Explore family friendly events, theatres, galleries, concerts, nightlife, things to do, and more in the Greenville, SC and Upstate areas.

Thursday, October 21, 2021
Become a Sponsor! of Flat Rock Playhouse
Oct 21 all-day
online w/Flat Rock Playhouse

Celebrate the holiday season and the joy of live theater by becoming a sponsor for A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas! Your support sustains the impact of the performing arts on our hearts and minds as well as our local economy.
Act now!

Check Out Upstate Resources: Resource MAPS
Oct 21 all-day
online

Interactive Resource Maps

Explore the wealth of resources available in the Upstate through our interactive resource maps

Check Out Upstate Resources: COVID Information
Oct 21 all-day
online
Check Out Upstate Resources: TATT youtube
Oct 21 all-day
online
Greer Ghost Tours
Oct 21 – Oct 31 all-day
Historic Greer Depot

Ghosts

The annual Greer Ghost Tours are one of the most popular Fall activities in Greer! For 2021 we’ve updated the classic tour, and added an exclusive all new secret passageway tour!

Classic Tours begin at the Historic Greer Depot and end at the Greer Heritage Museum. Secret Passages Tours start and end at the Greer Heritage Museum.

Tickets are available at https://www.greerheritage.com/ghosts/

Hub Love Geo Trail
Oct 21 all-day
Various Spartanburg Parks and Recreation Sites

Hub Love Trail

The City of Spartanburg Parks and Recreation department is taking geocaching to an exciting new level. Launching on May 3rd, 2014 is the Hub City Geotrail. This Geotrail will take you around the City of Spartanburg on a high tech adventure and scavenger hunt. Get your GPS ready for the kick off at this year’s Spring Fling. There will be a limited edition, trackable geocoin for participants that complete the trail passport.

To redeem your Geocoin you can hand deliver your completed passport to our Park, Recreation and Special Events office located at 100 North Liberty Street in Spratnaburg. (Our office is above the Sparta Passenger Center) PLease keep in mind that our office is open Monday – Friday and closed on holidays.

You can also mail your complete passport to:

Parks, Recreation & Special Events PO Box 1749 Spartanburg, SC 29304

Please make sure if you mail your passport in that you include your complete mailing address!

Hub Love Passport

To learn more about geochaching follow the link below.

Geocaching 101

Sensational Sigal Exhibition
Oct 21 – Dec 31 all-day
Sigal Music Museum

Celebrating our renaming, the Sensational Sigal exhibition presents highlights from the unparalleled musical instrument collection of Marlowe A. Sigal while exploring the life of the man behind this remarkable gift. The exhibition features a broad range of objects and offers one of the most robust displays of keyboard instruments and wind instruments in the world.

UScellular™ Community Connections Program: Earn up to $1,000 for your organization
Oct 21 all-day
online
Earn up to $1,000 for your organization
UScellular™ is proud to sponsor nonprofit K-12 youth organizations such as sports teams, STEM programs, marching bands and dance teams through the Community Connections Program.
Join the thousands of organizations across the country who’ve rallied to earn critical funds through Community Connections over the past 5 years.

Eligibility Checklist:

  • Focus on K-12 youth services.
  • Registered nonprofit organization, and/or 501(c)(3) with a valid EIN
  • Located within a UScellular service area ZIP code:
See Official Rules  for complete eligibility requirements.
VIRTUAL RAILFAN is live!
Oct 21 all-day
Online

VIRTUAL RAILFAN is live!

VIRTUAL RAILFAN is live from the Hub City RR Museum in Spartanburg.

The Virtual Railfan cameras were installed on Tuesday, July 6th at the Hub City Railroad Museum. There is one camera looking north and one looking south. The Hub City RR Museum wants to thank the City of Spartanburg for allowing us to install the cameras, and to Virtual Railfan for the install. We already have seen over 300 railfans at one time watching the video feed.
Links to live feeds:
[North Camera feed]
[South Camera feed]

S.C. State Fair Will Resume 2021
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
The SC State Fair

The South Carolina State Fair returns in Columbia Oct. 13-24, 2021.

After keeping its commitment to the community and adapting to a free, drive-through fair in 2020, the S.C. State Fair will once again welcome guests in person for 12 days of exhibits, competitions, food, rides, entertainment and the free, daily “CIRCUS at the Fair.”

Fair officials said they are committed to following the latest Covid-19 health guidelines and ensuring a safe event for everyone.

“For more than 150 years, the South Carolina State Fair has brought families and friends together to create lifelong memories,” says S.C. State Fair General Manager Nancy Smith, who served as the 2020 chair of the International Association of Fairs and Exhibitions. “As always, safety is our top priority, and we’ve taken extra precautions this year, including increased health and safety measures and a new mandatory clear bag policy.”

2021 S.C. State Fair Highlights

With nearly 70 rides, this year’s S.C. State Fair will have sky-high thrillers and family-friendly fun, including two new kiddie rides, Dumbo and Tea Cup.

A mix of stage and roving shows will entertain patrons, including various musical shows, dance groups, animal acts, magicians, jugglers, stunt artists and more.

Back by popular demand is the free daily “CIRCUS at the Fair,” which will feature fresh new acts and a never-before-seen show.

Traditional favorites also will return, including arts and crafts displays, agriculture, pig races, livestock exhibits and more.

With more than 90 food stands, guests will find everything from fried cookie dough and donut burgers to S.C. State Fair staples (Fiske fries and foot-long corn dogs) and lighter fare (Greek salad).

A variety of new food items will also be introduced — as well as the expansion of the S.C. State Fair’s cookie kitchen.

Covid-19 Health Precautions

This year, S.C. State Fair officials said they will follow the latest CDC, state and local mask guidelines, have increased hand sanitation stations, offer limited contact payment options, provide increased cleaning protocols and display hygiene signage throughout the Fairgrounds.

The officials said they will ask that fairgoers help protect themselves and others by following the event’s safety protocols — as well as state and local public health recommendations and mandates.

To ensure a safe and memorable event, officials said the S.C. State Fair will have:

  • A large contingent of law enforcement on the grounds from open to close every day of the fair.
  • Updated metal detector technology.
  • A new mandatory clear bag policy. This policy is similar to those implemented throughout Columbia, S.C., and across the country, complying with a new level of security expected of large, heavily-attended events and festivals.
  • Additions to general grounds security.
  • Updated youth admission policy.


Call for Exhibition Competitors

Each year, South Carolina’s agriculture, art, crafts, flowers and livestock are showcased at the S.C. State Fair.

Officials said the call for entries is now open, and exhibition competitors are asked to submit their entries to be considered for this year’s S.C. State Fair by Sept. 1, 2021.

Those wishing to compete can view the department Exhibit Guide and enter online at scstatefair.org/competitions.

Wednesday, Oct. 13:  Noon – 9 p.m.   

Thursday, Oct. 14:  11 a.m. – 9 p.m. 

Friday, Oct. 15:  11 a.m. – 9 p.m. 

Saturday, Oct. 16: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 17:  Noon – 9 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 18:  11 a.m. – 9 p.m. 

Tuesday, Oct. 19:  11 a.m. – 9 p.m. 

Wednesday, Oct. 20:  11 a.m. – 9 p.m. 

Thursday, Oct. 21:  11 a.m. – 9 p.m. 

Friday, Oct. 22:  11 a.m. – 9 p.m. 

Saturday, Oct. 23:  10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 24:  Noon – 8 p.m. 

SC State Fair
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
South Carolina State Fairgrounds
Year Round Tax Planning
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
online

A New Kind of Fall Festival – A partnership with CommunityWorks, CommunityWorks WBC, Self-Help Credit Union, United Ministries, United Way, Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union

Visions For Black Men
Oct 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Online

This is a group for African-American men interested in identifying issues and solutions related to Black people living in America and globally. This group will discuss contemporary issues such as fatherhood, manhood, relationships, and technology. School-to-prison pipeline, prison industrial complex, masculinity.

Notebook and pen. If you can get a copy of Visions for Black Men by Dr. Na’im Akbar would be great.

Visions For Black Men

 

Friday, October 22, 2021
Become a Sponsor! of Flat Rock Playhouse
Oct 22 all-day
online w/Flat Rock Playhouse

Celebrate the holiday season and the joy of live theater by becoming a sponsor for A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas! Your support sustains the impact of the performing arts on our hearts and minds as well as our local economy.
Act now!

Hub Love Geo Trail
Oct 22 all-day
Various Spartanburg Parks and Recreation Sites

Hub Love Trail

The City of Spartanburg Parks and Recreation department is taking geocaching to an exciting new level. Launching on May 3rd, 2014 is the Hub City Geotrail. This Geotrail will take you around the City of Spartanburg on a high tech adventure and scavenger hunt. Get your GPS ready for the kick off at this year’s Spring Fling. There will be a limited edition, trackable geocoin for participants that complete the trail passport.

To redeem your Geocoin you can hand deliver your completed passport to our Park, Recreation and Special Events office located at 100 North Liberty Street in Spratnaburg. (Our office is above the Sparta Passenger Center) PLease keep in mind that our office is open Monday – Friday and closed on holidays.

You can also mail your complete passport to:

Parks, Recreation & Special Events PO Box 1749 Spartanburg, SC 29304

Please make sure if you mail your passport in that you include your complete mailing address!

Hub Love Passport

To learn more about geochaching follow the link below.

Geocaching 101

Reimagined Competition for 2021 Gingerbread Season
Oct 22 all-day
The Omni Grove Park Inn

The National Gingerbread House Competition™

The Omni Grove Park Inn, home of the iconic National Gingerbread House Competition, announced a reimagined Competition for 2021. After a virtual 2020, the Resort is planning to welcome back participants in-person this year, along with an esteemed panel of judges, including renowned Food Network Chef, Carla Hall.

Gingerbread enthusiasts are now encouraged to enter the Competition (find entry details HERE) and begin dreaming up dazzling designs for their confectionary creations. The 2021 Competition will take place at The Omni Grove Park Inn on November 22, 2021.

November 8, 2021: Competitor Entry Form Deadline.

 

November 15, 2021: Digital Content and Description Summary Form Deadline.

 

November 22, 2021: Awards Ceremony and Winners Announcement.

 

December 1-12, 2021: 12 Days of Gingerbread series on The Omni Grove Park Inn social channels highlighting top finalists. Assets will be available.

 

November 2021 – January 2, 2022: In-person Gingerbread Display will be open for public viewing at The Omni Grove Park Inn.

Upstate Food Access Map
Oct 22 all-day
online

A list of organizations and services in the Upstate on an interactive map.

Ten at the Top

UScellular™ Community Connections Program: Earn up to $1,000 for your organization
Oct 22 all-day
online
Earn up to $1,000 for your organization
UScellular™ is proud to sponsor nonprofit K-12 youth organizations such as sports teams, STEM programs, marching bands and dance teams through the Community Connections Program.
Join the thousands of organizations across the country who’ve rallied to earn critical funds through Community Connections over the past 5 years.

Eligibility Checklist:

  • Focus on K-12 youth services.
  • Registered nonprofit organization, and/or 501(c)(3) with a valid EIN
  • Located within a UScellular service area ZIP code:
See Official Rules  for complete eligibility requirements.
VIRTUAL RAILFAN is live!
Oct 22 all-day
Online

VIRTUAL RAILFAN is live!

VIRTUAL RAILFAN is live from the Hub City RR Museum in Spartanburg.

The Virtual Railfan cameras were installed on Tuesday, July 6th at the Hub City Railroad Museum. There is one camera looking north and one looking south. The Hub City RR Museum wants to thank the City of Spartanburg for allowing us to install the cameras, and to Virtual Railfan for the install. We already have seen over 300 railfans at one time watching the video feed.
Links to live feeds:
[North Camera feed]
[South Camera feed]

Banco de Comida I Food Pantry
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
United Ministries Administration and Emergency Assistance