Hub City Kids Have Fun: What’s Happening in Spartanburg this Month?

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May 4

Mother’s Day Gift (Make a library book tote)-Boiling Springs Library (Thursday May 4, 4-5pm) ages 5k-4th grade. Come make a library book tote for Mother’s Day! *871 Double Bridge Rd Boiling Springs, SC 29316

Wild for Wildflowers Color Party-Cyrill-Westside Library (Thursday May 4, 6:30-7:30) Children and families can join for the monthly color party. May is focusing on wildflowers. Kids will color and create a variety of flower themed craft. Sign up in advance 864-574-6815 or visit the front desk. *525 Oak Grove Road Spartanburg, SC 29301

May 6

Ms. Baba’s Honey Bears (Sensory Storytime)-Headquarters Library (Saturday May 6, 10-11am) ages 12 and under. Come to the Headquarters Library for stories, songs, and sensory play! *151 S. Church Street Spartanburg, SC 29306

Fishing 4 Fun at Croft State Park (Saturday May 6, 8am-2pm) Bring your rod and reel and come out to Croft State Park for some family fun! Limited bait available on first come basis. Giveaways throughout the day and lunch will be provided for kids at noon (hot dog, chips, drink). Kids 15 and under are FREE! $2 for adults and kids 16 and up! Park at the boat parking and lake campground parking area. *450 Croft State Park Rd, Spartanburg, SC 29302

Build a Flower Pot at Home Depot (Saturday May 6, 9am-12pm) Hands on workshop where you can build and paint a flower pot. Perfect for a Mother’s day gift! All kids get to keep their project, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. All Home Depot stores participate.

Dairy Day at Greyrock Farms (Saturday May 6, 10am-5pm) Family Fun Day at the farm! Greyrock Farms and Green Acres Produce present Dairy Day. Hayrides, Thomas the Train, inflatables, kids crafts, playgrounds, strawberry picking, food and more! *5750 Anderson Mill Rd. Moore, SC 29369.

Barnes and Noble Story Time: Dragons Love Tacos 2 (Saturday May 6, 11am-12pm) Come to Barnes and Noble on W.O. Ezell Blvd. to hear the best selling sequel to Dragons Love Tacos. Activities to follow.

May 13

Barnes and Noble Mother’s Day Storytime (Saturday May 13, 11am-12pm)- Role reversal story about Mother’s Day. Activities to follow.

Family Popcorn and Painting Night at East Main Arts (Saturday May 13, 4:30-6:00) $8 per artist- includes popcorn, paint, canvas, and a drink. Kids ages 2 and under can paint with washable paints and paper for FREE. Register in advance *167 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29303

May 19

City of Spartanburg Parks and Recreation’s CURIOSITY CLUB at Croft State Park (Friday May 19, 4-6pm) ages 5-12. Come and explore local trails with crafts and fun hands on activities! Email Liz Walker- lwalker@cityofspartanburg.org or call 864-562-4199 to register in advance! *450 Croft State Park Rd, Spartanburg, SC 29302

May 20

Hub City Kids at the Farmer’s Market! (Saturday May 20, 8am-12pm)- Come out to the Hub City Farmer’s Market on May 20th! Hub City Kids will have a tent set up with fun games and activities for kids! It is also Urban Farm Day at the Farmer’s’ Market so head down to the Farm and put in some volunteer time! Kids love it! *498 Howard St, Spartanburg, SC 29303

Train Day at the Depot-Hub City Railroad Museum (Saturday May 20, 10am-3pm) Come check out the model train and all the other fun activities for kids! *298 Magnolia St, Spartanburg, SC 29303

Barnes and Noble Little Ree Storytime (Saturday May 20, 11am-12pm) Hear stories about life on the ranch written by Ree Drummond,The Pioneer Woman. Activities to follow.

Horse Show at Croft State Park (Saturday May 20, 9am-6pm) Come out to see the horses the third Saturday of each month at Croft State Park!

*Make sure to check our instagram account for a Downtown Spartanburg Construction Scavenger Hunt for May! Also, look for our Summer Camp Series highlighting summer camps in Spartanburg starting in May!*

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At Hub City Kids, our mission is to promote community involvement, local activities, health, and creativity for kids in Spartanburg.  We use visual reminders on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to keep parents up to date with exciting things happening in Spartanburg while also providing creative ways to enjoy the many beautiful places in Spartanburg County.

We are Sarah Kate Abee and Katie Burnett-childhood friends, Spartanburg natives, and moms of preschoolers with hearts for serving children.  This, combined with our professions in the fields of early childhood education and pediatric occupational therapy, gives us a unique perspective and understanding of the importance of keeping kids active and involved in the community.  As we searched for quality activities for our own children, we saw the need for an easy to access resource for parents that compiles local events and opportunities for kids.

A few things you can expect to find on our site includes: pictures of kids' activities in the Spartanburg community, healthy snack ideas, “boredom busters,” scavenger hunts for local trails, and kid friendly community service ideas. While our passion at Hub City Kids is sharing all of the awesome free activities already happening in our community, we also offer advertising services for businesses that align with our four areas of focus.  

You can find Hub City Kids at the Hub City Farmer’s Market the third Saturday of each month, bringing you healthy food ideas for kids, fun games, and resources for local kids' activities. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and make sure to visit our tent at the Farmer’s Market!
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