For the first time in almost two years, there is a full slate of events scheduled in Downtown Spartanburg.
From the return of Spring Fling to a new live music series to Dickens of a Christmas, the 2022 calendar for downtown has filled up fast. Get your calendar ready and check off your favorite downtown events this year.
Events season has its first go-round in March, as a few events are set for Saturday, March 19.
Shenanigans on the Square, Delaney’s Irish Pub’s celebration of all things St. Pat’s, will be held again on Morgan Square with live music, drink and food specials, and special attractions for families.
FR8yard’s Yard Malarkey, the outdoor biergarten’s first major celebration of the season, is also March 19, with a host of bands taking the stage all day, with food and drink specials available.
Fusion Fest, a production of the Melting Post Music Society, will be held in Barnet Park with performances b a handful of bands, an instrument petting zoo where you can try out several instruments, art demonstrations and more.
The biggest annual festival in Spartanburg, Spring Fling returns to the calendar in full April 22-24. This includes the hugely-popular Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System CRIT, which will be held the Friday night of Spring Fling from 3:15-10 PM. The street festival will again feature dozens of food and drink vendors, rides and games for all ages and live musical performances throughout downtown.
The Cribbs Burger Cook-Off returns to downtown just a week later on Saturday, April 30. The event will feature some creative burger creations crafted by local teams aiming to win a spot on Cribbs Kitchen’s menu. Best of all, there will be samples.
The Southern Soul Musical Festival, will celebrate the soulful sounds of Southern artists past and present at Barnet Park on May 1.
Mezcal’s Cinco de Mayo celebration will take over Morgan Square on May 7, bringing live music, multi-cultural celebrations and plenty of delicious food for all ages.
Music on Main: Spartanburg’s longtime music series returns to Morgan Square starting on Thursdays in April. Music on Main continues from 5:30-8:30 PM through July.
Flashback Fridays: this new music series downtown will feature music from the last five decades in a wide range of genres on Morgan Square from 5:30-8:30 PM from April through June.
Another event in Barnet Park, the Sparkle City Rhythm and Ribs Festival will be held June 4. The event is a daylong celebration of all things barbecue with live music and a local makers’ market.
The Marshall Tucker Band is coming home to Spartanburg for a special, FREE concert on Morgan Square June 7. The show is part of a week of events leading up to the 2022 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by TD Synnex. The Marshall Tucker Band concert is presented by The Johnson Group is and is free to attend. VIP tickets and more details can be found at www.bmwcharitygolf.com.
The City of Spartanburg’s Juneteenth Celebration will be held June 18, celebrating African-American freedom and achievement across the U.S. and in Spartanburg, which has a majority-African American population.
Bring a lawn chair, a healthy appetite, some sunglasses and maybe some sunscreen to Barnet Park on July 4 for Red, White & Boom, a rollicking good time, capped off by Spartanburg’s annual fireworks show.
The City’s Sunday Market starts in August and will be held the second Sunday of each month through December.
On Oct. 1, Spartanburg’s popular International Festival will be held, showcasing the community’s international presence in food, dance, art, business and much more.
Spartanburg Soaring will be held a week later on Oct. 8. The kite-focused event features kite flying, kite crafting, live music and artwork display from talented artists and craftspeople from around the county.
The annual event calendar is capped off with Dickens of a Christmas, as downtown is transformed into a Victorian-era holiday playland with live performances, food and drink vendors, the popular Christmas market and more.
This page will be updated as more events are added to the downtown calendar throughout the year.
Whether for an event, for a delicious meal or just for some fun, check out these helpful links for your next exploration in Downtown Spartanburg.