When fall comes around, the Upstate comes to life. Who doesn’t love cooler weather, colorful leaves, and of course, all of the pumpkin spiced lattes imaginable? But fall is so much more than those things - it is a time to gather, experience, and fall in love with your local community all over again. So, we have scoured the Upstate to find all the best festivals for the upcoming months that you won’t want to miss out on. Keep checking back through November to stay up-to-date with the fun festivals and happenings that the Upstate has to offer.
September 2nd Celebrate Anderson, Anderson Anderson is kicking off September with their annual Celebrate Anderson event featuring…drum roll please…country artist Josh Turner! This free family-friendly event will have a kid’s play area, food, fireworks, live music and more! For more information, visit our Calendar of Everything here. Groovin in the Park, Spartanburg Kick…
It is that time of year again. Pumpkins and lederhosen abound as Oktoberfest celebrations roll out all over the Upstate. There is one particular Oktoberfest you are not going to want to miss, and that is the Oktoberfest at NOMA Square. Paulaner, which provides Germany’s #1 Oktoberfest beer, will be the featured beverage provider at NOMA Oktoberfest. In addition to their famous Oktoberfest brew, they will be offering Paulaner Munich Lager and Hefe-Weizen.
Every year in early July, we prepare for the rockets red glare that is 4th of July in the Upstate. There are so many great festivals and events, it can make your head spin. Luckily, we have cut through all of the smoke and fanfare to bring you a guide to get the most out of your 4th of July. You can celebrate the weekend before, or on the 4th, because there’s no such thing as too much fun. Here is ITK’s Guide to the 4th of July; because, baby, you’re a firework!
The Greenville Scottish Games: Party In The Hills Break out your kilts, and whatever you do, DO NOT call it plaid. The Greenville Scottish Games are happening May 26th at Furman University. We sat down with Jay, Grey, and Michael to learn a little more about the games, and the terms you should know when attending the…
Friday May 25th and Saturday May 26th, Greenville will be wearing a little more tartan (remember this word) than they normally will be. Why, you may be asking? That is because the Greenville Scottish Games will once again be taking the streets of Greenville and the fields of Furman University. Let’s just say you will not want to miss out. The Great Scot! Parade is Friday, May 25th at 6 PM and marches its way down Main Street in downtown Greenville. The Greenville Scottish Games proper are all day Saturday, May 26th at Furman University.
Sometimes, you can't beat the heat, so you just have to go out and enjoy it. Luckily, there are festivals all across the Upstate that will make the summer heat a little more bearable. No matter what you're looking for, the Upstate has it. Load up the car, and travel the Upstate! Who knows? You might find your new favorite festival!