The Greenville.com community calendar contains local events going on in and around Greenville, SC. See when the next local event is scheduled.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Become a Sponsor! of Flat Rock Playhouse
Sep 28 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!

Call for Entries to the 17th annual Artisphere festival!
Sep 28 all-day
Online

Ranked a TOP 10 Fine Art and Fine Craft festival by the Art Fair Sourcebook and #3 out of 20 finalists in USA Today’s Reader’s Choice Award for Best Art Festival, Artisphere is a signature event on Greenville’s busy cultural calendar that draws both locals and art buying tourists to Greenville, SC’s dynamic downtown.

A supportive, art-loving community, beautiful setting, notable on-site artist amenities and hospitality, and over 500 volunteers make the Artisphere three-day event an enjoyable experience for exhibiting artists and the public alike.

KEY DEADLINES
October 8, 2021: Deadline to submit application.
December 3, 2021: Artist Notification
January 14, 2022:  Acceptance of Festival Participation and Booth Fees Due
February 25, 2022:  Final Date for Cancellation and Receipt of Refund
May 6-8, 2022:  Festival Dates

LOCATION
The Artisphere outdoor festival takes place in Downtown Greenville, SC. Exhibitor booths are located along Main Street.  Greenville is located among the Blue Ridge Mountains in the northwest corner of South Carolina on I-85 about halfway between Atlanta and Charlotte.

EVENT DATES AND TIMES
Artist Check-In:  Friday, May 6 (6am – 11am)
Festival Hours:  Friday, May 6 (NOON – 8pm)
Saturday, May 7 (10am – 8pm)
Sunday, May 8 (11am – 6pm)
Artist Load-Out:  Sunday, May 8 (6pm – until)

Carolina Railroad Heritage Association Membership
Sep 28 all-day
Greer

Carolina Railroad Heritage Association

CRHA LogoThe Carolina Railroad Heritage Association is a <501(c)(3)> not for profit local association of approximately eighty members who enjoy railroads and railroad history.   The CRHA meets the third Friday of each month in Greer, SC at 7:00 pm.  Programs at the meetings include presentations on historical and current railroads and are presented by members as well as outside speakers.  Our activities include a photo contest, occasional field trips to local railroad sites, picnics and a December pot luck dinner.  CRHA members volunteer at our museum and caboose in Spartanburg, SC.  If you have an interest in railroads, contact Dave Winans at [email protected] for more information about the CRHA.

For membership, please download and print the membership application and follow the instructions.

Contact Bruce or Dave for access to the Newsletter archive.

Discount Prices (Sept. 8 – Oct. 12) -SAVE up to 50% SC STATE FAIR
Sep 28 all-day
SC STATE FAIR
Fundraising Opportunities WITH GREENVILLE HUMANE SOCIETY
Sep 28 all-day
GREENVILLE HUMANE SOCIETY

Greenville Humane Society

Thank you for your interest in hosting an event to benefit the Greenville Humane Society! We receive many event and fundraiser requests each year and are grateful for the amount of support that we gain from the Greenville community and beyond.

Since we are an organization with limited resources, we are unable to participate in every offer that we get. Because of this, we have to limit the number of events we attend and must prioritize them based on how each fundraiser fits our needs and capabilities. Thank you for understanding.

Help our Hub City Caboose
Sep 28 all-day
online

Caboose renovation

Our historic Southern Railway caboose, built in the Hub City of Spartanburg in 1947 needs a little maintenance.  After 71 years of various uses, the roof and windows and walls could use a facelift.

The Hub City Railroad Museum tells the uniquely important role Southern Railway and others played in Spartanburg’s history. The caboose is a vital part of our mission. Restoration of the caboose will lead to many years of happy memories and celebrating the history of railroads in the Hub City.

Your donations will be greatly appreciated and will be used in a judicious way to repair and improve the caboose. If you’d like to help financially, please mail a check to:
2123 Old Spartanburg Rd, suite #129, Greer, SC 29650

Hub Love Geo Trail
Sep 28 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

Join City Hike for Climate Action
Sep 28 all-day
USA

Just in the last week, we’ve seen extreme storms and flooding in the midwest, leading to power outages for 800k, heatwaves in the Pacific Northwest, and wildfires that continue to burn, forcing people to evacuate their homes in the west.

Feeling frustrated? It’s time to turn your feelings into action!

The Sierra Club is harnessing the power of community to fight for a future where all people benefit from a healthy, thriving planet and we need YOU!  Join a powerful collective of millions of changemakers doing what’s right for the environment.

How can you help preserve the planet?

  • Register for City Hike, a nationally-powered, locally-experienced event raising money to protect the Earth while providing an adventurous, challenging, and engaging exposure to the great outdoors.
  • Fundraise to support Sierra Club’s local and national environmental initiatives, like ensuring a just transition to 100% clean energy. Show how much you care about our planet, and get your friends and family to join you. 
  • Hit the Trail! From September 19th – October 9th, lace up your shoes and get outside! Use AllTrails to find a great hike near you, or create a new experience. We’ll send you a virtual scavenger hunt that you’ll access through the Glide app to enhance (and educate you) along your self-guided hike route!
Orgullo Hispano – 30 Days of Hispanic Heritage Nominate your favorite Hispanic-owned business today!
Sep 28 all-day
Online
Nominations are now open for 2021

ORGULLO HISPANO

The Hispanic Alliance will be presenting 30 Days of Orgullo Hispano for the third year in a row. This year, Orgullo Hispano is featuring one outstanding business of the local Hispanic community per day on our social media channels and website. We need your participation to discover all our Orgullo Hispanos!

Businesses to consider will be Hispanic owned businesses in the Upstate.  We want to highlight businesses that have started from the ground-up in Greenville such as the food industry, health, fitness, automotive, etc.

NOMINATE A BUSINESS TODAY USING THE FORM BELOW

Follow Hispanic Alliance on Instagram @HispanicAllianceSC to see the stories as they are featured.

Sensational Sigal Exhibition
Sep 28 – 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
Sep 28 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!
Sep 28 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]

2021 Webelos Woods
Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm
Bethelwoods Camp

Webelos Woods is open to all Arrow of Light (5th grade) Scouts in the Palmetto Council up to a course maximum of 48 participants. This course aims to help Arrow of Light Scouts and their families understand the workings of a Scouts BSA Troop and how they will fit within the structure of their Troop using the Patrol Method. A BSA Medical form is mandatory (parts A & B) as well as the Palmetto Council COVID Consent Form. Both of these forms are available for download on the right side of this screen.

The course will be held at Bethelwoods Camp October 8-10,2021. Once you are registered, you’ll receive communication from the course leadership regarding check-in times and packing lists. All Scouts, and any parent who is a registered member of the Palmetto Council, should arrive in Field Uniform for check-in and the opening ceremony. All registrations must be received no later than September 29, 2021. 

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Become a Sponsor! of Flat Rock Playhouse
Sep 29 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!

Call for Entries to the 17th annual Artisphere festival!
Sep 29 all-day
Online

Ranked a TOP 10 Fine Art and Fine Craft festival by the Art Fair Sourcebook and #3 out of 20 finalists in USA Today’s Reader’s Choice Award for Best Art Festival, Artisphere is a signature event on Greenville’s busy cultural calendar that draws both locals and art buying tourists to Greenville, SC’s dynamic downtown.

A supportive, art-loving community, beautiful setting, notable on-site artist amenities and hospitality, and over 500 volunteers make the Artisphere three-day event an enjoyable experience for exhibiting artists and the public alike.

KEY DEADLINES
October 8, 2021: Deadline to submit application.
December 3, 2021: Artist Notification
January 14, 2022:  Acceptance of Festival Participation and Booth Fees Due
February 25, 2022:  Final Date for Cancellation and Receipt of Refund
May 6-8, 2022:  Festival Dates

LOCATION
The Artisphere outdoor festival takes place in Downtown Greenville, SC. Exhibitor booths are located along Main Street.  Greenville is located among the Blue Ridge Mountains in the northwest corner of South Carolina on I-85 about halfway between Atlanta and Charlotte.

EVENT DATES AND TIMES
Artist Check-In:  Friday, May 6 (6am – 11am)
Festival Hours:  Friday, May 6 (NOON – 8pm)
Saturday, May 7 (10am – 8pm)
Sunday, May 8 (11am – 6pm)
Artist Load-Out:  Sunday, May 8 (6pm – until)

Carolina Railroad Heritage Association Membership
Sep 29 all-day
Greer

Carolina Railroad Heritage Association

CRHA LogoThe Carolina Railroad Heritage Association is a <501(c)(3)> not for profit local association of approximately eighty members who enjoy railroads and railroad history.   The CRHA meets the third Friday of each month in Greer, SC at 7:00 pm.  Programs at the meetings include presentations on historical and current railroads and are presented by members as well as outside speakers.  Our activities include a photo contest, occasional field trips to local railroad sites, picnics and a December pot luck dinner.  CRHA members volunteer at our museum and caboose in Spartanburg, SC.  If you have an interest in railroads, contact Dave Winans at [email protected] for more information about the CRHA.

For membership, please download and print the membership application and follow the instructions.

Contact Bruce or Dave for access to the Newsletter archive.

Discount Prices (Sept. 8 – Oct. 12) -SAVE up to 50% SC STATE FAIR
Sep 29 all-day
SC STATE FAIR
Fundraising Opportunities WITH GREENVILLE HUMANE SOCIETY
Sep 29 all-day
GREENVILLE HUMANE SOCIETY

Greenville Humane Society

Thank you for your interest in hosting an event to benefit the Greenville Humane Society! We receive many event and fundraiser requests each year and are grateful for the amount of support that we gain from the Greenville community and beyond.

Since we are an organization with limited resources, we are unable to participate in every offer that we get. Because of this, we have to limit the number of events we attend and must prioritize them based on how each fundraiser fits our needs and capabilities. Thank you for understanding.

Help our Hub City Caboose
Sep 29 all-day
online

Caboose renovation

Our historic Southern Railway caboose, built in the Hub City of Spartanburg in 1947 needs a little maintenance.  After 71 years of various uses, the roof and windows and walls could use a facelift.

The Hub City Railroad Museum tells the uniquely important role Southern Railway and others played in Spartanburg’s history. The caboose is a vital part of our mission. Restoration of the caboose will lead to many years of happy memories and celebrating the history of railroads in the Hub City.

Your donations will be greatly appreciated and will be used in a judicious way to repair and improve the caboose. If you’d like to help financially, please mail a check to:
2123 Old Spartanburg Rd, suite #129, Greer, SC 29650

Hub Love Geo Trail
Sep 29 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