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.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Banco de Comida I Food Pantry
Aug 17 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
United Ministries Administration and Emergency Assistance
Banco de Comida I Food Pantry
Aug 17 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
United Ministries
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Bootcandy by Robert O’Hara
Aug 17 @ 7:30 pm
Coffee Underground

Bootcandy by Robert O'Hara GREENVILLE

Robert O’Hara’s semi-autobiographical subversive comedy weaves together scenes, sermons, sketches, and daring meta-theatrics to create a kaleidoscopic portrayal of growing up gay and Black. Uproarious satire crashes headlong into the murky terrain of pain and pleasure and… Bootycandy.

Directed by Schuyler J. Carson and Kristofer Parker. RATED R for Sexual Situations & Language

Thursday, August 18, 2022
Eggs + Opportunities: Name Image Likeness
Aug 18 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
The Marden Center

Event Description:
Eggs & Opportunities
NIL – Name Image Likeness
Graham Neff – Director of Athletics
Steve Duzan – Sr. Associate AD
Full breakfast buffet
Fees/Admission:
Members – Table of 10 – $200
Members – Individual – $20
Non-Members – Table 10 – $250
Members – Individual – $25
Banco de Comida I Food Pantry
Aug 18 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
United Ministries Administration and Emergency Assistance
Banco de Comida I Food Pantry
Aug 18 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
United Ministries
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Taste of Middle Tyger
Aug 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Duncan Events Center
Taste of Middle Tyger

TASTE OF MIDDLE TYGER

ArtWalk | Downtown Spartanburg Art + Gallery Crawl
Aug 18 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Chapman Cultural Center

Spartanburg ArtWalk is a free self-guided tour through participating galleries across Spartanburg’s Downtown Cultural District. Stop by each 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:00 – 9:00 PM to enjoy Cocktails, hor d’oeuvres, and the Spartanburg cultural experience!

When: Each third Thursday of the month from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.

Where: Spartanburg Downtown Cultural District and more!

What: Art, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and the Spartanburg cultural experience.

Why: Galleries and museums stay open late to allow guests to enjoy various exhibitions and art-related activities. If touring the Spartanburg Arts Cultural is on your to-do list, there is no better time to do it than during Spartanburg ArtWalk! Wine. Food. Art. What more could you possibly need? 

View all the participating galleries, businesses, and museums courtesy of Spartanburg Art Museum!
https://www.spartanartwalk.org/ 
ArborEvenings
Aug 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum

Sip and stroll through the Arboretum’s gardens in the glow of the golden hour, all while listening to live music from a variety of local and regional artists! ArborEvenings runs Thursdays and most Fridays through September 30, 2022 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

There is no additional cost to attend ArborEvenings beyond our standard parking fee. As always, Arboretum Society members and their accompanying guests can enter for FREE (guests must be in member vehicles to receive free entry). Proceeds from ArborEvenings help support the The North Carolina Arboretum Society and further advance the Arboretum’s mission.

Find more information, including a musician schedule, here.

Beverage Service

Beer, Wine, and soft drinks will be for sale onsite at the Green Gardener’s Shed from 5:30 to 8:15 p.m. each night of the event. Outside alcohol is strictly prohibited, but guests are welcome to bring in water or a favorite non-alcoholic beverage.

Food Available for Pre-Order, Picnics Welcome

Although the Bent Creek Bistro will not be open during the event, they will be offering their delicious dining options at ArborEvenings via pre-order! Simply place your online order — including alcoholic beverages — up until 11 a.m. on the date you plan to attend, then pick up your order at the Baker Information Desk between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. (In the event of rain cancellation, pre-orders will be fully refunded.)

Guests are welcome to bring in outside food and non-alcoholic beverages. However, outside alcohol is strictly prohibited.

Please note: ArborEvenings will not be held in the event of rain. Please check the website or Facebook page by 3 p.m. for any cancellation announcements prior to attending. 

Dinner and a Movie: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Aug 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Eighteen Hundred Drayton Catering & Events

Dinner and a Movie: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

School’s back…but you already deserve a break! Take a night off from studying and enjoy a five-course dinner with Ferris and his friends!

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it! Stop by Drayton Mills on August 18th and be treated to a 5-course dinner inspired by the movie we’ll be screening…the skipping-school classic, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Held in Draper Hall, Dinner and a Movie features multiple table options. Ticket price includes dinner, dessert, and a private table. A cash bar is available.

House Party: Local Improv Teams
Aug 18 @ 9:00 pm
Alchemy Comedy Theater

House Party: Local Improv Teams

This show features a rotating line-up of long-form House Teams or students and is always headlined by Haymaker, our Flagship Harold team.

Here is the schedule for opening groups:

4/28: Monarch, a monoscene

5/5: Jolene, a Harold

5/12: Improv 501 Student Showcase

5/19: Crash, a student and player improv jam

5/26: Improv Student Showcase

6/2: Jolene and Monarch

6/9: Henry, a small town

6/16: Blockbuster Summer preview

6/23: Monarch, a monoscene

6/30: Jolene, a Harold

7/7: Henry, a small town

7/14: Crash, a student and player improv jam

7/21: Monarch, a monoscene

7/28: Jolene, a Harold

8/4: Henry, a small town

8/11: Crash, a student and player improv jam

8/18: Monarch, a monoscene

8/25: Henry, a small town

9/1: Henry, a small town

Friday, August 19, 2022
Banco de Comida I Food Pantry
Aug 19 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
United Ministries Administration and Emergency Assistance
Banco de Comida I Food Pantry
Aug 19 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
United Ministries
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Banco de Comida I Food Pantry
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Jesus the King AG
ArborEvenings
Aug 19 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum

Sip and stroll through the Arboretum’s gardens in the glow of the golden hour, all while listening to live music from a variety of local and regional artists! ArborEvenings runs Thursdays and most Fridays through September 30, 2022 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

There is no additional cost to attend ArborEvenings beyond our standard parking fee. As always, Arboretum Society members and their accompanying guests can enter for FREE (guests must be in member vehicles to receive free entry). Proceeds from ArborEvenings help support the The North Carolina Arboretum Society and further advance the Arboretum’s mission.

Find more information, including a musician schedule, here.

Beverage Service

Beer, Wine, and soft drinks will be for sale onsite at the Green Gardener’s Shed from 5:30 to 8:15 p.m. each night of the event. Outside alcohol is strictly prohibited, but guests are welcome to bring in water or a favorite non-alcoholic beverage.

Food Available for Pre-Order, Picnics Welcome

Although the Bent Creek Bistro will not be open during the event, they will be offering their delicious dining options at ArborEvenings via pre-order! Simply place your online order — including alcoholic beverages — up until 11 a.m. on the date you plan to attend, then pick up your order at the Baker Information Desk between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. (In the event of rain cancellation, pre-orders will be fully refunded.)

Guests are welcome to bring in outside food and non-alcoholic beverages. However, outside alcohol is strictly prohibited.

Please note: ArborEvenings will not be held in the event of rain. Please check the website or Facebook page by 3 p.m. for any cancellation announcements prior to attending. 

Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays
Aug 19 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
NOMA Square

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square opens at 5:30 p.m. and closes at 9:30 p.m., with bands playing two sets at 5:50 p.m. and 7:40 p.m. NOMA Square chairs go fast, so bring a tailgating chair if you are not arriving early.

South Carolina Aquarium Beer from Here
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
South Carolina Aquarium

Beer From Here is a one-of-a-kind night at the South Carolina Aquarium! Part of our After Hours event series, this all-inclusive evening lets you sample bountiful brews from some of the Lowcountry’s favorite breweries. Enjoy an IPA with a stingray, a lager with a loggerhead, a stout with a trout… and way more combinations than we can list! So join us for a night of hops on the Charleston Harbor — your ticket includes unlimited beer samples, light bites from local restaurants, entertainment, animal encounters and a souvenir tasting glass. This event is 21+.

The fun is brewing… buy your tickets before they sell out. Cheers!

Saturday, August 20, 2022
Banco de Comida I Food Pantry
Aug 20 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
United Ministries
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River and Brews – Small Town Craft Brewers Festival
Aug 20 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Nantahala Outdoor Center

Beer tastings at NOC

Just west of Asheville, you’ll find some hidden gems buried in the small mountain towns of WNC. From local breweries with unique and tasty pours, to creative artisans and quality craftspeople, these folks help make Western North Carolina as unique as the rivers that flow here.

Join us for a celebration of local breweries, music, and food! You’ll taste beers from over six local breweries, shop artisans and craftspeople, and enjoy sweet sounds from local bands and musicians, all in one magical place we call the Nantahala Gorge.

Come for the views and stay for the brews! Purchase a beer tasting ticket for only $25 or combine it with a morning rafting trip for only $79, for a savings of 15%!

  • Rafting Package Trips- 9-11:30 (select ticket & time)
  • 1-5 PM Beer Tastings
  • 1-5 PM Artisan Vendor Village
  • 1-4 PM Live Music – to be announced
  • 5-8 PM Live Music – Beer & Loathing

All attendees will receive a souvenir taster cup and lanyard.

You must be 21+ to purchase a ticket, but families are welcome to attend! Kid’s activities like treetop nets, Z-lap adventure park, and all our other adventures, restaurants, and lodging are open for business!

Playing for our Partners – Live Music at the Old Rock Cafe
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Old Rock Cafe

Live music returns to the Old Rock Cafe with our new music series: Playing for our Partners. Come enjoy an evening of good food and good music on the deck overlooking the Rocky Broad River and support a good cause, too. A percentage of proceeds from each event in the series will benefit one of our local non-profit partners. The August event will feature musician Mike Pauer and support Conserving Carolina.

 

*This event is at the Old Rock Cafe, not inside the Park*