Find Spartanburg events and things to do, including concerts, art walks, sporting events and nightlife entertainment. Be sure to also check out our outdoors guide for the Upstate and a listing of museums and galleries.

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Summer Fun Photo Contest @ Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
Jul 23 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Summer is all about outdoor fun, spending quality time together as a family and taking in the wonderful sights of nature. Submit your photos of your family hiking, sunlight making its way through the trees or of the fantastic views that make Chimney Rock so special. We’ll use the winning entries on our website and Facebook album, and you’ll win some fun prizes. Photos must be taken within the Chimney Rock section of the Park.

Cost: No cost to enter contest.

https://www.facebook.com/events/540542089755630/?event_time_id=540542196422286

Flat Out Under Pressure Exhibit @ Metropolitan Arts Council
Jul 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

On Friday, June 14th, local artists came to MAC to have their surfaces stamped with the Flat Out Under Pressure logo. 24 hours later on Saturday, June 15th, 107 artists returned with completed works of art. The art was then juried and hung as an exhibit.

The 8 winners will have their artwork featured on the 8 downtown recycling bins next year!

Come see an entire exhibit created in just 24 hours! The show will be up at MAC through July 26th.

Metropolitan Arts Council
16 Augusta Street | Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 467-3132 | greenvillearts.com/foup-2
Hours: Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

https://www.facebook.com/events/343046006377653/?event_time_id=343046013044319

Summer Institute 2019 – Counseling Through Job @ Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm – Jul 26 @ 1:00 pm

Each year, we host a weeklong intensive course designed with pastors (both aspiring and current) in mind. This year, Dr. Joel Wood (DMin, Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary) of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America will guide us through the book of Job from the perspective of a veteran biblical counselor.

https://www.facebook.com/events/316625289199029/

Tropical Tuesday, an Adult Make n’ Take @ City Seed at the Station
Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

https://www.lebrundesignsinc.com/classes/tropicaltuesdayadults

https://www.facebook.com/events/426713614726472/

Summer Planetarium Shows @ Roper Mountain Science Center
Jul 23 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Come cool off from the summer heat in our Planetarium with a 360° full immersion dome, 4K projection, state-of-the-art lighting, dynamic 5.1 surround sound and more! Since show space is limited, pre-purchase is recommended.

Show Schedule:
July 16 – July 18: 10:15 a.m. Little Star, 11:30 a.m. Habitat Earth, 1:30 p.m. Astronaut
July 23 – 25: 10:15 a.m. Magic Tree House, 11:30 a.m. Perfect Little Planet, 1:30 p.m. Dynamic Earth
July 30 – Aug. 1: 10:15 a.m. Perfect Little Planet, 11:30 a.m. Oasis in Space, 1:30 p.m. Tales of the Maya Skies
Aug. 6 – Aug. 8: 10:15 a.m. Magic Tree House, 11:30 a.m. Little Star, 1:30 p.m. One World: One Sky

Ticket Prices:
RMSC Members: FREE
Adult or Child: $5.00

https://www.facebook.com/events/1228752607303147/?event_time_id=1229355897242818

Family Animal Encounters @ Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

We are lucky to have incredible Animal Educators to help us spread the word on the important roles they play in the Park. Join one of our Park naturalists for an informal program where your family will love meeting some of our wilder teammates! Kids of all ages are sure to take home some fun facts and special memories. Then, grab a Track Trail brochure at the Animal Discovery Den and round out the day with a hike along our Great Woodland Adventure trail with 12 education stations. Don’t forget your camera!

Cost: Included with Park admission.

https://www.facebook.com/events/205232420384951/?event_time_id=205232497051610

Family Animal Encounters @ Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

We are lucky to have incredible Animal Educators to help us spread the word on the important roles they play in the Park. Join one of our Park naturalists for an informal program where your family will love meeting some of our wilder teammates! Kids of all ages are sure to take home some fun facts and special memories. Then, grab a Track Trail brochure at the Animal Discovery Den and round out the day with a hike along our Great Woodland Adventure trail with 12 education stations. Don’t forget your camera!

Cost: Included with Park admission.

https://www.facebook.com/events/205232420384951/

Summer Reading! @ Pickens County Library System
Jul 23 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us this summer for weekly performances by some AWESOME acts! See below for times and locations.

Roper Mountain Science Center:
June 3 at 10:30 and 6:30 – Easley
June 3 at 2:30 – Liberty
June 4 at 10:30 – Pickens
June 4 at 2:30 – Central-Clemson

Safe Haven & Educational Adventures, Inc.:
June 10 at 10:30 and 6:30 – Easley
June 10 at 2:30 – Liberty
June 11 at 10:30 – Pickens
June 11 at 2:30 – Central-Clemson

Critter Keeper
June 17 at 10:30 and 6:30 – Easley
June 17 at 2:30 – Liberty
June 18 at 10:30 – Pickens
June 18 at 2:30 – Central-Clemson

B-Rad The Kids Magician:
June 24 at 10:30 and 6:30 – Easley
June 24 at 2:30 – Liberty
June 25 at 10:30 – Pickens
June 25 at 2:30 – Central-Clemson

Princess Sing-a-Long:
July 1 at 10:30 – Easley (no 6:30 performance)
July 1 at 2:30 – Liberty
July 2 at 10:30 – Pickens
July 2 at 2:30 – Central-Clemson

Better World Drumming drum4work:
July 8 at 10:30 and 6:30- Easley
July 8 at 2:30 – Liberty
July 9 at 10:30 – Pickens
July 9 at 2:30 – Central-Clemson

Doug Berky
July 15 at 10:00* and 6:30- Easley *note the special start time!
July 15 at 2:30 – Liberty
July 16 at 10:30 – Pickens
July 16 at 2:30 – Central-Clemson

Garden Gate Rabbit Park
July 22 at 10:30 and 6:30- Easley
July 22 at 2:30 – Liberty
July 23 at 10:30 – Pickens
July 23 at 2:30 – Central-Clemson

https://www.facebook.com/events/364690577502665/?event_time_id=364690704169319

Checkers
Jul 23 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

You’re not the only who doesn’t have someone to play checkers with – Now you do!

CC Woodson Community Center
210 Bomar Avenue
864-596-3710
Adulting 101 @ Captain Kimberly Hampton Mem'l Lbry
Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Being an adult is hard. Like, really hard. Seriously. Learn how to navigate the world of adulthood on the 4th Tuesday of each month. Open to teens ages 12-18.

July: Washing & Ironing Clothes
August: Myers-Briggs Personality Indicator

https://www.facebook.com/events/342020050006368/?event_time_id=342020056673034

Adulting 101 @ Captain Kimberly Hampton Mem'l Lbry
Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Being an adult is hard. Like, really hard. Seriously. Learn how to navigate the world of adulthood on the 4th Tuesday of each month. Open to teens ages 12-18.

May: College Applications
June: FAFSA – Financial Aid for college

https://www.facebook.com/events/342020050006368/

Hub City Farmers’ Mobile Market @ Drayton Mills
Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Every Tuesday from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, shop for locally sourced meats, veggies, and more at the Hub City Farmers’ Mobile Market parked between The Standard and Bella Latte.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2558747674355615/?event_time_id=2558747744355608

Mauldin Farmers Market @ Mauldin Cultural Center
Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mauldin Farmers Market
Tuesdays, June 4 – August 27, 5-8PM
FREE ENTRY
mauldinculturalcenter.org | 864.335.4862

See a full schedule of vendors, bands, food trucks, and more at mauldinculturalcenter.org/mauldin-market

Special thanks to our event sponsors Bon Secours St. Francis Health System and Comfort Storage!

6.04 | Mauldin Farmers Market | Corey Stevenson Band
6.11 | Mauldin Farmers Market | August
6.18 | Mauldin Farmers Market | The Electric City Blue
6.25 | Mauldin Farmers Market | Brooks Dixon Band
7.02 | Mauldin Farmers Market | Trapfire Brothers
7.09 | Mauldin Farmers Market | Jukebox 45
7.16 | Mauldin Farmers Market | The Paper Crowns
7.23 | Mauldin Farmers Market | Phat Lip
7.30 | Mauldin Farmers Market | Soul Side of Town
8.06 | Mauldin Farmers Market & National Night Out | Jack Roper Band
8.13 | Mauldin Farmers Market | Hustle Souls
8.20 | Mauldin Farmers Market | Rock & Roll Reunion
8.27 | Mauldin Farmers Market | Darby Wilcox & the Peep Show

The 2019 Mauldin Farmers Market, sponsored by Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, will run Tuesdays, June 4 to August 27, 5-8 p.m. at the Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater. Most vendors accept cash and/or credit cards.

The Mauldin Farmers Market features a variety of vendors from around the Upstate selling locally sourced and produced items including produce, dairy, eggs, honey, gifts, clothing, accessories, treats, pastries, and more!

The Mauldin Farmers Market will also feature live music, food trucks, beer and wine from Growler Haus – Fountain Inn, and fun and healthy activities.

There will be a kid’s train to ride and bounce houses on the opening and closing nights of the Market (June 4th & August 27th)! Bring the whole family for a relaxing summer evening.

LOCATION:
Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater
101 East Butler Road
Mauldin, SC 29662

A few notes to make your visit a smooth one:

• Parking, entry and live music are FREE.
• Lawn chairs and/or blankets are welcome.
• Live music will begin at 5:30 p.m.
• Outside food and beverages are prohibited.
• Food and beverage vendors will be on-site.
• Dogs are allowed on leash. Please carry disposable bags to pick up any pet droppings.
• Smoking, skateboards, and bicycles are not allowed at the Mauldin Farmers Market.

https://www.facebook.com/events/442065506543966/?event_time_id=442065529877297

unnatural history
Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm

unnatural history

The works in Unnatural History are portals backwards or forwards (or sometimes both at once) in geologic time, offering visions from before, after, and during the tenancy of humankind. Dioramas of cast resin depicting bizarre plants and animate slime suggest a post-human period wherein nature reclaims the planet. Artificial geodes made of oil paint, latex, foam, and soil transport viewers into a distant future where industrial waste has become fossil evidence of human activity. Abstract wall sculptures use motor and crude oil as raw material in the depiction of the vast, intricate industrial landscapes of the near future, while wooden mosaics made of materials salvaged from hurricane-affected cities and reconstructed glass objects found on beaches suggest a possible utopian remedy to decline, decay, and disintegration. Overall, the exhibition underscores and illustrates the many ways in which the technological processes of mass mining, manufacturing, resource extraction, and large-scale industrial agriculture have altered not only the present, but also the future history of our planet.

For more information, contact our Exhibitions Coordinator + Designer, Ashleigh Shuler, at 864.582.7616 x 254 or email [email protected].

​This exhibition is generously sponsored by Bagwell Fence, SantoLubes, Kerin Hannah, Margaret + George Nixon, Sikanas Family Charitable Fund, and Susu + George Dean Johnson, Jr.

Tai Chi for Cancer Survivors @ Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute
Jul 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Cancer patients and survivors learn how to improve balance, breathing and relaxation. Registration is not required for this free event. Please call 864-560-6747 for more information.

https://www.facebook.com/events/473804686460517/?event_time_id=473804699793849

Elect Jenn Hensley for City Council Campaign Kickoff @ Southern Appalachian Brewery
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Our friends at Southern Appalachian Brewery are graciously hosting this kickoff event!

Bring the family out to a fun evening for an opportunity to show your support for electing Jenn Hensley to Hendersonville’s City Council!

We will be providing the best subs in town from Monte’s Sub Shop along with chips and non-alcoholic beverages. There will be “adult” beverages for purchase!

Come show your support!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1593144760819218/

In Conversation with Ann B. Ross @ Cyrill-Westside Library
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

On Tuesday, July 23, at 6pm, Ann B. Ross, author of the New York Times bestselling Miss Julia Novels, will speak at Spartanburg’s Cyrill-Westside Library. We will hear all about Miss Julia Takes the Wheel, the latest in her series. There will be a signing after the talk and books will be available for purchase.

When Miss Julia’s regular doctor goes on vacation with his wife, leaving a replacement in his stead, Miss Julia is immediately concerned. Never one to miss an opportunity to entertain–or size up–a newcomer, she invites the charming Dr. Don Crawford, and his painfully shy wife, Lauren, to dinner. While Miss Julia and Sam both note Lauren’s obvious lack of social skills, it’s her friends Hazel Marie and Binkie that pick up on some of Dr. Crawford’s less palatable qualities. Meanwhile, Lloyd has gotten his first car, and LuAnne, fresh off her divorce, has started a job at the local funeral home and is in urgent need of an occupation-appropriate makeover–Miss Julia has enough on her plate. Yet there is just something she can’t place about the Crawfords, and she won’t rest until she gets to the bottom of it. As always, hijinks ensue as Ann B. Ross delivers this delightful and entertaining installment, Miss Julia Takes the Wheel, in her bestselling Miss Julia series.

Ann B. Ross, who taught literature at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, is the author of Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind, one of the most popular Southern debut novels in years, Miss Julia Takes Over, Miss Julia Throws a Wedding, and Miss Julia Hits the Road. She lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

https://www.facebook.com/events/613471015829027/

TATT Union County Workshop @ USC-Union
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

TATT Union County Workshop

Cultivating Community Through Entrepreneurship & Messaging

Ten at the Top is celebrating 10 years of connecting the Upstate in 2019. As part of the 10th anniversary, TATT is holding community workshops in each of the 10 Upstate counties with each one focused on an issue of interest within that county. The program will include communities, businesses or organizations that are successfully working on that issue in other parts of the Upstate sharing insights and ideas with those interested in that specific issue within the focus county.

Tuesday Tastings @ Carolina Bauernhaus Brewery & Winery
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Each week we feature a new brew and pair it with a tasty morsel for you to enjoy for FREE! From 6-10 PM, come get new brew preview, only at Carolina Bauernhaus Brewery & Winery.

Message for more details!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2152871034935290/?event_time_id=2152871091601951