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

Hub City Farmers Market
Held every Saturday until December 15, 2018 from 8:00am-12:00pm. 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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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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Open Doors
November 15 - December 29. West Main Artists Co-op - 578 W Main St, Spartanburg, SC

“Open Doors” offers the rare opportunity to visit at least 25 of the member artists in their working studios and another 15 artists as they greet guests, talk about their work, or give demonstrations — all at one location. The studio tours provide an intimate view into the artist’s life and studio, plus visitors will be able to see where and how ideas are conceived and developed. The artists will discuss their work, and there will be various demonstrations throughout the evening on letterpress, printing, pottery, jewelry making, glass arts, watercolor, textile arts, and more. To encourage seeing as many studios as possible, the refreshments will be scattered throughout the building, mostly in the artists’ studios. This will promote a “scavenger hunt” type of atmosphere as patrons search the building for their favorite artists and refreshments.
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Holiday Light Safari
November 16-January 5. Hollywild Animal Park - 2325 Hampton Rd, Inman, SC

Drive through millions of sparkling Holiday Lights decorating our nearly 100 acre animal park then take some time to stroll in to see Santa and his many animals in the barns at Santa's Village where relaxed fun sets the tone for time with family and friends. Warm your hands or roast marshmallows by the bonfire, and visit Mrs. Claus' attic for an incredible panoramic view of the lights. Snap that selfie with a zebra, camel, or one of many animals waiting to meet you. Finish your evening off with a drive through the peaceful nativity area and more lights displays before heading home. For an additional $10 (a separate ticket or payable at the gate) you can drive through our Enchanted Deer Forest where you hand-feed animals (animal food provided) from the comfort of your car. There you can see and feed Sika and Fallow Deer, zebra, donkeys, and other gentle hoofstock.
Learn More and Purchase Your Tickets Here

Skating on the Square
November 16-January 15. Downtown Spartanburg - 108 W. Main Street, Spartanburg, SC

Show off your skills at this open-air ice rink in the heart of the city on Morgan Square. For just $10/person—including skate rental—you can enjoy hours and hours of this classic winter activity. You can even reserve the rink for private parties!
Learn More and See Hours Here

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some)
December 6-15. Spartanburg Little Theatre - 200 E. Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC

Tired of performing Charles Dickens' yuletide classic A Christmas Carol, three actors rebel and set out to perform every Christmas story ever told. From Frosty to The Grinch, Charlie Brown to George Bailey, no pop culture holiday icon, carol, or tradition is spared. Every Christmas Story Every Told is a madcap romp through the holiday season, perfect for adults looking for a little extra cheer! Every Christmas Story Ever Told is rated PG-13 for mild adult humor and is not meant for children. Tickets are $20.
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Holiday Grande
December 14 from 5:30pm-6:30pm and 6:30pm-7:30pm. Spartanburg Philharmonic - 200 E. Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC

The glorious sound of brass instruments epitomizes the joyousness of the holiday season. Come and enjoy the sounds of the Philharmonic’s brass section performing sparkling arrangements of holiday favorites under the direction of Spartanburg Philharmonic’s Principal Tuba player, John Holloway. This family friendly event is sure to put you in the holiday spirit!
View the Program and Purchase Your Tickets Here

Holiday Craft Market
December 15 from 10:00am-4:00pm. Chapman Cultural Center - 200 E. Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC

Over 25+ local artists and fine craftspeople will fill the Chapman Cultural Center lobby with their handmade items on Saturday, Dec 15th! It’s the perfect time to come listen to some holiday music and grab those last-minute items all while supporting local artisans. Whether you are looking for last minute stocking stuffers and gifts for the people on your list or want to pick up something for yourself, we have hundreds of options to choose from.
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Dancing With the Stars Live with Special Guest John Schneider
December 29 at 8:00pm. Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium - 385 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC

The show will feature professional and troupe dancers in a brand-new production showcasing every type of dance style as seen on ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars, ranging from ballroom and jazz to modern and hip-hop. Choreographed and creative-directed by Emmy© Award-winning choreographer Mandy Moore and Dancing with the Stars Executive Producer Ashley Edens-Shaffer, audiences will have the opportunity to experience the excitement, glamour and glitz they see in the ballroom every Monday night live!
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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.

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