Greer goes global

23 cultures come alive at 3rd annual international festival


In its third year, the Greer Goes Global International Festival will highlight the Upstate’s and Greater Greer community’s cultural diversity for a day of events and food on Saturday, April 9.

This year, the festival will offer an expanded list of countries and a new international market at the Greer City Hall and City Park. Guests will have the chance to experience all-day entertainment from the Irish band Lissakeole, watch belly dancing demonstrations by Discordia Arts, and a scene from the Greer Children’s Theatre upcoming presentation of Disney’s “The Lion King Jr.,” among others.

“The festival has grown dramatically both in scale and popularity during its three years,” said Robbie Davis, event coordinator. “It really offers the opportunity to go around the world in a day as we showcase just a few of the many cultures that make up our Upstate community. We’re especially excited about the addition of the international market and nearly a dozen vendors to this year’s event.”

The festival will offer activities for children of all ages including inflatables, arts and crafts, and costumed characters. Attendees will also have the opportunity to visit booths representing 23 countries throughout the day to learn more about each region.

The City Park lawn will become an international sports arena, showcasing sports like cricket and Gaelic football. Food vendors will offer items such as gyros, Korean pork belly tacos and chicken curry, Davis said.

The Greer Goes Global International Festival will be held rain or shine and admission is free. For more information, visit

Greer Goes Global International Festival

WHERE: Greer City Park
WHEN: Saturday, April 9, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
COST: Free


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