Downtown Greensboro’s Public Spaces Host FREE Events and Activities All Summer

Posted by Steve Vincent on May 13, 2015 3:27:15 PM

In Family Outings, Community Events

Center City Park, the Downtown Greenway, the new LeBauer Park, City of Greensboro Parks & Recreation, and ArtsGreensboro all have exciting, fun, and FREE events planned in downtown Greensboro’s public spaces all summer long. Whether you want to get fit at a morning boot camp, do arts and crafts with your children, listen to music on your lunch break, or sample food truck offerings, there’s something for everyone in Greensboro this summer. Action Greensboro, a non-profit organization that champions initiatives aimed at enhancing the city’s quality of life, gave us the heads up about everything that’s offered. Read on for more – see you out and about in Greensboro this summer!

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If you love art…or just need to distract your kids for a few hours when they’re out of school:artinthepark-logo-web_000

Come on down to Center City Park for Art in the Park with the kids from 2-4 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month – dress for mess, as children will create a prepared arts and crafts activity, all materials provided. And if you’re into learning or practicing your drawing and painting skills yourself, join a trained painter in the park from 5-7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month….you’ll be able to participate in a prepared project or paint on your own. Did we mention it’s FREE?

If you’re a fitness junkie…or just trying to lose a pound or two:

Come get your fitness on at Center City Park at 200 North Elm Street; Downtown Greenway Morehead Park Trailhead at the corner of Spring Garden and Edgeworth Streets; and the Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway Trailhead at Lewis Recreation Center. Mondays through Thursdays, you’ll find free fitness classes taught by local experts every evening from 6-7 p.m., from yoga and kickboxing to African dance and Tabata HIIT. Check for class descriptions and schedules.Tunes_001

If you are a music-lover…or just happen to like the idea of being entertained while enjoying a picnic dinner:

You’ve got two great options! Every Sunday, June 7- August 23, there’s a free Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park event in various parks throughout the city. (Check out the schedule of dates and performances here.) Also, the Tunes@Noon program offers free live music during lunchtime, 12-1:30 p.m. in Center City Park, with artists like Bruce Piephoff, Clay & Benjy, The Radials, Martha Bassett, and many others. Look here for the full schedule of performances.

If you’re a movie buff…or just looking for a fun, cheap (free!) date night option:

Center City Cinema happens on select Fridays at 8:30 p.m. throughout the summer, featuring outdoor movies like The Hunger Games, Muppets from Space, The Notebook, and Ironman 3, among others, in Center City Park. Food trucks will be on site, and closed captioning is provided.

And speaking of food trucks…If you love the food truck movement…or just love food:

Every Wednesday, take a lunch break at Center City Park, where not only will there be an array of Greensboro food trucks like Taqueria El Azteca and many others, but also you can listen to live music at Tunes@Noon while you nosh.


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