Every year in early July, we prepare for the rockets red glare that is 4th of July in the Upstate. There are so many great festivals and events, it can make your head spin. Luckily, we have cut through all of the smoke and fanfare to bring you a guide to get the most out of your 4th of July. You can celebrate the weekend before, or on the 4th, because there’s no such thing as too much fun. Here is ITK’s Guide to the 4th of July; because, baby, you’re a firework!
ITK’s Essential Summer Festival Guide for July 2018.
As you may or may not know (we’re guessing you do), we here at ITK LOVE food. In fact, we have our own Forked Foodie to tell you all about all of the best food experiences in the Upstate. That being said, we wanted to focus on some dishes we are crazy about. That is why we have partnered with Christen Eats to bring you our Forked Foodie Five. Christen is giving us five of the best food items in a category. The first one? Tacos! So bring your appetite, and see which tacos Christen picked for the first Forked Foodie Five.
You know what they say, if you don’t like the weather in the Upstate, just wait a few minutes. If they don’t say that, then they should. The weather here can be temperamental, to say the least. This is compounded when it comes to rain, whether a spring shower or a mid-season hurricane, there are some days where being in the Upstate can be pretty damp. But you must not let this rain on your parade, Upstaters! There are still so many fun things you can do across the Upstate. Here is the ITK Guide to having a bright rainy day.
As a millennial, it is easy to get caught up in a spending trap. FOMO is a real thing – what will happen if we miss out on an epic event because we can’t afford it? For the past couple of months, we dug deep and found ways to cut back spending in different areas of our lives. Because, let’s be real, times can be tough, and sometimes it isn’t feasible to do everything that you want. Money is tighter in some months than others, and you have to come up with creative ways to save. We went ahead and did the hard work for you, so that you could easily slip into these seven habits that will help save you some cash for the upcoming month.
It is true, the Upstate is a wonderful place full of so many great things to do and experience. That being said, sometimes you just want to go somewhere new, somewhere different. We don’t blame you. We like to travel, too. Luckily, the Upstate is in a prime location to offer some spectacular day trips. Who doesn’t love a day trip? It has all of the excitement of a legit vacation, but at the end of the day you can come home and climb into your own comfy bed. Here are Five Day Trips worth the gas mileage.
Friday May 25th and Saturday May 26th, Greenville will be wearing a little more tartan (remember this word) than they normally will be. Why, you may be asking? That is because the Greenville Scottish Games will once again be taking the streets of Greenville and the fields of Furman University. Let’s just say you will not want to miss out. The Great Scot! Parade is Friday, May 25th at 6 PM and marches its way down Main Street in downtown Greenville. The Greenville Scottish Games proper are all day Saturday, May 26th at Furman University.
Sometimes, you can’t beat the heat, so you just have to go out and enjoy it. Luckily, there are festivals all across the Upstate that will make the summer heat a little more bearable. No matter what you’re looking for, the Upstate has it. Load up the car, and travel the Upstate! Who knows? You might find your new favorite festival!