Justin Winter's Carolina Lake and Mountain Blog

Last Chance to See a Great Tragedy, Shakespeare Style That Is!

This coming weekend marks your last opportunity to take in the play “Titus Andronicus” of the Upstate Shakespeare Festival. Come to Falls Park of Downtown Greenville armed with your picnic basket, blankets, or lawn chairs (or just you!) ready to enjoy this free theater event presented by the Warehouse Theatre. Performances are Thursday evenings through… Read more »

Jocassee Lake Tours and Shuttle Service for full enjoyment of Lake Jocassee!

Jocassee Lake Tours and Shuttle Service offers a variety of tours for your enjoyment of Lake Jocassee and the surrounding territory. These are naturalist-led tours of the area so you will be receiving a wealth of knowledge and love of the region. They only problem is deciding where to explore first… How much more relaxing… Read more »

“Celebration of Freedom” Event

Independence Day is just around the corner and there are so many events to help celebrate! One event that is very appropriate is the “Celebration of Freedom” event at Cowpens National Battlefield on Saturday, July 1st. This day-long event has many family programs plus rich in historical information. You can take a guided battlefield walk,… Read more »

Check Out the Local Vendors at Travelers Rest Farmers Market

Summer is here and what better to do on a Saturday morning than visit the local farmers market! The Travelers Rest Farmers Market is open every Saturday until September 30th from 8:30am to noon. It is held at the Trailblazer Park, conveniently located off Highway 25 and on the Swamp Rabbit Trail. This particular farmers… Read more »

History Alive Festival, June 16th – 25th

Stories should be told. Histories deserve to be heard. And great communities celebrate culture, conversation, and critical thought.  That is what Greenville Chautauqua is all about.  Their mission is to bring history to life, through interactive theater, where compelling discussion stimulates critical thinking.  They celebrate the diversity of our culture through a variety of voices from… Read more »

History of Memorial Day

This coming weekend is Memorial Day weekend. Known as an unofficial start to summer, Memorial Day and the days leading up are typically marked with cookouts and enjoying the first days of summer fun. But right now, we would like to look at the history of this federal holiday. Originally known as Decoration Day following… Read more »

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