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!
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 - 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 - 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 at Connie Maxwell Children's Home and the always popular lighting of the Uptown Christmas Tree by Mayor Brandon Smith.
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.
20th SC Festival of Discovery
BBQ & Blues
- Date: - (all day)
- Introduction: Celebrating 20 years of BBQ and Blues in Uptown Greenwood!
The South Carolina Festival of Discovery is the premier event of the year sponsored by the Uptown Greenwood Development Corporation. The event started in 2000, and has become the most highly anticipated event in the region. The festival celebrates the history, culture, food, arts, crafts, music and people that make South Carolina and Greenwood County such an incredible place to live and visit.
The 2020 festival will offer fun for the entire family and will be held Thursday, July 9th through Saturday, July 11th. Don't miss a thing on our busy schedule! Follow South Carolina Festival of Discovery on Facebook and check in with your photos of all the food and fun!
The Festival of Discovery’s “Blues Cruise” celebrates the unique musical sound of the blues with numerous musical artists performing at Uptown Greenwood restaurants and venues, while the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) BBQ and Hash Cook-Off focuses on the rich tradition of Carolina Barbeque.