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Whether you’re visiting for the first time or have spent years in the Greenville area, The Local 5 Newsletter is your one stop destination to find out what you don’t want to miss this weekend in the Upstate.

Every Thursday, we will highlight our ‘top 5 musts’ that will include everything from restaurants, activities, parks, concerts and festivals that are all right here in beautiful Greenville, SC.


Just 20 minutes away from the bustling city of Greenville is the quaint mountain town of Travelers Rest (or TR for locals). Nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, TR’s Swamp Rabbit Trail hosts local events, like the Browse and Stroll Art on the Trail event happening this weekend. Shop from more than 60 local craftsmen, selling items like art, pottery, jewelry, leather goods, and more. While exploring, check out TR’s charming shops and restaurants. There’s always something happening at TR; join in the fun today!


Murder is afoot! Was it Colonel Mustard with the gun in the study? Only time will tell. You’re invited to a comedic murder mystery show based on a classic board game: Clue! Join as six mysterious visitors spend an evening at Boddy Manor, and get more than they bargained for. Broadway World calls it “An intriguing must-see production.” Tickets start at $45 at the Peace Center from April 16th-21st.Will you be the first to solve the mystery?


Hola, kon'nichiwa, and welcome! The Greer Goes Global International Festival is coming to town this weekend at Greer City Park. Join from 11am-4pm for a cultural celebration, full of indigenous foods, music, and activities. Enjoy Greer City Park ‘s rolling hills, bubbling fountains, and clean walkways. The International Festival is an annual tradition for this corner of the Upstate, a beloved celebration of culture and community.


If you’re like KISS, and you want to “Rock and Roll All Night,” then HEART’s Royal Flush Tour is the place to be. Check out the 2024 Tour at the Bons Secours Arena this Saturday, April 20th, at 8:00pm for a night of classic rock. HEART has sold more than 35 million albums, featuring classics like “Magic Man,” “Barracuda,” “These Dreams,” and more. They are joined by special guests, Cheap Trick, who has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide. Tickets start at $46, so be sure to reserve your spot today if you’re ready to rock out.


Gear up for the action! Greenville’s Cycling Classic is back in action on Thursday, April 25th. Join the free criterium, a “dynamic and fast-paced style of road cycling race” as they wind their way throughout the heart of downtown Greenville. There will be a series of races from 3pm-9pm, with options to join the “Woman’s Category,” “Men’s Category,” and “Masters” of a certain age. Not a racer? Join the “Ride with the Tour De France Legends” to peddle alongside cycling legends for a lap. You don’t need to have a bike to participate; onlookers are invited to cheer the cyclists toward the finish line. Let the races begin!


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