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.

Interested in adding an event to our calendar? Please click the green “Post Your Event” button below.

Friday, May 24, 2024
2024 Fairy Door Sponsor
May 24 – Aug 31 all-day
Bullington Gardens

Last year, our fairy gardens attracted almost 9,000 visitors between June and August 2023. We see this as an opportunity to highlight Bullington’s circle of contributors through the sponsorship of a fairy door. The handcrafted doors will have the sponsor’s name, will be opened by guests to reveal a hidden message, and will be given to the sponsors when they are taken down after the summer.

Here are just a few statistics about the 2023 Fairy trail and sponsors from last year:

  • Visitors – Local visitors (from a 50-mile radius) numbered 2,647. Total visitors: over 8,700 from 18 countries, 41 different states, and D.C., 138 cities in N.C., 52 cities in S.C.

  • Appeared on WLOS and over 15 print publications.

  • Appeared in over a hundred social media posts (YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.)

  • Acknowledgement of sponsors were printed on 1350 of the Woodland Gazettes that were given out to children as they visited.

  • Sponsors were highlighted in our Friends of Bullington newsletter.

The dates of the fairy garden will run from June 1, 2024, through August 31, 2024. Please consider being one of our ‘Sponsors with Heart’ by purchasing a fairy door. We need to hear from you no later than April 15, 2024, so we can customize your door and message in time for the grand opening of our Fairy Gardens kickoff.

Fairy Door Sponsor Information:

Thank you for supporting Bullington Gardens, and sharing our passion for providing WNC with magical public gardens aimed to connect to the natural world and provide science-based education.

Dates: June 1- August 31, 2024

Location: Bullington Gardens Fairy Trail, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail, Hendersonville, NC 28792

Sponsor Benefits $350

  • Business or name listed on a medium (approx.) 12” fairy house doors. (You can help our artist to design if ordered early enough)

  • Recognition of sponsorship in Bullington Board newsletter.

  • Acknowledgment on the Bullington Gardens social media pages.

  • Sponsor logo and link on the Bullington Gardens website for 90 days

  • Donation is tax-deductible.

Invoices and tax-deductible receipts will be sent from Bullington Gardens, Inc. Please send payment and the form below by April 15, 2024. For any questions, please contact Annie Higgins at [email protected] or call (828) 698-6104

Sponsor a door here.

Hippies by the River
May 24 all-day
Events by the River

Join us for an unforgettable day of peace, love, and music at Hippies by the River! This groovy event will take place on Fri May 24 2024 – May 26 2024 at 62 Arnold Branch Rd.

Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the 60s and 70s, as we celebrate the spirit of the counterculture movement. With live performances from talented local artists, you’ll be transported back to a time of freedom and self-expression.

At Hippies by the River, you can expect a laid-back and friendly environment where you can connect with like-minded individuals. Feel free to dress up in your favorite hippie attire, and don’t forget to bring your blankets and picnic baskets to enjoy the beautiful riverside location.

Indulge in delicious food from various food trucks offering a wide range of cuisines. Explore the colorful market stalls filled with unique handmade crafts, jewelry, and vintage clothing.

Whether you’re a true flower child or simply curious about the hippie culture, Hippies by the River promises a day filled with good vibes, great music, and positive energy. So mark your calendars and get ready to experience a groovy time!

SC Child care Resource + Referral Search Engine
May 24 all-day
online
Summer is right around the corner, and that means it’s time to start thinking about additional childcare! With many Upstate residents juggling work AND family life, the thought of summer break can be a huge stressor!
Fortunately, the folks at SC Child Care Resource & Referral Search Engine understand, and have created a comprehensive tool to connect you with childcare resources across the state.
Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays
May 24 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
NOMA Square

Wind up the work week at Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays presented by Pepsi, listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment.

FREE ADMISSION

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.

Main Street Fridays
May 24 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
NOMA Square

Wind up the work week at Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays presented by Pepsi, listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment.

FREE ADMISSION

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.

April 5, Iliana Rose Cuban Jazz Band

April 12, Encore

April 19, Hwy 25 Band

April 26, Alice’s Marmalade Cat

May 3, Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues

May 17, Upstate of Mind

May 24, Eric Weiler Group

May 31, Eclectic Band

June 7, Sweet Soul

June 14, Kami Ocean & The Rhythm

June 21, Xperience Soul

June 28, Carolina Coast Band

July 5, Jazzy Trinity – A Stevie Wonder Tribute

July 12, Infinity Remix

July 19, Marvin King Revue

July 26, Beth Inabinett & For the Funk of It

August 2, David Rodriguez & The Latin Hustle

August 9, Rock N Roll Reunion

August 16, Soulfield 7

August 23, Hot As A Pepper

August 30, Shades of Brown

September 6, Tuxedo Junction

September 13, Whitney Bradley & Groove Planet

September 20, Split Shot

September 27, True Blues

Gallabrae Scottish Parade
May 24 @ 6:00 pm
Main Street in downtown Greenville, SC

We’ll be marching north on Main Street in downtown Greenville from Broad Street to East North Street.
More, more, more. That’s been our motto for our Parades, and we sure have more more more for you in 2024. There will be more pipe bands, marching clans, Scottish Chiefs, and a multitude of Scottish-themed entries. Floats, Scottish Woods Faeries, Braveheart, Axe-throwers, Longbow Archers, Scottish military re-enactors, more more more.

Our Joint Military Salute is bringing in stunning additions to our Parade. Look for lots of stars — the kind you see on the shoulders of the finest military officers in the US and Scotland. We will have 8 Royal Highland Fusiliers serving as the Honor Guard of the games. Greenville will never have seen a Parade like this. Bring your family and check it out.

See you Friday, May 24th 2024 at 6pm on Main Street in downtown Greenville, SC!

The Parade route: starts at the Peace Center and ends where E. North Street crosses Main Street.

For more information email: [email protected]

Saturday, May 25, 2024
Gallabrae: Greenville Scottish Games
May 25 all-day
Furman University
The Scots brought a lot more to America than just the bagpipes; they brought independence, a fierce fighting spirit, a strong love of family and clan, a quirky sense of humor and enjoyment in their surroundings. We’re capturing all this and more with an overflowing series of activities bringing the best of Scotland and our rich Southern heritage together for your enjoyment. 

The Greenville Scottish Games anchors Gallabrae, and embodies the finest of Scottish traditions brought to new levels of excellence.

The Greenville Scottish Games began in 2006, and from its inception has consistently taken an innovative, fresh approach to celebrating Scottish heritage. Greenville is nestled in arguably the highest concentration of Scots-Irish descent in the country. The legacy left to us resonates throughout the Upstate in our place names, our attitude toward family, our sense of humor, and our love of country.

Great Scot Parade – Friday, May 24th, 2024 at 6pm on Main Street in downtown Greenville.

Greenville Scottish Games – Saturday, May 25th, 2024 at Furman University.

 

Adult advance online ticket (age 13 and above) = $20

Child advance online ticket (age 5 to 12) = $10

Children under 5 get in free.

Free general parking. Gates open at 8:30am.

Tickets include Happy Hour/Celtic Jam Party after Games.

No pets allowed.

Please bring your own chairs.

No alcohol may be brought into the Games.

Active Duty Military get in free with their Military ID.

Veterans (with valid Veteran related ID) will get a $5 discount on admission for their ticket. This only applies to ticket sales made on Saturday, May 25th at the Games.

Children 4 years old and younger get in free.

Event is rain or shine.

Hippies by the River
May 25 all-day
Events by the River

Join us for an unforgettable day of peace, love, and music at Hippies by the River! This groovy event will take place on Fri May 24 2024 – May 26 2024 at 62 Arnold Branch Rd.

Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the 60s and 70s, as we celebrate the spirit of the counterculture movement. With live performances from talented local artists, you’ll be transported back to a time of freedom and self-expression.

At Hippies by the River, you can expect a laid-back and friendly environment where you can connect with like-minded individuals. Feel free to dress up in your favorite hippie attire, and don’t forget to bring your blankets and picnic baskets to enjoy the beautiful riverside location.

Indulge in delicious food from various food trucks offering a wide range of cuisines. Explore the colorful market stalls filled with unique handmade crafts, jewelry, and vintage clothing.

Whether you’re a true flower child or simply curious about the hippie culture, Hippies by the River promises a day filled with good vibes, great music, and positive energy. So mark your calendars and get ready to experience a groovy time!

American Kennel Club Dog Agility Trial
May 25 @ 8:00 am
WNC Ag. Center

The Blue Ridge Agility Club of Western North Carolina will host an American Kennel Club (AKC) agility trial during the Memorial Day weekend, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, May 24 – 27, 2023.  The event will be held at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center McGough Arena in Fletcher from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm Friday-Sunday and 8:00 am-1:00 pm on Monday. Spectators are welcome to attend and admission is free. Please leave your dog comfortably at home.

Over 300 purebred dogs, from throughout the southeast, will compete at various levels of difficulty, against each other and the clock. There will be approximately 70 AKC-registered breeds competing.

Agility is a competitive team sport that involves a handler and his or her dog.  The object of agility is for the handler to navigate the dog through a timed obstacle course without the dog making a mistake. The agility course is comprised of jumps; weave poles, tunnels and climbing apparatuses. Agility rules focus on safety for the dog. The sport of agility combines control, training and drive into a challenging game for both the handler and the dog. Agility training heightens the bond between dog and handler and provides fun exercise for both. Agility is one of the fastest-growing dog sports in the USA.

The FAST (Fifteen and Send Time) class will be offered Friday through Sunday. The FAST class is an additional test of strategy, accuracy, speed, timing and distance handling, to demonstrate a dog’s athletic ability. The distance challenge must be completed correctly for a qualifying run; it can be attempted anytime during the run.

Time 2 Beat (T2B) will be offered each day. Each dog has the chance to set the “Time to Beat” for each jump height. This class is the most interactive class with the most accurate and fastest dog setting the pace.  Dogs from the novice, open and excellent classes compete against each other on the same course.

AKC’s exciting Premier classes will be offered all four days. Premier courses are designed to challenge dogs and their handlers at an increased skill and speed level. The courses are set above the Master class with varied approach angles, spacing and discrimination obstacles.

The American Kennel Club was founded in 1884 and is the nation’s leading not-for-profit organization devoted to the study, breeding, exhibiting and advancement of purebred dogs.

 For more information about the trial or the Blue Ridge Agility Club, visit www.blueridgeagilityclub.com

TD Saturday Market
May 25 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Main Street at McBee Avenue

On Saturday mornings from the beginning of May until the end of October, two blocks of downtown Greenville’s Main Street are transformed into a bustling farmers’ market. The market features over 75 vendors selling the season’s freshest produce and the area’s most original and high quality crafts.  Each week thousands of people flock to the TD Saturday Market for locally-sourced products where all food must be grown or produced within 100 miles of Greenville and crafters are highly-encouraged to use locally-sourced supplies.

There is something undeniably special about Greenville’s TD Saturday Market. We invite you to join us Saturday mornings to experience it for yourself!

Volunteer with Meals on Wheels
May 25 @ 9:00 am
Meals on Wheels- Greenville

Bring hope to the homebound.

DELIVERY VOLUNTEERS

INDIVIDUAL
VOLUNTEERS

No matter what your schedule is like, we can find a route for you—whether you want to deliver daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or just occasionally. Ready to deliver? Fill out an application today!

FILL OUT AN APPLICATION

ROUTE
SUBSTITUTES

Sometimes our scheduled volunteers are unable to make their routes due to illness or other commitments. If you are interested in becoming a substitute, sign up for emails to get notifications on open routes!

SIGN UP FOR NOTIFICATIONS

ROUTE
PARTNERS

We have nearly 150 Route Partners who deliver meals regularly to our homebound clients. Learn more about this program now!

GET YOUR GROUP INVOLVED

OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Meal Packaging

MEAL PACKAGING

We need volunteers to pack nearly 1,500 meals every Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until approximately 10:00 a.m. The food is prepared by our kitchen staff and set-up in an assembly line for packaging.

Pet Food Packaging

PET FOOD PACKAGING

Meals on Wheels also strives to help the pets of the homebound in Greenville. We need volunteers to package dog and cat food for monthly distribution and to organize pet food drives.

Greeting

MEAL DISTRIBUTION

Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday from 10:30 until 12 pm to greet in-coming volunteers, hand out route sheets and answer questions.

Special Events

SPECIAL EVENTS

Our annual events are great fundraising opportunities. They’re also a lot of fun, whether you get involved as a participant, committee member, volunteer or corporate sponsor.

Food Box Delivery volunteers needed!
May 25 @ 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.

Fueled at Fretwell
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Fretwell Spartanburg

Come join us at Fretwell for our inaugural Car Show and a live Car Auction hosted by our friends at Bid Y’all. This unique event features cars and coffee (what a great combo!).

Cars will be presented at our lawn at Fretwell. Coffee (and other beverages) will be available for purchase at the Little River Cafe.

Car Show Registration

Registration is required to show your car and save your spot on the lawn. Included in the price of your registration is free coffee and breakfast provided by Little River Roasting, a t-shirt, and stickers.

Fill out the form by clicking the button below to register.

REGISTER MY CAR

Sunday, May 26, 2024
Hippies by the River
May 26 all-day
Events by the River

Join us for an unforgettable day of peace, love, and music at Hippies by the River! This groovy event will take place on Fri May 24 2024 – May 26 2024 at 62 Arnold Branch Rd.

Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the 60s and 70s, as we celebrate the spirit of the counterculture movement. With live performances from talented local artists, you’ll be transported back to a time of freedom and self-expression.

At Hippies by the River, you can expect a laid-back and friendly environment where you can connect with like-minded individuals. Feel free to dress up in your favorite hippie attire, and don’t forget to bring your blankets and picnic baskets to enjoy the beautiful riverside location.

Indulge in delicious food from various food trucks offering a wide range of cuisines. Explore the colorful market stalls filled with unique handmade crafts, jewelry, and vintage clothing.

Whether you’re a true flower child or simply curious about the hippie culture, Hippies by the River promises a day filled with good vibes, great music, and positive energy. So mark your calendars and get ready to experience a groovy time!

SC Child care Resource + Referral Search Engine
May 26 all-day
online
Summer is right around the corner, and that means it’s time to start thinking about additional childcare! With many Upstate residents juggling work AND family life, the thought of summer break can be a huge stressor!
Fortunately, the folks at SC Child Care Resource & Referral Search Engine understand, and have created a comprehensive tool to connect you with childcare resources across the state.
American Kennel Club Dog Agility Trial
May 26 @ 8:00 am
WNC Ag. Center

The Blue Ridge Agility Club of Western North Carolina will host an American Kennel Club (AKC) agility trial during the Memorial Day weekend, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, May 24 – 27, 2023.  The event will be held at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center McGough Arena in Fletcher from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm Friday-Sunday and 8:00 am-1:00 pm on Monday. Spectators are welcome to attend and admission is free. Please leave your dog comfortably at home.

Over 300 purebred dogs, from throughout the southeast, will compete at various levels of difficulty, against each other and the clock. There will be approximately 70 AKC-registered breeds competing.

Agility is a competitive team sport that involves a handler and his or her dog.  The object of agility is for the handler to navigate the dog through a timed obstacle course without the dog making a mistake. The agility course is comprised of jumps; weave poles, tunnels and climbing apparatuses. Agility rules focus on safety for the dog. The sport of agility combines control, training and drive into a challenging game for both the handler and the dog. Agility training heightens the bond between dog and handler and provides fun exercise for both. Agility is one of the fastest-growing dog sports in the USA.

The FAST (Fifteen and Send Time) class will be offered Friday through Sunday. The FAST class is an additional test of strategy, accuracy, speed, timing and distance handling, to demonstrate a dog’s athletic ability. The distance challenge must be completed correctly for a qualifying run; it can be attempted anytime during the run.

Time 2 Beat (T2B) will be offered each day. Each dog has the chance to set the “Time to Beat” for each jump height. This class is the most interactive class with the most accurate and fastest dog setting the pace.  Dogs from the novice, open and excellent classes compete against each other on the same course.

AKC’s exciting Premier classes will be offered all four days. Premier courses are designed to challenge dogs and their handlers at an increased skill and speed level. The courses are set above the Master class with varied approach angles, spacing and discrimination obstacles.

The American Kennel Club was founded in 1884 and is the nation’s leading not-for-profit organization devoted to the study, breeding, exhibiting and advancement of purebred dogs.

 For more information about the trial or the Blue Ridge Agility Club, visit www.blueridgeagilityclub.com

Volunteer with Meals on Wheels
May 26 @ 9:00 am
Meals on Wheels- Greenville

Bring hope to the homebound.

DELIVERY VOLUNTEERS

INDIVIDUAL
VOLUNTEERS

No matter what your schedule is like, we can find a route for you—whether you want to deliver daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or just occasionally. Ready to deliver? Fill out an application today!

FILL OUT AN APPLICATION

ROUTE
SUBSTITUTES

Sometimes our scheduled volunteers are unable to make their routes due to illness or other commitments. If you are interested in becoming a substitute, sign up for emails to get notifications on open routes!

SIGN UP FOR NOTIFICATIONS

ROUTE
PARTNERS

We have nearly 150 Route Partners who deliver meals regularly to our homebound clients. Learn more about this program now!

GET YOUR GROUP INVOLVED

OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Meal Packaging

MEAL PACKAGING

We need volunteers to pack nearly 1,500 meals every Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until approximately 10:00 a.m. The food is prepared by our kitchen staff and set-up in an assembly line for packaging.

Pet Food Packaging

PET FOOD PACKAGING

Meals on Wheels also strives to help the pets of the homebound in Greenville. We need volunteers to package dog and cat food for monthly distribution and to organize pet food drives.

Greeting

MEAL DISTRIBUTION

Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday from 10:30 until 12 pm to greet in-coming volunteers, hand out route sheets and answer questions.

Special Events

SPECIAL EVENTS

Our annual events are great fundraising opportunities. They’re also a lot of fun, whether you get involved as a participant, committee member, volunteer or corporate sponsor.

IXP Teen Program Interest Meeting
May 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Long Branch Baptist Church

Are you on the lookout for a program that empowers and guides teens towards self-sufficiency in adulthood? Join us at our 2024-2025 Intensive Excellence Program Interest Meeting to learn about the application process, orientation, and program expectations.

Our Intensive Excellence Program (IXP) is committed to equipping teens with essential life skills, including Career & Education Planning and Development, Personal Finance Management, Mental Health Awareness, and Character Development.

We invite parents, students, and prospective Success Coaches to come to our wonderful meeting.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to register yourself and your teen(s) to access invaluable knowledge! Plus, enjoy light snacks and beverages during the meeting.

For further details about our program, visit the Teen page on our website and secure your spot at the meeting! (https://gene-xcellence/teens)

English Country Dance
May 26 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Harvest House Community Center
  • 2nd and 4th Sundays – check the calendar on our home page
  • 4 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Mid-Winter English Country Dance Weekend – Feb 2-4, 2024
  • There is also an ECD Wednesday evening from 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm; various callers; and recorded music.
  • (This is not an OFB activity) For information contact: [email protected]
  • Mission & Vision

    Our mission is to bring joy to our community by cultivating folk and social dance and music traditions.

    Our vision is of people coming together to experience the joy of dance and music.

    Values

    • Welcoming – A safe and inviting space for dancers, musicians, and callers.
    • Community – We value respect, inclusiveness, diversity, consent, and multigenerational interaction.
    • Ownership – Volunteer investment in the organization.
    • Joy/Smiles – Presence in the moment.
    • Development – Artistic growth and skill of callers, musicians, and dancers.
Monday, May 27, 2024
SC Child care Resource + Referral Search Engine
May 27 all-day
online
Summer is right around the corner, and that means it’s time to start thinking about additional childcare! With many Upstate residents juggling work AND family life, the thought of summer break can be a huge stressor!
Fortunately, the folks at SC Child Care Resource & Referral Search Engine understand, and have created a comprehensive tool to connect you with childcare resources across the state.