‘Beauty,’ ‘Madagascar’ lead weekend family fun
It’s bound to be another hot weekend in the Upstate, but there are still several opportunities to get outdoors.
The free Chautauqua Festival: a Harriet Tubman talk is at 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday at the Upcountry History Museum, Clara Barton is at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Centre Stage, Francis Marion is at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Greenville Technical College, Winston Churchill is at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pelzer Auditorium, Alice Paul is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Greenville Technical College, Clara Barton is at 2 p.m. Sunday at Greenville Technical College’s TRC Auditorium and Harriet Tubman is at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Greenville Technical College. For details, call 864-244-1499 or visit greenvillechautauqua.org.
The Park Hop Spotlight is 10 a.m. – noon Friday at Sunset Park, 211 Fowler Circle, Greenville. The event includes a water activity, the City of Greenville’s Mobi-Rec, a princess visit from Elsa and more. For details and Park Hop registration, visit parkhop.org.
Enjoy Tunes in the Park at Greer City Park beginning at 5 p.m. Friday. Families can enjoy food trucks, inflatables and live entertainment, including Greer Idol until 9:30 p.m. For details, visit https://www.facebook.com/pg/GreerCulturalArts/events/?ref=page_internal.
If you haven't been to a Greenville Drive game lately, this Friday sounds like fun. Two T-45 jets from the United States Navy will fly over Fluor Field during the pregame ceremonies. First pitch against the Asheville Tourists is at 7:05 p.m., and the musical theme for the post-game fireworks display is Harry Potter. For details, visit https://www.milb.com/greenville/news/fireworks-and-pregame-flyover-highlight-friday/c-281299706.
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.
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday, at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Greenville Little Theatre. For tickets, visit www.greenvillelittletheatre.org.
“Madagascar – A Musical Adventure” will be presented by South Carolina Children’s Theatre at 10 a.m. and 1:30 Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Peace Center. For details, visit www.peacecenter.org.
Stop by the GHS Spuds and Sprouts Booth 8 a.m. – noon at the Saturday Market in Downtown Greenville. Kids can learn about local foods and try new fruits and vegetables. Visit saturdaymarketlive.com.
Does Lake Conestee Nature Park have everything your teddy bear needs to survive in the wild? Bring your favorite teddy bear and join us for a fun and informative hike through the park during Teddy Bear Picnic 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m Saturday. Families will learn what different animals use for food, water and shelter in the park. Participants will get to build a personalized habitat for their bears. For ages 4-10 accompanied by adults. Cost is $8 per child, $4 per adult. To register, visit http://lakeconesteenaturepark.com/events/teddy-bear-picnic.
Wellness Weekend Activities are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. For details, visit www.tcmupstate.org.
Paris Mountain State Park will hold a program on amphibians at 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by a lessons from nature hike at 1 p.m. Hidden Biodiversity: Finding Frogs and Salamanders All Around Us will be led by Dr. Melissa Pilgrim of USC Upstate. Meet in the Park Center. No registration is required and there is no cost for this 2 hour program beyond park admission. At 1 p.m., take a hike on the Turtle Trail with Ranger Cathy Taylor, learning lessons from nature on how to adapt to conditions. Follow the sunlight. Branch out. Enjoy the wonders of nature and let nature be your teacher on this easy to moderate 1 1/2 mile, 1 1/2 hour hike. Meet at Park Center. Cost is $7 per person, but admission will be waived. Registration is required. To register, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the park office at 864-244-5565.
Meet guests from Kaland Farm at Seedlings Restaurant at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Drop in from 1 – 2 p.m. Saturday to learn about locally grown food and plant seeds to take home. For details, visit www.tcmupstate.org.
Find more events and resources online at www.UpstateParent.com.