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Greenville cancels Red, White and Blue Festival, other Upstate events canceled or postponed

Greenville’s annual Wells Fargo Red, White and Blue festival scheduled for July 4 has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to city officials.

The festival already had been pared down to the fireworks show, but a significant increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases in the community prompted a more in-depth review of event logistics.

“We know how much families look forward to this event every year, so this is not a decision we made lightly,” said Angie Prosser, Director of Events and Cultural Affairs. “The health and safety of Greenville residents and visitors are our top priority and given the number of people this popular event attracts, we determined that it would be impossible to ensure that attendees could maintain the recommended social distance.”

For more information and updates about City events, visit gvilleevents.com and follow the events on social media.

Anderson car show, summer concerts canceled

The Main Street Program, Anderson SC has canceled its annual Day B-4 Father’s Day Car Show scheduled for this weekend in downtown Anderson. The organization’s Block Party in Carolina Wren Park also has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the organization’s Facebook page.

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City of Mauldin postpones Beachin’ Fridays

The extension of the current state of emergency order by SC Governor Henry McMaster and Greenville County being designated a COVID-19 hot spot prompted City of Mauldin officials to cancel June concert dates for its popular Beachin’ Fridays event at Mauldin Cultural Center.

Beachin’ Fridays at Mauldin Cultural Center is scheduled to begin on July 3. Photo courtesy of City of Mauldin.

City officials hope to begin the event series on July 3 from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. however the schedule is subject to change based on ongoing evaluation of the COVID-19 pandemic. The present schedule is:

  • July 3, The Holiday Band
  • July 10, The Catalinas
  • July 17, Rhythm City Band
  • July 24, The Tams
  • July 31, Cat5 Band
  • August 7, The Shag Doctorz
  • August 14, Larry McNair & Friends
  • August 21, BACK 9

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