An event you don’t want to miss and a “blooming good time!”, the 46th Annual South Carolina Festival of Flowers in Greenwood will begin on June 1 and run through June 23, with a full schedule of events for all ages.

The Festival is family friendly, with 36 events and plenty of flowers, entertainment, and sports. One floral highlight is the topiary display tour through Uptown Greenwood. This unusual “safari” includes a 14-foot giraffe, an elephant, and a gorilla. The first weekend, June 1 and 2, will feature a horse show, with Western classes on Saturday and English classes on Sunday.

If you like the performing arts, on June 11, the Greenwood Festival Chorale performs at the Josephine B. Abney Auditorium. The show will feature music from three music legends: Mendelssohn, Mozart, and McCartney. Yes, Paul McCartney. From June 13 through June 23, Greenwood Community Theatre will present Oliver! The Musical. Based on the Charles Dickens novel, the musical brings the characters to life with plenty of music and dancing.

For the kids, the Festival offers Farm to Fork for Kids, which teaches how to prepare fresh produce. The 2nd Annual Kids’ Kick-Off promises unlimited fun and features face painting, mask design, and a community project: a monster mural. This year, Kidfest will host Wildlife Wonders’ “Animals around the World,” with a macaw, a bearcat, and a 12-foot python.

If your family likes sports, you can participate in two golf tournaments, June 8–9 (juniors) and June 22–23. A 5K run and 1 mile fun run and walk takes place on June 22. The Bee Buzzin™ Bike Tour is the final event of the Festival and takes riders on a metric century and 25-mile loop scenic tour through Greenwood County.

Tickets are on sale now at the Arts & Visitors Center in the Federal Building in Greenwood. The address is 120 Main Street in Uptown Greenwood. You can also purchase a ticket for the SC Festival of Flowers Annual Ladies Luncheon, to be held on June 14 at the Greenwood Country Club.

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