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:

Sundays Unplugged
Reoccurring event every Sunday from 1:00pm-5:00pm. Chapman Cultural Center - 200 E. Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC

Chapman Cultural Center is open every Sunday afternoon, 1-5 p.m., to provide casual and cultural experiences for those who want to "unplug." Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg Regional History Museum, Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg, The John F. Green Spartanburg Science Center and the Student Galleries are all open with free admission. In addition, one or more local musicians will perform a free mini-concert at no charge 2-4 p.m.
See the Schedule of Events Here

Spartanburg Artwalk
Reoccurring event every 3rd Thursday of each month from 5:00pm-8:00pm. Downtown Spartanburg, SC

ArtWalk is a free, self-guided tour of art galleries in downtown Spartanburg.
See This Month's Participating Venues Here

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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Tyler Perry's "Madea's Farewell Play" Tour
February 12-13 at 7:00pm. Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium - 385 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC

Madea and her beloved family are coming to Spartanburg! Tyler Perry has announced the final stage tour for the beloved character "Madea" with Tyler Perry’s "Madea’s Farewell Play" Tour. In addition to Perry, the play will star Tamela Mann, David Mann, and Cassi Davis. Perry will be hanging up Madea’s wig in 2019, so come see this iconic, larger-than-life character live while you can.
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Voices in American Art Lecture with Dr. Tuliza Fleming
February 28 at 7:00pm. Chapman Cultural Center - 200 E. Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC

Established in 2014, Voices in American Art brings distinguished arts leaders from important national institutions to Spartanburg for annual presentations. In addition to an evening keynote lecture that is open to the public at no charge, visiting speakers meet with college students for informal master classes on career paths. 2019's speaker is the distinguished Dr. Tuliza Fleming, Curator of American Art at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), Smithsonian Institution.

The Temptations & The Four Tops
March 29 at 7:30pm. Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium - 385 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC

The Temptations are one of the most successful groups in music history, The Four Tops are among a number of groups who established the Motown Sound heard around the world during the 1960’s, and they're both coming to Spartanburg! Don’t miss the Temptations and the Four Tops on stage together, for one night only performing one memorable hit after the other on Friday, March 29 at 7:30pm at Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium!
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Hub City Hog Fest
April 5-6. Downtown Spartanburg, SC

The 2019 Hub City Hog Fest, a barbecue contest to benefit Mobile Meals of Spartanburg, will take place April 5-6. The City of Spartanburg will block off several roads downtown around Morgan Square to accommodate the dozens of cook teams that will compete in this annual BBQ competition. Vendors will be on site selling BBQ all weekend. Hog Bucks must be used to purchase food from vendors and to sample BBQ from competition teams (while supplies last). There will be chicken wing samples from the competition teams available from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday evening. The samples of the competition teams' barbecue and ribs are ONLY AVAILABLE from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
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2019 Spartanburg Soaring! International Kite Festival
April 13 from 11:00am-5:00pm. Chapman Cultural Center - 200 East Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC

In spring 2014, Chapman Cultural Center launched a community-wide initiative called Spartanburg Soaring! to encourage creativity, promote healthy outdoor activity, and to build civic pride. Using kites as a common theme, Spartanburg Soaring! engaged cultural curiosity and promoted active play through activities and events all across the city. The kite festival takes place in and around the Chapman Cultural Center each spring when hundreds of colorful kites fill the skies above Spartanburg. Join us for live music, great food trucks, and makers market. Kites are available for purchase from CCC, or you can bring a kite from home.
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Spring Fling
April 26-28. Downtown Spartanburg, SC

When spring arrives in Spartanburg, it can only mean one thing - it's time for a fling! There are surprises on every corner, whether it's a stage filled with non-stop entertainment or new attractions. The festival features four stages, offering everything from entertainment options for the little ones in the Family Fun Zone to national entertainers. In addition, each year Spring Fling includes a wide variety of food and market vendors, special attractions like the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Criterium cycling race, and our Family Fun Zone for the kids. There's definitely something for everyone at Spring Fling!
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Assault on Mt. Mitchell
May 20 from 6:30am-5:30pm. Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium - 385 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC

The Assault on Mt. Mitchell is a 102.7-mile self-paced ride from Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium in downtown Spartanburg, South Carolina, along the Blue Ridge Parkway, to the summit at Mt. Mitchell State Park in North Carolina—a total vertical ascent of more than 10,000 feet. With 10 rest stops along the way, you will be able to refill, refuel, and make mechanical adjustments as needed.
Learn More and Register Here

Sparkle City Rhythm & Ribs
June 1. Barnet Park - 248 E St John St, Spartanburg, SC

Sparkle City Rhythm and Ribs celebrates good times, entertainment and delicious barbecue at Barnet Park in the Spartanburg Downtown Cultural District on Saturday, June 1! Enjoy live music as regional food and drink vendors will be offering delicious barbecue chicken, pork, briskets, seafood, burgers, hot dogs, smoothies, cold beers, and your favorite summer treats. Artisans and arts & crafts vendors will bring their best wares.
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Red, White & Boom - Spartanburg's favorite way to celebrate Independence Day!
July 4 from 6:00pm-10:00pm. Barnet Park - 248 E St John St, Spartanburg, SC

Barnet Park is the perfect setting for Spartanburg's Independence Day celebration. Come hungry and enjoy great food, including BBQ, funnel cakes, burgers, hotdogs, philly cheese steaks, ice cream, and more! And last but not least, enjoy a Spectacular Fireworks Show presented by Zambelli Fireworks!
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