Upcoming Events

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Mar 30 - Apr 1 , 2017

God First Holy Convocation 2017

Presented by 7th Epsicopal District AME

The God First Holy Convocation and Theological Institute is a multi-day conference to equip and develop ministry leaders for success. The conference includes power-filled worship and learning development workshops for practical skill building. Top leaders and coaches from across the country will encourage, inspire and share how to shift to an effective way of doing ministry. Sessions will include strategies for developing releveant ministries to engage today's challenges and grow exponentially.


  • Mar 30 - Apr 1 , 2017

  • Full Facility

  • $20 – $100

  • Register online at EventBrite.com

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Mar 30 , 2017

Chamber of Commerce 2017 Outlook Luncheon

State of the City & County

Please join the Florence Chamber for our 2017 Spring Outlook Luncheon on Thursday, March 30th beginning at noon at the Florence Civic Center. This year’s luncheon will feature state of the city & county updates from two key local leaders- Florence Mayor Stephen Wukela and Florence County Vice Chairman, Kent Caudle. In addition, the Small Business Person of the Year will also be named and recognized.

Please make plans to join us for this important event that will feature updates from some of those individuals who are most in tune with what’s going on in the business community in the city and county of Florence.

For more information and to register visit flochamber.com

  • Mar 30 , 2017

  • Ballroom

  • $30 Members, $40 Non-Members, $450 for reserved tables

  • Tickets are available online at flochamber.com and at the Florence Chamber offices at 100 W. Evans St. and are $30 for Chamber members and $40 for non-members. A reserved table of 8 is also available for $450.

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Apr 1 , 2017

West Florence High School Prom

Private Event

  • Apr 1 , 2017

  • Ballroom

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Apr 2 - Jun 25 , 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 9:00am and 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.

  • Apr 2 - Jun 25 , 2017

  • Ballroom & Meeting Rooms

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Apr 2 , 2017

Harlem Globetrotters 2017 World Tour

The World Famous Harlem Globetrotters

The Harlem Globetrotters return to Florence on their 2017 World Tour!

The Globetrotters recently wrapped a busy 90th year tour, during which they named Pope Francis the ninth Honorary Harlem Globetrotter in team history, walked the runway at New York Fashion week, launched the Great Assist initiative alongside Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts – whom the team named also named an honorary Harlem Globetrotter – pledging to spread 100 million smiles over the next 10 years, broke seven Guinness World Records® and remixed the team’s legendary theme song, “Sweet Georgia Brown,” with the help of Grammy Award-winning producer/songwriter Teddy Riley.

During their 2017 World Tour, the famed team will feature a star-studded roster that includes Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm – plus female stars TNT Lister and Ace Jackson*– the Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Every game will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction.

Sunday, April 2 at 3:00pm
Florence Civic Center

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Apr 6 - 9 , 2017

Pee Dee Spring Carnival

Come One, Come ALL!

Come one, come all to the Pee Dee Spring Carnival!  Rides, games, food, fun & more!!!

Enjoy thrilling rides, exciting games, tasty carnival foods, amusing activities and fun for all! There’s plenty of great rides for all ages, including your favorite fair-rides and exciting carnival-coasters!  Plus play fun games and win prizes!  

The Pee Dee Spring Carnival has FREE admission and FREE parking!

Carnival Hours
Thursday, April 6 • 5pm-10pm
Friday, April 7 • 5pm-11pm
Saturday, April 8 • 12pm-11pm
Sunday, April 9 • 1p-10pm

*rides are subject to change

  • Apr 6 - 9 , 2017

  • Upper Parking Lot

  • Free Admission!  Ride tickets will be sold at the event.

    Ride Tickets: $1.25 • Unlimited Rides Pass: $15.00

    Please note: some rides may require multiple ride tickets per person. Unlimited rides passes are valid for a single day only.

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Apr 6 , 2017

Carolina’s Hospital System Awards Banquet

Private Event

  • Apr 6 , 2017

  • Ballroom

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Apr 7 - 8 , 2017

50+ Expo

Senior Life Expo

The 22nd Annual 50+ Senior Life Expo is all set for Friday and Saturday, April 7th & 8th at the Florence Civic Center. One of the largest shows in the state for senior citizens, baby boomers and retirees, the Expo will feature 45,000 square feet of exhibit space plus free entertainment, demonstrations, seminars, bingo, food, fun and prizes. Attendees at this year’s event can expect wider aisles, spacious seating and more booths and exhibits to visit.

The 50+ Senior Life Expo is the premier, senior retirement event of the year for the Pee Dee area. The Expo focuses on informing, educating and entertaining people 55 and older who are approaching their retirement years or are already retired.

Attendees at the Expo can browse among the many exhibits, register for prizes, sample Eggland’s Best omelets and discover new ideas for making retirement life healthier and more rewarding. Representatives and professionals in the fields of banking, healthcare, investments and estate planning, long-term care, insurance, senior housing, assisted living, home security, home-health services, pre-need planning, hospice and elder law will be on hand to offer guidance and answer questions for retirees, caregivers and those planning their retirement. Staff from Carolinas Hospital System will offer free health checks, medical advice and conduct informative question and answer sessions and seminars. Attendees can also hear presentations and ask questions to physicians, investment counselors and attorneys.

Entertainment for the Expo will feature Clay Brown singing Motown hits from the 60s, the Leatherman Line Dancers, Dandy Don the Singing Cowboy, the Palmetto Shakers and other talented performers and entertainers. Allyson Floyd of WPDE-TV News Channel 15 will be back to host the event.

Hours: Friday 9AM-3PM and Saturday 9AM-2PM.
Admission is $2.00.

The 50+ Senior Life Expo is presented by Carolinas Hospital System and Golden Life. The Expo is sponsored by Carolina Centers for Sight, the Senior Citizens Association, KJ’s IGA and WPDE-TV News Channel 15.

VENDORS: Display booths are still available. For details call Chad Buffkin at (843) 229-8856

  • Apr 7 - 8 , 2017

  • Arena

  • Admission is $2.00 at the door

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Apr 8 , 2017

Brown-Weeks Wedding Reception

Private Event

  • Apr 8 , 2017

  • Meeting Rooms

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Apr 15 , 2017

Ada’s 75th Birthday Celebration

Private Event

  • Apr 15 , 2017

  • Meeting Rooms

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Apr 22 , 2017

Order of the Eastern Star Testimonial Banquet

Order of the Eastern Star Testimonial Banquet

  • Apr 22 , 2017

  • Ballroom & Meeting Rooms

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Apr 28 , 2017

NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner

Florence SC Branch

The Florence Branch NAACP will host the Annual Freedom Fund Dinner at the Florence Civic Center on Friday, April 14, 2017.

The Freedom Fund Dinner serves to highlight issues fostering community relations and quality of life, and to recognize community leaders who advocate equality and diversity. The evening serves as a major fundraiser for the NAACP and your financial support enables the organization to continue its work with community groups who share the vision of social and economic inclusiveness.

The NAACP is the oldest, largest, and most effective civil rights organization in the nation. It continues to advance its mission of improving the social, economic, and political conditions for all people.  To find out more about the NAACP please visit naacp.org.

  • Apr 28 , 2017

  • Ballroom

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Apr 29 - 30 , 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

  • Apr 29 - 30 , 2017

  • Ballroom

  • 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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May 2 , 2017

Avon Atlantic PRP Tribute

Private Event

  • May 2 , 2017

  • Ballroom

THUMB 100x80 Wedding and Reception
May 6 , 2017

Carroway Reception

Private Event

  • May 6 , 2017

  • Meeting Rooms

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May 11 , 2017

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!

Rehearsal at 10:30am
Commencement Ceremony at 6pm

For more information please visit fdtc.edu

  • May 11 , 2017

  • Full Facility

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May 20 , 2017

Purvis Wedding & Reception

Private Event

  • May 20 , 2017

  • Ballroom

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May 28 , 2017

Joe-Johnson Wedding & Reception

Private Event

  • May 28 , 2017

  • Ballroom

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Jun 2 , 2017

FSD1 Rehearsals

Florence School District One

Rehearsal Times:

Wilson High School – 8:30am
South Florence – 11am
West Florence – 2pm

Private Event

Visit fsd1.org for school information. 

  • Jun 2 , 2017

  • Arena

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Jun 3 , 2017

FSD1 High School Graduation

Florence School District One

Florence School District One High School Graduations

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 future education plans and have great success. We send you each our best wishes.

Congratulations graduates!

Wilson High School – 8am
South Florence – 12pm
West Florence – 4pm

Visit fsd1.org for school information. 

  • Jun 3 , 2017

  • Arena

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Jun 15 - 16 , 2017

South Carolina Pentecostal District Church Conference

More info coming soon!

  • Jun 15 - 16 , 2017

  • Arena & Concourse

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Jun 16 - 17 , 2017

Patel Wedding & Reception

Private Event

  • Jun 16 - 17 , 2017

  • Ballroom & Meeting Rooms

Jun 21 - 24 , 2017

CCFM 2017 Conference

The Christian Covenant Fellowship of Ministries ​Conference 2017

Stay tuned for more information coming soon

  • Jun 21 - 24 , 2017

  • Full Facility

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Jul 1 , 2017

Bethea Wedding

Private Event

  • Jul 1 , 2017

  • Ballroom

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Jul 7 , 2017

Cotton-Scott Wedding & Reception

Private Event

  • Jul 7 , 2017

  • Ballroom

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Jul 15 , 2017

Andrews, Scarborough & Solomon Family Reunion

Private Event

  • Jul 15 , 2017

  • Ballroom

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Jul 22 , 2017

Graham Family Reunion

Private Event

  • Jul 22 , 2017

  • Meeting Rooms

Jul 28 - 30 , 2017

Pee Dee Deer Classic

South Carolina's Largest Outdoor Show

Make plans now to join us for the 24th Annual Pee Dee Deer Classic and bring the entire family to South Carolina's Largest Outdoor Show.

Come explore the 65,000 Sq Ft. filled with Deer Hunting Products, Camo, Tree Stands, Archery, Guns, Truck Accessories, Outfitters, Knives, Taxidermy, & Much More!

More information and special attractions to be announced soon!

Friday 1:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday 9:00am-7:00pm
Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm

For more information visit peedeedeerclassic.com

Attention Vendors
Join the 24th Annual Pee Dee Deer Classic to showcase your products and services to thousands in attendance.  Visit peedeedeerclassic.com/vendors for vendor forms and reservations. 

  • Jul 28 - 30 , 2017

  • Full Facility

  • Adults $10.00, Children 7-12 $3.00, Children 6 & under Free

    Admission tickets sold at the door.  Free Parking.

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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

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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

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Oct 28 , 2017

Pee Dee Electric Annual Meeting

Private Event

  • Oct 28 , 2017

  • Full Facility

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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! 

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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

  • Nov 18 - 19 , 2017

  • Full Facility

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Dec 15 , 2017

Sam Carbis Solutions Group Holiday Party

Private Event

  • Dec 15 , 2017

  • Ballroom

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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.

Additional information coming soon.

Competitors and general inquiries, please visit horseshoepitching.com 

  • Jul 9 - 21 , 2018

  • Full Facility

  • Admission for spectators is free.