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!
SpringFest - Held each Spring, this event is a celebration of local talent, both musical and artistic.
Uptown 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 - 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!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!
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!
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 - 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 and the always popular lighting of the Uptown Christmas Tree by Mayor Welborn Adams.
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 Art Show 2019
Partnered By: South Carolina Festival of Flowers
- Date: -
- Location: Arts and Visitors Center at the Federal Building
120 Main Street
Greenwood, South Carolina 29646
JUROR INFORMATION: Kara Blanken Soper is an independent curator, art consultant, and critic based in Greenville, South Carolina. She received her MA in art history from Louisiana State University, where she focused her research on the art market and under-recognized modern and contemporary artists. Kara also has a double BA in art history and arts management from the College of Charleston. Upon graduating from LSU in 2013, Kara moved back home to South Carolina to be closer to family. Since then, she has committed herself to creating an environment in which contemporary art and artists can thrive in the South. She has worked for a variety of institutions throughout South Carolina in curatorial, fundraising and development, and community engagement capacities. She served as operations manager at 701 Center for Contemporary Art, where she helped to organize and design exhibitions that featured the work of regional, national, and international artists. She also managed an immersive artist residency program and other initiatives focused on the interaction between artistic disciplines, community engagement, and public art. Kara served as the curatorial program coordinator at Clemson University’s Center for Visual Arts-Greenville from 2014-2016. While there, she curated and developed programming and contemporary art exhibitions that connected the research interests of Clemson University art department faculty and the diverse needs of the Greenville community. She also partnered with local government and other creative non-profits to devise and implement creative place making initiatives designed to establish a dynamic arts district in Greenville. Kara has largely focused her independent curatorial practice on creating experiential exhibitions in “non-art” spaces. She currently assists artists with proposal development, grant writing, social media marketing, art placement, and gallery relations. Additionally, she helps individuals and businesses to build and expand their art collections by developing their tastes in contemporary art and facilitating relationships with living artists.