5 Must-See Summer Events at the Greenville Convention Center

As the days grow longer and the temperatures rise, the Greenville Convention Center is buzzing with anticipation for an exciting lineup of events that promise to entertain, educate, and inspire attendees of all ages. From cultural celebrations to personal development opportunities, here’s an in-depth look at the five must-see events happening at the Convention Center this summer:

1. Juneteenth Royal Gala with Freedom Marketplace – June 14th:
Prepare to immerse yourself in a celebration of freedom and empowerment at the Juneteenth Royal Gala with Freedom Marketplace. This highly anticipated event commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans and serves as a platform to support and uplift Black-owned businesses in our community. Attendees can look forward to an elegant evening filled with live music, delicious food, and inspiring speakers, all while honoring the rich cultural heritage of Juneteenth. The Freedom Marketplace offers a unique opportunity to connect with local business owners, creators, and activists who are making a difference in our community.

2. Empowering Men to Win Conference – June 21st.
Calling all men who are ready to step into their power and pursue their dreams with confidence! The Empowering Men to Win Conference is a transformative gathering designed to provide men of all backgrounds with the tools, strategies, and support they need to excel in every area of their lives. From keynote presentations by renowned thought leaders to interactive workshops on personal development and leadership, this conference offers a dynamic and engaging experience that will leave attendees feeling inspired and empowered. Topics covered include mental health and wellness, financial literacy, career advancement, and building healthy relationships. Plus, with opportunities for networking and mentorship, attendees will have the chance to connect with like-minded individuals and forge meaningful connections that last long after the conference concludes.

3. Southeast Game Exchange – July 6th:
Get ready to relive your favorite childhood memories and discover new treasures at the Southeast Game Exchange, the Carolinas’ premier retro gaming convention. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or a casual enthusiast, this event has something for everyone, from classic arcade games to rare consoles and accessories. Dive into the nostalgia of the 80s and 90s as you explore rows of vendor booths offering a vast selection of vintage games, memorabilia, and collectibles. Plus, don’t miss out on the opportunity to participate in tournaments, meet special guests from the gaming industry, and connect with fellow enthusiasts who share your passion for retro gaming. With live music, cosplay contests, and interactive panels, the Southeast Game Exchange is a can’t-miss event for gamers of all ages.

4. Carolina Foothills Dog Show Cluster – July 25-28th:
Calling all dog lovers and canine enthusiasts! Get ready for a tail-wagging good time at the Carolina Foothills Dog Show Cluster, where you’ll experience the excitement and elegance of competitive dog sports firsthand. Hosted by the Greenville Kennel Club and the Piedmont Kennel Club, this four-day event features a diverse array of competitions, including all-breed conformation shows, obedience trials, and agility courses. Watch in awe as top dogs from across the country strut their stuff in the show ring, showcasing their beauty, athleticism, and breed-specific traits. In addition to the thrilling competitions, attendees can explore vendor booths offering a wide range of products and services for dogs and their owners, from grooming supplies to gourmet treats. Whether you’re a seasoned dog show exhibitor or simply a dog lover looking for a fun and family-friendly event, the Carolina Foothills Dog Show Cluster has something for everyone to enjoy.

5. Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention – August 1-3rd:
Calling all scrapbooking enthusiasts and DIY aficionados! Join us for a weekend of creativity and inspiration at the Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention, where you’ll find everything, you need to bring your memories to life in beautiful and meaningful ways. Explore aisles of exhibitor booths showcasing the latest tools, supplies, and techniques for scrapbooking, card making, and mixed media art. From cutting-edge digital products to traditional paper crafting essentials, you’ll discover a world of possibilities for preserving and showcasing your most cherished memories. Plus, with a full lineup of hands-on workshops, demonstrations, and make-and-take projects, you’ll have the opportunity to learn new skills, connect with fellow crafters, and unleash your creativity in a supportive and welcoming environment.

Don’t miss out on these incredible events happening at the Greenville Convention Center this summer! With something for everyone to enjoy, these gatherings are sure to create lasting memories and meaningful experiences for attendees of all interests and backgrounds. Mark your calendars, gather your friends and family, and get ready to immerse yourself in the excitement and camaraderie of these must-see events. As always, we will have registration and ticketing information on our event calendar page on our website.