Downtown Things To Do

Downtown Florence is approximately 1.1 square miles located in the heart of Florence, SC. Convenient to McLeod Regional Medical Center, cultural destinations, places to shop and eat, there are always downtown things to do.

With over twenty annual events including the award-winning Florence After 5 concert series and SC Pecan Festival, visitors can expect to find fun and unique experiences nearly every month from March through December. Check out the Events page for our upcoming event calendar to learn more.

Downtown Florence is home to several of Florence’s finest cultural institutions and facilities including the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center, Florence County Museum & Waters Gallery, Florence Little Theatre, FMU University Place Gallery, Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library, and Florence Regional Arts Alliance. Downtown Florence has also received the SC Arts Commission Cultural District of SC designation, joining only seven other communities throughout the state who have exhibited a concentration of walkable and connected cultural assets, amenities, and activities.

Looking to branch out from our beautiful downtown? Explore more outdoor activities and attractions in our area. Our natural landscape provides for great parks, nature trails, and tons of recreational activities. Are you a water or history enthusiast? Make sure you take some time to paddle through history on our National Water Trail. If you’re a vintage explorer, our Places to Plunder gives you a comprehensive guide of our unique antique stores and malls. No matter how you enjoy spending your time, Florence, South Carolina offers a great variety of things to do.