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! 


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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.

Art Exhibit | A Local Look

Sponsored By: Davis & Floyd

ALocalLook-2017-08Exhibit Description: An annual year-end showcase of local artwork will be on display at The Arts Center during the months of November and December. The exhibition features 66 works representing 50 artists within Greenwood county and members of local art guilds including the Council of Lakelands Area Woodworkers, Greenwood Artist Guild and Greenwood Area Studio Potters. The featured artwork represents a variety of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, collage, woodwork, metalwork, paper mache and ceramics. This year's juried exhibition was juried by Miranda Sawyer of Taylors, SC. 

Featured Artists: Elizabeth Nason, Shelley Grund, Chelsea Miller, Debra Lorick, Amy Alley, William Evert, Melanie Fennell, Mary Monarch, Haley Floyd, Elizabeth Snipes-Rochester, Patrick Lutz, Betty C. Warner, Sandy Singetary, Lydia Baca, John Johnson, Wes Brooks, Taylor Cowan, Melissa Humphries, Ellen Bess Gable, jon holloway, Alicia Houck, Denise Waldrep, Debbie Hamlett, Bob Poe, William R. Pelfrey, Dot Hershey, Richard Goohs, Sandy McCord, Amber Arrington, Asma Nazim-Starnes, Travis Bannister, Karen Johnson, Katie Carver, Helen Hutson, Ashley Cook, Hannah Hipp, Kayla Frost, Linda Neely, Olivia Bolt, Spencer Bautista, Dohnna & John Boyajian, Michael C. Szotkiewicz, Richard Greene, William Hutson, Hal Taylor, Mike Runyan, Butch Lesley, Tom Simpson and Hannah Poe. 

Exhibit Sponsored By: Davis & Floyd

Exhibit Supported By: Council of Lakelands Area Woodworkers, Greenwood Artist Guild, Greenwood Area Studio Potters, Lakelands Basketry Guild

Exhibit Duration: November 1 - December 23, 2017

Exhibit Admission: OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY | Business Hours: Mon-Fri (10 am-5 pm) / Sat (9:30 am-1:30 pm)

Exhibit Contact: Jennifer A. Smith, artscentergwd@gmail.com, 864.953.2462 or 864.388.7800

Exhibit Reception: Friday, November 10  @ 5:00 - 7:00 pm (FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC) - hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and live music will be provided for the evening! The 2017 GUILD DEDICATION AWARD will be presented at the opening reception.

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