Events Calendar

January, 2022

Date/Time Event
Friday, Jan 7 - Monday, Jan 31
12:01 am - 11:59 pm
Membership Renewal and Clubcard
To renew your Upstate MINIs membership and receive a new 2022 Clubcard, please do the following: • In the RSVP section below, Select 1 Space for yourself or 2 Spaces to include your Spouse/Partner. • Read our Liability Waiver & COVID-19 Policy and select "I Accept the Upstate MINIs Waiver & COVID-19 Policy" in the...
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February, 2022

Date/Time Event
Wednesday, Feb 9
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Club Social Trivia Night
Join us at 7:30 for a fun night of MINI trivia via ZOOM. More details to come.
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Saturday, Feb 12
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hampton Station - Craft Axe Throwing
Hampton Station, 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 1030. Head into Craft Axe at...
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Sunday, Feb 20
12:00 am
Battle Field Tour #1
We're putting together a battle field tour motoring run event. This event will be updated as information is known.  Please check back.
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March, 2022

Date/Time Event
Saturday, Mar 12
12:00 am
Rockton, Rion & Western Railroad - Riding the Rails
Hosted by Rosalyn Western. We are traveling to the South Carolina Railroad Museum in Winnsboro, SC for a train ride on the Rockton, Rion & Western Railroad. The plan is to have lunch in a nearby town and then head home.   This event will be updated with additional information as details are finalized.  Please...
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Sunday, Mar 13
12:00 am
Zipping through the Forest
The Gorge - known as America's steepest and fastest Zipline Canopy Tour, offers a thrilling tree-based aerial, adventure in Saluda, NC.  Experience breathtaking views of 14,000 acres of protected forest and hear the roar of the Green River. Please check back as more details will be posted as we finalize the plans for this...
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April, 2022

Date/Time Event
Sunday, Apr 3
12:00 am
Waterfall Hike
Grab your hiking boots and come join us for a waterfall hike.  Our trip is in the planning stage, please check back for the details.
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Wednesday, Apr 27 - Saturday, Apr 30
All Day
MINIs on the Dragon
Fontana Village Resort, 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 in the first weekend...
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May, 2022

Date/Time Event
Saturday, May 7
12:00 am
Firefly Run
Join us on this amazing journey to see the synchronized fireflies at Congaree National Park. We’ll depart in the afternoon and drive to the park, arriving early enough to secure parking. After dark, we’ll watch the fireflies do their magic… thousands and thousands of them blinking in synchronicity. It only happens in late May...
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Friday, May 27
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Great Scot! Parade
The Greenville Scottish Games (Gallabrae) opens with a parade down Greenville’s Main Street and the Upstate MINIs will make their sixth consecutive appearance there this year. Theme is decidedly Scottish as usual… pull out the stops and deck out you and your MINI in your family tartan. Check back for final details.
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June, 2022

Date/Time Event
Saturday, Jun 4
12:00 am
Event with our Sister Group AMM
AMM is working on a great destination ride with a picnic.  More to come . . . stay tuned!
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Sunday, Jun 12
12:00 am
HorsePower Run
Hosted by Will and Jenn Hendrix. Riding the Smokies on four furry legs . . .  Join us on horseback to wander through the Smokies.  We'll have more information on this event once we corral the horses.
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July, 2022

Date/Time Event
Saturday, Jul 9 - Sunday, Jul 17
All Day
MINI Takes the States 2022
Reunite and Rally! Zig, Zag . . .  We’re back on track and we’re ready to rally — together with our MINI community! Territories unexplored. Vibrant cities. Small towns. History around every corner. And speaking of corners – how about some winding roads? Lots of them. The MINI community will reunite for the 8th...
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Saturday, Jul 30
12:00 am
NOC Rafting
For more than 40 years, Nantahala Outdoor Center has pioneered the industry, taking more families whitewater rafting than any other adventure company in the Southeast. Recognized as “One of the Best Outfitters on Earth” by National Geographic ADVENTURE.  Come join us for a whitewater rafting experience of a lifetime.
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August, 2022

Date/Time Event
Saturday, Aug 6 - Sunday, Aug 7
12:00 am
MOTM
MINIs 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 the waters of the...
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Saturday, Aug 20
All Day
History Mystery Tour
More Details in 2022.
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September, 2022

Date/Time Event
Saturday, Sep 17 - Sunday, Sep 18
12:00 am
MINIs Go Coastal
We're hoping to join our sister groups AMM and Charleston MINIs for a Go Costal event.  Stay tuned for more information.
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Sunday, Sep 25
12:00 am
Chimney Rock
Join us for a motoring run to spectacular Chimey Rock Park.  We'll motor, lunch, and explore.  We're working with our sister group AMM to bring this event to our groups.  Stay tuned . . . 
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October, 2022

Date/Time Event
Saturday, Oct 8
12:00 am
Hunger Games Unofficial Tour
Come check out the location where much of The Hunger Games were filmed.  More details to come . . . 
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Saturday, Oct 22 - Sunday, Oct 23
12:00 am
Back of the Dragon
Just a thought . . . what is the back of the dragon if the back is not the tail?  Is the back really the front? A motoring run . . . details to follow
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Saturday, Oct 29
12:00 am
Trunk or Treat
Happy Halloween! Come join us for some fun.
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November, 2022

Date/Time Event
Sunday, Nov 6
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bulldog Fun Run - Celebration Finale
Greenville County Animal Care, Greenville SC
Mark your calendars - Sunday, November 6 We had eight AWESOME Bulldog Fun Run events... 2012 through 2019. In 2020 we had to cancel because of Covid, so held an auction... In 2021 we ran to the Dragon for a donation... We gotta play games again. This is a celebration event at Greenville County...
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Saturday, Nov 12
12:00 am
Color Run
Autumn is upon us. Here in the Upcountry, our vast deciduous forests are casting aside their emerald hues for a riot of reds, yellows, and oranges. Join the Upstate MINIs for a beautiful fall drive to an apple farm for some traditional fall activities. We'll be starting with a fall drive down scenic highways...
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Sunday, Nov 27
12:00 am
Biltmore for Christmas
Christmas at Biltmore By day, the elegant rooms of Biltmore House shimmer, beautifully bedecked with Christmas trees, ribbons, garlands, and thousands of twinkling lights.  Flickering candlelight, glowing fireplaces, and live music invite you to imagine yourself a guest at the first Vanderbilt family Christmas in 1895. Come join us as we enjoy the holiday...
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