25+ Things to Do With Your Family in August in Spartanburg, SC

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Wondering what things to do you’ll find in August? Though the month of August means back to school it’s also a month packed with fun things to do! So get out your calendar because August has some great ways to sneak in some more memory making before summer draws to a close.

Family Events in August

If your child is turning six in August (or turned six in July), don’t forget to pick up your free Pepsi Party Pack August 3 – 7, 2020.

August Events in Spartanburg, SC

It may be August, but we still have some summer vacation time. Buy a watermelon, watch for fireflies, and swim. These weeks are your last chance to enjoy the lazy days of summer with your kids before it’s back to hitting the books.

August 4, 2020: National Night Out at Heritage Park CCNB Amphitheater, 6 – 8 pm

August 4, 2020: See Playing with Firefor free at CCNB Amphitheater, 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

August 6, 2020: Make spinning tops with Spartanburg Library. This is a virtual class, sign up to pick up supplies in advance. 11 am

August 6, 2020: End of Summer Bash at Shipwreck Cove, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

August 8, 2020: Teen Movie Night at Plate 108, 6:30 – 9:30 pm, $5-40 depending on option Virtual option available.

August 9, 2020: Family Movie Night, Town of Lyman at the Lyman Amphitheater, 7:30 pm

August 21, 2020: Beach Bash at Shipwreck Cove, 7 pm – 10 pm

August 25, 2020: Make a Composition Notebook Cover with Spartanburg Library. Virtual event for tweens, pick up materials in advance. 2 pm

Find many virtual events for kids, tweens and teens at the Spartanburg Library. Supply kits are provided free for many of these events.

Find the Perfect Frozen Treat

Get an ice cream cone, fabulous milkshake or amazing shaved ice with these frozen treat recommendations near Spartanburg.

Swim & Splash Near Spartanburg

The water parks and splash pads will close after Labor Day weekend, and the water parks will only be open on the weekends once school starts. Go ahead and get those last swims in.

Here are the water parks and splash pads in Spartanburg. Also, find plenty more options for places to swim in Upstate, SC on our list.

Free Things to Do in Spartanburg

Summer doesn’t have to mean expensive. Here’s a long list of things to do in the summer in Spartanburg that are free or inexpensive.

Park Hop

You can still Park Hop in August. Park hoppers have until September 2nd to get in all their clues to earn prizes.

Choose shaded parks and pair them with a nearby treat for a fun morning out, like Linky Stone Park and Hendough Donuts in Greenville, SC.

Get Outdoors

Enjoy a picnic by the lake at Croft State Park or visit the natural trail for a little creek stomping.

Plan a trip to go camping near Spartanburg.

Explore the Stars

Have some fun in your own backyard exploring the stars and planets. Grab an app like Star Walk that will display the names of stars, constellations and planets as you point your phone at the sky. There are several apps that do this, so just grab whatever works for your device and has decent reviews.

Here’s how you can Spot the International Space Station!

Find the Space X Satellite Train!

Summer Day Trip from Spartanburg and Greenville

Squeeze in another day trip before summer comes to an end. Here’s our list of summer day trip ideas.

Also, See 500,000 LEGO bricks in sculptures at the NC Arboretum. LEGO fans will love the LEGO brick sculptures throughout the gardens. Use our tips to make this day trip an educational adventure!

Plan a tubing trip! Here’s a list of places to go tube down a river near Upstate, SC!

School Is Starting

School is starting soon and the busier days of drop offs, pick ups, and homework will be here by the end of the month.

Here’s a list of where you can Find Free School Supplies in Spartanburg. Note: we are currently updating this piece.

Tax Free Weekend

Tax Free Weekend in South Carolina is the first weekend in August, August 7th – 9th, 2020. Back to school items such as clothing, school supplies, and computers qualify for no sales tax. Several items such as jewelry and eye wear are not included.

We hope that you have a wonderful August. Leave us a comment if you have any questions or know of an event that we should add to our list.

What’s on your calendar for August?

Do you know of a fun, family-friendly local event we missed? Let us know in the comments.

About the Author
Jennifer relocated to Spartanburg seven years ago, and now spends her days working from home and taking care of her two kids. She loves this area because we can go from rural areas to urban areas to the mountains within an hour. Her favorite things to do with her kids are using their imaginations and visiting Spartanburg County local libraries. Follow Jennifer at www.litlovingmom.com.
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