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Lake City

Lake City first sprang from fields and farms of strawberries, beans, and tobacco; now, we have blossomed into a community for artisans and artists with a picturesque downtown and exciting events, all geared around our commitment to arts and culture. Make your art in Lake City and get a taste of one of South Carolina’s most charming communities!

Schedule your trip around ArtFields, a nine-day epic Southern competition and celebration in the heart of historic Lake City. You’ll find live music, dancing, Southern cuisine, and over $120,000 awarded in cash prizes to artists from all over the Southeast. Visit 40 venues — from boutiques to restaurants to world-class galleries — in town and cast your vote for your favorite work of art, and be sure to stop into the Smithsonian-certified Jones-Carter Gallery and the ArtFields Office Gallery, both of which are host to exciting exhibits year-round.

When old tobacco fields become world-class gardens, it’s definitely a must-see. Moore Farms Botanical Garden promotes research and education in horticulture, agriculture, and forestry while earning its reputation as one of the Southeast’s finest touring gardens. Plan ahead and sign up to attend a workshop, open house, or schedule a tour appointment for groups of ten or more. Lake City’s agricultural roots still run deep – taste it for yourself at a farm stop like Lee’s Fruit & Vegetables or Matthew’s Fruit Stand.

Take in all Lake City has to offer with just a stroll downtown – you’ll find shops, eateries, and unique places such as the Bean Market, a civic center and community gathering space in what was once the largest market of its kind in the world. Operated through the Community Museum Society, the Bean Market hosts wedding receptions, concerts, and community events. Be sure to check with local organizations dedicated to Lake City’s businesses, including the Greater Lake City Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Merchants’ Association, for the latest in shopping and dining. You can also download the Lake City  Guide here and start planning your trip!

There are unique ways to experience Lake City – stay at Olive’s Bed and Breakfast, a historic farmhouse where you’ll feel right at home as you find simple pleasures and modern amenities, or at The Inn at the Crossroads, a newly opened boutique hotel on Main Street that’s host to past ArtFields winners and the Crossroads on Main, an upscale restaurant and bar.

Enjoy classic cuisine — from barbecue to baked goods to freshly caught seafood — at Lake City’s restaurants, including Baker’s Sweet Bakery and Bistro, Railway Bar and Grill, Ward’s Fish Market, Jarrito’s Family Mexican Restaurant, and more! You’ll find an amazing new spot every time you visit.



ArtFields is the South's most engaging art competition and festival held in the historic community of Lake City, South Carolina. The nine-day ...
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ArtFields: The South’s Most Engaging Arts Fest

ArtFields: The South’s Most Engaging Arts Fest Each Spring, ArtFields in Lake City, SC creates an incredible amount of artistic ...
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Baker’s Sweets

Baker’s Sweets offers baked goods (from muffins to cookies to hand-made cakes for special occasions), bistro sandwiches, and coffee and ...
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Barnett’s Gas & Grill

Barnett's Gas & Grill 203 McCutcheon Road Lake City, SC 29560 (843) 374-8032 website  ...
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Barnhouse Restaurant & Lounge

Barnhouse Restaurant & Lounge 1228 West Turbeville Highway Lake City, SC (843) 389-9694 website  ...
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China Buffet

China Buffet 204 West Main Street Lake City, SC 29560 (843) 394-5583  ...
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China King

China King 246 Kelley Streey Lake City, SC 29560 (843) 374-8888  ...
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Crossroads on Main

Crossroads on Main (inside The Inn at the Crossroads) 128 West Main Street Lake City, SC 29560 (843) 374-2100 website ...
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Days Inn – Lake City

The Days Inn in Lake City is just .5 mile from the historic downtown area. The Days Inn offers free ...
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DeAnna’s Bath and Body

DeAnna's Bath & Body 112 E. Main Street Lake City, SC 29560 (843) 374-4000 website  ...
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East Main Market

East Main Market 139 E. Main Street, Lake City (843) 373-2165 Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm website  ...
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Fairview Framers & Antiques

Fairview Framers & Antiques 102 E. Main Street, Lake City (843) 373-1155 Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm  ...
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Growing Up Green

Growing Up Green 115 W Main St Lake City, SC 29560 (843) 374-5115  ...
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Huddle House – Lake City

Huddle House 218 North Ron McNair Blvd. Lake City, SC 29560 (843) 394-5195 website menu ...
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Inn at the Crossroads

The Inn at the Crossroads in Lake City offers an upscale boutique hotel experience in the midst of the quaint downtown ...
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Lady Kids II

Lady Kids II 112 E Main St Lake City, SC 29560 (843) 394-1970  ...
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Lake City Inn

A continental breakfast is included with your stay at the Lake City Inn, and each room has a microwave, fridge, ...
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Main St Mercantile

Main St Mercantile 111 E Main St Lake City, SC 29560 (843) 374-2333  ...
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Maryland Fried Chicken and The Shrimper – Lake City

Maryland Fried Chicken and The Shrimper 340 West Main Street Lake City, SC 29560 (843) 374-2063  ...
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Moore Farms Botanical Garden

Moore Farms Botanical Garden is a dynamic garden spanning 50 acres near Lake City. The garden setting is informal and inviting, ...
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Mosaic – Lake City

Mosaic 113 W Main St Lake City, SC 29560 (843) 374-0377 website ...
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National Bean Market

The National Bean Market was the world's largest truck auction during Lake City's agricultural prime. Built in 1936 by the Public Works ...
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Olio Studio

Olio Studio 104 W Main St Lake City, SC 29560 (843) 374-6546 website  ...
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Olive's Bed & Breakfast is a family farmhouse built around 1919. Olive's offers the simple pleasures of country living without sacrificing modern-day ...
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Pee Dee Thrift – Lake City

Pee Dee Thrift - Lake City 219 N Church St Lake City, SC 29560 (843) 394-5668  ...
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Railway Grill

Railway Grill 144 Acline Street Lake City, SC 29560 (843) 374-8422 ...
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Sakura Fusion

Sakura Fusion 159 S. Ron McNair Blvd. Lake City, SC 29560 (843) 374-8388 website  ...
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Security Inn – Lake City

Security Inn & Suites in Lake City offers 21 of the area's largest rooms. Each room features a 32" HDTV with ...
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Seven Boutique

Seven Boutique 130 E Main St Lake City, SC (843) 374-7777 website ...
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SoLace A Salon-Spa Boutique

SoLace A Salon-Spa Boutique, LLC 127 W Main St Lake City, SC 29560 (843) 373-2774 website  ...
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The Clubhouse Grill

The Clubhouse Grill Lake City Country Club 160 Club Circle Lake City, SC 29560 (843) 374-2582  ...
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The Elegant Bee

The Elegant Bee 112 Sauls Street, Lake City (843) 687-4757 Thu-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 10am-3pm; by appointment  ...
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The Market Antiques & Interiors

The Market Antiques & Interiors 252 N. Church Street, Lake City (843) 374-1903, (843) 939-7877 Wed-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 10am-2pm website ...
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Ward’s Comfort & Style Shoes

Ward's Comfort & Style Shoes 136 E Main St Lake City, SC 29560 (843) 374-7463  ...
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Ward’s Fish Market

A traditional fish market, Ward's offers fresh caught fish and will even fry them up for you. The catfish is ...
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Ward’s Fish Market

Ward's Fish Market 123 North Acline Street Lake City, SC 29560 (843) 374-9996  ...
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Visitor Information

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

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

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