July 2022 Events Calendar and Things to Do in the Upstate

Friday, July 1

A Friday Family Hike is at 10 a.m. June 17 at Paris Mountain State Park. Take a nature walk with a ranger or staff interpreter, and wade into Mountain Creek. Using one of the park’s nets, search for dragonfly nymphs, salamanders and more. Registration is required. The cost is $5 per person, including adults, in addition to admission. (If you have a Park Passport, you only pay the program cost). These hikes are limited to 25 participants. To register and to confirm that the scheduled hike will proceed, email [email protected], call 864-244-5565, or check at the admission booth.

Starry Nights programs are at Roper Mountain Science Center. “Magic Treehouse” is at 4:30 and 6 p.m. “Tales of the Maya Skies” is at 7:30 p.m. Laser Days of Summer is at 9 p.m. Advance ticket purchases are required. For details, visit ropermountain.org.

Saturday, July 2

The TD Saturday Market is 8 a.m. – noon in downtown Greenville. For vendors, children’s events and more, visit saturdaymarketlive.com.

Make a constellation viewer in select Home Depot stores. Details for this event and virtual field trips are online at homedepot.com/c/kids.

Beech Mountain’s Mile High Fourth of July is in Beech Mountain, North Carolina. Events include a Sparkler 5K with free shirt and tie-dye station followed by a tailgate party, a family party with children’s activities, and more. Visit beechmtn.com.

Sunday, July 3

South Carolina Repertory Theatre presents the Travelers Rest Theatre Festival at Trailblazer Park. For details, visit screp.org.

Monday, July 4

A Fourth of July celebration is 6 – 10 p.m. at Unity Park, with fireworks scheduled for 9:45 p.m. This is a family friendly event and visitors are encouraged to bring a blanket and a picnic. Admission is free. For details, visit  greenvillesc.gov/2006/Fireworks-on-the-Fourth.

Sea Stars and Stripes is at South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston. This event is family-friendly and all-inclusive. Bring a chair or blanket to watch fireworks from the decks overlooking the Charleston Harbor. Tickets are available at bit.ly/3syOeAC.

Tuesday, July 5

Summer movies – “Sing” and “Puss in Boots” are shown at select Regal theaters. See details at regmovies.com/static/en/us/smx.

Puppet Show: The Pout-Pout Fish is at 10 and 11a.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Ages birth – 5. For details, visit spartanburglibraries.org.

Make a Christmas in July ornament at 1:30 p.m. at the Chesnee Branch Library. Visit spartanburglibraries.org.

Fourth of July Mini Golf is noon – 5 p.m. at the Anderson Main Library. Register for a family tee time. Visit andersonlibrary.org.

“Finding Nemo” interactive movie is at 6 p.m. at the Anderson Main Library. Registration requested. Visit andersonlibrary.org.

Wednesday, July 6

Summer movies – “Sing” and “Puss in Boots” are shown at select Regal theaters. See details at regmovies.com/static/en/us/smx.

Fourth of July Mini Golf is noon – 5 p.m. at the Anderson Main Library. Register for a family tee time. Visit andersonlibrary.org.

Puppet Show: The Pout-Pout Fish is at 2 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Ages birth – 5. For details, visit spartanburglibraries.org.

Wild For Reading Wednesday is at 2:30 p.m. near the farmyard at the Greenville Zoo. Included with admission. For details, visit greenvillezoo.com.

Thursday, July 7

Puppet Show: The Pout-Pout Fish is at 10 and 11a.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Ages birth – 5. For details, visit spartanburglibraries.org.

Teens Geek Out: “Stranger Things” is at 2 p.m. at the Cowpens Library. Ages 12 – 18. For details, visit spartanburglibraries.org.

Furman University’s Lakeside Concert is at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Visit furman.edu/academics/music/camps-conferences/music-by-the-lake.

Friday, July 8

A Friday Family Hike – See July 1.

Starry Nights – See July 1.

Saturday, July 9

The TD Saturday Market is 8 a.m. – noon in downtown Greenville. For vendors, children’s events and more, visit saturdaymarketlive.com.

Saturday Toddler Time – Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice is at 10:30 a.m. at the Upcountry History Museum. For details, visit upcountryhistory.org.

Tuesday, July 12

Summer movies – “Sing 2” and “Space Jam: A New Legacy” are shown at select Regal theaters. See details at regmovies.com/static/en/us/smx.

Watch “Luca” at 1:30 p.m. at the Chesnee Branch Library. Visit spartanburglibraries.org.

Learn about animal care with the Spartanburg Humane Society at 2 p.m. at the Woodruff Library. Visit spartanburglibraries.org.

Cup Games are at 3:30 p.m. at the Powdersville Library. Registration requested. Visit andersonlibrary.org.

The 2022 Mauldin Makers Market features its Kidz Days Market 5 – 8 p.m. at the Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater. For details, visit mauldinculturalcenter.org/events/festival-season/mauldin-market.

Soap Bubble Circus is at the Spartanburg Main Library at 7 p.m. Visit spartanburglibraries.org.

Wednesday, July 13

Summer movies – “Sing 2” and “Space Jam: A New Legacy” are shown at select Regal theaters. See details at regmovies.com/static/en/us/smx.

Wild For Reading Wednesday is at 2:30 p.m. near the farmyard at the Greenville Zoo. Included with admission. For details, visit greenvillezoo.com.

Thursday, July 14

Make sidewalk chalk creations at 10 a.m. at the Five Forks Branch Library. For details, visit greenvillelibrary.org.

Patriotic Story Time for preschoolers is at 10 a.m. at the Simpsonville Library. Visit greenvillelibrary.org.

See Talewise, an interactive tale of special effects created through science, at 2 p.m. at the Cyrill-Westside Library. For details, visit spartanburglibraries.org.

Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius opens today at Biltmore Estate. For tickets and up-to-date health and safety policies, visit biltmore.com.

Furman University’s Lakeside Concert is at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Visit furman.edu/academics/music/camps-conferences/music-by-the-lake.

Friday, July 15

A Friday Family Hike – See July 1.

Starry Nights – See July 1.

Saturday, July 16

The TD Saturday Market is 8 a.m. – noon in downtown Greenville. For vendors, children’s events and more, visit saturdaymarketlive.com.

ARRR! Treasure Chest Kit Workshop is at select Lowe’s stores. In this hands-on workshop, kids will construct a creative container to store their own little gems and trinkets. Register by July 15 at lowes.com/events/register/arrr-treasure-chest-kit-workshop.

Super Hero Summer – Thor is at EdVenture in Columbia. The event includes a meet-and-greet, face painting and more. Visit edventure.org.

Monday, July 18

Make sidewalk chalk creations at 10:30 a.m. at the Travelers Rest Library. For details, visit greenvillelibrary.org.

A beginner ukulele class for ages 6 – 11 is at 3:30 p.m. at the Five Forks Library. Registration is required. For details, visit greenvillelibrary.org.

Tuesday, July 19

Summer movies – “Despicable Me 3” and “Tom & Jerry” are shown at select Regal theaters. See details at regmovies.com/static/en/us/smx.

Mini Golf in the Stacks is at 3:30 p.m. at the Powdersville Library. Registration required. Visit andersonlibrary.org.

Bedtime Story Time is at 6:30 p.m. at the Lander Memorial Library. Visit andersonlibrary.org.

Wednesday, July 20

Summer movies – “Despicable Me 3” and “Tom & Jerry” are shown at select Regal theaters. See details at regmovies.com/static/en/us/smx.

Wild For Reading Wednesday is at 2:30 p.m. near the farmyard at the Greenville Zoo. Included with admission. For details, visit greenvillezoo.com.

Thursday, July 21

An Under The Sea Tea Party, a summer reading program for ages 11 and younger, is at 10 a.m. at the Pelham Road Library. Visit greenvillelibrary.org.

Make sidewalk chalk creations at 10:30 a.m. at the Simpsonville Library. For details, visit greenvillelibrary.org.

Celebrate Christmas in July at 10:30 a.m. at the Landrum Library. For details, visit spartanburglibraries.org.

A Ghostbusters Double Feature for teens is at 11 a.m. at the Chesnee Branch Library. Visit spartanburglibraries.org.

Learn about vegetable printing at 3 p.m. at the Boiling Springs Library. For details, visit spartanburglibraries.org.

Family Craft Night: Summer Fun is 5 – 7 p.m. (drop in) at the Five Forks Branch Library. Visit greenvillelibrary.org.

An outdoor concert is at 6:30 p.m. at the Five Forks Branch Library. Bring chairs or a blanket. Visit greenvillelibrary.org.

Furman University’s Lakeside Concert is at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Visit furman.edu/academics/music/camps-conferences/music-by-the-lake.

Friday, July 22

A Friday Family Hike – See July 1.

Starry Nights – See July 1.

Saturday, July 23

The TD Saturday Market is 8 a.m. – noon in downtown Greenville. For vendors, children’s events and more, visit saturdaymarketlive.com.

Monday, July 25

A building block party for ages 2 – 6 is at 10 a.m. at the Five Forks Library. For details, visit greenvillelibrary.org.

Sunny Day Story Time for preschoolers is at 10 a.m. outdoors at the Travelers Rest Library. For details, visit greenvillelibrary.org.

See Talewise, an interactive tale of special effects created through science, at 3 p.m. at the Boiling Springs Library. For details, visit spartanburglibraries.org.

Celebrate Harry Potter’s Birthday at 6 p.m. at the Cyrill-Westside Library. Ages 12 – 18. For details, visit spartanburglibraries.org.

Tuesday, July 26

Summer movies – “Minions” and “Trolls World Tour” are shown at select Regal theaters. See details at regmovies.com/static/en/us/smx.

Learn about South Carolina State Parks at 11 a.m. at the Landrum Library. Ages 6 – 12. For details, visit spartanburglibraries.org.

See The Critter Keeper and meet animals at 2 and 3:30 p.m. at the Five Forks Library. For details, visit greenvillelibrary.org.

Wednesday, July 27

Summer movies – “Minions” and “Trolls World Tour” are shown at select Regal theaters. See details at regmovies.com/static/en/us/smx.

Wild For Reading Wednesday is at 2:30 p.m. near the farmyard at the Greenville Zoo. Included with admission. For details, visit greenvillezoo.com.

“The Rainbow Fish” Interactive Story Hour is at 3 p.m. at the Anderson Main Library. Registration requested. Visit andersonlibrary.org.

Thursday, July 28

An Under The Sea Puppet Show is at 10:30 a.m. at the Landrum Library. Ages 3 – 6. For details, visit spartanburglibraries.org.

An Under The Sea Tea Party, a summer reading program for ages 11 and younger, is at 3 p.m. at the Hughes Main Library. Visit greenvillelibrary.org.

Furman University’s Lakeside Concert is at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Visit furman.edu/academics/music/camps-conferences/music-by-the-lake.

Friday, July 29

A Friday Family Hike – See July 1.

Starry Nights – See July 1.

Saturday, July 30

The TD Saturday Market is 8 a.m. – noon in downtown Greenville. For vendors, children’s events and more, visit saturdaymarketlive.com.

FAMILY FUN, ARTS, LEARNING, AND MORE

See Professor Whizpop at Spartanburg County Libraries in July. Room capacity is limited. Boiling Springs, 3 p.m. July 18; Chesnee 2 p.m. July 28; Cowpens 6 p.m. July 11; Cyrill-Westside 2 and 4 p.m. June 2; Spartanburg Main at 2 p.m. July 27; Landrum at 11 a.m. July 19; Middle Tyger at 1 p.m. July 5; Pacolet at 11 a.m. July 18; and Woodruff at 2 p.m. July 19. Visit spartanburglibraries.org.

Cartoon and Comic Crash Course with J Chris Campbell is offered July 25 – 29 from the Greenville County Library System. Request a supply kit and register online for virtual and live options at greenvillelibrary.org/kids-virtual-activities.

Teen Tips Workshop: Healthy Relationships with Safe Harbor is 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. July 18 – 20 at the Anderson Main Library. Registration required. Visit andersonlibrary.org.

Wheels on the Ground is open at TCMU-Greenville. This state-of-the-art exhibit introduces children and families to the exciting concepts of the racing and automotive industry, featuring a fully interactive pit crew station, various stations designed for building model cars, an engine repair simulation, and a life-size bus. For details visit tcmupstate.org.

Summer Adventure is 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays at Roper Mountain Science Center. This year’s traveling exhibit, “Mystery of the Mayan Medallion,” is open. Look for STEM Days on select Fridays and Saturdays throughout the summer. Admission is $12 each for ages 13 and older, $10 each for ages 3 – 12 and ages 60 and older. Admission is free for children ages 2 and younger and to Roper Mountain members. Lunch is available through the Connections Café from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and is free for ages 18 and younger. For details, visit ropermountain.org. 

Greenville County Waterparks are open. Visit greenvillerec.com for hours and ticket details.

Park Hop Summer Scavenger Hunt continues in July. For details, visit parkhop.org.

Weekday Group Hikes are offered throughout the summer at Paris Mountain State Park. Registration is required. Options include a Creek Ranger Hike, Turtle Trail Naturalist Hike (ages 8 and older) and an Animal Signs Scavenger Hunt. The cost is $7 each, with a minimum charge of $105. The cost includes admission for participants, including up to four adults. To register or for details, email [email protected] or call 864-244-5565. Information is also available at southcarolinaparks.com or friendsofparismountain.com.

Girl Scout Questfest 2022 for Girl Scouts, Alums, and Girl Guides from around the world, takes place July 14 – 17 both in Savannah, Georgia and virtually. QuestFest is a giant scavenger hunt with a twist. Instead of looking for things individuals and teams search for experiences. Register at  gsquestfest.org. If you are not a currently registered Girl Scout, first register through your local council at girlscouts.org/en/council-finder.html.

Free Books – Greenville First Steps has launched a pilot of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Greenville County. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is an early literacy program that mails free age-appropriate books each month to registered children from birth to age 5. Currently in Greenville County, children in 29690, 29611, and 29669 can sign up for Imagination Library. Registration is available at ImaginationLibrary.com.

Display Your Art – The Back Door Art Gallery in Fountain Inn has a kids’ art wall. Children ages 12 and younger can hang one piece of their art for free for one month. For specifications and contact information, visit backdoorartgallery.com.

Story Time is at 10 a.m. Thursdays at Barnes and Noble at Greenridge. For details, visit stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/2221.

Prisma Health Children’s Hospital – Your Healthy Body is at TCMU-Greenville. Learn about healthcare and healthy habits in a child-friendly, engaging and positive way. Visit tcmupstate.org.

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice is open at Upcountry History Museum through Jan. 29, 2023. Designed for young explorers ages 3 – 10, the bilingual (Spanish and English) exhibit features three distinct sections that build on a child’s innate curiosity about dinosaurs: Land of Fire (a warm dinosaur habitat), Land of Ice (a cold dinosaur habitat), and a Field Research Station (complete with a Big Dig experience). For details, visit upcountryhistory.org.

Music Adventure Classes are at 10 a.m. Mondays at Swamp Rabbit Café. Classes are geared for pre-K – K but all ages are welcome. The cost is $15 per class ($5 for each additional sibling) and includes a coffee and pastry. For details and registration, visit @musicadventure on Instagram or email [email protected] 

Family Story Time for ages birth – 5 is Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. at the Pendleton and Lander Memorial Libraries, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at the Powdersville Library, and Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. at the Anderson Main Library. Visit andersonlibrary.org.

Preschool Story Time for ages 3 – 5 is at 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Anderson Main Library. Visit andersonlibrary.org.

Toddler Storytime for ages 18 – 36 months is at 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Anderson Main Library. Visit andersonlibrary.org.

Family Connection’s “Look!” Photography Exhibit honors children and youth living with a disability. It is open July 24 – Sept. 16 at the Richland County Library Gallery in Columbia. Several Upstate families are included. For details, visit familyconnectionsc.org/look.

Monet & Friends – Life, Light & Color is open through July 10 at Biltmore Estate. Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius opens July 14. For tickets and up-to-date health and safety policies, visit biltmore.com.

Preschool Storytimes for ages 2 – 5 are offered at the Pickens County Library. Call 864-850-7077 or visit pickenscountylibrarysystem.com.

STRIDES, a nonprofit program, offers individualized instruction for ages 6 – 20 who need to catch up before school starts. Students with disabilities or ESOL are welcome. Virtual instruction is available. In-person or virtual tutoring is available at Cherrydale, Fountain Inn, Greer, Boiling Springs or Easley. For details, call 864-246-9898 or stridestutor.org.

Source: www.greenvilleonline.com