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.

#instaJAM: Songwriter's Special & Open Mic in the Courtyard

sponsored by: Greenwood County Community Foundation


Event Description: #instaJAM2018 | Songwriter's Special & Open Mic in the Courtyard @ 7:00 pm - until | sign-ups begin @ 6:30 pm
This will be a third bi-annual open mic event in conjunction with the #instART2018 exhibit reception. The event is open to the community. There will be no cost to participate but musicians must bring their own instruments. Sign-ups will begin at 6:30 pm in the courtyard and the event will last until everyone has had the opportunity to play. Songs do not have to be original material, but original music is welcome and encouraged. 
OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY - hors d'ouevres + cash bars will be provided by Howard's on Main 

Event Sponsor: Greenwood County Community Foundation 

Exhibit Description:  #instART2018 will be a third biennial photographic collective of square format prints selected entirely from online Instagram submissions. The show will represent local, regional and national participants. Of these, will be a blend of artists, students, hobbyists and community members alike. 

Exhibit Duration: October 18 - November 23, 2018

Exhibit + Event Admission: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Business Hours: Mon-Fri (10 am - 5 pm) / Sat (10 am - 3 pm)

Event Contact: Fred Engler, 864.378.0240 | Jennifer A. Smith, 864.323.2109 | email: artscentergwd@gmail.com 


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