Signature Topiary Display & Map
Jun
1
to Jun 30

Signature Topiary Display & Map

See for Yourself Our One-of-a-Kind "Living" Sculptures in Uptown Greenwood!

Take a magical topiary tour through Uptown Greenwood. You’ll see 44 topiaries displayed around the Square, at the County Library, and at the Farmers Market. The whimsical horticultural creations showcase the Uptown Greenwood area during the SC Festival of Flowers.

Each topiary has been adopted by an organization and is sponsored by a separate organization.  Come see for yourself and stroll our Uptown Square day or night.

The Topiaries Design, Year-Round Maintenance, Care & Moving Provided By: City of Greenwood & City Public Works Department andHorticultural Department

Special Thanks: 

Director of Greenwood Public Works: Billy Allen

City of Greenwood Public Works Staff: Erek Leary, ChrisLewis, and Jeff SmallwoodCity of Greenwood: Len Bryan and mechanics crew

Greenhouse Staff: Gene Yarochowicz, Clint Price, TracyAnderson, Karla Coffey, Jimmy McInville, Amber Nappier, Dinna Fetters, and Ann Barklow

Greenwood County Lakelands Master Gardeners, volunteers from the community and our local schools

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Juried Art Show & Exhibit
Jun
6
to Jul 10

Juried Art Show & Exhibit

Presented by the Arts Council of Greenwood County

The annual South Carolina Festival of Flowers moves into its 52nd year in June 2019. The Juried Art Show is a sanctioned event hosted annually by The Arts Center of Greenwood, in coincidence with the festival. The show features artwork from artists all over South Carolina and portions of the southeast with monetary awards totaling $2,600.  

Exhibit Admission:
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Business Hours: Mon-Fri., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. / Sat., 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

For more information, contact Jennifer A. Smith, artscentergwd@gmail.com, 864-953-2462.

Exhibit Reception & Awards:
Saturday, June 8th at 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Awards Ceremony at 6:00 p.m.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - hors do'euvres and cash bar will provided 

June 6- July 10 | EXHIBITION DURATION
June 8 | OPENING RECEPTION + AWARDS CEREMONY @ 5:00-7:00 pm

Awards
$1,000 | Best of Show
$500 | 2nd Place $400 | Best of 3D
$300 | 3rd Place
$150 | Juror Merit Awards (3) 
$150 | Arts Center Merit Award

All 2D and 3D artwork is eligible for best of show, second, third and merit award categories

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GCT Performance "Seussical the Musical"
Jun
7
to Jun 23

GCT Performance "Seussical the Musical"

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Greenwood Community Theatre Presents

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Dates and Show Times: June 7 - 23
June 7, 14, 21, & 22 at 7:30 p.m.
June 8, 9, 15, 16, & 23 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets: 
Adults $25, Seniors/Military $24, Students and Children $15
Call the box office at 864-229-5704 or visit Greenwood Community Theatre

Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, loving bring to life all of our Dr. Seuss favorites. The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo. Although Horton faces ridicule, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant. Presented by Bacot and Padgett.

Greenwood Community Theatre
110 Main Street
Greenwood, SC 29646
(864) 229-5704

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Men's Amateur & Senior Championship Golf Tournament
Jun
22
to Jun 23

Men's Amateur & Senior Championship Golf Tournament

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This tournament is one of the South’s premier golf tournaments.

The Patriot at Grand Harbor Golf & Yacht Club is proud to be hosting this event and we are striving to make it again one of the best amateur events in the upstate.

The tournament is 36-Hole stroke play with a starting select field of 60+ players. 

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Benjamin Mays Historic Site Tours
Jun
22
to Jun 23

Benjamin Mays Historic Site Tours

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Discover Greenwood's most beautiful home gardens and our very own City Garden.

Saturday, June 22
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 23
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Absolutely Free!

Born in Greenwood County, Dr. Benjamin E. Mays rose to become an American Baptist minister and civil rights leader who is credited with being “the principle founder of the Civil Rights Movement”.

The site contains Dr. Mays' birth home which was removed from its original location in Epworth in southeast Greenwood County and furnished with circa 1900 furniture. In addition, the site has a barn-like structure that serves as a modern museum and theater.

Visitors will find a large collection of his books, writings, films, speeches, and personal items. The third building on site is the original Burns Springs one-room African-American school, originally located in Epworth.

The yard surrounding the home site is reminiscent of a 1900s era sharecropper homestead that includes a cedar post clothes line, wash pot with rinsing tubs, chopping block, tree swing, old well, an original outhouse, and a family garden. The homestead is accented with a cotton field.

 For further information, please contact: Christopher B. Thomas at (864) 229-8833.

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Garden Tours
Jun
22
to Jun 23

Garden Tours

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Discover Greenwood's most beautiful home gardens and our very own City Garden.

Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Absolutely Free!

Garden Tour Maps will also be available at the Arts Center, 120 Main St., between 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. on Saturday, 6/22/19


ASSOCIATE REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

1635 COKESBURY ROAD 

Step inside this young prayer garden. You’ll be able to see the freshly planted garden and distinguish it from both the older more naturalized gardens you’ve already seen today. This garden space has been here for years, but the fountain and new plantings are providing a peaceful respite for garden goers. It is the hope of those who are tending it for it to provide an out-of-the-way perfect place to sit and meditate and hear the Lord and hear his nature. 


BARKLOW WILDLIFE HABITAT AND TEACHING GARDENS

110 FERRY COVE ROAD 

Even if you’ve been here before, there’s always something new to see here. Master Gardener and City Horticulturist, Ann Barklow, has turned her entire yard into a classroom. Come hear all about planting natives, the importance of pollinators, and how to become a Pollinator Champion. If you’re interested in having a Monarch Certified garden, you can learn all about that too. You can also find out what to do with your leaves in the fall and get great composting tips. 


CITY GARDEN OF GREENWOOD 510 WEST CAMBRIDGE AVENUE 

This beautiful gateway is one of Greenwood’s crowning glories. Rich in history, this garden is quite often the backdrop for prom and wedding photos. Don’t miss the rose garden, the children’s garden, and even a peanut butter tree! 


COURTYARD AT SUNDANCE GALLERY
146 MAXWELL AVENUE (LOCATED ON THE REAR) 

This small courtyard garden attracts visitors all year long. It’s small size and unique shape has many ideas to offer. Small gardens are fun and can be accomplished rather quickly – perhaps a weekend project. Nearby you will find a meandering City garden behind the splash pad. Both are worth the visit. 


DR. BENJAMIN E. MAYS GARDENS AT THE GLEAMNS SITE 237 N. HOSPITAL STREET 

Dr. Mays rose to become one of the greatest international leaders of his generation. He is the most prominent citizen ever born in Greenwood County. At this quiet and surprising spot, you will can tour his actual childhood home, the Burns Springs school, as well as a museum in his honor. See the vegetable gardens including actual cotton plants and beautiful flowers surrounding this site. 


EMERALD FARM (SATURDAY ONLY) 409 EMERALD FARM ROAD 

Just minutes from the heart of Greenwood, this 75-acre gem graced with towering oaks and fruit trees is truly a hidden treasurer. If you’re looking for a little bit of magic, then a trip to this working farm is just what you’re looking for. Iridescent peacocks serenade you and perhaps even put on a display of beautifully preened and spectacularly decorated feathers. You’ll also find Swiss goats and llamas. Other displays include a delightful herb garden and a honey bee observation hive. Find the queen, learn all about what each bee’s role is in the hive, and the dangers of the current honey bee shortage. Bring the children for a ride the train. Plus view the amazing model railroad train museum, and browse their antique and gift shops. 


IMMANUEL LUTHERAN MEDIEVAL GARDEN 501 CRESWELL AVENUE EAST 

With guidance from retired horticulturalist Klaus Neubner, Immanuel Lutheran’s “Medieval Garden” was created to simulate what was a garden would be like during Martin Luther’s time in Europe. You’ll be impressed with how the plants were as useful as they are decorative. Come take a trip back in time to explore the uniquely decorative botanical garden. 


OUR LADY OF LOURDES CATHOLIC CHURCH PRAYER GARDEN, 915 MATHIS ROAD (LOCATED AT THE REAR OF THE CHURCH) 

Step inside this tranquil garden and you’ll feel the power of prayer and the healing sense of flowers. This garden is open every day and beckons visitors to come, sit, meditate, and search for answers to all life’s many riddles. 


THE MANY GARDENS AT WESLEY COMMONS (SATURDAY ONLY) 1110 MARSHALL ROAD 

Park in the main entrance parking lot, and be greeted by tour guides who will drive you by golf cart to the gardens of Wesley Commons. Many of the gardens are tended by the residents. You will see the impressive garden of Helen Bryan, a 92- year old native of Abbeville. You will tour the beautiful indoor gardens, and will also see a rain garden. The highlight of the tour will be the Bonsai garden of Bristol Court. Don’t miss this fun adventure! 

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Family Fun Day
Jun
22
10:00 AM10:00

Family Fun Day

It’s all about fun on Family Fun Day as visitors paint rocks, learn drumming, craft paper birds or pot a take-home plant.

Enjoy performances and storytellers during your time, and don’t miss out on the variety of community booths.

The best part?  It’s all free!

So join your friends and make new ones at Family Fun Day — because there’s nothing quite like a walk in the park.

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Wesley Commons Bridge Luncheon
Jun
28
9:00 AM09:00

Wesley Commons Bridge Luncheon

Wesley Commons will host its annual Ladies Bridge Luncheon from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, June 28th in Asbury Hall.

Ladies are required to sign up for a table of four and each will rotate to other tables throughout the day to enhance the social aspect of the event. During check-in, there will be morning refreshments as well as a schedule given for seating arrangements and tickets for a chance at numerous door prizes. A lunch break from 12:00 noon - 12:30 p.m. will feature a luncheon to include wine and dessert.

Play resumes at 12:30 p.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third-place high scorers and door prizes will be drawn.

Cost is $15 per person. 

For information, contact Wesley Commons at (864) 227-7221.

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Musical Salute to America by the 246 Army Band
Jul
2
6:00 PM18:00

Musical Salute to America by the 246 Army Band

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Join us for our final event of the 52nd South Carolina Festival of Flowers!

Open to the Public, FREE

This amazing Musical Salute to America by the 246 Army Band will be showcasing tunes you love and sharing their talents and love of music.

The 246 Army Band has been performing for more than 75 years. As the premier touring musical representative of the S.C. National Guard, this acclaimed organization travels hundreds of miles each year presenting a variety of music to enthusiastic audiences.  

Through these performances, the 246 Army Band fosters the support of the American people for members of the armed forces and their efforts around the state.

More About the S.C. National Guard 246 Army Band

The 246 Army Band consists of 37 Soldiers/musicians who play in multiple ensembles to create the different touring groups.  These groups offer varied repertoire but consist of a standard ensemble of music of pop, patriotic and show tunes. 

The band was involved in multiple campaigns during WWII and has traveled overseas to areas such as Guam, the Dominican Republic, Hawaii, Key West, and Florida.  In recent years, the band has played for the South Carolina Governors Inauguration, the “Bojangles 500” at Darlington Raceway, 75th Anniversary of the christening of the U.S.S. Yorktown, “Fall for Greenville” and the “Red, White and Blue” festivals in Greenville, S.C.

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Citadel Family Rally
Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

Citadel Family Rally

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The Greenwood Citadel Alumi Invite you to the Emmett Bulldog Citadel Family Rally

All the Citadel fun will be at the Bulldog Topiary in Uptown Greenwood.

Thursday, June 20
6:30 p.m. 

Bring your Citadel friends and family to connect with your fellow fans. This has become a proud fan tradition here in Greenwood during the SC Festival of Flowers and we would love to have you join us!

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“It’s A Blooming Good Time!” Ladies Night at Belk
Jun
20
5:30 PM17:30

“It’s A Blooming Good Time!” Ladies Night at Belk

Ready to have a blooming good time...shopping?

Come out to Belk and celebrate summer and the SC Festival of Flowers with a fun celebration of what’s trending in fashion right now! So grab your girlfriends and visit Belk to shop 'til you drop!

Enjoy special discounts, cosmetic goody bags for the first 50 purchases in ladies or cosmetics, and giveaways every half hour! Wine, hors d'oeuvres, and music will be sure to keep you feeling the fun all evening long.   Come celebrate with us in style!

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Pollinator Garden Tour
Jun
20
5:30 PM17:30

Pollinator Garden Tour

Join us in celebrating National Pollinator Week with a special event touring the SC Festival of Flowers Topiaries and several of the City of Greenwood’s Pollinator gardens.  

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Your tour will be led by City of Greenwood Horticulturist, Ann Barklow, of the SC Festival of Flowers topiaries and the pollinator gardens.

National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them. 

Bee City USA fosters ongoing dialogue in urban areas to raise awareness of the role pollinators play in our communities and what each of us can do to provide them with healthy habitat.

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The Bee City USA program endorses a set of commitments, defined in a resolution, for creating sustainable habitats for pollinators, which are vital to feeding the planet. Communities that participate are provided numerous benefits, including improving local food production and addressing pest control issues less toxically.

Incorporated cities, towns, counties and communities across America are invited to make these commitments and become certified as a Bee City USA affiliate. For more information refer to www.beecityusa.org.

Hosted by:
Lakelands Beekeepers Association & Greenwood In Bloom

 

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Music on the Lake - CLG Summer Concert Series Kickoff
Jun
15
12:00 PM12:00

Music on the Lake - CLG Summer Concert Series Kickoff

Kickoff the summer on the Lake in style

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Lake lovers and music lovers alike will gather to kickoff the Lake Summer Concert Series with entertainment by Split Shot. Split Shot has grown to be one of the most popular variety bands in the Carolina’s! With the charm only true Southerners can possess, they bring their talent to the state with a quick-witted, knee slapping sense of humor coupled with a clear love for the music.

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Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

Flag Day Celebration

Please join us as we celebrate Flag Day 2019!

Hosted by the Knights of Columbus of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

The John Paul II Assembly will sponsor the Greenwood SC Festival of Flowers Flag Day Ceremony at the town square in front of Howard’s on Main, Uptown Greenwood.

Father Tebalt will open the ceremony with a prayer and the program will follow with a featured guest speaker. 

Palmetto Girls Sing will also perform.

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Blooming Uptown Live Concert with ELoveation Band
Jun
14
5:30 PM17:30

Blooming Uptown Live Concert with ELoveation Band

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Featuring ELoveation!

There is no better place to enjoy an outdoor concert than the Uptown Market. Join Festival fans as we partner with Uptown Greenwood.

Friday, June 14th
5:30 p.m. 
Free Admission

Food and Concessions Available.

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This years entertainment will feature “ELoveation.” They are a South Carolina based band that is quickly gaining recognition for their intense musical energy, versatile vocals, sensational style and dynamic sound. The Eloveation experience is a show is like no other. They allow the audience to become absorbed by their high energy and style. Eloveation is an eight-piece outfit with a lead guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and outstanding vocals.

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Junior Open Tennis Tournament
Jun
14
to Jun 16

Junior Open Tennis Tournament

South Carolina Tournament Level 3 hosted by the Greenwood Country Club       

Sanctioned: USTA, STA, SCTA
Awards:
Trophies go to winners and runners up in all age divisions for boys and girls 10 through 18 in both singles and doubles. Many top-ranked junior tennis players throughout the state play in the SC Festival of Flowers championship matches.

The SC Festival of Flowers Junior Tournament has been around since 1981. This is a SC Level 3 Junior Tournament held at the Greenwood Country Club.  Last year we had 89 participants but have had as many as over 100 in the years past. 

We play at the Greenwood Country Club, Lander University and Gatewood Club during the weekend.  Each participant receives a player gift, lunch on Saturday, the use of the GCC swimming pool during tournament hours and lots of match play.

This tournament is for ages 10 - 18 years of age. Tournament Dates are June 14 - 16, 2019.  We reserve Friday in case we need to begin play for the larger events, but play will not begin before 4pm (but usually around 5:30pm).  Saturday we begin play at 8:30 AM and Sunday play begins at 9:00 AM and is usually for those involved in the Final Rounds.  Occasionally, we may have to play more than the Final Rounds depending on what the weather did for us throughout the weekend.

For any questions please call the Greenwood Country Club Tennis Pro Shop at 864-942-8863 or email gcctennis@greenwoodcountryclub.com 

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*Monday, June 17 will be used for rain day*

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Greenwood Festival Chorale Performance
Jun
11
7:30 PM19:30

Greenwood Festival Chorale Performance

Join us!

The Greenwood Festival Chorale celebrates the SC Festival of Flowers 52nd Anniversary with a special performance.

Tickets are $15 and are available for purchase from Chorale members, the Arts Center in Uptown Greenwood and at the door the evening of the performance.

For more information, visit GreenwoodFestivalChorale.org

This year the Chorale presents Comedies & Tragedies - Songs about love lost, love found, love avoided, and love confounded (and avenged!). Songs about the old west, the Blue Skies, and “up yonder".

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Seussical Summer Spectacular - Summer Camp
Jun
10
to Jun 14

Seussical Summer Spectacular - Summer Camp

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Join Greenwood Community Theatre for the funnest kids camp this summer!

June 10TH - 14TH
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kids Only! (5k - rising 3rd graders)
Camp Cost $150

The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, and even The Grinch all jump from the pages of Dr. Seuss's vast library on to our stage for our exciting “Seussical Summer Spectacular” summer camp. During the week, campers will participate in age-appropriate crafts and activities related to creative and performing arts, as well as meet characters from the show, and learn about what it takes to put on our biggest show of the year. Campers will be invited to perform on stage with the cast of "Seussical the Musical" during the Friday, June 14 performance.

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Historic Cokesbury College Tour & Ice Cream Social
Jun
9
2:00 PM14:00

Historic Cokesbury College Tour & Ice Cream Social

The Cokesbury College Historical & Recreational Commission, will provide tours of Cokesbury College from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.  Visitors will see all the recent restoration efforts, both inside and outside of the College building.

Commissioners, acting as tour guides, will discuss the Commission’s short and long-range plans for enhancing access to and community use of the College and grounds.  In addition, Commissioners will discuss planned restoration of other elements of the Cokesbury Community, including the Chapel and the original General Store and Post Office buildings which are located across the street from the College.

Cokesbury College was built in 1854 and opened as one of the earliest Masonic Female Collegiate Institutes in the rural southeast.  Cokesbury College is the centerpiece of the original 19th century utopian Cokesbury Community.  The College building and grounds are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and are maintained and managed by the Cokesbury College Historical and Recreational Commission.

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Although Cokesbury feels a bit “off the beaten path” today, it was once one of the most prominent communities in the upper part of South Carolina. At its peak, it was a thriving hub of education for the entire state, and many influential South Carolinians called it home. From Tabernacle to Cokesbury The story of Cokesbury began when visionaries in the Tabernacle Community decided to build a new school. After much deliberation, a public meeting was held on July 4, 1824 to promote the idea of develop-ing a new village around the new school’s location. The name of the new village: Mount Ariel.

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Topiaries & Tastings Wine Walk
Jun
8
5:30 PM17:30

Topiaries & Tastings Wine Walk

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Join us for our 10th Annual Topiaries and Tastings Wine Walk in Uptown Greenwood.

You'll taste some of the most exceptional wines at our local Uptown merchants while strolling among our Signature Topiary Display. This fun and lively wine walk is a Festival favorite.

Wine Tasting stops include:

  • Atlantic Bay Mortgage

  • Blossom Shoes and Such

  • David Lindsey Clothier

  • Flynn’s On Maxwell Uptown Wine & Beer

  • Main & Maxwell

  • Main Street Market

  • ReVamp Studio

  • The Spa On Maxwell

  • Sugar Boutique

  • Sweet Teas Children's Boutique

  • Thayers

  • Think Tank on Main

  • The Museum

  • The Vintage Vault

  • Voila Bridal and Formal

  • Wade’s on Waller

WINE WALK TICKETS: $25 in advance, $35 week of event. Includes souvenir wine glass
Tickets on Sale at Flynn's on Maxwell Uptown Wine & Beer, 120 Maxwell Avenue, 864-223-9463 or the Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce, 110 Phoenix Street, 864-889-9314.

CHECK-IN: the Plaza at 323 Main Street for wrist band, your wine glass and wine walk map.

NOTE: You must be 21 or over and show an ID. According to our city ordinances, we require that you consume your tasting in the businesses. Walking with any wine in your glass is strictly prohibited on the sidewalks or streets. We greatly appreciate your cooperation and contributing to a fun and enjoyable evening tasting wines provided by the SC wineries and Flynn’s on Maxwell in our beautiful Uptown among the topiaries. Drink responsibly.
Thank you!

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Topiaries & Tastings Beer Garden
Jun
8
5:30 PM17:30

Topiaries & Tastings Beer Garden

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Join us for our Inaugural Topiaries and Tastings Beer Garden.

At the Beer Garden you’ll experience locally brewed beers from Good Times Brewery. This garden will feature music, finger foods, and a feel good environment to hang with old friends and make new ones.

Beer Garden Tickets: $20 in advance, $30 week of event. Includes souvenir beer glass

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Stop by Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce, 110 Phoenix Street, 864-889-9314
or
Flynn’s On Maxwell Wine & Beer, 120 Maxwell Ave, 864-223-9463

Beer Garden Registration/Check-In begins at 5:00 p.m. beside Buffalo Grill, 324 Main St. in Uptown Greenwood. 

NOTE: You must be 21 or over and show an ID. According to our city ordinances, we require that you consume your tasting in the garden. Walking with any beer in your glass is strictly prohibited on the sidewalks or streets. We greatly appreciate your cooperation and contributing to a fun and enjoyable evening tasting local beers provided by Good Times Brewery in our beautiful Uptown. Drink responsibly.
Thank you!

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Life of Honey Bees Observation Hive
Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

Life of Honey Bees Observation Hive

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Come join the Lakeland Beekeepers at Emerald Farm for a fun and educational day!

An observation hive will be set up for you to catch a glimpse of the life of a honey bee. Find the queen bee without the worry of getting stung! See and learn about the equipment that the beekeepers use in their apiary. You will be amazed with what these little bees can accomplish in their short life.

Questions are welcome during the event! 

Join the fun, visit the farm, and ride the Emerald Farm Express. Pick up some honey, plants, bird houses or yard art too! 

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48th Annual Emerald City AACA Auto Show
Jun
8
9:30 AM09:30

48th Annual Emerald City AACA Auto Show

This event was rescheduled for September. Please contact the Emerald City Region, AACA for more information.

Hosted by Emerald City Region, AACA
Benefits Greenwood County Veterans Memorial
Pre-registration for Vehicles - $15, Day of Show - $20

Top 20 Trophies Awarded by Popular Vote of Show Participants, Club Participation Award.  Club Judged: Longest distance, Best Paint, Best Interior, Best Truck, Best Orphan, Best Vintage (Pre-WWll), Best Chevrolet, Best Mopar, Best Ford, Best Foreign Car, Best of Show.  

Registration from 9:30 a.m. - 12 noon.

Goodie bags to first 50 entries--first come, first served. 

To register mail registration form to: Michael Johnson, 116 Crabapple Way, Greenwood, SC 29649.

For more information contact: Lewis, 864-227-3446, Jim, 864-506-3042 or Eric, 864-223-0541.
All cars and trucks welcome! 50/50 Drawing Raffle, prizes and music! 

Free for spectators.

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Kidfest 2019
Jun
8
8:00 AM08:00

Kidfest 2019

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Due to the RAIN FORECAST:
Kidfest along with The Butterfly Encounter, Juried Arts & Crafts Show and Photography Exhibit will be at the James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College.
620 North Emerald Road, Greenwood, SC

Fun and Entertainment for the Whole Family!

(CANCELLED) Chalk it up Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., Uptown Greenwood, Oregon Ave.
All ages/categories/talent levels!


Come Experience The Butterfly Encounter!

Feed” and enjoy six different butterfly species - hundreds flying around.

The Butterfly Encounter is not only an interactive, walk-through exhibit but it also provides educational demonstrations. You and your family will get to see the lifecycle of a butterfly from egg to adult. You’ll also learn how to fix a broken wing.

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A Crowd Favorite: Wildlife Geeks, Chuck Alberding

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Shows at 1:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. at the Museum, 106 Main St.

Enjoy the Wildlife Geeks, Chuck Alberding, showcasing an incredible variety animals for the kids to experience and discover! Chuck introduces his entourage of mammals, snakes, reptiles, and amphibians to kids of all ages. His presentation focuses on the unique characteristics and habitat of the animals as well as the importance of conservation of all species. Don’t forget to join us for the rest of Kidfest at Piedmont Tech’s Medford Center that will also include karate demonstrations, dance performances, activities, exhibits, and face painting for your kids to enjoy.

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5K Run & 1 Mile Fun Run
Jun
8
8:00 AM08:00

5K Run & 1 Mile Fun Run

Join us for one of the most fun 5K runs and 1 mile fun run!

Saturday, June 8th, 2019 

You will start out from the soccer field, then go on the Capsugel/LONZA track, and then out to the Greenwood Rails to Trails and back. 

5k Certified Course: Capsugel/LONZA Running Track & Greenwood Rails to Trails / Timing by: Racing Toes

$ Cash Prizes $

Overall Winning Male/Female & Masters Male/Female Winners will receive $100.
2nd Place winners will receive $50.

Race Packet Pick-up: 
6:15 a.m. at the Jeff May Sports Complex

Entry Fee:

$25 if received by June 1, 2019 online or by mail.

$30 if received June 2-Day of Event (Cash or Check only)

T-shirts guaranteed to all pre-registrants thru June 1, 2019.

"Feel the Fun" at our 5K run and 1 mile fun run/walk with cash prizes! The 5k starts at Lander’s soccer field, loops around the Capsugel/LONZA track, down the Greenwood Rails-to-Trails and back. Our 1 mile walk and kids run starts and finishes on the soccer field, making a lap around the track. T-shirts guaranteed to all pre-registrants thru June 1st.

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Clemson Tiger Team Fan Night
Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

Clemson Tiger Team Fan Night

The Greater Greenwood Clemson Club Invites you to Tiger Team Fan Evening!

All the C-L-E-M-S-O-N fun will be at the Tiger Topiary in Uptown Greenwood.

Friday, June 7
7:00 p.m. 

Let’s Celebrate the 2018 National Campions!

This has become a proud Clemson fan tradition here in Greenwood during the SC Festival of Flowers and we would love to have you join us!

The Tiger, Clemson Cheerleaders and Clemson celebrities will be joining us for this fantastic event.  You do not want to miss the chance to visit with our Clemson guests!  Come out and bring your family and friends and show your Clemson pride! 

The Greater Greenwood Clemson Club will be selling a licensed one of a kind Clemson gray short sleeve t-shirt that depicts Clemson's three National Championships: 1981, 2016, and 2018.  We only have adult sizes in the t-shirt and all t-shirts are $25 each.  We will be able to accept cash, checks or credit cards for payment.

DJ Jerry Stevens will kick off the party and facepainting will be provided!

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Music at the Medford Center
Jun
7
to Jun 8

Music at the Medford Center

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New Location (due to rain):  PTC’s, Medford Center, 620 N. Emerald Road

Wipe Away the Rainy Day Blues with some tunes at the Festival’s Arts & Crafts Show

Take Your Lunch Break at PTC and Check Out our Crafters and Local Entertainers….


Free Admission

Food and Concessions Available.

Friday’s Line Up :

  • 10 am - 2 pm      Trio of Jake Bartley, Ashby Stokes, & Keller Ridgeway 

  • 2-4 pm                  Becky Greene

Saturday’s Line Up:

  • Sat 2 – 4 pm       Chris Hardy (from Aiken area)

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This years entertainment will feature “ELoveation.” They are a South Carolina based band that is quickly gaining recognition for their intense musical energy, versatile vocals, sensational style and dynamic sound. The Eloveation experience is a show is like no other. They allow the audience to become absorbed by their high energy and style. Eloveation is an eight-piece outfit with a lead guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and outstanding vocals.

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Jun
7
to Jun 8

Photography Exhibit & Contest

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Due to the RAIN FORECAST:
The Photography Exhibit & Contest along with Kidfest, The Butterfly Encounter and Juried Arts & Crafts Show will be at the James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College.
620 North Emerald Road
Greenwood, SC

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The SC Festival of Flowers Photography contest is one of South Carolina’s largest summer exhibitions, held annually to promote an interest in photography and to showcase the talents of area photographers. Come see amazing images captured by amateur and professional photographers. Exhibit & contest entries will be accepted through May 31st.

Photography Exhibition:
Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Photography Exhibit & Awards Reception
Saturday, June 8th
Awards will be presented at 4:00 p.m.
Cash prizes totaling $775.00 will be awarded.

NEW THIS YEAR: Artists will be able to sell their work.

Two Categories for Entries:

  • Advanced

  • Basic

Participants may enter one category only. 
All prints submitted must be mounted and single matted for acceptance and hanging in the show. Prints may be framed but must be mounted and single matted for acceptance and hanging in the show.

You may submit up to 4 (four) prints in your category (one category only) for $20.00.

Guidelines

  • Name, address and telephone number and file names must be printed on the back of each entry.

  • Entries must be printed, mounted, and single matted for display in the exhibit.

  • Advanced: Color or Black and White with a print dimension of 11 x 14 inches maximum.

  • Basic: Color or Black and White with a print dimension of 8 x 10 inches maximum.

  • Participants will be able to pick up their prints after the exhibit has ended.

  • Entries will be judged by qualified professional photographers prior to the hanging of the show.

  • Attendants will be present during most of the time the exhibit is open; however, the SC Festival of Flowers will not be responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen work.

  • No prior SC Festival of Flowers winning entries will be accepted.

  • Contestants may enter one category, Advanced or Basic.

  • Contestants may win in only one category.

  • Deadline for entry: Friday, May 31, 2019 by 4:00 p.m.

First Place Winners in each category will be asked for a high-resolution digital copy of their winning image to be used in promotional materials and events associated with the SC Festival of Flowers and/or the Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce.  The first place award in each category is a purchase award by the Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce. Winning entries for these awards will not be returned to the photographer and become the property of the SC Festival of Flowers and the Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce.

Terms for Disqualification:
Entries will be disqualified according to the following stipulations below.
Entries that are disqualified will not be judged or displayed. All disqualified entries may be picked up at the Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce after June 10, 2019.
Decisions to disqualify entries are the sole discretion of the Photo Exhibit Chair and/or the SC Festival of Flowers Coordinator.

These terms are non-negotiable.

  • Photo reproduction of another creative medium which does or does not belong to you with intent to supplement that work as a photograph.

  • If the work does not meet the requirements as listed in this brochure. Any work that is interpreted as derogatory or offensive by the Photo Exhibit Chair or SC Festival of Flowers Coordinator.

  • Photographs that are computer generated/altered will be disqualified. No digitally manipulated, altered, collaged or computer generated photographs are allowed. Minimal editing in Photoshop is acceptable to include slight adjustments in exposure and cropping.

Judging

Technical Quality (25%)
Aesthetic Composition (25%)
Creative Vision (25%)
Emotional Impact (25%)

The greatest cumulative judging score will be deemed the winner in that category. Prints that score equally will be reevaluated by the judges with the tie being broken by total cumulative score.

PICK UP:
Entries may be picked up after the exhibit:
Tuesday - Friday
June 10 - 15, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce
110 Phoenix Street (Behind Wells Fargo)
Greenwood, SC

Return Prints:
If you would like  to  have your prints mailed back to  you, please include packaging  for your print(s) along with $7 each for shipping and handling costs.

 

Disclaimer: If submitted prints are not claimed within 30 days of the first pick up day, the print becomes property of the SC Festival of Flowers.

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Juried Arts & Crafts Show
Jun
7
to Jun 8

Juried Arts & Crafts Show

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Due to the RAIN FORECAST:
The Juried Arts & Crafts Show along with The Butterfly Encounter, Kidfest and Photography Exhibit will be at the James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College
620 North Emerald Road
Greenwood, SC.

Join us for one of the most popular and exceptional shows in the Southeast!

FREE Admission!
Food and concessions available by

Arts & Crafts Show
Friday, June 7
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

5:30 - 7:30 PM
Then Blooming Uptown Live Concert with the Eloveation starts at 5:30!  Shop till you drop then dance the evening away.

Arts & Crafts Show
Saturday, June 8
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Kidfest is a free event bringing kids of ALL ages to Uptown Greenwood

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Jewelry

Wood & Home Craft

Sensory, Candles, & Lotions

Metal, Home, & Garden

You’ll be amazed at the incredible handmade and creative works, so get ready to shop!

The event features original work from talented artists and crafts people from all over the Southeast. All juried exhibitors’ work has been handmade by the exhibitors and must be their own original design and creation.

See the creative process in action with several of our exhibitors demonstrating their craft in their booths. Something for every taste and budget with items from the most contemporary to the most traditional.

Join us in Uptown Greenwood at the Uptown Market with close to 6,000 square-feet of space.

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Butterfly Encounter (NEW!)
Jun
7
to Jun 8

Butterfly Encounter (NEW!)

  • Piedmont Technical College - James Medford Family Event Center (map)
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Due to the RAIN FORECAST:
The Butterfly Encounter along with Kidfest, Juried Arts & Crafts Show and Photography Exhibit will be at the James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College.
620 North Emerald Road, Greenwood, SC

Come Experience The Butterfly Encounter!

Feed” and enjoy six different butterfly species - hundreds flying around.

The Butterfly Encounter is not only an interactive, walk-through exhibit but it also provides educational demonstrations. You and your family will get to see the lifecycle of a butterfly from egg to adult. You’ll also learn how to fix a broken wing.

Friday, June 7
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 8
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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Exhibit Grand Opening : A Family Affair- a Century of Publishing a Family Newspaper
Jun
6
5:30 PM17:30

Exhibit Grand Opening : A Family Affair- a Century of Publishing a Family Newspaper

Grand Opening Reception of Index Journal Exhibit: A Celebration of 100 years.

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All are invited!

Celebrate the opening of the Index Journal Newspaper’s 100 Year Celebration, a historical exhibit in partnership with SC Festival of Flowers. The Museum welcomes you to this special anniversary exhibit.  . In all of South Carolina there are 16 daily newspapers. The Index-Journal is one of three that are still family-owned, and has been since it was founded on February 6, 1919.

This event will feature light refreshments and is FREE for the public. 

So come visit the Museum and explore the Index Journal’s rich history and fond memories. 

The Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..

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Ladies Luncheon, "In a Southern State of Mind"
Jun
4
11:00 AM11:00

Ladies Luncheon, "In a Southern State of Mind"

Join us for one of the most anticipated events of the SC Festival of Flowers!

Step into “A Southern State of Mind” while you indulge yourself with southern hors d'oeuvres and a mimosa cash bar. Come adorned in your classic hats and fascinators for our unique hat contest. Get dolled up at the complimentary Belk Lip-Bar and enjoy a fashion show. Most importantly, sit back, and enjoy the entertainment provided the hilarious ladies of Cafe & Then Some, from Greenville, SC.

Featuring:
The Comedians and Southern Humorists “Cafe and Then Some,” from Greenville, SC

OR Call the Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce, 864-889-9314.

$35 per person or $325 for a reserved table of eight

Welcome reception begins at 11:00 a.m. with Mimosa, Wine and Champagne cash bar.

For more information to purchase your tickets contact:
Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce
110 Phoenix Ave.
Greenwood, SC 29649
864-889-9314

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May
30
to Jun 8

Juried Youth Art Show & Exhibit

Presented by the Arts Council of Greenwood County

The South Carolina Festival of Flowers Juried Youth Art Show was established in 2015 as a sanctioned event in coincidence with the festival, with funding attributed to an established endowment in the name of the late, Virginia Self.

The annual show will be on display in the Reception Hall at The Arts Center from May 30 - June 8, 2019 with an opening reception scheduled for Thursday, June 6 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. for all included entrants.

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OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Business Hours: Mon-Fri, 10 am - 5 pm Saturday, 10 am - 3 pm
For more information, contact Jennifer A. Smith, artscentergwd@gmail.com, 864.953.2462

Exhibit Reception & Awards: 
Thursday, June 6 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. with Awards Ceremony at 6:00 p.m.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC with refreshments provided.

ENTRY DEADLINE: MAY 17, 2019 - all works must be delivered to:
The Arts Center (120 Main Street)
NO LATER THAN THE ENTRY DEADLINE DATE.

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Junior Open Tennis Tournament
Jun
15
to Jun 17

Junior Open Tennis Tournament

Friday, June 15 thru Sunday, June 17
Greenwood Country Club

South Carolina Tournament Level 3 hosted by the Greenwood Country Club                  

Sanctioned: USTA, STA, SCTA
Awards:
Trophies to winners and runners up in all age divisions for boys and girls 10 through 18 in both singles and doubles. Many top-ranked junior tennis players throughout the state play in the SC Festival of Flowers championship matches.

The SC Festival of Flowers Junior Tournament has been around since 1981. This is a SC Level 3 Junior Tournament held at the Greenwood Country Club.  Last year we had 89 participants but have had as many as over 100 in the years past. 

We play at the Greenwood Country Club, Lander University and Gatewood Club during the weekend.  Each participant receives a player gift, lunch on Saturday, the use of the GCC swimming pool during tournament hours and lots of match play.

This tournament is for ages 10 - 18 years of age. The Tournament website to register is www.usta.com and go to the tournament link and input the Tournament ID #704113118.  Registration begins 4/17/18 and closes 6/13/18 at 5:00pm.  Tournament Dates are June 15 - 17, 2018.  We reserve Friday in case we need to begin play for the larger events, but play will not begin before 4pm (but usually around 5:30pm).  Saturday we begin play at 8:30 AM and Sunday play begins at 9:00 AM and is usually for those involved in the Final Rounds.  Occasionally, we may have to play more than the Final Rounds depending on what the weather did for us throughout the weekend.

For any questions please call the Greenwood Country Club Tennis Pro Shop at 864-942-8863 or email gcctennis@greenwoodcountryclub.com 

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*Monday, June 19 will be used for rain day*

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Greenwood Historic Churches Tour
Jun
3
1:30 PM13:30

Greenwood Historic Churches Tour

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Discover Greenwood's most beautiful and historical churches.

Sunday
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Absolutely Free!

The tour of historic churches in and around Greenwood is back! Churches on this year's tour are rich in history. One building dates back to 1860, another to 1890. You'll find a hand crafted wooden Communion Table in the shape of the cross which is the only one of its kind in South Carolina. You will see how stained glass windows tell stories from the Bible in unique ways. The craftsmanship in many of the sanctuaries and facilities is tremendous and adds uniqueness to each church. What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon! 

Mountain Creek Baptist Church
108 Mountain Creek Road
Kirksey Community
Mountain Creek Baptist Church was established in 1798 and still occupies the third building
which was built in the 1890's. There have been only minor changes to the sanctuary in the past 150 years, and everyone who sees it for the first time are in awe of the feeling of simplicity and reverence.

Tranquil United Methodist Church
1702 McCormick Highway
Greenwood
Tranquil United Methodist Church was begun about 1820, under a brush arbor.  The first structure was a plain log house replaced later by a frame structure.  The present sanctuary was build in 1971. Tranquil has been called the birthplace of Greenwood Methodism.  We are known for our flags.  On patriotic holidays our drive is lined with over a hundred large American flags.  Our goal through the years has been to share the peace and love of Christ.

Rock Presbyterian Church
122 Rock Church Rd NW
Greenwood
First known as Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church, Rock Presbyterian Church as we know it today, was formed by missionary ministers from the Synod of New York and Philadelphia in 1770. Rock Presbyterian is known as the “Mother of Churches” as it had help start and organize churches in Ninety Six, Greenwood (First Presbyterian), Cokesbury and Coronaca. On the present grounds, the first house of worship was built of logs and used a broad flat- rock as a foundation and floor. This log church was replaced by a larger clapboard sided structure in 1815 and served as the sanctuary and classrooms until it tragically burned to the ground in 1959. Services were held in the old Quarry School, acquired earlier, until the present sanctuary was dedicated in 1959.

Ninety Six Presbyterian Church
120 Cambridge St North
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There have been three Ninety Six Presbyterian Churches in Ninety Six, dating back to 1774. The present church, the third location, was built in 1860 as a frame building. Following a tornado in 1944, with much structural damage, the building was repaired and brick veneer added.

First Baptist Church
722 Grace Street
Greenwood
The sanctuary of Greenwood First Baptist Church is noteable for both its beauty and its thoughtful design. The focal point of the sanctuary is clearly the large cross which hangs over the divided chancel. The gallery (balcony) features a smaller but more ornate Celtic cross, insuring that worshippers can see the cross from anywhere in the sanctuary. The hand-crafted wooden Communion Table, also in the shape of the cross, is the only one of its kind in South Carolina.

First Presbyterian Church
108 W Cambridge Ave
Greenwood
First Presbyterian Church first met in the Presbyterian High School Building in Greenwood in 1850. As the population grew in Greenwood, the congregation did as well. In 1899 the building now used as a fellowship hall was build, followed by the education wing in 1924. A tour of these buildings on the same floor would show the original stained glass windows, Wood ceiling and intricate woodwork.

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Main Street United Methodist Church
211 Main St North
GreenwoodThe year 2018 is a significant year in the history of Main Street United Methodist Church
because it will celebrate the 100th year of worshiping in its Sanctuary. The first worship service was held on November 16, 1918. The celebration will take place November 11th with Bishop Jonathan Holstein conducting the service in the format of the original service.

Founded in 1858, this historic church saw several different early structures before building its current Sanctuary with its huge stained glass window of Jesus questioning the Rabbis in the Jerusalem Temple when he was 12.

Connie Maxwell Baptist Church
215 Terrell Smith Ave
Greenwood    
The original frame structure used for a church on the campus of Connie Maxwell Children’s Home was built in 1893 to primarily house the Connie Maxwell School. After the 1962 decision of the Board of Trustees to relocate the church building, groundbreaking exercises were held October 11, 1964. The cornerstone was laid July 11, 1965. The first service was held on May 22, 1966, the 74th anniversary of Connie Maxwell Children’s Home. The ten  nave faceted stained glass windows, the highlight of the current church’s beauty, are a gift of the alumni.

The Church of the Resurrection Episcopal
700 Main St South
Greenwood
Our church was built in 1935 and is the third church building used by Resurrection in Greenwood. It was designed by noted Greenwood architect James Hemphill, who designed homes, schools, and other public buildings across the Carolinas. He used the Church of the Cross in Stateburg as his inspiration. The church is a simple neo-Gothic structure with thick masonry walls and hammer beam trusses. It seats 180 persons. The newest improvement to it is a Marshall and Ogletree digital organ. The parish has about 450 members and lively ministry.  

 

 
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Jazz Brunch and Tour, The Railroad Historical Center
Jun
3
11:00 AM11:00

Jazz Brunch and Tour, The Railroad Historical Center

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Join us for this New Orleans Style Jazz Brunch at The Railroad Historical Center.

We will be serving a delicious brunch in a historic 1924 dining car with Jazz music from an era gone by playing, what could be finer? Enjoy a complimentary Mimosa too!

Live music by:
Steve G and the Juniors
Buffet Brunch by:
Old Main Catering
Tickets: $50
Proceeds go to the Railroad Historical Center.

Tour the seven historic train cars, stroll through the beautiful gardens and enjoy the newly completed deck. We even have a new lift for easy access to the train cars.

For tickets and more information, call (864) 229-7093.

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Jun
2
11:00 AM11:00

Music at the Market

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FREE to PUBLIC

There is no better place to enjoy an outdoor concert and fantastic music by seasoned musicians than at our Uptown Market.

Delight in strolling the Arts & Crafts Show at the Uptown Market where you'll here the Lakelands best acoustic talents brought to you by Ashby Stokes & Friends.

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Friday, June 1
Ashby Stokes, 12:00 Noon – 2:00 p .m.
Kellar Ridgeway, 2:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 2
Becky Greene, 12:00 Noon – 2 p.m.
RG & Stan, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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National Pollinator Week Celebration - Topiary & Pollinator Garden Tour
Jun
29
6:00 PM18:00

National Pollinator Week Celebration - Topiary & Pollinator Garden Tour

  • Main St. & Court Ave. by Velux Panels & Fountain (map)
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The National Pollinator Week Celebration event has been RESCHEDULED to:

Thursday, June 29 at 6:00 p.m. 

National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them. Join us in celebrating National Pollinator Week with a special event on Thursday, June 29 at 6:00 pm at the Velux Panels near the Water Fountain at Court Ave. and Main St.

Brochures, pollinator seeds donated from Park Seed, and a Pollinator Plant list will be available to attendees.  Participants will also get to tour several of the City of Greenwood’s Pollinator gardens and topiaries.

Bee City USA fosters ongoing dialogue in urban areas to raise awareness of the role pollinators play in our communities and what each of us can do to provide them with healthy habitat.


The Bee City USA program endorses a set of commitments, defined in a resolution, for creating sustainable habitats for pollinators, which are vital to feeding the planet. Communities that participate are provided numerous benefits, including improving local food production and addressing pest control issues less toxically.


ncorporated cities, towns, counties and communities across America are invited to make these commitments and become certified as a Bee City USA affiliate. For more information refer to www.beecityusa.org.

Hosted by:
Lakelands Beekeepers Association & Greenwood In Bloom

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