SPACE Events

To celebrate our 30th Anniversary in 2020, SPACE has some exciting events to look forward to! Additionally, we have launched an ambitious boardwalk restoration project for Spartanburg’s beloved Cottonwood Trail as a kick-off for the celebration. Formed in 1989, SPACE is the second-oldest local land trust operating in the state of South Carolina, providing our community with access to local green spaces like the Cottonwood Trail. This 4-mile nature trail runs through the Edwin P. Griffin Nature Preserve and is used by over 60,000 people a year. SPACE is hoping to raise $100,000 for the renovation project which will include the restoration of the boardwalk (a 550 foot wooden structure that crosses the wetlands and connects two trails), the addition of a covered observation deck (shown below), and new Wayfinding signs along the trail.

**Help us raise $25,000 by donating to our GoFundME Campaign. The boardwalk will be closed for renovations beginning fall 2019 through early 2020**

 

 

 

 

WILD Spartanburg Poster Release Party

WILD Spartanburg Poster Release Party

March 5th 2020 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Over 20 artists entered the WILD Spartanburg Poster Contest in 2018, a poster contest inspired by the WPA National Park posters and a partnership between SPACE and the Tyger River Foundation, funded in part by the Chapman Cultural Center. Artists were asked to create poster designs of one of four of Spartanburg's most beautiful natural places (Berry's Bridge, Cottonwood Trail, Glendale Shoals, and Nesbitt Shoals). During the April 2019 art reception at the Headquarters of the Spartanburg County Library, Peter Kay was selected as the winning artist based on his contemporary poster design of Glendale Shoals. Kay is a graphic designer and Composer for the Spartanburg Philharmonic. Join SPACE, the Tyger River Foundation, and the Spartanburg Philharmonic on Thursday March 5th, location to be determined for an artist reception and poster release party.

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Teddy Roosevelt at the Spartanburg Community College Downtown Auditorium

Teddy Roosevelt at the Spartanburg Community College Downtown Auditorium

March 19th 2020 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Theodore Roosevelt is often considered the “Conservationist President.” He helped establish 230 million acres of public land, 150 which were set aside as National Forests. Joe Wiegand is considered the world’s premiere Theodore Roosevelt reprisor. As an actor and historian, Joe’s portrayals of Theodore Roosevelt in live performances and in television have people wondering if TDR has come back to life! Join SPACE at SCC's downtown auditorium for a fun fact-filled evening with Joe!

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Family Day at Glendale Shoals with Teddy Roosevelt

Family Day at Glendale Shoals with Teddy Roosevelt

March 21st 2020 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join SPACE and many community partners for a fun filled day at Glendale Shoals with a live on-going performance by Joe Wiegand: THE World Premier Teddy Roosevelt Reprisor. Bring the kids out and enjoy scavenger hunts and casual nature activties organized by the Spartanburg Area Conservancy, the Hub City Writers Project, Spartanburg High School students, Spartanburg Day School students, local artists and more. Glendale Shoals is a beautiful place to spend the day. Limited lunches and snacks will be available for sale from Blue Moon Specialty Foods and BULLHDED Peanuts. Sign up on Eventrbite to reserve a lunch or snack! LIttle River Roasting will be on site selling coffee and hot chocolate.

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MiniMoo - music and potluck at Cleveland Preserve Farm

MiniMoo - music and potluck at Cleveland Preserve Farm

April 18th 2020 | 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Mini-moo is an outside concert series held at the cabin of the Cleveland Farm Preserve. Enjoy some casual live music, a bonfire, and a potluck. Beer, wine, and water will be provided. Bring your own camp chair, an instrument if you play, and a dish for the potluck.

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Spartanburg Earth Day Festival at USC Upstate

Spartanburg Earth Day Festival at USC Upstate

April 18th 2020 | 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Spartanburg Earth Day Festival is partnering with the University of South Carolina Upstate for a bigger and better festival with greater visibility, inclusive student and faculty academic input, and broader publicity.

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SPACE Jam presented by Vic Bailey Subaru at the FR8YRD with Amanda Platt and the Honeycutters

SPACE Jam presented by Vic Bailey Subaru at the FR8YRD with Amanda Platt and the Honeycutters

May 14th 2020 | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

SPACE Jam, presented by Vic Bailey Subaru, is an in-town celebration of music, food, and farms at the FR8YRD. With live music by Amanda Platt and the Honeycutters and delicious food sourced from local farms. A VIP section will include farm-to-table fare and unlimited libations. Rain date, May 21.

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5th Annual "A Shucking Good Time"

5th Annual "A Shucking Good Time"

October 15th 2020 | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

A Shucking Good Time is SPACE’s biggest fundraiser of the year. 300+ guests enjoy a magical night of steamed oysters by William Cribb, small plates by 15-20 of Spartanburg’s finest restaurateurs, libations and live music under the stars in a beautiful and unique outdoor setting.

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Cottonwood Trail Family Day

Cottonwood Trail Family Day

November 7th 2020 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Inaugural Cottonwood Trail Family Day will be a celebration of the 30 Year Anniversary of the Cottonwood Trail. Free and open to all, we’re partnering with USC Upstate, the Science Center, and the Converse Heights Neighborhood Association to plan a day of fun activities in nature. Live music, art installations, food trucks, scavenger hunts, and other activities will give families an opportunity to connect with nature in one of the most beautiful nature preserves in town.

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Sustainable Events Initiative

Sustainable Events Initiative

SPACE hosts a multitude of events throughout the year. As an organization focused on land conservation and environmental protection, we’ve launched an initiative to focus on sustainability efforts during our fundraisers and small events. With help from local composting company, Atlas Organics, we’re making composting a priority at our two big fundraisers (Bonnamoo and A Shucking Good Time). Thanks to local artists Frankie Zombie and Maggie MacDonald, you won’t miss the compost cans at these events! Want to help make our events more sustainable? Share a ride and bring your own non-glass tumblers with you. Working together we can make an impact!

Past Events

Past Events

Shucking Good Time 2019!

The 4th Annual "A Shucking Good Time" presented by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System raised $30,000 for SPACE to support our mission of land conservation. 3K was raised for the Cottonwood Trail Boardwalk Restoration Project. Thanks to our composting efforts, 838 pounds of waste was diverted from the landfill.

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