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Ice on Main 11/17/2017 - 1/16/2018

United Community Bank Ice on Main is an open-air ice skating rink located in the heart of downtown Greenville. Join us from November through January every year, as we celebrate the holiday season with one of America’s favorite winter traditions – ice skating!

http://iceonmain.com/


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Holiday Lights Safari 11/17/2017 - 12/31/2017

Drive through nearly 100 acres, magically decorated with hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights, dazzling holiday themes, light sculptures, tunnels of lights, plus herds of live animals.Visit the Enchanted Deer Forest which houses herds of free roaming animals that you can feed by hand; stroll in to see Santa and his many animals in the barns at Santa's Village, warm your hands or roast marshmallows by the bonfire and snap a selfie with a zebra or camel. 

Tickets and more info:  https://www.showclix.com/event/holiday-lights-safari-2017


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Skating on the Square 11/18/2017 - 1/16/2018

COME SKATE WITH US!
Spartanburg’s open-air ice rink is in the heart of the City – on Morgan Square. Morgan Square is surrounded by Church Street, Dunbar, and West Main Streets. It is right in front of Wild Wing, located at 109 West Main Street.

Please check the website (http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/skating-on-the-square) for hours and details.


The cost for admission is $10 per person. This price includes the skate
rental. We accept cash, debit cards, and all major credit cards.


You can skate all day long if you want to! You can skate, leave, and come back
later in the day. If you don't know how to skate, don’t worry, you are
not alone. Many of our guests are first time skaters. We do have a staff
of skating instructors available for lessons.


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Holiday Ice 11/22/2017 - 1/7/2018

The spray plaza at Carolina Wren Park in Anderson converts to a synthetic ice rink for holiday fun. The synthetic ice allows visitors to enjoy the rink even on those warm days that Upcountry often has through the holiday season. It's outdoor ice skating for the whole family!

The rink is open weather permitting, 864-231-2232 to confirm.

http://downtownandersonsc.com/holidayice/


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Upstate Holiday Light Show 11/23/2017 - 12/31/2017

Each year thousands of families create lifelong memories at the Upstate Holiday Light Show.  Drive your car around the Greenville-Pickens Speedway track to see millions of multi-colored lights illuminate the sky while synced to your favorite Christmas music on 104.3 as you drive through.

Park your car and enjoy plenty of other activities including the Petting Zoo, Kid Zone, Santa Land (weekends only), and ice skating.

http://www.upstatelights.com/


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Roper Mountain Holiday Lights 11/23/2017 - 12/30/2017

Drive through the beautiful setting of Roper Mountain Science Center and view the spectacular display of lights.  Feature attractions include a brilliantly illuminated 45 foot star, a drive through tunnel of lights and fantastic themed displays.  You can also get out of the car and visit Santa.  

Admission charged. Visit http://ropermountainholidaylights.com/ for details.

All proceeds go to charity.


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Christmas "INN" Our Town 11/30/2017 5:00 PM - 12/16/2017 9:00 PM

Come visit the City of Fountain Inn during our Annual Christmas Festival held throughout the city! A unique mix of events fill the calendar from November 30 – December 16, starting with the Rudolph Run and continuing with 15 days of our traditional horse-drawn Carriage Rides based in Commerce Park.

“This is an exciting time for our city each year,” stated Mayor Sam Lee. “We are fortunate to have a tradition in Fountain Inn with our Carriage Rides. Families and individuals come from all over the upstate and beyond to ride a horse-drawn Carriage through our downtown and Inn Circle neighborhood to see the tremendous holiday light displays. We are all kids at heart, and especially during the holidays. We are proud of our city and hope visitors will add us to their wish list of celebrations.”

List of highlighted events for 2017: 11/30: Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at City Hall 12/1: Charity Fair 12/1: Arbor Day Celebration – FI Municipal Cemetery 12/2 – 6 PM: Kids Fun Run 6:45 PM: Rudolph Run – Downtown FI Course 12/6: Annual Christmas Parade (produced by the FI Chamber of Commerce) on Main Street 11/30-12/16: Carriage Rides each night – based in Commerce Park (see full schedule on website) 12/14-16: Craft Vendor Fair – Main Street 11/30-12/16: Ryan Homes, Pictures with Santa 12/2-4, 12/9-11: Polar Express, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Elf playing in Commerce Park 12/16: Our Town’s Christmas Party, Ugly Christmas Sweater and Gingerbread House Competitions. Just in case the weather doesn't cooperate, Santa Claus will now have his own home this year, on Main Street located on the corner of S. Main and Trade Street.

https://www.fountaininn.org/christmas-inn-our-town-.html


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Ed Harrison Memorial Celtic Christmas at Hagood Mill 12/16/2017 12:00 Noon - 12/16/2017 3:00 PM

This is a day of musical heritage that evolved when Celtic strains merged with African-American rhythms to create bluegrass and old time mountain music. This annual event features many fine local and international musicians sharing songs of the season. Admission is Free $5 Parking Fee

http://www.visitpickenscounty.com/event/1644/ed-harrison-memorial-celtic-christmas/


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Restaurant Week Greenville 1/11/2018 - 1/21/2018

 

 

Restaurant week is an eleven-day celebration at lots of participating restaurants in South Carolina. It gives local, regional and national food
lovers the opportunity to enjoy amazing values during dinner (and some lunches!) at a number of participating casual and high-end South Carolina restaurants.

From fine to casual dining, participating restaurants will feature special menu items, promotions and discounts.

 

Tickets are not required; however, reservations are highly recommended.

 

Find restaurants and make reservations: restaurantweekgreenville.com/


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237th Anniversary of the Battle of Cowpens 1/13/2018 - 1/14/2018

Throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, the park will host free activities including a wreath-laying, 18th century weapons firing and cavalry demonstrations, ranger-led battlefield walks, and author and historian talks.

Cowpens National Battlefield is a unit of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution Parks Group within the National Park Service. The group mission is to protect, preserve, and interpret the significance of the decisive battles where America earned its freedom. For more information about activities at Cowpens National Battlefield, call (864) 461-2828 or visit the park’s webpage at www.nps.gov/cowp/. Follow us on Twitter @CowpensNB. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CowpensNationalBattlefield.

 


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Bellamy Brothers 1/20/2018 7:30 PM - 1/20/2018 10:00 PM
The Bellamy Brothers are currently celebrating 40 years in the music business. Howard & David continue to prove that the trail they’ve ridden to fame has been as unique as their music itself. For Howard & David Bellamy, the road that started on the pop music charts in the 70’s took a winding turn into country music in the 80’s. Their patented blend of rock/country music has produced 14 #1 singles and included such notable classics as “Let Your Love Flow,” “Redneck Girl,” “If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me),” “Sugar Daddy,” & “Lovers Live Longer.”
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Gemini – Comedian, Ventriloquist & Magician 1/28/2018 3:00 PM - 1/28/2018 5:30 PM
John Lombardi, known to most as Gemini is a Comedian, Ventriloquist & Stand up Comedian/Magician. This one man wonder will blow your mind. Gemini Comedy is your one stop source for the best Stand-up comedy show you may ever see! Gemini combines stage illusion, dance, comedy, romance, audience participation, ventriloquism & great fun into one astonishing show! Gemini combines stage illusion, dance, comedy, romance, audience participation, ventriloquism & great fun into one astonishing show. This work is a true passion of John’s. Extremely personable & always willing to go the extra mile, you will undoubtedly find him performing equally as well off stage as on. Close up table magic & at hand performances with & for children are just a few more phenomenal talents to add to his full repertoire.
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Balsam Range 2/3/2018 7:30 PM - 2/3/2018 10:00 PM
Known for their fiery instrumental parts alternating with deep heavy ballads, overlaid by the vocal harmonies. The group’s ascent to the top of the Bluegrass world has left a well-marked trail of success since the band’s inception in 2007. One of the genre’s most award-winning artists in recent years, they have garnered 10 IMBA Awards on the heels of six critically acclaimed albums. Balsam Range has left audiences spellbound while headlining major festivals from coast to coast, selling out venues across the nation, and appearing multiple times at the Grand Ole Opry. Balsam Range is; Buddy Melton (fiddle, lead and tenor vocals), Darren Nicholson (mandolin, octave mandolin, lead vocals, baritone and low tenor vocals), Dr. Marc Pruett (banjo), Tim Surrett (bass, dobro, baritone and lead vocals), and Caleb Smith (guitar, lead & baritone vocals).
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Black Jacket Symphony - Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon 2/17/2018 7:30 PM - 2/17/2018 10:00 PM
Performing Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. The Black Jacket Symphony offers a unique concert experience by recreating classic albums in a live performance setting with a first class lighting and video production. A selected album is performed in its entirety by a group of hand-picked musicians specifically selected for each album. With no sonic detail being overlooked, the musicians do whatever it takes to musically reproduce the album. Following the album and a brief intermission, the Black Jacket Symphony returns to the stage to perform a collection of greatest hits by the evening's artist.
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Swinging Medallions - Beach Music 3/3/2018 7:30 PM - 3/3/2018 10:00 PM
Known by many South Carolinians as the “Party Band of the South”, the Swingin' Medallions have been based out of the Greenwood South Carolina area, since the early 1960's. The music most often associated with the band is beach music, frat rock, R&B, or shaggin' music. After a few years of touring colleges in the south, John McElrath took the group to Arthur Smith's Studio in Charlotte North Carolina, to record "Double Shot (of My Baby's Love)". The song became a million seller in 1966, they followed up with. "She Drives Me Out Of My Mind" & "Hey, Hey, Baby" which were top 40 hits as well. "Double Shot" remains the signature song of the Swingin' Medallions. Although the the members changed over the years, the band has always included around eight members with at least a four piece horn section. The high energy party style stage performance of the first Medallions has been passed down to the band that performs today.
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Dailey & Vincent - Bluegrass/Country 3/10/2018 7:30 PM - 3/10/2018 10:00 PM
Grand Ole Opry Members, Five-time GRAMMY® award winners individually, three-time GRAMMY® award nominees collectively, four-time DOVE Award winners, and winners of 35 IBMA Awards altogether (including 3-time IBMA Entertainer of the Year Award winners and 3-Time Vocal Group of the Year Award winners), Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, backed by one of the best bands on tour today, are some of the most reputable and elite entertainers in American music; bluegrass, traditional country and gospel music. The concoction of the fantastically instinctive vocal blends of Dailey’s tenor and Vincent’s reedy harmonies has gained them well-deserved praise for their own distinctive style and worldwide recognition as American Music gold. Dailey & Vincent has garnered world-wide attention with their first national, top-rated television series, “The Dailey & Vincent Show,” on RFD TV and over 500 airings of their PBS special “Dailey & Vincent ALIVE ? In Concert.”
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7 Bridges Band – The Ultimate Eagles Tribute 3/17/2018 7:30 PM - 3/17/2018 10:00 PM
7 Bridges: The Ultimate EAGLES Experience is a stunningly accurate tribute to the music of The Eagles. 7 Bridges faithfully re-creates the experience of an Eagles concert from the band’s most prolific period. Every show features one brilliant hit single after another with some Don Henley and Joe Walsh surprises sprinkled into the mix, offering the perfect blend of songs to capture all levels of Eagles devotees.
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Spartanburg Soaring! Kite Festival 4/21/2018 11:00 AM - 4/21/2018 5:00 PM
In addition to the professional kite flyers who wow the crowds with amazing aerial maneuvers, and the members of the Spartanburg Soaring! Kite Club, there is live music, great food trucks, and an art market. Kids can make and decorate their own kites, purchase a kite from the CCC, or bring a kite from home. The festival is free and open to all, including the many international kite flyers who have come from Europe, Asia, Canada, and across the United States to join the fun.
Chapman Cultural Center launched a community-wide initiatve in Spring 2014 called Spartanburg Soaring! to build civic pride, promote healthy outdoor play, and celebrate cultural diversity and creativity. Every year, the festival grows, so be sure to attend this year and make Spartanburg Soaring! International Kite Festival the highest-flying event yet!
 

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Central Railroad Festival 4/28/2018 10:00 AM - 4/28/2018 5:00 PM

Join us in downtown Central for Trains, Trains, and more Trains! Enjoy Food, Craft Vendors, Kid's Games/Activities, Jack Roper's Magic Show, Music, and FREE Festival Activities!

Learn more: http://centralrrfestival.org/


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The Assaults-Mt. Mitchell and Marion 5/14/2018

The Assaults is one of the most intense, premier cycling experiences that draws a full field of nearly 1,000 cyclists from across the world each year. This one-day challenge takes riders from Spartanburg, SC to Marion (the halfway point) or to the top of the highest peak in the East, Mt. Mitchell. 

More info: http://theassaults.com/


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