Frolic at the Festiva
Since 1968, Greenwood has hosted the popular attraction known as the annual South Carolina Festival of Flowers, a summer festival that brings together the community through blossoms and performances. The Festival of Flowers includes jazz concerts, Cessna flights for children, food and drink, a showcase for cars, a dog show, and even a medical symposium. The Festival of Flowers draws volunteers and participants from across the region, and focuses on education and strives to empower the community through horticulture knowledge. This economically and ecologically sustainable festival is a huge economic catalyst for the Greenwood community, and brings the residents of Greenwood together to celebrate as one.
Take in a Play at The
With beautiful architecture and an abundance of comfortable seating, the Greenwood Community Theater is a non-profit performing arts organization located in the Emerald Triangle Cultural Arts District of the city. Although the Greenwood Community Theater official opened in 1954 as the Greenwood Little Theater, this thespian arena reopened in 2007 after a 1.2 million dollar renovation and now hosts a plethora of show types. Musical theater, comedy, dramas, classic films, indie films, musical concerts, and plays are all a part of the Greenwood Community Theater’s scope of production. Additionally, the Greenwood Community Theater hosts a variety of children’s plays and musicals, workshops, and summer camps.
Go to the Head of the
Steeped in history and offering multiple majors, Lander University is a public university founded by Methodist clergyman Samuel Lander in 1872 as Williamston Female College in Williamston. In 1904, the College moved to Greenwood and was renamed Lander College in honor of Samuel Lander who died the same year. In 1973, Lander College became a public university supported by the state of South Carolina. Lander University currently sits on 123 acres in Greenwood and has approximately 3,000 students in attendance year-round. Diversity and small class sizes are just a few of the aspects students experience during their education at Lander University, as well as friendships, education, and networking opportunities that keep providing value even after leaving the school's hallowed halls.