Though the temperatures are already warming up, March is the month when spring really seems to take hold here in Spartanburg. I hope you’re as ready for Spring as we are!
March is a fun month in the Upstate with warmer temps, St. Patty’s Day events, Swamp Rabbits hockey games and the return of Starry Nights at Roper Mountain Science Center! Read on for our complete list of the events you won’t want to miss in March!
31+ Things to Do in March
Just For Fun In Spartanburg
Bring your lego-loving kid to the 5th Annual Jr. FLL Expo at Spartanburg Science Center on March 18th from 9 am – 1 pm. Up to 30 teams will compete in this event sure to thrill a child interested in Lego Robotics.
Little Women: The Musical runs March 1st – 4th at Converse College. Little Women embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears, and a lifting of the spirit. $10 per ticket; open to the public.
Bring your little ones to Pump It Up for Open Jump for kids 6 and under each Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 10 am – 2 pm. Just $6.25 per child.
The 4th Wednesday of each month at 11:30 am is Art Time for toddlers at Hearts of Clay. $12 per child.
Calling all Dr. Seuss fans! The Children’s Museum of the Upstate’s Story And More: Dr. Seuss Silliness March 1 – 4th. This celebration of the birth of Dr. Seuss will include a story and a craft. Free with museum admission.
If you haven’t been to the brand new Big Air Trampoline Park yet be sure to schedule a trip! It’s a seriously fun place (and not just for the kids either!) that you’re going to love! Their Toddler Time gives your little one (7 and under) not one, not two, but THREE hours of fun for $8. Toddler Time happens every Wednesday & Thursday from 10 am – 1 pm.
If your teen is looking for a summer job, City of Spartanburg Parks & Recreation offers free lifeguard training for teens who are willing to commit to work part time at the community pool over the summer. Teens must be 15 or older. Classes are available in March and April.
Neighborhood Night at the Upcountry History Museum in Greenville is a chance for families to visit the museum for free while also getting to participate in family-friendly activities. The next Neighborhood Night is March 2 from 5:30-8:30 pm. Family Fun Day with Dr. Seuss at the museum is Sunday, March 5 from 1-4 pm, free with admission. There will be games, stories, art and fun by the ton!
Bring the family for a fun night of roller skating at Sk8ers Family Fun Center in Spartanburg or Roebuck Skate Center in Moore. Every Thursday from 6:30 – 8:30 pm is Family Skate Night with skating for only $3 per person for families! Read KAS Contributor Rebecca Parrish’s complete review of Family Night at Sk8erz here.
March 7th is National Pancake Day. Visit IHOP for a free short stack of pancakes (one per guest). In return for the free pancakes, donations will be accepted to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and/or other local charities.
Oakbrook Preparatory School is performing Shrek the Musical at Twichell Auditorium at Converse College on March 10 at 7 pm. Tickets are $10-18 based on seating.
South Carolina Children’s Theatre’s 22nd Annual Character Breakfast happens on March 11th at 8:30 and 11:00 am. A magical morning for children and their families, the 22nd Annual Character Breakfast brings together some of the most beloved characters around. From princesses to Winnie the Pooh himself, you’ll have the opportunity to get pictures with them all. Be sure to bring your appetite, because we’re serving up eggs, bacon, grits, fruit, biscuits, beverages and a heaping helping of fun! $32 per person.
Starry Nights at Roper Mountain Science Center in Greenville returns Friday, March 10th with a 7:00 pm Feature Show: Magic Tree House Space Mission. Catch the show under the stars in the newly renovated T.C. Hooper Planetarium with a new 360° full immersion dome, 4K projection, state-of-the-art lighting, dynamic 5.1 surround sound and more!
Also on the calendar this month at Roper Mountain Science Center is Second Saturday SPACE Day on Saturday, March 11th from 9 am – 3 pm.
The Curiosity Club for ages 5-10 meets on March 24th from 4-6 pm. This program allows kids to explore local trails with outdoor activities and games. Transportation is provided from the CC Woodson Community Center if needed. Parents are welcome but not required to attend.
Library Events in March
Dr. Seuss Character Day and Birthday Party Celebration happens March 6th from 4:30 – 5:30 pm at the Cyrill-Westside Library Branch. There will be games, crafts, cake & more.
Bring your lego-loving child to the Cyrill-Westside Branch on March 13th for a Lego Block Party. Kids will have the chance to build, create and show off their lego skills from 4:30 – 5:30 pm. There will also be a designated area for kids 5 and under.
Enjoy snippets of James and the Giant Peach performed by the Spartanburg Youth Theatre at Headquarters Library on March 28th and the Boiling Springs Library on March 30th.
Parents Need Fun Too!
Make it a date night at Spartanburg Little Theatre! One husband, two feuding wives and a whisper of mischief in the air, Blithe Spirit runs from March 10th – 19th for 6 shows only.
It’s a busy Art Walk at Chapman Cultural Center this month, with several special events including a free film series, and opportunities to get involved with two public art projects. March Art Walk happens on March 16th from 5 – 8 pm.
DanSynergy: Celebrating the Power of Women runs March 24th & 25th only at Ballet Spartanburg. Tickets start at $15.
Plate 108 in Greer offers several cooking classes this March, including Art of Cooking, Taco Tuesdays and Burgers or Bust. Registration is required and classes are filling up fast so act fast if you want to join the fun! Click here for details and to register!
East Main ARTS offers several BYOB Paint Nite events in March including Ultimate Owl on March 25th at 7 pm. This beautiful and fun art project is back by request. Reservations required. $30.
Kids Night Out events in March
Need a date night but don’t have a sitter? No problem! Here’s a list of Kids Night Out events happening but be sure to register in advance because these events fill up!
Parent’s Night Out at Pump It Up happens on March 31st from 6 – 9:30 pm. Drop the kids off for jump time, pizza dinner and tons of fun. $15 per child. Ages 3 – 12.
Kids will paint a flower canvas at Kids Night Out at Hearts of Clay on Friday, March 3rd. 6 – 8:15 pm. $25 per child, includes dinner.
St. Patrick’s Day Events
March 14th – It’s Raining Green For St. Patrick’s Day at Headquarters Library Branch. Have a Sham-rocking time at Family Fun Night and enjoy St.Patrick’s Day activities. 7 – 8 pm.
March 17 – 5th Annual St Paddy’s Day Bash and Dash at Fluor Field in Greenville (free for ages 12 and under!)
March 17th – Leprechaun O’ Gala at The Pavilion, 9 am – 12 pm, $8/child. Bring your pre-schoolers to join the St. Patrick’s Day fun at the Pavilion! They’ll have a morning filled with festive excitement including a romp in the snow, fun in the bounce houses, a special snack and a craft. Ages 2 – 6.
March 12th – St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival in downtown Greenville. Celebrate this Irish holiday with a free parade and festival including music, dancing, food and more!
If you have been wondering when the new Aldi opens, the grand opening is scheduled for March 16 at 150 E Blackstock Road.
What’s your favorite event happening in March?