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! 


Logo_onlySpringFest - Held each Spring, this event is a celebration of local talent, both musical and artistic.

Uptown LiveUptown Live - This Thursday evening concert series features a mix of local talent and up and coming artisits from every corner of the nation.  A celebration of both music and community, Uptown Live is a time to enjoy good tunes and good friends!

Festival of Flowers Festival of Flowers - In it's 50th 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!


Pig2013-TransparentBackgroundSC 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!


Oktoberfest_Logo (2)Oktoberfest - German food, German beverages and fantastic music.....what's not to love?  Taking place on Oregon Ave., this street festival is the closing concert for our Uptown Live series.  The ambiance of this event is sure to please!

Boo2DrugsBoo 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!

hohlogoHoliday 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.

SantaSanta 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 and the always popular lighting of the Uptown Christmas Tree by Mayor Welborn Adams.


christmasparadelogo2Christmas 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 | #instART2018

sponsored by: Greenwood County Community Foundation


Exhibit Description:  #instART2018 is a third biennial photographic collective of nearly 1,000 square format prints selected entirely from online Instagram submissions. The exhibit showcases images by local, regional and national participants. Among the participants are a blend of artists, students, hobbyists and community members alike. 

Exhibit Duration: October 18 - November 23, 2018
Exhibit + Event Sponsor: Greenwood County Community Foundation
Exhibitors: Deighton Abrams, Mark Andrews, Amber Arrington, Lydia Baca, Kelly Baca, Samantha Bailey, Abby Banks, Dylan Bannister, Lindsey Bargar, Courtney Basnight, Tara Bell, Kristen Bennett, Maggie Black, Olivia Bolt, James Bonetti, Shelby Bowers, Wes Brooks, Laura Brown, Kelly Burton, Elizabeth Butters, Carson Carroll, Katie Carver, Caroline Clarkey, McCaylah Clifford, Brian Coker, Sydney Conley, Mary Cooke, Many McCaslan Couch, Taylor Cowan, Courtney Cox, Mandy Crotts, Crow Family Farms, Paul Cuenin, Hannah Cupp, Megan D’Angelo, Tali Davis, Kymberly Day, Joanna Delong, Ashley Dever, Tiffany Dodd, Melinda Dorn, Joshua Dorn, George Dowell, Anatasia Drake, Taylor McCrae Dublin, Alejandro Dystopia, Brie Marie Ealy, Justin Edmunds, Cynthia Eichenaub, James Barton Elliott, Kate Evans, Melanie Fennell, Harrison Fisher, Ana Fitzgerald, Haley Floyd, Vaughn Free, Kayla Frost, Andrea Fuhrman, Jamie G., Aimee Gambrell, Carolyn Gibson, Sarah Townes Godfrey, Jarron Gravley, Shelley Grund, Ernesto Hernandez, Jennifer Hill, Hannah Hipp, David Holloway, Turner Horton, Alexis Lorraine Howard, Rachael Hughes, Melissa Humphries, Christina Hung, Cynthia Jordan Jamison, Lauren Jarecki, Victoria Jester, Abby Johnson, Karen Johnson, John Johnson, Malani Jones, Chuck Keppler, Bill King, Esperanza Landeros, Anissa Lawrence, Macks Stacie Lazo, Lyndi Leary, Bonne Lethco, Sherri Lewis, Ramey Locke, Elizabeth Lollis, Brita Long, Alexis Paige Lyda, Tradd Makar, Jill Marchant, Kelly Martin, Lily Martin, Nicole Matthews, Doug McAbee, Molly McDermott, James McInville, Megan Mcvay, Jenna Meadows, Alana Melecio, Lena Meredith, Casey Mlinar, Mary Monarch, Monica Moni, Cameron Morgan, Amanda Musick, David Myers, Amber Lynne Nappier, Lauren Nutt, Becca O’donnell, Anna Oliver, Jack Ollis, Laine Orcutt, Jocelyn Pace, Olivia Paradis, Haley Noel Pierce, Rashaad Pippins, Brad Rankin, Danny Rauton, Jessica Rennhack, Oscar J. Reyes, Kaylen Rice, Roy Richardson, Blake Roche, Mary Rylander, Morgan Sayers, Tracy Shock, Grace Seufer, Michael Simmons, Sandy Singletary, Jim Slagle, Amanda Smoak, Amber Snodgrass, Armando Sosa, Lindsay Soto, Nick Spitzer, David Sprouse, Scarlett Stephens, Seth Stogner, Jennifer Stoneking-Stewart, Ali Stones, Tylan Stroud, Laura Strutko, Susan Tallman, Danielle Tavernier, Travis Taylor, Justina Teale, Jenny Thackman, Brandi Tupper, Amaryllis Turman, Emily Turner, Stephanie Turner, Hannah Walden, Denise Waldrep, David Weathers Jr., Brittany Wells, David Westberry, Anna White, Grace White, Lisa Wiecki, Stefan Wiecki, Claire Wieters- McCoy, Taylor Wilcox, AJ Williams, Turltle Williams, Hali Winter and Kelsey Wise.
Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 24 @ 6:00 pm with #instaJAM: Songwriter's Special & Open Mic in the Courtyard @ 7:00 pm - until | OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY - hors d'ouevres and cash bars will be provided
Reception Sponsor: Lander Visual Art Department
Exhibit + Event Admission: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Business Hours: Mon-Fri (10 am - 5 pm) / Sat (10 am - 3 pm)

Exhibit Contact: Jennifer A. Smith, instARTshow@gmail.com | artscentergwd@gmail.com | 864.953.2462

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