10 events you shouldn’t miss this August
THE CAROLINA PANTHERS’ TRAINING CAMP continues in August at Wofford College. There are special opportunities for ages 6 – 13, as well as the opportunity to meet players after practice. For a schedule and details, visit www.panthers.com/schedule/training-camp/practice-schedule.html.
LIVEWELL GREENVILLE’S PARK HOP closing celebration is 4 – 7 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Mauldin Cultural Center. The event includes prizes for Park Hop participation and more. Learn more and register for Park Hop adventures at https://livewellgreenville.org/park-hop.
CELEBRATE WORLD LION DAY 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Aug. 10 at Greenville Zoo. World Lion Day is the first global campaign to celebrate the importance of the lion worldwide. For details, visit www.greenvillezoo.com.
FREE! COUNTDOWN TO KINDERGARTEN is 6 – 8 p.m. Aug. 11 at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Admission is free for rising kindergarten students and their families. Meet vendors with resources for kindergarten students and get ready for the first day of school. Visit www.tcmupstate.org.
THE SUPERHERO 5K is at 8 a.m. Aug. 12 at the Kroc Center. The event raises funds to support the after-school and summer programs of The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Greenville County. It is open to runners and walkers of all ages Registration is $30 each for ages 18 and older, $20 each for ages 13 – 17 and $10 each for ages 12 and younger. Dress are your favorite superhero. For more information or to register, visit www.bgcgreenville.org.
THE REALLY GOOD, REALLY BIG, REALLY CHEAP BOOK SALE is Aug. 12 – 13 at McAlister Square. The event benefits Greenville Literacy Association. For details, visit www.greenvilleliteracy.org.
FREE! CAROLINA YOUTH SYMPHONY presents a concert at 2 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Airnaisium at Camp Greenville. The concert represens the culmination of CYS’ season opening summer camp. For details, visit carolinayouthsymphony.org.
FREE! THE UPSTATE FAMILY EXPO is 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Greenville Shrine Club. Free activities include a photo booth, glitter tattoos, face painting, bounce houses, character meet and greets, balloon twisting, crafts, stage shows and more. Connect with businesses and resources sharing information about pregnancy, health and wellness, finances, special needs, safety, afterschool programs, insurance, child care and more. Register for free tickets at https://upstatefamilyexo.eventbrite.com and receive an automatic entry for door prizes.
EXPERIENCE THE TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE Aug. 21 at locations across the Upstate. For details, visit upstateparent.com.
INDIA DAY is 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Aug. 26 at the T.D. Stage at the Peace Center. The event includes dancing, art, food, a sports arena, dance workshops and more. For details, visit myiag.org.