Weekend Happenings: May 27-28

GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA)- There are so many events this Memorial Day weekend. Here’s what you need to know!

Run or walk the Greenville downtown airport runway tomorrow for the 4th Annual Take Flight 5K. The event raises money for the local aviation themed community park, and all ages are welcome. The 5K kicks off at 8:30 AM tomorrow morning and the kid’s run is at 9:15. Registration is now $30 but only $20 if you’re a veteran or active military member…and the kid’s run is just $10.  To register:

If you love chili, you’re in luck! The Palmetto State Chili Cook-off is happening this weekend. Cooks will come from all over the south to compete. There will be craft, food and drink vendors…live music and activities for kids. Get your fill from 10 AM until 5 PM tomorrow at the Farmers Market Pavilion in downtown Fountain Inn. Admission is free but you will need to bring money for tasting.

Enjoy a weekend of great live music in Brevard at the White Squirrel Festival! The opening band takes the stage tonight at 5:30 right on Main Street in downtown Brevard. The band performances continue all weekend until the final show on Sunday at 4:30. Food and craft vendors will line the streets. There will also be things for kids to do…best of all, it’s free!

This weekend the Upstate is celebrating Scotland! On Saturday, the Greenville Scottish games get underway at Furman University. Gates open at 8:30. There will be athletics, piping and drumming competitions, Celtic music and boarder collies. And at 11 AM there will be a military tribute.

Before the games, you can see the “Great Scot” Parade in downtown Greenville! This begins at 6 on Main Street. There will be pipe bands and lots of floats! The event does mean some road closure if you’re heading downtown, Friday night.

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