The Upstate area enjoys a yearlong calendar of festivals that offer opportunities for family entertainment and outdoor fun. Some of the most popular festivals in the Upstate include the following:
The Coca Cola RiverPlace Art Festival celebrates the arts and
highlights local and regional musicians along with nationally known
Freedom Weekend Aloft is the largest hot-air balloon festival east of the
. Every Memorial Day Weekend in
, people come and enjoy 100 beautiful hot-air balloons, exciting concerts by the nations top entertainers, fireworks,
food, arts and crafts, amusement rides, and a motorcycle show.
During Fall for
, area restaurants prepare sample-size portions of their specialties at booths set up along the street. Other highlights of the festival include a waiter's race; ice carving contest, a professional bike race, and a fireworks show.
Spring Fling in
features entertainment, food, crafts, and artwork.
is a family-oriented non-alcoholic celebration of New Year’s Eve.
The area also boasts many concert series including Greenville’s Main Street Jazz Friday evenings from April to September, Downtown Alive every Thursday night, and the
summer concert series. Spartanburg also has its own Music on
, which hosts free concerts after work. These events are a favorite with the area’s young professionals.