Greenville County is not just a great place to live. Thousands of people come to Greenville for it’s recreation and open-air venues. Greenville has mountains, parks and lakes where you can bike, fish, hike, paddle, backpack, camp or swim . Along with the lure of outdoor recreation, Greenville offers urban attractions as well: Jazz on the Square, Shakespeare in the Park, Broadway shows and theatrical productions, symphonies and museums, championship golf, concerts, food festivals, shopping, and dining choices as far as the eye could see.
PARKS and RECREATION
Downtown Greenville offers you and your family a variety of outdoor venues from April through Oct. There are too many events to list here so I will tease you with only a few.
Downtown Alive – The Hyatt Plaza on Main Street comes alive every Thursday evening from late March through end of August with the sounds of local, regional and national entertainers bringing their funk, blues, jazz and rock to Greenville’s outdoor street party.
Reedy River Concerts – free, outdoor concerts offering a variety of music on Wednesday evenings June through end of August at the Peace Center Amphitheatre. These are great events to attend with your family. Just pack up a picnic supper, bring your lawn chairs and relax while enjoying the sounds of summer music in the air.
Main St Fridays – 28 weeks of free music and dancing every Friday night at the Hyatt Plaza on Main Street starting at 5:30pm.
Saturday Market - 8a.m. – Noon from May to October you can stroll down Main St to sample foods and stop to chat with over 50 vendors at this weekly farmers market.
Greenville Drive Baseball – Take Me Out to the Ball Game!! The Greenville Drive is a Boston Red Sox Single A Affiliate. This team plays at the new Fluor Field Stadium located in Greenville’s West End which is a replica of Boston’s Fenway Park.
STATE PARKS IN THE UPSTATE PROVIDE TONS OF RECREATION
Caesars Head State Park
Croft State Park
Devils Fork State Park
Jones Gap State Park
Keowee Toxaway State Park
Kings Mountain State Park
Lake Hartwell State Park
Oconee State Park
Oconee Station State Park
Paris Mountain State Park
Table Rock State Park
Nearby Recreational Spots
Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC – 1 hour
Charleston, SC – 3.5 hours
Hilton Head, SC – 4 hours
Myrtle Beach, SC – 4.5 hours
South Carolina Botanical Garden, Clemson SC – 1 hour
Stone Mountain Park, Atlanta GA – 2.5 hours