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.

Interested in adding an event to our calendar? Please click the green “Post Your Event” button below.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
56TH ANNUAL WINTER VEGETABLE CONFERENCE
Feb 21 @ 8:30 am – Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm
Crowne Plaza Resort

Two days of educational programs, trade show featuring over 40 vendors and the annual meeting of the NC Tomato Growers Association

This is the largest commercial vegetable grower event in the region with a high quality educational program put together by vegetable extension specialist/agents at NC State University. We hope that you take advantage of this opportunity to learn about current issues associated with vegetables and take time with the representatives from agricultural companies and other businesses that support our industry during our 2-day trade show.

  • New education track for small farms/direct market growers/organic production
  • A sponsored lunch and awards program will be included at noon on Thursday.
  • Pesticide credits will be available for attendees. (X,O, D, N)
  • NC Private Applicator Recertification Class (V)
  • Fumigation Recertification Class (Z)
  • There will be a trade show again this year with a large number of sponsors and exhibitors setting up their displays for attendees to visit. Interested vendors should register early.

    SPONSORS/EXHIBITORS

    We welcome sponsors for our event. Sponsorships give you the opportunity to showcase your business and allow us to make this a special conference for attendees. Sponsorships also support scholarships. Details are included on the sponsorship ticket descriptions in the “get tickets” link above. If you need to be invoiced and send a check, please contact Ellen Moss at [email protected].

    SCHOLARSHIP DONATIONS

    This year we will be holding a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction to support our scholarship fund. Raffle prices are $10/each or 12 for $100. During the conference see the Registration Desk to purchase your raffle tickets or for more information. Drawing will occur at the Tomato Growers Association Luncheon on Thursday. You Must Be Present to Win! If you are not interested in purchasing a raffle ticket or bidding on the silent auction, but would still like to support the scholarship fund, donations are greatly appreciated! Your generosity ensures that NCTGA continues to support future generations of farmers with an endowment fund used to offer merit/need-based scholarships. You can make a donation through this Eventbrite page via the donations ticket button. Details are included in the “get tickets” link above. If you need to be invoiced and send a check, or need a receipt for a tax deduction please contact Ellen Moss at [email protected].

In-house Hiring Event
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Recruiting Solutions

Recruiting Solutions will be having an on-site hiring event February 21st for 50+ positions. We are hiring for Machine Operators, Inspectors, and Packers.

Available Positions:
Machine Operator (2nd & 3rd Shifts)- Starting pay of $16.25
Machine Operators (12-hour shifts)- Starting pay of $17- $18.50
Inspector/Packers (12-hour shifts)- Starting pay of $17-$18.50

Tech After Five
Feb 21 @ 5:30 pm
Think Tank Brew Lab

Tech After Five connects the tech community. We invite IT Professionals, Startups, Entrepreneurs and their community of support to come together and make meaningful professional connections.

You may be looking for work or looking to hire. You might be looking for customers or prospects. You may need co-founders, partners or mentors. We’ve got you covered.

Tech After Five is not like other networking events. We work particularly hard to make sure we get the right people in the room and then make sure it’s easy for you to find each other. Sign up using the right ticket type for you. We will then follow up with custom emails that let you know who you can expect to meet. We will print custom badges for the event that make it easy for you to find the people you are looking for.

We know that networking can be hard. We try to make it as easy as possible for you to meet the right people. We know that when smart people come together we can make things happen. We hope you will join us and become part of our community.

Thursday, February 22, 2024
Membership 101
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
OneSpartanburg, Inc. | Milliken Board Room

Join us for Membership 101 to learn about the benefits, services, and resources that are a part of your OneSpartanburg, Inc. membership.

New members are encouraged to attend Membership 101 after joining the OneSpartanburg, Inc., but this is also a great refresher course for existing members who want to maximize their benefits.

During Membership 101, members will:

  • Meet other new members and OneSpartanburg, Inc. staff
  • Learn more about the benefits of their membership
  • Learn how to utilize the website to update member information, post events, and register for OneSpartanburg, Inc. events
Monday, February 26, 2024
Voice of Business Brunch: Joint and Several Liability Laws
Feb 26 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Citizens & Southern Event Center

Liability laws, and liquor liability insurance in particular, have been hot-button issues for small businesses across Spartanburg County, and South Carolina. Join us for a Voice of Business Brunch featuring experts discussing these liability and insurance issues, how they’re impacting local bars, restaurants, and venues, and what some next steps could be.

SPEAKERS:

Russ Dubisky
Executive Director,  SC Insurance Association

Sara Hazzard
President and CEO, SC Manufacturers Alliance

Susan Cohen
President and CEO, SC Restaurant and Lodging Association

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Workshop: Lending for Start-Up Businesses
Feb 27 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Milliken Board Room OneSpartanburg, Inc.

Trying to fund your start-up business can be tricky. Join us to learn how you can Power Up your business by accessing low-interest loans with our Fiduciary Partner, The CLIMB Fund.

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Power Up 101
Feb 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
OneSpartanburg, Inc. Office - Milliken Board Room

Join us for Power Up 101 to learn about the initiative and resources that are available to you as a small business owner in Spartanburg County.

Participants are encouraged to attend Power Up 101 after completing the initial intake form, but this is also a great refresher course for existing participants who want to maximize their benefits.

During Power Up 101, participants will:

  • Meet other small business owners and OneSpartanburg, Inc. staff
  • Learn more about the resources available
  • Learn how to utilize the website for the upcoming GRID and technical support resources
Want to become a Power Up Participant? Complete the intake form below to get started!
https://www.cognitoforms.com/onespartanburginc/powerupspartanburgintakeform
Thursday, March 7, 2024
Women in Business 2024
Mar 7 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
1881 Event Hall

Women in Business 2024

Women in Business Conference: Paving the Way
Mar 7 @ 8:00 am – 1:30 pm
1881 Event Hall

PAVING THE WAY: Women in Business 2024 will feature regional keynote speakers and growth activities dedicated to helping you and your business perform personally and professionally.


SPEAKERS

Keynote Speakers:

 

Marjorie Boafo Appiah, fondly known as Marjy Marj, is an author, management consultant, visionary, and social change advocate. An author of 8 books, she has been featured in national media, and recognized locally and globally for her acumen, wit, community work, and advocacy. In addition to her business and literary contributions, Marjy Marj is the host of the globally ranked “Humanity Chats” podcast, where she engages in dialogues about the human experience.

Her work as a consultant, community leader, writer, and podcast host, seeks to promote opportunity, understanding, empathy, and unity. She has served on the boards of the Spartanburg Regional Foundation, the Charles Lea Center Foundation, and as Chair for the Hub City Writers Project. She also served as the Education Chair for Women Giving Spartanburg, a Board of Trustee at Spartanburg Day School and was the
inaugural chair of the school’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Steering Committee.

An avid supporter of literacy and sports, she attended the Universities of Ghana, Baltimore, and Duke University.

Cindy Kelly graduated from Gardner Webb University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Management.

She is an Honors Graduate of the Cannon Financial Institute Trust School and a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA). As part of the community, Cindy is part of the Spartanburg County Foundation Grants Committee, Development Board member for the Chapman Cultural Center, a member of the USC Upstate Foundation Capital Development Board and board member of Women Giving for Spartanburg; currently serving as Chair of the Grants committee.

She is past President and Board Member of the Spartanburg and Greenville Estate Planning Councils, past Chair and Board Member of the South Carolina Bankers Trust Committee, past President and current Board Member of the Rotary Club of Spartanburg, and former Board Chair for the Hope Center for Children. Cindy is a graduate of Leadership Spartanburg and the Spartanburg Regional Hospital System, Regional Fellows Program.

 

Panelists:

 

DeAndria Hardy
Executive Director / Founder, Battle Betty Foundation
Cheryl Lang
President, Tindall Corporation
Shelley Wildenstein
Owner, Signs & Designs
Stinson Ferguson
Assistant Municipal Judge, City of Greenville

Vice President, J.W. Woodward Funeral Home

 

AGENDA

8:00 AM Doors Open, Check-In, Coffee
8:30 AM Welcome Session
8:45 AM Keynote 1 |  Marjorie Boafo Appiah
9:30 AM Mindfulness Break |  Alison Hughey
9:45 AM Short Break
10:00 AM Keynote 2 |  Cindy Kelly
10:45 AM Short Break
11:00 AM Panel Discussion with
DeAndria Hardy
Cheryl Lang
Shelley Wildenstein
Stinson Ferguson
11:45 AM Lunch Buffet Opens
12:00 PM Networking Lunch*
1:15 PM Closing Session
*Be sure to bring your business cards for an intentional networking exercise.
Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Recycling Day at the SC Statehouse rescheduled March 19
Mar 19 @ 2:30 pm
SC Statehouse
Recycling Day at the SC Statehouse, hosted at the Palmetto Club in Columbia, is approaching fast! Recycling Day provides a unique opportunity to meet with South Carolina law makers one-on-one and network with businesses that have a mutual interest in advancing recycling in SC. Businesses, industry players, non-profits, and individuals are sure to receive valuable face time with their representatives to help advocate for a healthy recycling industry in South Carolina!

Agenda for Recycling Day:

2:30-3:00 PM: Check in

3:00-5:00 PM: Program for Attendees

  • Welcome and Introductions

Mary McClellan, Executive Director, Carolina Recycling Association

  • The Impact of Recycling in SC

Anna DeLage, Director, Recycling Market Development, SC Department of Commerce

  • Industry Panel

Hear from peers in the field about the enormous potential for growth in the recycling industry and how we can actualize that by supporting recycling. Industry, members and leaders, equipment, manufacturers, processors

  • Legislator Voices & Special Guest from the Statehouse

5:00-7:00 PM: Reception & Networking with Legislators

Find Your Legislators!

Thursday, March 28, 2024
86th Annual Celebration
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Southern Bleachery

The Annual Celebration brings hundreds of Upstate business leaders together to celebrate the past success and future plans of the Greater Greer business community. Your company will want to be represented at this event and have the opportunity to rub elbows with the leadership of the Upstate business community.
Estimated Attendance: 450

Thursday, March 28, 2024 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Southern Bleachery
250 Mill Street, Taylors, SC 29687
Dresscode Upscale Cocktail

Monday, April 8, 2024
Greer Relief Week
Apr 8 – Apr 14 all-day
Greer Relief

Greer Relief Week is a celebration of the work Greer Relief has done in the community for over 85 years, transforming neighbors in need to neighbors who thrive.

Will you join us April 8th-April 14th to help us raise money and awareness for our mission?

Greer Relief Week is a way for the community to celebrate neighbors by coming together to give back, transforming neighbors in need to neighbors who thrive.

Please fill out the below form and let us know how you would like to participate.

Greer Relief Week will run from April 8th-April 14th.

There are plenty of ways to get involved:

  1. Percentage Night: Donate a certain percentage of your earnings from a certain day/timeframe.
  2. Donation Match: Agree to match donations from your clients.
  3. Special Item Sale: Donate money earned from a specific item from your menu/services.
  4. Heart Hands: These Helping Hands help raise funds for Greer Relief. We will provide the tear-off notepad for your customers to make a donation to Greer Relief. This is another great opportunity for you to match funds.

Feel free to come up with your own ideas to support us during this week!

Thank you for your support!

 

Carolina Recycling Association 34th Annual Conference + Trade Show
Apr 8 @ 4:06 pm
The Cherokee Convention Center
We’re pleased to announce the opening of registration for our 34th Annual Conference and Trade Show at the The Cherokee Convention Center from April 8-11, 2024. Check out the awesome conference we have planned at www.cra-recycle.org/2024conf and get your registration in now! The hotel blocks are already open and accepting reservations, book your room now!

Sponsor Info

Exhibitor Info

Attendee Info

Preliminary Agenda

If you have any questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to [email protected] or call the office at 877.972.0007.

Thursday, April 11, 2024
DigiMarCon At Home 2024 – Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference
Apr 11 – Apr 12 all-day
online--DigiMarCon At Home

“DigiMarCon At Home 2024 is your chance to …
– Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing, media and advertising industry.
– Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level.
– Network with thought leaders, reunite with your peers and build your professional network.

The 7th annual DigiMarCon At Home, the Premier Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference Online will be held April 11th and 12th, 2024, available live stream and on-demand. Join your peers online for 2-days jam packed with digital marketing best practices, latest trends, practical solutions, strategy and networking.

Expand your knowledge on the following topics: Artificial Intelligence & ChatGPT, Marketing Automation, Account-Based Marketing, Behavioral & Neuromarketing, Content Marketing, Conversational Marketing, Conversion Rate Optimization, Data Science & Big Data, Email Marketing, Geo-Targeting & Proximity Marketing, Growth Hacking, Inbound & Outbound Marketing, Influencer Marketing, Mobile Marketing, Native & Contextual Advertising, Omnichannel Marketing, Paid Search Marketing, Personalization & Privacy.

You’ll also learn the following: Podcast & Webinar Marketing, PR & Cause Marketing, Predictive Analytics & Attribution, Programmatic Advertising, Sales & Marketing Automation, Search Engine Optimization, Shopper Marketing, Marketing & Customer Experience, Social Commerce, Social Media Marketing, UI / UX Design, User-Generated Content, Video Marketing, Viral & Buzz Marketing, Visual & Voice Search, Web Analytics, and much more!

At DigiMarCon At Home 2024, you will receive all the elements you need to achieve digital marketing success! Conventional thought will be challenged, new ways of thinking will emerge, and you will leave with your head, notebooks and professional toolkit full of action items and ideas to lead and supercharge your agency / team / account to even greater success.

Be a part of DigiMarCon At Home and discover how to thrive and succeed as a marketer in a rapidly evolving digital world.

See why people keep coming back year after year to this must-attend event! Register and secure your seat today.

For more details visit https://digimarconathome.com.”

Monday, April 15, 2024
INMC Startup Pitch Competition
Apr 15 – Apr 19 all-day
Anderson, SC
Ready to take your business to the next level? Compete for $5,000 and a marketing package in the Startup Pitch Competition! This exciting program aims to launch new businesses with a final competition to be held in Anderson on April 18!

The City of Anderson South Carolina USA is proud to host the 4th Conference of the International Network of Michelin Cities (INMC) April 15 – 19, 2024. Member cities from around the world will join us for an informative, innovative experience around the thematics of the INMC. INMC cities have curated content relating to economic development in areas including mobility, incubators, sports health, and art.

In addition to global experts, best practices, and exciting site visits, we will treat you to the best of southern culture with food and entertainment. From barbecue to banana pudding, from bluegrass music to college football, we invite INMC Members to experience our region in style.

Wednesday, May 1, 2024
2024 Fairy Door Sponsor
May 1 – 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.

Thursday, May 30, 2024
TECHSPO Nashville 2024 Technology Expo
May 30 all-day
Omni Nashville Hotel

“Where Business, Tech and Innovation Collide in Nashville!

TECHSPO Nashville 2024 is your chance to …
– Check out exhibitors showcasing the next generation of technology & innovation.
– Be inspired, amazed and educated on how these evolving technologies will impact your business for greater growth.
– Interact with technology enthusiasts, build your network and reunite with your peers.

TECHSPO Nashville, two-day technology expo returns May 30th and 31st, 2024 to the luxurious Omni Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. TECHSPO Nashville brings together some of the best developers, brands, marketers, technology providers, designers, innovators and evangelists looking to set the pace in our advanced world of technology. Watch exhibitors showcase the next generation of advances in technology & innovation, including; Internet, Mobile, AdTech, MarTech and SaaS technologies. Be prepared to be inspired, amazed and educated on how these evolving technologies will impact your business for greater growth.

As part of TECHSPO Nashville is a limited attendance event, DigiMarCon Mid-South 2024 Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference (https://digimarconmidsouth.com). If the conference is where the learning, theory and inspiration happens, then the TECHSPO floor is where the testing, networking and product interaction takes place.

For complete details visit https://techsponashville.com.”

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.