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.

Jul
20
Sat
11th Annual Blue Ridge Pride Festival Volunteer Opportunity
Jul 20 all-day

Give us 2-4 hours. Enjoy a day of music and memories — and the knowledge that you helped to bring a community together! You’ll also get a little swag: a 11th Annual Festival Tee Shirt, snacks, a drink ticket, and our new Blue Ridge Pride Center buttons and stickers. Volunteer roles include: setup and breakdown, selling wristbands, beverages or merchandise, and assisting with volunteer check-in or VIP. Learn more and sign up here.

Jul
21
Sun
11th Annual Blue Ridge Pride Festival Volunteer Opportunity
Jul 21 all-day

Give us 2-4 hours. Enjoy a day of music and memories — and the knowledge that you helped to bring a community together! You’ll also get a little swag: a 11th Annual Festival Tee Shirt, snacks, a drink ticket, and our new Blue Ridge Pride Center buttons and stickers. Volunteer roles include: setup and breakdown, selling wristbands, beverages or merchandise, and assisting with volunteer check-in or VIP. Learn more and sign up here.

Knit-n-Give @ Mission Rathbun House
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Are you looking for an excuse to knit or crochet for a good cause? Help make baby hats and blankets and adult hats, scarves, and slippers to support at-risk newborns and homeless adults.  Your handmade knitwear will keep our neighbors warm.  Volunteers with basic skills in knitting or crocheting are welcome. Please bring your own needles or crochet hooks and a pattern.

Check out Knit-n-Give on WLOS: http://wlos.com/news/only-on-wloscom/close-knit-group-of-women-use-their-talents-to-help-asheville-charities

 

 

Jul
22
Mon
My Daddy Taught Me That: Men’s Discussion Group
Jul 22 @ 5:30 pm

A youth development program designed to support young males, ages 12-19, in Western North Carolina through advocacy, education, and mentoring.

MDTMT

My Daddy Taught Me That meets twice a week – on Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 5:30 – 7:30pm.  We also have occasional outings and weekend events.  To volunteer or for more information on how you can be involved, email [email protected]

Jul
24
Wed
My Daddy Taught Me That: Men’s Discussion Group
Jul 24 @ 5:30 pm

A youth development program designed to support young males, ages 12-19, in Western North Carolina through advocacy, education, and mentoring.

MDTMT

My Daddy Taught Me That meets twice a week – on Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 5:30 – 7:30pm.  We also have occasional outings and weekend events.  To volunteer or for more information on how you can be involved, email [email protected]

Jul
27
Sat
11th Annual Blue Ridge Pride Festival Volunteer Opportunity
Jul 27 all-day

Give us 2-4 hours. Enjoy a day of music and memories — and the knowledge that you helped to bring a community together! You’ll also get a little swag: a 11th Annual Festival Tee Shirt, snacks, a drink ticket, and our new Blue Ridge Pride Center buttons and stickers. Volunteer roles include: setup and breakdown, selling wristbands, beverages or merchandise, and assisting with volunteer check-in or VIP. Learn more and sign up here.

Food Box Delivery volunteers needed!
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

WNCAP (Western North Carolina AIDS Project) Dedicated to preventing new cases of HIV/AIDS and promoting self-sufficiency in people living with HIV. WNCAP provides HIV-related client support, prevention, education and advocacy activities guided by the belief that all people are entitled to equal access to health care and disease prevention.
WNCAP needs volunteers for the 2nd & 4th Saturday morning Food Box Delivery: 10am-noon. Ride with another team member and deliver pre-packed boxes of food to home-bound, food insecure families living in the Asheville/ Buncombe area. Requires ability to lift 50 pounds, good driving record, and confidentiality. More info at [email protected] , 828-252-7489 ext. 315.

Highland Brewing Night Flight @ Highland Brewing Company
Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

REGISTRATION OPENS FRIDAY FEBRUARY 01!

The Highland Brewing Night Flight is everyone’s favorite twilight race and back for its sixth year and, it’s better than ever. The 4.5-mile East Asheville course will take runners through the Asheville Golf Course, through the Beverly Hills neighborhood (where you will be showered with cheers from the residents) and past the WNC Nature Center before finishing back at Highland Brewing Company. This year’s post-race party and awards ceremony will be at the Meadow. Glow swag will be provided, dressing up is always encouraged, and there will be beer waiting for you at the finish line! 100% of race proceeds go to the development of greenways in Asheville and Buncombe County. Produced by Glory Hound Events.

Registration
Online registration will open on Friday, February 1, 2019.

Race Cap
The race is capped at 550 participants. Early registration is encouraged to reserve your place.

Entry Fees
February 1-February 28 – $28 (No shirt – deduct $5)
March 1-June 30 – $33 (No shirt – deduct $5)
July 1-Race Day – $43 (No shirt – deduct $5)

Course
The Highland Brewing Night Flight rolling course will take you from Highland to the Beverly Hills neighborhood of East Asheville and through the Asheville Municipal Golf Course. As you leave Beverly Hills there will be a downhill section before crossing Swannanoa River Road and hooking up with Azalea Road before taking Gashes Creek Road to the its end where you will meet up with a trail leading back to the brewery.

The course will be staffed with volunteers and police throughout. Reflective clothing and other blinking lights are encouraged but not required.

While the course is not designed for walkers, walkers who can maintain a minimum pace of 15 minutes per mile are welcome!

Well behaved leashed dogs are welcome to participate.

Packet Pickup/Late Registration
Friday, July 26 – 4:00-7:00 PM – Highland Brewing Meadow
Saturday, July 27 – 5:00-7:15 PM– Highland Brewing Meadow

Lodging
This race is another great reason for out-of-town runners to visit Asheville. We have been able to secure special lodging rates through ExploreAsheville.com. Check out the link below to see the properties and rates plus other valuable visitor information.

https://www.exploreasheville.com/2019-highland-brewing-night-flight/

https://www.facebook.com/events/1907106192746122/

Jul
28
Sun
11th Annual Blue Ridge Pride Festival Volunteer Opportunity
Jul 28 all-day

Give us 2-4 hours. Enjoy a day of music and memories — and the knowledge that you helped to bring a community together! You’ll also get a little swag: a 11th Annual Festival Tee Shirt, snacks, a drink ticket, and our new Blue Ridge Pride Center buttons and stickers. Volunteer roles include: setup and breakdown, selling wristbands, beverages or merchandise, and assisting with volunteer check-in or VIP. Learn more and sign up here.

Jul
29
Mon
My Daddy Taught Me That: Men’s Discussion Group
Jul 29 @ 5:30 pm

A youth development program designed to support young males, ages 12-19, in Western North Carolina through advocacy, education, and mentoring.

MDTMT

My Daddy Taught Me That meets twice a week – on Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 5:30 – 7:30pm.  We also have occasional outings and weekend events.  To volunteer or for more information on how you can be involved, email [email protected]

Jul
31
Wed
My Daddy Taught Me That: Men’s Discussion Group
Jul 31 @ 5:30 pm

A youth development program designed to support young males, ages 12-19, in Western North Carolina through advocacy, education, and mentoring.

MDTMT

My Daddy Taught Me That meets twice a week – on Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 5:30 – 7:30pm.  We also have occasional outings and weekend events.  To volunteer or for more information on how you can be involved, email [email protected]

Aug
3
Sat
11th Annual Blue Ridge Pride Festival Volunteer Opportunity
Aug 3 all-day

Give us 2-4 hours. Enjoy a day of music and memories — and the knowledge that you helped to bring a community together! You’ll also get a little swag: a 11th Annual Festival Tee Shirt, snacks, a drink ticket, and our new Blue Ridge Pride Center buttons and stickers. Volunteer roles include: setup and breakdown, selling wristbands, beverages or merchandise, and assisting with volunteer check-in or VIP. Learn more and sign up here.

Run2Overcome 5k/10K
Aug 3 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am

First off we want to thank all those who have participated in the past 10 years! 2018 was a huge success with over 725 registered runners! We really look forward to this event growing and being a marquee race int he upstate! Thank you to our sponsors, our volunteers, and our loyal running fan base!

One Sunday morning, June 8, 2008, a 19 year old woman was jogging in and around her neighborhood, just like most mornings. An unknown man sprang from the bushes, knocking this young jogger down an embankment. She fought back, but she was no match for her assailant. He sexually assaulted and severely beat her. This young woman required much more than The State Office of Victim’s Assistance (SOVA) could provide; her community sprang to action, organizing a charity 5k to help with her mounting expenses.

It is now 2019 and her external wounds have healed. She no longer needs the financial help that her community stepped up to offer, but unfortunately there are others that do. The former 5k has evolved into a certified 5k and 10k and now benefits the Julie Valentine Center, so that they are able to assist others who have experienced sexual assault.Imagine yourself in the shoes of an innocent child who is being abused. Imagine the confusion and anger you feel. Imagine wondering if your home is safe. Imagine thinking there’s nowhere left to turn, and then you discover a place that can help.

Now imagine you are not alone. As an abused child, spouse or sexual assault victim, you meet others just like you who overcame the unspeakable things that happened. That’s exactly why the Julie Valentine Center is here, to help people in your shoes. The inspiration for the team at Julie Valentine Center comes from an infant who was found deceased in a wooded area in Greenville on a cold February day in 1990. The police, so touched by the tragedy, named her Julie Valentine.

Adopted by the community, her legacy has become a symbol of hope for those who have survived rape or child abuse.

https://www.facebook.com/events/260997588058537/

Aug
4
Sun
11th Annual Blue Ridge Pride Festival Volunteer Opportunity
Aug 4 all-day

Give us 2-4 hours. Enjoy a day of music and memories — and the knowledge that you helped to bring a community together! You’ll also get a little swag: a 11th Annual Festival Tee Shirt, snacks, a drink ticket, and our new Blue Ridge Pride Center buttons and stickers. Volunteer roles include: setup and breakdown, selling wristbands, beverages or merchandise, and assisting with volunteer check-in or VIP. Learn more and sign up here.

Aug
5
Mon
My Daddy Taught Me That: Men’s Discussion Group
Aug 5 @ 5:30 pm

A youth development program designed to support young males, ages 12-19, in Western North Carolina through advocacy, education, and mentoring.

MDTMT

My Daddy Taught Me That meets twice a week – on Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 5:30 – 7:30pm.  We also have occasional outings and weekend events.  To volunteer or for more information on how you can be involved, email [email protected]

Aug
7
Wed
My Daddy Taught Me That: Men’s Discussion Group
Aug 7 @ 5:30 pm

A youth development program designed to support young males, ages 12-19, in Western North Carolina through advocacy, education, and mentoring.

MDTMT

My Daddy Taught Me That meets twice a week – on Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 5:30 – 7:30pm.  We also have occasional outings and weekend events.  To volunteer or for more information on how you can be involved, email [email protected]

Aug
10
Sat
11th Annual Blue Ridge Pride Festival Volunteer Opportunity
Aug 10 all-day

Give us 2-4 hours. Enjoy a day of music and memories — and the knowledge that you helped to bring a community together! You’ll also get a little swag: a 11th Annual Festival Tee Shirt, snacks, a drink ticket, and our new Blue Ridge Pride Center buttons and stickers. Volunteer roles include: setup and breakdown, selling wristbands, beverages or merchandise, and assisting with volunteer check-in or VIP. Learn more and sign up here.

Food Box Delivery volunteers needed!
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

WNCAP (Western North Carolina AIDS Project) Dedicated to preventing new cases of HIV/AIDS and promoting self-sufficiency in people living with HIV. WNCAP provides HIV-related client support, prevention, education and advocacy activities guided by the belief that all people are entitled to equal access to health care and disease prevention.
WNCAP needs volunteers for the 2nd & 4th Saturday morning Food Box Delivery: 10am-noon. Ride with another team member and deliver pre-packed boxes of food to home-bound, food insecure families living in the Asheville/ Buncombe area. Requires ability to lift 50 pounds, good driving record, and confidentiality. More info at [email protected] , 828-252-7489 ext. 315.

Aug
11
Sun
11th Annual Blue Ridge Pride Festival Volunteer Opportunity
Aug 11 all-day

Give us 2-4 hours. Enjoy a day of music and memories — and the knowledge that you helped to bring a community together! You’ll also get a little swag: a 11th Annual Festival Tee Shirt, snacks, a drink ticket, and our new Blue Ridge Pride Center buttons and stickers. Volunteer roles include: setup and breakdown, selling wristbands, beverages or merchandise, and assisting with volunteer check-in or VIP. Learn more and sign up here.

Aug
12
Mon
My Daddy Taught Me That: Men’s Discussion Group
Aug 12 @ 5:30 pm

A youth development program designed to support young males, ages 12-19, in Western North Carolina through advocacy, education, and mentoring.

MDTMT

My Daddy Taught Me That meets twice a week – on Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 5:30 – 7:30pm.  We also have occasional outings and weekend events.  To volunteer or for more information on how you can be involved, email [email protected]