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, June 22, 2021
Nantahala River Rafting Fully Guided
Jun 22 all-day
Nantahala Outdoor Center

guests rafting on the Nantahala River Raft & Duck Rentals in North Carolina trip

A guided whitewater rafting trip is one of the best ways to experience the Nantahala Gorge. The crystal-clear Nantahala River is the perfect family-friendly river where experienced river guides will help you navigate through splashy Class II-III rapids and bouncy waves, with occasional calmer waters where you can enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery. The fully guided rafting trip the most popular adventure at NOC, with thousands of families returning year after year.

Sign-Up for Reedy’s Kids Club
Jun 22 all-day
Fluor Field – Greenville Drive Ballpark
Children’s Fountain at RiverPlace
Jun 22 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
RiverPlace

Children playing in the railroad-themed splash fountain at Riverplace

CHILDREN’S FOUNTAIN

Located at RiverPlace, this railroad-themed splash fountain is a popular spot to cool off in the summer months. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, from April 1 to October 31.

Wild Art Sculpture Showcase
Jun 22 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
NC Arboretum

The North Carolina Arboretum is going wild for art and nature in 2021 with Wild Art! On view April 1 through September 26, this outdoor sculpture exhibition features works by 17 local and national artists drawing inspiration from the natural environment. Situated throughout the Arboretum’s spacious, open-air gardens, the show offers guests a doorway into the wild world from the comfort and safety of cultivated landscapes transformed by art.

The 18 sculptures on display represent a variety of approaches to the theme of “wild art,” from the literal to the abstract, and are crafted from a diverse array of materials that will delight and inspire. Let your imagination take you on a wild journey into the world of plants and animals near and far with Wild Art at The North Carolina Arboretum.

The exhibit is available to all guests during normal Arboretum hours, and there is no admission cost to view the sculptures beyond our usual parking fee of $16 per personal vehicle.

ACTING (In-Person) Rising 5th – 7th Grades 
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse/Studio 52

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In this week-long, half-day acting session, students will work with a team of industry experts to explore the nuances of acting technique and performance. With a balanced combination of training, rehearsal, and performance, young artists will take daily acting, improvisation, voice and speech, and movement classes, applying these skills in an original showcase presented at the end of the week for a small audience. This week is perfectly suited for students who are passionate about theatre, excited to collaborate with peers and professionals, and interested in expanding their theatre skill set. No previous experience required. Space is limited. 

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REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 19

GALACTIC VOYAGERS  Summer Camp
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – Jun 25 @ 4:00 pm
The Children's Museum of the Upstate
GALACTIC VOYAGERS 
June 21-25  
3, 2, 1 BLAST OFF!  Celebrate the journey to space and travel through the Milky Way with TCMU! Explore constellations, craters and build your own out-of-this-world rocket ship.

TCMU-GREENVILLE SUMMER CAMPS

TIMING AND PRICING OPTIONS:

PRESCHOOL AGE CAMP 

Half Day Only: 9AM-12PM or 1PM-4PM 
$150 (members) and $175 (non-members)
Campers must be three years old by the start of camp and potty trained. 

ELEMENTARY AGE CAMPS (K5-2nd or 3rd-5th)

Half Day Only: 9AM-12PM or 1PM-4PM 
$150 (members) and $175 (non-members)

Full Day: 9AM-4PM (Includes Lunch Bunch) 
$300 (members) and $350 (non-members)

Lunch Bunch Hour Add-On: 12PM-1PM 
$30/Camper for half day campers only (only at TCMU-Greenville)

SUMMER EXPLORATIONS. For Teens Ages 14-17
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm
Center for the Environment at Catawba College

Center for the Environment at Catawba College invites you to Summer Explorations.

Join us for an exciting series of workshops delving deeper into key environmental topics such as: drones, biodiversity, green design, vernal pools, climate justice, leadership, and wilderness survival.

Learn about the diverse workshop offerings below:

Biltmore Gardens Railway
Jun 22 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Biltmore

Included with admission

Our fun-for-all-ages botanical model train displays invite you to experience our grounds in an engaging new way. Located in the Conservatory in the Walled Garden, the displays feature replicas of structures connected with Biltmore and its founder George Vanderbilt. Each beautifully executed piece was handcrafted from such natural elements as leaves, bark, and twigs.

In compliance with state and local mandates related to COVID-19, all guests must enter the Conservatory via the ADA entrance in the back and follow a one-way route.

Once Upon a Time
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Upcountry History Museum
COMMERCIAL ACTING (Virtual) Rising 8th – 12th Grades
Jun 22 @ 5:00 pm – Jun 24 @ 6:30 pm
Online w/ Flat Rock Playhouse/Studio 52

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Dive into acting and auditioning for commercials in this four-day virtual camp for teens. With a focus on real-world scripts, improvisation, creative prompts, and self-taping assignments, actors will gain confidence on camera, feel free to trust their instincts, and celebrate their own individuality. Learn from industry professionals, connect with teens from across the country, and be ready for your next audition or commercial gig.

(2021 high school graduates are welcome)

REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 19

Broadway Dance Bootcamp In-Person Rising 6th – 12th Grades
Jun 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Studio 52/ Flat Rock Playhouse

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BROADWAY DANCE BOOTCAMP (In-Person)  
Rising 6th – 12th Grades

Get moving in this high-energy dance bootcamp focusing on Broadway-style choreography. Beginning with a traditional jazz warm-up and center exercises, students will learn new vocabulary, hone their dance skills, and practice picking up fun musical theatre choreography! Learn how to fill your movement with meaning and unleash the fun in expressing yourself through dance!

Grades: Rising 6th – 12th
​(2021 high school graduates are welcome)

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Foothills Trail 50 Mile Backpacking Trip
Jun 23 – Jun 27 all-day
PALMETTO COUNCIL, BSA

Backpacking Program

We will be hiking a 50-mile section of the Foothills Trail from Sloan Bridge (Highway 107) to Table Rock State Park. During the week scouts will be focused on LNT training principles, Map/Compass reading, and backpacking skills. This trip is physically tough so be sure to get in shape BEFORE the trip.

Shuttles

Parents are responsible for dropping off at designated put in and picking up at designated take out locations. The Council can only shuttle equipment to the put in and take out locations.

We encourage parents and guardians to monitor email and texting applications for the duration of floats and hikes for the journey updates.

Crew Size

We recommend groups of 6 to 14 per week. Small or “partial” crews can be paired with other small crews (sign up early!). Combined crews from multiple units are welcome.

Adult Leadership

Crews must have two adult leaders or pair with another crew to meet 2–deep leadership requirements. At least one must be 21, and one 18. All adults must have a BSA Youth Protection card. Co-ed crews need co-ed leadership. Adults pay the same trip fees as youth.

Requirements

We recommend that Scout participants on ANY High Adventure be at least 13 years old. The following are minimum requirements, which must be met in order to ensure a safe and fun experience:

Paperwork submission, physical forms, dietary restriction information – 30 days prior to trip date.

1. Swimming Ability: All participants must pass the swimmer’s test. The standard BSA Swimmer’s Test will be used to classify swimmers and determine those eligible to go on canoe trips.
2. Canoe Handling Ability: Canoe trippers do not have to be “experts” before starting out. They should know the fundamentals of launching, paddling positions and strokes, general safety rules about wind and weather, loading and care of canoes, and canoeing safety.
3. Safety Afloat: All users of Council canoes should be trained in safety afloat. Adults must bring current BSA Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat cards. The courses are offered by the BSA Online Learning Center.

Nantahala River Rafting Fully Guided
Jun 23 all-day
Nantahala Outdoor Center

guests rafting on the Nantahala River Raft & Duck Rentals in North Carolina trip

A guided whitewater rafting trip is one of the best ways to experience the Nantahala Gorge. The crystal-clear Nantahala River is the perfect family-friendly river where experienced river guides will help you navigate through splashy Class II-III rapids and bouncy waves, with occasional calmer waters where you can enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery. The fully guided rafting trip the most popular adventure at NOC, with thousands of families returning year after year.

Sign-Up for Reedy’s Kids Club
Jun 23 all-day
Fluor Field – Greenville Drive Ballpark
Children’s Fountain at RiverPlace
Jun 23 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
RiverPlace

Children playing in the railroad-themed splash fountain at Riverplace

CHILDREN’S FOUNTAIN

Located at RiverPlace, this railroad-themed splash fountain is a popular spot to cool off in the summer months. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, from April 1 to October 31.

Wild Art Sculpture Showcase
Jun 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
NC Arboretum

The North Carolina Arboretum is going wild for art and nature in 2021 with Wild Art! On view April 1 through September 26, this outdoor sculpture exhibition features works by 17 local and national artists drawing inspiration from the natural environment. Situated throughout the Arboretum’s spacious, open-air gardens, the show offers guests a doorway into the wild world from the comfort and safety of cultivated landscapes transformed by art.

The 18 sculptures on display represent a variety of approaches to the theme of “wild art,” from the literal to the abstract, and are crafted from a diverse array of materials that will delight and inspire. Let your imagination take you on a wild journey into the world of plants and animals near and far with Wild Art at The North Carolina Arboretum.

The exhibit is available to all guests during normal Arboretum hours, and there is no admission cost to view the sculptures beyond our usual parking fee of $16 per personal vehicle.

Biltmore Gardens Railway
Jun 23 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Biltmore

Included with admission

Our fun-for-all-ages botanical model train displays invite you to experience our grounds in an engaging new way. Located in the Conservatory in the Walled Garden, the displays feature replicas of structures connected with Biltmore and its founder George Vanderbilt. Each beautifully executed piece was handcrafted from such natural elements as leaves, bark, and twigs.

In compliance with state and local mandates related to COVID-19, all guests must enter the Conservatory via the ADA entrance in the back and follow a one-way route.

Once Upon a Time
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Upcountry History Museum
Summer Animal Encounters
Jun 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Chimney Rock State Park

Join a Park Naturalist to meet some of our resident Animal Ambassadors.  Participants will learn what kind of wildlife inhabits the Park and their important role in the ecosystem.  You might even leave with a newfound appreciation for critters you once misunderstood.

Time: Weekdays only at 11am
Cost: Included with Park admission.
Greenville Heritage Sound Check: concert series on the Reedy River
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Peace Center amphitheater

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Last year we went virtual, and this year we are bringing it to you LIVE! Join us April 7 through September 29 for Greenville Heritage Sound Check presented by Pepsi Zero Sugar, a concert series located on the Reedy River. Each Wednesday night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. will feature live music on the Peace Center Amphitheatre stage. Grab your friends, reserve a T-mobile Safe Space Pod and we will see you on the river! Beverage delivery service will also be available.

Enjoy the concert in your own private viewing area in our T-Mobile Safe Space Pods.

  • Pods are $10 each and includes admission for up to 4 people in a sectioned off 6′ x 6′ space.
  • Admission is via pod purchase only.
  • Online reservations are highly encouraged to guarantee your spot. Pods will be sold at the door if space is available.
  • Online reservations for the upcoming week will open on Thursday at 10:00 am.
  • Gates open at 6:00 pm. Band starts at 6:30 pm.
  • Tickets are non-refundable and are required for admission to the event.
  • Tickets are only good for the date & specific pod purchased. Tickets are not transferable to future event dates.
  • Tickets will go on sale every Thursday at 10:00am for the next week’s concert.
  • Beer, wine, & Pepsi products will be available for purchase on site.
  • Larkins on the River will have food options available onsite. Menu and Ordering Info
  • Chairs and blankets are permitted.