Upcoming Events

THUMB 100x80 Meeting
Oct 20 - 21 , 2017

Love Comes to the Rescue Conference

Love Comes to the Rescue Conference

  • Oct 20 - 21 , 2017

  • Meeting Rooms

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Oct 22 - Dec 31 , 2017

Redemption Church Services

Where Many Become One

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

Sunday services are held at 11:00am 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.

  • Oct 22 - Dec 31 , 2017

  • Ballroom & Meeting Rooms

THUMB 100x80 Meeting
Oct 28 , 2017

Pee Dee Electric Annual Meeting

Private Event

  • Oct 28 , 2017

  • Full Facility

THUMB 100x80 Banquet and Catering
Oct 30 , 2017

American Civil Liberties Union Meeting

Private Event

  • Oct 30 , 2017

  • Pee Dee Room

THUMB 100x80 Meeting
Nov 1 , 2017

Leadership Team Training

Duke Energy: Leadership Team Training

Private Event

  • Nov 1 , 2017

  • Meeting Rooms

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Nov 3 , 2017

Legends of Motown ft. The Temptations Review

The Chi-Lites, The Dramatics, The Tams

The Legends of Motown & The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame featuring The Temptations Review w/ Dennis Edwards PLUS The Chi-Lites, The Dramatics, and The Tams.

Join us for an incredible night of Motown Legends and Rock & Roll greats!

Live in Concert
November 3
Florence Civic Center

Tickets start at $35

  • Nov 3 , 2017

  • Arena

  • $35, $45, $69, $85

  • All tickets are for reserved seating. Admission prices include $35, $45, $69 & $85.  Additional fees may apply. 

THUMB 100x80 Banquet and Catering
Nov 4 , 2017

Nightingale’s Nursing Annual Awards Banquet

Nightingale’s Home Care Services Annual Awards Banquet


Private Event

  • Nov 4 , 2017

  • Ballroom & Meeting Rooms

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Nov 8 - 11 , 2017

AME Fall Convocation & Planning Conference

More Information Coming Soon!

  • Nov 8 - 11 , 2017

  • Full Facility

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Nov 15 , 2017

Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership Luncheon

Presented by the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce

More Info On Sale TBA

Join the Florence Chamber and the Pee Dee business community for the 2017 Annual Membership Luncheon!

Stay tuned for more details on the guest speaker for the event. During the Luncheon, the Business Person of the Year Award will also be presented.

For more information at flochamber.com

  • Nov 15 , 2017

  • Ballroom

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Nov 18 - 19 , 2017

2017 Horseshoe Tour National Championship

NHPA Sanctioned Tournament

Introducing the 2017 Horseshoe Tour National Championship in Florence, South Carolina. The championship tournament will take place on Saturday, November 18th and Sunday, November 19th at the Florence Civic Center. The venue is home to the upcoming 2018 NHPA World Horseshoe Championships and within walking distance to numerous hotels and restaurants while convenient to many shopping plazas, activities and nightlife. Athletes and fans prepare for an incredible weekend of competitions and excitement! 

Just Announced! The first ever Horseshoe Tour Hall of Fame Inductions & Banquet will take place in Florence, SC during the weekend festivities. More info coming soon.

NO LIMITS and open to all competitors* ...this means major cash prizes are up for grabs!  PLUS Florence will be the only TRIPLE POINTS site for the tour and is also the final tournament of the year, so be there!  *pre-registration is required for competitors

Divisions include: Prime 40', Prime 30', Open, Junior

Registration is now open. Competitors may Register HERE 
Register early to receive a free gift & enter to win a free hotel stay & prize pack!

First 20 competitors to register will receive a free PIT BOSS by Thoroughbred, the perfect all-in-one horseshoe tool! ...plus those first 20 entries will go into a raffle and someone will win a free 2-night hotel room for this tournament and a locally handmade horseshoe sculpture!

Proudly Sponsored byFlorence Convention & Visitors BureauCourtyard MarriottFlorence Area Sports CouncilFlorence Civic Center 

Host Hotel: Courtyard Marriott has a block of rooms available for competitors and families at a reduced rate.  Rooms must be confirmed prior to October 21, 2017 in order to receive the discount.  The special rate of $99 per night is available by calling 1-843-662-7066 and mention code “Horseshoe Tournament”.  Click HERE for Hotel Amenity Sheet.  Standard rates are $144-$154, the hotel is adjacent to the venue and within walking distance. Click HERE to visit the hotel website

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A Message from Bobby White, Horseshoe Tour President...

We’ve been patiently waiting for the last five years and it seems the heavens are finally lining up for us, as we’ve found a truly marvelous event that we can proudly call the “2017 Horseshoe Tour National Championships.” The venue is the Civic Center in Florence, South Carolina, better known to us in the horseshoe world as the site of the coming 2018 NHPA World Horseshoe Championships! Yes, just like York, this is an indoor tournament being hosted by a truly first class facility and host city. The Florence CC staff is constructing 16 NHPA sanctioned portable clay horseshoe courts just for this event. The facility will be in full operation, including concessions and the player reception and meetings will all be at the site. Host hotel and more specific event information will be published here as it comes available.

There are endless hotels and restaurants in close proximity to the tournament site and that doesn’t even begin to describe the beauty of Florence and surrounding areas. There just couldn’t be a better host site than Florence. Not only is the facility as good as it gets, but the prize fund they’ve offered for this event is completely over the top! When you combine that with the huge entry we’re expecting, it should pay completely off the charts at all levels!

We want a victory at the Horseshoe Tour National Championship to mean something and, just like in York, it will here in Florence. In cultivating such an atmosphere, we hope to attract the best of the best players at all skill levels in the sport and bring them all together for a couple days of intense competition and tremendous camaraderie that is so unique to our great sport, particularly at Horseshoe Tour Tournaments.

Players come up to us everywhere we go and thank us for bringing back that warm “family feeling” to the sport that seems to have faded in recent years, and there will surely be all kinds of fun and excitement in Florence! So plan on finishing off this season with what will surely be one of our greatest tournaments ever… the Horseshoe Tour’s 2017 National Championships in Florence, SC!  -Bobby White, Horseshoe Tour President

Looking for details on the 2018 NHPA World Tournament?  Click HERE

  • Nov 18 - 19 , 2017

  • Full Facility

THUMB 100x80 Wedding and Reception
Nov 24 , 2017

Patel Wedding

Private Event

  • Nov 24 , 2017

  • Ballroom & Meeting Rooms

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Nov 28 , 2017

Giving Tuesday

Pee Dee Charity Benefit

First there was Black Friday. Then there was Cyber Monday. Now, there's Giving Tuesday! #GivingTuesdayPeeDee is coordinated by Eastern Carolina Community Foundation and is part of the national #GivingTuesday event that focuses on the spirit of philanthropy.

Florence Civic Center joins the Eastern Carolina Community Foundation in coordinating #GivingTuesdayPeeDee to benefit local charities. Giving Tuesday is held on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and it is a global day of giving, kicking off the charitable season.

Nonprofits from all over the Pee Dee area will be taking donations online all day and in person from 1:00-6:00 at the Florence Civic Center. Stop by with your donations, meet our hardworking nonprofit community members, and have some fun!


Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday Pee Dee will provide a platform for nonprofits in the seven-county Pee Dee region to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners— nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals—to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness.

For more information on participating charities, visit easterncarolinacf.org

  • Nov 28 , 2017

  • Concourse Area

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Nov 30 - Dec 3 , 2017

Disney On Ice presents Frozen

And more Disney friends!

Discover the full story of Disney’s Frozen like never before at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! Dazzling ice skating, special effects and unforgettable music will magically transport you to wintry Arendelle. Be a part of Anna’s fearless adventure to find her sister, Queen Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in an eternal winter. Join the hilarious snowman Olaf, rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer sidekick Sven as they help Anna in a race to bring back summer. Encounter Everest-like conditions and mystical trolls as you sing along to Academy Award®-winning songs like Let It Go and ultimately discover true love is the most powerful magic of all. Hosted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, your whole family will delight in special appearances by stars from Toy Story, Finding Dory, The Lion King and the inspiring Disney Princesses. Experience magic at every turn and create memories to last a lifetime at Disney On Ice presents Frozen - the show worth melting for!

5 show times to choose from!

  • Thu, Nov. 30  -  7:00PM
  • Fri, Dec. 1  -  7:00PM
  • Sat, Dec. 2  -  1:00PM
  • Sat, Dec. 2  -  5:00PM
  • Sun, Dec. 3  -  1:00PM


  • Nov 30 - Dec 3 , 2017

  • Arena

  • $20, $25, $30-VIP, $50-Rinkside

  • All tickets are for reserved seating. Admission prices include $20.00, $25.00, $30.00-VIP and $50.00-Rinkside.  Additional fees may apply. 

Dec 1 , 2017

UNCF Mayor's Masked Ball

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The 26th-annual UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball (formerly known as the UNCF “A Mind Is ...” Gala) will be held at 6pm on Dec. 1 at the Florence Civic Center.

This is a premier fundraising gala and a major social event, focusing on raising public awareness and large corporate and individual donations to support deserving students through the UNCF.

Hosted by a diverse group of corporate sponsors and local businesses, it involves celebrities, dignitaries, civic leaders, volunteers, public officials, alumni and others who support the UNCF’s mission of investing in better futures for all by getting students to and through college.

For more information please visit uncf.org/florencemmb

  • Dec 1 , 2017

  • Ballroom & Meeting Rooms

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Dec 3 , 2017

Florence Lion’s Club Toy Run

The Florence Lion’s Club and Black Jack Harley-Davidson host the 34th 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 to the Florence Fair Grounds. $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 3 , 2017

  • East Parking Lot (Lower)

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

THUMB- Holiday Party
Dec 8 , 2017

Pepsi Holiday Party

Private Event

  • Dec 8 , 2017

  • Ballroom

THUMB 100x80 Banquet and Catering
Dec 12 , 2017

Community Arbitrator Celebration Luncheon

Private Event

  • Dec 12 , 2017

  • Santee Room

THUMB 100x80 Meeting
Dec 13 , 2017

Consumer Energy Alliance

Private Event

  • Dec 13 , 2017

  • Meeting

THUMB- Holiday Party
Dec 15 , 2017

Sam Carbis Solutions Group Holiday Party

Private Event

  • Dec 15 , 2017

  • Ballroom

THUMB 100x80 Party Celebrate Reunion
Feb 10 , 2018

Evelyn Guile 100th Birthday Celebration

Private Event

  • Feb 10 , 2018

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Feb 17 - 18 , 2018

AMSOIL Arenacross

Motocross, More Intense

The 2018 AMSOIL Arenacross season features top professional athletes competing on man-made, custom-designed tracks built inside the country's most well-known arenas. The tour will travel to 11 states in 2018 and kicks off at the Nutter Center in Ohio after a five-year hiatus. The series will make a first-time stop in Florence, S.C. and will return to Las Vegas to crown a champion on May 4.

While Saturday is all about the pros, Sunday also features another full day of racing as AMSOIL Arenacross provides the sport’s only developmental platform for amateur racing. Fans can expect to see hundreds of the fastest amateur athletes testing their skills across 27 classes on the same arena-sized tracks as the professionals.  

AMSOIL Arenacross provides a fully-engaging environment for fans with an exclusive pre-race Track Party and adrenaline-filled opening ceremonies for each night of fierce, high-flying racing competition. Reigning two-time AMSOIL Arenacross champion Gavin Faith will compete in 2018 alongside the sport’s unwavering two-wheeled professionals over obstacles sculpted from 3,000 tons of dirt brought in for each race that sends racers flying up to 30 feet in the air.

Tickets for the 2018 AMSOIL Arenacross season go on sale Tuesday, October 24, 2017.

Race Schedule:
Saturday, February 17th at 7:00PM
Sunday, February 18th at 1:00PM
Florence, South Carolina
Florence Civic Center

  • Feb 17 - 18 , 2018

  • Arena

  • $15, $20, $25, $30, $35, $40, $45, $50

  • PRO SATURDAY - Reserved Seats: $15, $20, $25, $30, $35, $40, $45 Premium, $50 Front Row

    AMATEUR SUNDAY - General Admission: $10

    -additional fees may apply

THUMB 100x80 Meeting
Mar 6 , 2018

Follett Service Seminar

Private Event

  • Mar 6 , 2018

  • Meeting Rooms

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Mar 25 , 2018

Harlem Globetrotters 2018 World Tour

The World Famous Harlem Globetrotters

The Original Harlem Globetrotters are on the road for their action packed tour! A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. Join Globetrotter stars after the game where they will stay for an autograph, photograph and high five session for fans (subject to availability).

Get your Magic Pass with your tickets to have an even more memorable family experience!

Sunday, March 25 at 2:00pm
Florence Civic Center

  • Mar 25 , 2018

  • Arena

  • $18, $27, $37, $47, $60, $80

  • All tickets are for reserved seating. Price levels include $18, $27, $37, $47, $60 Courtside, $80 VIP    -additional fees may apply

    Score BIG with a Magic Pass!
    Before the game, take part in a once-in-a-lifetime experience with your family where you have an opportunity to spend time on the court with the Globetrotters – shooting, trying out ball tricks, and getting autographs and photos!  The unique 30-minute pre-show, “Magic Pass,” will create memories of a lifetime! Magic Pass tickets are $22 and available online at Ticketmaster.com Please Note: All customers must have a game ticket AND Magic Pass ticket for entry.  Soft/rubber soled shoes must be worn on the court.  Everyone attending Magic Pass must have a Magic Pass ticket as well as a game ticket. If you plan on attending Magic Pass, please make sure you have both tickets. This includes all children, as well as the parent(s)/guardian(s) wishing to accompany them. Thank you for your cooperation.

    Harlem Globetrotters Birthday Bash Add-Ons!
    The Globetrotters now offer a special upgrade option for customers wishing to celebrate a birthday at our show. Perfect for kids & adults! For more information on group discounts and Birthday Bash packages, call 800-641-4667 or email [email protected]

THUMB 100x80 Wedding and Reception
Apr 14 , 2018

Davis Wedding & Reception

Private Event

  • Apr 14 , 2018

  • Meeting Rooms

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Apr 14 , 2018

Hampton Wedding & Reception

Private Event

  • Apr 14 , 2018

  • Ballroom

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May 10 , 2018

FDTC Graduations

Florence-Darlington Technical College

The Florence Civic Center is delighted to acknowledge all of you graduating and we extend our hearty congratulations. You have reached an important goal by hard work and perseverance. We know you will take your work ethic into your career and have great success. We send you each our best wishes. 
Congratulations graduates!  
-Florence Civic Center Staff


Florence-Darlington Technical College graduation ceremonies begin at 6pm. on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Florence Civic Center.

Rehearsal at 11am
Doors will open at 4:30pm
Graduation Ceremony at 6pm

Please Note: Suggested arrival time is 1 hour prior to graduation start time. No backpacks or large purses will be permitted; only small handbags, clutch size preferred. For your safety, all guests are subject to pre-screening via walk-thru and/or hand-held metal detectors. No signs, noise makers, confetti, balloons, etc. are permitted inside. These measures help ensure all graduates and families are able to view and enjoy the ceremonies.

For more information please visit fdtc.edu

  • May 10 , 2018

  • Full Facility

THUMB 100x80 Wedding and Reception
Jun 28 - 30 , 2018

Naik Wedding & Reception

Private Event

  • Jun 28 - 30 , 2018

  • Ballroom, Pre-Function & Meeting Rooms

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Jul 9 - 21 , 2018

2018 NHPA World Tournament

National Horseshoe Pitchers Association World Tournament

Florence, SC has been awarded the host location for the 2018 National Horseshoe Pitchers Association World Tournament to take place July 9-21 at the Florence Civic Center.  Come out and see the best horseshoe pitchers from around the world compete at the 2018 World Tournament.

Registration information and additional tournament info coming soon.
Competitors and general inquiries, please visit horseshoepitching.com 

On behalf of Florence, South Carolina and the Florence Center, we welcome you to our wonderful community overflowing with beauty, charm, and the finest southern hospitality.  Our seasoned professionals take tremendous pride in making sure every event exceeds service and quality expectations.  We look forward to introducing all NHPA competitors and families to our beautiful city, exciting attractions, and world-class venue. Thank you for considering Florence for your tournament destinations. -Paul Beard, General Manager of the Florence Civic Center

Proudly Sponsored by: Florence Convention & Visitors Bureau, Hilton Garden Inn, Florence Area Sports Council, Florence Civic Center

Host Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn of Florence, call 1-843-432-3001 or visit the NHPA specia hotel rate link HERE.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Promote your business to thousands of competitors/family/fans. View sponsor options HERE.  

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  • Jul 9 - 21 , 2018

  • Full Facility

  • Admission for spectators is free.