Things to do with kids this weekend, July 20-22
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 parkhop.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 http://hartnessliving.com/fresh.
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 http://www.ropermountain.org.
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 http://www.tcmupstate.org.
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 BillyC@co.picken.sc.us 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 http://www.facebook.com/events/ 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 http://www.organic-cat-cafe.com.
“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 http://www.upcountryhistory.org.
Find more events online at http://www.UpstateParent.com.