• Seven ways to have a great summer in Florence County

    Florence is a beautiful city that melds together its creeks and rivers with an urban experience. Nestled near the Great Pee Dee River and surrounded by scenic farmland vistas, Florence offers a wonderful array of outdoor recreational activities, including great golf, river expeditions, and beautiful parks.

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    No. 1 Explore the city undergoing a renaissance
    You’ll love seeing Florence’s sights by foot, bike, or even kayak. Developed as a railroad terminal, the city’s now situated at the intersection of interstate highways I-95 and I-20. Enjoy

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    No. 2 Savor the cuisine
    In Florence County, residents embrace new and old restaurants, especially locally owned. Around here, a meal isn’t just to nourish the body; it’s to enjoy the company we have as well as our roots. Stop by our office for the visitor’s guide so you can take a culinary tour of our city. From the hospitality district to downtown to the outskirts, there’s plenty to taste test to find your favorite.

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    No. 3 Navigate the rivers or fairways
    Lynches River County Park is a great place to relax into nature. The South Carolina Revolutionary Rivers Trail leads paddlers from the park into the hiding spots of the Swamp Fox, Revolutionary War hero General Francis Marion. You also can enjoy the trip with area outfitters, including RiverRats, Swamp Fox Kayaking.
    Prefer to stick to land, try out our links. There are multiple golf courses in the Pee Dee. Challenge yourself on the PGA-sanctioned Country Club of South Carolina or check out others in the area.

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  • RedWolves’ Spirit of Florence celebration to be held

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    FLORENCE, S.C. – Swing on by to the RedWolves’ Spirit of Florence on Saturday to celebrate our great nation with live music, baseball, and fireworks.
    “We would love for Florence and the surrounding communities to come and enjoy some music, a kids’ zone, the great game of baseball, and spectacular fireworks,” said Barbara Osborne, general manager of the Florence RedWolves, an affiliate of the Coastal Plain League.
    It’s a “great way to share in the pride we have in America. I am especially excited for our patriotic jersey auction. Our players will wear beautifully designed red, white, and blue jerseys. All of the proceeds from the jersey auction will go directly to local veterans’ projects and funds. We’re proud to give back to our community that supports our organization in so many ways,” Osborne said.
    Gates open at 5 p.m. Francis Marion University’s Sparrow Stadium. The pre-game concert will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The kids’ zone will be open from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The baseball game starts at 7 p.m. Fireworks will follow the game.

     
  • Florence After Five returns to downtown Florence

    FLORENCE, S.C. -- The final Friday of each month through October the Florence Downtown Development Corporation along with the City of Florence hosts a free concert on South Dargan Street between Evans and Cheves streets in Historic Downtown Florence.

    • The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and the band starts at 6 p.m.

    • Food and beverages are available at the event.

    • All food and beverage sales are made via tickets, which can be purchased at the ticket booth located near the driveway at 135 S. Dargan St. Look for the giant white ticket flag.

    2016 BAND LINE UP

    May 27: Nantucket

    June 24: Band of Oz

    July 29: Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot

    Aug. 26: Tim Clark Band

    Sept. 30: Midnight Special Classic Rock Experience

    Oct. 28: Jebb Mac Band

     

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Visitor Information

Toll Free: (800) 325-9005
Phone: (843) 664-0330

Visitor Information Center

3290 W. Radio Drive
Florence Civic Center Upper Level
Florence, SC 29501

Daily 9am - 5pm

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