Surprise Your Kid With a Drive-By Brigade on (or around) Their Birthday!

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The City of Greenville, because they are amazing and thoughtful and wonderful, has instituted a Birthday Brigade every Friday to celebrate kids who are having birthdays but can’t have a party or go anywhere because of the coronavirus.

For more ways to celebrate birthdays with social distancing, plus a list of venues offering virtual parties, don’t miss Partying During a Pandemic!

The Birthday Brigade consists of a small parade with lights, sirens, and honking horns and happens every Friday within Greenville City limits.

Kids need to be between the ages of 2-12 and their parents can register online.

Also, the home needs to be within Greenville City limits, so, for example, a neighborhood in Simpsonville, Mauldin, Greer, or Travelers Rest won’t qualify. When you go to the website to register, you’ll be able to see if your address qualifies.

The Birthday Brigade cannot be everywhere at one time so participation is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis so sign up now to hopefully get your home on the route.

If you qualify and get on the Birthday Brigade route, you’ll be notified by email the week of the brigade. Tell your neighbors too so they can celebrate your birthday child – and not be alarmed when a parade suddenly appears on your street.

Thanks, Greenville, for this fun idea for our kids!

About the Author
Kristina Hernandez is a mom of two girls, freelance writer and photographer. Originally from New Jersey, she is in love with the Upstate and could not imagine raising her kids anywhere else. She enjoys hiking to waterfalls, kayaking, camping, cooking, and exploring all that Greenville has to offer. And she really loves baby goats. Follow her on Instagram at @scadventurer.

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