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.

Art Reception | A Local Look 2019

Sponsored By: Greenwood County Community Foundation

  • Date: 11/20/2019 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM  


Exhibit Reception: Wednesday, November 14 @ 5:00 - 7:00 pm (Guild Dedication Award Ceremony @ 6:00 pm) - FREE & OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY - Heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be provided 

A Local Look is an annual year-end exhibit of local artwork on view in the main gallery from November 14 - January 10, 2020. The exhibit will specifically highlight artists within Greenwood County and current members of Greenwood Area Studio Potters, Greenwood Artist Guild, Greenwood Woodworkers Guild and Lakelands Basketry Guild.

Exhibit Sponsor: Greenwood County Community Foundation

Artists: Abby Johnson, Abigail Nance, Alice Lewis, Amber Snodgrass, Ana Fitzgerald, Andi Moore, Anne Craig, Anne Flint, Ashley Dever, Barbara Brock, Barbara Van Gelderen, Bill Updegraff, Brianna Clayton, Cappy Birdwell, Cathy Duckett-McKervey, Chole Compton, Dana Gonzalez, Debra Lorick, Doug McAbee, Ellen Bess Gable, Fiona Newell, Gene Shirley, George Ligon, Haley Floyd, Hallie Smith, Hannah Poe, Helen Hutson, Jayshiri C. Tailor, John Johnson, Judy McGraw, Karen Johnson, Katherine Rumminger, Kaylen Rice, Lisa Wiecki, Lydia Baca, Meg Knieriem, Michael Kline, Rebekah Smith, Robert Poe, Seth Young, Shelley Grund, Spencer Bautista, Stefan Wiecki, Sue McFarland, Tara Bell, Tien Hai Mai, Tom Simpson, Virginia J. Pulver, William H. Evert and William Hutson. 

A collection of selected works will also be included in the exhibition in honor of local woodwork artist, Gerald Dorn (February 4, 1931 - September 14, 2019). 

Exhibit Contact: Jennifer A. Smith - artscentergwd@gmail.com | 864.388.7800

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