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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Tuesday, June 18, 2024
2024 Fairy Door Sponsor
Jun 18 – Aug 31 all-day
Bullington Gardens

Last year, our fairy gardens attracted almost 9,000 visitors between June and August 2023. We see this as an opportunity to highlight Bullington’s circle of contributors through the sponsorship of a fairy door. The handcrafted doors will have the sponsor’s name, will be opened by guests to reveal a hidden message, and will be given to the sponsors when they are taken down after the summer.

Here are just a few statistics about the 2023 Fairy trail and sponsors from last year:

  • Visitors – Local visitors (from a 50-mile radius) numbered 2,647. Total visitors: over 8,700 from 18 countries, 41 different states, and D.C., 138 cities in N.C., 52 cities in S.C.

  • Appeared on WLOS and over 15 print publications.

  • Appeared in over a hundred social media posts (YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.)

  • Acknowledgement of sponsors were printed on 1350 of the Woodland Gazettes that were given out to children as they visited.

  • Sponsors were highlighted in our Friends of Bullington newsletter.

The dates of the fairy garden will run from June 1, 2024, through August 31, 2024. Please consider being one of our ‘Sponsors with Heart’ by purchasing a fairy door. We need to hear from you no later than April 15, 2024, so we can customize your door and message in time for the grand opening of our Fairy Gardens kickoff.

Fairy Door Sponsor Information:

Thank you for supporting Bullington Gardens, and sharing our passion for providing WNC with magical public gardens aimed to connect to the natural world and provide science-based education.

Dates: June 1- August 31, 2024

Location: Bullington Gardens Fairy Trail, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail, Hendersonville, NC 28792

Sponsor Benefits $350

  • Business or name listed on a medium (approx.) 12” fairy house doors. (You can help our artist to design if ordered early enough)

  • Recognition of sponsorship in Bullington Board newsletter.

  • Acknowledgment on the Bullington Gardens social media pages.

  • Sponsor logo and link on the Bullington Gardens website for 90 days

  • Donation is tax-deductible.

Invoices and tax-deductible receipts will be sent from Bullington Gardens, Inc. Please send payment and the form below by April 15, 2024. For any questions, please contact Annie Higgins at [email protected] or call (828) 698-6104

Sponsor a door here.

Monday, June 24, 2024
South Carolina Education & Business Summit
Jun 24 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Greenville Convention Center

Join us on June 24th-27th at the Greenville Convention Center for the 2024 South Carolina Education and Business Summit. Come on out and checkout new innovations and opportunities for networking for educators and entrepreneurs.

Parking can be located off Exposition Drive and Eisenhower Drive.

To register: Registration (ebsummit.info)

Wednesday, July 10, 2024
2024 Rural Transit Day
Jul 10 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Martin Inn at the Madren Center

About

SC Rural Transit Day serves as a pivotal platform dedicated to championing the interests of South Carolina’s rural communities, aiming to address the distinctive transportation challenges they face while fostering connections to alleviate existing disparities and inequities. The event serves as a nexus for advocacy, bringing together elected representatives, various organizations, stakeholders, and transit experts to delve into the intricacies of rural transportation.

Throughout the duration of this comprehensive day-long event, participants engage in a dialogue that underscores the significance of rural transit, highlighting its potential to empower communities and stimulate economic growth. Through a diverse array of perspectives and insights, attendees gain a deeper understanding of the multifaceted benefits that robust rural transportation networks offer, not only enhancing community cohesion but also bolstering regional economies.

Who Should Attend

By bringing together diverse stakeholders, the Rural Transit Day event can facilitate collaboration, knowledge sharing, and the development of innovative solutions to improve transit services in rural communities.

Individuals who might benefit from attending are, Government Officials: Representatives from local, state, and federal government agencies responsible for transportation policies, funding, and rural development. Transit Operators: Managers and staff from rural transit agencies, bus companies, and other transportation service providers operating in rural areas. Community Leaders: Mayors, town council members, and community organizers from rural areas interested in improving transportation options for their constituents. Transportation Planners: Urban and rural transportation planners, engineers, and consultants who specialize in designing and implementing transit solutions for rural communities. Nonprofit Organizations: Representatives from nonprofits focused on transportation equity, rural development, environmental conservation, and social welfare. Academics and Researchers: Scholars and researchers studying rural transportation issues, including academics from universities and research institutions. Industry Representatives: Professionals from industries related to transportation, such as vehicle manufacturers, technology providers, and infrastructure developers.

Speakers

Confirmed speakers as of 5/2/24

Justin Powell, SCDOT Secretary of Transportation
Jennifer Necker, SCDOT Deputy Secretary Intermodal and Freight
William Floyd, SC DEW Director
Representative Jerry Carter
Robert Halfacre, Mayor, Clemson

Schedule

8:00-9:00am – Registration Check-in
9:00-11:30am – General Session
11:30-12:30pm – Depart for Technical tours and lunch
12:30-3:00pm – Technical Tours
Transit & Healthcare (AnMed & Senior Solutions)
Transit & Workforce (Tri-county Tech & Michelin)
Transit & Education (Clemson University)
3:00-4:00pm – Return from tours
5:00-7:00pm – Networking Reception

Detailed agenda coming soon!

Attendee Cost

Registration fee is $60 per person. This includes: sessions, technical tours, lunch and networking reception

Thursday, July 11, 2024
TATT Chat
Jul 11 @ 3:00 pm
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Thursday, August 8, 2024
TATT Chat
Aug 8 @ 3:00 pm
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TATT Chat

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Wednesday, September 11, 2024
TATT Summit – Maximizing Our Future
Sep 11 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Greenville Convention Center
TATT Summit - Maximizing Our Future

A biennial event hosted by Ten at the Top to reaffirm the value of “thinking regionally”.

We are excited to welcome you to the Ten at the Top bi-annual Summit “Maximizing Our Future”. We welcome Rebecca Ryan, a trained futurist and economist, as our keynote speaker to help us look to the Upstate’s future and how we can all contribute to its success. Our breakout sessions will include the following topics: Maximizing Workforce & Entrepreneur Opportunities, Ingredients for Creating an Innovation District, Challenges Facing Essential Professions, Preparing for Careers of the Future, Key Elements for Meximizing Sustainability, Role of Utilities in Supporting Future Growth, How Technology Innovations Impact Future Growth, and more.

PHOTOGRAPHY NOTICE: Please be advised that by participating in Ten at the Top’s events, you are automatically authorizing Ten at the Top (hereinafter “TATT”) and its employees, agents or assigns to use your photograph, company’s brand or other likeness for purposes related to the mission of the TATT, including but not limited to: publicity, marketing, websites, other electronic forms of media, and promotion of both the TATT investor program and the Upstate South Carolina region.

Thursday, September 12, 2024
TATT Chat
Sep 12 @ 3:00 pm
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TATT Chat

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Thursday, October 10, 2024
TATT Chat
Oct 10 @ 3:00 pm
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TATT Chat

Join us every other week to hear from business and community leaders from across the Upstate!
Thursday, November 14, 2024
TATT Chat
Nov 14 @ 3:00 pm
online w/ Ten at the Top

TATT Chat

Join us every other week to hear from business and community leaders from across the Upstate!
Thursday, December 12, 2024
TATT Chat
Dec 12 @ 3:00 pm
online w/ Ten at the Top

TATT Chat

Join us every other week to hear from business and community leaders from across the Upstate!