Enjoy plays, outdoor events this Father’s Day weekend
Father’s Day weekend will be full of fun activities for all members of the family.
Summer on Augusta began earlier this week but continues through Sunday with special events, including Grillin’ and Chillin’ at Augusta Commons 6 – 9 p.m. Friday, a tomato pie contest 2 – 4 p.m. Saturday at the Pickwick Shopping Center, the pet-friendly Hound Dog Social 1 – 5 p.m. Saturday at Augusta Village, Shaggin’ on Augusta from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Saturday at 1501 Augusta St., and Sunday at South End Father’s Day Luau from 4 – 8 p.m. Sunday at The 05. Most events include free kid’s activities, such bounce slides, face painting and crafts. For a full schedule and details, visit www.onlyonaugusta.com/summer-on-augusta.
A Creek Ranger Hike begins at 10 a.m. Friday at Paris Mountain State Park. The event is a one-mile, ranger-led 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Sesame Street Live: Make A New Friend” is at 10:30 a.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies. For tickets and details, visit www.bonsecoursarena.com.
“Miss Nelson is Missing” will be presented by South Carolina Children’s Theatre at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Peace Center. The kids in room 207 were misbehaving again. Spitballs stuck to the ceiling. Paper planes whizzing through the air. They were the worst-behaved class in the whole school. Until Miss Nelson goes missing, that is. Will they be able to trick their substitute? For tickets, visit www.peacecenter.org.
An ice cream social is 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday at Greenville Zoo. With the price of admission, families are invited to cool off with free entertainment and ice cream as they tour the zoo. For details, visit www.greenvillezoo.com.
Select Petco stores will host a free kids crafting event 1 – 2 p.m. Saturday. Meet the Guinea Pigs and make your own guinea pig set. For more details, visit www.petco.com.
Families can enjoy Music in the Museum with Greenville Jazz Collective 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Saturday at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Children will be able to listen to familiar and exciting jazz songs, help keep beat with musical instruments, and participate in a Dixieland Jazz Parade in the museum. Introducing children to different styles of music early on helps to instill an appreciation of music. Music has a positive impact on social and emotional development as children listen to and create music together.For details, visit TCMUpstate.org.
Saturday will see Hagood Mill in Pickens comes to life for its annual tribute to a notable musician. This year, musicians of the South Carolina Upcountry and other special guests will perform a live tribute to world-renowned artist, poet and musician Bob Dylan from noon - 3:30 p.m. There will be also be blacksmithing, bowl-digging, flint knapping, chair-caning, moonshining, broom-making, basket-making, pottery, quilting, spinning, knitting, weaving, woodcarving, bee keeping, hearth cooking, metal-smithing and leather-working demonstrations throughout the day starting at 10 a.m., and the water-powered gristmill will be operating. For more details, call 864-898-2936.
Haywood Mall is hosting a special Fit for Life event for families from 1 – 4 p.m. Saturday. Healthy lifestyle-based activities will include a special visit from Stomper, The Greenville Swamp Rabbit’s mascot, and a chance to try your own hockey skills. Free, and no registration is needed. For details, visit www.simon.com.
After 16 sold-out performances this winter, “Prince Caspian” returns this weekend to the Logos Theatre in Taylors. Return to the world of Narnia and dive into the familiar fantasy story of perseverance, courage and faith as a young orphan prince befriends an unlikely group of characters to reclaim his rightful place on the throne. Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $35 – $45. For details, visit www.theacademyofarts.org.
Sunday is Father’s Day, and families can celebrate dad with free admission for fathers at the Upcountry History Museum. The museum’s current special exhibit is “Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!” Visit www.upcountryhistory.org for more details.
Find more events and resources online at www.UpstateParent.com.