Events Calendar

April, 2023

Upstate MINIs April Social
Monday, April 3    
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Greenville SC
Tito's Pizzeria Restaurant 2018 N Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville Gather in the parking lot 6:30 - 7 pm, Eats and greets inside 7 - 8:30 Possibly the best New York style pizza in the area… and an amazing selection of pasta and specialty dishes as well. Tito’s is a perennial favorite [...]

Bulldog Fun Run - Celebration Finale
Sunday, April 23    
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Greenville SC
It's time! Sign up for fun & games! This is a game-packed extravaganza at Greenville County Animal Care, featuring the best British-themed games from the history of the Bulldog Fun Run. MINI Jousting. Storming the Castle. Buckingham Palace Gates. Finding Gallifrey (a Dr. Who spin on Boules). Toad in the Hole, [...]

May, 2023

20th Annual MINIs on the Dragon
Wednesday, May 3 - Saturday, May 6    
All Day
Fontana Dam NC
"MINIs on the Dragon" is many things to many people. Yes, the MOTD started out as an get together to drive 11-mile stretch of road with 318 curves aka the Dragon. That in itself is more than enough reason to travel to the breath taking mountains of North Carolina. But [...]

Upstate MINIs May Social
Tuesday, May 9    
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Greer SC
Wild Ace Pizza & Pub 113 Depot Street, Greer 6:30 -7pm Parking lot gathering; 7:00-8:30pm Eats and Greets inside. Please join us for food and fun at Wild Ace Pizza & Pub in Greer.  We have the outdoor patio reserved, but also have an indoor private room available if weather [...]

We're Off to See The Wizard Pottery Run
Saturday, May 13    
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Greenville SC
Meet at Oz Pottery - 6 Persimmon Lane, Greenville 9:00am - Short studio tour, then wheels up after that. Pace: Moderate Join us as we journey and support our fabulous local artists. Rosalyn Western is leading this, so expect a moderate run to Brevard behind Malachite. This run will start [...]

Great Scot! Parade
Friday, May 26    
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Greenville Scottish Games (Gallabrae) opens with a parade down Greenville’s Main Street and the Upstate MINIs will make their umpteenth consecutive appearance there this year. There is NOTHING like driving down Main with thousands of cheering, clapping people celebrating you and your MINI! Theme is decidedly Scottish as usual… pull [...]

June, 2023

Comedy Llomedy Run to Pelzer-Mill Town Players
Saturday, June 3    
1:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Greenville SC
Meet at Century MINI at 1:30pm Depart at 1:45pm Pace: Leisurely THIS TIME WE ARE DOING COMEDY!!! Join us as we motor to Pelzer, SC to attend the 3pm performance of the Mill Town Players presentation of 'Last Roundup of the Guacamole Queens'. Dinner this time will be Mexican after [...]

Highlands or Bust!
Saturday, June 10    
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Travelers Rest SC
Run start point: Ingles in TR 9:00 am Join us as Cat & Eddie Coggins lead us to Highlands, NC for the Highlands Motoring Festival. More detail will be added soon!

Upstate MINIs & Appalachian Mountain MINIs Annual Club Picnic
Saturday, June 17    
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Marietta SC
Save the Date for our annual picnic at Pleasant Ridge, Shelter #1! Arrive anytime after 3pm.  Dinner will start around 5pm. • Get this “can’t miss” event on your calendar NOW. • As in the past, the Club is buying the entree, and all the tableware. Club members (that would [...]

Photo Expedition: Charleston / Bulls Island
Saturday, June 24 - Sunday, June 25    
All Day
Boneyard Beach Sunrise Expedition Bulls Island, Cape Romain North of Charleston SC Coordinated by Jeff Goodman. We’ll drive to Charleston on Saturday and check into a designated motel. At dinner and after, we’ll discuss the photo expedition in detail. Jeff will provide setting tips for your DSLR cameras and help [...]

July, 2023

Upstate MINIs July Social
Wednesday, July 12    
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Greenville SC
Chuy's 1034B Woodruff Rd., Greenville Gather in the parking lot 6:30 - 7 pm, Eats and greets inside 7 - 8:30 Chuy's serves "big as yo' face" burritos & other Tex-Mex dishes in kitschy, Elvis-heavy settings. From the website: While we are Tex-Mex, our menu is made up of a com­bi­na­tion [...]

Hampton Station - Craft Axe Throwing
Saturday, July 22    
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Greenville SC
Hosted By:  Tristan Overmann Craft Axe Throwing Greenville is a game that anyone can play (and win). Score points by throwing axes at a giant dartboard-like target. The closer you get to the bullseye, the more points earned. We will meet out front of Birds Fly South at 10:30. Head [...]

August, 2023

Upstate MINIs >> MINI on the Mack
Thursday, August 3 - Sunday, August 6    
All Day
MINI on the Mack Join MINIs for a parade across the Mighty Mack.  The Mackinac Bridge is currently the fifth longest suspension bridge in the world.  The bridge opened to traffic on November 1, 1957.  The bridge is 5 miles in length and the roadway at mid-bridge is 199ft above [...]

Upstate MINIs August Social
Saturday, August 5    
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Simpsonville SC
Warehouse at Vaughns 109 W Trade St, Simpsonville Gather in the parking lot at Noon  Eats and greets inside 12:30pm Tour the Pinball & Arcade Museum after lunch: So much fun! At the Upstate Pinball & Arcade Museum, we offer a fun experience for all ages. Whether you come to [...]

History Mystery Tour
Saturday, August 19    
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
The 2023 History Mystery Tour is Saturday August 19 As in the past, there will be a limit on participation. RSVPs are 1 space per MINI instead of spaces per person. Details to come in Summer 2023

September, 2023

Upstate MINIs September Social
Wednesday, September 6    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Spartanburg SC
Delaney's Irish Pub 17 W Main St, Spartanburg Park nearby!  Downtown Garage parking nearby and FREE! Eats and greets inside 7pm Delaney's is a Spartanburg staple, featuring all the classic Irish favorites....Shepherd's Pie, Corned Beef & Cabbage, Fish & Chips, Bangers & Mash as well as a grand selection of [...]

Scottish Tartans Museum Run - Franklin, NC
Saturday, September 23    
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Run leaders: Stefan and Meryem Bauch. Please join us for a run to Franklin, NC on our favorite twisties and a visit to the Scottish Tartans  Museum. A tour of the Scottish Tartans Museum and Heritage Center, Inc. offers a look into "the origins, history, and development of tartans.", specifically [...]

Apples to Apples - Skytop Orchard Run
Saturday, September 30    
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Travlers Rest SC
Meet at Dunkin' on Highway 25, north side of Travelers Rest at 9am Drivers meeting at 9:15, wheels up at 9:30 Craig and Kim Adams are leading this run! We're going APPLE PICKING!!!!! Grab your MINI and all your money... because they got donuts and cider and EVERYTHING APPLE. I don't [...]

October, 2023

Upstate MINIs October Social
Monday, October 2    
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Greenville SC
Puerto Vallarta Mexican Restaurant Cherrydale Point Shopping Center next to the Regal Cherrydale theaters 6:30pm -  parking lot gathering 7:00pm -  Eats and Greets inside A  trip to south of the border - and this place ROCKS. Great dishes, fast service, reasonable prices… We were here in previous years and gave [...]

Horsepower Run
Sunday, October 15    
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Travelers Rest SC
Departing from Ingles in Travelers Rest Drivers meeting at 9:00 Wheels up at 9:15 Do you like your horses mighty, numerous and powerful beneath the hood of your MINI? Or would you rather ride yours individually, walking to cantering beneath the trees in beautiful scenery? This run gives you the [...]

Trunk or Treat / MINI Costume Contest
Friday, October 27 - Saturday, October 28    
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Greenville SC
Happy Halloween! Come join us for some fun! We're combining the classic Trunk or Treat event with a MINI Car Show! Details to come!

November, 2023

Upstate MINIs Annual Election Social
Sunday, November 5    
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Greenville SC
Annual Election Social Sunday afternoon at the Velo Fellow 1 Augusta Street #126 in Greenville Voting opens on Sunday, October 29, one week prior to the Election Social. Members can vote electronically (using the RSVP/Booking function below) between October 29 and November 3. Electronic votes will be tallied and brought [...]

Helen Before Christmas
Saturday, November 18    
All Day
Run leader: Tristan Overmann Thinned traffic and vegetation, no bugs, crisp comfortable weather, the same quality German food and beers, quiet but quite festive nonetheless. This is a great time for relaxing or giving the family a special holiday getaway in Helen. The entire month is a comforting mug of [...]

December, 2023

Appalachian Mountain MINIs & Upstate MINIs Holiday Weekend
Friday, December 1 - Sunday, December 3    
All Day
Location: The Ridges in Hiawassee, Georgia. Date: December 1-3 (Friday thru Sunday) Details AND sign-up on the Appalachian Mountain MINIs Page. Here is the link: Get this one on the calendar now, it is going toe such a great and fun weekend. We are joining our friends at Appalachian [...]