Since May 1979, Spartanburg has held an annual “Spring Fling” event over several downtown blocks for a weekend of family fun! This year’s 2011 Spring Fling event will be held in downtown Spartanburg, SC on Mother’s Day weekend Friday May 6-Sunday May 8, 2011.
“Spring Fling” is a family friendly event and will have something for everyone to enjoy from children to senior adults. Let’s take a look at the details!
Family Fun Zone Area features: rides and inflatables, kid’s stage with continuous entertainment, a Scrap Exchange where kids can make and take from recycled materials, fire safety house, YMCA moving activities, roving clowns and costumed characters, Bookin’ It- a Mobile Book Store, and more. This year the Family Fun Zone Area will be Non-Smoking this year, so breathe easy and have fun!
Parent/Kids Scavenger Hunt: This will be a fun event and can win Mom an Upstate Mom Makeover Package! Pick up your Scavenger Hunt entry at the entrance of the Family Fun Zone at the Upstate Parent Tent and then you and your kids can have a great time scavenging through the family fun zone and returning your found “loot” for a chance to win the Upstate Mom Makeover Package! Now that would be a great present for Mother’s Day!
Six festival stages with a variety of ongoing entertainment, an Arts and Crafts Marketplace where you can purchase everything from jewelry to hand carved walking canes, The Underground, a place specifically for teens and college students, a Sparkle City Antique Car Show, World Class Frisbee K-9 dogs, and a Spartanburg Regional Classic (Pro Bicycle Race). There will be so much to do you won’t be bored for a minute of your visit to Spring Fling 2011!
American Idol Winner from 2008 (Kris Allen) will be performing Sunday May 8th at 5:30pm. This is one of the entertainment gigs you won’t want to miss.
Other Entertainment this year will feature “Hot Chelle Rae” on Friday May 6th, “The Ready Set” and “We The Kings” on Saturday May 7, and “The Downtown Fiction” on Sunday, May 8th. More entertainment will be added to the website at the end of this article. Check back frequently to catch updates!
Cost: Admission is FREE to “Spring Fling,” however there is a cost for foods and beverages purchased as well as for the children’s rides in the fun zone. All concerts are FREE at “Spring Fling.”
No Pets please at Spring Fling to ensure the safety of everyone.
Parking is FREE at “Spring Fling.” There are multiple parking garages as well as on street parking!
Tips for making your visit to “Spring Fling” more enjoyable and comfortable
-Consider the weather: Bring umbrellas if rain is expected or to shade you from the hot sun.
-Wear weather appropriate clothing and shoes. Sneakers or other comfortable walking shoes are a must!
-Don’t forget to take your camera so you can capture some great scenes from “Spring Fling.”
-Leave your pets at home! This is a rule and is also safer for your pet.
-Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated at “Spring Fling” if the weather is hot!
-Do bring chairs to sit down in to rest or to enjoy the entertainment.
-Bring your patience. With the many thousands who attend “Spring Fling” be prepared to wait in lines if necessary.
I hope you plan to visit downtown Spartanburg, SC for the 2011 “Spring Fling Event” on Friday May 6-Sunday May 8!
For many other details and all you need to know about “Spring Fling” visit the link below under Source.
City of Spartanburg: Spring Fling, cityofspartanburg.org