The annual Spartanburg Spring Fling runs April 28-30, 2023 in the streets of downtown Spartanburg. If you are new in town or have not been to Spring Fling, plan to visit this special outdoor festival with your family. Most local families agree this is an event they look forward to all year.
Heading to Spartanburg’s Spring Fling? Here’s What You Need to Know
Spring Fling takes over downtown Spartanburg. The streets fill with thousands of people enjoying live entertainment on multiple stages, eating delicious food, shopping in the outdoor market, and having fun on rides and inflatables. It is also some of the best people-watching in town. There is no admission cost, so people can come and take in the sights for free.
Spring Fling has something fun for everyone in Spartanburg. There are multiple live performances by local groups and popular musicians. There are drink vendors for adults 21+ and shopping galore.
Spartanburg Spring Fling is a Family-Friendly Festival
A big plus is that this festival also caters to families with children. The reason so many families look forward to this event each year is because it is fun! Your children will be thrilled to see the sights, eat all the festival food, all while using their outside voices. Spring Fling is loud, packed with crowds and exciting. As you prepare for Spring Fling with your children, here is what you need to know.
The Family Fun Zone
If you are going to Spring Fling with kids, you need to plan on spending most of your festival time at the Family Fun Zone. This area of the festival is located in front of the downtown library on East Broad Street and Church Street. The streets will be packed with inflatables and carnival rides. Children will need tickets for the rides and inflatables; tickets are sold individually.
In addition to the rides, the Family Fun Zone is also where your children will see costumed characters and princesses. Traditional festival favorites like face painting and balloon artists will also be at this location, as well as other kid favorites.
Spartanburg Spring Fling Food
Come to Spring Fling hungry! There will be food vendors and food trucks lining the streets, some offering kid-friendly staples. Since this is a festival, you should also leave room for some traditional festival foods like funnel cakes and cotton candy.
Spartanburg’s Spring Fling is filled with free entertainment including live music and acts on various stages. Check out the performances and schedule to see where your favorites will be performing.
Sensory Friendly Kits
Spartanburg Parks has teamed up with the City of Spartanburg Parks & Recreation to offer a Sensory Friendly kit for families who have children with special needs and who may have trouble handling a crowd.
The kits will be offered on a first come, first served basis on Saturday from 11 am – 6 pm and on Sunday from Noon – 6 pm. They can be picked up at the Spartanburg Parks tent in the Broad Street parking lot. An ID will be needed to check out the bag so if you’re planning on getting a 21+ wristband, get it before you check out a Sensory Friendly kit since you won’t have your ID until the kit is returned.
Other Things to See at Spartanburg Spring Fling
In addition to the music and other forms of live entertainment, Spring Fling also has many other things to see. While we’re not sure yet if they’ll have the Silent Disco this year (it’s not announced on the website yet), it’s always been a favorite for the kids. This is fun even for spectators who can watch extroverted souls dance their hearts out while no one else can hear what they’re dancing to.
Things to Know When You Go
- Event Hours: April 28 (5 pm-10 pm) | April 29 (11 am-9 pm) | April 30 (12 pm-6 pm)
- Bring Cash (While Spring Fling is free admission, your kids will want to eat all the food and ride all the rides.)
- Come Hungry
- Wear Sunscreen
- Leave Your Pets and Cooler at Home
- Be Prepared for Crowds
- Have Fun!
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