2021 History Comes Alive Festival (Dates may change due to covid-19 update)

Event details

  • Friday | September 3, 2021 to Sunday | September 12, 2021
  • 7:30 pm
  • Greenville, Spartanburg, Fountain Inn, Travelers Rest SC | Asheville, Brevard NC | Athens, GA
  • 864-244-1499

2021 History Comes Alive Festival
Starring: Ben Franklin, Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, Hedy Lamarr and Rosa Parks

Get ready to laugh, cry and flat out have a great time at this ten-day – two-weekend festival of non-stop live history and fun for the whole family.

40 shows performed in costume by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters. And almost all the shows are FREE.

Meet American game-changers – hear their stories – ask them how they re-invented their world.

There’s nothing like the experience outdoors under the Chautauqua tent or in a beautiful park on a summer evening. But if you like your Chautauqua experience indoors in air-conditioned comfort, we have that, too.

There will be great story-telling, lots to laugh about, and deep secrets revealed. You’ll laugh – you’ll cry – you’ll have lots of questions. And they’ll be answered. Bring your stories. Share your experiences. Get inspired. Because it’s not just history – it’s personal.