30+ Things to Do in April in Spartanburg

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Are you looking for fun things to do with your family in Spartanburg this April? Curious about spring break adventures, festivals, Easter events? We’re highlighting 30+ favorite family-friendly things to do in Spartanburg this April.

April is here and this month is packed with fun events that will excite your family and get you out of the house. All around the Upstate, events are planned to celebrate Spring and the great outdoors. April includes major events such as Spring Fling and Spartanburg Soaring. We’ve put together a list of events in our area below, as well as the Ultimate Guide to Spring in Spartanburg.

Over 30 Things to Do in April

If your child is turning six in April (or turned six in March), don’t forget to pick up your free Pepsi Party Park the first week of April.

Spring Break

See our list of 100+ Things to Do on Spring Break for tons of ideas but here are a couple of our favorites.

Michael’s is offering a variety of kid’s crafts and art projects during Spring MAKE Camp April 2nd-6th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Parents/guardians must remain on the premises. Children 3 years old and up. $3.

If you are looking for more spring break camps, see Spring Break Camps in Spartanburg.

Big Air Trampoline Park will be open Spring Break (April 2nd-6th); however, their hours will change. Toddler Time and Homeschool Hours do not occur during school breaks. Add Big Air Trampoline Park your Spring Break activity list – it will be a hit for the whole family!

Pump It Up will be open Monday-Friday of Spring Break (April 2nd-6th) with 6 and under open jump from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm and Family Jump Time from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

Easter Events

The annual Spartanburg County Parks Easter Egg Scramble will be held April 20, 2019 from 10 am – 1 pm at Tyger River Park. Admission cost is $5/child and free for adults.

First Baptist Simpsonville is hosting The Great Egg Venture at Heritage Park in Simpsonville on April 6th, 2019 from 9 am – 12 pm. There will be egg hunts, inflatables, crafts and more for kids ages 2-12!

Bunny Egg-Stravaganza at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate – Spartanburg on April 13th at 8 am. Enjoy a special morning of Easter activities. Members: $10 per person| Non-members: $15 per person

Be sure to check out The Ultimate List of Easter Events in Spartanburg for even more Easter fun!

Weekly Outings

Chick-fil-a Spartanburg offers a special story time, Books Come Alive, each Wednesday from 10:35 am – 11:00 am that includes a special story, craft and a treat. For those of you on the North Side of Spartanburg, Chick-fil-a of Boiling Springs also offers Books Come Alive each Thursday from 10:35 am – 11:00 am.

Music on Main is held on Thursdays from 5:30 pm -8:30 pm in downtown Spartanburg through the month of April. This is a FREE family-friendly event with live music in Morgan Square.

Jazz on the Square is another opportunity for families to enjoy live music in scenic Morgan square. This FREE event is held on Fridays in April (beginning April 14th) and May from 5:30 pm – 7: 30 pm.

Enjoy an active night of fun and laughter while roller skating at Sk8ers Family Fun Center in Spartanburg. Each Thursday from 6:30 pm – 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.

Special Events in April

Hearts of Clay will off Kid’s Night Out on April 5th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Drop the kids off for a special kids night creating spring-inspired art at Hearts of Clay. They will be fed dinner. $25 per child.

Hub City Hog Fest takes place on April 5th and continuing April 6th. This is a barbeque cooking competition event that blocks off several downtown Spartanburg streets along Morgan Square to benefit Mobile Meals of Spartanburg. This event includes a barbeque competition, food from local vendors and great live music.

Opening Day of Hub City Farmer’s Market will be April 6th, 2019 from 8 am – 12 pm. In addition to produce and goods, there will be bounce houses and kids activities to celebrate opening day!

The Spartanburg Youth Theatre presents Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook for showings on April 12th and 13th. This production is a musical version of Dahl’s classic story acted out entirely by youth. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth.

Walnut Grove Plantation will host Living History Saturday on April 13th from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Take a tour and see the South Carolina Independent Rangers as they talk about life during the Revolutionary War.

Spartanburg Soaring will be April 13th from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm and is held at Chapman Cultural Center. This exciting kite festival includes kite flying and kite demonstrations. There will be food vendors, music, and kites for sale. Bring your own or purchase one there. Plan to spend the afternoon eating a picnic lunch, enjoying the April weather and watching kites soar through Spartanburg’s sky. Be sure to bring your kids by Kidding Around Spartanburg table to meet Rapuzel!

Family Popcorn & Paint & Spiderman Visit at East Main Arts on April 13th, 2019 at 4:30 pm. $8.

This year’s Spring Fling will be the weekend of April 26-28. This annual event is packed full of food, fun and more! It includes a mix of entertainment events, rides, inflatables, live music and food. Come join the all your neighbors as we celebrate Spring in Spartanburg!

Pump It Up will offer a Parent’s Night Out on April 26th from 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm. Drop the kids off for jump time, pizza dinner and tons of fun.

Take your family to the 5th Annual International Festival, Greer Goes Global, at Greer City Park on April 27th from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. There will be entertainment country-themed tents, food, sports, crafts, and more.

Library Events

Character Day: Community Helpers at Cyrill-Westside Library on April 1st, 2019 at 4:30 pm. Read about community helpers. Enjoy crafts and games.

Family Movie: Into the Spiderverse at Cyrill-Westside Library on April 5th, 2019 at 2 pm. Watch a movie and enjoy some popcorn. FREE.

Cyrill-Westside Library will host two Lego Block Parties this month (April 8th & 22nd from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm). Tired of stepping on Legos at home for days and days after playing with them? With over 55 pounds of Legos – the possibilities are endless and it is their mess to clean up. There will be a special area for little ones.

Greenville Events Worth the Drive

Take your family to see a Greenville Drive Baseball Game at Fluor Field! We have all the home games posted on our calendar, which will begin on April 4th.

The 5th Annual iMAGINE Upstate is a FREE STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Festival taking place in downtown Greenville on April 6th, 2019 from 11 am – 5 pm.

The Greenville Zoo will host Party for the Planet on April 20th from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. This is the zoo’s Earth Day Celebration. Included with admission.

Do you know of a fun event that 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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