Looking for something to do with the kids this weekend? Here’s what’s on tap.

The Park Hop Spotlight is 10 a.m. – noon Friday at Holmes Park, Twin Lake Road, Greenville. The event includes a water activity, the City of Greenville’s Mobi-Rec, a princess visit from Ariel and more. For details and Park Hop registration, visit

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

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

Starry Nights is Friday at Roper Mountain Science Center and features the center’s first ever Laser Light Show. Show times are 6 and 7:30 p.m. at the T. C. Hooper Planetarium. The Daniel Observatory will also be open from 6:45 – 9:45 p.m., weather permitting, for viewing through the 23-inch telescope. Visit

Saturday is Build It Day is 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. From Imagination Playground and Rigamajig to Make-Do Tools and Cardboard Boxes, little builders will have everything they needs to create, build and make. For details, visit

The Banjo Extravaganza is 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday at the Hagood Mill Historic Site in Pickens. This educational event will trace the long history of the banjo from its earliest beginnings as a gourd instrument in Africa to today’s modern-day cousin. There will be live performances as well as folk-life and traditional-arts demonstrations throughout the day. Admission is free. Parking is $5. Call 864-898-2936 or email for more details.

Saturday Market Kid’s Art Class, hosted by Open Art Studios Greenville, is 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Saturday during the Saturday Market in downtown Greenville. Ages 6 and older can sign up for classes. Parents can stay and join their children, or enjoy the market. Cost is $15 for one class or $50 for four classes Saturdays through Aug. 25. Visit 241005449814544 for details.

Organic Cat Cafe in Greenville will host adoptable cats from Feline Lifeline from noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Stop by to meet kittens and cats in need of a good home and enjoy playtime with the resident cats at the cafe. Admission is $10 and includes a free drink. For details, visit

“Once Upon A Time: Exploring the World of Fairy Tales,” the first nationally touring exhibit devoted exclusively to fairy tales, continues its run at the Upcountry History Museum through September. Climb inside a pumpkin coach in “Cinderella,” prepare a feast at the big table in “Beauty and the Beast,” climb the beanstalk – and then slide down – in “Jack and the Beanstalk” and more. Children can travel the world with “Anansi and the Talking Melon” from Ghana and “Lon Po Po,” a Chinese version of “Little Red Riding Hood.” Summer hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 – 5 p.m. For more information, call 864-467-3100 or visit

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