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 46 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.

Topiaries, Maintenance and Landscaping provided by: City of Greenwood & City Public Works Department Topiary/ School Coordinators and Delivery:  Johnathan Graves, Renea Sprowl,  Ann Barklow, Sarah Bradley, Clint Price, Gene Yarochowicz, and Tracy Anderson. 

Special Thanks: Director of Greenwood Public Works; Billy Allen, CPW, City of Greenwood Public Works Staff: Chase Rushton, Michael Smith, Joey Jamros, Buddy Hastings, Willie Graham, Clay Stevenson, Erek Leary, Jerry Walker, Chris Lewis, Len Bryan, Wayne Starnes, Jeff Smallwood, and James Moore. City of Greenwood Greenhouse Staff:  Renea Sprowl, Gene Yarochowicz, Clint Price, Sarah Bradley, Tracy Anderson, and Ann Barklow, Greenwood County, Lakelands Master Gardeners, and our local Schools. A very special thank you goes to topiary artist, Nancy Collin and her husband Everett for their thousands of volunteer labor with the topiaries for 2017

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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!

Always a good time for everyone who attends, the SC Festival of Flowers Ladies luncheon offers great food, awesome door prizes and a fun setting with your friends and acquaintances. 

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

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

$30 per person or $240 for a table of eight

Welcome cash bar reception and exhibitor showcase begins at 11:00 a.m. with Mimosas, Wine and Champagne. Fantastic door prizes too! 

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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Juried Art Show & Exhibit
Jun
6
to Jun 29

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 am - 5 pm / Sat., 10 am - 3 pm

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

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

June 6- 29 | EXHIBITION DURATION
June 8 | OPENING RECEPTION + AWARDS CEREMONY @ 5:00-7:00 pm

Awards
$1,000 | Best of Show
$400 | Best of 3-D
$500 | 2nd Place
$300 | 3rd Place
$100 | Merit Awards (3) 
$100 | Arts Center Merit Award

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

Presented by the Arts Council of Greenwood County, join us for the Youth & Juried Artists’ exhibit reception. Awards will be presented at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is invited and admission is free!

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Museum Reception:  The Index Journal's 100 Year Celebration
Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

Museum Reception: The Index Journal's 100 Year Celebration

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. 

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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Jun
7
to Jun 8

Self Regional Healthcare Medical Symposium

The Self Regional Healthcare Medical Symposium attracts physicians from throughout the state and provides them with the most current information on a wide variety of Primary Care Medical topics. 

Self Regional Healthcare is pleased to offer clinical education to primary care physicians and allied health professionals during the town wide 51st Annual Festival of Flowers. The Symposium is designed to educate and promote improved patient outcomes in a broad range of therapeutic areas commonly encountered in the busy primary care practice. Content will be presented in a very practical, patient focused manner relevant to specific primary care settings and challenges. Areas to be covered this year include: Women's Health, Practice Management, Pediatrics, Sports Medicine, Genetics, Behavioral Health, New Drug Update, Opioid Crisis in South Carolina and many more!

For further information on the Festival of Flowers Medical Symposium, please contact Glenda K. Long at 864-725-4724 or e-mail glenda.long@selfregional.org 

Friday, June 1
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Saturday, June 2
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Chairman:

S. Lindsey Clarke, M.D.

Director of Continuing Medical Education

Self Regional Healthcare

Program Coordinator:

Glenda K. Long

Continuing Medical Education Coordinator

Self Regional Healthcare

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Arts & Crafts Show
Jun
7
to Jun 8

Arts & Crafts Show

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

5:30 PM- 7:30 PM
Topiaries & Tastings Wine Walk starts at 5:30 p.m. Make sure you get your tickets early.

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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Jun
7
to Jun 8

Photography Exhibit & Contest

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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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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
Evening: 7:30 PM
Saturday Matinees: 2:00 PM

Tickets: 
Adults $25, Seniors/Military $22, Students and Children $15
Call the box office at 864-229-5704 or visit Greenwood Community Theatre

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

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Blooming Uptown Live Concert with ELovation Band
Jun
7
5:30 PM17:30

Blooming Uptown Live Concert with ELovation 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.

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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Friday, June 7th
5:30 p.m. 
Free Admission

 

 

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

5K Run & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

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

Saturday, June 8, 2019 

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

5k Certified Course: Capsugel 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:

$25/5K; $25/1-Mile Fun Run/Walk if received by June 1, 2019 online or by mail.

$30, June 6 & 7 – pay with cash or check ONLY at the Greenwood Chamber, 110 Phoenix St, Greenwood, SC 29646.

$30, June 8 (day of event) - pay on site at the Jeff May Complex

T-shirts guaranteed to all pre-registrants thru May 29th, 2019.

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Kidfest 2019
Jun
8
9:00 AM09:00

Kidfest 2019

Exciting Performances and Entertainment the whole family can enjoy!

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Bring the whole family to Kidfest1  

Wildlife Geeks

Enjoy the Wildlife Geeks, Chuck Alberding, will be 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. Kidfest will also include karate demonstrations, dance performances, activities, exhibits, face painting plus the Uptown Market Splash pad for your kids to enjoy.

Schedule of Entertainment - TBA

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

48th Annual Auto Show Presented by Emerald City AACA

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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Garden Tours
Jun
8
to Jun 9

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!

The Barklow Wildlife Habitat
110 Ferry Cove Rd
Ann Barklow, Horticulturist for the City of Greenwood along with the assistance of the Lakelands Master Gardeners presents to visitors this garden as a landscape filled with nature.

The garden was originally designed in 2016 by Ann as a Teaching Garden to help homeowners learn how they can provide for nature. This colorful and functional garden incorporates edibles and herbs along with native plants and flowers rich in pollen and nectar from spring through fall and is alive with pollinators including birds, bees, moths, beneficial insects, and butterflies.. 

The landscape is certified with the National Wildlife Federation as a backyard wildlife habitat and with the Xerces Society as a Pollinator Habitat along with Monarch Watch as a Monarch Waystation. Clemson University has also certified this landscape as a Carolina Yard. Ann has a Nesting Box for native bees which provides a hotel for Leaf Cutter and Mason Bees which in turn increases her food production and blooms. 

The back yard has a 25 raised bed vegetable garden bursting with produce as a result of the pollinators she supports. Her philosophy is “Build it and they will come.” Don’t miss this garden and meet some of the smallest yet important residents of our community. 

Park Seed and Ann work together to bring pollinator information on their website blog and film "you tube" videos at her home about useful garden products and pollinators.

Booths include a Monarch Raising Station, and the Lakelands Master Gardeners. Trained Master Gardener Guides will be present to help you with questions.

City of Greenwood Garden
510 West Cambridge Avenue
The idea for a City Garden was originated and developed by the Men’s Garden Club. The land was donated by Greenwood Mills to the City of Greenwood and adopted by the Men’s Garden Club in 1989. The addition of the gazebo, two bridges with hand rails, and two park benches began in 1991. In 1994, a tea-rose garden (made possible by Wayside Gardens) was installed followed by several trees and a large trellis covered with climbing roses.

Although the Men’s Garden Club has since dissolved, several former members and friends of the garden came together as the City Garden Club in 2013 with the singular mission of restoring the garden to its former beauty and building a base of volunteers for its continued maintenance. This year the garden will feature a completely renovated Rose garden and Children’s garden thanks to the support of a wide range of individuals, companies, non-profits, garden clubs and the City of Greenwood. The perennial beds have been “adopted” by individuals and garden clubs who do all the work to maintain their beauty.

One of Greenwood’s most beautiful public places it is often used for such events as weddings, picnics, reunions, photo shoots, and as an attraction for visitors to the Festival of Flowers. This horticultural display provides beauty from early spring through late autumn while educating and entertaining the public.

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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:

  • Allura Bella Boutique

  • David Lindsey Clothier

  • Fig

  • Flynn’s On Maxwell Uptown Wine & Beer

  • Lidl Food/Beverage Truck Exhibit

  • Main & Maxwell

  • Main Street Market

  • Museum

  • Senior Helpers

  • South Point Financial Services

  • Spa On Maxwell

  • Stoddard Funderburk Law Firm, LLC

  • Sugar Boutique

  • Sweet Teas Children's Boutique

  • Think Tank on Main

  • Voila Bridal and Formal

  • Wades on Waller

  • Weichert Realtors - Bradshaw Group

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: Uptown Market 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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Jun
9
1:00 PM13:00

Cokesbury College Tour & Ice Cream Social

The Cokesbury College Historical & Recreational Commission, will provide tours of Cokesbury College from 1:00 a.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.

Historic Cokesbury College
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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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

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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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Bee Buzzin' Bike Tour
Jun
22
8:00 AM08:00

Bee Buzzin' Bike Tour

Join us for one of the most popular summer events in South Carolina - our Bee Buzzin' Bike Tour 2019!

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$40 after June 13 to the day of ride

T-shirts and lunch at Uptown Market guaranteed to pre-registrants only.

Registration and Packet pick-up the morning of the event starting at 7 AM.

ROUTE: This ride takes you through the scenic roads of Greenwood County. Rain or shine, the ride is flat to rolling hills. There will be a 55 mile, 30 mile and 20 mile loop. SAG Support provided.

Your ride ends with lunch and beverages at Uptown Market in Uptown Greenwood.

MAPS & CUE SHEETS

55 Mile Loop Map

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30 Mile Loop Map

30 Mile Loop Cue Sheet

20 Mile Loop Map

20 Mile Cue Sheet

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Modeling Last Year's T-shirt: Our hardworking Interns: Austin Hough and Brayden Stevens.

Modeling Last Year's T-shirt: Our hardworking Interns: Austin Hough and Brayden Stevens.

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

Men's Invitational 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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Musical Salute to America by the 246 Army Band
Jun
26
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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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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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
Ninety Six    
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.

Railroad Center Dining Car
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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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Jun
6
to Jun 11

The Flotilla Winners

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Congratulations to our 2017 Flotilla Boat Winners!

Overall Winner

Boat 6 - Grand Harbor Homeowners Association

In the Business Category

1st Place Winner
Boat 4 - Susan Long Realty
2nd Place
Boat 2 - The Bradshaw Group

Homeowners Category

Winner
Boat 6 - Grand Harbor Homeowners Association

Individual Category

1st Place Winner
Boat 1 - Joe Chabra / Kazmarski Family
2nd Place
Boat 5 - Becky McIntosh

People’s Choice

Boat 1 - Joe Chabra / Kazmarski Family

 

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Jun
4
1:00 PM13:00

Little Miss & Wee Little Miss Contest - Flotilla on Lake Greenwood

Enter Today!

Little Miss & Wee Little Miss Flotilla Contests

 

2017 Little Miss Flotilla, 6 - 10 years old
2017 Wee Little Miss Flotilla, 2 - 5 years old  
2:00 p.m.
Registration
1:00 p.m.

Bringing back this popular event to Celebrate our 50th Anniversary.

Bringing back this popular event to Celebrate our 50th Anniversary.

An Event of the SC Festival of Flowers Flotilla on Lake Greenwood

Sunday, June 4, 2017
1:30 p.m - 5:00 p.m. 

Fellowship Camp & Conference Center
457 Camp Fellowship Road
Waterloo, SC

Music by Greenwood’s very own:
The Bonnie Situation

SUMBIT YOUR CHILD'S ENTRY TODAY!

Contestant Information:

  • 2017 Little Miss Flotilla, 6 - 10 years old
  • 2017 Wee Little Miss Flotilla, 2 - 5 years old  
  • All registrants will receive a # at registration.
  • There will be a 1st and 2nd place in each division.
  • Winners will receive a sash in recognition of their achievement.
  • All participants (who do not place) will receive a rose for entering.
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Dinosaur Discovery Exhibit
Jun
4
10:00 AM10:00

Dinosaur Discovery Exhibit

A Prehistoric Journey Where Dinosaurs Ruled!

The Museum is thrilled very excited about our summer exhibit this year, Dinosaur Discovery. It comes to us from the Virginia Museum of Natural History, and includes a life-size Triceratops, a large digging pit that kids can actually dig up fossils in, and an extensive maze that explores the habitats of dinosaurs. 

Come visit us and step back in time on our second floor of The Museum. Lots of wonder for both kids and adults!  

Admission is free.

The Museum is open to the public
Wednesdays – Saturdays
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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The Beach Dance
Jun
3
8:00 PM20:00

The Beach Dance

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Returning to our 50th Celebration...the Beach Dance!

Featuring the awesome sounds of the Swingin' Medallions Reunion Band.

Doors Open at 6:45 p.m. 
Free Shag Lessons starting at 7:00 p.m. 
Shag Contest too!

Tickets are:
VIP Table: $400
Table of 8: $250
Individual Ticket: $35
You must be at least 21 years of age.
Cash Bar Only | No Coolers 

Call the Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce for tickets, 864-223-8431 or email: info@scFestivalofFlowers.org

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Kidfest 2017
Jun
3
9:00 AM09:00

Kidfest 2017

Get ready for a wildly entertaining show, "Dakota and Friends!" 

Join us for a WILD, unique and educational experience with our featured performer, “Dakota and Friends,” the ultimate dinosaur entertainer with six different dinosaurs, exploding volcanoes, natural habitats for the dinosaurs and much more!

Dakota and Friends is a dinosaur roadshow with a mission! Our mission is to get our dinosaurs to any and all the kids who want to see them. We have realistic Dinosaurs that we use for entertainment and education.

We also offer unique Dinosaur programs that can bring out the curiosity in any child of any age. From a Hatching Baby Dinosaur to a dinosaur that can dance, to a T. Res Head big enough to swallow you whole.

In addition, this year's Kidfest will feature games, interactive activities, emergency vehicles, face painting, plus the splash pad for kids to play in, and many different performances for everyone to enjoy.

9:00 a.m. - 12 Noon, Saturday, June 3

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