Florence SC Events for August and September 2017
Back-to-School Bash and Pep Rally at Magnolia Mall - August 12, 2017
Location: Magnolia Mall; 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
This event offers fun for the whole family and features over 20 vendors, six radio stations, door prizes and school spirit awards, Kid’s Zone games, and entertainment. Attendees can also register for a chance win $250 Magnolia Mall shopping spree.
The Kentucky Headhunters - August 12, 2017
Location: The FMU Performing Arts Center; 7:30 PM
Spend an evening with grammy winning artists, Kentucky Headhunters as they play their unique style of southern rock blending elements of rock, blues, country, jazz, bluegrass, rockabilly, and other roots music. For more information, click here.
Solar Eclipse Viewing - August 21, 2017
Location: FMU Griffin Athletic Complex; 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Join Francis Marion University's Dooley Planetarium at the Griffin Athletic Complex for this once in a lifetime eclipse viewing experience. The totality will occur at 2:45 p.m. The event if free, and guests may bring a picnic lunch. For information call 843-661-1381. The event is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.
Solar Eclipse Viewing Party - August 21, 2017
Location: The Florence County Library; 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Experience the awe of the solar eclipse at the Florence County Library on Monday, Aug. 21. Library branches will be providing eclipse viewing glasses to youth in 5K through 12th grade from Monday, Aug. 14 through Monday, Aug 21, while supplies last.
Children and teens under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 or older. The adult will be responsible for making sure the children/teens in their party view the eclipse safely. Greenberg Children’s Library at 843-292-7382. The event is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.
Florence After Five: Grains of Sand - August 25, 2017
Location: Dargan Street between Evans and Cheves Streets in Historic Downtown; 5:30 PM
Florence Downtown Development Corporation is proud to offer Florence After Five on the last Friday of every month, April through October. Admission is free, and food and beverages can be purchased with tickets bought at the ticket booth. Click here for more information.
Florence Film Society’s Florence Short Film Showcase - August 26, 2017
Location: Dolce Vita Cafe; 7:00 PM
If you’re a fan of short films, then join The Florence Film Society for their presentation of the Florence Short Film Showcase at Dolce Vita Cafe in Downtown florence.
This free event features four short films written and directed by Florence area filmmakers. After the presentation, the audience are invited to participate in a panel discussion and Q&A with the filmmakers.
The films featured include:
- Glass by Christina Xan and Christian Brunetti
- J. by Randy Branch
- [Work Stories] by Daniel Scott McWilliams
- MONA by Jacob Suggs
Darlington Car Hauler Parade - August 31, 2017
Location: Florence Civic Center; 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Labor Day is just around the corner, which means it's time for the 13th Annual Darlington Car Hauler Parade and Festival. Attendees will enjoy entertainment and live music, and children can play for free at the Kids Zone which features inflatable rides, games, and a bungee jump. Julia Belle's will be providing food for purchase with funds going to support Camp Pee Dee Pride.
Best of all, race fans young and old can see the different transporters up close and take photos with their favorite team's hauler and driver. There is even a chance you could ride along in a big rig during the parade.
The parade will begin at 7 PM, with the transporters proceeding to RaceFest at the Darlington Square, which will feature additional entertainment, food, a car show and fireworks. The parade will conclude at the Darlington Racetrack Too Tough to Tame where they can begin preparation for the Bojangles Southern 500 race.
Southeastern Classic Auto Fair - September 1 - 2, 2017,
Location: Pee Dee State Farmers Market; 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Check out classic cars and South Carolina Certified Products including fresh fruits and vegetables, jar goods, baked goods, and a variety of fall plants and flowers. Admission and parking are free.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles` Southern 500
Location: Darlington Raceway
Watch as NASCAR favorites battle for first place at the Track too Tough to Tame.
2017 South Carolina Tobacco Festival in Lake City - September 7 - 10, 2017
Location: The Village Green, 133 E. Main Street, Lake City
This year’s Tobacco Festival will feature carnival rides, a Kids Zone, live music on Friday and Saturday evening, a car show, watermelon carving & seed spitting contests, tobacco heritage demonstrations, food and arts and crafts vendors.
13th Annual Pamplico Cypress Festival - September 15 - 16, 2017
The annual Pamplico Cypress Festival is always a fun experience, with previous events featuring car shows, amusement rides, arts and crafts and food vendors, local musical talents, beauty pageants, street dances, and plenty of hometown fellowship.
Gun & Knife Show - September 16 - 17, 2017
Location: Florence Civic Center; Saturday - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Sunday - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The event features a variety of private, pawn and retail vendors offering a wide selection of firearms, accessories, and collectors items.
Admission is $8. Children 12 and younger admitted free. Click here for more information.
Big Church Night Out at Florence Civic Center - September 24, 2017
Location: Florence Civic Center; Doors will open at 5 p.m. / Concert starts at 6 p.m.
Big Church Night Out brings together some of your favorite Christian musicians and performers for an awesome night of devotion, inspiration, and celebration. The concert will feature musical performances by:
- Sidewalk Prophets
- 7eventh Time Down
- Derek Minor
- Adam Agee of Audio Adrenaline.
Guests will also enjoy Illusionist Brock Gill, Worship Artist Jamison Strain and Host Jeremy Willet.
Tickets are $25 Reserved, $45 Premium Package, $100 Ultimate VIP Experience -additional fees may apply to prices shown. Discounts for groups are available. Click here for more information.
Florence After Five: The Embers - September 29, 2017
Location: Dargan Street between Evans and Cheves Streets in Historic Downtown
Florence Downtown Development Corporation is proud to offer Florence After Five on the last Friday of every month, April through October. Admission is free, and food and beverages can be purchased with tickets bought at the ticket booth. For more information, click here.
Pee Dee Fall Plant and Flower Festival - September 29 - October 1, 2017
Location: Pee Dee State Farmers Market; Friday - Saturday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The largest plant and flower festival in the Pee Dee, attendees can look forward to experiencing beautiful fall plants, flowers, farm produce, home and garden decor, lawn and garden equipment, delicious treats, and festival foods. Admission and parking are free. For more information, click here.