Wednesday, August 16, 2023
September means the start of temperatures getting more comfortable as the heat and humidity of August fade away.
In Spartanburg, it also means the start of a busy autumn events season, featuring a little something for everyone across the county.
From outdoor adventures to fairs and festivals to a few fan-favorite annual events, autumn is the perfect excuse to explore Spartanburg and what better way to do that than by keeping up with Spartanburg’s events calendar?
Keep reading for some of the best events you can hit up over the next few months.
This craft beer-lover’s delight returns to the streets of Downtown Spartanburg on October 21.
Discover new, Carolinas-made brews and enjoy live music and food, all for a good cause. Proceeds from this popular event go to The Coalition for Active Youth and their efforts to improve parks around Spartanburg County.
Breweries from across South Carolina and North Carolina will be represented at this year’s brew fest, with samples available from Ciclops Cyderi & Brewery, Rockers Brewing Co., Holliday Brewing, and many, many more.
(If you sample something you like from a Spartanburg brewery, head to where it’s made and grab a can or bottle to take home!)
Spartanburg County has a well-earned reputation for being an international business hub, so it only makes sense Spartanburg would celebrate its vast international community.
Set for October 7 at Barnet Park, the International Festival showcases the art, culture, food, and more of more than 75 countries. It’s one of the City of Spartanburg’s most popular events, drawing more than 12,000 attendees each year, eager to explore world culture and cuisine.
Be sure to plan for hands-on activities and catch the Parade of Nations, an incredible display of diversity.
Up in the sky! It’s not a bird or a plane, but kites floating overhead during Spartanburg Soaring!
Set for Oct. 14, Spartanburg Soaring! brings people from around the area together to foster creativity, activity, and supporting local artists and musicians.
This free festival, presented by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, will also feature food trucks, children’s areas, and a kite-making station for anyone who doesn’t have their own ready to fly.
A limited number of kites will be available for purchase at the festival.
This series of special Sunday markets takes over downtown on the second Sunday of the month from August through November.
Hosted by the City of Spartanburg and Hub City Roots (parent organization of the Hub City Farmers Market), the markets feature artisan vendors, food, live entertainment, and family-friendly activities.
Joining the artisans on the streets are food trucks, and, of course, the businesses that call Downtown Spartanburg home on a permanent basis. Many of downtown’s unique boutiques and restaurants are open during and after the Sunday markets, so it’s a perfect excuse to plan a day downtown.
Inman’s Harvest Day Festival, and its centerpiece 5K race, is set for September 30.
Artists, craftspeople, special store-wide and sidewalk sales, food vendors, children’s activities, and entertainment are all available throughout the day, offering something for just about everyone.
More events will likely pop up on Spartanburg’s calendar over the coming months, so make sure to check out this community calendar before you get out and explore.