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TOP PICKS: Things to do with kids in April

KEY:  G=Greenville County; S=Spartanburg County; P=Pickens County

Here are our top Parents & Family activity picks for April. For additional daily events, be sure to check our Daily Adventures calendar.

GET OUT AND PLAY DAY is 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. April 1 at Greenville Zoo. For details, visit

INTERNATIONAL BALLET performs April 2 at 10 a.m. at the Simpsonville Branch Library and at 11:30 a.m. at the Hughes Main Library. Visit

KID’S FEST is 10 a.m. – noon April 9 at Heritage Green. To celebrate the Week of the Young Child, Heritage Green attractions will have booths on the lawn with opportunities for families to experience what they provide to the community every day. Visit

THE CITY OF GREER’S INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL is 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. April 9 at Greer City Hall. The event includes entertainment, country booths and international food and beverages for sale. Visit

THE STONE SOUP STORYTELLING FESTIVAL is April 14 – 16 in downtown Woodruff. The event includes stories, a 5K, cycling, workshops and more. Visit

“JUNIE B. JONES: THE MUSICAL” is performed April 14 – 16 at Greenville Little Theatre. Tickets are $12 each. Group discounts are available. Visit

“LION KING JR.” is presented by Greer Children’s Theatre April 15 – 24 at the J. Harley Bonds Career Center. For details, visit

MUSICAL PETTING ZOO is 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. April 16 at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Get hands-on with musical instruments with students from Furman University. This is a drop-in event. Visit

THE UPSTATE BABY, FAMILY AND KIDS EXPO is 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. April 23 at the Spartanburg Expo and Event Center. Admission is free and includes resources regarding safety, health and wellness, pregnancy and more. Children’s activities include bounce houses, face painting, stage shows, rock climbing, inflatable soccer and more. Climb Upstate, located next door to the event, is offering free rock climbing to attendees. For details, visit

SPARTANBURG SOARING: INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL is 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. April 23 at Chapman Cultural Center. The event includes contests, food, live music, hands-on activities and more. Admission is free. Visit

THE GRAND OPENING OF BIB’S WORLD, a new outdoor space, is April 30 at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. The event includes activities on cultural connections, tires, French heritage and more. Bib’s World is a gift from the Michelin Corporate Foundation. Visit