June is full of fun in the sun and escapes from the heat near Spartanburg. Depending on the weather of the day, you can plan to take your family indoors or outdoors. With the start of summer break, the calendar is packed with family-friendly events. You have your choice of movies, live entertainment, and more! See our list of events in the area below.
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25 Awesome Things to Do In Spartanburg In June
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Father’s Day Events
Father’s Day is Sunday, June 17th. There are several events around the area that focus on this special holiday.
Hearts of Clay is offering a Kids Night Out where children will make a Father’s Day gift on Friday, June 7th from 6pm-8pm. Drop the kids off for a special Kids Night Out creating a special masterpiece for dad and where they will be fed dinner. It costs $25 per child.
Hearts of Clay is also offering a Daddy Daughter Date Night on Friday, June 14th at 6:00 pm. For $5 and the cost of the pottery piece you select, fathers and daughters can have a fun evening eating treats, dressing up and painting pottery.
Fun in the Sun
Music on Main is held on Thursdays from 5:30 pm-8:30 pm in downtown Spartanburg through the month of June. This is a FREE family-friendly event with live music in Morgan Square.
Spend your Saturday mornings at the Hub City Farmer’s Market. In addition to fresh & affordable local produce and goods, each Saturday hosts a variety of events such as live music and children’s activities.
Cowpens National Battlefield is hosting two Living History events in the month of June. Families are invited to attend Living History Day with 18th-century weapon demonstrations on June 1st and June 15th.
Sparkle City Rhythm & Ribs takes place on June 1st from 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm at Barnet Park. Enjoy live music, barbecue, arts and crafts at this event where the proceeds go back to local non-profits. $10.
Head to Sparkle City Mini Putt on June 12th at 10 am for a FREE lesson in basic putting fundamentals. In addition to playing 9 holes of putt-putt, there will be games and activities with prizes.
Spartanburg Parks is hosting its annual Take a Kid Fishing Day at Cleveland Park Lake on June 15th from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. Free!
Greer’s Annual Freedom Blast celebration will be held in Greer City Park on June 29th from 6:00pm-10: 30 pm. This event includes fireworks, live entertainment, food vendors, army vehicles, kids activities, and more!
Big Air Trampoline Park offers Cosmic Nights every Friday and Saturday evening from 8-11pm for $19. Think cosmic bowling, but at an awesome indoor trampoline park.
Roper Mountain Science Center offers two great events in June that can help you learn and beat the heat. They host the popular Friday Starry Night events weekly with a choice of viewing The Little Star That Could at 6pm, and APOLLO 11 at 7:15 and 8:45.
In addition to Starry Nights, the Butterfly Adventure takes place throughout June (starting June 11th) at Roper Mountain Science Center. It is located indoors where you can get up close to beautiful butterflies and it also offers several kids activities.
Chapman Cultural Center hosts Sundays Unplugged every Sunday from 1pm-5pm with FREE admission to Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg Regional History Museum, Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg, and the Student Galleries. In addition, there is a FREE concert by local musicians each week from 2pm-4pm.
In case you did not know, Spartanburg County Public Libraries offer multiple story times at all their locations. The storytimes continue during the summer along with tons of summer reading programs. These events are always free and are great for kids. Here are just a few of the events the libraries are hosting in June: the Critter Keeper, Professor Whizzpop, and Henny Penny Puppet Show. There are summer reading programs for families, children, tweens, and teens. Check our calendar to see all of these events.
Movies, Movies, Movies
Summer means your choice of free and cheap movies indoor and outdoor.
Greer’s Thursday Night Moonlight Movies take place at the Greer City Park Amphitheater each Thursday evening in June at dusk. These are FREE family-friendly movies. Visit the calendar to see all the movies they are showing in June.
Spartanburg County Headquarters Library also offers FREE Monday Movies at 2:00 pm.
Spartanburg’s Regal Spartan Stadium Dollar Movies run from June 11th-September 4th. All $1 movies are Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 am and are rated G or PG. Our Dollar Movie Guide also lists all the other summer movie deals in our area.
Parent’s Night Out
You can also enjoy a Parent’s Night Out hosted by Pump It Up on June 29th from 6pm-9pm. Drop the kids (ages 3-12) off for jump time, pizza dinner and tons of fun for $15 per child.
Head to Greenville
Families should also take advantage of the Chautauqua History Alive Festival throughout Greenville in June. This is an opportunity to see actors portray historical figures such as Alexander Hamilton and Jackie Kennedy. See our calendar for all the events (by character) and locations.
Baseball fans have multiple chances to cheer on the Greenville Drive in June. Baseball games are fun for families, and Friday evening games include fireworks! Check out our calendar for their full June schedule (home games).
See Romeo & Juliet – The Upstate Shakespeare Festival for free outside in Fall’s Park. The show runs Thursday through Sunday from May 23 to June 16, 2019 at 7 pm.
TD Saturday Market’s Touch-A-Truck returns on June 1st. Children will have the opportunity to climb on almost 20 different trucks at this FREE event.
Are your kids fans of Thomas the Train? If so, you have to take them to Family Fun Day at Upcountry History Museum on June 1st from 10am-2pm. Celebrate the opening of Thomas and Friends: Explore the Rails with special family activities.
Do you know of a fun, family-friendly local event we missed? Let us know in the comments.