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Celebrate the Best that Our Town has to Offer at Fall For Greenville

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Are you looking for the best outdoor festival in Greenville? Fall For Greenville is an annual tradition and a celebration of our city that you don’t want to miss! Local mom Kristina gives us the details you need to plan a visit to this year’s annual Fall For Greenville!

The 2023 Fall for Greenville event starts October 13th, 2023, and runs through October 15th, 2023. There is also a kick-off concert on October 12th, 2023 if you’re too excited to wait!

Greenville has focused a significant amount of time and energy on making the small city a paradise for people who love to eat good food. And who doesn’t love good food?

Fall for Greenville is not only one of the region’s hottest food festivals but also one of the nation’s best fall festivals, according to Country Living. Cheers to that!

Want to check out more fall festivals? Here is our list of Fall Festivals near Greenville.


Enjoy Live Music at Spartanburg Library’s Music Sandwiched In

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Do you wish there was an affordable way to expose your preschool children to all different types of live music without risking having to listen from the lobby? Let us tell you about Spartanburg Library’s Music Sandwiched In free music series. Whether you work downtown and would like some live music to re-energize you for the second half of the day, or you are looking for a fun lunchtime experience to enjoy with your little ones, we have the details here.

Music Sandwiched In free music program at Spartanburg Library

What is Music Sandwhiched In?

Did you know that for over 25 years, The Spartanburg Philharmonic and The Spartanburg Library have been providing the opportunity to enjoy lunch to live music free of charge? The series called “Music Sandwiched In” got its start in 1997 when the current headquarters library location was dedicated. Every other Wednesday from 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm, people of all ages find themselves enjoying all types of music, from German Oompah band music to an electric cello and violin duet.

If you don’t have time to pack a lunch, don’t worry. Lunch is available for purchase when you get there. Or you could treat yourself to a yummy dessert to go with your bag lunch.

My son and I stumbled onto this one afternoon as we were leaving the children’s library. As we were exiting the library I could hear singing and laughing coming from the Barrett room. My interest was peeked and as I poked my head into the room, I heard a familiar tune. Selections from The Chapman Cultural Center’s production of “The Music Man” were being performed. I was thrilled, for several reasons but mostly because now my son could see what characters were being spoofed on his favorite cartoon. He loved it and so did I.

I’m so excited to share this experience now with my young daughter. Being two, she has a mind of her own and ticketed events are still a risk for us. With “Music Sandwiched In”, we can go stress free, without worrying that I will have to walk away from a ticketed seat, if she gets cranky.

Musician playing piano at Spartanburg's Music Sandwiched In

Take your kids to Music Sandwiched In

Spartanburg Headquarters Library
151 S. Church Street, Spartanburg

A complete list of the upcoming performances can be found at the Music Sandwiched In website.

Free things to do in Spartanburg, SC

Looking for more free things to do in Spartanburg, SC? Here’s your ultimate guide to free or cheap things to do.

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus is BACK!

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The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is bringing back The Greatest Show on Earth! Promising show-stopping spectacles and never-before-seen acts from some of the world’s best performers, the circus is coming to town and you won’t want to miss it! We have the circus schedule, the details, and how you can get tickets.

The Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus Present The Greatest Show on Earth

Are they bringing back Barnum and Bailey Circus? Is the Ringling Bros Circus coming back in 2023?

YES! The Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus is presenting a reimagined “Greatest Show on Earth” complete with new acts, world-class performers, new technology getting the audience closer to the action, and a whole heap of amazing sites and performances from flying trapezes, acrobats, and tight ropes, all the way to dirt bikes.

How long is the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus?

The circus shows will last about 2 hours with a roughly 15-minute intermission.

What will we see at the new Barnum & Bailey Circus? Will the new Ringling Bros Circus have clowns?

Yes, there will be clowns and lots of “stunning feats of human achievement.” Check it out!

Here are a couple of our favorite videos that we found on the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Facebook page. We can’t wait to see these acts in person!

The Circus Comes to Town

Is the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus near me?

Here’s the 2023-2024 Schedule for The Greatest Show on Earth.

September 29- October 1, 2023: Bossier, LA
October 13-15, 2023: Milwaukee, WI
October 20-22, 2023: Pittsburgh, PA
October 27-29, 2023: Cincinnati, OH
November 3-5, 2023: Rosemont, IL
November 17-19, 2023: Detroit, MI
November 24-26, 2023: Baltimore, MD
December 1-3, 2023: Indianapolis, IN
December 9-10, 2023: St. Louis, MO
December 15-17, 2023: Oklahoma City, OK
January 5-7th, 2024: Tampa, FL
January 12-15th, 2024: Orlando, FL
January 19-21, 2024: Jacksonville, FL
February 2 -4, 2024: Greensboro, NC
February 9 -11, 2024: Greenville, SC

Get tickets to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus online! Tickets are on sale now!

The Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus Comes to Greenville, SC

February 9 -11th, 2024 folks in Greenville, SC can see The Greatest Show on Earth at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

February 9th, 2024, 7 pm
February 10th, 2024, 10:30 am, 2:30 pm, and 6:30 pm
February 11th, 2023, 10:30 am and 2:30 pm

Purchase tickets for the circus in Greenville, SC online at Ticketmaster. You can also head to the Bon Secours Wellness Arena and purchase at the box office.

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Things to Do This Month Near Greenville, SC

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Are you looking for things to do this month or even this weekend in Greenville, SC? From concerts to shows to children’s programming, sporting events, festivals, and free events, there is almost always a great answer when you’re searching for things to do near you, at least there is when you live in South Carolina’s Upstate!

Never be bored, and never miss an event your family will love! We’re highlighting some of the coolest, most unique, most interesting, and most popular events this month. But don’t forget to check out our FULL event calendar for even more amazing options. Here’s what to do this month near Greenville, SC.

Things to do this month in October, 2023 near Greenville, South Carolina

For a HUGE list of things to do year-round in the Upstate, don’t miss our
Guide to Things to Do in
Greenville and Upstate, SC.

Things to Do in Greenville, SC

What’s happening this month in Greenville, SC?

This article includes:
Halloween Events & Trick-or-Treating
Things to Do This Weekend in Greenville, SC
Theater, Shows, and Sporting Events
Free Things to Do This Month in Greenville, SC
Educational Things to Do and Events
Things to Do With Younger Kids
Our Top Picks: Don’t Miss These Events in Greenville
Travel Highlight


Don’t Miss Boo In The Zoo This October At The Zoo In Greenville, South Carolina

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Looking for a family-friendly Halloween event that even the littlest spooks in your family will enjoy? Mark your calendar because the annual Boo in the Zoo in Greenville, SC is coming up, kicking off on October 18th, 2023. We’ll give you all the details and some hints on what to expect so your family will be ready to enjoy this awesome event!

Halloween Guide, trick or treat in Greenville, SC

Check out our complete Halloween Near Greenville, SC list of great places to trick-or-treat, Halloween events, and more!


Enjoy Local Food and Live Music At The Arts & Eats Festival In Greer, South Carolina

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The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce hosts a new annual fall event, Greer Arts & Eats Festival. The festival is an opportunity for guests to enjoy what Greer’s businesses have to offer families year-round. The Greer Arts & Eats Festival will be held in downtown Greer Saturday, October 7th, 2023 from 10 am to 8 pm!

Greer, SC Things to Do

For more info about the Upstate City of Greer, SC – Check out The Kidding Around Ultimate Visitors and Locals Guide to Greer, SC.


Spend The Day With Knights And Fair Maidens At The Upstate Renaissance Faire in Greer, SC

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Join the fun at the Upstate Renaissance Faire!

Do you have an unruly bunch you need to keep entertained? Are you looking for a place to take your Lil’ knight in shining armor? Then we have the event for you! The Upstate Renaissance Faire is back for its on September 8th & 9th, 2023 at Greer City Park.

Read on to learn all the Upstate Renaissance Faire details, so your family can get in on the fun!

2023 Upstate Renaissance Faire Event Schedule

If your family could use an escape from reality, there’s no better place than the Upstate Renaissance Faire. The festival, in Greer’s City park, will transport guests back to the time of knights, fair maidens, and sirens who lurk in the sea. The festival will be filled with fun events for the whole family. Don’t forget to plan your day to include a meal of giant turkey legs.

The schedule is totally packed and we will highlight some of what is happening below but you’re going to want to check out the whole schedule.

September 8th, 2023: 5-10 pm

The evening events will include both fairy dancers and fire dancers. There will also be a costume contest, archery, axe throwing, and knights fighting because why not, it’s a Renaissance festival.

September 9th, 2023: 10 am – 8 pm

There will be the Columbia Marionettes show at 11 am and 1 pm. We absolutely loved this show last year. There will also be more fire shows, a dance competition, and knights tournament.


Where to Find the Best Fall Foliage Near Greenville, SC in 2023

Where should you go to see some colorful fall foliage near Greenville, SC? In Greenville, we’re lucky to live close to a variety of hikes and drives that showcase this vibrant seasonal display of colors. Plus, nothing is better than the Western North Carolina leaves changing in the Blue Ridge Mountains. So, grab your camera and hit the road for what promises to be another fantastic year of color!
We have compiled everything you need to know for fall leaf peeping, including:
2023 fall foliage timeline
15+ fall hiking trail ideas
Packing for your fall foliage search

Fall foliage near Greenville, South Carolina

(2023) Fantastic Labor Day Events: Greenville, SC and the Upstate

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Are you looking for Labor Day events? Greenville, SC, and the surrounding area have a few special events to enjoy for the weekend. Labor Day is usually seen as the unofficial end of the summer, so make it count!

This weekend is the last chance to relax for many families before the busy school year gets underway in earnest. Check out these Labor Day events near Greenville, SC, including special events, festivals, and day trip ideas!

Free Things to Do in Greenville, SC

You will find tons of ideas for cheap and free things to do over Labor Day weekend in our KA guide!


Restaurant Week Is A Great Opportunity To Try A New Spot In Greenville, SC

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Are you ready for the second Restaurant Week in Greenville, SC of 2023? There will never be a better time to support your Greenville restaurants than right now! The whole state of South Carolina will holds its annual Restaurant Week in January, and Greenville also holds a mini-Restaurant Week in August. The South Carolina Restaurant Week provides diners with the perfect opportunity to support locals and try something new.

The 2023 restaurant week lineup includes over two dozen restaurants in Greenville for you to try on August 24-September 3, 2023

That’s a lot to choose from, so we will pick a few Upstate favorites and explain how to best take advantage of this special week for lovers of local restaurants.