Chapman Cultural Center Announces Date for the 2018 Spartanburg Soaring! Festival

SPARTANBURG, SC - February 26th, 2018 - Chapman Cultural Center has set the date for its fifth annual Spartanburg Soaring! International Kite Festival presented by Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. The fun happens on Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 11 am - 5 pm. This free and family-friendly festival has quickly become a much-anticipated event for people of all ages from all over region. Hundreds of kites fill the sky behind the Chapman Cultural Center in downtown Spartanburg, complemented by live street music and performances, food trucks, and a maker's market. During the course of the day, individuals and members of the Spartanburg Soaring Kite Club float kites of every imaginable shape and size to the sky, from small kites to octopus-size kites made from the latest technology and advanced materials. It is a colorful and creative experience.

The Spartanburg community has embraced the kite as a symbol of its creative, progressive, and playful spirit. Last year, the event attracted more than 3,500 participants from all over the region and this year will be even better.

"Every year we grow the Festival in terms of creativity and attendance," Jennifer Evins, President and CEO of Chapman Cultural Center, said. "It is part of our mission to increase community vibrancy and civic engagement. Spartanburg Soaring is a beautiful showcase of what it means to live in Spartanburg. It acts as a symbol of our progressive mindset, our creativity, our curiosity, and our playful nature."

The rain date is scheduled for Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 from 1 pm-5 pm.

Chapman Cultural Center is now accepting the participation of artists and makers for the maker's market, volunteers, and business partners interested in sponsoring the festival.

For more information about this event, please call (864) 542-ARTS or visit our Facebook Event Page.