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 | South Carolina Festival of Flowers Juried Art Show 2019

Partnered By: South Carolina Festival of Flowers

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Exhibit Description: The South Carolina Festival of Flowers moves into its 52nd year in June 2019. The juried art show is a sanctioned event hosted annually by The Arts Center of Greenwood in conjunction with the festival. The show will feature artwork from artists all over the state and portions of the southeast with monetary awards totaling $3,000. This year's final show highlights 75 works by 53 artists representing 34 different towns within South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and West Virginia. The featured artwork was juried into the show from among 267 original entries by Kara Blanken Soper; an independent curator and arts advocate from Greenville, SC. The featured artwork represents a range of mixed media including painting, drawing, watercolor, photography, print-making, wood-work, metal-work, assemblage, ceramics, fiber art and batik.

Artists Include: Adrian Rhodes, Alexis Howard, Alvin Staley, Alyssa Pack, Alyssa Reiser Prince, Amanda Musick, Amanda Wald, Andrea Garland, Ashan Pridgan, Ashley Dever, Betsy Birkner, Caren Stansell, Carly Drew, Charles Clary, Christy Aitken, Deighton Abrams, Denise Wellbrock, Doug McAbee, Dustin Massey, Dylan Bannister, Elizabeth Snipes-Rochester, Eugene Ellenberg, Gary Huntoon, Glen Miller, Glory Day Loflin, Gregory Van Dyke, Hal Taylor, Haley Floyd, Hannah Cupp, Jean Grosser, Jim Boden, Kaitlyn Walters, Karen Johnson, Katelyn Chapman, KC Christmas, Kelsie Deitweiler, Kim Truesdale, Kristen Roles, Kylene Babski, Kymberly Day, Lana Melecio, Lindsey Bargar, Lisa Wiecki, Liz Rundorff Smith, Melanie Fennell, Natalia Taylor Bowdoin, Nick Spitzer, Paul Walters, Sara Mays, Serra Shuford, Spencer Bautista, Susan Klein and Tom Dimond.

Exhibit Duration: June 6 - July 10, 2019
Exhibit Reception: Saturday, June 8 @ 5:00 - 7:00 pm - Awards Ceremony @ 6:00 pm (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC) - hors do'euvres and cash bar will be provided
Exhibit Admission: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Business Hours: Mon-Fri (10 am - 5 pm) / Sat (10 am - 3 pm)
Exhibit Contact: artscentergwd@gmail.com | 864.388.7800
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