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! 


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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.

Artist Reception - In the Woods: Al Beyer

In the Woods by Al Beyer is the featured exhibit at The Arts Center of Greenwood from May 9th-26th, 2016. The exhibit features a new series by the South Carolina artist, consisting of twenty-three sizable landscape, oil paintings. After suffering a heart attack five years ago, daily nature walks became a ritual for Beyer; which in turn precipitated these works. The works highlight nature as a conglomerate of small objects and focus on the less spectacular vistas versus the more typical scenic overlooks. 

Al Beyer is a professor of art at USC-Aiken, where he has been an instructor since 1981. He received an MFA from the University of Arizona and BA at Columbia University in New York City. He has shown in numerous national exhibitions and is featured in many private collections across the US, notably the South Carolina State Art Collection. He is also a two time "Best of Show" winner for the SC Festival of Flowers Juried Art Show's in 2009 and 2011. 

Thursday, May 26th (Meet the Artist) - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Artist Talk @ 5:00 pm and CLOSING Reception @ 5:30 - 7:00 pm

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