It’s official! Spring is in the air in the Upstate—and it couldn’t have come soon enough. With parts of the country still buried under snow and ice, I’m so grateful for some warmer weather here in South Carolina. Yes, I realize that we may have a few more cooler days to get through before temperatures rise for good. Maybe I am being overly optimistic. But all it takes is a glimpse at Greenville’s events calendar to prove that spring is officially here!
Tomorrow is the first day of spring. We made it! As always, the start of spring means new ways to experience Greenville. For one, baseball season is now underway. Colleges started their seasons a few weeks ago. You can find Clemson’s schedule here, the Gamecock’s schedule here, and Bob Jones’ schedule here. Opening Day for our own Minor League Baseball program, the Greenville Drive, is scheduled for Tuesday, May 4th. The Drive will begin the season with 12-straight home games against the Bowling Green Hot Rods (affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays) and the Brooklyn Cyclones (affiliate of the New York Mets). You can find the full Greenville Drive schedule here.
If you can’t wait until May to watch local professional sports, know that the Greenville Swamp Rabbits hockey team is playing now too, with games scheduled through early June. See all the Swamp Rabbits’ scheduled games here.
However, perhaps the most iconic, anticipated spring event in Greenville, South Carolina, is the annual Artisphere festival—and it’s scheduled to come back from May 7-9, 2021, so mark your calendars! This year’s outdoor art festival will be safe, small, and socially distanced. Guests are encouraged to pre-register, and masks are required. Find out more about Artisphere 2021 here.
As always, there are lots of other ways to take in the beauty of spring in the Upstate without a scheduled event. Take a bike ride down the Swamp Rabbit trail, go for a stroll through Falls Park, or even just wander down Main Street. I hope to see you out and about!