RETURNS TO DOWNTOWN ANDERSON
APRIL 26-27, 2024!
Applications are now open to particiapte in this year's Soiree!
Exciting news for bands, artists and food truck owners! Applications are now open for this year’s downtown soiree event in Anderson, SC. If you’re a talented musician, artist or own a food truck that offers delectable eats, seize this opportunity to be part of the vibrant festivities. Join us in creating an unforgettable experience for attendees by showcasing your musical prowess, passion for art or flex those culinary muscles.
Submit your applications today and become an integral part of the Soiree!
The Soiree will return in 2024 – a signature arts festival that electrified the streets of downtown Anderson from 1985 – 2009. During that time, the Soirée distinguished itself as one of the first, and finest, arts festivals in our region. The 2022 Soirée continued the same standard of excellence with a focus on visual, culinary, and performing arts.
This community-led festival, hosted by the City of Anderson, will provide an entertaining two-day cultural experience attracting visitors from near and far. Visitors will enjoy live performances with multiple stages, visual artists selling original handcrafted works and delicious food prepared by some of Anderson’s finest chefs. It is fun for the whole family with creative activities planned especially for children and the young at heart!
The Soirée is coordinated by the City of Anderson with support from community volunteers.
April 26-27, 2024
Friday 4pm – 8pm
Saturday 10am – 8pm
Location: Downtown Anderson, South Carolina
Price: Free admission*
*Some children’s activities will require tickets, which can be purchased at the event.
Experience a culinary adventure at the Soiree! Local resturants and food vendors offer an array of flavors, from community-inspired dishes to international cuisines. Don’t miss out on exclusive event-only creations and seasonal ingredients that elevate the dining experience.
This is a chance to explore new tastes, connect with local culinary talent, and enjoy a variety of foods that celebrate both familiar favorites and unique treats.
Immerse yourself in a rich musical tapestry. With a diverse lineup spanning various styles and genres, the event promises a great experience for all music enthusiasts. Multiple stages, including the prominent main stage in Carolina Wren Park, offer a dynamic platform for artists to showcase their talents.
With lively performances by local bands from all around the upstate, the music at the Soiree resonates with a broad spectrum of tastes. Whether you’re drawn to rock, jazz, folk, or contemporary hits, the event’s multifaceted musical offerings ensure that every attendee finds their groove.
The downtown soiree event in Anderson, SC boasts an engaging kids play area that adds an extra layer of excitement to the festivities. This dedicated space is thoughtfully designed to cater to the youngest attendees, offering a plethora of interactive games, creative crafts, and captivating activities.
Parents can find comfort in knowing that their children are in a safe environment, managed by trained staff who ensure that the little ones have a memorable and enjoyable experience.
From imaginative play to games of skill, the kids play area provides a well-rounded entertainment option for families attending the event. Its lively atmosphere and diverse range of activities contribute to making the downtown soiree a truly inclusive and family-friendly affair, where everyone can partake in the celebration.
The downtown soiree event in Anderson, SC is elevated by a captivating array of art vendors that enrich the atmosphere with creativity and craftsmanship.
These talented vendors showcase a diverse selection of artworks, ranging from paintings and sculptures to handmade crafts and unique artisanal goods. Attendees have the opportunity to explore and engage with these artists, fostering a dynamic environment where artistic expression and appreciation converge.
Whether seeking a one-of-a-kind piece for their homes or simply reveling in the beauty of artistic endeavors, visitors to the event are sure to find inspiration and delight among the curated offerings of the art vendors.
No BYOB or coolers
No animals or pets, except service animals, are allowed in the festival area
No political solicitation
Children must always have responsible adult supervision
No tobacco products – E-cigarettes, vaping
Skateboards, bicycles, and rollerblades are prohibited
Do not leave bags unattended
No unmanned aircrafts or drones
No concealable weapons
Anyone 21+ consuming alcohol outside during the Soiree must be within the festival site and must first purchase a wristband from a City of Anderson Wristband Tent (located on North Main St. near Growler Haus, the Courthouse Square, Carolina Wren Park, South Main, and North Main Commons).
No BYOB or coolers
Persons must be twenty-one (21) years of age to purchase/consume alcohol in accordance with state law
Beer and/or wine can be purchased and taken outside in the defined festival area (signs will denote where alcohol cannot go past)
No glass containers or bottles outside. Venues will provide you with plastic cups
Beer/wine in open containers can be possessed in the defined Soiree area Friday, April 26, 2024 from 4pm-8pm and Saturday, April 27, 2024 from 10am-8pm.
No liquor outside. You are responsible for what is in your cup.
To consume and possess beer/wine outside, patrons must purchase wristband. The wristband price is $5/1 day. The wristbands are good for 1 day only. Everyone obtaining a wristband must be present with a valid ID. Please note that even if you are in possession of a wristband, you are still subject to be identified with a valid ID when purchasing beer/wine.