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10 events you shouldn’t miss in July

FREE! WELLS FARGO RED, WHITE AND BLUE FESTIVAL is 5 – 10 p.m. July 4 in Downtown Greenville. This event features live music on two sages, activities in the Kids Zone and a variety of food and beverage vendors. Visit

RED, WHITE AND BOOM is 6 – 10 p.m. July 4 at Barnet Park. Visit

SEE “ET: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL” in concert with a live orchestra at 8:30 p.m. July 8 at the Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium at Brevard Music Center in Brevard, N.C. Visit

THE BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL is 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. July 8 at Roper Mountain Science Center. Enjoy all things blueberry at this annual event. Visit

“TWELFTH NIGHT” is presented July 10 – 24 at Performance Hall on the campus of Bob Jones University. The performance lasts approximately one hour. Begin with a shipwreck and a sibling mix-up, then add such famously comic characters as the yellow-stockinged fool Malvolio, rowdy Sir Toby Belch and a host of silly buffoons. A performance at 10:30 a.m. July 22 is for all ages on the autism spectrum. For tickets and educational materials, visit

DRAGONFLY SUMMER: DIP is 9 – 11 a.m. July 15 at Lake Conestee Nature Park. Join park educator, Sarah Whitmire, as she explores the aquatic organisms found in the wetlands around the park. The cost is $8 each. Open to all ages. Registration is required. Visit

BUILD IT DAY is July 15 at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Build with boxes, Legos and more. Visit

THE WET ‘N WILD WEDNESDAY WALK begins at 10 a.m. July 19 at Paris Mountain State Park. The event is a one-mile, ranger-led walk around Lake Placid. 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

“FINDING NEVERLAND” is presented July 25 – 30 at the Peace Center. The show tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters, Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. For tickets, visit

FREE! LAKESIDE CONCERT: The Lakeside Concert Band presents “2017: A Space Odyssey” at 7:30 p.m. July 27 at Furman University. Visit