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Top 7 Reasons to Stay in Greensboro This Summer

Spring is here but summer will slowly creep up on us! Why go away this summer when Greensboro has everything you could possibly want to do here? We have shared our Top 7 Reasons for why Fellows Blog Picyou should make Greensboro your home this summer – keep reading to find out!


Downtown Greensboro is full of eclectic shops, art galleries, studios, museums, and alternative art venues, restaurants, bars and clubs. Check out First Fridays throughout this summer. Every month you will experience something different! Participating shops stay open from 6-9pm on the First Friday of every month with free arts programming to showcase local artists, musicians and various other artistic endeavors.


The Greensboro Grasshoppers kick off their season on April 7th in downtown Greensboro. For a deal, check out Money Off Mondays, $1 hot dogs, $1 beverages and $6 lawn tickets! Or, check out the fireworks every Friday and Saturday night!

If you’d rather watch hoops, check out Greensboro’s newest professional sports team, The Greensboro Swarm! The Swarm is a brand new team of talented basketball players that will showcase their skills in Greensboro starting late summer.


Enjoy the GREEN in Greensboro this summer through our 8,500 acres of green space! Center City Park, LeBauer Park, and the Downtown Greenway offer FREE fitness classes all summer long. Gardens and trails span the area and are perfect for enjoying our beautiful North Carolina weather.

If you’re looking for water, it’s not far away. Lake Brandt and Lake Higgins offer inexpensive kayaks, standup paddle boards and canoes for rent. Check  out www.greensboro-nc.gov/lakes for more.


Got Beiber Fever? Check out Justin Beiber live on July 6th at the Greensboro Coliseum!

The Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park (MUSEP) Series brings together Greensboro residents in local parks to experience local performers and artists every Sunday from June through August. Pack a picnic and enjoy! For more, visit city-arts.org.

Get down and dirty with music, dance, crafts, and cultural traditions from across America at this summer’s National Folk Festival on September 9, 10 and 11. A large-scale, three-day outdoor event presented FREE to the public, the National Folk Festival celebrates the roots, richness, and variety of American culture.


If you’re looking to beat the summertime heat in Greensboro, make sure to check out the many locally owned coffee shops and breweries in downtown! Gibbs 100 Brewing, Preyer Brewing, and Natty Greene’s Joymongers Brewery are all located within the 99 blocks of downtown. Plus, Scuppernong Books, Green Bean and Urban Grinders are great spots to grab an iced coffee and a good book.


Greensboro is full of cheap eats to discover this summer. From locally owned ethnic restaurants to traditional soul food.

Looking for food trucks? Come out to Center City Park and LeBauer Park for regular food truck grubbing opportunities.


Through exclusive local paid internships, Opportunity Greensboro Fellows have special opportunities to advance individual professional development, leadership skills, and boost resumes, while networking with industry leaders and gaining experience in your career field of interest. Fellows will also benefit from tailored mentorship with local leaders, world-class leadership programming and social activities around the city. Apply today!