Spring Festivals Not to Miss in Spartanburg

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Planning out your spring weekends in Spartanburg? The weather is warming up and families will be looking for a way to enjoy the outdoors. These springtime festivals are a great way to get out and soak up some sunshine. Just don’t forget the sunblock!

Spring Festivals in Spartanburg

HSGS Holi Festival Of Colors
Sunday, March 24th 12-3 pm 
1130 Fairview Church Road
Spartanburg, SC 29316

This traditional Indian celebration will include an authentic color run! Festivities will also include music, dancing and food. There is no entrance fee and the colors for the run will be provided. No outside colors, coolers or water will be allowed in. For more information please call Anil Patel at 803.493.4577

Hub City Hog Fest
Friday, April 5th 12 pm – 11 pm
Saturday, April 6th 12 pm – 9 pm
Daniel Morgan Square
Downtown Spartanburg

Entry to this festival is free on Friday before 5 pm, and all weekend for children 10 and under. After 5 pm on Friday and all day Saturday entry is $5. During the festival teams will be competing in categories including brisket, ribs, wings, and butts. The food prepared by the competition teams can be sampled at different times, while supply lasts. There will also be live music and regional food trucks to enjoy.

Spartanburg Soaring! International Kite Festival
Saturday April 13th 11 am-5 pm
Barnet Park
248 East Saint John Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

Our family loved this festival last year, it renewed an interest in kites for us! You can sit back and enjoy the site of a kite filled sky, or join in the fun with a kite from home. Don’t have a kite? One can be purchased at the festival or made at workshops held in the community. The Headquarters Library will be offering a free family workshop for the first 20 participants who sign up, on April 6th. We participated in this last year and got to make a really neat kite. If you have a kite that is in need of a little TLC, there will be a kite doctor at the festival who can help.

This free festival will have more than just kites.

  • A kid’s zone will have various events through the day to keep kids occupied. Kidding Around Spartanburg will be there with fun activities!
  • A makers market where regional artisans will be selling items. This area is sponsored by Duke Energy and you’ll be happy to know that 100% of the sale price will be kept by the artists.
  • Amazing food offerings provided by some Hub City favorites
  • Community organizations will be at the festival too! Last year the LOGOS theater had surreal characters roaming the park from their current production.

Spring Skunk Music Festival
April 11th – 13th
4063 Jordan Road
Greer, SC 29651

This super popular bi-annual music festival takes place on the grounds of what was once a family farm. Conveniently located just minutes from downtown Greer. Primitive camping is encouraged, and there will be plenty of food trucks on hand to keep festival goers fed.A family friendly event, the grounds include a “kiddie-land”! 

Spartanburg Spring Fling
Friday April 26th 5 pm-10 pm
Saturday April 27th 10 am-9 pm
Sunday April 28th 12 pm-6 pm
Downtown Spartanburg

This free event has tons to see and do! Live music, vendors, children’s activities and more. There is so much to see, it takes three days! We enjoy this festival every year. I suggest strollers, snacks for bottled water for children. Trying to see and do everything can make the little ones tired and hungry.

Greer Goes Global: An International Festival
Saturday, April 27th 11 am-4 pm

This will be the 6th annual international festival celebrated in downtown Greer. The event is free. Event goers will have the opportunity to learn about more than 40 different countries. There will be a children’s area, that will include arts and crafts from different cultures.

Spartanburg Earth Day Festival
Saturday May 4th 10 am-3 pm
210 Henry Place
Spartanburg SC 29306

This festival’s intent is to educate the community about the fragile nature of our planet and the interdependence of people and resources in preserving viable, life sustaining ecosystems.

Festivals Near Spartanburg That are Worth the Drive

iMAGINE Upstate Festival
April 6th 11 am-5 pm
Downtown Greenville

This free festival is a must-do for your family with school aged children! Get there early, so you have time to see and do everything. We were able to make-and-take a bunch of cool things! A bristle brush robot, a UV bead bracelet, slime & more.

Artisphere: Arts. Culture. Life.
Friday May 10th 12 pm-8 pm
Saturday May 11th  10 am-8 pm
Sunday May 12th 11 am-6 pm

This free three day festival has something for everyone. There are artisan vendors, children’s activities, food and music. You might be surprised at what catches your children’s eye and sparks their interest! We made a new friend in the artisans that work with The Heirloom Companies. My son was captivated by the welding that was being done, and the artist Jared was thrilled to see a young child take interest in something that most children don’t show interest in. We left with a memento and a new friend.

I encourage you and your family to go to this festival and see what sparks your child’s interest.

About the Author
Melanie is a native New Yorker, who landed in the Upstate by way of Florida. She is the mom to two awesome kids, and the three of them love going on adventures! She enjoys sharing her finds with friends and loves even more that she can share them with Kidding Around readers! She can be found on Instagram @figuringthisoutdotcom

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