Revolution Mill is a mixed-use development in Greensboro that has a little bit of everything – history, culture and modern amenities.

And, for those who want to experience the very latest incarnation of the Mill, they’re invited to come out for a community celebration – “Summer Tide at the Stacks” – on Thursday, June 20, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Set your GPS to 2005 Yanceyville Street if you somehow don’t already know where this famous Greensboro landmark is located.

This celebration will feature live music, local artisan booths, food and a lot of family-friendly activities.

 For those who don’t know, June 20 is the first day of summer, and this is a way for Revolution Mill to give area residents a chance to kick the season off in style.

The popular Patrick Rock Band will perform a wide variety of music while those in attendance can shop, play games, mingle and explore booths with items for sale by local artists and artisans. There will also be booths manned by community groups providing information on area programs.

 If you aren’t into art or games, you can get some “snacks around the stacks” by visiting the food trucks: Hot Dog Central and Sunset Slush.

There are, also, of course, indoor dining options as well.  Guests can choose from Kau restaurant (reservations for Kau are suggested), Peace of Her by Lou (which offers paninis, salads and smoothies), or Cugino Forno which will serve up some wood-fired pizza among other goodies.

The highlight of the evening will be the grand opening of Grapes & Grains Speakeasy Tavern. Attendees are invited to celebrate this latest addition to Revolution Mill.

The tavern is said to offer “a unique Old-world European experience with a modern twist.”

In addition to the live music, dining and shopping, there will also be free games for both kids and adults.  Some of those activities include cornhole, hula hoops, and a bouncy house for kids –  a completely free bouncy house at that.

Revolution Mill sits on a 45-acre campus. Since 2012, the site has been dramatically revitalized.  Once the south’s first and largest cotton flannel mill after opening around 1899 – now, in 2024, it has been completely transformed into a modern campus that features offices, restaurants, shops and apartments.

After a total investment-to-date of $140 million, the campus now hosts 140 companies, employs 1250 workers daily and is home to 184 loft-style apartments where 270 residents live.