What’s Happening in Spartanburg this Month?

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June 1

Kids Night Out at Hearts of Clay​ ​(Friday June 1, 6:00 pm)​ You can drop your kids off at Hearts of Clay the FIRST FRIDAY of EVERY MONTH around 6:00 pm! They will feed them dinner and spend time painting pottery, canvases or clay building. Pick up time is 8:15pm. $25 per child. $10 deposit preferred. Reservations needed ahead of time.

Open Mic Night for High School Students at Hub City BookShop ​(Friday June 1, 7:00-8:00pm) ​Hub City Bookshop is hosting an open mic 7p.m. the first Friday of every month for local high school students! Please bring up to three original pieces (no more than 3 minutes long). There will be a galley (free books!) give away to all participants.

June 2

Hub City Farmers’ Market:​ (Saturday June 2, 8am-12pm)​ Head over to Northside Harvest Park to get some fresh, local produce! The Hub City Farmer’s Market is fun for the whole family! Come support your local farmer! 498 Howard St, Spartanburg, SC 29303

Build a Classic Car at Home Depot​ ​(Saturday June 2, 9-12pm)​ Head to the nearest Home Depot for a hands on workshop to build a vintage General Motors-style wooden car. Your child can personalize the car with paint and stickers. The activity is FREE and each child receives a certificate of achievement, an apron, and a pin while supplies last!

Kids Club at Michael’s ​(June 2, 2018 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM) ​Ages 3 and up make sloth on a craft stick! $2 Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.

Kids Club at Michael’s​ ​(June 2, 2018 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM) ​Ages 6 and up make sloth art on canvases! $2 Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event

Oh, the Places You’ll Go​ to Read Storytime​ ​ at Barnes and Noble​ (Saturday June 2, 2018 11:00 AM) ​ ​With his trademark use of humorous verse and illustrations, Dr. Seuss addresses the ups and downs life presents while encouraging readers to find the success that lies within them all. Activities to follow.

21st Annual Community Health Awareness Day at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church ​(Saturday June 2, 8:00am-1:00pm)​ 21st Annual Community Health Awareness Day (CHAD). The event is Saturday, June 2, 2018 in the City of Spartanburg from 8:00AM to 1:00PM on the grounds of Marion Avenue and Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. CHAD provides cholesterol, blood pressure, body mass index, glucose, prostate, mammograms, vison, foot exams, and hearing screenings to the community. The occurrence of this annual health event encourages individuals to make lifestyle changes and take charge of their health. To celebrate 21 years of bringing community groups coming together to remove barriers to health care, we are incorporating a FREE Timed 5K Run and Walk.

National Trails Day: Celebrate Outdoor Adventures with GOLS​ ​(Saturday June 2, 9:00am-4:00pm)​ Come out and celebrate the 50th anniversary of our National Trail system at Croft State Park with over 7,000 acres of outdoor adventures waiting for you! Glendale Outdoor Leadership School (GOLS) will partner with The Local Hiker to provide you with a day filled with outdoor activities. We will offer hiking, biking and kayaking! A “extra” 1.5 mile hike on the nature trail will be offered after lunch with a special hiking partner, a dog from our local shelter. Family friendly activities will be provided at the primitive campsite area throughout the day. Kayaking and mountain biking is $5 each and per person, which includes the use of all gear needed for kayaking and biking. We will have youth and adult bikes available. Park entrance fee is only $2 per adult, $1.25 for seniors and children under 15 are free, payable at time of entry into the park. What better way to spend the day celebrating some of our wonderful outdoor resources in upstate SC!

Sparkle City Rhythm and Ribs​ (Saturday June 2, 1:00pm-10:45 pm) ​Sparkle City Rhythm and Ribs celebrates good times,entertainment and delicious barbecue at Barnet Park in the Spartanburg Downtown Cultural District on Saturday, June 2nd! Live music from JAVA Entertainment (see video in Discussion below), Leroy Waters, The Enforcers Band, Talent Competitions and more! Delicious barbecue chicken pork briskets seafood burgers hot dogs smoothies cold beers and your favorite summer treats will be served by regional vendors. Artisans and arts & crafts vendors will bring their best wares Please join us at this family friendly event! This event is hosted by Spartanburg Southside Lions Club. Proceeds from the Event will go back into the community to be used for service projects and contributions to other nonprofit organizations, including The Spartanburg Soup Kitchen, Miracle Hill Total Ministries, Backpack Buddies Spartanburg and South Carolina School for the Deaf & Blind.

June 4

The Summer Shakedown ​hosted by McCulloh Therapeutic Solutions and Hub City Kids (Monday, June 4, 10:00am-12:00pm) ​Join us on June 4th at the Headquarters Library (Barrett Room) for the Summer Shakedown event at the Public Library! We’ll be highlighting local organizations and fun activities to help #FightTheSummerSlide including McCulloh Therapeutic Solutions, Hub City Kids, The Spartanburg Science Center, The Children’s Museum of the Upstate, Bars Academy, Mad Music LLC, Generation Kid Strong, United Way of the Piedmont, and more! Register soon, spots are limited and we’ll have swag bags and giveaways! More Info https://dw406.infusionsoft.com/app/page/summershakedown2018

 Kids Movie Kickoff at Headquarters Library​ ​ (Monday, June 4, 2018, 2 – 7pm) Drop in to watch movies with great soundtracks.

City of Spartanburg Let’s Play Mobile at Hillcrest Park​ (Monday June 4, 5:00-7:00 pm) Let’s Play is a year round free mobile recreation program that takes the fun to the streets. The Let’s Play Mobile is complete with kid friendly theme music, Frisbees, sports balls, jump ropes, arts and crafts, a 24 ft. parachute and more. The goal is to bring recreation to kids who may not have safe or close access to a park or playground. In addition, City of Spartanburg staff visits neighborhoods, schools, day care centers and churches to promote active living and healthy eating.

June 5

Sarah Dippity at Headquarters Library​ ​(Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 7 – 8pm) Sarah Dippity dazzles and amazes audiences with her incredible magic show

City of Spartanburg Let’s Play Mobile at St. Matthews Park​ (Tuesday June 5, 5:00-7:00 pm)​ Let’s Play is a year round free mobile recreation program that takes the fun to the streets. The Let’s Play Mobile is complete with kid friendly theme music, Frisbees, sports balls, jump ropes, arts and crafts, a 24 ft. parachute and more. The goal is to bring recreation to kids who may not have safe or close access to a park or playground. In addition, City of Spartanburg staff visits neighborhoods, schools, day care centers and churches to promote active living and healthy eating.

June 6

Reading Trails with City of Spartanburg Parks and Recreation​ (Wednesday June 6, 9:00am-1:00pm)​ Read a book in a new way – OUTDOORS! Follow the trail to the next page. Nature-themed books are put on display along a trail, path in a park, or school walking trail. Reading, fitness and nature – an experience for the whole family! Come out to read on these dates! The books we will have are In the Tall, Tall Grass by Denise Fleming (June 6-27) and In the Small, Small Pond by Denise Fleming (July 9-23).

Critter Keeper at Headquarters Library​ ​(Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 2 – 3pm) Join the headquarters library to see some amazing animals up close.

June 7

City of Spartanburg Let’s Play Mobile at Willow Oaks Park​ (Thursday June 7, 5:00-7:00 pm)​ Let’s Play is a year round free mobile recreation program that takes the fun to the streets. The Let’s Play Mobile is complete with kid friendly theme music, Frisbees, sports balls, jump ropes, arts and crafts, a 24 ft. parachute and more. The goal is to bring recreation to kids who may not have safe or close access to a park or playground. In addition, City of Spartanburg staff visits neighborhoods, schools, day care centers and churches to promote active living and healthy eating.

Lpga-Usga Girls Golf of the Upstate K5-5th Grade School Session​ (Thursday June 7, 10:0\30am-11:00am) Free event at Sparkle City Mini Putt for all K5-5th grade girls wanting to learn golf. Register for the event on their website.

Lpga-Usga Girls Golf of the Upstate Middle/High School Session ​(Thursday June 7, 10:00am-10:30am) Free event at Sparkle City Mini Putt for all middle/high school girls wanting to learn golf. Register for the event on their website.

June 8

Daddy Daughter Date Night at Hearts of Clay​ ​(Friday June 8, 6:30-8:00pm)​ ​Join Heart of Clay for Daddy Daughter Date Night. They will have cupcakes, doughnuts, cookies and soft drinks and water. Cost is $5 (non-refundable event fee)- per family plus cost of whatever pottery you choose to paint. Let’s make it fun and dress up nicely, we will have a picture taking area, call today or click link and reserve your seat with your $5 event fee. Reservations needed!

June 9

Hub City Farmers’ Market:​ (Saturday June 9, 8am-12pm)​ Head over to Northside Harvest Park to get some fresh, local produce! The Hub City Farmer’s Market is fun for the whole family! Come support your local farmer! 498 Howard St, Spartanburg, SC 29303

Kids Club at Michael’s​ ​(June 9, 2018 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM) ​Ages 3 and up make a paper cactus! $2 Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.

Kids Club at Michael’s​ ​(June 9, 2018 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM) ​Ages 6 and up make dimensional cacti! $2 Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. 

Family PopCorn & Paint at East Main Arts ​ ​(Saturday, June 9, 4:30–5:30 pm) Come paint on a pre-sketched or blank canvas and enjoy puffs popcorn with your family! $8 per artist or free for kids 2 and under

Music in the Woods at Croft State Park ​(Saturday June 9, 6:00-8:00pm) ​Every 2nd Saturday April- November you can hear live music at Croft State Park.Join musician Rick Childers for a variety of your favorite songs including oldies, country, and gospel classics. Bring a chair, blanket, insect repellent,and a flashlight! Meet behind the Activity Center at the Show Ring. FREE with park admission

June 11

City of Spartanburg Let’s Play Mobile at Andrews Farm​ (Monday June 11, 5:00-7:00 pm) Let’s Play is a year round free mobile recreation program that takes the fun to the streets. The Let’s Play Mobile is complete with kid friendly theme music, Frisbees, sports balls, jump ropes, arts and crafts, a 24 ft. parachute and more. The goal is to bring recreation to kids who may not have safe or close access to a park or playground. In addition, City of Spartanburg staff visits neighborhoods, schools, day care centers and churches to promote active living and healthy eating.

June 12

Punk Farm Puppet Show at Headquarters Library ​ ​(Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 10 – 10:30am 11 and 7) ​After a long day of work Farmer Joe goes home to bed. But, meanwhile back at the barn the animals in the Punk Farm Band are getting ready to Rock and Roll.

City of Spartanburg Let’s Play Mobile at Summer Hill​ (Tuesday June 12, 5:00-7:00 pm) Let’s Play is a year round free mobile recreation program that takes the fun to the streets. The Let’s Play Mobile is complete with kid friendly theme music, Frisbees, sports balls, jump ropes, arts and crafts, a 24 ft. parachute and more. The goal is to bring recreation to kids who may not have safe or close access to a park or playground. In addition, City of Spartanburg staff visits neighborhoods, schools, day care centers and churches to promote active living and healthy eating.

June 13

Stories Alive at Headquarters Library​ ​(Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 2 – 3pm) Timmy and Susana Abell entertain and educate with their storytelling through puppetry and music.

June 14

Punk Farm Puppet Show at Headquarters Library​ ​ (Thursday, June 14, 2018, 10 – 10:30am 11) ​After a long day of work Farmer Joe goes home to bed. But, meanwhile back at the barn the animals in the Punk Farm Band are getting ready to Rock and Roll.

City of Spartanburg Let’s Play Mobile at Adams Park​ (Thursday June 14, 5:00-7:00 pm) Let’s Play is a year round free mobile recreation program that takes the fun to the streets. The Let’s Play Mobile is complete with kid friendly theme music, Frisbees, sports balls, jump ropes, arts and crafts, a 24 ft. parachute and more. The goal is to bring recreation to kids who may not have safe or close access to a park or playground. In addition, City of Spartanburg staff visits neighborhoods, schools, day care centers and churches to promote active living and healthy eating.

Chick-Fil-A Duncan Daddy Daughter Game Night ​(Thursday June 14, 5:30-7:30pm) ​RSVP at cfaduncandaddydaughter.eventbrite.com required! Daddies and Daughters are invited to Chick-fil-A Duncan’s annual Daddy Daughter Date Night. Come join us for a fun filled game night and a delicious dinner provided by Chick-fil-A!!!

June 16

Hub City Farmers’ Market:​ (Saturday June 16, 8am-12pm)​ Head over to Northside Harvest Park to get some fresh, local produce! The Hub City Farmer’s Market is fun for the whole family! Come support your local farmer! HUB CITY KIDS will be at the market this week with fun games and activities to get your kids moving and increasing their knowledge about healthy foods! 498 Howard St, Spartanburg, SC 29303

Sensory Friendly Movie: Incredibles 3 at NCG​ (Saturday May 16, 10:00am)​ Sensory friendly movies are shown without previews, the sound is not as loud, and lights are not as dim. You can talk, move around, make noise, etc. during these showtimes. Regular admission prices apply.

Kids Club at Michael’s​ ​(June 16, 2018 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM) ​Ages 3 and up make a Bear Father’s Day Card! $2 Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.

Kids Club at Michael’s​ ​(June 16, 2018 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM) ​Ages 6 and up make a Father’s Day Card! $2 Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.

Father’s Day Storytime Featuring With My Daddy: A Book of Love and Family at Barnes and Noble​ ​(Saturday, June 16, 11:00am) ​Join Barnes and Noble for a special Father’s Day Storytime with a book celebrating all that is great about dads. Activities to follow.

Peach Jam at the Hub City Farmers’ Market​ (Saturday June 16, 6:00-10:00 pm)​ Hub City Farmers’ Market is excited to announce the “2018 Peach Jam”! Join us in celebration of peach season and the rich history of peach farming here in Spartanburg County! The event will include a peach cook-off, live music, food, peach beer and wine, a bounce house and other activities for the whole family! For more information on this great event, to enter a cook-off team or to be an event sponsor contact Heather at Hraines@hubcityfm.org

Movies in the Park at Barnet Park ​(Saturday, June 16, Sunset) ​ Enjoy a free showing of Despicable Me 3 with free popcorn, soda, and giveaways to local businesses!

June 18

City of Spartanburg Let’s Play Mobile at Airport Park ​(Monday June 18, 5:00-7:00 pm) Let’s Play is a year round free mobile recreation program that takes the fun to the streets. The Let’s Play Mobile is complete with kid friendly theme music, Frisbees, sports balls, jump ropes, arts and crafts, a 24 ft. parachute and more. The goal is to bring recreation to kids who may not have safe or close access to a park or playground. In addition, City of Spartanburg staff visits neighborhoods, schools, day care centers and churches to promote active living and healthy eating.

June 19

City of Spartanburg Let’s Play Mobile at Chapel Street ​(Tuesday June 19, 5:00-7:00 pm) Let’s Play is a year round free mobile recreation program that takes the fun to the streets. The Let’s Play Mobile is complete with kid friendly theme music, Frisbees, sports balls, jump ropes, arts and crafts, a 24 ft. parachute and more. The goal is to bring recreation to kids who may not have safe or close access to a park or playground. In addition, City of Spartanburg staff visits neighborhoods, schools, day care centers and churches to promote active living and healthy eating.

Sock Hop at the Headquarters ​(Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 7 – 8pm) Kick off your shoes and come boogie with some mid-century music, games, crafts and snacks.

June 20

NCG Free Family Film Festival: Despicable Me 3 ​(Wednesday, June 20, 9am) ​Doors open at 9am and tickets are FREE and available on a first come first serve basis. Movies are show in a sensory friendly format.

Steve Holt at Headquarters Library​ ​(Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 2 – 3pm) Steve Holt has been entertaining families for over 40 years in the Upstate and all over the U.S. His blend of magic and comedy is sure to inspire and delight children of all ages.

June 21

NCG Free Family Film Festival: Despicable Me 3​ ​(Thursday, June 21, 9am) ​Doors open at 9am and tickets are FREE and available on a first come first serve basis. Movies are show in a sensory friendly format.

City of Spartanburg Let’s Play Mobile at South Converse Street Park ​(Thursday June 21, 5:00-7:00 pm)​ Let’s Play is a year round free mobile recreation program that takes the fun to the streets. The Let’s Play Mobile is complete with kid friendly theme music, Frisbees, sports balls, jump ropes, arts and crafts, a 24 ft. parachute and more. The goal is to bring recreation to kids who may not have safe or close access to a park or playground. In addition, City of Spartanburg staff visits neighborhoods, schools, day care centers and churches to promote active living and healthy eating.

June 22

NCG Free Family Film Festival: Despicable Me 3​ ​(Friday, June 22, 9am) ​Doors open at 9am and tickets are FREE and available on a first come first serve basis. Movies are show in a sensory friendly format.

June 23

Hub City Farmers’ Market:​ (Saturday June 23, 8am-12pm)​ Head over to Northside Harvest Park to get some fresh, local produce! The Hub City Farmer’s Market is fun for the whole family! Come support your local farmer! 498 Howard St, Spartanburg, SC 29303

NCG Free Family Film Festival: Despicable Me 3​ ​(Saturday, June 23, 9am) ​Doors open at 9am and tickets are FREE and available on a first come first serve basis. Movies are show in a sensory friendly format.

Storytime and Activities Featuring Jurassic Park Little Golden Book at Barnes and Noble (Saturday June 23, 2018 11:00 AM)​ Introduce little ones to the world of Jurassic Park. This action-packed (and age-appropriate) title is great for dinosaur lovers, both new and old. Activities to follow.

Kids Club at Michael’s​ ​(June 23, 2018 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM) ​Ages 3 and up make a fingerprint bug jar! $2 Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.

Kids Club at Michael’s​ ​(June 23, 2018 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM) ​Ages 6 and up make a butterfly catcher! $2 Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.

June 25

City of Spartanburg Let’s Play Mobile at Duncan Park​ (Monday June 25, 5:00-7:00 pm) Let’s Play is a year round free mobile recreation program that takes the fun to the streets. The Let’s Play Mobile is complete with kid friendly theme music, Frisbees, sports balls, jump ropes, arts and crafts, a 24 ft. parachute and more. The goal is to bring recreation to kids who may not have safe or close access to a park or playground. In addition, City of Spartanburg staff visits neighborhoods, schools, day care centers and churches to promote active living and healthy eating.

June 26

DIY Musical Instruments at Headquarters Library ​ ​(Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 7 – 8pm) Recycle and learn how to repurpose items you use in your everyday life to create music.

City of Spartanburg Let’s Play Mobile at Priscilla Rumley Park​ (Tuesday June 26, 5:00-7:00 pm)​ Let’s Play is a year round free mobile recreation program that takes the fun to the streets. The Let’s Play Mobile is complete with kid friendly theme music, Frisbees, sports balls, jump ropes, arts and crafts, a 24 ft. parachute and more. The goal is to bring recreation to kids who may not have safe or close access to a park or playground. In addition, City of Spartanburg staff visits neighborhoods, schools, day care centers and churches to promote active living and healthy eating.

June 27

NCG Free Family Film Festival: Boss Baby​ ​(Wednesday, June 27, 9am) ​Doors open at 9am and tickets are FREE and available on a first come first serve basis. Movies are show in a sensory friendly format.

Professor Whizzpop at Headquarters Library​ ​ (Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 2 – 3pm) ​A funtastic medley of comic mayhem, this magical professor is sure to entertain.

June 28

NCG Free Family Film Festival: Boss Baby​ ​(Thursday, June 28, 9am) ​Doors open at 9am and tickets are FREE and available on a first come first serve basis. Movies are show in a sensory friendly format.

June 29

NCG Free Family Film Festival: Boss Baby​ ​(Friday, June 29, 9am) ​Doors open at 9am and tickets are FREE and available on a first come first serve basis. Movies are show in a sensory friendly format.

June 30

NCG Free Family Film Festival: Boss Baby ​(Saturday, June 30, 9am) ​Doors open at 9am and tickets are FREE and available on a first come first serve basis. Movies are show in a sensory friendly format

Storytime and Activities Featuring Pete the Kitty and the Groovy Playdate at Barnes and Noble ​(Saturday June 30, 2018 11:00 AM)​ Before he was the beloved Pete the Cat, he was Pete the Kitty! Join Pete on a cat-tastic playdate as he learns a lesson about sharing with his friend, Grumpy Toad. Activities to follow.

Hub City Farmers’ Market:​ (Saturday June 30, 8am-12pm)​ Head over to Northside Harvest Park to get some fresh, local produce! The Hub City Farmer’s Market is fun for the whole family! Come support your local farmer! 498 Howard St, Spartanburg, SC 29303

Kids Club at Michael’s​ ​(June 30, 2018 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM) ​Ages 3 and up make a colorful craft stick ornament! $2 Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.

Kids Club at Michael’s​ ​(June 30, 2018 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM) ​Ages 6 and up make a sun catcher! $2 Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.

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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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