Long a hub of investment from businesses all over the globe, Spartanburg is truly an international city, with residents from more than 75 countries and more than 100 international businesses. To celebrate Spartanburg's global appeal and its corresponding diversity the City of Spartanburg hosted its first International Festival in 1985.
Today that festival has grown to become one of our city's most popular, with more than 12,000 people descending on Barnet Park annually to celebrate and explore world cultures through food, music, dance, folk art, and much more.
The Festival will be held in the heart of downtown Spartanburg in combination with Partners for Active Living's Criterium on October 2 and October 3.
More details will be coming soon!
Alcoholic Beverages: How do you have a German Bratwurst without a "bier" to go with it? You can buy a beer right beside the food booth from Germany. Anyone wishing to purchase an alcoholic beverage must be 21 years of age or older, present a valid ID, and purchase a $1 wristband. Alcoholic beverages must be purchased with festival coupons.
Passports: Kids get your Passport at Information kiosks located throughout the fesival site.
Get in for FREE
Bring cash & ID
Bring the family
Smoke at this event
Bring your Pets (wagging tails & crowds just don't mix!)
(2020 International Festival will be located in downtown instead of Barnet Park)