Find Spartanburg events and things to do, including concerts, art walks, sporting events and nightlife entertainment.
The 25th Annual Plum Hollow Festival
(Always the LAST weekend in May every year!)
Since the transition of claw hammer to the finger picks, bluegrass has gone through many exciting changes. The Plum Hollow Alternative Bluegrass Festival is dedicated to the innovations made by creative artists breaking new ground with an old music.
New Grass, Grunge Grass, Jazz Grass, Bluegrass Rock & Roll (and other grassy pastures not yet discovered) are all a part of Alternative Bluegrass. Our goal (besides having a great party) is to also bring together the music industry in our region (VA, TN, SC, NC, GA) to showcase this new format of music to music buyers, radio stations, record labels and other industry related groups.
Featuring two-and-a-half days of great live music, the White Squirrel Festival in Downtown Brevard, NC is the perfect way to experience everything this charming mountain community has to offer. Best of all it’s FREE!
Whether it is Jazz, Bluegrass, Singer-Songwriter or Rock and Roll, the eclectic music in this beautiful setting provides something for everyone.
Got a knack for photography? Then grab your camera and take a few snaps of our most famous residents… Brevard’s very own white squirrels. They scamper all over this area, and we’ll even show you where to see them! Already have a great shot of one of these fuzzy little critters? Then submit it in our White Squirrel Photo Contest.
And speaking of scampering, be sure to check out the 5K and 10K White Squirrel races sponsored by the Brevard Rotary Club. Runners from the entire southeast love to go nuts in the cool morning mountain air at 2500 ft. It’s all happening in beautiful downtown Brevard, voted one of the “Top 10 Coolest Small Towns in America” by Budget Travel, and in 2013 Outdoor Magazine listed Brevard as one of the top 5 places to raise outdoorsy kids. From festivals to waterfalls to hiking and biking, you can find it all this Memorial Day weekend in downtown Brevard, NC.
The Annual Garden Jubilee Festival has been the place for one-stop shopping for garden lovers for over 20 years in Downtown Hendersonville. Garden Jubilee is Hendersonville’s premier lawn & garden show, and one of the largest gardening shows in the Western North Carolina. The two-day Festival is held on Saturday, May 27 & Sunday, May 28 of Memorial Day weekend.
Gates open at 8:30am
Opening Ceremonies at 9:00am
Military Tribute at 11:30am
Greatest Scottish Happy Hour & Celtic Jam at 5:30pm.
The Greenville Scottish Games began in 2006, and from its inception has consistently taken an innovative, fresh approach to celebrating Scottish heritage. Greenville is nestled in arguably the highest concentration of Scots-Irish descent in the country. The legacy left to us resonates throughout the Upstate in our place names, our attitude toward family, our sense of humor, and our love of country.
The Kenilworth Artists Association (KAA) is a neighborhood community of artists inAsheville, North Carolina. Kenilworth is one of Asheville’s oldest neighborhoods with a lovely mix of grand homes, modest bungalows and mature gardens. More than forty aspiring and professional artists live in the five square mile neighborhood just minutes from downtown Asheville. Each year, some of these artists open their doors to the public for a festive tour that attracts shoppers and art lovers alike.
The KAA’s annual self-guided tours are scheduled for every Memorial Day weekend.
Memorial Day is often thought of as the kickoff to summer fun, and Chimney Rock has all the activities to make that happen.
Saturday through Monday your family can test their skills on the 32-foot climbing tower, enjoy the daily Family Animal Encounter and spend time exploring one of the Park’s many trails.
- Venue: Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
- Location: Chimney Rock
- Address:431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
- Times:Climbing Tower open 11 am-4 pm; Family Animal Encounters 2 pm
The 2017 Lake Lure Arts & Crafts Festival
12 Food & Refreshment Vendors
Gorgeous Mountain Setting on Lake Lure
Come and enjoy shopping for wonderful, art and hand-made crafts… great music, dancing and food.
Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Please see our website for more information
6:30 & 10pm
111 Augusta St, Greenville, SC 29601
23rd Annual Upstate Shakespeare Festival: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
- Venue: Falls Park on the Reedy
- Location: Falls Park
- Address:South Main Street and Camperdown Way, Greenville, SC 29601
- Times:7 pm
- Admission: Free!
Finally Friday on the Square
Final Friday of each month, April-Aug, 7-9pm – Live music, extended shopping hours and dinner specials.
2017 Schedule of music & Special events
April 29: Retro Vertigo & The Sip-N-Stroll
May 27: Jazz Night
June 24:Sweet Tea Soiree-Gospel night featuring the Singing Tornadoes
July 29: Country/Blue Grass night
August 19: Pep Rally – Beach night
Main Street, Laurens, South Carolina
See website for more information.
Live on the Amphitheater Stage at Sierra Nevada Brewing
100 Sierra Nevada Way, Fletcher, NC 28732
Improv All-Stars: Fast-paced Clean Comedy Games
Every Saturday at 7:30pm veteran Alchemy improvisers perform a fast-paced comedy show. Inspired by your suggestions. This is a family friendly show.
1 E Coffee St, Greenville, SC 29601