Special Events

Special Events

It is recognized that special events often bring many benefits to the community. However, when these events are held on public premises or public right-of-way, they have the potential to impact the Village’s resources, facilities and property. Each event has unique characteristics and will have a different impact. Therefore, events need to be considered on a case-by-case basis in order to promote the responsible use of publicly owned premises and right-of-way.

In order to help event organizers coordinate their plans with Village requirements, we have compiled a Special Event Manual, containing application forms, policies, and related materials involved in the Village’s review and approval process. Please read this manual, as well as the full Special Event Policy, completely, before filling out a Special Event Application

PLEASE NOTE that our special event process has recently changed. It is important that your read all special event documentation before applying even if you have held a special event in the Village of Greenville previously.

Lions Park Movie NightCommunity Movie Night
The Greenville Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department in partnership with the Greenville Lioness Club show an outdoor movie at Lions Park on several nights throughout the summer. The movie is free and there are concessions served in the pavilion. In the event of rain or high winds, the movie will be moved into the pavilion. When shown in the pavilion, the movie may begin BEFORE dusk, so please come early!  If the movie is moved inside we will post it on our Facebook page. Our 2021 Community Movie Night schedule:
August 11, 2021 - Raya & the Last Dragon
August 25, 2021 - Tom & Jerry

Farmers MarketFarmer's Market
During the summer months, Sustain Greenville hold a farmer's market at Village Hall in the parking lot. They have traditional farmer's market goods such as freshly grown fruits, veggies, and herbs along with traditional Hmong egg rolls, arts, and crafts, food trucks and much more. For more information visit the Sustain Greenville web site.

Catfish RacesCatfish Extravaganza
This is a two day event organized by the Greenville Lions Club held at Lions Park.  Friday night is Community Night with activities such as the famous catfish races, concessions, train rides, inflatable amusements, live music and fireworks.  Saturday night features a concert with top national acts.  For more information visit the Greenville Lions Club web site.

5kGreenville 5K Race
Every summer the Fox West YMCA holds a series of fun run/walks utilizing the Greenville trail and park system.  For more information or to register,  contact the Fox West YMCA at 757-9820.

Fall FairFall Fair
The Greenville Lioness Club holds a craft fair at Lions Park on the first Sunday of October.  Thousands of handmade and hand grown items are for sale along with refreshments.  For more information visit the Greenville Lioness web site.

Fright NightFright Night at the Park
Every October the Greenville Civic Club transforms the Community Park Pavilion into a haunted house.  The haunted pavilion is open for five evenings at the end of October.  Other activities include a hay ride, pumpkin decorating, bon fire, DJ and refreshments.  Visit the Civic Club web site for more information.

Summer Send OffSummer Send Off
This event is typically held in the end of August and is organized by the Greenville Civic Club and the Greenville Fire and EMS.  A parade is held followed by a concert at Lions Park.  For more information visit the Civic Club web site or contact the Greenville Coop.

Additional Information
Special Events Policy
Special Event Manual
Special Even Application