To ensure public health safety due to the COVID-19 the city of Greer announced that several large-scale summer events have been postponed.
Some of these events include the Freedom Blast Festival, Moonlight Movies and Tunes in the Park, and all its annual summer events.
A ribbon-cutting and street festival to celebrate the conclusion of the CenterG streetscape project was planned for July 10, but it will be rescheduled for a later date.
“We will hold in reserve the resources we have committed to both Freedom Blast and our CenterG dedication to hold those events at another time,” Greer City Administrator Ed Driggers said. “We are going to make sure that we, as a community, will be able to celebrate our veterans and the newness of our CenterG program. We’ll just have to do that later and possibly in a different fashion.”
The city will also implement alternative ways to deliver some of its summer programs. The nine-week Tall Tale Tuesday storytelling series will begin virtually on July 16. Author Jeffrey Lefko will share his new book, Solomon Squirrel’s Adventure with Missing Acorns, and Greer Cultural Arts Supervisor Robin Byouk will lead a crafts session.
Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, and other upstate communities have also canceled annual July 4 celebrations.