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.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Learn-Speak-Connect with Foreign Language Classes at Upstate International
Aug 16 – Dec 28 all-day
Online and in-person

Registration is OPEN for our winter Foreign Language Classes.

Learn~Speak~Connect with classes at Upstate International. DON’T DELAY: Classes fill up quickly!

Classes begin the week of January 3rd and will be completed by February 25th, then followed by our spring semester. Upstate International offers both once/week regular and twice/week intensive classes, online and in-house. English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish. Check the schedule for details. Click here: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eiwswdx0d921b8c1&llr=4w9vvofab&showPage=true.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022
GCS Winners Show Gallery Art Exhibition
Aug 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Greenville Center for Creative Arts

GCCA is proud to host the first annual Greenville County School’s Winners Show. The winning students from GCS elementary, middle, and high schools represent the best of the best from over 90 schools throughout the district!

AMECO: Upstate Roots, Global Reach …75 Years Delivering Construction Site Services
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Upstate History Museum

For more than seven decades, one company has been steadily going about its day-to-day operations – operations that are critical to construction projects, certainly seen and heard, but often unsung heroes.

Managing indirect products and services, including equipment, scaffolding, tools, consumable supplies and fleet management for capital construction, facility operations and maintenance projects on a global scale, this one-time equipment storage division has evolved over the years into an all-purpose site services company focused on expanding the core business to support clients.

As a leading construction and maintenance field services planning and management company, AMECO has been delivering responsiveness, reliability, innovation, safety, and expertise through integrated and collaborative approaches to project management with world-class expertise.

Whether in the fields of manufacturing, infrastructure, power, mining and metals, energy and chemicals, heavy industry, or government, AMECO brings reliable onsite solutions to construction and maintenance industry challenges.

This exhibition celebrates the remarkable history of a company grounded in the work ethic and progressive attitude associated with its founding in Upstate Greenville while steadily advancing to its position as a single trusted source to keep workers working safely, projects moving forward, and jobsites work-ready across North America.

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Upstate History Museum

 

Dinosaurs will roar into the Upstate South Carolina, when the Upcountry History Museum presents Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice. Crossing the threshold of this interactive exhibition means traveling back in time to explore the Age of the Dinosaurs.

 

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice is the first child-centered exhibit in the country dedicated to expanding the understanding of dinosaurs and their habitats. Designed for young explorers, ages 3-10, the bilingual (Spanish and English) exhibit features three distinct sections that build on a child’s innate curiosity about dinosaurs: Land of Fire (a warm dinosaur habitat), Land of Ice (a cold dinosaur habitat), and a Field Research Station (complete with a Big Dig experience).

 

The steamy Land of Fire, present day Montana, introduces visitors to the Triceratops, T-Rex and the dinosaurs who called this environment home. Children can circle the land in insect costumes, buzz through a volcano with oozing lava, work through a swampy bog and identify an ecosystem of animals and plants.

 

No coats are needed for a trip across the Land of Ice where visitors meet the dinosaurs who made their homes in the cold climate of Alaska. Activities include: climbing rocky steps, breezing down an icy slide, and hopping across stepping stones in an icy river.

 

In the hands-on Field Research Station children and their caregivers don goggles and research vests, as they uncover dinosaur bones in a dig station and examine fossils to identify dinosaurs.

 

The exhibit builds on the popular fascination with dinosaurs and includes science, history, and literacy based activities to challenge all ages. Sculpted, touchable dinosaurs, featuring the most recent scientific findings about dinosaur colors, textures and structural form create opportunities for young
explorers to investigate clues that the dinosaurs left behind.

 

Book a Field Trip!

Researching Your Ancestors: Getting Started
Aug 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Landrum Library
Summer Animal Encounters
Aug 17 @ 2:00 pm
Chimney Rock State Park

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Did you know our staff had a wild side? Join a Park naturalist to meet some of our live Animal Ambassadors and learn what kind of wildlife inhabits the Park and their important roles in the ecosystem. Some of our best teachers have feathers, fur, shells or scales!

Hughes Main Library Cloud Storage
Aug 17 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Hughes Main Library

Store, edit and share your documents and photos within an online platform. Registration required. Email [email protected] or call 864-527-9258 to register.

Part of the event series: Computer Classes

Thursday, August 18, 2022
GCS Winners Show Gallery Art Exhibition
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Greenville Center for Creative Arts

GCCA is proud to host the first annual Greenville County School’s Winners Show. The winning students from GCS elementary, middle, and high schools represent the best of the best from over 90 schools throughout the district!

AMECO: Upstate Roots, Global Reach …75 Years Delivering Construction Site Services
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Upstate History Museum

For more than seven decades, one company has been steadily going about its day-to-day operations – operations that are critical to construction projects, certainly seen and heard, but often unsung heroes.

Managing indirect products and services, including equipment, scaffolding, tools, consumable supplies and fleet management for capital construction, facility operations and maintenance projects on a global scale, this one-time equipment storage division has evolved over the years into an all-purpose site services company focused on expanding the core business to support clients.

As a leading construction and maintenance field services planning and management company, AMECO has been delivering responsiveness, reliability, innovation, safety, and expertise through integrated and collaborative approaches to project management with world-class expertise.

Whether in the fields of manufacturing, infrastructure, power, mining and metals, energy and chemicals, heavy industry, or government, AMECO brings reliable onsite solutions to construction and maintenance industry challenges.

This exhibition celebrates the remarkable history of a company grounded in the work ethic and progressive attitude associated with its founding in Upstate Greenville while steadily advancing to its position as a single trusted source to keep workers working safely, projects moving forward, and jobsites work-ready across North America.

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Upstate History Museum

 

Dinosaurs will roar into the Upstate South Carolina, when the Upcountry History Museum presents Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice. Crossing the threshold of this interactive exhibition means traveling back in time to explore the Age of the Dinosaurs.

 

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice is the first child-centered exhibit in the country dedicated to expanding the understanding of dinosaurs and their habitats. Designed for young explorers, ages 3-10, the bilingual (Spanish and English) exhibit features three distinct sections that build on a child’s innate curiosity about dinosaurs: Land of Fire (a warm dinosaur habitat), Land of Ice (a cold dinosaur habitat), and a Field Research Station (complete with a Big Dig experience).

 

The steamy Land of Fire, present day Montana, introduces visitors to the Triceratops, T-Rex and the dinosaurs who called this environment home. Children can circle the land in insect costumes, buzz through a volcano with oozing lava, work through a swampy bog and identify an ecosystem of animals and plants.

 

No coats are needed for a trip across the Land of Ice where visitors meet the dinosaurs who made their homes in the cold climate of Alaska. Activities include: climbing rocky steps, breezing down an icy slide, and hopping across stepping stones in an icy river.

 

In the hands-on Field Research Station children and their caregivers don goggles and research vests, as they uncover dinosaur bones in a dig station and examine fossils to identify dinosaurs.

 

The exhibit builds on the popular fascination with dinosaurs and includes science, history, and literacy based activities to challenge all ages. Sculpted, touchable dinosaurs, featuring the most recent scientific findings about dinosaur colors, textures and structural form create opportunities for young
explorers to investigate clues that the dinosaurs left behind.

 

Book a Field Trip!

Technology Help Drop-In (Bilingual) / Tecno- Hora
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Greer Branch Library
• Program Room

Bring your devices and technology questions to our helpful staff to receive information on online library resources and using the computer. Please bring all passwords and log-in information.

Traiga  su tableta, o laptop  y aprenda como usar libros electrónicos, otros recursos digitales de la biblioteca y como usar el computador. Por favor traiga sus claves.

Audience: Adults
Category: Computer Classes
WILD About Elk Educator Workshop
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain
A bull elk at Grandfather Mountain

NOTE: This Educator Workshop is intended specifically for educators — not the general public.

Hosted by Tanya Poole, outreach education specialist with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, this workshop will teach participants about the life history and management of elk, as well as how to incorporate activities about elk into the N.C. Curriculum. Participants will also get to meet the bull elk who call Grandfather Mountain home and what it takes to keep them healthy and happy. Educators will be provided with the WILD About Elk Activity Guide upon completion of the workshop.

NC EE Certification Credit: Criteria II or III and CEU credit are available upon completion of workshop.

This workshop is free to attend, although advance registration is required. Limited to 25 participants. Registration opens here June 20. Attendees are also asked to bring their own lunch, although there is a restaurant on site.

What to Bring?
Your time will be spent indoors and outdoors and all programs are held rain, snow or shine. You should be prepared for a variety of mountain weather conditions and temperatures. Appropriate clothing, equipment, and footwear are very important. Please bring a daypack with enough room to carry extra clothing (i.e., extra layers, rain gear), water, lunch, notepad/paper, pen/pencil, etc. Mildred’s Grill will be open and participants may purchase food from the restaurant for lunch if they prefer to do so.

Additional information
Educational Experience Forms will be available for certification hours and Continuing Education Credit for the instructor to sign off on. Grandfather Mountain may also serve as Criteria III – Site visit hours, but these hours must be gained outside of the time that the workshop takes place (i.e., prior to or after the workshop). Staff will be available to sign off on these site visit forms.

Refunds/Cancelations
The majority of Grandfather Mountain events generally sell out and have a waiting list. If you cannot attend the event that you registered for please let us know. This allows time for individuals on the waiting list to make accommodations to attend the event. To cancel your registration please call 828-733-2013 Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. We ask that individuals who are feeling ill stay home to ensure the health and safety of other participants and Grandfather Mountain staff.

About Grandfather Mountain Educator Workshops
Grandfather Mountain’s Educator Workshop series invites educators to take advantage of the mountain’s classroom in the clouds. This is an opportunity to learn and have fun, while earning certification as an environmental educator in North Carolina. These programs offer credits with Criteria I, II and III programs. All workshops take place at Grandfather Mountain and may include some walking, so participants are encouraged to bring appropriate footwear and be prepared for inclement weather. Learn more about 2022’s lineup.

WP Greenville Meetup
Aug 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Online event Link visible for attendees

Please join us for our regular monthly meetup.

Running Order (Subject to Change):
11:30 am: Arrive for networking and refreshments
11:45 am – Opening remarks
12 pm – Speaker
12:40 pm – Open Q&A Session
12:50 pm – Closing remarks & Social
1:00 pm – End

******Anyone that comes to the MeetUp gets 3 MONTH FREE HOSTING of the Swift Hosting plan from our sponsor A2HOSTING.COM (https://www.a2hosting.com/web-hosting)******

Come prepared to listen to a great talk!!!

Important to know:
We use the same Code of Conduct for our Meetup that we use for WordCamp Greenville, and it can be found here: https://2020.greenville.wordcamp.org/code-of-conduct/

Please be kind and courteous to all attendees and employees!

Hughes Main Library Computer Basics
Aug 18 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Hughes Main Library

Learn to use a mouse and navigate a computer. Registration required. Call 864-527-9258 to register.

Hughes Main Library Grown-Up Gaming
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hughes Main Library

Come join us for a night of modern tabletop board games! Try out some new favorites or bring your own to share. Registration required. Email [email protected] or call 864-527-9258 to register.

Spartanburg Beekeeper’s Association: Bees and Beekeeping 101
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Landrum Library

 

Friday, August 19, 2022
GCS Winners Show Gallery Art Exhibition
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Greenville Center for Creative Arts

GCCA is proud to host the first annual Greenville County School’s Winners Show. The winning students from GCS elementary, middle, and high schools represent the best of the best from over 90 schools throughout the district!

AMECO: Upstate Roots, Global Reach …75 Years Delivering Construction Site Services
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Upstate History Museum

For more than seven decades, one company has been steadily going about its day-to-day operations – operations that are critical to construction projects, certainly seen and heard, but often unsung heroes.

Managing indirect products and services, including equipment, scaffolding, tools, consumable supplies and fleet management for capital construction, facility operations and maintenance projects on a global scale, this one-time equipment storage division has evolved over the years into an all-purpose site services company focused on expanding the core business to support clients.

As a leading construction and maintenance field services planning and management company, AMECO has been delivering responsiveness, reliability, innovation, safety, and expertise through integrated and collaborative approaches to project management with world-class expertise.

Whether in the fields of manufacturing, infrastructure, power, mining and metals, energy and chemicals, heavy industry, or government, AMECO brings reliable onsite solutions to construction and maintenance industry challenges.

This exhibition celebrates the remarkable history of a company grounded in the work ethic and progressive attitude associated with its founding in Upstate Greenville while steadily advancing to its position as a single trusted source to keep workers working safely, projects moving forward, and jobsites work-ready across North America.

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Upstate History Museum

 

Dinosaurs will roar into the Upstate South Carolina, when the Upcountry History Museum presents Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice. Crossing the threshold of this interactive exhibition means traveling back in time to explore the Age of the Dinosaurs.

 

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice is the first child-centered exhibit in the country dedicated to expanding the understanding of dinosaurs and their habitats. Designed for young explorers, ages 3-10, the bilingual (Spanish and English) exhibit features three distinct sections that build on a child’s innate curiosity about dinosaurs: Land of Fire (a warm dinosaur habitat), Land of Ice (a cold dinosaur habitat), and a Field Research Station (complete with a Big Dig experience).

 

The steamy Land of Fire, present day Montana, introduces visitors to the Triceratops, T-Rex and the dinosaurs who called this environment home. Children can circle the land in insect costumes, buzz through a volcano with oozing lava, work through a swampy bog and identify an ecosystem of animals and plants.

 

No coats are needed for a trip across the Land of Ice where visitors meet the dinosaurs who made their homes in the cold climate of Alaska. Activities include: climbing rocky steps, breezing down an icy slide, and hopping across stepping stones in an icy river.

 

In the hands-on Field Research Station children and their caregivers don goggles and research vests, as they uncover dinosaur bones in a dig station and examine fossils to identify dinosaurs.

 

The exhibit builds on the popular fascination with dinosaurs and includes science, history, and literacy based activities to challenge all ages. Sculpted, touchable dinosaurs, featuring the most recent scientific findings about dinosaur colors, textures and structural form create opportunities for young
explorers to investigate clues that the dinosaurs left behind.

 

Book a Field Trip!

Saturday, August 20, 2022
Grandfather Mountain Camera Clinic
Aug 20 – Aug 21 all-day
Grandfather Mountain
Photographers taking pictures on top of Grandfather Mountain

Top photographers gather at Grandfather Mountain to present on the nuts and bolts of making good photographs. This event is free to working members of the press, with an additional cost for non-press professionals and amateurs. Online registration begins July 20.