11 family-friendly events highlight weekend offerings
Now that spring-like weather is here, families can get outdoors and enjoy many spring events suitable for all ages.
The Center for Developmental Services will present the 2017 Cornhole Derby 1 – 8 p.m. Saturday at Travelers Rest Farmers’ Market in Trailblazer Park, Travelers Rest. General admission is free. There is a cost to participate. Registration is at 1 p.m. with games starting at 2 p.m. Henry’s BBQ, Liquid Catering, and Snohut will be onsite selling food, drinks, and shaved ice to participants and observers. For more details about the fundraiser, visit www.CornholeDerby.com.
Catch the Harlem Globetrotters at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville. The basketball team will combine basketball with theater and comedy for two family-friendly shows. Tickets range from $23.50 to $105.50 and are available at the box office. For more information, visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com.
Strides for Autism begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at Heritage Park in Simpsonville. The day includes include a fun walk, resource fair, entertainment, food and family fun activities. Proceeds will stay in South Carolina and go toward family support, education and advocacy. For more information or to register a team, visit http://www.scautism.org/strides/ or call 803-750-6988.
96 Crossroads is 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday at the Ninety Six National Historic Site. Observe historic weapons demonstrations, join a ranger for a battlefield tour, discover military and camp life and see craft demonstrations. The Native American program “Touch the Earth” will allow you to immerse yourself in Cherokee culture. Children’s activities and colonial games will occur throughout the day, and admission is free. Visit https://www.nps.gov/nisi.
The Upstate Birth and Baby Expo is 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday at McAlister Square. The day includes speakers, workshops, kids’ activities, a nursing lounge with lactation consultants, a fashion show and more. For details, visit http://upstatebirthandbabyexpo.com.
Spring Into Clemson, a daylong and community-wide festival, is Saturday in downtown Clemson between Highway 93 and Keith Street. Activities include a children’s area with face painting, craft kits and inflatables, plus music, food and beverage carts and retail vendors. Visit http://springintoclemson.com.
The iMAGINE Upstate STEAM Fest is 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday in Greenville’s West End. The event includes hands-on exhibits, drones, robots and more at Fluor Field. Admission is free, and families can learn about careers in STEM fields are all about For details, visit imagineupstate.org.
“Llama, Llama,” a Second Stage performance, is at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the South Carolina Children’s Theatre. Tickets are $8.50 each. For tickets, visit https://scchildrenstheatre.org/shop/llama-llama.
It’s Lock, Stock & Barrel: A Reenactment Weekend at Walnut Grove Plantation in Spartanburg. The event includes live battle reenactments, cemetery tours, storytellers and music. Hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 each for adults and $6 each for ages 2 – 12. Visit http://spartanburghistory.org.
The Hejaz Shrine Circus is this weekend at the Anderson Civic Center. Shows are at 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $13. For details, visit hejazshrinecircus.com.
Family Fun Day: Explore the World of Dr. Seuss is 1 – 4 p.m. Sunday at the Upcountry History Museum. For the price of admission, families can enjoy additional activities, storytelling, and crafts. For details, visit http://upcountryhistory.org.
Find more events and resources online at www.UpstateParent.com.