SPACE Events

SPACE's 35th Birthday Earth Day Bash!

SPACE's 35th Birthday Earth Day Bash!

April 20th 2024 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Saturday, April 20, 2024
10am - 2pm
Glendale Shoals Preserve

Join us as we celebrate 35 years of the Spartanburg Area Conservancy and the importance of local conservation! This will be a great day full of music, food, outdoor activities, and family friendly fun!  SPACE members and volunteers get in FREE!  (Not a current member, no problem! Purchase a ticket that includes an annual membership at the RSVP link below!)  

RSVP here: SPACE's 35th Birthday Earth Day RSVP

Schedule of Events

  • 10 am - 2 pm - PAR-TAY!!! Visit vendors, eat good food, make art, listen to great music, dance, play games, toss a frisbee, visit the nature trading post, meet a hawk, pet a lizard, hula hoop, check out a new book from the bookmobile, take a hike, enjoy being outside, and have fun!
  • 10 am - Yoga with Katy Skye Corbin - Bring your yoga mat and meet Katy at the amphitheater near the waterfall at 10:00 for a session of animal inspired yoga poses - all levels welcome!
  • 11 am - BBQ will be served by Cribb's Catering. Choice of pulled pork BBQ, chicken hash, and veggie hash and sides!
  • 10 - 11:30 am - Blue Notes Band performs on the Mill Tower stage
  • 11 am - Nature Walk with SPACE's Lynn Rhodes & the Local Hiker (Meet at the SPACE tent.)
  • Noon - Birthday Cake and remarks by Sam Parrott, SPACE Executive Director @ the Mill Tower Stage
  • 12:30 - 2:00 pm - Wilder Things Than Us performs on the Mill Tower stage
  • 1:00 pm - Guided hike with John Lane and Sam Parrott - take a walk down the nature trail to view the new potential park property. (Meet at the SPACE tent.) 

Activities and Participants

  • Spartanburg Science Center is bringing Parachutes for the Planet, a collaborative community art project and call to action to raise awareness about the climate emergency
  • Spartanburg County Public Libraries Bookmobile
  • Spartanburg Creative Reuse Art Project - make and take an upcycle craft!
  • Subaru of Spartanburg will have an electric vehicle on display!
  • Watershed Ecology Center 
  • Nature Trading Post - hosted by USC Upstate Sustainability
  • Falconer Brantley Broach will have his trained hawk and answer questions about falconry!
  • Kids Zone featuring The Secret Cirkus with hula hoops, fun performances, and giant bubbles! 
  • Face painting by the Spartanburg High School Teacher Cadets
  • Yard Games, disc golf, and corn hole provided by the Local Hiker
  • BBQ - presented by Cribbs Kitchen and Rockers Brewing Company

Local Vendors

  • At Home Apothecary
  • BURG Apparel
  • Carolina Bamboo
  • Jim Weitzel Art
  • Glendale Outdoor Leadership School 
  • Palmetto Council Scouts
  • The Local Hiker
  • Love Where You Live
  • Spartanburg Water
  • Vintage View Adventures

Special thanks to our generous sponsors: 


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, SMART Recycling, we’re making composting a priority at our events. 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!

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