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 the past. Because our history belongs to all of us, they are committed to keeping events free, fun and accessible to the entire community!

The History Alive Festival is a chance to experience history like no other. Communities come together under the big top to laugh, cry, and discuss the ties that bind us—our shared story.

Join notables from history, such as Abraham Lincoln (George Frein of Ft Worth, Texas) and Rachel Carson (Caroline McIntyre of Greenville, SC), for an unforgettable time!

Experience this ten day, two weekend long festival of non-stop live history and fun for the whole family. Experience 30+ free performances throughout the Upstate led by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters.  The first performance is Friday, June 16th and the last is Sunday, June 25th.  Locations and times vary depending on the person and place in history! There’s nothing like the experience outdoors under the Chautauqua tent or in a beautiful park on a summer evening. But if you like your Chautauqua experience indoors in air-conditioned comfort, we have that, too.

You don’t want to miss these spell binding performances, guaranteed to transport you back in time. So buckle up, and get ready to step into the past and watch history come to life.

For a complete list of events, please click here to view the 2017 June schedule and details.

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