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Plan Your Trip to Greenville

For the City’s Favorite Festival

We’re so glad you’re coming! Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville, South Carolina promises a unique southern experience. With our quaint downtown shops, world-class museums, and some of the best restaurants in the region, you’re sure to fall in love with our growing city.

Getting to Greenville

Whether you are flying or driving into Greenville, traveling into the city is a breeze.

Heading in from the GSP Airport or Charlotte?
  • Take I-85 South to I-385 North
  • Follow I-385 into downtown
  • Take a left on Main Street, follow Main Street into the West End or into any of the City’s parking garages.
Heading in from Atlanta?
  • Take I-85 North to I-385 North
  • Follow I-385 into downtown
  • Take a left on Main Street, follow Main Street into the West End or into any of the City’s parking garages.

Where to Stay

As an out of town guest, you can choose from a variety of hotel accommodations, suitable for any budget.

Find a great place to stay

Where to Eat

Some of the best restaurants in the country are located right in the heart of Greenville. Here are a few worth checking out while you’re in town.

Take me to a list of some amazing Greenville restaurants!

Parking for Artisphere

Parking in Greenville is affordable and easy.

With 14 different parking decks scattered between each end of downtown Greenville, you should have no trouble finding a place to park for the day, or the entire weekend.

ART Around town

The art scene in Greenville is thriving, even when it’s not Artisphere weekend. Check out art in public places all year round. 


300 College Street, Phone: 864-233-7755
Tuesday – Saturday | 9 am – 5 pm
Sundays | 11 am – 5 pm
Closed Mondays (August-May)
With two locations in Greenville and Spartanburg, South Carolina, TCMU is one of the largest children’s museums in the world and was the first children’s museum to be recognized as a Smithsonian Affiliate.
TCMU-Greenville houses more than 80,000 square feet dedicated to excellence in play-based learning for children ages 0-12, including 30 unique exhibits reflecting the areas of arts, science, health, transportation, the environment and more.
TCMU-Spartanburg houses 6,000 square feet of exhibit and learning space designed to support children ages 0-6, with a focus on early childhood development and Kindergarten readiness.

420 College Street @ Heritage Green, Phone: 864-271-7570,
Wednesday – Saturday 10AM – 5PM, Sunday 1PM – 5PM, Monday – Tuesday Closed│ Admission: FREE
Considered the premier American art museum in the South, the GCMA is home to the world’s largest public collection of watercolors by iconic American artist Andrew Wyeth. The GCMA also has an impressive collection of paintings and prints by contemporary artist Jasper Johns, the largest institutional collection of pottery by enslaved artisan David Drake, and the largest collection outside the Smithsonian of works by South Carolina-born artist William H. Johnson. Ranging from Federal portraits to contemporary abstractions, the GCMA’s acclaimed Southern Collection invites viewers to survey American art history through works with ties to the South.

15 University Street | 864.282.3777
The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities gives young emerging artists the opportunity to explore and refine their talents in a one-of-a-kind, arts-centered community.
● 3:00 until 4:00 – Governor’s School Piano Studio in Concert. Smith Recital Hall. Reception to
follow on the Loggia sponsored by Steinway & Sons.
● 3:00 until 5:00 – The End-of-Year Visual Arts Show. Lipscomb Gallery. The End-of-Year
student Exhibition features work from all Visual Arts students and across multiple media and
● 5:00 until 6:00 – Community Drum Circle: Amphitheater (tentative)

16 Augusta Street, Phone: 864.467.3132

MAC provides support to area arts organizations, individual artists and arts education programs
through its grants program, through its cultural planning process, by advocating on behalf of all artists and arts groups, and by providing cooperative marketing opportunities promoting arts groups that might not have resources available to them. Metropolitan Arts Council will be open regular hours during the festival!

Peace Center for the Performing Arts, 300 S. Main Street, Phone (Peace Center Box Office):

Mrs. Doubtfire | May 7-12, 2024
Rob McClure will reprise his Tony-nominated Broadway performance on tour alongside co-star (and real wife!) Maggie Lakis in this internationally acclaimed hit musical critics call “wonderful, heart- warming, and laugh-out-loud funny” (Manchester Evening News) and “a feel-good, family-friendly comedy that delivers” (The Hollywood Reporter). Based on the beloved film and directed by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks, MRS. DOUBTFIRE tells the hysterical and heartfelt story of an out-of-work actor who will do anything for his kids.

From the Mice on Main to dozens of historic monuments and memorials, you’ll be amazed by all that our Downtown and West End have to offer.

153 Augusta Street, Greenville, SC 29601 864.235.2885 ext. 103

Nickelodeon’s The Spongebob Musical
Friday, May 10 at 7pm | Saturday, May 11 at 2pm and 7pm| Sunday, May 12 at 2pm } Tickets: $25
The underwater town of Bikini Bottom is in danger in this epic and electric musical based on the
popular cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants. Though underestimated as a “simple sponge,” SpongeBob manages to unite the citizens and save the city from impending doom. This wildly entertaining show features songs by famous musical artists and bands that parents will love such as Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At The Disco, and The Flaming Lips to name a few.


In 2007, a global community of urban sketchers began to form when Seattle-based journalist and
illustrator Gabriel Campanario created an online forum “for all sketchers out there who love to draw the cities where they live and visit, from the window of their homes, from a cafe, at a park, standing by a street corner… always on location, not from photos or memory.”
A year later, Campanario invited a group of sketchers to share their drawings and storytelling in a blog, Urban Sketchers, where readers could “See the World, One Drawing at a Time.” The blog helped the community gain visibility and inspired drawing enthusiasts from all over to sketch in the spirit of our manifesto.

37 Augusta Street, Greenville, SC 29601

As Greenville’s only fully professional producing theater, The Warehouse Theatre currently produces a six to seven show Main Stage Season, manages a regional Educational Program consisting of an annual Educational Tour, This Wooden O (Language Arts Program), Applied Theatre Program, and Community Engagement Initiatives, and produces the Upstate Shakespeare Festival in Falls Park.