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 Exhibit | A Local Look 2020

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Main Gallery | June 15 - August 29, 2020 

A Local Look is an annual exhibit of local artwork on view in the main gallery from June 15 - August 29, 2020. The exhibit highlights 69 works by 51 local artists who live or work within Greenwood County or may be current members of the four local guilds including Greenwood Area Studio Potters, Greenwood Artist Guild, Greenwood Woodworkers Guild and Dolores von Rosen Basketry Guild. 

Featured Artists: Abby Johnson, Abigail Nance, Alice Lewis, Alicia Houck, Andrea Garland, Ashley Dever, Barbara Brock, Barbara Warner, Beverly Burton, Bill Updegraff, Bob Poe, Caitlin Madden Hellman, Cappy Birdwell, Caren Stansell, Carla Doolittle, Chloe Compton, Dana Gonzalez, Denise Waldrep, Doug McAbee, Fiona Newell, Hal Taylor, Hannah Poe, Jeannette Mutza, Jeffery Callaham, Jim Slagle, jon holloway, Joseph Scott, Judy McGraw, Karen M. Johnson, Katherine Rumminger, Laura Bachinski, Linda Neely, Lisa Wiecki, Lydia Baca, Marianne Lenti, Mary Cooke-Brown, Melanie Fennell, Mike Szotkiewicz, Nathan Goddard, Olivia Bolt, Pat Wicker, Prof. H-dawg, Raewyn Tougas, Richard Greene, Sandy Singletary, Shelley Grund, Simeon Spearman, Sue McFarland, Tien Hai Mai, Tom Simpson and Virgina Pulver

A group installation by members of the Greenwood Area Studio Potters representing the “Empty Bowls” project is also featured in this year’s exhibition with bowls by Ashley Dever, Beverly Burton, Bill Hutson, Donna Conley, Hal Taylor, Hannah Poe, Helen Yonts, Linda Neely, Leigh Stoner, Phyllis Collins, Spencer Bautista and Tom Simpson.


Business Hours: Monday - Friday (10:00 am - 3:00 pm) 

Exhibit Contact: artscentergwd@gmail.com | 864.388.7800

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