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 | WOVEN

Exhibit Sponsor: City of Greenwood

Exhibit Description: Constructed by fabric, linked by color, and assembled by rope and glass, Woven explores stories of history, identity, and youth as presented by contemporary black women artists. This material-based exhibition is curated by Jonell Logan, and features the artwork of Cheryl RileyKesha Bruce, Michaela Pilar Brown,  Roni Nicole HendersonShanequa Gay and Zipporah Camille Thompson.
Exhibit Duration: February 1 - 22, 2019
Artist Talk: Friday, February 22 @ 3:00 - 4:00 pm - Main Gallery (120 Main Street, Greenwood, SC 29646)
Opening Reception: Friday, February 8 @ 5:30 - 7:30 pm (MEET THE CURATOR @ 5:00 pm - Main Gallery)

This will be a joint reception celebrating exhibits on view at both The Arts Center and The Museum. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be provided.


Exhibits @ The Museum - 106 Main Street, Greenwood SC 29646

I’m Not Every Woman, I’m a Phenomenal Woman
Dates: February 8 - March 30, 2019
Description: A 12th Annual African American Fiber Art Traveling Exhibit will be on view at The Museum. Organized and presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department and curated by Torreah Washington, this unique opportunity offers African American fiber artists an opportunity to showcase their original and innovative designs annually.

The Ties That Bind - Service for a Lifetime
Dates: February 8 - May 18, 2019
Description: Since the early 20th Century, Black Greek-Letter Organizations have played an important role in African American history and culture. An exhibit celebrating "The Divine Nine" which consists of four sororities and five fraternities will be on view at The Museum.

Exhibit + Contact:
The Arts Center - 864.388.7800 or artscentergwd@gmail.com
The Museum - 864.229.7093 or marion@greenwoodmuseum.org 

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