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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Saturday, April 20, 2024
Southern Roots: A BBQ Reunion
Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Trailblazer Park

Join us on April 20th at Trailblazer Park for a reunion unlike any other!

Come enjoy delicious BBQ bites from some amazing local and guest pitmasters and chefs, live music, unlimited beverages, artisan market, great company and experience the joy of coming together as a community for an incredible cause – IDefine.

Over 30 pitmasters and chefs will be joining together as teams to cook over 15 different BBQ dishes! Each one of our amazing menu items created by our talented chefs will be ALL-INCLUSIVE, so you can eat and enjoy all day long!

ONE ticket price gets you FOUR hours of all the BBQ you can enjoy AND unlimited beverages!

Sunday, April 21, 2024
Strides for GAPS
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Conestee Park Pavilion

The event features a 0.4-mile-walk around Conestee Park, food, music, local vendors who serve the community, and activities for children. Strides for GAPS is the organization’s largest fundraiser providing the Upstate community the opportunity to celebrate people living with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) while raising vital funds to further the GAPS mission.

Saturday, April 27, 2024
Great Blue Gathering Fundraiser and Silent Auction
Apr 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Conestee Nature Preserve
Join us for our third annual Great Blue Gathering Fundraiser and Silent Auction! An evening of food, drink, music and fun, supporting Conestee Nature Preserve.
The setting couldn’t be more idyllic for our signature annual event at the Preserve. Join us for a pleasant spring evening wandering our scenic meadow and enjoying local food, local drinks, local music, and offerings from local artisans. As evening begins to fall, you’ll partake in a thoughtfully curated dinner and peruse a silent auction offering dozens of experiences, original artwork and other unique items. Finally, following dinner you’ll sit around a warm fire enjoying drinks and dessert, as the sounds of spring come to life!
And, on top of that, ALL proceeds benefit Conestee Nature Preserve’s mission to provide important opportunities for meaningful connection, discovery, and education in nature.
In all, your ticket to “GBG” includes:
Full dinner in the meadow with multiple entrée options (including vegetarian).
Open beer and wine bar.
Samples and experiences from a dozen local vendors.
Live music by Andrew Crocker!
Fireside drinks and dessert.
Access to silent auction items and experiences.
This year’s auction includes incredible vacation homes in Colorado and Costa Rica, local experiences like Jocassee boating, spa treatments, and a trip to Charleston + numerous original artworks from local artists!
Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Kids Classic Clarence Edwards Golf Tournament Benefitting the Meyer Center for Special Children
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am
Green Valley Country Club

Participants in the Kids Classic play 27 holes of golf consisting of Better Ball, Captain’s Choice, and Modified-Alternate Shot at one of six premium courses, as well as enjoy lunch on the course and a post tournament awards ceremony and dinner at Greenville Country Club. Locations include the Cliffs at Keowee Falls, Cliffs Valley, Green Valley Country Club, Greenville Country Club Riverside, Smithfield’s Country Club, and the Walker Course at Clemson University.

Funds raised from the annual tournament go towards continuing the vision of Dr. Meyer and supporting the nonprofit’s mission of providing education and intensive therapy services to empower children with disabilities to reach their maximum potential.

To register and learn about sponsorship opportunities, visit:

Wednesday, May 1, 2024
4th Annual Feast for Kids’ Sake AUCTION: All Things Food + Drink
May 1 @ 12:00 pm – May 4 @ 8:00 pm
Thursday, May 2, 2024
Twilight in the Garden
May 2 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Hatcher Garden & Woodland Preserve

Our Upstate’s Premier Garden Party! We look forward to this year’s signature fundraising event with an elegant, celebrated garden party including cocktails, an irresistible gourmet dinner by Cribbs Catering. Plus you can bid on the finest selection of both live and silent auction items from local artisans, shops, and individuals and the most fun trips around!

Chopped In the Burg
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Indigo Hall

Chopped in the Burg is a fundraiser where local chefs compete to create a dish using locally sourced ingredients in a race against the clock. Our Seed to Table program, which teaches agricultural and nutrition education to Spartanburg youth from grades K-5, is supported by this fundraiser. We provide hands-on education at the school gardens we build and maintain to teach children about sustainable agriculture and empower them to make healthy food choices.

Saturday, May 4, 2024
Cribbs Kitchen Burger Cook-Off
May 4 @ 12:00 pm
The Corner of W Main Street and Daniel Morgan Ave. Downtown Spartanburg

Join us for a sizzling celebration of flavor, fun, and fundraising at the annual Cribbs Kitchen Burger Cook-Off! This exciting event brings together local chefs, grilling enthusiasts, and community members in a friendly competition to create the ultimate burger, all while supporting children battling cancer.

This is our 9th year for the annual Cribbs Kitchen Burger Cook-Off and our biggest yet! With 17 teams prepared to show us what they’ve got, it’s an event you won’t want to miss. Come hungry and prepared to try all the teams’ delicious sliders so YOU can help choose the BEST burger in Spartanburg!

Presale tickets will be available on starting on April 1.

Remember: all proceeds benefit children battling cancer and their families in our community through Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas!

Follow us on Facebook @CribbsBurgerCookOff and Instagram: @BurgerCookOff

Saturday, May 4, 2024
12:00 pm – until the burgers sell out (~5 pm)

The Corner of W Main Street and Daniel Morgan Ave.
Downtown Spartanburg

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
SCWF Forks, Knives, + Spoonbills: A Conservation Dinner
May 8 @ 6:00 pm
Hotel Domestique's Restaurant 17

Join the South Carolina Wildlife Federation at Hotel Domestique’s Restaurant 17 in Travelers Rest near Greenville for a six-course conservation dinner featuring dishes inspired by imperiled bird species created by Chef Haydn Shaak, a 2022 South Carolina Chef Ambassador. This year’s featured species include the Eastern meadowlark, the little blue heron, the Eastern screech owl, the brown-headed nuthatch, the red-winged blackbird, and of course, the roseate spoonbill, whose conservation story inspired this dinner series. As each course is served, SCWF Industry Habitat Manager Jay Keck will share information about each species and the conservation efforts needed to help them thrive.

This convivial evening will not disappoint! Purchase your tickets early to ensure you can join us for this deliciously informative conservation dinner. All funds raised will benefit conservation and education programs of SCWF.

Thursday, May 9, 2024
Chef’s Dinner + Wine Tasting 4th Annual Feast For Kids’ Sake
May 9 @ 6:30 pm
Dray Bar and Grill

Join Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate for the 4th Annual Feast For Kids’ Sake.  Dray Bar & Grill in Spartanburg is hosting a Chef’s Dinner & Wine Tasting on Thursday, May 9th, at 6:30 PM, to raise funds for creating and supporting one-to-one mentoring relationships for underserved children and youth right here in our community. 

Other activities include a silent auction and door prizes.