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August’s Top 10 family activities in Greenville, Spartanburg

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

BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE admission is available every Friday and Saturday in August at the Museum and Gallery at Heritage Green. Visit

FAMILY NIGHT OUT is 7 p.m. Tuesdays in August at the Spartanburg Main Library. Call 864-596-3504.

A “FANCY NANCY” PARTY is at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 4 at the Hughes Main Library. Registration is required. For details, visit

READ UP GREENVILLE, a middle-grades and young-adult book festival, is Aug. 6 at the Peace Center. The event includes presentations, book signings, a panel about audio books and more. The event is free, except for some ticketed keynote events. For details and a complete schedule, visit

FAMILY FUN DAY: Explore “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” is 1 – 4 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Upcountry History Museum. Visit

THE SUPERHERO 5K, benefitting The Salvation Army’s Boys and Girls Clubs of Greenville County, is Aug. 13 at the Kroc Center. Prizes will be awarded for best adult and kid costumes. For details and registration, visit

A TURTLE TRAIL NATURALIST HIKE begins at 10 a.m. Aug. 26 at Paris Mountain State Park. The event is a one-mile, ranger-accompanied walk. The cost is $7 each, payable at the gate instead of park admission. Registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 864-244-5565 or email

ATTEND A CHILDREN’S SUPERHERO PARTY and book signing with Greenville native Kristy Dempsey, author of “The Superhero Instruction Manual” noon – 2 p.m. Aug. 13 at Fiction Addiction. Dress up as a superhero and get 10 percent off any merchandise purchased at the event. Call 864-609-9394 or visit

GREENVILLE HUMANE SOCIETY’S 2016 MUTT STRUT is at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 27 on the campus of Greenville Technical College and on the Swamp Rabbit Trail. This dog-friendly race has a two-mile run/walk course. It features an expanded vendor village called the Mutt Market, complimentary refreshments, live entertainment and special attractions. Visit

“WAKE UP, BROTHER BEAR,” a 2nd Stage production, is presented Aug. 27 and 30 at the South Carolina Children’s Theatre. For ticket information, visit

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