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Here are our top picks for family events in May

PELHAM MEDICAL CENTER GREER FAMILY FEST is May 3 – 4 in downtown Greer. The event includes live music, children’s activities, food and more than 150 vendors. Visit

CELEBRATE EARTH DAY IN MAY 10 a.m. – noon May 4 at World of Energy. The event is free event and includes family-friendly activities for all ages. For details, visit

MESS FEST is 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate – Greenville and Spartanburg. Outdoor activities are weather permitting. Indoor activities are held rain or shine. For details, visit

THE SPRING IN BLOOM FESTIVAL AND BAZAAR is 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. May 4 at the Mauldin Cultural Center. The event includes a plant sale, artisan vendors, children’s activities (face painting, rides and storytelling) and more. For details, visit

THE REEDY RIVER DUCK DERBY is 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. May 4 at Falls Park. As many as 10,000 ducks will post at 2:30 p.m. For details or to adopt a duck, visit

ARTISPHERE is May 10 – 12 in downtown Greenville. The festival includes free performances, children’s activities, crafts, a STEAM exhibit and more. Visit

FREE! TRAIN DAY AT THE DEPOT is 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. May 11 at the Hub City Railroad Museum. The event features bounce houses, trackless train rides, Thomas and Friends Lionel layout, railroad motorcars and more. For details, visit

FREE! THE GRAND REOPENING OF WALNUT GROVE PLANTATION is 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. May 11. Celebrate the completion of the restorations of Walnut Grove Plantation with free admission today only. The event includes reenactors, live music, games, food trucks, tours and more. Concessions and souvenirs are available for purchase. Picnic lunches are welcome. Visit

GRANDMA BETTY’S REOPENS May 14 at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate – Greenville. Developmental Screenings with Help Me Grow, South Carolina are 9 a.m. – noon. Story time with baby goats and Double Blessing Farm is at 10 and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. For details, visit

FREE! SUMMER READING KICKOFF is 4 – 5:30 p.m. May 31 at the Hughes Main Library. The event features Reedy Rip-It, glow-in-the-dark stickers, drumming with Jeff Holland, PAWS Wildlife Sanctuary and more. Register online at