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5 Stops to Make at Spartanburg Soaring 2019

April 04, 2019 | Features

Spartanburg Soaring! International Kite Festival is almost here! Get excited, because this year's festival promises to be the best one yet! To help out we've laid out the 5 key stops you should make to maximize your experience to have the best day ever!

Have your own ideas? Post them to the Facebook event and let us know! We want to see your photos too! Tag Chapman Cultural Center in your photos on the day of the event, and use #Soaring2019! 

Kids Zone sponsored by Cannon Roofing!

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The Kid Zone sponsored by Cannon Roofing will feature various events scheduled throughout the day by some amazing Community Organizations including: Kidding Around SpartanburgSpartanburg County Public LibrariesThe Children's Museum of the Upstate - SpartanburgThe City of Spartanburg Parks and Recreation - Lets Play MobileFairforest Middle SchoolHub City Kids, and Spartanburg Science Center!

Makers Market sponsored by Duke Energy!

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The Makers Market sponsored by Duke Energy will be set up where over 35 regional artisans will sell their wares–keeping 100% of their profits–so you can keep a piece of local culture even after you fly away. Everything will be affordable and locally handcrafted. 

Food Truck Way!

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Another reason to stop by Spartanburg Soaring! is all of the amazing food vendors who will be attending the festival! This year's vendors include: Growler Haus SpartanburgHub City ScoopsThe Farmers TablePig on FireThe StreateryJava Up, and One Love Fusion!

Community Zone!

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This year we have plenty of Community Organizations stopping by the festival to make sure there is something everyone can enjoy! Community Organizations participating include: Hatcher Garden Woodland PreserveLogos TheatreSpartanburg Area ConservancySpartanburg Swing, and Spartanburg Earth Day, SAMBA, WSPA, Arrowhead Design Company, and Imagination Station!

Kite Flying Fields!

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In spring 2014, Chapman Cultural Center launched a community-wide initiative called Spartanburg Soaring! to encourage creativity, promote healthy outdoor activity, and to build civic pride. Using kites as a common theme, Spartanburg Soaring! engaged cultural curiosity and promoted active play through activities and events all across the city. The kite festival takes place in and around the Chapman Cultural Center each spring when hundreds of colorful kites fill the skies above Spartanburg.

Join us April 13 from 11am - 5pm for live music, great food trucks, and a makers market. Kites are available for purchase from Imagination Station, or you can bring a kite from home!

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