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Podcast: Spartanburg Soaring returns to Barnet Park, April 13

Wednesday, April 3

Chapman Cultural Center's popular international kite festival returns to Downtown Spartanburg


It's an event that grows in popuarity each year, and on April 13, Spartanburg Soairing returns to Barnet Park in Downtown Spartanburg. The free international kite festival fills the sky with hundreds of colorful flying works of art and features live music, food trucks, and a makers market with wares from local artisans. The event also features a “rokkaku” kite battle, where teams battle to down the kites of other competitors. A City team will be competing this year, so come out and meet your humble podcast hosts (and cheer us on!).


Today on the podcast, we're talking with Melanie Terry, Special Events Coordinator with Chapman Cultural Center, about the festival. Along the way we also talk about the return of the organization's Downtown Programming series, which brings musicians and performers to the streets of Downtown Spartanburg every Wednesday–Saturday during the warmer months. 


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