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.

South Carolina Festival of Flowers YOUTH Juried Art Show 2016 - Artist Reception & Awards Ceremony

Reception Hall


The South Carolina Festival of Flowers Juried Youth Art Show was established in 2015, as a sanctioned event in coincidence with the festival, with funding attributed to an established endowment in the name of the late, Virginia Self. The show will be on display in the Reception Hall at The Arts Center from May 24th - June 4th, 2016 and a closing reception will be held on Thursday, June 2nd @ 5 - 6:30 pm for all included entrants. 


Amanda Brown - Program Guide, The Children's Museum of The Upstate

Originally from the Buckeye State, Amanda graduated from Ohio University with a BA in Studio Art through the College of Fine Arts, in addition to a double BA in Anthropology and French. After graduating, she worked with a community arts studio that served and empowered artists with developmental disabilities through expression, acceptance, and the opportunity to earn independent income. It was a job that opened both her eyes and her heart for community-based arts programs. Amanda is currently pursuing her MA in Arts Education from Converse College in Spartanburg, SC, with the hope of fostering playful passion for creation in future elementary students. She enjoys painting, running, freelance designing, hiking, and exploring local Southern culinary culture when she isn't working and playing with Greenville families at the Children's Museum of the Upstate or helping to facilitate celebrations and laughter as a teaching artist at Wine & Design. Her artistic motto has been for some time that the ability to create is an innate one, of which any and all human beings are capable. 

Contact: Jennifer A. Smith at (864) 953 -2462 or email jenlovesthearts@gmail.com for information


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