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.

Entry Deadline | SC Festival of Flowers Juried Youth Art Show 2019

Partnered By: South Carolina Festival of Flowers

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EVENT INFORMATION: AWARDS TOTAL $1,500! The South Carolina Festival of Flowers enters its 52nd year in June 2019. The juried youth art show was established in 2015 as a sanctioned event in conjunction with the festival; with funding attributed to an endowment for the arts in the name of Virginia Self. The show will be on display in the reception hall at The Arts Center of Greenwood from May 30 - June 8, 2019.

1) print and complete the printable entry form 
2) label artwork on the back as follows: Entry # - Title of Work - Artist's Name
3) deliver art + entry form 

DELIVERY ADDRESS: The Arts Center, 120 Main Street, Greenwood, SC 29646


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May 24 | ART DELIVERY DEADLINE (10:00 am - 5:00 pm)
June 6 | RECEPTION + AWARDS CEREMONY (5:00 - 6:30 pm)
June 21 | ART RETRIEVAL (10:00 am - 5:00 pm)

•no entry fee
•1st-12th grade (Greenwood, Laurens, Edgefield, Abbeville, McCormick, Newberry, Saluda or Anderson counties)
•ONLY 2-D artwork is eligible
•size not to exceed 30" in width
•each artist may submit three total entries
•all artwork must be original
•all artwork must be matted, mounted and shrink-wrapped (white matte + white foam ONLY)
•not all artwork will be accepted into the final show (please note the notification of acceptance date)
•all artwork will be eligible for awards if accepted into the final show

1st-5th Grade | 1st, 2nd, 3rd place awards + 1 merit
6th-8th Grade | 1st, 2nd, 3rd place awards + 1 merit
9th-12th Grade | 1st, 2nd, 3rd place awards + 1 merit

1st Place - each category | $200
2nd Place - each category | $150
3rd Place - each category | $100
Merit Award - each category | $50

EVENT CONTACT: artscentergwd@gmail.com | 864.388-7800

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