July 4 – Wells Fargo Red, White and Blue Festival. 5-10:30pm. Downtown Greenville. 206 S. Main. Free.
July 4 – Red White and Blue Shoes 5K. Join us for the exciting American Spirit 5K, the race that starts with “the shot heard ’round the world” and ends with a charge down the scenic mall at Furman University. After the race, enjoy delicious snacks and take part in the post-race activities including water balloon tossing, rope tugging, and the ever-popular pie eating contest! We have a kids run with hay bales and sprinklers, so prepare to get wet. All participants receive a BROOKS technical shirt. Overall, Masters, Grandmasters and Age Group winners receive special awards. Event Schedule: 8:00am- 5K Race, 9:15am- Kids Steeplechase, Tug of War, Water balloon toss, Musical chairs, Pie eating contest, 10:00am- Awards. Race day registration will take place onsite from 6:00am until 7:30am. Click Here to Register!
July 5 – August 3 – The Renato Moncini Story: The First Artist of Space. Opening night: July 5, 5:30-9pm. T. L. Norris Gallery. An Italian immigrant who worked for NASA from 1962-1974, he used his talent to create technical renderings and concept drawings of NASA equipment to help achieve America’s goal of putting a man on the moon. During his time at NASA, he also painted all the rocket launches at Cape Canaveral. Over the years he created a large collection of paintings from historic moments in American history. The show will feature a series of work created by Renato Moncini for the NASA program, depicting various space shuttle launches and rocket machinery. He will be in attendance for the opening.