Event Cancellations Due to Coronavirus

Several upcoming events have been canceled or postponed due to concerns about the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Events listed on this page may be outdated, so please visit the event website or contact the event organizer for the latest information.
Event organizers can contact us to update their event’s information.

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, July 14, 2020
Biltmore Gardens Railway
Jul 14 – Sep 7 all-day
Biltmore

July 1 – September 7, 2020

Included with Biltmore Admission

Our fun-for-all-ages botanical model train displays invite you to experience our grounds in an engaging new way. Located in Antler Hill Village, the displays feature replicas of train depots from around the country. Each beautifully executed piece was handcrafted from such natural elements as leaves, bark, and twigs.

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Summer Theatre Camps: The Spartanburg Little Theatre
Jul 14 – Aug 7 all-day
The Spartanburg Little Theatre

 

IMAGINATION & PLAY (Rising K4-K5)

Camps for Rising K4-K5

ACTOR-IN-TRAINING (Rising 1st-2nd)

Camps for Rising 1st-2nd

TECHNIQUE & PERFORMANCE (Rising 3rd-6th)

Technique Camps for Rising 3rd-6th

Performance Camps for Rising 3rd-6th

PERFORMANCE (Rising 5th-12th)

Performance Camps for Rising 5th-12th

TEEN STUDIOS (Rising 7th-12th)

Technique Studio for Rising 7th-12th

Performance Studio for Rising 7th-12th

ADVANCED TEEN STUDIOS (Rising 9th-12th)

Technique Studio for Rising 9th-12th

Summer Camp Guidelines related to COVID-19:
– You and your child’s safety are our first priority this summer. SYT will be implementing heightened measures to ensure the health and safety of all children participating in a camp this summer.
CLICK HERE for the full list of measures SYT will be taking this summer to keep our campers and staff safe and healthy.
Greenville Center for Creative Arts Summer Art Camps
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – Jul 17 @ 12:00 pm
Greenville Center for Creative Arts

GCCA will begin running summer art camps beginning the week of July 6 with appropriate guidelines in place to limit and mitigate the effects of COVID-19.

Greenville has a rich textile history which students will draw upon to create their own fiber art projects in Fiber Arts Camp. Campers will practice a variety of techniques including weaving, sewing, and batiking while exploring various uses of the textile or fiber medium.

TCMU-Spartanburg Summer Camps Ages 3-6-Animal Explorations
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – Jul 17 @ 12:00 pm
The Spartanburg Children's Museum

TCMU-Spartanburg Summer Camps

To register:

  • Email [email protected] with your week of interest and child’s age or call 864-553-7953
  • Online registration will be available soon
  • COVID-19 Safety Adaptations:
    • Upon arrival, each child’s temperature will be taken via a digital infrared non-contact thermometer—temperature must be below 100.4 to participate.
    • ​Camp staff members will wear masks, but campers are not required to do so.
    • Camp check-in will be facilitated in front of the building to ensure child safety and appropriate supervision.
    • No outside guests will be allowed into camp classrooms.
    • No backpacks, lunch bags or reusable water bottles will be allowed- campers will be asked to bring snacks in disposable bags and water in disposable bottles, all with the campers’ names on them.
    • Campers must practice social distancing at all times and remain with their own class.
    • Materials and supplies will be provided each day; supplies will not be shared.
    • All materials and classrooms will be sanitized overnight, including surfaces and door handles.

     

    July 13-17- Animal Explorations: Calling all animal lovers for a week of wild fun. We’ll be exploring and learning about animals in a variety of habitats around the world, including some right in our very own backyards! All activities have a focus on S.T.E.A.M., literacy and hands-on play.

    July 20-24- Natural Wonders: Join us for an imaginary trip around the world as we explore the wonders that Mother Nature has to offer- from the Grand Canyon, to the Amazon, to the Himalayas, we’ll be learning lots of new things while we recreate what we learn in the museum exhibits. All activities have a focus on S.T.E.A.M., literacy and hands-on play.

    July 27-31- Landmarks and Engineering: Join us for another trip around the world, but this time we’ll be exploring the wonders that were made by humans. From the pyramids, to bridges, to the Eiffel Tower, we’ll be learning about principles of engineering and joining in lots of challenges. All activities have a focus on S.T.E.A.M., literacy and hands-on play.

    August 3-7- Art Explorations: Calling those who love art, and those who may not yet, but will by the end of this week! We’ll be exploring a different art medium each day, including tie-dye, sculpture and much more. All activities have a focus on S.T.E.A.M., literacy and hands-on play.

The Greenville Children’s Museum Summer Camps: SPACE
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – Jul 17 @ 4:00 pm
The Greenville Children's Museum

Registration Instructions

Call 864-233-7755 or register online:

  • If registering for full day camps, please select the AM camp and PM camp for your child’s age group. Your child will automatically be enrolled in Lunch Bunch at no additional cost to you.
  • Please complete all information on the first registration page for the camper, then enter billing information on pages 2 and 3.
  • Once you reach the shopping cart page, you can return to this page and continue to add new camps to your cart. Your shopping cart will save for up to 15 minutes.
  • If you have any questions, please call 864-233-7755 or you can email [email protected]

Times and Prices

Summer camps run weekly. Full payment is due at time of registration.
AM Camps: 9am-12pm – $150 (members) | $170 (non-members)
PM Camps: 1pm-4pm – $150 (members) | $170 (non-members)
Lunch Bunch add-on for half day camps: 12pm-1pm – $30
Full day Camps: 9am-4pm – $300 (members) | $340 (non-members)

Ages

Pre-K: Campers age 3-5 who have not completed K5 kindergarten. Pre-K campers must choose between AM or PM half day camps, full day is not available. Campers must be potty trained.
K5-2nd: Campers who have completed grades K5-2; full or half day available
3rd-5th: Campers who have completed grades 3-5; full or half day available

COVID-19 Safety Adaptations

  • Camps will be run at limited capacities based on social distancing guidelines and CDC recommendations
  • Upon arrival, each child’s temperature will be taken via a digital infrared non-contact thermometer—temperature must be below 100.4 to participate
  • Camp staff members will wear masks, but campers are not required to do so
  • Campers must practice social distancing at all times and to remain with their own class
  • Materials and supplies will be provided each day; supplies will not be shared
  • Materials and classrooms will be thoroughly sanitized during and after camp each day
  • No backpacks, lunch bags or reusable water bottles will be allowed—campers will be asked to bring snacks in disposable bags and water in disposable bottles, all with the campers’ name on them.
  • No outside guests will be allowed into camp classrooms
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Fairy Trail at Bullington Gardens
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bullington Gardens

The Fairy trail is open Monday thru Saturday, 9am-4pm. We encourage all visitors to be patient as there will be limits to the number of people allowed on the trail at the same time. While the trail is outdoors, there are some small spaces and we want to ensure our guests and fairies are safe. Please practice appropriate social distancing and bring a mask in case. Masks are not required, but are considerate in a close area. Our restrooms are not open to the public at this time. Please make arrangements prior to visiting.

 

Rules of the trail:

Do not move or rearrange fairy displays. The fairies are very fond of their own decorating.

Do not leave trash on the trail. Fairies do not like litter in their town.

Please ensure children and pets are supervised at all times. Dogs and loud noises can scare the fairies into hiding.

Do not disturb wildlife or vegetation. The fairies depend on the vegetation to build their homes.

The trail is one way only. Please stay on the trail at all times.

 

The Fairies can’t wait to see you all here!

P.S. the Fairies would like us to remind you that we are a non-profit and donations are greatly appreciated. Help us keep the fairies living in the style with which they’ve become accustomed.

Summer Planetarium Shows Roper Mountain
Jul 15 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Roper Mountain Science Center

Summer Science Shows

Cool off and enjoy our Planetarium with a 360° full immersion dome, 4K projection, state-of-the-art lighting, dynamic 5.1 surround sound and more! Show space is limited, pre-purchase is recommended.

Astronaut
What does it take to become an astronaut? The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. Take part in this incredible journey!
Cosmic Colors
Enjoy a wondrous journey through the world of color and beyond! Discover why the sky is blue, why Mars is red, and the reason why many things are the color that they are.
Dynamic Earth
Explore the inner workings of the Earth’s climate system as we explore the atmosphere, oceans and biosphere. Ride along swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into a monster hurricane and more as you experience our Dynamic Earth.
Earth, Moon, and Sun
Learn the basics of fusion and solar energy and why the Sun rises and sets. Examine the Moon’s orbit, craters, phases and eclipses. You’ll even take a look at past and future space travel to our Moon … and beyond!
Habitat Earth
Enjoy stunning visualizations of both biological and human-built networks (and of how they intersect), taking show-goers on an incredible, immersive journey through the interconnectedness of life on Earth.
Little Star
Follow Little Star in his search for planets of his own to protect and warm. Along the way, he meets other stars and learns what makes each star special.
Magic Tree House Space Mission
Peek into the treehouse and follow Jack and Annie on an exciting adventure as they meet a helpful astronomer and an astronaut.
One World: One Sky
Join Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky. Together they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon.

Thursday, July 16, 2020
Keeper For A Day at Grandfather Mountain
Jul 16 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Grandfather Mountain

Keeper For A Day

Learn how to interact with the animals, clean up, prepare food and provide enrichments. Observe various training sessions, animal behavior and the inner workings of the animal habitats.

Requirements:

Limited to two persons per day. No pets allowed in habitat area. Keepers for a Day must:

— be 12 years of age or older
— be capable of walking up and down steep, rough terrain
— sign a waiver of liability

Expected Daily Schedule:

Arrive at 8 a.m., meet the keepers, and go to work! Assist as we let out the animals, feed them and clean their habitats. You may be asked to lift and carry animal food, tools or other items. Learn about training and providing enrichments. End your exciting shift at 11 a.m.

What to Wear:

You will get dirty! Please wear appropriate, closed-toe hiking or work boots and no loose jewelry. Coats, jackets, gloves and hats are recommended for cooler weather. Please bring sunscreen.

Weather:

Keeper for a Day will continue on schedule regardless of weather conditions. In the event that weather conditions could affect the opening of the habitats, you will be contacted.

The weather on Grandfather Mountain can change at a moment’s notice. Temperatures are commonly 5 to 10 degrees colder than what they are at the bottom of the mountain in Linville. It is recommended that you dress in layers and be prepared for any weather condition.

2019 Keeper for a Day Dates

Month Days Time Number
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 8 a.m.-11 a.m. limited to two people per day
May 7, 14, 21, 28 8 a.m.-11 a.m. limited to two people per day
June 4, 11, 18, 25 8 a.m.-11 a.m. limited to two people per day
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 8 a.m.-11 a.m. limited to two people per day
August 6, 13, 20, 27 8 a.m.-11 a.m. limited to two people per day
September 3, 10, 17, 24 8 a.m.-11 a.m. limited to two people per day
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 8 a.m.-11 a.m. limited to two people per day

Reservations:

Keeper for a Day must be booked at least one week in advance by calling (828) 733-8715. Please allow 24 hours for a response.

Price:

The cost is $75 per participant ($60 each for Bridge Club members). Admission to the park is included.

Fairy Trail at Bullington Gardens
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bullington Gardens

The Fairy trail is open Monday thru Saturday, 9am-4pm. We encourage all visitors to be patient as there will be limits to the number of people allowed on the trail at the same time. While the trail is outdoors, there are some small spaces and we want to ensure our guests and fairies are safe. Please practice appropriate social distancing and bring a mask in case. Masks are not required, but are considerate in a close area. Our restrooms are not open to the public at this time. Please make arrangements prior to visiting.

 

Rules of the trail:

Do not move or rearrange fairy displays. The fairies are very fond of their own decorating.

Do not leave trash on the trail. Fairies do not like litter in their town.

Please ensure children and pets are supervised at all times. Dogs and loud noises can scare the fairies into hiding.

Do not disturb wildlife or vegetation. The fairies depend on the vegetation to build their homes.

The trail is one way only. Please stay on the trail at all times.

 

The Fairies can’t wait to see you all here!

P.S. the Fairies would like us to remind you that we are a non-profit and donations are greatly appreciated. Help us keep the fairies living in the style with which they’ve become accustomed.

Summer Planetarium Shows Roper Mountain
Jul 16 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Roper Mountain Science Center

Summer Science Shows

Cool off and enjoy our Planetarium with a 360° full immersion dome, 4K projection, state-of-the-art lighting, dynamic 5.1 surround sound and more! Show space is limited, pre-purchase is recommended.

Astronaut
What does it take to become an astronaut? The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. Take part in this incredible journey!
Cosmic Colors
Enjoy a wondrous journey through the world of color and beyond! Discover why the sky is blue, why Mars is red, and the reason why many things are the color that they are.
Dynamic Earth
Explore the inner workings of the Earth’s climate system as we explore the atmosphere, oceans and biosphere. Ride along swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into a monster hurricane and more as you experience our Dynamic Earth.
Earth, Moon, and Sun
Learn the basics of fusion and solar energy and why the Sun rises and sets. Examine the Moon’s orbit, craters, phases and eclipses. You’ll even take a look at past and future space travel to our Moon … and beyond!
Habitat Earth
Enjoy stunning visualizations of both biological and human-built networks (and of how they intersect), taking show-goers on an incredible, immersive journey through the interconnectedness of life on Earth.
Little Star
Follow Little Star in his search for planets of his own to protect and warm. Along the way, he meets other stars and learns what makes each star special.
Magic Tree House Space Mission
Peek into the treehouse and follow Jack and Annie on an exciting adventure as they meet a helpful astronomer and an astronaut.
One World: One Sky
Join Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky. Together they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon.

Zumba! GOLD
Jul 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Perfect For
 
Active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity.
 
How It Works
 
The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Come ready to sweat, and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong.
 
Benefits
 
Class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance!

 

 
 
C.C. Woodson
210 Bomar Ave.
864-596-3710
LCNP iNaturalist Project Virtual Kickoff Session
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Online

If you are interested in helping us log species within the preserve using iNaturalist but want more information then join us for this virtual session. We will go over how to use iNaturalist, our goals for the project, and be available to answer any of your questions.

Zumba!
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Everybody and every body! Each Zumba® class is designed to bring people together to sweat it on.

How It Works

We take the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check.

Benefits

A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.

$5 a class or free with Wellness Membership
 
 
C.C. Woodson
210 Bomar Ave.
864-596-3710
Friday, July 17, 2020
Grandfather Mountain
Jul 17 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain


To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), Grandfather Mountain is only selling tickets online.

Only a select number of tickets will be sold per day for certain time-slots to limit the number of guests in the park at one time, in accordance with the state of North Carolina’s phased “reopening” plan and social gathering guidelines.

Please check back closer to your visit for ticket availability. As of now, reservations are only available through June 21.

Each guest entering the park must have a ticket, which includes a time-slot. Prices are as follows:

Adult: $22
Senior (age 60+): $20
Child (ages 4-12): $9
AAA Adult: $20 (must present valid AAA card)
AAA Child: $8 (must present valid AAA card)

Fairy Trail at Bullington Gardens
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bullington Gardens

The Fairy trail is open Monday thru Saturday, 9am-4pm. We encourage all visitors to be patient as there will be limits to the number of people allowed on the trail at the same time. While the trail is outdoors, there are some small spaces and we want to ensure our guests and fairies are safe. Please practice appropriate social distancing and bring a mask in case. Masks are not required, but are considerate in a close area. Our restrooms are not open to the public at this time. Please make arrangements prior to visiting.

 

Rules of the trail:

Do not move or rearrange fairy displays. The fairies are very fond of their own decorating.

Do not leave trash on the trail. Fairies do not like litter in their town.

Please ensure children and pets are supervised at all times. Dogs and loud noises can scare the fairies into hiding.

Do not disturb wildlife or vegetation. The fairies depend on the vegetation to build their homes.

The trail is one way only. Please stay on the trail at all times.

 

The Fairies can’t wait to see you all here!

P.S. the Fairies would like us to remind you that we are a non-profit and donations are greatly appreciated. Help us keep the fairies living in the style with which they’ve become accustomed.

Cans for Kids Food Drive
Jul 17 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Bon Secours Wellness Arena

The Greenville Swamp Rabbits hockey team has partnered with Greater Greenville Youth Hockey (GGHA) to host “Cans for Kids,” a nonperishable food drive to benefit Loaves & Fishes. Donations of both nonperishable foods and monetary gifts will be collected on Friday July 17th and Saturday July 18th from 11:00am – 3:00pm at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Volunteers will collect these items at a drive-through drop off site to ensure social distancing.

All donors will receive a ticket voucher for a 2020-2021 Swamp Rabbits regular season game. Additionally, Bon Secours Wellness Arena will provide exclusive ice time for youth donors, at a later date to be determined.

Fontana Trestle Train ft. BBQ & Brews
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Great Smokey Mountain Railroad

Back by popular demand our BBQ & Brews now featured on the Fontana Trestle Train, will roll out this Summer! Featuring slow-cooked BBQ prepared fresh and beer tastings showcasing our local breweries! Family friendly seating will be available on this experience!

Departing from Bryson City, these trains will travel to the Fontana Trestle and beyond remaining parallel to the Fontana Lake stopping at the perfect viewing spot just around sunset for a spectacular view! A delicious BBQ meal will be served during the trip. Returning back to the Bryson City Depot at 9pm.

In the Basket

Each of you will get your own basket of Southern-style barbeque goodness with hand-pulled pork slider, a couple pork ribs, and chicken drumstick accompanied by baked beans and house-made coleslaw.

And, of course, no respectable Southern barbeque would forget to warm up some apple cobbler for dessert.

Featured Breweries

                                

 

March 14                     May 2                      May 23(S)

              

    June 19 and 20       July 17&18(S)                                                 August 22
Saturday, July 18, 2020
Grandfather Mountain
Jul 18 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain


To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), Grandfather Mountain is only selling tickets online.

Only a select number of tickets will be sold per day for certain time-slots to limit the number of guests in the park at one time, in accordance with the state of North Carolina’s phased “reopening” plan and social gathering guidelines.

Please check back closer to your visit for ticket availability. As of now, reservations are only available through June 21.

Each guest entering the park must have a ticket, which includes a time-slot. Prices are as follows:

Adult: $22
Senior (age 60+): $20
Child (ages 4-12): $9
AAA Adult: $20 (must present valid AAA card)
AAA Child: $8 (must present valid AAA card)

Animal Habitats VIP Tours
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain

See where the cougars and otters sleep overnight, meet black bears that are not commonly on display, learn the ins and outs of what it takes to care for the animals year-round, observe a training session and find out why the animals call Grandfather Mountain home.

Offered on weekends, April – October.

Zoom Through the Zoo 5K
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Greenville Zoo

Join us for Greenville’s only 5K with a loop through the Greenville Zoo! Our race also includes a Kids Fun Run. Zoom Through the Zoo is a fundraiser for the Greenville Zoo, presented by the Greenville Zoo Foundation. Zoom Through the Zoo is a Greenville Track Club Corporate Shield event.

Special Notice:

The Greenville Zoo will reopen to the general public on June 8. All guests, including members, will need to either reserve a time or purchase a ticket prior to visiting as tickets will not be sold onsite.

During this reopening phase, zoo rates and hours will remain the same. The Greenville Zoo will be open from 9am to 5pm with the last admission at 4:00pm. While rates and hours remain the same, there will be some changes to how you will enter the zoo.

To help with social distancing and capacity management, there will be timed ticketing for entry. There will be a limited number of tickets available, so make sure to reserve your spot. Members will also need to reserve a time slot. To reserve your ticket or to learn more about the new procedures, click here.