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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Friday, May 24, 2024
Summer Language Classes at Upstate International
May 24 – Aug 10 all-day
Upstate International

Registration for Summer 2024 language classes at Upstate International opens April 20th, 2024! This 12-week semester, beginning May 20th, 2024, and running until the week of August 10, 2024, offers Finnish, French, Spanish, Russian, Italian, and more. Whether you want to learn a language for work, expand your resume, play, travel, or stimulate your brain, UI has a class for you!
Both online & in-person classes are conducted in an informal, relaxed atmosphere limited to no more than ten students. Two types of classes are offered, regular & intensive. Regular classes meet once a week for 75 minutes & cost $144 per semester. Intensive classes meet twice a week for 90 minutes & cost $ 384 per semester.
Upstate International Annual Memberships are required for all students. Individual memberships cost $75 and family memberships cost $100.
For more information, please visit www.upstateinternational.org

Movies at the Museum: Charlie Chaplin
May 24 @ 6:00 pm
Greer Heritage Museum

Join us for a night of laughter and nostalgia at the Greer Heritage Museum! We’ll be screening classic Charlie Chaplin films on the big screen—a silent film experience you won’t want to miss. Get your $5 tickets today!

Saturday, May 25, 2024
Art by Appointment
May 25 all-day
Greenville Center for Creative Arts

Art by Appointment with GCCA Art School Instructors

TUESDAY – FRIDAY 9 AM – 5 PM
SATURDAY 11 AM – 3 PM

 


Art by Appointment offers artists of all levels the opportunity for private, customized, art experiences for you and up to 15 friends and family. These experiences are perfect for birthday parties, corporate outings, team building activities and more!

MEDIUMS

Art by Appointment workshops offer a variety of mediums for exploration.

Drawing

Unlock the gateway to artistic expression through the fundamental skill of drawing! GCCA’s drawing instructors will lead you through the basics of shading and perspective and more!

Painting

Acrylics and watercolor and more! Grab a paintbrush and join GCCA’s instructors for a private step-by-step art experience!

Mixed Media

What happens when you combine multiple artistic mediums into one project? Follow GCCA’s instructors in an exploration of all visual mediums in this engaging workshop!

Jewelry

Wear your own creation! Step into GCCA’s state-of-the-art jewelry studio and try your hand at jewelry making!

Printmaking

Jump into this layered visual art medium and learn to create your own prints! GCCA’s instructors will lead you step by step through this engaging art form in the printmaking studio at GCCA!

Guided Trail Walk
May 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
NC Arboretum

Hit the trails and learn more about The North Carolina Arboretum’s botanically diverse forest with a guided trail walk! April through October, this free hiking program is led by trained volunteer guides who take small groups of participants along woodland trails and through a variety of forest types. Depending on the season and each guide’s area of expertise, topics of discussion may include wildflowers, plant and tree identification, natural history and more.

Guided trail walks are limited to 15 people, including the guide, and are not recommended for guests under 16 years of age. Groups depart from the Baker Visitor Center Lobby on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m..

Walks last 1.5 – 2.5 hours, are approximately one to two miles in length. As this program is held rain or shine, all participants should dress appropriately for the weather.

There is no pre-registration; walks are first-come first served and sign up sheets are located in the Baker Visitors Center.

Walks are FREE; however, donations to The North Carolina Arboretum Society are appreciated. Regular parking fees apply. Arboretum Society Members always park free.

Know Before You Go

  • Guided Trail Walks are not recommended for guests under 16 years of age.
  • Guided Trail Walks are rain or shine and all participants should be dressed comfortably and for the weather.
  • Hikes cover 1-2 miles and last 1.5-2 hours.
  • Well-behaved leashed pets are welcome to accompany their owners. In the rare case that a pet is disruptive or negatively impacts the experience, the pet and its owner may be asked to excuse themselves from the guided walk.
Sunday, May 26, 2024
Art by Appointment
May 26 all-day
Greenville Center for Creative Arts

Art by Appointment with GCCA Art School Instructors

TUESDAY – FRIDAY 9 AM – 5 PM
SATURDAY 11 AM – 3 PM

 


Art by Appointment offers artists of all levels the opportunity for private, customized, art experiences for you and up to 15 friends and family. These experiences are perfect for birthday parties, corporate outings, team building activities and more!

MEDIUMS

Art by Appointment workshops offer a variety of mediums for exploration.

Drawing

Unlock the gateway to artistic expression through the fundamental skill of drawing! GCCA’s drawing instructors will lead you through the basics of shading and perspective and more!

Painting

Acrylics and watercolor and more! Grab a paintbrush and join GCCA’s instructors for a private step-by-step art experience!

Mixed Media

What happens when you combine multiple artistic mediums into one project? Follow GCCA’s instructors in an exploration of all visual mediums in this engaging workshop!

Jewelry

Wear your own creation! Step into GCCA’s state-of-the-art jewelry studio and try your hand at jewelry making!

Printmaking

Jump into this layered visual art medium and learn to create your own prints! GCCA’s instructors will lead you step by step through this engaging art form in the printmaking studio at GCCA!

Stem Day Camp High School registration open
May 26 all-day
Spartanburg Community College Giles Campus

Open to incoming 9th-12th graders.

2024 High School STEM Camp

July 8th – 12th

Please complete form by June 15th

IXP Teen Program Interest Meeting
May 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Long Branch Baptist Church

Are you on the lookout for a program that empowers and guides teens towards self-sufficiency in adulthood? Join us at our 2024-2025 Intensive Excellence Program Interest Meeting to learn about the application process, orientation, and program expectations.

Our Intensive Excellence Program (IXP) is committed to equipping teens with essential life skills, including Career & Education Planning and Development, Personal Finance Management, Mental Health Awareness, and Character Development.

We invite parents, students, and prospective Success Coaches to come to our wonderful meeting.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to register yourself and your teen(s) to access invaluable knowledge! Plus, enjoy light snacks and beverages during the meeting.

For further details about our program, visit the Teen page on our website and secure your spot at the meeting! (https://gene-xcellence/teens)

IXP Teen Program Interest Meeting
May 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Long Branch Baptist Church

Are you on the lookout for a program that empowers and guides teens towards self-sufficiency in adulthood? Join us at our 2024-2025 Intensive Excellence Program Interest Meeting to learn about the application process, orientation, and program expectations.

Our Intensive Excellence Program (IXP) is committed to equipping teens with essential life skills, including Career & Education Planning and Development, Personal Finance Management, Mental Health Awareness, and Character Development.

We invite parents, students, and prospective Success Coaches to come to our wonderful meeting.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to register yourself and your teen(s) to access invaluable knowledge! Plus, enjoy light snacks and beverages during the meeting.

For further details about our program, visit the Teen page on our website and secure your spot at the meeting! (https://gene-xcellence/teens)

Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Stem Day Camp High School registration open
May 28 all-day
Spartanburg Community College Giles Campus

Open to incoming 9th-12th graders.

2024 High School STEM Camp

July 8th – 12th

Please complete form by June 15th

Tell Me About It Tuesdays
May 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Greenville Zoo

Would you like more information about the lions, the alligators or another one of our residents? Docents will be on hand in front of select exhibits throughout the zoo every Tuesday, September through May. Join us during these displayed times to speak with our knowledgeable staff about our animal ambassadors.

April 23, 2024-Flamingoes

April 30,2024-Alligator

May 7 ,2024-Barred Owl

May 14, 2024-Lions

May 21, 2024-Giraffes

May 28, 2024-Orangutans

Guided Trail Walk
May 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
NC Arboretum

Hit the trails and learn more about The North Carolina Arboretum’s botanically diverse forest with a guided trail walk! April through October, this free hiking program is led by trained volunteer guides who take small groups of participants along woodland trails and through a variety of forest types. Depending on the season and each guide’s area of expertise, topics of discussion may include wildflowers, plant and tree identification, natural history and more.

Guided trail walks are limited to 15 people, including the guide, and are not recommended for guests under 16 years of age. Groups depart from the Baker Visitor Center Lobby on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m..

Walks last 1.5 – 2.5 hours, are approximately one to two miles in length. As this program is held rain or shine, all participants should dress appropriately for the weather.

There is no pre-registration; walks are first-come first served and sign up sheets are located in the Baker Visitors Center.

Walks are FREE; however, donations to The North Carolina Arboretum Society are appreciated. Regular parking fees apply. Arboretum Society Members always park free.

Know Before You Go

  • Guided Trail Walks are not recommended for guests under 16 years of age.
  • Guided Trail Walks are rain or shine and all participants should be dressed comfortably and for the weather.
  • Hikes cover 1-2 miles and last 1.5-2 hours.
  • Well-behaved leashed pets are welcome to accompany their owners. In the rare case that a pet is disruptive or negatively impacts the experience, the pet and its owner may be asked to excuse themselves from the guided walk.
Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Art by Appointment
May 29 all-day
Greenville Center for Creative Arts

Art by Appointment with GCCA Art School Instructors

TUESDAY – FRIDAY 9 AM – 5 PM
SATURDAY 11 AM – 3 PM

 


Art by Appointment offers artists of all levels the opportunity for private, customized, art experiences for you and up to 15 friends and family. These experiences are perfect for birthday parties, corporate outings, team building activities and more!

MEDIUMS

Art by Appointment workshops offer a variety of mediums for exploration.

Drawing

Unlock the gateway to artistic expression through the fundamental skill of drawing! GCCA’s drawing instructors will lead you through the basics of shading and perspective and more!

Painting

Acrylics and watercolor and more! Grab a paintbrush and join GCCA’s instructors for a private step-by-step art experience!

Mixed Media

What happens when you combine multiple artistic mediums into one project? Follow GCCA’s instructors in an exploration of all visual mediums in this engaging workshop!

Jewelry

Wear your own creation! Step into GCCA’s state-of-the-art jewelry studio and try your hand at jewelry making!

Printmaking

Jump into this layered visual art medium and learn to create your own prints! GCCA’s instructors will lead you step by step through this engaging art form in the printmaking studio at GCCA!

Stem Day Camp High School registration open
May 29 all-day
Spartanburg Community College Giles Campus

Open to incoming 9th-12th graders.

2024 High School STEM Camp

July 8th – 12th

Please complete form by June 15th

Thursday, May 30, 2024
Art by Appointment
May 30 all-day
Greenville Center for Creative Arts

Art by Appointment with GCCA Art School Instructors

TUESDAY – FRIDAY 9 AM – 5 PM
SATURDAY 11 AM – 3 PM

 


Art by Appointment offers artists of all levels the opportunity for private, customized, art experiences for you and up to 15 friends and family. These experiences are perfect for birthday parties, corporate outings, team building activities and more!

MEDIUMS

Art by Appointment workshops offer a variety of mediums for exploration.

Drawing

Unlock the gateway to artistic expression through the fundamental skill of drawing! GCCA’s drawing instructors will lead you through the basics of shading and perspective and more!

Painting

Acrylics and watercolor and more! Grab a paintbrush and join GCCA’s instructors for a private step-by-step art experience!

Mixed Media

What happens when you combine multiple artistic mediums into one project? Follow GCCA’s instructors in an exploration of all visual mediums in this engaging workshop!

Jewelry

Wear your own creation! Step into GCCA’s state-of-the-art jewelry studio and try your hand at jewelry making!

Printmaking

Jump into this layered visual art medium and learn to create your own prints! GCCA’s instructors will lead you step by step through this engaging art form in the printmaking studio at GCCA!

Stem Day Camp High School registration open
May 30 all-day
Spartanburg Community College Giles Campus

Open to incoming 9th-12th graders.

2024 High School STEM Camp

July 8th – 12th

Please complete form by June 15th

Bugs Outside the Box – Exhibit Walk-through
May 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
NC Arboretum

You’ll be bug-eyed at the oversize insects on display in Bugs Outside the Box! Naturalist Dan Lazar, who teaches the Arboretum’s Ecology of Insects class, leads an engaging walk-through the exhibit, where you’ll see the exceptionally detailed and extraordinarily large insect sculptures of Lorenzo Possenti of Ecofauna. Showcasing the delicate beauty and intricate details not visible to the naked eye, Bugs Outside the Box educates about insect ecology and taxonomy, magnifying what might easily be overlooked!

Bugs Outside the Box will be on view at the Baker Center Gallery from May 25th – September 8, 2024.

Saturday, June 1, 2024
Art by Appointment
Jun 1 all-day
Greenville Center for Creative Arts

Art by Appointment with GCCA Art School Instructors

TUESDAY – FRIDAY 9 AM – 5 PM
SATURDAY 11 AM – 3 PM

 


Art by Appointment offers artists of all levels the opportunity for private, customized, art experiences for you and up to 15 friends and family. These experiences are perfect for birthday parties, corporate outings, team building activities and more!

MEDIUMS

Art by Appointment workshops offer a variety of mediums for exploration.

Drawing

Unlock the gateway to artistic expression through the fundamental skill of drawing! GCCA’s drawing instructors will lead you through the basics of shading and perspective and more!

Painting

Acrylics and watercolor and more! Grab a paintbrush and join GCCA’s instructors for a private step-by-step art experience!

Mixed Media

What happens when you combine multiple artistic mediums into one project? Follow GCCA’s instructors in an exploration of all visual mediums in this engaging workshop!

Jewelry

Wear your own creation! Step into GCCA’s state-of-the-art jewelry studio and try your hand at jewelry making!

Printmaking

Jump into this layered visual art medium and learn to create your own prints! GCCA’s instructors will lead you step by step through this engaging art form in the printmaking studio at GCCA!

Guided Trail Walk
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
NC Arboretum

Hit the trails and learn more about The North Carolina Arboretum’s botanically diverse forest with a guided trail walk! April through October, this free hiking program is led by trained volunteer guides who take small groups of participants along woodland trails and through a variety of forest types. Depending on the season and each guide’s area of expertise, topics of discussion may include wildflowers, plant and tree identification, natural history and more.

Guided trail walks are limited to 15 people, including the guide, and are not recommended for guests under 16 years of age. Groups depart from the Baker Visitor Center Lobby on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m..

Walks last 1.5 – 2.5 hours, are approximately one to two miles in length. As this program is held rain or shine, all participants should dress appropriately for the weather.

There is no pre-registration; walks are first-come first served and sign up sheets are located in the Baker Visitors Center.

Walks are FREE; however, donations to The North Carolina Arboretum Society are appreciated. Regular parking fees apply. Arboretum Society Members always park free.

Know Before You Go

  • Guided Trail Walks are not recommended for guests under 16 years of age.
  • Guided Trail Walks are rain or shine and all participants should be dressed comfortably and for the weather.
  • Hikes cover 1-2 miles and last 1.5-2 hours.
  • Well-behaved leashed pets are welcome to accompany their owners. In the rare case that a pet is disruptive or negatively impacts the experience, the pet and its owner may be asked to excuse themselves from the guided walk.
2024 HBCU Block Party!
Jun 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Carolina Wren Park

Join us on Saturday, June 1st, 2024 at 12:00 PM for a celebration of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Come together with friends and family to enjoy performances, games, and delicious food from local vendors. Don’t miss out on this exciting event where we’ll be showcasing the rich culture and heritage of HBCUs.

The event is free. Please share this information on your school website!

Interested in becoming a vendor or representing your organization?
2024 HBCU Block Party | 2024 Vendor Form
https://forms.gle/Wru4wG4KVXCKLyXk7

2024 HBCU Block Party | Civic Organization Form
https://forms.gle/vuWqES956SAyHBSo7

Sunday, June 2, 2024
Art by Appointment
Jun 2 all-day
Greenville Center for Creative Arts

Art by Appointment with GCCA Art School Instructors

TUESDAY – FRIDAY 9 AM – 5 PM
SATURDAY 11 AM – 3 PM

 


Art by Appointment offers artists of all levels the opportunity for private, customized, art experiences for you and up to 15 friends and family. These experiences are perfect for birthday parties, corporate outings, team building activities and more!

MEDIUMS

Art by Appointment workshops offer a variety of mediums for exploration.

Drawing

Unlock the gateway to artistic expression through the fundamental skill of drawing! GCCA’s drawing instructors will lead you through the basics of shading and perspective and more!

Painting

Acrylics and watercolor and more! Grab a paintbrush and join GCCA’s instructors for a private step-by-step art experience!

Mixed Media

What happens when you combine multiple artistic mediums into one project? Follow GCCA’s instructors in an exploration of all visual mediums in this engaging workshop!

Jewelry

Wear your own creation! Step into GCCA’s state-of-the-art jewelry studio and try your hand at jewelry making!

Printmaking

Jump into this layered visual art medium and learn to create your own prints! GCCA’s instructors will lead you step by step through this engaging art form in the printmaking studio at GCCA!