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    Where to Celebrate the 4th of July in the Upstate, SC?


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     What’s Happening in Greenville?

    Got all things planned for this week? Don’t miss to include a day out or two with your family or friends. There are plenty of things to do in Greenville and they come in all flavors – concerts, plays, outdoor entertainment and more. Start your week off with a bang with our pick of the best happenings in Greenville this week.

    Jul 02, Mon, 7:30 PM  
    Swannanoa Chamber Music – Program 1
    Carolina Music Museum
    Jul 02, Mon, 7 PM
    Greenville Drive Baseball
    Fluor Field at the West End
    Jul 03, Tue, 5 PM
    Mauldin Farmers Market
    Mauldin Cultural Center
    Jul 03, Tue, 7:30 PM
    Greenville Swing
    In the cabin at McPherson Park
    Jul 04, Wed, 5 PM
    Wells Fargo Red, White and Blue Festival
    Downtown Greenville
    Jul 04, Wed, 7 PM
    ScanSource Reedy River Concert
    TD Stage at Peace Center Amphitheatre
    Jul 05,  7:30 PM
    Music By The Lake
    Furman University
    Jul 05, Thu, 5:30 PM
    Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive
    NOMA SquareMuch Ado About Nothing
    Jul 06,  Fri, 6 PM
    Beachin’ Fridays
    Outdoor Amphitheater Downtown Mauldin
    Jul 06,  Fri,  5:30 PM
    Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays
    NOMA Square
    Jul 07, Sat, 8 AM
    TD Saturday Market
    Main St Washington-Court Sts
    Jul 07, Sat, 9 AM
    Jurassic Quest XL Dinosaur Show
    TD Convention Center
    Jul 08, Sun, 2 PM
    Sunday at 2: Drama at the GCMA
    Greenville County Museum of Art
    Jul 08, Sun
    Upstate Shakespeare Festival: The Taming of the Shrew
    Falls Park on the Reedy


     Foodie Destination of the Week

    The restaurant scene in greater Greenville has exploded off the past decade with new restaurants springing up here and there. Downtown Greenville alone has brought an array of tasty cuisines to pick from which makes it a great place for anyone who wants to try different culinary experiences. This week, we’ll highlight one of the best places to dine and experience Greenville’s gastronomic delights.


    Famous Toastery

    Famous Toastery opened its door just last year in Poinsett Plaza at the old Two Chefs location and have since been serving breakfast, lunch and brunch meals seven days a week.  The restaurant offers several seating options, a main dining room, a bar area, patio seating during the week and seating in the atrium area of the Poinsett building.

    This North Carolina based restaurant has a reputation for quality and has been consistently ranked among one of Charlotte’s best breakfast spots for the past decade. Their menu offers everything including omelets, eggs Benedict, breakfast sandwiches and French toast. There’s a lunch menu too, with sandwiches, salads, burgers, and even lobster. They also feature a full bar and offers drinks like mimosas, fresh squeezed orange juice, and other drinks.

    The restaurant use high-quality ingredients and most items are made in-house. People with dietary restrictions can enjoy their food because it is also possible to customize orders. All hands on deck approach to service and great food make it one of the best breakfast and lunch restaurants in downtown Greenville.


    Address: 104 S. Main St., Suite 105 29602
    Phone: 864-509-0093
    Hours: Mon-Sun: 7 am – 3 pm


     Plan Ahead

    4th of July Independence Day Celebrations in the Upstate, SC

    The Upstate hosts truly impressive Fourth of July celebrations as well as a number of other events to celebrate the Independence Day. Here are a number of events that make this summer holiday truly remarkable.

    Wells Fargo Red, White, and Blue
    Where: Downtown Greenville
    Time: July 4th, 5 pm -10:30 pm
    Fireworks Display will start at 9:45 pm. It will feature two live music stages, a variety of food and beverage vendors, and children’s area.

    Clemson Fest 2018
    Where: 1569 Eighteen Mile Road, Central SC
    Time: July 3rd, 5 pm -10 pm
    Admission: $5 per person or $10 per carload
    Live entertainment will be provided by Carolina Coast Band. At 9:30 pm, there will be a spectacular fireworks show.

    Easley Celebrate America
    Where: Old Market Square, downtown Easley
    Time: July 3rd & 4th, 5 pm -10:30 pm
    Celebrate America Festival will have carnival rides, food vendors, and concert each night. Fireworks display at 9:45 pm. Admission is free for the concert and festival but there is a charge for the carnival rides.

    Freedom Fun Fest
    Where: Kroc Center
    Time: July 4th, 4 pm -10 pm
    Enjoy a view of Downtown Greenville fireworks, music, concessions, and more. $10 Parking, $1 Bounce Houses. Concessions available for purchase.

    Red, White, and Boom
    Where: Barnet Park in Spartanburg
    Time: July 4th, 6 pm -10 pm
    Admission: $5 per person (kids 6 and under are free)
    Come hungry and enjoy great food, including BBQ, funnel cakes, burgers, hotdogs, philly cheese steaks, ice cream, and more! And last but not least, enjoy a Spectacular Fireworks Show presented by Zambelli Fireworks!

    4th of July Historic Pickens
    Where: Pickens Amphitheatre
    Time: July 4th, 7 pm -10 pm
    Admission: $5 per person (kids 6 and under are free)
    Pickens brings free live music event for the entire family. Come at 7 pm and celebrate Independence Day. There will be food vendors, free music, and fun. Fireworks will start at 10 pm.

    July 4th Weekend Family Fun
    Where: Chimney Rock
    Time: July 1st – 4th, 11 am – 4 pm
    Park Admission
    Looking for an escape from the big crowds? Challenge yourself on our 32-foot climbing tower, take in the different views on one of our many trails and even get up-close to some of our wilder staff at the 2 pm Family Animal Encounters program.

    Slater-Marietta Freedom Fest
    Where: 205 Bates Bridge Rd, 29690
    Time: July 3rd, 5 pm -10 pm
    FREE!! Family fun event. Live music from Main Street Station, arts, crafts, great food. Children’s games and of course an awesome fireworks show.

    Seneca Fourth of July Celebration
    Where: Gignilliat Field
    Time: July 4th, 6 pm -10 pm
    There will be something for everyone. Music Performances by Funk Factory and StoneEcho. A huge fireworks display rounds out the evening’s festivities.


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