11 events you shouldn’t miss this month
There are plenty of events happening in May, but here are our picks for the events not-to-miss this month.
FREE! WORLD WAR II PLANES of the Commemorative Air Force visit the Greenville Downtown Airport May 5 – 7. For details, visit http://dixiewing.org/greenville-s-c-may-5-6-7/.
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is May 6 at participating stores. Visit http://freecomicbookday.com.
TAILS AND TRAILS 5K WALK/RUN is 8:30 a.m. – noon May 6 at Conestee Park. Participants and their dogs walk or run to support Greenville County Animal Care. For details, visit http://www.greenvillepets.org.
“SEUSSICAL,” presented by South Carolina Children’s Theatre continues May 5 – 7 at the Peace Center. For tickets, visit http://www.peacecenter.org.
ARTISPHERE is May 12 – 14 in downtown Greenville. The festival includes free performances, children’s activities, crafts, a STEAM exhibit and more. Visit https://www.artisphere.org.
STARRY NIGHTS adds an extra show Friday nights beginning May 12 at Roper Mountain Science Center. Show times are 6, 7:15 and 8:45 p.m. at the T. C. Hooper Planetarium. Each show will begin with Carolina Skies, a live talk about the constellations currently in the night sky, followed by the featured show. The 6 p.m. feature will be “One World: Big Bird’s Adventure.” The 7:15 p.m. feature will be “Magic Tree House Space Mission.” The 8:45 p.m. feature will be “Eclipse: The Sun Revealed.” The Daniel Observatory will also be open, weather permitting, for viewing through the 23-inch telescope. Visit https://www.ropermountain.org.
SUPER SATURDAY MESS FEST is 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. May 20 at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Artist-in-residence, Michael Albert, will be in the Off the Wall Area creating cereal box collages. All classrooms are dedicated to messy science and art. See food thrown off the roof to see how big of a splat it makes. Visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.
THE TRAIN DAY FESTIVAL is 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. May 20 at the Hub City Railroad Museum. Activities include a bounce house, live music, rubber tire train rides, visits with railroad book authors, Thomas and friends model train, food and more. For details, call 864-963-4739 or visit https://hubcityrrmuseum.org.
THE TAKE FLIGHT 5K and Kids’ Mile is at 8:30 a.m. May 27 at Runway Café at the Greenville Downtown Airport. All proceeds benefit Runway Park. To register, visit http://www.greenvilledowntownairport.com/RunOnTheRunway.html.
FUTURE PARK OPENS May 27 at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. The newest traveling exhibit gives children opportunities to play with beach ball-sized globes in the Big Idea room. These globes come in a variety of colors and sounds to create a special Light Ball Orchestra. Children then explore a digital art experience, create their own art and see it come to life through this high-tech exhibit. Visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.
DISNEY’S “THE LION KING” opens May 31 at the Peace Center. For tickets, visit http://www.peacecenter.org.