International Festival

Visit the world...right here in Spartanburg!

The 2020 International Festival and Partners for Active Living Criterium have been canceled. 

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International Festival crowdLong 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.

For 2020 International Festival honors Colombia!

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! 

Festival Information

  • All food & beverages are purchased with tickets. Four ticket booths are located along the International Boulevard of Food. Each ticket costs $1. Tickets are non-refundable, so please purchase them wisely. Cash or card accepted and ATMs are located on the festival site.
  • Restrooms will be located throughout the festival footprint. 
  • 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.

  • First Aid: EMS Bicycle units will be riding throughout the festival area.
  • Passports: Kids get your Passport at Information kiosks located throughout the fesival site.

A few things to remember


Get in for FREE

Bring cash & ID

Bring the family

Have Fun!


Smoke at this event

Bring your Pets (wagging tails & crowds just don't mix!)

Forget Sunscreen



Who to know

Thank you to our sponsors!

Budweiser of Spartanburg

Earth FM


Renewal by Andersen

South Carolina Federal Credit Union

SEW Eurodrive

Sherman College