) Center at the Greenville Hughes Main Library.

Free Story Times at Local Bookstores

Young readers get engaged with the world of books at several local bookstores’ storytimes. Be sure to call ahead to confirm storytime details.

Free Events Downtown

Downtown Greenville has a number of annual free events that are fun for the whole family. Some of our favorites are the annual Duck Derby, iMAGINE Upstate, Artisphere, and Fall for Greenville. See our calendar for a list of current events happening each week. From March to September, Main Street Fridays happen from 5:30-9:30 pm downtown, and every Thursday from 5:30-8:30 pm from March-August is Downtown Alive in NOMA Square. These events feature live entertainment for free as well as a kid’s area with bounce houses for a small fee.

First Friday Art Events

Calling all art lovers! Every First Friday of the month, dozens of art galleries open up to the public from 6-9 pm, and sometimes there are free crafts for kids. Owned by a local mom and artist, Open Art Studios on Main Street is one of our favorites.

BONUS TIP: Visit the Children’s Museum and the Upcountry History Museum for Free

The Hughes Main Library at Heritage Green is well-loved by local parents for its vast collection of books and special events. As an added plus, Greenville residents can also borrow a museum pass to The Children’s Museum (family admission for up to two adults and four children of the same household) or the Upcountry History Museum (free admission for 2 adults and 4 children) both conveniently located right beside the library.

Also, families with an EBT card are eligible for $3 tickets at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate with their card (for up to 4 family members).

Parking for Free in Downtown Greenville

Parking in Greenville is affordable on weekdays at any of the public garages and the public parking is often free on weekends and select holidays. During the weekday, you can often find free 2-hour street parking. If events are currently happening, you may need to pay an event fee of approximately $6-10 to park downtown. You’ll find more information about where to park in our Parking Guide to Greenville, SC.

Free Things to Do in Greenville, SC

For even more free activities see our giant list of 50+ free things to do in Greenville County.

What is your favorite FREE thing to do in Greenville?

(2024) Cheap Summer Movies to Enjoy Near Greenville, SC

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Looking for a “dollar movie theater” or cheap summer movies? Greenville, SC and the Upstate have many theaters offer low-cost movie deals to keep the entire family entertained throughout the summer. So, find that “cheap movie theater near me” with the help of this list, then grab some delicious popcorn and escape the humid summer heat. These upstate movie theaters offer showings of popular movies at an affordable price.

Cheap summer movies for kids

These promotions are so cheap that even your kids might break open their piggy bank and treat you to a movie date!

With plenty of hot afternoons ahead and cranky kids to entertain, catching one of these movies would be the perfect way to spend your afternoon. Please check with venues before attending as information may change.

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Check out our guide to Free Things to do This Summer Near Greenville, SC to have an amazing, inexpensive adventure!

$1 Movies at Regal Cinemas

Have a Regal Cinema near you? Regal Cinemas offers Summer Movie Express all summer long! Regal offers these showings on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for a $1 ticket price beginning June 11th, 2024. What a deal! All movies have either G or PG ratings.

Regal Cinema has two Greenville locations, two Spartanburg locations, and theaters in Anderson, Simpsonville, and Asheville.

Regal Summer Movie Titles

Here’s the list of movies and dates at Regal Cinemas in our area. These are fairly consistent at all our local locations. Times this year will be at 11 am only. Dates for upcoming Summer Movie Express viewings include:

  • June 11th & 12th, 2024: “Peter Rabbit” and “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish”
  • June 18th & 19th, 2024: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem” and “Angry Birds 2”
  • June 25th & 26th, 2024: “Despicable Me 3” and “Migration”
  • July 2nd & 3rd, 2024: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” and “PAW Patrol: The Movie”
  • July 9th & 10th, 2024: “Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie” and “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse:
  • July 16th & 17th, 2024: “Clifford the Big Red Dog” and “Sonic the Hedgehog”
  • July 23rd & 24th, 2024: “Trolls Band Together” and “Sonic the Hedgehog 2”
  • July 30th & 31st, 2024:  “Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile” and “Kung Fu Panda 3
  • August 6th & 7th, 2024: ““Minions: The Rise of Gru” and “Sing 2”
Kids at a movie theatre

Cheap Movies in Anderson at AmStar 14

You can enjoy Super Saver Tuesday at AmStar 14 in Anderson $5.99 gets guests admission, which is much cheaper than a normal ticket.

The theatre will offer free summer movies for 2024! Their carefully curated list of kid’s films occurs Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 am and the list includes some fun favorites like Minions: The Rise of Gru, Trolls Band Together, and Shrek 2. The free summer movies begin on June 11th, 2024.

$5 Movies In Gaffney, SC at The Big E

The $5 Summer Movie Series at The Big E in Gaffney returns in May 2024. The promotional series will begin on May 27, 2024. Movies showings occur Monday-Saturday at 10:30 am.

More than just a movie ticket! The $5 package includes one summer series movie viewing, popcorn, soda, and a $2 game card.

Kids Bowl Free: Your Kids Can Go Bowling for Free All Summer Long: The Big E is also a Kids Bowl Free location! Get your Kids Bowl Free Coupons now.

2024 Summer Movie Titles at The Big E

Summer Camp at NCG Cinema in Spartanburg

Take your kids to “summer camp” at NCG Spartanburg! They will be offering $2 movies for kids all summer long (parents can join too of course). You can purchase a Kids Mini Combo for $5 (1 per ticket). Movies titles include movies like Shrek 2, Migration, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, and even the classic The Land Before Time!

See also Regal Cinema Summer Express for more summer movie options in Spartanburg, SC.

Kids at the movies

FREE Summer Movies! Movies in Easley, Seneca, & Greenwood

Premiere Cinemas in Easley, Seneca, and Greenwood will offer free kid movie deals all summer long. Showings of movies typically occur on Wednesday and Thursday at 10 am and 11 am with a wonderful lineup of family-friendly movies. The 2024 Summer Kid Series titles include several favorites, like Shrek, Migration, Paw Patrol Mighty Movie.

Have you been eagerly awaiting these Summer movie deals?

Free outdoor movies near Greenville, SC

Want to go see a free outdoor movie near Greenville, SC? Be sure to check our guide for all the latest opportunities!

Heading to Columbia, SC? Here are the free and cheap summer movies in Columbia, SC.

Yellowbobbypins: Your Young Artist Will Love Creating at This Local Art Studio for Kids in Greenville, SC

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If you are looking for art classes for kids in Greenville, SC, then you have to try Yellowbobbypins! Make art, get messy with paint, learn something new, and take home their creation. What could be better?

Yellowbobbypins Art Camp in Greenville, South Carolina

My four-year-old daughter and I were invited to create some art at one of Yellowbobbypins’ art classes at their Hampton Station location. It was such a joyful experience that further strengthened her interest in the creative arts. Yellowbobbypins has art playgroups, art classes, party packages, and even art camps for the budding artist in your life. Find out more about Yellowbobbypins below.

A special thank you to Lauren Runion, owner of Yellowbobbypins, for having us for this review!

Art Classes for Kids: Yellowbobbypins Art Camp at Hampton Station

My daughter loves to create art, but finding art classes for kids that fit her age range hasn’t always been easy. Good thing Yellowbobbypins has art classes for kids ages 0 – 13! From the moment we walked into Yellowbobbypins owner Lauren Runion’s studio space at Hampton Station, I knew we were in the perfect place to create comfortably. 

Firstly, Lauren exudes creativity and kindness. It was beautiful watching her interact with the children in a kind, calm, and direct way. Her passion for art is delightful and she is such a talented art educator. Her knowledge stems from many years of experience as an art teacher in the public school system.

Throughout the class, she patiently guided the kids through each step of their project and addressed each child by name. She was helpful and attentive to each child and their project.

My daughter is a little nervous in new situations (as am I), and Lauren made it a point to ask her questions about her art pieces and to include her with the other children who regularly attend classes. This really brought out her creativity and interest in the class, making for a memorable experience for both of us.

Variety of art classes offered at Yellowbobbypins in Greenville, SC

Drop-in and Semester Long Art Classes

For the budding artist in your life, Yellowbobbypins offers semester classes, drop-in art classes, homeschool classes, holiday camps, summer camps, and classes for ages 4 and under. Classes strengthen creative problem-solving, build confidence, and teach about various art techniques such as painting, drawing, and mixed media art. 

The in-person art classes are located at the Hampton Station studio. Kids of all ages are welcome, with classes in groups of different age ranges. Parents can opt to have their child in the classes for the full semester, exploring a core theme throughout. Or, drop-in classes are also available, where the child can join the group to explore the theme for that day. 

There are class options for morning, afternoon, and evening classes throughout the week. When my daughter went for a drop-in visit, she explored Mexican Hojalata metal and mirror art! These classes are 1 hour long, guided classes with the instructor, and the kids constantly learn as they go.  Classes are available throughout the school year, but there are no classes during the summertime (but there are summer camps your child can join!). Find out more and register for art classes at Yellowbobbypins on their website.

Creating metal art at Yellowbobbypins art classes in Greenville, South Carolina

4 and under Art Playgroup: Wee Create and Painted Paci’s

Have a young kid who loves to make art? Worried about the mess that usually comes along with arts and crafts with small kids? Worry no more! Yellowbobbypins offers Wee Create art playgroups for ages 2-6. Plus, you do not have to worry about cleanup. These classes are currently offered twice per month during the school year. You will also be pleased to find art classes for babies! The Painted Paci’s Playgroup is wonderful for younger children ages 6 months – 2 years to explore with paint and other art mediums while playing with mom or dad.

Here, parents and children can engage in art play that strengthens creativity through engaging and interactive lessons. Kids will build on their fine motor skills, explore with their hands with art materials, socialize with other kids, and engage their senses through sensory play.

During the art playgroup, the kids will explore different sensory stations with different topics, like oceans and cities. Adult participation is required for the art playgroups, but parents will have just as much fun creating as their kids will. Art playgroups are 1-hour long morning classes, with some parent/child activity classes occasionally offered during evening hours. You can register for classes on the Yellowbobbypins website.

Art Summer Camp with Yellowbobbypins

Summer camp at Yellowbobbypins is a fun way to keep your child engaged during summer break! They have several themed art camps available to choose from, with camps like Interior Design, Mythical Creatures, or Harry Potter! There are several additional camps to choose from. Each camp is 1 week long from Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 12 pm. Check out the current availability for summer camps on the Yellowbobbypins website!

Of course, you can see all the summer camps in Greenville on our huge Summer Camp Guide to Greenville, SC.

Art Birthday Parties at Yellowbobbypins

Yellowbobbypins also hosts parties for ages 2 and up! The space is perfect for an intimate birthday party centered around art and learning new things. Parents can choose from three party packages, including painting parties for ages 7 and older, Little Parties for ages 2-6 years old, Delux Parties for ages 6 and older that involve potions and slime, or a custom event of your choosing! Party packages start at $265 and can be offsite or at the Yellowbobbypins studio at Hampton Station in Greenville, SC.

For 2024, Yellowbobbypins even won Best Kids Birthday Party Venue in our KABOOM Awards!

Would your child love a visit to Yellowbobbypins?

1320 Hampton Avenue Extension
Greenville, SC

Ready to Eat? There’s a Food Truck Near You in Greenville, SC

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Looking for food trucks near Greenville, SC? No matter what type of cuisine you are seeking, there is sure to be a food truck in the Greenville area that has something tasty to satisfy your hunger. Read all about Kristina’s love of food trucks and find a list of some of her favorites in this article.

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For more great places to eat in Greenville, SC, don’t miss our Ultimate Guide to Restaurants Near Greenville, SC!

The advent of the modern-day food truck – a kind of hip repurposed truck that serves up amazing food on the go – can be traced back to Los Angeles in 2008 with the Kogi Korean BBQ truck. The idea of patrons buying food from a mobile unit wasn’t new but what was unique about Kogi, and others that followed their success, was the incredible food they served (Chef and founder Roy Choi was named “Best New Chef” in 2010 by the prestigious Food & Wine magazine – a first for a food truck chef) and the interactive social aspects of a roving kitchen on wheels. Since 2008, the food truck revolution has swept the nation, including Greenville in recent years. In fact, our awesome city has some truly unique and delicious options when it comes to food trucks.

Greenville SC food trucks

13 Local Restaurants that Offer Healthy Kids’ Meals

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Where are the healthy kids’ menus in Greenville, SC? Can’t bear to put together another meal for your kid that consists of cheese and a carb? Me neither.

As a parent, meals can be a difficult and dreaded time. Ask your kid a million times to finish eating or suggest they try a new vegetable and be greeted with a look that could kill. So we asked our readers for some help – where do they suggest for a healthy restaurants in Greenville for their kids? Here are several local restaurants that fit the bill. Your family will have plenty of healthy restaurant options for the next time you want to eat out with kids.

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One Family’s Personal Journey With The March of Dimes: Greenville, SC

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Looking for a way to give back to the community this spring? The March of Dimes Greenville, SC March For Babies event will be coming up at the end of April. Find out about what this organization does and how you can help!

Originally published in 2016, this piece has been updated with information about the 2024 March of Dimes March For Babies event. This year’s events will be on April 26th, 2024 in Greenville, SC and on April 20th, 2024 in Spartanburg, SC


iMAGINE Upstate STEAM Festival: The Interactive Festival You Won’t Want to Miss

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Has your family visited the STEAM festival, iMAGINE Upstate?  iMAGINE Upstate STEAM Festival is a free, interactive festival held annually in downtown Greenville. The 2024 iMAGINE UPstate Festival will be on Saturday, April 6th, 2024 so head to Main Street from 11 am to 5 pm. The outdoor festival is free, family-friendly, and will inspire your kids (and you) to learn about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics).

iMAGINE Upstate

The festival features more than 75 interactive exhibits and stage shows along Main Street in Downtown Greenville. The festival stretches from Main Street and Court Street and ends at Main Street and River Street. Free parking is available at the Richardson Garage and W. Washington Parking Deck. Trolleys will shuttle visitors throughout the festival. Or, ride the bus with your kids (they will think it’s so cool!) You can follow the Real-Time Bus Tracker app to find out where the bus is and where to be picked up and dropped off.

Thank you to iMAGINE Upstate for sponsoring this content.

Featured Exhibits at iMAGINE Upstate 2024

There will be dozens of exhibits from local organizations and companies that are grounded in STEAM backgrounds, including BMW Manufacturing, GE, ScanSource, World Explorers, and so many more! You can find a full list of sponsors and exhibitors on the iMAGINE Upstate Festival website. Exhibitors will have unique STEAM based demonstrations, crafts, and hands-on learning opportunities that will engage both you and your children. All of the activities are free, with the goal of inspiring the next generation of thinkers, tinkerers, and brilliant minds!

Coolers, pets, skateboards, skates, and bikes will not be allowed in the festival area. This is a smoke-free and alcohol-free festival too.

iMAGINE Upstate Festival
Some of the fun happening at the festival

Some of the Exhibitors to Visit at iMAGINE Upstate 2024

Kyocera-AVX : How do Electronics Work?

Take a look at science and technology and their usage in electronics by observing physics and the relationship between electricity, magnetism, power storage, and more!

Dodge Industrial: Friction!

See if you can fight the friction on different surfaces. Can you dodge a windmill to get your golf ball into the hole? Ever wonder how a conveyor belt works and maintains an optimal speed? Find out at this exhibit.

NCEES: Build an Earthquake Resistant Structure

Learn about why earthquakes happen and engineer a structure to resist an earthquake.

Food Trucks at iMAGINE Upstate 2024

There will be food trucks on-site at iMAGINE Upstate, including HipBurger, Luckei D’s Cafe, The Snickering Coyote, and Clare’s Creamery. You can find everything that the festival has to offer, including additional information, on the iMAGINE Upstate interactive map. And don’t forget to visit the Info Tents to pick up your free goodie bag and brochure with site map.

Find more information on the iMAGINE Upstate website and the iMAGINE Upstate Event page.

The event will happen rain or shine.

About iMAGINE Upstate
iMAGINE Upstate fueled by ScanSource is a program of the Upstate SC STEM Collaborative and part of South Carolina’s Coalition for Mathematics Science (SCCMS) at Clemson University. Its mission is to create meaningful experiences that promote a culture of lifelong learning and professional growth with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM), innovation, and entrepreneurial activity in South Carolina. For more information visit www.iMAGINEUpstate.org and follow on Facebook and @imagineupstate on Twitter. #iMAGINEif

Also, see our list of the best family festivals in Greenville this spring.