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.

Entry Deadline | A Local Look 2020

LL (reception or exhibit) 
Entry Deadline: Saturday, June 6 (10 am - 3 pm)

An annual exhibit of local art will be on view in the main gallery from June 15 - July 11, 2020. Entry into the exhibit is open to any artist (18+) in Greenwood County and current members of the Greenwood Area Studio Potters, Greenwood Artist Guild, Greenwood Woodworkers Guild and The Delores VonRosen Basketry Guild.

Entry Information:

2) COMPLETE THE ENTRY FORM + SUBMIT WITH LABELED ARTWORK + ENTRY FEE ($10 - Guild Members / $20 - Non-Guild Members) ON ENTRY DEADLINE DATE - 120 Main Street, Greenwood, SC 29646

Event Calendar:

June 6 | entry deadline (10 am - 3 pm)
June 12 | acceptance notification (via email)
June 15 - July 11 | exhibit duration 
June 20| art retrieval - works not accepted (10 am - 3 pm)
July 18 | art retrieval - works accepted (10 am - 3 pm)
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, a reception is undetermined at this time. An update will be emailed to entrants on June 12. 

People's Choice Awards: (NEW THIS YEAR!)

Top Prize (1) | $100
Merit Prize (3) | $50 each 

A voting box will be on site during the exhibition and online voting will take place via Facebook from June 22 - July 3. 

Entry Eligibility: Any artist (18+) in Greenwood County is eligible to enter and members of Greenwood Area Studio Potters, Greenwood Artist Guild, Greenwood Woodworkers Guild and The Delores VonRosen Basketry Guild. A non-refundable entry fee of $20 is required for all artists who are non-guild entrants. A non-refundable entry fee of $10 is required for all entrants who are active guild members. Both 2D and 3D artwork is eligible. All art entries must be easily transportable and not exceed 85" one side. Each artist may submit up to two entries. Works will be selected by The Arts Center staff for entry into the final show. Artists will be notified of accepted artwork via email on June 12. All works of art must be original and not previously shown at The Arts Center of Greenwood. Presentation Specifications: 2D or 3D wall-hanging artwork must be securely wired on back for hanging. No clip or saw tooth mounting - must be wired for hanging. Suggested framing options include: light, natural wood, white or black. We reserve the right to reject any entry that does not meet the eligibility requirements or judged inappropriate for public exhibition. The Arts Center reserves the right to reproduce images of the artwork for educational and promotional purposes. The Arts Center will retain 30% commission on all artworks sold during the exhibit. Please price work in accordance.

Exhibit Contact: artscentergwd@gmail.com, 864.323.2109
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