Spartanburg Convention & Visitors Bureau

Events | What's Happening in Spartanburg

Check Out The Exciting Events Happening In Spartanburg!

From annual festivals, exciting sporting events, and local happenings, you're in the right place for a well-rounded Spartanburg event calendar.

Upcoming Events:

Second Sundays
Reoccurring event every second Sunday of the month starting July 8th and ending in November. Chapman Cultural Center Plaza - 200 E St John St, Spartanburg, SC

The Chapman Cultural Center is launching its newest program, Second Sundays, which is a free community event in which the public can engage with local artists and community organizations.
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Hub City Farmers Market
Held every Saturday until December 16, 2018 from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. 498 Howard Street, Spartanburg, SC

Bring the family out for some amazing local produce. Make sure to come out early and beat the crowds.
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Caution: Wet Paint & Whimsy
September 4th - 30th. West Main Artists Co-op - 578 W Main St, Spartanburg, SC

For the second time in 10 years, four Upstate South Carolina artists, who are personal friends, will have a group exhibit. This time, Monta Anthony, George “Buck” Brandt III, Ann Crenshaw, and Karen White have contributed to “Caution: Wet Paint & Whimsy” to be shown at West Main Artists Co-op. The diverse works will open for free public viewing Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The public reception will be Thursday, Sept. 20, 5-9 p.m. Each artist is contributing 10 paintings done in oil to the exhibit.

Wildness - A collection of pottery & decorative wall art
September 20th - October 13th. West Main Artists Co-op - 578 W Main St, Spartanburg, SC

Tapping into his love of nature, ceramicist and photographer Dave Sawyer will exhibit “Wildness,” a collection of pottery and decorative wall art, at West Main Artists Co-op in Spartanburg, Sept. 20-Oct. 13. This work can be viewed at no cost Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A public reception will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20, 5-9 p.m., during the city’s monthly ArtWalk. The exhibition of 15 works will consist of both vessels and wall art that will be an “enjoyment and a reminder of the importance of nature and its wildness,” Sawyer said. Sawyer has worked on this exhibit for the past year, and the pieces will be for sale, ranging in price of $50-$1500.

Spartanburg Philharmonic's Unveiling of the 10th Music Trail Sign
September 26th at 10AM.  Between East Saint John and Magnolia Street, Downtown Spartanburg, SC

The Spartanburg Philharmonic and the Spartanburg Convention and Visitors Bureau will unveil the 10th music trail sign on September 26. The new sign will feature American gospel singer, Rev. Julius “June” Cheeks (August 7,1929- January 27, 1981) and internationally renowned soprano, Gianna Rolandi (August 16, 1952- ). The unveiling is part of the Philharmonic’s season of celebration. As the oldest performing arts organization in Spartanburg, the Philharmonic is celebrating its 90th season this year and the sign is yet another symbol of the Philharmonic’s commitment to Spartanburg and its culture. The trail will eventually make a loop around the downtown area of Spartanburg that includes Main Street, Liberty Street, St. John Street, and Daniel Morgan Avenue. All residents and visitors are encouraged to enjoy this interactive outdoor experience that combines history and music to celebrate Spartanburg’s cultural roots.

Spartanburg Greek Festival
September 27th-30th.  St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church - 697 Asheville Highway, Spartanburg, SC

The 2018 Spartanburg Greek Festival begins with a luncheon on Thursday September 27th. Full festival begins Friday 9/28 - Sunday 9/30. The highlights of the festival include delicious Greek food, pastries, music, dancing, and shopping. Everyone’s favorite foods such as gyros, souvlaki, dolmathes, and pastitchio are in supply throughout the weekend. And if you have a sweet tooth don’t leave without trying our pastries like baklava, kataifi, diples, kourambiedes, and koulourakia. We have a live Greek band that plays Greek music throughout the weekend. Our children provide Greek dancing exhibitions under the main tent on Saturday and Sunday. 
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Harvest Day Festival
September 29th from 9AM - 5PM. 20 S Main St, Inman, SC 

The last Saturday in September brings thousands into the Inman area. Artists, craftsmen, special store- wide and sidewalk sales, food vendors, children's activities and entertainment throughout the day offers something for everyone.
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RJ Rockers presents Jupiter Coyote
September 29th from 5PM - 10PM. 226-A W Main St, Spartanburg, SC

Join RJ Rockers on Saturday, September 29th from 5-10PM for ice-cold Rockers brews and live music on the dock with Jimbo Chapman from famed Clemson band Cravin’ Melon and jam band pioneers, Jupiter Coyote. A portion of beer sales will benefit the Palmetto Conservation Foundation. All True to the Brew Trail Run/Hike 13.1 Half Marathon participants will receive discounted tickets ($10) to the Jupiter Coyote show.
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True to the Brew Trail Run/Hike 13.1 Half Marathon 
September 29th from 7:30AM - 12PM. Croft Passage, Spartanburg, SC

You asked for more mileage on the Palmetto Trail and we are giving it to you! Join us on Saturday, September 29th for the Inaugural True to the Brew Trail Run/Hike Half Marathon! That's right! 13.1 miles on the Croft Passage of the beautiful Palmetto Trail!
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90th Season Celebration for the Spartanburg Philharmonic 
September 29th from 7PM - 9PM. Twichell Auditorium - 580 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC

We are delighted to begin our 90th Anniversary Season by featuring two beloved works written, yes, 90 years ago: Maurice Ravel’s Bolero and George Gershwin’s An American in Paris. Gershwin’s musical love letter to Paris made such an impression in 1928 that it became the inspiration for the 1951 film of the same name. Also on the program is Gershwin’s popular and jazzy Rhapsody in Blue, featuring the world renowned piano virtuoso, Anton Nel.
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Sins & Virtues
October 2nd - 31st. West Main Artists Co-op - 578 W Main St, Spartanburg, SC

West Main Artists Co-op in Spartanburg, SC will host this October what will undoubtedly be one its most extensive and thought-provoking exhibits in its history, the creations of two members, who based their 3-D and 2-D artwork on the Seven Deadly Sins and the corresponding Seven Virtues. Co-op members Annette Giaco and Beth Regula will present their exhibit “Sins & Virtues,” a collection of eight sculptures and eight large canvases, Oct. 2-31, 2018. Giaco will depict the seven sins on large canvases and eighth piece on board. In response, Regula will depict the corresponding virtues in mixed-media sculptures. At no charge, the public can view this exhibit Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public reception will be Saturday, Oct. 6, 6-8 p.m. The artists will host a discussion about their work at 7 p.m. Another reception will be held during the city’s monthly ArtWalk on Thursday, Oct. 18.

The Annual Moonshiners Reunion
October 4th - 6th. Plum Hollow Farm - 5015 Rainbow Lake Rd, Campobello, SC

Dedicated to keeping the moonshining spirit alive, the Moonshiner’s Reunion and Mountain Music Festival is one of the Appalachian region’s most authentic annual folk music celebrations. This event is the inspiration of musician Barney Barnwell, whose career path is as winding and steeped in local color as the Moonshiner’s trail leading to the copper pot corn whisky still. We are dedicated to keeping his memory, his music and his tales alive with this festival, so join us for a weekend you will never forget!
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FestiFall at Walnut Grove Plantation
October 6th - 7th from 10AM - 4PM. Walnut Grove Plantation - 1200 Otts Shoals Road, Roebuck, SC

SCHA hosts FestiFall, the annual event as part of the nationally celebrated "Revolutionary War Weekend!" This event commemorates the American Revolution and is held at Walnut Grove Plantation Experience colonial lifestyle and battle demonstrations, iconic local battle re-enactments, live music, and family activities during this two day experience. Admission: Ages 2-12: $8, Adults: $12
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International Festival
October 6th from 11AM - 7PM. Barnet Park - Spartanburg, SC

People from more than 75 countries reside in Spartanburg, South Carolina and more than 100 international businesses make Spartanburg their home. In 1985 the City of Spartanburg hosted its first International Festival to celebrate Spartanburg's diverse community, today the International Festival has expanded its International connection to reach a more global audience attendance. The Spartanburg International Festival is held each fall in beautiful Barnet Park. More than 12,000 people attend annually to celebrate and explore the world through food, music, dance, folk art and more.
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October 16th - November 11th. West Main Artists Co-op - 578 W Main St, Spartanburg, SC

Seven local photographers will come together at West Main Artists Co-op in Spartanburg to display their collective works in the exhibition “Click,” which will run Tuesday, Oct. 16, through Saturday, Nov. 11, 2018. The artistic photographers are John Lever, Dave Sawyer, Tom Lowrimore, Patty Wright, Chuck Reback, Thomas Koenig, and Pete Harding. The public can view this extensive exhibit Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at no charge. The opening and public reception will be Thursday, Oct. 18, 5-9 p.m., during the city’s monthly ArtWalk.

Beauty and The Beast - Ballet Spartanburg
October 19th - 21st. Chapman Cultural Center - Spartanburg, SC

Journey into a tale as old as time with this magical and enchanting time honored story of Beauty and the Beast . An exciting, original ballet, Carlos Agudelo underscores his choreography with such noted composers as Eric Coates, Richard Strauss and more. Tickets begin at $15.
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Hub City Brewfest
October 27th from 1PM - 5PM. Spring Street and Broad Street - Spartanburg, SC

The Fourth Annual Hub City Brew Fest will attract craft beer enthusiasts to the heart of Downtown Spartanburg, SC to enjoy the offerings from 25 North and South Carolina breweries. The ticket price includes unlimited samples of over 75 beers and ciders, live music, activities and more. There will also be food trucks and vendors on site.
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Proud Mary Theatre Company Plays
The 2018-2019 season runs from October to August.

The season includes the following: The Boys In The Band, Blown Youth, Boy, and Fun Home. Season subscriptions are available to all 4 shows for $40.
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Heroes & Villains: Music from Hollywood Films
November 10th from 7PM to 9PM. Twichell Auditorium - 580 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC

Can you imagine a Hollywood blockbuster movie without that incredible music? Neither can we! This family friendly Pops concert will feature music from several of Hollywood’s most recognizable soundtracks, including: Pirates of the Caribbean, James Bond, Batman: The Dark Knight, and 2001: A Space Odyssey, to name a few.
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Spartan Race
November 17th - 18th. USC Upstate - 100 East Campus Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC

Spartan’s Carolina Beast and Sprint weekend returns to Spartanburg Nov. 17-18 at a course located at 100 E. Campus Blvd., adjacent to USC Upstate’s campus and Milliken & Co.’s global headquarters. The 2018 Spartan weekend will feature three races and a kids’ race.
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The Nutcracker - Ballet Spartanburg 
December 7th - 9th. Chapman Cultural Center - Spartanburg, SC

For over 28 years, The Nutcracker has charmed and filled the hearts of over 800,000 families from our community and beyond. Spartanburg’s Christmas gift to families is always a highlight of the holiday season. The Nutcracker takes the entire family on Clara’s magical dream as her Nutcracker comes to life and she journeys to the Land of Sweets. The audience will enjoy inspiring choreography, lavish costumes, and over 100 dancers on stage, all set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless and splendid classical score. Tickets start at $18.
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105 North Pine Street / PO Box 1636
Spartanburg, SC 29304