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.

10th Annual Black History Exhibition - Artist Reception

February 2016 marks ten years for the Arts Center in the historic Federal Building in Uptown Greenwood. From the time of its opening to the community, The Arts Center began a tradition of celebrating the art of African American contemporaries each February in honor of Black History month. This year’s exhibitions blend together works by two veteran SC artists who have formerly exhibited in the gallery and two newly-presented artists from NC and CA. The main gallery features a "Figures" series by Joseph A. Pearson of Asheville, NC. The Special Exhibitions Gallery features a "Carolina Blend" of works by SC artists Alvin Staley and Leo Twiggs and the Gallery Hall features works from an "In the Hood" and "Kinfolk" series by Willie Little of Oakland, CA. The current exhibitions will remain on display until March 4th, 2016. 

A special artist reception and kick-off for the 10-year celebration will take place on Friday, February 26th @ 5:00-7:00 pm with live entertainment, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar provided. 

Exhibition Sponsors
Senator Floyd & Mamie Nicholson
Parks Funeral Home
Percival - Tompkins Funeral Home, Inc
Niki Hutto - ERA Wilder Realty
Louise & Bill Watkins

Reception Sponsors
Local Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha
Edith Childs
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