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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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.

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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Community Fall Festival
October 25th from 4:00PM-7:00PM. Stewart Park - Spartanburg, SC

Come join the City of Spartanburg Parks and Rec. department for their Annual Community Fall Festival. Get the chance to meet local service providers in Spartanburg, your neighbors, and enjoy the fun fall season.
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Monster Dash
October 26th from 7:00PM-10:00PM. Downtown - Spartanburg, SC

A 0.1 mile fun run with participants dressed in Halloween costumes held in Downtown Spartanburg, starting at the Spartanburg Herald Journal and ending with a party at RJ Rockers to benefit Christmas In Action Spartanburg. Come out to enjoy food trucks and live music from On The Rocks!
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Garden Bros Circus
October 26 at 4:30PM and 7:30PM. Memorial Auditorium - Spartanburg, SC

Garden Bros Circus elephants are back! This year's production is packed with breathtaking special effects, concert-style lighting, and 3 rings bursting with excitement, laughter, and memories that families will cherish. We're bringing the very best performers from 18 countries for this fast-paced, 90 minute show featuring the human pyramid, elephants, daring aerial artists, motorcycles in the Sphere of Fear, the Crazy Cossack horse riders, Chinese acrobats, contortionists, the funniest clowns, jugglers as seen on America's Got Talent, and more!!! Free children's tickets have been distributed at all elementary schools, pre-schools, day care centers, and churches and are also available at sponsoring businesses in the area. First one hundred adult tickets sold online are only $12.50.
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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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Happy Halloween Candy-Palooza 2018
October 31st from 3:00PM-6:00PM. Cleveland Park - Spartanburg, SC

Tutu Sweetz will be handing out Candy for Halloween this year at the Cleveland Park Playground from 3:00PM to 6:00PM. Please come and join us and show off your Halloween Duds.
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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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Harvest Moon Festival
November 3rd from 11AM to 6PM. Walnut Grove Plantation - 1200 Otts Shoals Rd, Roebuck, SC

Focused on the evolution of farming, the Harvest Moon Festival returns to include over 30 demonstrators, artisans, storytellers, and vendors, local bands, and a selection of local fare for a festival promoting agriculture and the importance of eating healthy and local! Local food favorites and live music all day! Crafts, face painting, and fun for the kids! Admission: $5, under 5 free
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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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14th Annual GHS Turkey Day 8K
November 22nd. Registration begins at 7AM, race begins at 7:30AM. Spartanburg, SC

On Thanksgiving morning in downtown Spartanburg, over 1,800 runners will start the 14th Annual Turkey Day 8K. As the first free Thanksgiving morning run in the Upstate, the Turkey Day 8K has grown tremendously since 2005 and become a Thanksgiving tradition among many residents and visitors. The rain or shine event begins at the corner of Main and Spring Street and ends at the Daniel Morgan Statue. The registration fee requires the donation of one or more healthy canned goods.
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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