The Spartan Race event commenced in the USA and is held annually with numerous entries at various countries around the world. It is an event that includes running, an obstacle course, hurdles and many more difficult stages. The Spartan Race enables beginners and professional runners to test themselves by providing challenges at all training levels. Since 2017, the event is held in early November in Sparta.
Every summer, at the first weekend of August, the municipal unit of Oinountas organizes the Olive and Olive Oil Festival in the village of Sellasia. The festival aims to highlight and promote Lakonian olive oil and olives, and to advocate cultural development in the region.
The Municipality of Sparta pays tribute to Konstantinos Palaiologos, the last Byzantine Emperor and Despot of Mystras, whose name would eternally be linked with the fate and fall of Constantinople. A range of religious, athletic and cultural events are organized at the end of May every year, which take place in Mystras and its Archaeological site.