Upcoming Events

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Sep 3 , 2015

Darlington Car Hauler Parade

11th Annual Parade & Festival

The Darlington Car Hauler Parade & Festival presented by OneMain Financial returns on September 3rd to the Florence Civic Center!

The fun ignites at 4pm at the Florence Race Festival, featuring entertainment and live music.  Kids play all afternoon for FREE on the KidsZone inflatable rides, games, bounce houses and bungee jump. Plus see special attractions like a fire breather, juggler, show cars, video GameTruck, and a special appearance by Darth Vader’s 501st Legion.

Come hungry and enjoy the refreshments plus foods served by Julia Belle's with proceeds to benefit Camp Pee Dee Pride.

Fans can bid at the exciting silent auction full of great NASCAR items and race memorabilia. Perhaps the most exhilarating items up for bid will be the chance to ride in a NASCAR big-rig through the parade!

The main attraction, however, are the plentiful NASCAR transporters. Fans can make their way through a sea of NASCAR transporters, and take pictures with their favorite team's hauler and driver.

At 7 pm, the parade of NASCAR haulers leave the Florence Civic Center and make the 12-mile drive to Darlington RaceFest on the Darlington Square, where there will be added entertainment, food, and fireworks. The transporters will continue through Darlington until they reach Darlington Raceway where they can begin preparation for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 race.

Find out more at darlingtoncarhaulerparade.com

  • Sep 3 , 2015

  • Parking Lot

  • Free Admission

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Sep 6 , 2015

Shuttle Service to NASCAR Bojangles Southern 500

Need a ride to the Darlington Race?

Need a ride to the Darlington Race? You are in luck!

Motorcoach buses are providing pick-up and drop-off services for the 2015 Bojangles’ Southern 500 Race.

The Sunshine Express motorcoach will pick-up from the Florence Civic Center from 2pm-6pm every hour to provide transportation to the Darlington Raceway.

From the Florence Civic Center:

  • Sunshine Express
  • Sunday, September 6th
  • Pick-up times are 2-6pm every hour
  • 3300 West Radio Drive

Click HERE to see other pick-up locations.

  • Sep 6 , 2015

  • Parking Lot

  • Rides are $25 round trip. For more information or to pre-purchase your passes, call 866.459.7223 or visit darlingtonraceway.com.

THUMB 100x80 Meeting
Sep 9 - 10 , 2015

Southern Exposure Meeting

Southern Exposure 2015: Recovery Tabletop Exercise

Private Event

  • Sep 9 - 10 , 2015

  • Ballroom & Meeting Rooms

THUMB 100x80 Banquet and Catering
Sep 12 , 2015

Crescent Temple #148

Private Event

  • Sep 12 , 2015

  • Ballroom

Gun Show THUMB
Sep 19 - 20 , 2015

Gun Show

MKshows, promoters of Quality Shows for Shooters and Collectors, presents the Florence SC Gun Show coming to the Florence Civic Center.

Browse through an expansive selection of firearms, related equipment and collectors items. An abundance of private, pawn and retailer vendors will be onsite and offering a variety of products.

MKshows goal has always been the production of safe, high quality shows with a family friendly atmosphere offering a wide variety of firearms and related equipment for shooters, collectors, Civil War & Military enthusiasts.

Saturday - 9am to 5pm
Sunday - 10am to 4pm

  • Sep 19 - 20 , 2015

  • Ballroom & Meeting Rooms

  • Admission is $8.00. Children 12 and under admitted free

  • Tickets sold at the door on day of event.

    Please Note:
    NO LOADED FIREARMS ALLOWED IN OUR SHOWS! This means guns on display, guns for sale and PERSONAL CARRY GUNS! If you carry a personal firearm, unload it before you enter the building and only re-load it after you exit the building. If you are caught with a loaded firearm in our show, you will immediately be escorted from the show, your table packed up and you will be banned from all future shows. Depending on the circumstances, you may also face criminal charges. CONCEALED CARRY PERMITS ARE NOT VALID AT OUR SHOWS!

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Sep 23 , 2015

Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast

The Chamber Legislative Breakfast will feature presentations from area legislative leaders on regulatory and government policies affecting small and minority businesses. This is an opportunity to meet and network with state and local legislators.

Breakfast begins at 7:30 AM
Program begins at 8:00 AM

For more information visit flochamber.com

  • Sep 23 , 2015

  • Ballroom

  • Price: $10 general public, free for elected officials

  • Register online at flochamber.com or mail your reservation with payment to:
    Florence Chamber of Commerce ∙ PO Box 948 ∙ Florence SC, 29503

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Sep 26 , 2015

Ravenell-Robinson Wedding & Reception

Private Event

  • Sep 26 , 2015

  • Ballroom

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Sep 26 , 2015

Nephew Tommy and Friends

I Got People Inside My Head Tour

Comedian, actor and radio personality Thomas Miles, AKA “Nephew Tommy” is bringing his hilarious worldwide comic & entertainment performance “I Got People Inside My Head” Comedy Tour to Florence, South Carolina!

Comedian and radio personality Thomas “Nephew Tommy” Miles is best known for his role as the co-host of the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show. His on-air prank calls, cast of colorful characters and zany humor have earned him a loyal following with the show’s 8 million daily listeners. He has served as the exclusive opening act on the Luther Vandross tour, and for the past four years Nephew Tommy has been the exclusive Mainstage host for the Essence Festival in New Orleans, which draws more than 250,000 fans and features acts such as Beyonce, Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Usher, and Kanye West.

He continues to keep the crowds laughing as he tours nationally to sold-out crowds across the country. Don’t miss Thomas Miles AKA “Nephew Tommy” & Friends LIVE at the Florence Civic Center!

  • Sep 26 , 2015

  • Arena

  • $35 & $45

  • Reserved seating tickets are $35.00 and $45.00.  -additional fees may apply

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Sep 27 - Dec 27 , 2015

Redemption Church

Watch Party Meetings

Redemption Church will host 'Watch Party Meetings' on the final Sunday of every month in preparation for the 2016 public service opening in January.

For more information about Redemption, visit myredemption.cc or call (843) 779-5528.

  • Sep 27 - Dec 27 , 2015

  • Meeting Rooms

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Oct 1 , 2015

2015 Annual Membership Luncheon

2015 Annual Membership Luncheon presented by the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce. This year's featured speaker is Senator Lindsey Graham. 

Registration opens at 11:45am and the program will begin at 12:00 noon.
The Business Person of the Year award will be presented.

For more information visit flochamber.com/events

  • Oct 1 , 2015

  • Ballroom

  • $30 member, $40 non-member, Reserved tables of 8 are available for $450

  • Register online at flochamber.com/events or mail your reservation with payment to:
    Florence Chamber of Commerce ∙ PO Box 948 ∙ Florence SC, 29503
    RSVP by Thursday, September 24th

    Please note that there will be a limited number of tables sold for this event. We encourage booking your tables early.

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Oct 1 , 2015

Erica Campbell and Friends

Special Guest Wess Morgan and more!

Erica Campbell is coming to Florence! On the heels of the number 1 debut of her album Help 2.0, Campbell announces the upcoming tour dates for her national tour, “Erica Campbell & Friends” and scheduled to perform in Florence, SC on October 1st.  The Florence stop features an incredible lineup of special guests including gospel superstar Wess Morgan, Florence SC's very own Stellar winner Kendra Smith, quartet stars The Christian Angels, Lady Nightingale, and hosted by the hilarious gospel comedian A-Train, along with co-host Apostle Veryl Howard.

It’s time to go to church Florence! 99 Wayz presents the largest night of prayer in the state with Grammy Award & Stellar Award winner Mrs. Erica Campbell plus gospel superstar Wess Morgan and many more!

  • Oct 1 , 2015

  • Arena

  • $27.50, $37.50 and $47.50

  • All tickets are for Reserved Seating: $27.50, $37.50, $47.50  -additional fees may apply

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Oct 2 , 2015

Rock My Soul Tour

Cancelled

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Rock My Soul Tour featuring the Fairfield Four and the McCrary Sisters has been cancelled. Ticket purchasers may return to their original point of purchase to receive a refund. We apologize for any inconveniences. 

  • Oct 2 , 2015

  • The Uptown Ballroom

THUMB 100x80 Party Celebrate Reunion
Oct 3 , 2015

Reggie & Mahanee's 40th Birthday Party

Private Event

  • Oct 3 , 2015

  • Pee Dee & Waccamaw Room

THUMB 100x80 Banquet and Catering
Oct 9 , 2015

Sweet Sixteen Pastoral Anniversary

Private Event

  • Oct 9 , 2015

  • Ballroom

THUMB 100x80 Party Celebrate Reunion
Oct 10 , 2015

Carolina Ball

On Sale TBA

Carolina Ball Fundraising Event

  • Oct 10 , 2015

  • Ballroom

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Oct 15 , 2015

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard

2 Living Legends Together in Concert!

Willie Nelson together in concert with Merle Haggard. Witness two living legends on one incredible night.  See the Red Headed Stranger AND The Hag, two of Country music’s most iconic performers ever.  Don’t miss Willie Nelson and Family and Merle Haggard together live on October 15th.

  • Oct 15 , 2015

  • Arena

  • $30, $45, $55

  • All tickets are for Reserved Seating: $30.00, $45.00, Floor $55.00 -additional fees may apply

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Oct 20 , 2015

Taste of Florence

Savor Tuesday's Flavor

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Savor Tuesday's Flavor on October 20, 2015 at the Florence Civic Center.

The Taste of Florence is a food festival in which Restaurant and Food Focused Business Participants will transform simple booth spaces into living, attractive, “mini restaurants”. They will offer/sell servings of selected entree/dessert items from their restaurant/food focused business menu to the guests and attendees of the event.

Find out more at tasteofflorence.org
Interested vendors, please visit the Exhibitor Link

  • Oct 20 , 2015

  • Full Facility

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Oct 29 , 2015

National Circus and Acrobats of China

Peking Dreams

Direct from Beijing, The National Circus and Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China visit Florence, South Carolina for their inspiring and jaw-dropping performance of Peking Dreams.

The amazing Chinese acrobats come to Florence for one day only with 2 electrifying performance times. Thrill to the daring exploits and theatrical harmony of this ancient art form dating back more than 2000 years. Fun for the whole family!

Experience a beyond belief spectacle of Chinese circus and acrobatics performed by China’s most revered circus artists! Marvel at the unparalleled grace, agility, flexibility, and athleticism displayed by these highly trained artists in various acts of juggling, contortion, and balance. Enhanced with traditional Chinese music, brightly colored costumes, and elaborate props, this exciting production is sure to be a hit with children and adults alike.

This production of Peking Dreams, the very same one they performed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, will leave audiences stunned as acrobats combine classic routines, like trapeze tricks and high-chair balances, feet juggling with umbrellas, bicycle stunts, grand martial arts and much more. Witness gravity-defying acts as acrobats soar and tumble through the air, pushing the boundaries of possibility and igniting awe. With over 40 countries visited and a catalog of awards and accolades earned, come witness the magic live for yourself in Florence!

Two Show Times:

  • 10:30am - Great for Schools, Groups & Bus Tours! Open to the public
  •  7:00pm - Evening Performance
     

  • Oct 29 , 2015

  • Arena

  • $15, $20, $27, $50

  • All tickets are for Reserved Seating: $15, $20, Floor $27, Gold Circle $50  -additional fees may apply

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Nov 5 , 2015

Aging Gracefully: Preparing for the Road Ahead

The fastest growing segment of South Carolina’s population is senior citizens. As more of the population reaches their golden years the issues associated with the aging process increase. Recognizing and preparing for the legal, medical, financial and social issues that accompany aging is often difficult. This conference provides an opportunity for seniors, their families and caregivers to learn and recognize these issues and make intelligent, informed choices about their care and prepare for the road ahead.

Particpants may choose from 4 topics in each of three breakout sessions.  The final session is a panel of experts with information on where to go when you need help.

Sessions include:

  • End of Life: Why do we make it so hard?
  • Being a Good Patient: Working with your doctor
  • Wills & Estate Planning: Practical Tips
  • Finance Planning
  • Scams Targeting Seniors
  • Where Do I Go For Help- Panel of representitives from agencies share their expertise

Sponsors: South Carolina Bar and South Carolina Medical Association

For more information visit www.scbar.org/aginggracefully or call (803) 799-6653, ext. 142.

 

  • Nov 5 , 2015

  • Ballroom & Meeting Rooms

  • $10

  • Registration ends August 20, 2015

THUMB 100x80 Meeting
Nov 7 , 2015

Olanta Schools Association Conference

Private Event

  • Nov 7 , 2015

  • Meeting Rooms

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Nov 11 - 13 , 2015

AME Post Conference

The Seventh Episcopal District invites you to the 2015 Post Planning Convocation and Theological Institute at the Florence Civic Center on November 11-13, 2015

  • Nov 11 - 13 , 2015

  • Full Facility

THUMB 100x80 Banquet and Catering
Nov 14 , 2015

Nightingale’s Nursing Annual Awards Banquet

Nightingale’s Home Care Services Annual Awards Banquet

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Private Event

  • Nov 14 , 2015

  • Ballroom & Meeting Rooms

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Nov 20 , 2015

Clifford The Big Red Dog ● Live!

A BIG Family Musical

It only takes a little to BE BIG!™ The ‘big red dog,’ a character beloved for generations, comes to life on stage in a BIG way in this interactive musical! Join Clifford, Emily Elizabeth and all their friends from Birdwell Island as they embark on an adventure filled with singing, dancing and more. Share in the timeless values of Clifford’s BIG Ideas: Share, Play Fair, Have Respect, Work Together, Be Responsible, Be Truthful, Be Kind, Believe In Yourself, Be A Good Friend and Help Others – with this musical experience the whole family will love!

Two Show Times!

  • 10:30am School Show - open to the public!
  • 7:00pm Evening Performance

Don't miss this BIG Family Musical LIVE in Florence! 

  • Nov 20 , 2015

  • Arena

  • $15, $20, $27, $50

  • All tickets are for Reserved Seating: $15, $20, Floor $27, Gold Circle $50  -additional fees may apply

THUMB 100x80 Wedding and Reception
Nov 21 , 2015

Hampton-Baxter Wedding & Reception

Private Event

  • Nov 21 , 2015

  • Ballroom & Meeting Rooms

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Dec 6 , 2015

32nd Annual Toy Run Parade

The Florence Lion’s Club and Black Jack Harley-Davidson host the 32nd Annual Toy Run Parade. Meet at 12:00 high noon at the Florence Civic Center. Bikes pull out at 2:00 pm with a police escort. $20.00 per person donation or new toy of equal or greater value. Meal included at end of ride. Live Auction & door prizes.
Benefiting Children of the Pee Dee area.

Powered by the Florence Lion's Club and Black Jack Harley-Davidson.

  • Dec 6 , 2015

  • Lower Parking Lot

  • $20.00 per person donation or new toys of equal or greater value

THUMB- Holiday Party
Dec 11 , 2015

Pepsi Cola of Florence Holiday Party

Pepsi Cola of Florence Holiday Party

Private Event

  • Dec 11 , 2015

  • Ballroom

THUMB- Holiday Party
Dec 12 , 2015

Hartt Transportation Holiday Party

Private Event

  • Dec 12 , 2015

  • Meeting Rooms

THUMB 100x80 Meeting
Dec 14 , 2015

Webster Rogers Federal Tax Update Meeting

Webster Rogers LLP Certified Public Accountants & Consultants - Federal Tax Update Meeting
Private Event
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  • Dec 14 , 2015

  • Meeting Rooms

Gun Show THUMB
Jan 9 - 10 , 2016

Gun & Knife Show

MKshows, promoters of Quality Shows for Shooters and Collectors, presents the Florence SC Gun Show coming to the Florence Civic Center.

Browse through an expansive selection of firearms, related equipment and collectors items. An abundance of private, pawn and retailer vendors will be onsite and offering a variety of products.

MKshows goal has always been the production of safe, high quality shows with a family friendly atmosphere offering a wide variety of firearms and related equipment for shooters, collectors, Civil War & Military enthusiasts.

Saturday - 9am to 5pm
Sunday - 10am to 4pm

  • Jan 9 - 10 , 2016

  • Ballroom & Meeting Rooms

  • Tickets sold at the door on day of event.

    Please Note:
    NO LOADED FIREARMS ALLOWED IN OUR SHOWS! This means guns on display, guns for sale and PERSONAL CARRY GUNS! If you carry a personal firearm, unload it before you enter the building and only re-load it after you exit the building. If you are caught with a loaded firearm in our show, you will immediately be escorted from the show, your table packed up and you will be banned from all future shows. Depending on the circumstances, you may also face criminal charges. CONCEALED CARRY PERMITS ARE NOT VALID AT OUR SHOWS!

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Jan 10 - Aug 28 , 2016

Redemption Church Services

Two Services Every Sunday

Redemption Church invites you to join an inspiring and powerful Sunday service in Florence. 

Sunday services are held at 8:30am and 10:30am on the Florence Campus located at the Florence Civic Center.

Redemption aims to reach out in redeeming love and liberating power to bring the word of God to people of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds. Through the word of God, Redemption aims to break poverty mindsets, remove religious barriers, and destroy the walls of racism that divide us.

For more information about Redemption, visit myredemption.cc or call (843) 779-5528.

  • Jan 10 - Aug 28 , 2016

  • Ballroom

THUMB 100x80 Wedding and Reception
Apr 2 , 2016

McElveen-Smith Wedding & Reception

Private Event

  • Apr 2 , 2016

  • Ballroom & Meeting Rooms

THUMB 100x80 Party Celebrate Reunion
Apr 23 , 2016

West Florence High School Prom

Private Event

  • Apr 23 , 2016

  • Ballroom

Gun Show THUMB
Apr 30 - May 1 , 2016

Gun & Knife Shows

MKshows, promoters of Quality Shows for Shooters and Collectors, presents the Florence SC Gun Show coming to the Florence Civic Center.

Browse through an expansive selection of firearms, related equipment and collectors items. An abundance of private, pawn and retailer vendors will be onsite and offering a variety of products.

MKshows goal has always been the production of safe, high quality shows with a family friendly atmosphere offering a wide variety of firearms and related equipment for shooters, collectors, Civil War & Military enthusiasts.

Saturday - 9am to 5pm
Sunday - 10am to 4pm

  • Apr 30 - May 1 , 2016

  • Ballroom & Meeting Rooms

  • Tickets sold at the door on day of event.

    Please Note:
    NO LOADED FIREARMS ALLOWED IN OUR SHOWS! This means guns on display, guns for sale and PERSONAL CARRY GUNS! If you carry a personal firearm, unload it before you enter the building and only re-load it after you exit the building. If you are caught with a loaded firearm in our show, you will immediately be escorted from the show, your table packed up and you will be banned from all future shows. Depending on the circumstances, you may also face criminal charges. CONCEALED CARRY PERMITS ARE NOT VALID AT OUR SHOWS!

THUMB 100x80 Wedding and Reception
May 28 , 2016

Weaver-David Wedding Reception

Private Event

  • May 28 , 2016

  • Ballroom

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Jun 5 - 8 , 2016

SC United Methodist Church Annual Conference

The 2016 South Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church will be held on June 5-8.

 

For more information please visit umcsc.org.

  • Jun 5 - 8 , 2016

  • Full Facility

THUMB 100x80 Party Celebrate Reunion
Jul 9 , 2016

Williams 50th Anniversary Celebration

Private Event

  • Jul 9 , 2016

  • Meeting Rooms

THUMB 100x80 Party Celebrate Reunion
Jul 16 , 2016

K/Nowlin Family Reunion

Private Event

  • Jul 16 , 2016

  • Ballroom

THUMB 100x80 Wedding and Reception
Aug 6 , 2016

Davis-Graves Wedding Reception

Private Event

  • Aug 6 , 2016

  • Ballroom

Gun Show THUMB
Sep 17 - 18 , 2016

Gun & Knife Shows

MKshows, promoters of Quality Shows for Shooters and Collectors, presents the Florence SC Gun Show coming to the Florence Civic Center.

Browse through an expansive selection of firearms, related equipment and collectors items. An abundance of private, pawn and retailer vendors will be onsite and offering a variety of products.

MKshows goal has always been the production of safe, high quality shows with a family friendly atmosphere offering a wide variety of firearms and related equipment for shooters, collectors, Civil War & Military enthusiasts.

Saturday - 9am to 5pm
Sunday - 10am to 4pm

  • Sep 17 - 18 , 2016

  • Ballroom & Meeting Rooms

  • Tickets sold at the door on day of event.

    Please Note:
    NO LOADED FIREARMS ALLOWED IN OUR SHOWS! This means guns on display, guns for sale and PERSONAL CARRY GUNS! If you carry a personal firearm, unload it before you enter the building and only re-load it after you exit the building. If you are caught with a loaded firearm in our show, you will immediately be escorted from the show, your table packed up and you will be banned from all future shows. Depending on the circumstances, you may also face criminal charges. CONCEALED CARRY PERMITS ARE NOT VALID AT OUR SHOWS!

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