Weekend events include Chautauqua Festival, ice cream social, ‘Madagascar’
Families will have plenty of opportunities to have fun together this Father’s Day weekend.
A free Angelina Ballerina Dance Class is at 10 and 11 a.m. Friday at the Greer Branch Library. Visit www.greenvillelibrary.org.
Fresh Fridays on the Grand Lawn is 6 – 8 p.m. Friday at the Hartness – Grand Lawn, 3500 S. Highway 14, Greenville. Local farmers and artisans will display and sell an assortment of products. The event includes family-friendly entertainment and activities with no admission fee. For details, visit hartnessliving.com/fresh.
Beachin’ Fridays is free at the Mauldin Cultural Center. The event is family friendly and features shag dancing, music, food vendors and more. For details, visit www.mauldinculturalcenter.org/featured-events/beachin-fridays.
Does your family love history? The Chautauqua Festival: Winston Churchill is at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Greenville Technical College and 10 a.m. Saturday at the Greenville Downtown Airport. Harriet Tubman is at 2 p.m. Saturday at Greenville Technical College’s TRC Auditorium and Clara Barton is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Greenville Technical College. Alice Paul is at 2 p.m. Sunday at Greenville Technical College’s TRC Auditorium and Francis Marion is at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Greenville Technical College. For details, call 864-244-1499 or visit greenvillechautauqua.org.
The 2018 Summer on Augusta Festival is Friday- Sunday on Augusta Street in Greenville. The event includes music, a block party, family events and more. For details, visit www.onlyonaugusta.com.
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Greenville Little Theatre. For tickets, visit www.greenvillelittletheatre.org.
Celebrate Father’s Day weekend at Chimney Rock Park. Buy one regular price adult ticket and dad or granddad receives one free with required online coupon. For details, call 828-625-9611 or visit www.chimneyrockpark.com.
See “Incredibles 2” in a My Way Matinee sensory-friendly showing at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Regal Hollywood Stadium 20 in Greenville. Lights will be brighter and sound will be lower than in traditional screenings. My Way Matinee screenings are fun for everyone, giving audiences the chance to sing, dance and shout during the film. Admission is $6.50 each plus tax. Learn more at www.regmovies.com/promotions/my-way-matinee.
The GHS Spuds and Sprouts Booth is 8 a.m. – noon Saturday at the Saturday Market in Downtown Greenville. Kids can learn about local foods and try new fruits and vegetables. Visit saturdaymarketlive.com.
Safe Haven, a sanctuary for dozens of rescued native and exotic animals, will open its doors to the public from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday. Twice a year the rescue invites the public in to meet the animals and learn about their care. Admission is free to come in and look around but wristbands are sold to those that want to be able to touch the animals. Some of the animals currently cared for at Safe Haven include: a kinkajou, lizards, snakes, a bobcat, chinchillas, multiple bird species, large African tortoises, goats, ferrets and marmosets – small long-tailed monkeys native to South America. For directions, visit http://www.rescueexotics.org/adventure-day.html.
Christa M. Miller, author of the chapter book "Raccoon Rescue," will hold a book signing 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Swamp Rabbit Café and Grocery in Greenville. The book was written for 6 to 8 year olds to educate them on raccoons. The event will include an appearance by Dory, an ambassador raccoon from Izzie's Pond Animal Rescue & Sanctuary. For more details, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1681767591901307/?active_tab=about.
“Madagascar – A Musical Adventure” will be presented by South Carolina Children’s Theatre at 10 a.m., 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Peace Center. For details, visit www.peacecenter.org.
An ice cream social is 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday at the Greenville Zoo. The event includes ice cream, toppings and entertainment. Included with admission. Visit www.greenvillezoo.com.
MakeFather’s Day Art 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. For details, visit www.tcmupstate.org.
Celebrate Father’s Day Sunday at Chimney Rock Park. Buy one regular price adult ticket and dad or granddad receives one free with required online coupon on Sunday. For details, call 828-625-9611 or visit www.chimneyrockpark.com.
Doughnuts with Dad is free is at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Augusta Road Branch Library. Visit www.greenvillelibrary.org.
For more events and resources, visit www.UpstateParent.com.