Things to do with kids this weekend, July 27-29
This weekend's roundup of events for families includes dogs, a laser light show, and KIDZ Bop.
Greenville Family Partnership's Youth Summit is 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Friday at Bob Jones University. This leadership conference is for ages 13 – 17. For details and registration, visit www.gfpdrugfree.org/youth-summit.
The Park Hop Spotlight continues 10 a.m. – noon Friday at Kids’ Planet at Century Park, 3605 Brushy Creek Road, Greer. The event includes a water activity, the City of Greenville’s Mobi-Rec, a princess visit from Cinderella and more. For details and Park Hop registration, visit parkhop.org.
Have you had a chance to catch Roper Mountain Science Center's first-ever laser light show yet? This weekend offers your last chance to see the show, which features music from Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, U2, The Beatles, country hits and more. Show times are 6, 7:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. daily through July 28 at the T. C. Hooper Planetarium. Visit www.ropermountain.org/laserlights to purchase tickets.
The Liberty Bridge Jump-Off is at 7 p.m. Friday at Falls Park. This meet features Indoor World Champion, Olympic Silver Medalist and Greenville native Sandi Morris. The competition includes the women’s and men’s pole vault. The event includes music, dancing, food and more. For details, visit www.libertybridgejumpoff.com.
Bring the whole family for glow face paint and more 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. Fridays to Glow Night at Sky Zone Greenville. The first 50 people to check in receive a T-shirt. The cost is $25 each for two hours and includes face paint, a glow pack and pizza. For a shorter option, the cost is $17 for one hour and includes a glow bracelet. Visit www.skyzone.com/greenville.
The Carolina Foothills Dog Show Cluster is this weekend at TD Convention Center. Admission is free, and families are invited to watch dogs judged against their breed's standard. There will be vendors featuring pet-related items as well as concessions available. For details, visit www.carolinafoothillscluster.com.
When was the last time you visited Children's Museum of the Upstate? Some new exhibits are worth checking out, including Big League Fun. If you haven't seen this latest exhibit, which emphasizes STEAM learning by focusing on the math and science behind baseball, you have until Sept. 9. It features an announcer's booth, fan club area, trivia, props and costumes, pitching and batting areas, and simulated plays. In addition, Spark!Lab offers hands-on learning experiences from the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. It's only one of six such labs in the United States and is available Fridays through Sundays for all ages. It's also Wellness Weekend at the museum, with special activities at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. For more details, visit www.tcmupstate.org.
Did you know KIDZ BOP, the kids music group that sings family-friendly versions of hit pop songs, has sold more albums than Beyoncé and Justin Bieber? Your family can catch KIDZ BOP Live 2018 at 4 p.m. Sunday at Heritage Park Amphitheater in Simpsonville. Doors open at 3 p.m. The event will include special effects, fan interaction and a parent lip-sync battle. Tickets start at $17 and are available at kidzbop.com/tour.
Find more events and resources online at www.UpstateParent.com.