Special Events

Spartanburg - Always doing.

There's something special happening year-round in Spartanburg, including a variety of events and festivals the City directly plans and provides for local residents and visitors. From the International Festival in October to Spring Fling in May, from Jazz on the Square to Skating on the Square, the Special Events Department just wants you to have fun. Check out all of the City-coordinated events below (click on each for more info).


Coming up in 2015/2016:

Jazz on the Square (Fridays in April & May, September & October)

Music on Main (Thursdays, April-July)

Spring Fling (May 6, 7, & 8, 2016) 

Red, White & Boom (July 4, 2016)

Spartanburg International Festival (October 3, 2015)

Dickens of a Christmas (Tuesday, December 1, 2015)

 Download a complete list of City-Coordinated events here:
2015 City of Spartanburg Calendar of Events.pdf


Sponsor a City Event

The City of Spartanburg sees community events as being vital in weaving the fabric that is our community. But local government can’t do it alone - we need partners who can help us present these events to the community. Check out our Sponsorship information here:

2015 Sponsorship Proposal Package.pdf



Are You Holding an Event in the City of Spartanburg?

In addition to the events produced by the City, many other community organizations hold events in the City of Spartanburg From the March of Dimes TeamWalk, to small neighborhood block parties, there's always something happening in Spartanburg. If you would like to plan an event in the city, please download and complete our special event permits.

If you have a fairly "complicated" event that will require Street Closures, a moving route, City services, etc. this is the form for you: Special Event Permit 2015.pdf

If your event is fairly simple in nature, like a Neighborhood Block Party, and you do not require any City support services, this is your form: Simple Special Event Permit 2015.pdf

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flickr Photostream Check out these pics from Spring Fling 2013!


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