Meet Susan Smallwood; the First Woman of Color to Host Polo Events in the USA! and now the DMV!

Written by staff writer at Blog Events Now

You don’t come across a Polo event every day, let alone one organized and spearheaded by a woman of color at some of the most prestigious venues across the United States. With her upbeat, bubbly personality, Susan Smallwood —the founder of Grandiosity Events—has been breaking all the stereotypes about what a traditional Polo event curator looks like, along with the demographic of attendees that patronize her events.

Smallwood is best known for her Annual Cigars & Guitars Polo & Jazz event, held at the Congressional Polo Club in Poolesville, Maryland, right outside of Potomac. The Congressional Polo Club is the premier polo destination for Grandiosity Events.


Founded in 2015 by Ms. Smallwood, Grandiosity Events is a luxury event company that focuses on branding high-end products through public relations, philanthropy, and special events. Our mission is to provide high-quality, customized, luxury events for the discerning client in extraordinary, luxurious locations around the world.

Aside from their Annual Cigars & Guitars Polo & Jazz event, Grandiosity curates a unique and spooky outdoor Halloween Polo Costume party. This isn’t just any costume party; it’s a creative Halloween bash that both children and adults love. The night includes trick-or-treating, spooky decorations, devilish desserts, creepy sweets, and ghoulish drinks.


When you add a Halloween game, a few Halloween crafts, and even a costume competition suitable for all ages, you can guarantee that the fun times will roll. If you’re up for it, be sure to stay in the loop for Grandiosity’s 2021 Halloween bash.

Due to the Covid-19 mandates and a few rain showers, we made some minor adjustments to the event this year.

What should you expect at next year’s Polo Halloween Costume party?

  • An entertaining day of family fun
  • Polo players in festive Halloween costumes
  • A GRAND tailgate polo event
  • Tables, benches, and gorgeous Halloween décor
  • Barbecue, snacks, and drinks

Life is one huge event … celebrate it and get read for the 5th Annual Polo & Jazz, Celebrity Charity Benefit.

To stay in touch with Grandiosity’s upcoming events, you can connect with them below: Instagram @


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