What’s Happening in Greenville?

May 7, 2018

The crowd at Artisphere has more than tripled since it first started.

The crowd at Artisphere has more than tripled since it first started.

The crowd at Artisphere has more than tripled since it first started.

When people say Greenville is boring, they are just not looking in the right places. Each year, more and more people travel to Greenville for events like Artisphere and Greek Festival. As the city grows, it becomes a melting pot of different cultures. Through events like these, many different people come together to enjoy the same things. From perusing local artists’ masterpieces or watching a classic movie under the stars, there is plenty to do in this ever-growing town.

This year, Artisphere is taking place from May 11th-13th. The three-day event celebrates local culinary, visual, and performing arts. According to the Greenville Journal, 1,163 artists applied for a spot on Artists Row this year. With only 135 spaces, the artists have to be carefully chosen. Senior Sloan Rohrbaugh cannot wait for Artisphere this year. “Many new artists are going to be there. Artisphere has grown in popularity and talent.”

On May 17th, the party starts at the Greek Festival in Downtown, continuing on for three more days. Take the chance to eat some authentic Greek favorites – gyros, calamari, Greek fries, souvlaki, saganaki, and many more things that are hard to spell and pronounce. Enjoy live, folk music and dancers adorned with traditional costumes.

Beginning May 16th, every Wednesday there will be a classic movie playing in Falls Park. Grab a group of friends and relax under the stars. Also, during the spring, two blocks of Main Street is blocked off to hold the TD Saturday Market. Fruits, veggies, and other natural products are showcased, and everything is sourced within 100 miles of Greenville. From May 12th to the end of October, the farmers market begins at 8 a.m. It is best to show up at the beginning because, by twelve, there is almost nothing left.

Try checking out one of these events! Learn something new, experience cultures, and have fun with the rest of the locals.

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