Opening Night Gala
The official opening event for Upstate International Month, the International Gala is a sensational night replete with customs, culture, and cuisine! With delicious hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, dancing, a silent auction, and entertainment, the Gala is a lively social event that fuels the excitement for Upstate International Month.
Passport to Decadence
During this evening of international delights, guests have the chance to feast on desserts, sip on wines, and enjoy myriad other treats from around the globe. Hosted by the International Women’s Club, the evening features homemade delights from more than 15 countries.
While most red wines improve with age, the handpicked wine from the Beaujolais region of France is best enjoyed fresh. To celebrate the end of harvest season, we join the French this evening to indulge in this luxurious young wine and a delectable French meal.
Salsa at Sunset
A summer sensation, Salsa at Sunset brings live Latin music and dancing to the Upstate community. No prior experience in dancing is required for this outdoor family event held in downtown Greenville. Whether you choose to dance or sit and enjoy the music, the energetic atmosphere will have your toes tapping.
Have you ever wanted to visit a Mosque? A Buddhist temple? A Synagogue? Have you ever wondered how other world religions worship or celebrate their culture? Many people are curious about religious traditions but are reluctant to inquire for fear of offending a person of another culture. Our series takes you to visit and learn about these traditions right here in the Upstate.
A celebration of the Christmas season in traditional German style, the Glüehwein Party is a festive experience full of great German food and the spiced red wine special to this time of year. This family-friendly evening is a perfect start to the holiday season.
Robert Burns Evening
A night dedicated to the celebration of the poetic melody of Robert Burns, guests are treated to authentic Scottish food and drink while delighting in recitations of Burns’s poetry.
Global Humanitarian Outreach
A broad spectrum of international humanitarian aid stems from South Carolina, yet few know about its scope, impact, or how to help. Global Humanitarian Outreach luncheons bring in speakers who are currently addressing issues on things such as contaminated water, preventable childhood deaths, malnutrition, housing shortages, and other basic human needs.
The Galette des Rois, or King’s Cake Celebration
The “Galette des Rois” is a way for the French community to celebrate the Epiphany, or the arrival of the Three Wise Men (“Magi.”) In France, every year the people gather pour tirer les rois, to find the kings. We continue the tradition at Upstate International. The traditional galette is cut into slices and in one of the slices is a special charm. The person who gets the slice with the lucky charm becomes ‘King for the day.’
A popular French treat, crêpes can be enjoyed savory or sweet, but they are best enjoyed in the company of fellow members of Upstate International.