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Spring Fling Begins in Downtown Spartanburg Friday

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One of the stages for performances being set up Friday morning. One of the stages for performances being set up Friday morning.
Some sunshine breaking through Friday morning as vendors set up booths for Spring Fling. Some sunshine breaking through Friday morning as vendors set up booths for Spring Fling.
Spartanburg SC -
A number of streets in downtown Spartanburg closed early Friday morning to let crews set up for Spring Fling.

The annual festival runs Friday through Sunday. The gates open at 5:00 p.m. Friday afternoon. Saturday hours are 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday will see spring fling open from noon until 7:00 p.m.

Admission and all entertainment are free, but you'll have to pay for food and beverages. Rides and inflatables for children will require tickets which cost one dollar apiece.

Spartanburg Public Safety closed a number of roads including Main Street, St. John Street and Dunbar Street at 3:00 a.m. to allow vendors and other businesses to set up their booths.

Police also point out spring Fling is a smoke free event and no pets are allowed inside the event footprint. They also ask visitors to refrain from bringing large bags and book bags to the festival. 

Friday's opening day will also feature bike racing downtown.

The 9th Annual Spartanburg Regional Classic professional cycling race will be held on a course that loops around the Denny's tower, following Main Street, Church Street, Broad Street and Converse Street.  Races begin at 4:00 p.m. with amateur races. 

More Spring fling Information:

Parking: Parking is plentiful all around the festival area.  In addition to the on-street parking around the site, there are over 3,000 parking places in parking lots/garages in the immediate downtown area, including the new parking garage on St. John Street. And all parking is free!  More Parking information here: http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/downtown-parking

Smoke Free Event: By City Ordinance, Spring Fling is a NO SMOKING event.  Smoking is allowed outside the festival perimeters (15 feet from the festival boundaries.) 

Pet Policy: No pets are allowed.  Wagging tails and festival crowds just don't mix. Please leave your pets at home - for the safety of both patrons & the animals.

Alcoholic Beverages: Anyone wishing to purchase an alcoholic beverage must be 21 years of age and present a valid ID.

ATMS: Several portable ATM machines will be located throughout the festival area.

Portable Restrooms: Restroom facilities will be located throughout the festival area.

Coolers: Spring Fling does not allow coolers to be brought into the festival area. 

Spring Fling Information: Look for information kiosks throughout the festival area. Event schedules, entertainment schedules, and vendor listings are here. 

Street Closures:  The festival covers several city blocks so numerous downtown streets (including Church and Main) will be closed starting early Friday (May 3) morning through Sunday. 

For more information on Spring Fling events, parking, and times click here.

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