Greenville, NC top 13 things to know

Top 13 Things to Know About Greenville, NC

1  Greenville takes its BBQ seriously. This is not a cook out but a preparation method to heavenly meat that is just divine – Every spring, a huge event hits Greenville, the Great Pirate Purple/Gold Pigskin Pig-out Party. For ECU's spring football game, the town hosts rides, entertainment, live music, and the best part: a pig-cooking contest.

2  Be sure to mark Freeboot Fridays on your calendars (or you can refer to our calendar) to get in the spirit before the home games in the fall with a huge pep rally, beer, wine, food and live music.

3 The Greenville Convention Center is easy to get to and has lots of parking for any events you may attend.

4 Since Greenville is a college town, the is a large variety of bars from upscale to dive; but academia  also brings local concerts, dance programs, theater, film, lectures, and so many other great events city-wide.

5 Visit the Farmer's Market on Wednesday in Uptown Greenville at the Umbrella Market. Rain or shine you will find local artisans and growers with fresh produce, locally baked breads, brews and wines, crafts, and more at one of the best farmers markets in the state.

6 Spend Sundays in the park in the summer time.  The weekly summertime concert takes place in the Town Common for a day of live music and dancing - a great time for young and old alike.

7 Get in touch with nature.  River Park North houses the Walter L. Stasavich Science and Nature Center.  Enjoy a ride in a paddle boat, touch the turtles up close, and learn all about the Greenville environment.

8 Be prepared to see ECU colors – purple and gold, everywhere and on everything.  Whether you are a sports fan or not, be prepared to wear an eye patch, talk like a pirate and support ECU sports to blend in with the locals.

9 Everyone enjoys admiring beautifully decorated Christmas trees, so attend The Festival of Trees, with hundreds of trees, it’s an annual event sponsored by Greenville businesses and groups to raise money for the Family Support Network of Eastern North Carolina. It’s a great way to get into the holiday spirit.

10 The best place to be on Halloween is Downtown Greenville. The area hosts a massive annual street party that is legendary with the college crowd and locals with live music and amazing costumes.

11 Greenville Museum of Art features local eastern Carolina artist and special exhibits.  The museum is open Tue to Sun and admission is free.

12 The Dickinson avenue Antique Market must be included during your visit if you enjoy buying or looking at antiques.  The market features over 20 unique dealers with collectibles antiques, and other vintage items.  One noteworthy collection is the 3,000 record albums; perfect place to scour to add to your collection.

13 Carolina Ice Zone is a fun place for the whole family to experience ice skating.  They have rental equipment available and observers do not pay admission.

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