Uptown Greenwood Events

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From Main Street to side streets, Uptown Greenwood is full of energy and hosts many unique events that continue to make our community a wonderful place to live, work and play.  Uptown Greenwood plays host to an eclectic mix of events all year long. From local music to flowers and BBQ, Uptown Greenwood has something for everyone! 


Spring Sizzle logo

Uptown Spring Sizzle - New for 2020-Uptown Spring Sizzle will include a concert with The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, a SCA sanctioned Steak Cookoff event, food vendors and more!


Festival of Flowers

Festival of Flowers - In it's 53rd year, this Festival has been a Greenwood staple longer than most of us can remember.  The Safari Topiary display on the Uptown Greenwood Square boast a uniqueness like no other. A celebration of Greenwood's rich history in flowers, this event puts the GREEN in Greenwood!



SC Festival of Discovery - As you read this sentence, you can almost smell the BBQ in the air!  In it's 17th year, the Festival of Discovery is acclaimed as one of the best BBQ & Blues events in the Southeast!


Boo Bash 

Boo Bash - Cornerstone and Uptown Greenwood, partner to encourage kids to say "boo to drugs" at our this annual event that occurs every October.  This event offers plenty of candy for the kiddos and a costume contest for every age!


Holiday Open House 

Holiday Open House -  Occurring in early November, shoppers can enjoy sales at their favorite Uptown merchants and kick off their holiday shopping.  Last year, this event boasted a wine walk in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce.



Santa on Main - SANTA!!!! In early December, Santa arrives in Uptown Greenwood just in time for pictures, cookies and milk, crafts , a pajama party, and of course checking his list twice.  This event includes FREE carriage rides at Connie Maxwell Children's Home and the always popular lighting of the Uptown Christmas Tree by Mayor Brandon Smith.


Christmas Parade 2017

Christmas Parade - Santa also makes his appearance at the annual Greenwood Christmas Parade on Main Street.  Each Parade includes it's own unique theme.  Get your applications in early...this event is one of our most popular!  Note:  The parade is ALWAYS the first Sunday in December. 


 Are you interested in hosting a special event in Uptown Greenwood?  Contact our office for assistance 864-942-8448.

#instART2016 | Call for Submissions


Are you an Instagram lover or user? If so, we would like to invite you to share your favorite Instagram photos during a ONE-WEEK open submissions period for an opportunity to be included in a photo exhibition at The Arts Center of Greenwood. 


The Arts Center of Greenwood will assume the responsibility of all photo printing for the final exhibition. There will be a minimal printing fee per selected entry and all prints will become property of each submitter after the exhibition. All included submissions will be printed for display in square format at sizes 10x10" or 15x15." No digital photo submissions will be used for purposes beyond the #instART2016 exhibition, but the Arts Center reserves the right to use included images on any promotional material related to the exhibition. 


Open Submissions | September 11 - 17

Exhibition Dates | October 3rd - 28

Reception Date | October 19th @ 5:00 pm 


There is no limitation on content or number of entries per submitter; however, no photos will be selected that were in included in last year's exhibition. 


STEP 1 | Post or Re-post the submission to Instagram including a #instART2016 comment. NOTE: All past Instagram posts are eligible for consideration, but must be marked with the #instART2016 comment for viewing.

STEP 2 | The #accepted comment will be posted to all accepted entries from the @instARTshow instagram account on or before September 19.

STEP 3 | If #accepted, please submit the original or edited digital image file from the phone or application device via email to instARTshow@gmail.com including the image title and submitter’s full name. NOTE: All image files must exceed 1000x1000 pixels for print. 


Please submit all inquiries or questions regarding this exhibition via email to instARTshow@gmail.com or call The Arts Center at (864) 388-7800.


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