Things to do with kids this weekend, Sept. 7-9
Looking for something to do this weekend? Catch a family friendly play, visit a festival or take your dog to the waterpark.
The South Carolina Apple Festival is this weekend in Westminster. Events include live entertainment, children’s activities and more. Visit scapplefestival.com for a full schedule and more information.
Trains, Trains & More Trains begins this weekend at the Mauldin Cultural Center. This miniature train exhibit kicks off noon – 9 p.m. Friday and continues 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday and noon – 4 p.m. Sunday. The event features interactive exhibits, including Thomas the Tank Engine. Donations are welcome. For details, visit www.mauldinchamber.org or www.mauldinculturalcenter.org.
Take the entire family swing dancing 7 – 10 p.m. Friday at Swamp Rabbit Café. For details, visit swamprabbitcafe.com.
Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” presented by Spartanburg Little Theatre, takes the stage this weekend at the Chapman Cultural Center starting at 8 p.m. Friday with shows at 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. For tickets and details, visit www.chapmanculturalcenter.org.
Join the Muscular Dystrophy Association Muscle Walk of Greenville at 7 a.m. Saturday at Fluor Field in Greenville. Presented by the Greenville Drive, this fundraiser raises awareness and funds for muscular dystrophy. Register online at www2.mda.org.
Waggin’ at the Waterpark is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Discovery Island in Simpsonville. Bring the four-legged members of your family for a dogs-day-out at the waterpark, rain or shine. Dogs must be 3 months old and have proof of vaccines. Pre-register for $17 at greenvillerec.com/event/waggin-at-the-waterpark-discovery-island or pay $22 at the door.
“Shrek the Musical” will be presented by South Carolina Children’s Theatre this weekend at the Peace Center. See the beloved characters from the animated film come to life on stage. Shows are at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. For details, visit www.peacecenter.org.
If you don’t mind a day trip, Multiples of the Midlands (The Mom Club) will host a fall/winter consignment sale 7 a.m. – noon Saturday at the Health and Wellness Center at Brookland Baptist Church, 1066 Sunset Blvd./Hwy 378 in West Columbia. Large items sell very quickly. Plan to arrive early. Admission and parking are free. For details, visit www.multiplesofthemidlands.com/ sales.htm and search Fall 2018 Consignment Sale on Facebook.
You can celebrate Grandparents Day at Chimney Rock Park Saturday and Sunday. Buy one adult admission at regular price and get one free admission (ages 5 – 15) with coupon available online. For details, visit www.chimneyrockpark.com.
Find more resources and events online at www.UpstateParent.com.