Featured Downtown Events

Florence Downtown is buzzing with excitement as development continues every day.

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  • City Center Farmers Market

    The City Center Farmers Market offers a wonderful array of delicious South Carolina grown products and artisan-made goods. The year-round market takes place weekly on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. .

  • Florence After Five

    The Florence After Five Concert Series happens the final Friday every month, April through October. Experience local music, local food & beverages, and FREE admission!

  • South Carolina Pecan Festival

    2020 South Carolina Pecan Festival vendor applications open on February 1, 2020! The deadline to submit is August 31, 2020.

  • Downtown Florence Incentive & Grant Programs

    Learn more about incentive and grant programs available for property and business owners in Downtown Florence.

  • COVID-19 Resources

    During these uncertain times, the Downtown Development office is committed to connecting our small businesses to resources that may help them weather the storm.

Keep Up with Downtown

Read about current happenings in the Florence Downtown blog.

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  • SBA Approves Gov. Henry McMaster’s Request for Disaster Assistance

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved Governor Henry McMaster’s request for the agency to offer South Carolina’s small businesses with disaster assistance. Governor McMaster requested the disaster declaration in a March 17 letter to SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza. The disaster declaration means that South Carolina’s small businesses that have suffered substantial […]

  • New Hyatt Hotel Opens in Downtown Florence

    Article courtesy of scnow.com (scnow.com, Ardie Arvidson, Reporter) FLORENCE, S.C. –Hyatt Place Florence Downtown, a five-story, 103-room hotel, opened on February 6, 2019. It is the first Hyatt-branded hotel in historic downtown Florence. Owned by East Evans Hospitality LLC, the hotel is managed by Raines Hospitality, which manages several hotels in Florence and South Carolina. The property was […]

  • Downtown Fountain for Children Coming Soon!

    Downtown Fountain for Children Coming Soon!

    Article courtesy of scnow.com (scnow.com, Matthew Christian, Reporter) FLORENCE, S.C. – Children from ages 2 to 12 will soon have a new activity in downtown Florence. Clint Moore, development manager for the city of Florence, said Wednesday that, upon the approval of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, construction would begin on a […]