Upstate Events and Festivals

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November 2015

Foothills Skills & Crafts  Show, Greenwood, November 7th

Open Studios, Greenville, November 7th-8th

Mercy Me: Greater Than Tour, Greenville, November 8th

Kings Mountain Veterans Day Encampment, Blacksburg, November 8th - 9th

City of Spartanburg Veterans Day Parade, Spartanburg, November 11th

Union Veterans Day Parade, Union, November 11th

Gowensville Fall Festival, Gowensville, November 14th 

City of Chesnee Veterans Day Parade, Chesnee, November 15th

Hollywild Animal Park Holiday Lights Safari, Wellford, November 15th - January 3rd 

Artwalk Spartanburg, Spartanburg, November 19th

Ice on Main, Greenville, November 20th- January 19th

Holly Jolly Christmas Fair, Anderson, November 20th-22nd

Minature World of Trains, Greenville, November 21st- December 4th

Selugadu VII: A Native American Celebration, Hagood Mill, Pickens, November 21 

Holiday Fair to Benefit Greer Relief, Greer, November 21st

Battle of Blackstocks' Anniversary Celebration, November 21st

Upstate Holiday Light Show, Pickens, November 25th-January 3rd

Skating on the Square, Spartanburg, November 25th-January 3rd

Anderson Lights of Hope,  Anderson, November 26th-December 25th 

Roper Mountain Holiday Lighsts, Greenville, November 26th-December 30th

TCMU Holiday Traditions, Greenville, November 27th-January 3rd

Simpsonville Holiday Market, Simpsonville, November 28th

World of Energy 3rd Annual Festival of Trees, Seneca, November 28th-December 31st  

Anderson County Farmers' Market Holiday Market, Anderson, November 28th-December 19th

Honea Path Festival of Trees, Honea Path, November 29th

Buffalo Christmas Parade, Buffalo, November 29th

Seneca Christmas Parade and Market, Seneca, November 30th  

December 2015

Ice on Main, Greenville, November 20th- January 19th 

Minature World of Trains, Greenville, November 21st- December 4th  

Upstate Holiday Light Show, Pickens, November 25th-January 3rd  

Anderson Lights of Hope,  Anderson, November 26th-December 25th 

World of Energy 3rd Annual Festival of Trees, Seneca, November 28th-December 31st

A Dickens of a Christmas, Spartanburg, December 1st 

City of Clemson's 22nd Annual Holiday Parade, Clemson, December 1st

St. Francis Holiday Festival of Trees, Greenville, December 1st- January 1st

Spirit of Christmas Past Parade, Fountain Inn,  December 2nd

Travelers Rest Christmas Tree Lighting, Travelers Rest, December 3rd

Clinton Christmas Tree Lighting, Clinton, December 3rd

Westminster Christmas Parade, Westminster, December 3rd

Landrum Christmas Parade, Landrum, December 3rd

3rd Annual Rudolph Run 5K and Kids Fun Run, Fountain Inn, December 3rd

Holiday Fair, Greenville, December 3rd-5th

Greer Station Vintage Christmas Boutique Marketplace, Greer, December 3rd-5th

Fountain Inn Carriage Rides, Fountain Inn, December 4th-20th

1940 Radio Christmas Carol, Pendleton, December 4th-6th and 11th-13th

Greer Christmas Tree Lighting, Greer December 4th 

City of Mauldin Christmas Tree Lighting, Mauldin, December 4th 

Easley Tree Lighting and SANTA, Easley, December 4th

Christmas on Limestone,  Gaffney, December 4th

Southern Christmas Soiree, Abbeville, December 4th

Fountain Inn Tree Lighting Ceremony, Fountain Inn, December 4th

2015 Heroes Lights of Honor Tree Lighting, Laurens, December 4th

Light Up Inman, Inman, December 4th

Santa on Main, Greenwood, December 4th-5th

Grand Illumination, Easley, December 4th and 6th

Mauldin Christmas Weekend, Mauldin, December 4th-6th 

Laurens Christmas Parade, Laurens, December 5th

Liberty Christmas Parade, Liberty, December 5th

Jonesville Christmas Parade, Jonesville, December 5th

Cowpens Christmas Parade, Cowpens, December 5th

Clinton Christmas Parade, Clinton, December 5th

Inman Christmas Parade, Inman, December 5th

Lego Robotics Competetion, Gaffney, December 5th

Breakfast with Santa, Abbeville, December 5th

Safari Santa at the Zoo, Greenville, December 5th

Ninety Six Christmas Parade and Lunch with Santa, Ninety Six, December 5th

Breakfast with Santa at the ZOO, Greenville, December 5th

Abbeville Christmas Parade, Abbeville, December 5th

Honea Path Christmas Parade, Honea Path, December 5th

6th Annual Rotary Reindeer Run & Wassail Walk, Abbeville December 5th

Breakfast with Santa, Greer,  December 5th 

Indie Craft parade Holiday Fair, Greenville December 5th

Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade, Greenville December 5th

Six Mile Christmas Parade, Six Mile, December 5th

Easley Annual Christmas Parade, Easley, December 5th

Walhalla Christmas Parade, Walhalla, December 5th

ECW Bazaar, Clemson, December 5th

Pancakes for Preservation, Gaffney, December 5th

Chesnee Tree Lighting, Chesnee, December 5th

Easley Christmas Parade, Easley, December 5th and 6th

Lockhart Christmas Parade, Lockhart, December 6th

Greer "An International Christmas" Parade, Greer, December 6th 

Gaffney Christmas Parade, Gaffney, December 6th

City of Anderson Christmas Parade, Anderson, December 6th

Greenwood Christmas Parade, Greenwood, December 6th

Simpsonville Christmas Parade, Simpsonville, December 6th

Salem Christmas Parade, Salem, December 6th

Easley Hospital 22nd Annnual Festival of Trees, Easley, December 7th-28th

Central Christmas Parade, Central, December 7th  

Spectrum Storytime- Holiday Hullabaloo, Easley, December 7th

Spartanburg Christmas Parade, Spartanburg, December 8th

Holiday Sing-Along Story Time,  Greenville, December 9th

A Nativity Story, Abbeville, December 11th-13th, 18th and 19th

City of Pickens Christmas Parade, Pickens, December 11th

Cheer for Children Holiday Gala, Easley, December 11th

Travelers Rest Christmas Parade, Travelers Rest, December 12th

West Union Christmas Parade, West Union, December 12th

Holiday Christmas Crafts, Collectibles and Antiques Show, Greenwood, December 12th

Woodruff Rotary Christmas Variety Show, Woodruff, December 12th

Iva Christmas Parade, Iva, December 12th

Reidville Christmas Parade, Reidville, December 12th

Lyman-Duncan-Wellford Christmas Parade, December 12th

Williamston  Christmas Parade, Williamston, December 12th

Carlisle Christmas Parade, Carlisle, December 12th

Pacolet Holiday Parade, Pacolet, December 12th

Boiling Springs Christmas Parade, Boiling Springs, December 12th

Santa 5k Fun Run/Walk, Inman, December 12th

The Nutcracker, Spartanburg, December 13th

Union Christmas Parade, Union, December 13th

Pendleton Christmas Parade, Pendleton, December 13th

Woodruff Christmas Parade, Woodruff, December 13th

Chesnee Christmas Parade, Chesnee, December 13th

Anderson County Christmas Parade, Anderson, December 13th

Easley Community Band Christmas Extravaganza, Easley, December 15th

Ed Harrison Memorial Celtic Christmas, Pickens December 19th 

The Annual American Girl Holiday Tea Party,  Anderson, December 19th

Holiday on Main, Woodruff, December 19th

Twas the Night Before Christmas, Spartanburg, December 23rd

Roper Mountain Holiday Lights, Greenville, November 26th- December 30th


January 2016

Ice on Main, Greenville, November 20th- January 19th 
Wedding Festival, Greenville January 3rd

Restaurant Week Greenville, Greenville, January 7th-17th

Wedding Festival, Anderdon January 9th  

Greenville News Run Downtown, January 16th

Wedding Festival, Spartanburg January 23rd

Wedding Festival, Greenville January  30th

Young Appalachian Musicians' (YAM) Winter Jubilee, Pickens

Cowpens National Battlefield Celebration, Gaffney area

Ringin' in the New Year at Hagood Mill, Pickens

An Affair with Flair, Greenville


February 2016

16th Annual Retrofest benefiting Piedmont Red Cross, Spartanburg

African-American Heritage Day, Pendleton

Chase Away the Blues, Greenville

Spartanburg Art Museum's Art & Antiques Show, Spartanburg


March 2016

TD Bank Reedy River Run, Greenville March 4th-5th

SCCT 20th Annual Character Breakfast Celebration, Greenville, March 12th 

Bridesmaid's Ball benefiting Upstate Homeless Coalition, Greenville

Return to the Green: Irish Cultural Festival, Greenville

Reedy River Run and Post-Race Party, Greenville

Hagood Mill's 6th Annual Kids Fest, Pickens

Saint Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration, Anderson

2nd Annual BellFest, Devils Fork

Reidville Days Spring Festival, Reidville

Clemson Literary Festival, Clemson

City of Greer International Festival: Greer Goes Global, Greer

Spartanburg Soaring! International Kite Festival, Spartanburg

International Festival at Clemson University, Clemson


April 2016

Spring Skunk Music Festival, Greer,  April 7-9th 

Inaugural Manufacturer's Golf Tournament, Greenville, April 19th

Abbeville Spring Festival on the Square, Abbeville, TBA

May 2016

The Great Anderson County Fair, Anderson