If you’d like to take a peek into some of the many outdoor activities available in our area, all in one place at one time you need to put Get Out! Greenville on your calendar. Local mom Kristina tells us why this is one event any lover of the outdoors needs to get to. Read on for a rundown of what happens at this event and when and where it happens!
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There are few places I’d rather be on any given day than someplace in the outdoors of the Upstate. Whether it’s hiking the trails, splashing in the waterfalls, kayaking in the lakes, or trying out new things like stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) and rock climbing, I’m in. I just want to be outside. And there is an entire festival devoted to this kind of thing! Get Out! Greenville is happening this fall, and it’s totally free.
What you’ll find at Get Out! Greenville
Here’s what you can expect: rock climbing demos, a chance for the kids to test out kayaks and SUP boards in actual pools, outdoor-themed crafts, trail races (Ultra 50K, 30K, 10K, and 3K), the Greenville CX-Cup race (bike racing), an REI fashion show, frisbee toss, slacklining, and tons of games. Food trucks will also be on-site if you want to grab lunch or coffee.
Get Out! Greenville is a big celebration of the outdoors and it’s an event you really don’t want to miss, especially if you’re interested in learning more about what activities are available for families in the Upstate when it comes to all things nature-related.
I took my kids last year and we had a blast! They absolutely loved the paddling pools. My oldest discovered she has quite the skills with a SUP board. We were there for at least two hours and didn’t even get to everything that was offered.
This year, the event lineup also includes sessions on things like how to pack your backpack for camping or hiking, how to tie figure eight knots, how to identify certain plants, and how to make sure you’ve got an ideal first aid kit in the outdoors.
The exhibitors are pretty amazing, too. Places like the US Whitewater Center in Charlotte, Sunrift Adventures, The Gorge Zip Line, Mountain Goat Indoor Rock Climbing, SC State Parks, and Climb Upstate will all be there.
Kidding Around Greenville will also have a booth so come over and say hi! We love meeting our readers and introducing ourselves to new families.
If you love the outdoors, be sure to mark Get Out! Greenville on your calendar!
Details For 2021 Get Out! Greenville Event
Saturday, October 2nd from 9 am – 3 pm
2021 Get Out! Greenville | Pleasant Ridge Camp & Retreat Center @ 4232 SC-11, Marietta, SC
2021 Get Out! Greenville Event Schedule
- 9:00am – Adult 2.5 Mile Trail Run (ages 12 & up)
- 9:45am – Campfire Contest
- 10:30am – Kids 1.25 Mile Trail Run (ages 6-17)
- 11:00am – Namastay and Play Yoga Session
- 11:45am – Campfire Contest
- 12:00pm – Namastay and Play Yoga Session
- 12:00pm – Kids Short Track Mountain Bike Race (20 mins, ages 8-17)
- 12:30pm – Beginner Short Track Mountain Bike Race (30 min, ages 12 & up)
- 1:15pm – Expert Short Track Mountain Bike Race (45 min, ages 12 & up)
- 2:15pm – Campfire Contest
Park Hop End Of The Summer Celebration
Park Hoppers get to celebrate each year with an end-of-the-summer celebration, where they recieve the earned prizes. If you are unable to join us at Get Out! Greenville and pick up your prizes, please contact Park Hop to arrange an alternate pick-up. Not sure what Park Hop is? We’ve got the Ultimate Guide to Park Hop in Greenville, SC!
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