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Festivals & Events in Upcountry South Carolina

Funnel Cakes and Ferris Wheels. Wine tasting and live jazz. And everything in between. That’s what you’ll find in the Upcountry. We like to celebrate and we usually close down some streets to do it. Come join us as we celebrate with food, music and good times.

The Robot Zoo

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Saturday, January 18 - 9:00 AM until Sunday, June 1 - 9:30 AM

The Children's Museum of the Upstate (TCMU) is excited to announce the debut of its newest traveling exhibit, The Robot Zoo. From January 18th to June 1st, children can explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real...

"Peaches & Plates A'Plenty!" Celebrating Spartanburg's Food History

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Saturday, February 1 - 9:00 AM until Saturday, May 31 - 9:30 AM

Join us for a commemoration of Spartanburg's unique agricultural and restaurant history in the Spartanburg Regional History Museum's spring exhibit, "Peaches & Plates A'Plenty: Celebrating Spartanburg's Food...

Greenville Craft Beer Week

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Monday, March 31 - 9:00 AM until Sunday, April 6 - 9:30 AM

Greenville's craft beer scene has exploded in recent years with specialty beer and wine stores and the addition of some great new breweries in the region. We can think of no better way of celebrating this but a whole week of events at all of...

Downtown Alive! Greenville

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Thursday, April 3 - 5:30 PM until 8:30 PM
Also Happening On: Apr 3rd, Apr 10th, Apr 17th, Apr 24th

Downtown comes alive every Thursday evening with an outdoor street party featuring live musical entertainment with varied sounds including rock, blues, funk and cover bands.

Music on Main-Spartanburg

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Thursday, April 3 - 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Also Happening On: Apr 3rd, Apr 10th, Apr 17th, Apr 24th

Music on Main is Downtown Spartanburg's favorite after-work social gathering. The once a week concert is held each Thursday evening from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm in Downtown Spartanburg.

Jazz on the Alley

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Thursday, April 3 - 6:30 PM until 9:30 PM
Also Happening On: Apr 3rd, Apr 10th, Apr 17th, Apr 24th

 Jazz on the Alley is hosted by the City of Seneca and features live music on historic Ram Cat Alley.  It runs every Thursday 6:30-9:30pm from April through October.  It is a family-friendly event and is free of charge.  Bring...

Main Street Fridays--Greenville

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Friday, April 4 - 5:30 PM until 9:30 PM
Also Happening On: Apr 4th, Apr 11th, Apr 18th, Apr 25th

Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in music entertainment performed by local, regional and national talent.

Jazz on the Square-Spartanburg

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Friday, April 4 - 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM
Also Happening On: Apr 4th, Apr 11th, Apr 18th, Apr 25th

Concerts are 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays at the fountain in Morgan Square. A different group is featured every Friday in April and May and again in September and October. Fans can bring a blanket or chair and listen to some of the...

Historic Pendleton Spring Jubilee

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Saturday, April 5 - 10:00 AM until Sunday, April 6 - 6:00 PM

Over 300 artisans vie for the coveted 100 spaces. Local and regional entertainers fill the air with music. Due to the festival’s reputation for consistency and quality, thousands of people pour into historic Pendleton the first weekend in...

ShalomFest '14

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Sunday, April 6 - 10:30 AM until 4:30 PM

ShalomFest has evolved from a congregational event to a communitywide attraction. While food remains a highlight with traditional Jewish meals and desserts available throughout the day, the many cultural offerings also appeal to interested...

Spring Family Fun Day

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Sunday, April 6 - 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM

Spring has sprung and a BIG red dog has stopped by the Upcountry History Museum Furman University to celebrate! Spend the afternoon with Clifford as we read stories, make art projects, and play games. Don't forget to check...

Albino Spring Skunk Music Fest

Thursday, April 10 - 9:00 PM until Saturday, April 12 - 9:30 PM

The Albino Skunk Bluegrass Festival is a unique music festival held in Upstate South Carolina.  It’s not just bluegrass – we always have a great mix of music scheduled. Check out this year’s line-up. SkunkFest...

SC Chili Cook-Off Championship

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Saturday, April 12 - 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM

The South Carolina Chili Cook-off Championship is a family-friendly event headquartered in Belton, SC. Held annually on the second Saturday of April, the Cook-off offers individuals, teams, and organizations the chance to take home big...

Spring Encampment

Saturday, April 12 - 9:00 AM until Sunday, April 13 - 5:00 PM

Join the Backcountry Militia as they kick off the season with their first encampment. Various Demonstrations including weapons firing, open fire cooking, 18th century medicine and more.

Spring Break LEGO Camp

Monday, April 14 - 9:00 AM until Friday, April 18 - 5:00 PM

School is OUT = Camp is IN! Visiting Greenville and want the kids to have an educational experience? This day camp is perfect because you can choose 1 day or all 5, full or half day, whatever works with your planning. Your child...

Jan Brett Story Time

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Tuesday, April 15 - 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM
Also Happening On: Apr 15-17th

Spend Spring Break right here in Greenville! Visit the Upcountry History Museum - Furman University April 15-18 for Jan Brett story times at 11:00 am. Each day we will explore a Jan Brett book, investigate her original artwork and create...

Pickens Azalea Festival

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Friday, April 18 - 7:00 PM until Saturday, April 19 - 9:00 PM

Classic Car Cruise in / Arts & Crafts Show

Iron City Festival

Saturday, April 19 - 9:00 AM until 9:00 PM

The Iron City Festival is held in downtown Blacksburg, just off I-85 at Exit 100. Enjoy the kids' parade and rides, street dance, food vendors, arts, crafts, and miniature train exhibit. Live entertainment along with fireworks. ...

Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday, April 20 - 12:00 PM until 4:00 PM

Our first ever Easter Egg Hunt. Enjoy a FREE easter egg hunt with two age zones and over 2,000 eggs. Tickets for the Easter buffett and to order baskets are available online. Join your friends and neighbors for this fun day and start an...

Stone Soup Storytelling Festival

Thursday, April 24 until Saturday, April 26

Life is a story. Support literacy, communication and diversity- come to the Stone Soup Storytelling Festival, The Official Storytelling Festival of South Carolina. Downtown, Woodruff, SC 29388. April 24-26, 2014. Soup n Story...

Shindig at the Cabin

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Friday, April 25 - 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Folks will be shag dancing in the street to the beach music of Steve Craig and the Out of Towners Band! Fun for the whole family.

Scottish military encampment and firing demonstrations

Saturday, April 26 until Sunday, April 27

Visitors will have an opportunity to enjoy an 18 th century Scottish military encampment and firing demonstrations on April 26-27. The North Carolina Highland Regiment/71 st Highlanders will portray Fraser’s...

Junior Ranger Day

Saturday, April 26 - 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM

Bring the kids to the park to enjoy the many activities planned for them to become Junior Rangers. Kids will earn their very own Junior Ranger Badge