The Ultimate Guide to Greer, SC

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Greer, SC is the perfect place to live and work. Straddled between Spartanburg and Greenville, residents of Greer have the best of both counties right at their fingertips, plus all the things Greer has to offer! With a great downtown area, plus loads of unique restaurants, parks, and things to do, this town shouldn’t be overlooked.

This article includes:
Things to Do in Greer, SC
Where Are the Best Places to Eat in Greer, SC
Where to Park in Greer, SC
Where Should We Stay in Greer, SC
Seasonal Fun in Greer, SC
What’s Happening this Weekend in Greer, SC?
The Best of Greer, SC

Looking for more places to spend the day with your family? Here’s our list of Day Trip Towns, just a short drive from the Upstate.

Greer City Park
Greer City Park

Things To Do In Downtown Greer

If you are looking for someplace to go to enjoy the outdoors, there is no shortage of them in Greer.  From downtown parks to lakes with mountain views, Greer has them all.

Toads on Trade Scavenger Hunt

While you spend the day downtown, keep your eyes on the ground. A family of 16 Toads are waiting for you to find them on (and near) Trade Street as part of the Toads on Trade activity. Information about the free Toads on Trade scavenger hunt activity can be found online.

Greer City Park

301 East Poinsett Street
Located in the heart of Downtown Greer, this park hosts numerous free events throughout the year. Families can enjoy time on the playground or a stroll around the lake any time of the year.

  • Greer Farmers Market
    Saturday Mornings from 8:30 am – 12 pm, May through October
    Shop from over 35 local vendors, offering everything from fresh local produce to handmade jewelry.
  • Food Truck Rollout
    Many Fridays from 5 pm-8 pm
    Throughout the year, the city invites local food trucks out to the park for food, tailgating, games, and music.
  • Moonlight Movies
    Thursdays from 6 pm – 11 pm, during warmer months.
    This free, family-friendly movie includes pre-show fun with free inflatables, crafts, games with prizes, and dancing. The movie starts at dusk in the park amphitheater, and seating is first-come, first-serve.
  • Greer Goes Global: An International Festival
    Annually in April, the city comes together to represent 40+ different cultures and countries. Experience the food, crafts, and culture of the people of the Upstate. The Festival is FREE and open to the public.
  • Greer Arts and Eats Festival
    This FREE annual festival includes live music, kids’ activities, food vendors, local artisans, and more.

Shop and browse stores in Downtown Greer:

The Spinning Jenny

107 Cannon Street
This historic music venue hosts live music from local and national music acts. 

Plate 108

108 E. Poinsett Street, Greer
Plate 108 offers in-person and take-home virtual cooking classes and activities.

Greer Heritage Museum

106 S Main Street, Greer
Free museum telling the historical story of the city.

More Fun in the Greater Greer Area

Barnyard Flea Market

2000 South 101 Highway
The Barnyard Flea Market is only open on weekends, offers free parking at an easy-to-find location, has wide aisles for strollers, and hundreds of vendors. Plus, you can grab some really yummy tacos inside!  

BMW Zentrum

1400 Highway 101 South
Visitors will learn about the history of BMW and view examples of BMW’s vehicles throughout the car maker’s history. Guided plant tours are available for visitors 12 and up.

Pelham Mill Park

2770 East Phillips Road
This truly unique park is a fun place to explore. The ruins of what was once a cotton mill provide visitors with a history lesson in a beautiful setting, along with a dog park if you have your four-legged friends in tow. 

Lake Robinson

2544 Mays Bridge Road
Lake Robinson offers beautiful views of the North Greenville mountains, perfect for a quiet afternoon on the lake.  There are shelters to rent, sidewalks to roam, boats to watch and even a fishing dock.

Lake Robinson

Century Park: Kids Planet and Disc Golf

3605 Brushy Creek Road
Century Park in Greer offers visitors an 18-hole disc golf course that weaves in and out of trees and over a stream. Century Park also has an amazing imaginative playground with zip lines, picnic areas, and other facilities.

Where To Eat In Greer, SC

There are so many great restaurants in Greer, SC that we actually have a full guide just to dining out in Greer, SC.

Greer, SC downtown area with restaurants

So, if you’re looking for all your best options, start there. However, here are a few favorites.

Downtown Greer Restaurants

Cartwright Food Hall

Providing options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus a tap room with beer and wine, Cartwright Food Hall is Greer’s newest restaurant establishment. You’ll find a multitude of local eateries all in one spot, which means everyone can find something they want to eat.

Breakfast in Downtown

Barista Alley: Coffee Shop with breakfast options like crepes and muffins
Cafe on Trade
The Bleu Porch Kitchen & Market

Lunch or Dinner in Downtown

If you have room left for dessert, don’t miss Abbott’s Frozen Custard.

Where to Park in Downtown Greer, SC

The addition of so many attractive things to the downtown area raises the question of where people will park? Downtown Greer has lots of parking options; you just need to know where to go. Parking is always free downtown, and below is a list of places to safely park, in addition to the streetside parallel parking available on Trade Street and Poinsett Street.

There is also a parking garage beside the Hampton Inn.

Where to Stay in Greer, SC

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Hampton Inn in Downtown

Hampton Inn Greer is Downtown Greer’s brand new hotel. It’s located on Main Street in Greer making it an easy walk to all the shops and restaurants on historic Trade Street, as well as Greer City Park.

Luxury Vacation Rental Home in Greer

Looking for a large place for the whole family? This luxury vacation rental in Greer might be just what you need!

Seasonal Fun

No matter the season, there’s something special going on in Greer.

Christmas in downtown Greer
This annual holiday celebration offers visitors free activities for kids and the lighting of the Greer Christmas tree.

Buck and Ann’s Strawberry Patch
139 Pearson Road, Greer | 864.879.461
This small berry patch is located just off of I85 and is a popular stop with Kidding Around readers.

Fisher’s Orchard
650 Fisher Road
Nothing says summer like a fresh juicy peach! Pick your own, or have somebody else do the work for you. Fisher’s Peach Orchard will offer only a few pick-your-own days in 2022. However, their peaches are available for sale at the farm, as well as their farm stores.

What’s Happening this Weekend in Greer, SC?

october 2022

sat01oct10:00 am6:00 pmPostponedGreer Arts and Eats Festival10:00 am - 6:00 pm Downtown Greer Event Organized By: Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Price::FREE entry with purchaseable food and drink

tue04octAll DayToads on TradeFree Scavenger Hunt (All Day: tuesday) Downtown GreerPrice::FREE

wed05oct10:30 am11:30 amScience Station: Wind10:30 am - 11:30 am Greer (Jean M. Smith) LibraryPrice::Free event

tue11octAll DayToads on TradeFree Scavenger Hunt (All Day: tuesday) Downtown GreerPrice::FREE

wed12oct10:00 am11:15 amExplore the World: National Parks10:00 am - 11:15 am Greer (Jean M. Smith) LibraryPrice::Free event

sat15oct10:00 am6:00 pmFall Fest10:00 am - 6:00 pm Joes LakePrice::$10 wristband for games and activities

sun16oct6:00 pm8:30 pmPOM's Spooktacular Drive-Thru6:00 pm - 8:30 pm POM Self-StoragePrice::Free admission

sun16oct6:00 pm8:30 pmPOM's Spooktacular Drive Through6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Price::FREE

tue18octAll DayToads on TradeFree Scavenger Hunt (All Day: tuesday) Downtown GreerPrice::FREE

tue18oct4:30 pm7:30 pmGather Market Series4:30 pm - 7:30 pm Greer City ParkPrice::FREE entry, purchase goods available

wed19oct10:00 am10:45 amPreschool Picassos10:00 am - 10:45 am Greer (Jean M. Smith) LibraryPrice::Free event

tue25octAll DayToads on TradeFree Scavenger Hunt (All Day: tuesday) Downtown GreerPrice::FREE

fri28oct6:00 pm9:00 pmChandler Creek Halloween Black Cat BallGreer High School6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Greer High School Event Organized By: Chandler Creek Elementary PTA Price::$10 per person over age 2

sun30oct6:00 pm7:30 pmTrail of Treats6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Pelham First BaptistPrice::Free admission

november 2022

tue01novAll DayToads on TradeFree Scavenger Hunt (All Day: tuesday) Downtown GreerPrice::FREE

tue08novAll DayToads on TradeFree Scavenger Hunt (All Day: tuesday) Downtown GreerPrice::FREE

sat12nov10:00 am6:00 pmHoliday Jingle Fest & Classic Car Cruise In10:00 am - 6:00 pm *Location Details In Event DescriptionPrice::$10 wristband for games and activities

tue15novAll DayToads on TradeFree Scavenger Hunt (All Day: tuesday) Downtown GreerPrice::FREE

tue15nov4:30 pm7:30 pmGather Market Series4:30 pm - 7:30 pm Greer City ParkPrice::FREE entry, purchase goods available

tue22novAll DayToads on TradeFree Scavenger Hunt (All Day: tuesday) Downtown GreerPrice::FREE

tue29novAll DayToads on TradeFree Scavenger Hunt (All Day: tuesday) Downtown GreerPrice::FREE

The Best of Greer

Looking for more? Here’s what’s new in Greer, or just some of our favorites that you should definitely not miss!

This article was originally written by Melanie Coblentz and has been updated by the Kidding Around Team.

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Charlie Merino
2 years ago

We migrated from N. E. Ohio to Greer 4 years ago finding this gem of a community.
Greer’s street scape project has truly enriched the town. Greer’s matecuously manicures the park areas. Dancing fountain in the evening is beautiful.
Hopefully traffic will be controlled for pedestrians assuring everyone’s safety.

2 years ago

I’ve lived in Greer all of my life & there’s no place that I would rather live. If you get a chance take a walk down thru town there are so many shop’s & then take a walk around Greer’s beautiful park. I have no doubt that once you visit Greer you will want to come back, welcome & enjoy.

8 months ago

really well done!!