Upstate International provides intriguing events and programs that will connect you with our international community. Find your way to explore our local global cultures.

Apr
3
Fri
2020
The Enchanted Chalice Renaissance Faire – Greenville, SC
Apr 3 – Apr 4 all-day

Greenville, South Carolina’s indoor and outdoor event for music, fantasy, mythology, and magical fun! The Greenville Renaissance Faire draws over 2,000 people in its two-day celebration with music, comedy, dance and feats of daring and drama.

The public is invited to come visit our Enchanted Forest and enjoy the performers, dancers, wandering minstrels, storytellers, jugglers and jesters. Share the Facebook Event with your family and friends!

Dancing with Fire Fans
Dancing with Fire Fans

Friday night we highlight our music and fire Performers!

We are the ONLY Renaissance Faire in the Southeast open at Night!

On Friday and Saturday, there will be arts and crafts, exhibits, defense demonstrations, games of skill and combat, and a grand procession with King and Queen on Saturday at noon. Food and beverages will be available, including turkey legs and beer, wine and mead.

Apr
6
Mon
2020
Immigrant Connection Citizenship Classes
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Citizenship classes that offer interactive lessons covering the citizenship process, the civic questions, the English component, how to best prepare for the interview, and more. Classes are approximately 90 minutes each. There is no cost for the class but you have to pre-register with Immigrant Connection in order to take it. They can be contacted about the classes by phone at (864-295-0945) or by email at [email protected]
Apr
7
Tue
2020
IWG 1st Tuesday of the Month Meeting
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join the Upstate International Women’s Group every 1st Tuesday of the month (September through May) for a different program each month.

We delight in the varied speakers we bring in each month, as well as the performances, potlucks, and more that make up our programming.  Most especially, we appreciate and value the friendships we make along the way.

 

Schedule subject to change:

  • Tuesday, January 7: Full Potential by Fatima Ghzala
  • Tuesday, February 4: Jaramilo Dance Company
  • Tuesday, March 3: International Fashion Show
  • Tuesday, April 7: Relaxation with Bernadine
  • Tuesday, May 5: Spring Potluck English High Tea

 

Spanish Conversation Club
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Join our friendly Spanish language facilitators for our Spanish Conversation Club each Tuesday evening. This is a great way to practice your Spanish in a warm and welcoming environment and to share ideas and cultures through conversation.
SCC is free to members and no RSVP is necessary.  Just show up…and we’ll talk.
Apr
8
Wed
2020
English Conversation Club – Upstate International, Greenville, SC
Apr 8 @ 9:45 am – 11:15 am
Join our friendly English language facilitators for our English Conversation Club each Wednesday morning. This is a great way to practice your English in a warm and welcoming environment and to share ideas and cultures through conversation.
ECC is free to members and no RSVP is necessary.  Just show up…and we’ll talk.
Apr
9
Thu
2020
Stride and Stroll(er) with the UIWG
Apr 9 @ 9:00 am

For ladies of all ages and fitness levels, children who can walk 3 miles, babies in strollers. . .Join the Upstate International Women’s Group for Stride and Stroll(er) on the 2nd Thursday of every month!
Meet us at the Greenville Zoo parking lot at 9 am.
Then … 2 options: 1) Some of us will walk slowly to the Children’s garden, turn around and have a snack at the cafe Spill the Beans and return to the parking lot by noon.  2) For ladies who would like to cover more miles and walk faster, please plan to  walk ahead to the  railroad bridge and come back to meet us at the cafe on your return.


Please RSVP (required) with Ursula by clicking here.

UIWG Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

Apr
14
Tue
2020
Hiking with the UIWG
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Come out and enjoy a nice hike with the UIWG on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, starting in September. Meet at the Starbucks on E. North St.

UIWG Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

Spanish Conversation Club
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Join our friendly Spanish language facilitators for our Spanish Conversation Club each Tuesday evening. This is a great way to practice your Spanish in a warm and welcoming environment and to share ideas and cultures through conversation.
SCC is free to members and no RSVP is necessary.  Just show up…and we’ll talk.
Russian Renaissance – Peace Center, Greenville, SC
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm
Through stunning performances of everything from tango and folk to classical and jazz, Russian Renaissance is redefining the possibilities of their traditional Russian folk instruments – balalaika, domra/domra alto, button accordion, and balalaika contrabasso – and capturing the attention of audiences worldwide.
Click here for information and tickets.
Apr
15
Wed
2020
English Conversation Club – Upstate International, Greenville, SC
Apr 15 @ 9:45 am – 11:15 am
Join our friendly English language facilitators for our English Conversation Club each Wednesday morning. This is a great way to practice your English in a warm and welcoming environment and to share ideas and cultures through conversation.
ECC is free to members and no RSVP is necessary.  Just show up…and we’ll talk.
Apr
16
Thu
2020
CANCELLED: Ladies Night Out
Apr 16 @ 6:30 pm

This event has been cancelled.

Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month (September through May) to enjoy internationally inspired cuisine, make new friends, and have a great time.  Guaranteed!

Please refer to our weekly eBlast or monthly eNewsletter for the selected restaurant as it changes every month.
Sign up for our eNews announcements here.

RSVP required so we can make reservations and know how many to expect. Please click here to RSVP or to contact Carmen for more information.

Apr
18
Sat
2020
Greer Goes Global: An International Festival – Greer, SC
Apr 18 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Celebrate the cultures of the Upstate with Greer’s 7th Annual International Festival at Greer City Park. International Featured Country Tents, Entertainment, Sports, Crafts, and Food fill the park during the 5 hour event.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Pets are not permitted

International Kite Festival – Spartanburg, SC
Apr 18 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Apr
21
Tue
2020
Monthly Coffee & Conversation with the UIWG
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am

Join the International Women’s Club for our monthly Coffee & Conversation every 3rd Tuesday of the month.  Meet new people in a relaxed and easy environment, many of us are from abroad while just as many are from the US; we love to share stories and cultures.
No RSVP.
Spanish Conversation Club
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Join our friendly Spanish language facilitators for our Spanish Conversation Club each Tuesday evening. This is a great way to practice your Spanish in a warm and welcoming environment and to share ideas and cultures through conversation.
SCC is free to members and no RSVP is necessary.  Just show up…and we’ll talk.
Apr
22
Wed
2020
English Conversation Club – Upstate International, Greenville, SC
Apr 22 @ 9:45 am – 11:15 am
Join our friendly English language facilitators for our English Conversation Club each Wednesday morning. This is a great way to practice your English in a warm and welcoming environment and to share ideas and cultures through conversation.
ECC is free to members and no RSVP is necessary.  Just show up…and we’ll talk.
Lunch & Laugh with the UIWG
Apr 22 @ 11:45 am
Lunch and Laugh your way into the rest of your afternoon by joining the International Women’s Group every 4th Wednesday.  We have such a good time together and look forward to welcoming you to our group.

 

No RSVP
Apr
24
Fri
2020
Lunch with UI’s ExPats Group – Roots, Hyatt Hotel, Greenville, SC
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Calling all retired/semi-retired expats living in the Upstate … we want you (members, spouses and significant others) to join us. Come and connect with fellow expats and share information about current and cultural events in the Upstate.
We plan to meet for lunch and conversation every 4th Friday of the month at Roost from February through June. Roost offers a lovely lunch buffet for $9.95 that includes salad, soup and flatbread pizza buffet, or you can always order a la carte. We look forward to meeting you.
Please RSVP by emailing Sandy here so she can reserve an appropriate sized table.
Apr
27
Mon
2020
International Book Group
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Small Country by Gael Faye
A novel of extraordinary power and beauty, Small Country describes an end of innocence as seen through the eyes of a child caught in the maelstrom of history. Shot through with shadows and light, tragedy and humor, it is a stirring tribute not only to a dark chapter in Africa’s past,
but also to the bright days that preceded it.The International Book Club is open to all members of Upstate International and usually meets once a month from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Guests are welcome to attend a meeting before being asked to join.   Click here for more information or to become a member.  For more information on the International Book Club please contact Caroline here.
Apr
28
Tue
2020
Long Fitness Walk with the UIWG
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am

Get in shape with the International Women’s Group on the fourth Tuesday of every month in our long fitness walk! Meet in the Cleveland Zoo parking lot.

We’ll walk all the way to the Swamp Rabbit Cafe, enjoy a cup of coffee and a snack, and then walk back…a good 8 miles round-trip!  You’ll definitely get in your 10,000 steps for the day!

RSVP required…so we know that you are coming!  Please click here  to RSVP or to contact Margo for more information.

IWC Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

Spanish Conversation Club
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Join our friendly Spanish language facilitators for our Spanish Conversation Club each Tuesday evening. This is a great way to practice your Spanish in a warm and welcoming environment and to share ideas and cultures through conversation.
SCC is free to members and no RSVP is necessary.  Just show up…and we’ll talk.
Apr
29
Wed
2020
English Conversation Club – Upstate International, Greenville, SC
Apr 29 @ 9:45 am – 11:15 am
Join our friendly English language facilitators for our English Conversation Club each Wednesday morning. This is a great way to practice your English in a warm and welcoming environment and to share ideas and cultures through conversation.
ECC is free to members and no RSVP is necessary.  Just show up…and we’ll talk.
May
5
Tue
2020
IWG 1st Tuesday of the Month Meeting
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join the Upstate International Women’s Group every 1st Tuesday of the month (September through May) for a different program each month.

We delight in the varied speakers we bring in each month, as well as the performances, potlucks, and more that make up our programming.  Most especially, we appreciate and value the friendships we make along the way.

 

Schedule subject to change:

  • Tuesday, January 7: Full Potential by Fatima Ghzala
  • Tuesday, February 4: Jaramilo Dance Company
  • Tuesday, March 3: International Fashion Show
  • Tuesday, April 7: Relaxation with Bernadine
  • Tuesday, May 5: Spring Potluck English High Tea

 

Spring Potluck/English High Tea party – Upstate International, Greenville, SC
May 5 @ 10:00 am

End the year’s events with one last potluck
before the summer holidays!

Let’s get together before our summertime travels keep us apart. Everyone is welcome! Bring a dish to share, preferably one that reminds you of home; if no time to cook, please come anyway and give us a
small $8.00 donation instead.

Spanish Conversation Club
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Join our friendly Spanish language facilitators for our Spanish Conversation Club each Tuesday evening. This is a great way to practice your Spanish in a warm and welcoming environment and to share ideas and cultures through conversation.
SCC is free to members and no RSVP is necessary.  Just show up…and we’ll talk.
May
6
Wed
2020
English Conversation Club – Upstate International, Greenville, SC
May 6 @ 9:45 am – 11:15 am
Join our friendly English language facilitators for our English Conversation Club each Wednesday morning. This is a great way to practice your English in a warm and welcoming environment and to share ideas and cultures through conversation.
ECC is free to members and no RSVP is necessary.  Just show up…and we’ll talk.
May
12
Tue
2020
Hiking with the UIWG
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Come out and enjoy a nice hike with the UIWG on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, starting in September. Meet at the Starbucks on E. North St.

UIWG Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

Spanish Conversation Club
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Join our friendly Spanish language facilitators for our Spanish Conversation Club each Tuesday evening. This is a great way to practice your Spanish in a warm and welcoming environment and to share ideas and cultures through conversation.
SCC is free to members and no RSVP is necessary.  Just show up…and we’ll talk.
May
13
Wed
2020
English Conversation Club – Upstate International, Greenville, SC
May 13 @ 9:45 am – 11:15 am
Join our friendly English language facilitators for our English Conversation Club each Wednesday morning. This is a great way to practice your English in a warm and welcoming environment and to share ideas and cultures through conversation.
ECC is free to members and no RSVP is necessary.  Just show up…and we’ll talk.
May
14
Thu
2020
Stride and Stroll(er) with the UIWG
May 14 @ 9:00 am

For ladies of all ages and fitness levels, children who can walk 3 miles, babies in strollers. . .Join the Upstate International Women’s Group for Stride and Stroll(er) on the 2nd Thursday of every month!
Meet us at the Greenville Zoo parking lot at 9 am.
Then … 2 options: 1) Some of us will walk slowly to the Children’s garden, turn around and have a snack at the cafe Spill the Beans and return to the parking lot by noon.  2) For ladies who would like to cover more miles and walk faster, please plan to  walk ahead to the  railroad bridge and come back to meet us at the cafe on your return.


Please RSVP (required) with Ursula by clicking here.

UIWG Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

May
19
Tue
2020
Monthly Coffee & Conversation with the UIWG
May 19 @ 10:00 am

Join the International Women’s Club for our monthly Coffee & Conversation every 3rd Tuesday of the month.  Meet new people in a relaxed and easy environment, many of us are from abroad while just as many are from the US; we love to share stories and cultures.
No RSVP.
Spanish Conversation Club
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Join our friendly Spanish language facilitators for our Spanish Conversation Club each Tuesday evening. This is a great way to practice your Spanish in a warm and welcoming environment and to share ideas and cultures through conversation.
SCC is free to members and no RSVP is necessary.  Just show up…and we’ll talk.
May
20
Wed
2020
English Conversation Club – Upstate International, Greenville, SC
May 20 @ 9:45 am – 11:15 am
Join our friendly English language facilitators for our English Conversation Club each Wednesday morning. This is a great way to practice your English in a warm and welcoming environment and to share ideas and cultures through conversation.
ECC is free to members and no RSVP is necessary.  Just show up…and we’ll talk.
May
21
Thu
2020
CANCELLED: Ladies Night Out
May 21 @ 6:30 pm

This event has been cancelled.

Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month (September through May) to enjoy internationally inspired cuisine, make new friends, and have a great time.  Guaranteed!

Please refer to our weekly eBlast or monthly eNewsletter for the selected restaurant as it changes every month.
Sign up for our eNews announcements here.

RSVP required so we can make reservations and know how many to expect. Please click here to RSVP or to contact Carmen for more information.

May
22
Fri
2020
Lunch with UI’s ExPats Group – Roots, Hyatt Hotel, Greenville, SC
May 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Calling all retired/semi-retired expats living in the Upstate … we want you (members, spouses and significant others) to join us. Come and connect with fellow expats and share information about current and cultural events in the Upstate.
We plan to meet for lunch and conversation every 4th Friday of the month at Roost from February through June. Roost offers a lovely lunch buffet for $9.95 that includes salad, soup and flatbread pizza buffet, or you can always order a la carte. We look forward to meeting you.
Please RSVP by emailing Sandy here so she can reserve an appropriate sized table.
May
26
Tue
2020
Long Fitness Walk with the UIWG
May 26 @ 9:00 am

Get in shape with the International Women’s Group on the fourth Tuesday of every month in our long fitness walk! Meet in the Cleveland Zoo parking lot.

We’ll walk all the way to the Swamp Rabbit Cafe, enjoy a cup of coffee and a snack, and then walk back…a good 8 miles round-trip!  You’ll definitely get in your 10,000 steps for the day!

RSVP required…so we know that you are coming!  Please click here  to RSVP or to contact Margo for more information.

IWC Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

Spanish Conversation Club
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Join our friendly Spanish language facilitators for our Spanish Conversation Club each Tuesday evening. This is a great way to practice your Spanish in a warm and welcoming environment and to share ideas and cultures through conversation.
SCC is free to members and no RSVP is necessary.  Just show up…and we’ll talk.
May
27
Wed
2020
English Conversation Club – Upstate International, Greenville, SC
May 27 @ 9:45 am – 11:15 am
Join our friendly English language facilitators for our English Conversation Club each Wednesday morning. This is a great way to practice your English in a warm and welcoming environment and to share ideas and cultures through conversation.
ECC is free to members and no RSVP is necessary.  Just show up…and we’ll talk.
Lunch & Laugh with the UIWG
May 27 @ 11:45 am
Lunch and Laugh your way into the rest of your afternoon by joining the International Women’s Group every 4th Wednesday.  We have such a good time together and look forward to welcoming you to our group.

 

No RSVP
Jun
1
Mon
2020
International Book Group
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Walking the Nile by Levison Wood

The Nile, one of the world’s great rivers, has long been an object of fascination and obsession. From Alexander the Great and Nero, to Victorian adventurers David Livingstone, John Hanning Speke, and Henry Morton Stanley, the river has seduced men and led them into wild adventures. English writer, photographer, and explorer Levison Wood is just the latest. His Walking the Nile is a captivating account of a remarkable and unparalleled Nile journey. The International Book Club is open to all members of Upstate International and usually meets once a month from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Guests are welcome to attend a meeting before being asked to join.   Click here for more information or to become a member.  For more information on the International Book Club please contact Caroline here.

Jun
9
Tue
2020
Hiking with the UIWG
Jun 9 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Come out and enjoy a nice hike with the UIWG on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, starting in September. Meet at the Starbucks on E. North St.

UIWG Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

Jun
16
Tue
2020
Monthly Coffee & Conversation with the UIWG
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am

Join the International Women’s Club for our monthly Coffee & Conversation every 3rd Tuesday of the month.  Meet new people in a relaxed and easy environment, many of us are from abroad while just as many are from the US; we love to share stories and cultures.
No RSVP.
Jun
23
Tue
2020
Long Fitness Walk with the UIWG
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am

Get in shape with the International Women’s Group on the fourth Tuesday of every month in our long fitness walk! Meet in the Cleveland Zoo parking lot.

We’ll walk all the way to the Swamp Rabbit Cafe, enjoy a cup of coffee and a snack, and then walk back…a good 8 miles round-trip!  You’ll definitely get in your 10,000 steps for the day!

RSVP required…so we know that you are coming!  Please click here  to RSVP or to contact Margo for more information.

IWC Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

Jun
24
Wed
2020
Lunch & Laugh with the UIWG
Jun 24 @ 11:45 am
Lunch and Laugh your way into the rest of your afternoon by joining the International Women’s Group every 4th Wednesday.  We have such a good time together and look forward to welcoming you to our group.

 

No RSVP
Jun
26
Fri
2020
Lunch with UI’s ExPats Group – Roots, Hyatt Hotel, Greenville, SC
Jun 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Calling all retired/semi-retired expats living in the Upstate … we want you (members, spouses and significant others) to join us. Come and connect with fellow expats and share information about current and cultural events in the Upstate.
We plan to meet for lunch and conversation every 4th Friday of the month at Roost from February through June. Roost offers a lovely lunch buffet for $9.95 that includes salad, soup and flatbread pizza buffet, or you can always order a la carte. We look forward to meeting you.
Please RSVP by emailing Sandy here so she can reserve an appropriate sized table.
Jul
14
Tue
2020
Hiking with the UIWG
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Come out and enjoy a nice hike with the UIWG on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, starting in September. Meet at the Starbucks on E. North St.

UIWG Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

Jul
21
Tue
2020
Monthly Coffee & Conversation with the UIWG
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am

Join the International Women’s Club for our monthly Coffee & Conversation every 3rd Tuesday of the month.  Meet new people in a relaxed and easy environment, many of us are from abroad while just as many are from the US; we love to share stories and cultures.
No RSVP.
Jul
22
Wed
2020
Lunch & Laugh with the UIWG
Jul 22 @ 11:45 am
Lunch and Laugh your way into the rest of your afternoon by joining the International Women’s Group every 4th Wednesday.  We have such a good time together and look forward to welcoming you to our group.

 

No RSVP
Aug
11
Tue
2020
Hiking with the UIWG
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Come out and enjoy a nice hike with the UIWG on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, starting in September. Meet at the Starbucks on E. North St.

UIWG Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

Aug
18
Tue
2020
Monthly Coffee & Conversation with the UIWG
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am

Join the International Women’s Club for our monthly Coffee & Conversation every 3rd Tuesday of the month.  Meet new people in a relaxed and easy environment, many of us are from abroad while just as many are from the US; we love to share stories and cultures.
No RSVP.