Monday, April 14, 2014

Whoa...Greenville, It's Festival Season! : A Guide To Movin and Shakin The First Weekend in May

Greenville isn't just "up and coming". Greenville has arrived. One thing you can't call it is boring! The problem is not having something to do, it's deciding which something to do. 

It keeps teasing us but Spring is upon us. We have decided. Never mind that frost warning later this week. Sheer will power is going to keep things in the 70s. And if that doesn't work, there's May. May is kicking off with a festival and event bang! A veritable buffet of local, handmade, farm grown, arts, crafts, live music, and produce. Let's be honest, after a winter of locking yourself away in your PJs with your hot chocolate and cookies watching a Honey Boo Boo marathon and the Weather Channel (during commercials of course), it's time for some culture. There are so many things going on, I'm going to help you out so you don't miss a thing in this first welcome weekend to Spring.

First Weekend in May :
Savvy Restyle Market
May 2nd & 3rd, 10 am - 6pm  
325 S Buncombe Rd in Greer

First Friday Taylors Mill
May 2nd, 6pm - 9pm
200 Mill Street in Taylors

First Friday Greenville
May 2nd, 6pm - 9pm
Various artist studios

TD Saturday Market
May 3rd, 8:30am - 12:30am
Main Street in Downtown Greenville

Strawberry Festival 
May 3rd, 10am - 4pm
HWY 276 in Slater, SC

Sunday Art Market
May 4th, 1pm - 5pm
200 East St John Street in Spartanburg, SC

Ok, so here's the plan for this weekend. Are you ready? Here we go. 
Friday : Come see us at the Savvy Restyle Market on your lunch break or after work Friday. Read this blog about our very first one by Annapolis & Co. Then head a couple miles down Wade Hampton for First Friday at Taylors Mill. Make sure you stop by Bryan Hiott's Studio. The camera will be set up and you know you want yourself immortalized on glass. Seriously? Who else can say that? Then head downtown and hit some artist studios for First Friday in Greenville. Hydrate, eat, go to bed early. 
Saturday : Get up and be at TD Saturday Market at 8:30am. You don't need breakfast, they have it all; coffee, pastries, produce, pasta. You don't even need to take a shower. You can buy some soap and put it in your pocket. If you didn't see ME at Savvy Restyle Market, you better get out there next. I want to see ya! We will have vintage decor, re purposed and upcycled decor and furniture, and vintage supplies for you to work your magic on. Then head out to the Strawberry Festival in Slater for some strawberries, food, music, arts and crafts, and shaggin. Go home, hydrate, eat, sleep. 
Sunday : Get up, go to church or sleep off your hangover, head out to Sparkle City for the Sunday Art Market where you may see the likes of the fabulous McRose Designs for some art that you can wear!

It sounds exhausting but it's going to be refreshing, I swear. After the winter we've had of fake outs, being "snowed in", crazy 80s weather followed by plant killing need this. So get out and celebrate, do it all, leave no stone unturned! Enjoy everything Greenville has to offer and it's a lot.

Keep up with Greenville Events all year round at and be sure to tag your posts #yeahthatgreenville to showcase the amazing events we have to offer!

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