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Spartanburg Soaring! International Kite Festival

About Spartanburg Soaring!

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 for live music, great food trucks, and makers market. Kites are available for purchase from Imagination Station, or you can bring a kite from home.

The festival is free and open to all, including the many international kite flyers who have come from Europe, Asia, Canada, and across the United States to join the fun.

Soaring in from out our town? Our friends at the Spartanburg Marriot have offered up a sweet deal on your weekend stay! Get your special rate!

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

Makers Market! - Another of Spartanburg's great assets is its artists. The Makers Market sponsored by Duke Energy will be set up where 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. Participating vendors this year include: 

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Sandcastle Soaps
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Deborah Ford's Craft Cottage
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M Jeter Designs
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Mission Pens
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Dani's Candyland
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Dewi Maya Handbags
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Miss Bee Haven Honey Bones
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Lil Gurl Pottery
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CNG Woodcrafts
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The Coffee Lady 31
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Forest Floor Carvings
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Chocolate Artworks
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Tropical Vibes Glow
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Suds Me Up Buttercup
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Ginger Rogers Gifts
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The Philosopher's Stones
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Lanita's Gift Shop
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Blue Ridge Designs
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Making Faces with Ashley
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Origami Mami
 
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McRose Designs
 

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Enchanted Dragon Fly Creations

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Ah Sugah!
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Thistle and Bake
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Urban Collars
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Window Whimsy
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Ashley Gilreath Jewelry
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Unique Commodities
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Appalachian Spirit Folk Instruments
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Hazel's Soapery
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Designs By SnA
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Food Vendors! - 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 Spartanburg, Hub City Scoops, The Farmers Table, Pig on Fire, The Streatery, Java Up, and more!

Community Organizations! - What makes Spartanburg Soaring! so great? It's the collaborative nature of the festival! 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 Preserve, Logos Theatre, Spartanburg Area Conservancy, Spartanburg Swing, and Spartanburg Earth Day!

Coming from out of town? Stay at the conveniently located Spartanburg Marriott just a short walk away from the festival! 

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Stay up to date with this year's festival on our Facebook Event Page

  • Let your friends know you're going and share the event!
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Volunteer at Spartanburg Soaring! From helping with parking to repairing kites, we could not pull off this event without our amazing volunteers!

Let us know you want to volunteer!

 

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2019 Spartanburg Soaring! International Kite Festival sponsored by Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport
will be Saturday, April 13
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 


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