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.

Apr
26
Fri
Classic World Cinema at Flood Gallery @ Flood Gallery
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open donation. 

Apr
27
Sat
Kings Mountain Running Festival 2019 @ YMCA Camp Cherokee
Apr 27 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

We hope you join us for our annual run at Kings Mountain State Park in Clover South Carolina!

In 2019, with fresh legs, we’ve teamed up with the Camp Cherokee YMCA staff to make this event bigger, better, and more inclusive than ever before. With the addition of the kid’s races, 5k, and a 10k to the half and full marathon, there will be something for everyone. This event supports Camp Cherokee’s revitalization efforts and helps get more kids to camps.

Children 9+ can certainly sign up for the 5k or 10k if the parents feel like the child is adequately prepared for the distance otherwise children who sign up for the kids races will be set into the following groups and distances.

Ages: Distance
5-6: 1k
7-9: 2k
10-14: 3k

We’ll run these a couple times through out the morning to give parents a chance to run with the tots after their race and complete details will be posted to the website and athlete guide at www.runkingsmountain.com

It was a little army and a little battle, but it was of mighty portent.

In 1780, atop Kings Mountain the Patriot Militia toppled the Royal Loyalists in the Revolutionary War. When the smoke cleared on the mountain’s steep western ridge, the Patriot Militia stood victorious.
“This is a place of inspiring memories. Here less than a thousand men, inspired by the urge of freedom, defeated a superior force entrenched in this strategic position.”

– President Herbert Hoover, October 7, 1930, atop Kings Mountain.
President Teddy Roosevelt once called this small but strategic victory the “turning point of the American Revolution.”

And to this day, the battle’s spirit lives on in the inhabitants of York County, South Carolina. Folks here carry a certain dignity because of their home’s unique place in history. And why shouldn’t they? It’s beautiful and rugged land they live on!
Which is why it won’t surprise you to hear that 230 years after the famous triumph, a small band of runners came directly to Kings Mountain for their own “battle.” A freak snowstorm and a last-minute marathon race cancellation had left them with little choice.

You see, just like the Patriot militia, they had something to prove. And if they could just get a race organizer to meet a few simple demands, they were going to fight for it.

So, they got in touch with Adventure Geek Productions, and inside an hour, the new Kings Mountain Militia was formed, and the battle was on!
Only this time the enemy wasn’t a red coated army. It was the terrain itself. Specifically, 26.2 miles of it. They called the challenge Kings Mountain Marathon.
Yes, this course has hills. Kings MOUNTAIN Running Festival.

The marathon fulfills all the marathonmaniacs.com requirements to count towards a marathon completion in all 50 states. A half marathon and full marathon course have been designed and tested by local runners to provide the best scenery, safety, and support for your race experience.

All 5k, 10k, half and full marathon participants will receive event t-shirts and all finishers will receive a custom finishers medal and other goodies!
Yes this course has hills. Kings MOUNTAIN Marathon.

This race fulfills all of the marathonmaniacs.com requirements to count towards a marathon completion in all 50 states. A half marathon and full marathon course have been designed and tested by local runners to provide the best scenery, safety, and support for your race experience.

All half and full marathon participants will receive event t-shirts and all finishers will receive a custom finishers medal and other goodies!

Pre-Registration Fees
Half-Marathon – $60
Marathon – $90

Race Day Registration Fees
Half-Marathon – $70
Marathon – $100

Race day registration will be available from 6:30AM-7:45AM.
*Participants who register on race day may not receive a t-shirt due to limited supply

Packet Pickup
Packet Pickup will be available on Friday at the starting line, from 5PM – 7PM and again on race day from 6:30AM to 7:45AM.

https://www.facebook.com/events/290855568420065/

Food Box Delivery volunteers needed!
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

WNCAP (Western North Carolina AIDS Project) Dedicated to preventing new cases of HIV/AIDS and promoting self-sufficiency in people living with HIV. WNCAP provides HIV-related client support, prevention, education and advocacy activities guided by the belief that all people are entitled to equal access to health care and disease prevention.
WNCAP needs volunteers for the 2nd & 4th Saturday morning Food Box Delivery: 10am-noon. Ride with another team member and deliver pre-packed boxes of food to home-bound, food insecure families living in the Asheville/ Buncombe area. Requires ability to lift 50 pounds, good driving record, and confidentiality. More info at [email protected] , 828-252-7489 ext. 315.

Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit @ NC Arboretum
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

Apr
28
Sun
OconeeMan @ South Cove County Park
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

A Half Iron Distance and Sprint Distance Triathlon event.

Formerly the Mountains to Main Street Triathlon, OconeeMan will take place completely within and around South Cove County Park in Seneca, SC. This move will eliminate the point to point nature of the event and give reason to add a sprint distance to the mix. The Half Marathon & 5K normally held as part of the Mountains to Main Street Festival will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2019.

https://www.facebook.com/events/498361523966824/

Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit @ NC Arboretum
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

Sundays Unplugged at The Chapman Cultural Center @ The Chapman cultural Center
Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sundays Unplugged

All of the museums are open, live music and artists on the plaza… Stop by!

At the beginning of the year, Chapman extended its hours to include Sundays 1-5 p.m. to better accommodate patrons’ schedules. Within a few weeks, all museums and galleries were open on Sundays. To add value to the experience, local musicians were brought in to perform free mini-concerts 2-4 p.m. This Sunday, Brandon Skipper will entertain with his adult alternative stylings from 2-4 p.m.

In addition to free music, patrons can enjoy Sunday Art Market, a bazaar of locally handmade artwork. As always, Artists’ Guild Gallery, Spartanburg Art Museum, and Spartanburg Regional History Museum are free, and Spartanburg Science Center is open for a small fee. There are affordable cultural activities and entertainment available for all ages and tastes.

The latest addition to Sundays Unplugged–Sunday Art Market–provides vending opportunities to local artists in order to “encourage a culturally vibrant community.” The market will be open on Sundays year-round. All items for purchase are handmade and come from a wide array of mediums. All sales are received wholly by the artists.

Any local artist interested in participating must pay $10 per twelve-month period and complete the application. Find the form online or ask for one upon arrival. Only individuals or non-profit artist groups are eligible. Ten-foot by 10-foot spaces are allotted on a first-come-first-serve basis, but artists must provide their own tables, chairs, tents, etc. and be able to set up without staff assistance. Items for sale have to be local and original.

Find out more about Sundays Unplugged at Chapman Cultural Center by calling (864) 542-ARTS or visiting ChapmanCulturalCenter.org.

Event Time(s)
1-5 p.m.
– See more at: http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/events.php?id=1106#sthash.oRvvYoKi.dpuf

Apr
29
Mon
Checkers
Apr 29 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

You’re not the only who doesn’t have someone to play checkers with – Now you do!

CC Woodson Community Center
210 Bomar Avenue
864-596-3710
Zumba!
Apr 29 @ 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
Apr
30
Tue
Checkers
Apr 30 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

You’re not the only who doesn’t have someone to play checkers with – Now you do!

CC Woodson Community Center
210 Bomar Avenue
864-596-3710
May
2
Thu
Zumba! GOLD
May 2 @ 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
Storytime at Fiction Addiction @ Fiction Addiction
May 2 @ 11:30 am

Fiction Addiction Storytime

Fiction Addiction hosts a free children’s storytime at our shop at 1175 Woods Crossing Rd. #5 every Thursday morning at 10:30am.

Bring your preschool children to Fiction Addiction for a free weekly storytime reading. Call us at 864-675-0540 or email us at [email protected] for the name of the book we will be reading each week. Children will also receive a coloring page associated with the story.

Visit : fictionaddiction.com

Boiling Springs Library : Playful Preschoolers Story Time
May 2 @ 2:30 pm

 


Boiling Springs Library :

Playful Preschoolers Story Time 3 – 4 years old Thursday 10:30 AM

871 Double Bridge Rd

Boiling Springs, SC 29316

(864)578-3665

Hours:

Mon, Tues, Thurs – 10am to 8pm

Wed, Fri, Sat – 10am to 6pm

Sun – 1:30pm to 6pm

Checkers
May 2 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

You’re not the only who doesn’t have someone to play checkers with – Now you do!

CC Woodson Community Center
210 Bomar Avenue
864-596-3710
Zumba!
May 2 @ 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
Contra Dance At The OFB @ Warren Wilson College
May 2 @ 8:00 pm

Come on out and Contra Dance with the Old Farmer’s Ball. Free lesson starts at 7:30 PM and the dance starts at 8.

May
3
Fri
Classic World Cinema at Flood Gallery @ Flood Gallery
May 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open donation. 

May
4
Sat
Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit @ NC Arboretum
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

May
5
Sun
Biltmore-Kiwanis 15k/5k Classic
May 5 @ 7:30 am – 11:00 am

A toast to the Kiwanis Club of Asheville as we celebrate the 22nd year of the Biltmore-Kiwanis 15K/5K Classic on the Biltmore Estate and the 100th anniversary of Kiwanis. This majestic course should be on every runners list to run again and again! Starting at the estate winery, we will wind through scenic property, passing by America’s oldest private residence and through the fragrant gardens, taking in the undisturbed beauty that the Vanderbilts fell in love with over a century ago.

Registration
Online registration for the Biltmore-Kiwanis 15K/5K Classic will open at 9:00 AM on Saturday, September 1 and will close on Thursday, May 2 at 9:00 PM.

Start Times
15K – 7:30 AM
5K – 7:45 AM
All races start at Antler Hill Village

Entry Fees
September 1-December 31, 2018: 15K-$55, 5K-$40
January 1-March 31, 2019: 15K-$60, 5K-$45
April 1 thru race day: 15K-$65, 5K-$50

All entry fees include one entry ticket onto the Biltmore Estate (excluding the house) through 1:00 PM on race day.

A spectator ticket is required for each guest that is not running the race or that is not volunteering. These tickets may be purchased at packet pick-up from a Biltmore Estate representative. The cost per race day spectator ticket is $23 plus tax.

Course(s)
Both races are run entirely on the scenic grounds of the Biltmore Estate. During the event, vehicular traffic will be limited and controlled. Both courses are USATF certified. Chip timing will be used for both races. Pre-race training prior to the event is prohibited since the entire course is on paved roads with heavy vehicular traffic and on the private property of the Biltmore Estate. Due to directional flow for traffic, it will not be possible to drive the course as it is to be run. All participants must be off the course prior to 9:45 a.m.

15K Course Description
The 15K course is run entirely on the scenic grounds of the Biltmore Estate. Beginning at the Winery Village area, the course climbs to the Deerpark Restaurant then descends and climbs along the main road to Biltmore House, where runners will loop in front of its massive front doors. Runners will then circle through the Walled Garden, pass by the Azalea Garden and lagoon along the French Broad River, and finish by returning to the Winery. The first half of the course has two challenging hills, while the second half is downhill-to-flat.

5K Course Description
The 5K course is run entirely on the scenic grounds of the Biltmore Estate. The 5K Course is a flat, out-and-back course starting at the Winery and paralleling the French Broad River. It is a great course to get a running PR!

Course maps are on our website
http://bit.ly/BiltmoreKiwanisClassic

Packet Pickup/Late Registration
Saturday, May 4 – 12:00-8:00 PM – TBA

Sunday, May 5 – 6:00-7:00 AM – Group Sales Parking Lot, Biltmore Estate (1 Lodge Street, Asheville NC 28803)

Asheville Pre/Post Race Events
Friday, May 3 – TBA
Saturday, May 4 – TBA

Stuff
All Biltmore-Kiwanis 5K/15K Classic runners will receive a short-sleeve cotton/tech blend shirt. Those wanting a short-sleeve tech shirt may pay $5 extra during registration.

Shirts will be ordered on April 18 so anyone registering after that date may not receive a shirt and/or in the size they prefer. We encourage you to register before this date.

For the third consecutive year, we are offering a commemorative race medal for our runners to purchase! Whether you are just now registering or have already signed up, you are able to purchase this gorgeous trinket within your account under add-ons. Last year we sold out three weeks before the race so make sure you purchase yours today!

Awards
15K
Special awards will be presented to the top three overall male and female.

Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers in the following age groups:

15 & Under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over

5K
Special awards will be presented to the top three overall male and female.

Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers in the following age groups:

15 & Under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over

Additional Details & Registration Link
http://bit.ly/Biltmore-Kiwanis15Kand5KClassic

http://bit.ly/Biltmore-Kiwanis-Classic

https://www.facebook.com/events/468346153682107/

Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit @ NC Arboretum
May 5 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.