Soiree Carnival Ride

* Site photos provided by Arnett Muldrow and Associates, Jim Simes, and the Media Services Department.



First Fridays in Downtown Anderson: On the first Friday of every month, enjoy special extended hours at participating Downtown shops.

Anderson International Festival

Anderson International Festival
Various Downtown Locations
The Anderson International Festival is a partnership of more than ten public and private community organizations in Anderson County. These organizations work together to produce a month-long series of events around January of every even year, in order to bring the rich cultures of people from various areas of the world to people of all ages in our county and the upstate. Previous areas include Russia in 2006, the Celtic nations in 2008, West Africa in 2010, and France in 2012. Discover more information at

Main Street Program Block Party
Every Thursday, April through October
Main Street, Downtown Anderson
A weekly concert series brought to Downtown Anderson by the Main Street Program. For more information visit their Facebook page: Block Party

Main Street Car Show

Main Street Car Show
Downtown Anderson, Main St.
Held each year on the Saturday before Father's Day in June, the Main Street Car Show is hosted by our local Main Street organization. Come see antique and unique cars and trucks, and take in Downtown shopping and dining while you are here. To register please visit our Facebook page: Car Show Registration

Anderson University Downtown Connection

Anderson University Downtown Connection
Downtown, Main St.
Downtown Anderson merchants and restaurants welcome back Anderson University students during this fall event. Students: Look for Downtown businesses who offer YEAR LONG discounts to you as well, just for showing your college i.d.!

Fresh Taste
Downtown, Main St.
A showcase of local food, music and art.

Tree Lighting

Christmas Tree Lighting
Courthouse Square and Main St.
Join in the festivities of lighting the Christmas tree on the square in front of the Anderson County Courthouse. This event is held on Friday before the Anderson Christmas Parade.

Christmas Parade

Anderson Christmas Parade
Main St. (Greenville St. to River St.)
An annual Downtown Event held on the first Sunday of December at 3:00 p.m. Enjoy the floats, bands, and seeing a certain well-known gentleman in a red suit waving to the crowd.