Upcoming Events

THUMB 100x80 Banquet and Catering
Jun 29 , 2017

Florence County Employee Service Banquet

Private Event

  • Jun 29 , 2017

  • Meeting Rooms

THUMB 100x80 Wedding and Reception
Jul 1 , 2017

Bethea Wedding & Reception

Private Event

  • Jul 1 , 2017

  • Ballroom

Redemption - THUMB
Jul 2 - 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.

  • Jul 2 - Dec 31 , 2017

  • Ballroom & Meeting Rooms

THUMB 100x80 Wedding and Reception
Jul 7 , 2017

Cotton-Scott Wedding & Reception

Private Event

  • Jul 7 , 2017

  • Ballroom

THUMB 100x80 Wedding and Reception
Jul 8 , 2017

Narayan-Hammers Wedding & Reception

Private Event

  • Jul 8 , 2017

  • Ballroom & Meeting Rooms

Jul 10 - 13 , 2017

AME God First Christian Education Leadership & Youth Congress

"Finding the God of the Galaxy"

This year's speakers will be Rev. Brian Cash, Rev. Domonique, Rev. Sequoia and Rev. Brian Swinton.

An Explosove Experience for all! Programming for:
     - Students Grades 6-12 (Registration Cost $35)
     - Young Adults (18-26) (Registration Cost $35)
     - All Adults (Registration Cost $40)

For more information and to register visit ame7.church

  • Jul 10 - 13 , 2017

  • Full Facility

  • $35, $40

  • $35 Youth & Young Adults, $40 Adults. Visit ame7.church to register

THUMB 100x80 Party Celebrate Reunion
Jul 15 , 2017

Andrews, Scarborough & Solomon Family Reunion

Private Event

  • Jul 15 , 2017

  • Ballroom

Beekeepers- THUMB
Jul 19 - 21 , 2017

South Carolina Beekeepers Association Summer Conference

The 2017 South Carolina Beekeepers Association Summer Conference will take place July 19-21, 2017.

The South Carolina Beekeepers Association is a private non-profit organization dedicated to education and advocacy ensuring that South Carolina beekeepers have the information and tools they need to meet the challenges of modern beekeeping.

Our mission also includes public education as we strive to provide individuals, and public and private organizations with factual and up to date information about the honey bee, beekeeping, and its importance to our food supply. We have 19 local beekeeping associations in South Carolina with members who are ready willing and able to talk to you about beekeeping in our state and if you ask, might be willing to tell you where you can get good, wholesome, local honey.

To learn more about this conference & for conference schedule, please visit scstatebeekeepers.com.

Interested in being a sponsor or vendor at this year's conference? Click here.

  • Jul 19 - 21 , 2017

  • Full Facility

  • SCBA Members: $45 Individual, $75 family Non-member & Non-Member Cost: $65 Individual, $100 family

  • SCBA Members: $45 Individual, $75 family Non-member   Non-Member Cost: $65 Individual, $100 family. Walk- in Cost: $65 Individual $100 Family. Click here to register.

THUMB 100x80 Party Celebrate Reunion
Jul 22 , 2017

Graham Family Reunion

Private Event

  • Jul 22 , 2017

  • Meeting Rooms

Independence Games - THUMB
Jul 22 - 23 , 2017

Independence Games

The Largest Indoor Crossfit Event in the Carolinas!

The Independence Games is inspired by the true heroes of our country, our service men and women. The WODs have some “hero” influence to honor our veterans as well as some other twisted workouts to challenge competitors from every division. There will be workouts for all skill levels, from the most competitive crossfitters to beginners in our great sport.

Registration is now open! Visit theindependencegames.com to register as an individual or a team.

Competition schedule coming soon!

For more information about this event, click here.

  • Jul 22 - 23 , 2017

  • Arena

THUMB 100x80 Party Celebrate Reunion
Jul 30 , 2017

Patel Baby Shower

Private Event

  • Jul 30 , 2017

  • Ballroom & Pre-Function

Business Empowerment & Career Fair-THUMB- Expo
Aug 5 , 2017

Business Empowerment & Career Fair

The Career Fair begins 10am to 1pm. At 1:30 pm influential keynote speakers will share the keys to their success, and at 3pm live entertainment. This event includes Corporate Representatives and Small Businesses. 

Keynote speakers:

  • Marketing Consultant, Triza Cox
  • Owner of AccuStaff, Doris Lockhart
  • AVP of the Young Women Association, Stephanie Echols Jenkins
  • President & CEO of The Credit Lady Consumer Divison 777, Miranda Harris
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College AVP of Information Technology & Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce, Board of Director, Tyrone Jones
  • Magnolia Health Care, Emmanuel Quaye, MD

Entertainment Provided by Natasha Levy, Clean Night Entertainment

The Business Expo & Employment Fair is FREE & Open to the Public

Radio Stations will be hosting live at this event: I-Heart Media, Inc. Cumulus Media Radio, and Community Broadcasters.

Sponsors for this event include: Diversity Magazine, Scentsy Independent Consultant, Flori Roberts, AccuStaff, It Works, UPI, Virginia College, the Morning News, McCormick-Smith Services, LLC, Bankers Life and Casualty, Magnolia Health Care, iHeart Media & South Carolina Department of Corrections.

Interested in including your organization in the Career Fair? Click here to download the Vendor Application.

  • Aug 5 , 2017

  • Ballroom

  • Free

Savvy Soiree- THUMB
Aug 20 , 2017

Savvy Soiree Wedding & Event Showcase

With several years of bridal show experiences, and the creative minds of two wedding professionals coming together, the Savvy Soiree Wedding & Event Showcase was born.

Stephanie has been a Certified Wedding Consultant since 2005 and is based in Columbia, SC.  She says "I enjoy meeting a bride for the first time and hearing her excitement as she tells me all about her big day. I equally enjoy the process of planning with a bride and seeing it all come together"

Andrea has been a Professional Wedding Photographer since 2004 and is based in Darlington, SC.  "The one thing I enjoy about shooting weddings is that each one is unique in it's own way and every bride feels special and loved and I get to capture every single moment of that day and preserve it for her for years to come"

With experience under their belts, Stephanie and Andrea came to recognize exactly what brides, grooms and their parents have come to look for and expect in a wedding event such as this.  There has been a LOT of planning, and due diligence given so that they can guarantee the Savvy Soiree Showcase is top notch!

Held this year at the prestigious Florence Civic Center, you are sure to find everything you need for your upcoming nuptials and events.

This event is a fabulous opportunity for brides and grooms to meet with some of the areas best wedding vendors all under one roof, to view their work and talk one-on-one about how they can best work together.

There will be handouts, a fashion show and many, many prizes to be won. 

This is a wonderful opportunity and not to be missed!

Learn more at savvysoireesc.com.

  • Aug 20 , 2017

  • Ballroom

  • $5 in advance, $7 day of showcase

  • Tickets $5 in advance & $7 day of showcase

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Aug 31 , 2017

Darlington Car Hauler Parade & Fest 2017

Presented by OneMain - Lending Made Personal

The Darlington Car Hauler Parade & Festival presented by OneMain returns August 31st 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 at the KidsZone.

Come hungry and enjoy the refreshments and foods!

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, the track that's "Too Tough to Tame" where they can begin preparation for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 race.

Find out more at darlingtoncarhaulerparade.com

  • Aug 31 , 2017

  • Parking Lot

  • Free Admission

Gun Show THUMB
Sep 16 - 17 , 2017

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

  • Sep 16 - 17 , 2017

  • Arena

  • 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!

THUMB 100x80 Wedding and Reception
Sep 23 , 2017

A Wright Moment in Time Wedding & Reception

Private Event

  • Sep 23 , 2017

  • Ballroom

THUMB 100x80 Banquet and Catering
Sep 30 , 2017

Garba Festival

Garba Festival

Privatre Event

  • Sep 30 , 2017

  • Ballroom

THUMB 100x80 Wedding and Reception
Oct 14 , 2017

Bowens-Scipio Wedding Reception

Private Event

  • Oct 14 , 2017

  • Ballroom

Hope for Life- THUMB
Oct 17 - 19 , 2017

Hope For Life presentation

Who doesn't want MORE hope, joy, peace & purpose?

It’s possible to live a life of hope, joy, peace & purpose.
True & lasting hope is found only in God.
Do you have this kind of hope in your life?
Come hear how it’s possible to maintain
a hopeful attitude throughout life.

This 3-night free event will take place on October 17-19, 2017 at 7:00pm each night. The guest speaker will be Steve Ridgell, Director of Ministry for Hope for Life/Herald of Truth Ministeries. Ridgell will speak on how people from all walks of life can find hope in all types of situations. This is a free event but everyone is asked to please register. Click here to register.

Tuesday: “Healers in a Hurting World”
Wednesday: “Demons, Pigs, Jesus and You”
Thursday: “I Just Don’t Get It”

For more information about this event, please visit greggavechurchofchrist.com or call (843) 496-0509.

Hosted by Hope for Life a Herald of Truth Ministry, Gregg Avenue Church of Christ and other Pee Dee regional churches for Christ.

Steve Ridgell lives to share his story of Jesus with everyone. His enthusiasm, sense of humor and passion make him a popular speaker at workshops, lectureships and retreats. He conducts Bible-based seminars around the world. To learn more about Hope for life and other Herald of Truth ministries, visit heraldoftruth.org.

  • Oct 17 - 19 , 2017

  • Meeting Rooms

  • Free

THUMB 100x80 Meeting
Oct 28 , 2017

Pee Dee Electric Annual Meeting

Private Event

  • Oct 28 , 2017

  • Full Facility

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 15 , 2017

Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership Luncheon

Presented by the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce

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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”.  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

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- Holiday Party
Dec 15 , 2017

Sam Carbis Solutions Group Holiday Party

Private Event

  • Dec 15 , 2017

  • Ballroom

THUMB 100x80 Wedding and Reception
Apr 14 , 2018

Hampton Wedding & Reception

Private Event

  • Apr 14 , 2018

  • Ballroom

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. -Kendall Wall, General Manager of the Florence Civic Center

Proudly Sponsored by: Florence Convention & Visitors Bureau, Courtyard Marriott, Florence Area Sports Council, Florence Civic Center

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.