It’s Mother’s Day weekend, and these events offer families a chance to celebrate Mom while having fun.

Artisphere is this weekend in downtown Greenville. The festival, which starts Friday and ends Sunday, includes free performances, children’s activities, crafts, a STEAM exhibit and more. Visit for a full schedule of events and more information.

Craft Day is 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday at the Washington Center School in Greenville. Students will sell everything from handmade gifts to treats. The greenhouse will be open for purchase of flowers, greenery and garden vegetable plants. Proceeds support the school. Visit

Muffins with Mom is at 10 a.m. Friday at the Hughes Main Library. Visit

Starry Nights is Friday at Roper Mountain Science Center. Show times are 6, 7:30 and 8:45 p.m. at the T. C. Hooper Planetarium. The 6 and 7:30 p.m. feature will be “Perfect Little Planet.” The 8:45 p.m. feature will be “Exploding Universe.” The Daniel Observatory will also be open, weather permitting, for viewing through the 23-inch telescope. Visit

The Governor’s School will present scenes from Broadway musicals at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday in Smith Recital Hall on the SCGSAH campus. Admission is free. For details, visit

Music at the Market is 7-10 p.m. Fridays at Old Market Square in Easley. Snacks and treats are available for purchase. Bring chairs or blankets and enjoy live music. Visit

“Trolls” will be screened for Movie Nights at Nettles Park in Clemson. Activities begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday and include free popcorn. Visit

If you don’t mind a short drive, the Railroad Historical Center in Greenwood celebrates its season opening 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Climb on board some of the center’s antique trains and learn more about the railway system. Call 864-229-7093 or visit for more details.

The annual Tails and Trails 5K Walk/Run is 8:30 a.m. – noon at Conestee Park. Participants and their dogs walk or run to support Greenville County Animal Care. For details, visit

The 3rd annual Bowling for CHIPS (Childhood Injury Prevention Services) is 1-4 p.m. Saturday at AMF Bowling Co, 740 S. Pleasantburg Dr. Bowling is free for anyone 16 and younger, and $5 for 17 and older. For more information, contact Rico at 864-787-5109.

Greenville County Youth Orchestra’s Spring Fling is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Peace Center. For tickets and details, visit

A free Spring Mother’s Day Family Sing-Along is 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at S.C. Botanical Garden, Clemson. Join Rebecca Smith, children's songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, for a morning singing and celebrating Mother's Day and spring. Bring a picnic blanket, snacks or lunch. Visit

The Train Day Festival is 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday at the Hub City Railroad Museum. Admission is free. Activities include a bounce house, live music, visits with railroad book authors, Thomas and friends model train, food and more. For details, call 864-963-4739 or visit

The Generation Kid Strong Color Run is 9 a.m. – noon Saturday in downtown Inman. The event is to encourage the community to create a healthier Upstate. For details and registration, visit spartanburg-spring-into-our-movement-color -run.

Pioneer Day 2018, sponsored by Wildlife Action, is 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday for ages 7-11 at Lost Acres, 127 Halibut Lane. Rain date is May 19. Events include gun safety, BB rifle targe practice, candle making, leaf printing, archery and assembling bird boxes. Each child participates in all activities. Cost is $12, which includes lunch. Pre-registration by May 5 is required. Visit or contact Jane Hughston at 576-2236 or janenewt@charter. net.

There will be free admission for all mothers Sunday at Upcountry History Museum in honor of Mother’s Day. A screening of “Wonder Woman” will be shown in the museum theater at 2 p.m. For details, visit 180256169281544.

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