Greenville Community InformationWe think you’ll enjoy calling Greenville, Texas home!
Greenville always has something to do, whether it’s volunteering with a local organization like the Greenville Farmer’s Market, attending an annual event like Rally ‘Round Greenville or fishing at one of the six nearby lakes! See below for all that Greenville has to offer!
Recreation & LeisureGreenville Has Something For Everyone!
From team sports through the YMCA and Boys & Girls Club of Hunt County to Aunt Char’s Kid Zone, you’ll find plenty of activities for youngsters. The Northeast Texas Children’s Museum in Commerce, also offers a variety of educational and fun opportunities. Bowl, roller skate and explore history at the Audie Murphy American Cotton Museum.
Six fishing and recreational lakes are nearby, including Lake Fork, home of the Texas largemouth bass record. Public and private campgrounds, boat ramps, marinas, and two state parks.
Performances by a variety of musicians and dance companies are part of the Greenville Entertainment Series, open to members after a subscription drive each spring. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents three concerts each year and the Threadgill Concert Series brings noted Texas musicians to the city several times each year. Other performances, including “Follies”, a musical-comedy revue benefiting local non-profits, gospel performances, high school fine arts performances and lots more occur year-round. Texas A&M Commerce, located about 20 miles northeast of Greenville, offers concerts, plays, musicals and other events.
Parks, Swimming and Sports
There’s lots to do at city parks—from Aunt Char’s Kid Zone, a giant play area, to the sports park with baseball, soccer and skating areas, to Wright Park Golf Course. The Ja-Lu swimming pool offers a water slide, wading and lap pools and play features, offering a way to cool off on a hot summer day.
Downtown Greenville offers a variety of specialty stores and antique shops that invite browsing. Along Wesley Street, you’ll find shopping areas offering everything from fine jewelry to hardware to flowers and gifts. Many of Greenville’s finest merchants have placed offers in your Housewarmers gift certificate book. Be sure to visit them!
Annual EventsLocal events that are schedule each year
January – March
Native American Club Benefit Pow-Wow – Jan
Martin Luther King Day Observance – Jan
Dallas Symphony Orchestra Concert – Feb
April – June
Antique Car Swap – April
Threadgill Texas Music Concert Series – Spring
Backstreet Bash – April
Greenville Farmer’s Market – Saturdays April – Oct
Drug-Free Greenville Walkathon – April
Cinco de Mayo Celebration – May
Dallas Symphony Orchestra Concert – June
Garden Tour – June
Audie Murphy Days – June
Hunt County Fair – June
July – September
Greenville Farmer’s Market – June – Oct
Independence Day Celebration – July
Park Street July 4th Parade – July
Rally Round Greenville – Sept
Cotton Patch Classic Bike Rally & Race – Sept
October – December
Threadgill Texas Music Concert Series – Fall
Greenville Farmer’s Market – Saturdays May-Oct
Bras for the Cause – Oct
Drug Free Greenville Red Ribbon Month – Oct
Dallas Symphony Orchestra Concert – Oct
Halloween on the Square – Oct
Bob Wills Fiddle Contest & Festival – Oct
Community Thanksgiving Services – Nov
Christmas Parade – Dec
Altrusa Holiday Tour of Homes – Dec
Park Street Christmas Activities – Dec
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Community InvolvementGetting involved by volunteering is one of the fastest ways to become part of the community.
There are many organizations that contribute to the quality of life by serving the needs of others.
Below is a listing of some of those groups, as well as the type of volunteers they need.