The Grand Opening ribbon and celebratory cake were both cut on Saturday, October 22nd by owners Brad, Kim and Alice Belle Carr!
Griggs Circle Bakery is a creative bake shop that provides freshly baked breads, breakfast items and desserts. They use quality ingredients and tried-and-true recipes.
The menu offers custom cakes for every occasion, breakfast pastries, pies, cookies, biscotti and wholesome granolas.
Griggs Circle Bakery is located at 116 N 5th St in downtown Hartsville. For more information about their locally sourced, crafted with love offerings, visit the Griggs Circle Bakery website or call 843.309.9375.
The Grand Opening ribbon was successfully cut on Thursday, October 20th by owners Catrina and Houston Penny! Let the lighter dining begin!
LighterSide boasts private dining capabilities for parties up to 60, with full A/V capabilities, and you won’t want to miss the 16 widescreen TVs and 16 draft beers on tap with Yeti Chill-Rite systems to ensure best drinkability!
The menu offers local favorites including freshly grilled entrees, gluten-free options and other feel good foods and drinks.
LighterSide is located at 217 N. Fifth Street in downtown Hartsville. For more information about their menu offerings, visit: lighterfood.com or call 843.332.7000
This event was postponed due to Hurricane Matthew but has been rescheduled for November 10.
Our Downtown Block Party series will continue Thursday, October 10th on West Carolina Avenue with a performance by Paperwork sponsored by First Citizens. The Downtown Block Party series will consist of one more additional free outdoor concert that highlights downtown Hartsville shops and businesses as well as a variety of family-friendly activities during the month of October.
PaperWork’s original material reflects their set-list of ’60s & 70s jams, and ’80s funky grooves – yet their sound is unique. While keeping their retro-styled charm, PaperWork’s original songs maintain an up-to-date appeal. Band members hail from the Myrtle Beach area.
Downtown Hartsville’s Block Party series features various bands and performances, but also offers a variety of activities and downtown vendors. These events were planned by Main Street Hartsville which seeks to create a vibrant and economically successful downtown in Hartsville. For more information on the event, contact email@example.com
WHAT: Downtown Block Party continues with performance by Paperwork sponsored by First Citizens
WHERE: West Carolina Avenue
WHEN: Thursday, November 10, 6-9pm
Main Street Hartsville’s Fall Downtown Block Party series will begin Thursday, September 22nd on East Carolina Avenue with a performance by Outshyne sponsored by Raceway Automotive. This concert is free to the public thanks to Raceway’s generous sponsorship!
Other activities planned for the Downtown Block Party are show cars, a Jingle Singing contest, and other fun activities for kids to enjoy such as hula hoops and sidewalk chalk. In addition to the performance by Outshyne, Zach Bradshaw, winner of the 2015 Hartsville Idol amateur singing competition, will be performing at intermission.
Outshyne , a country band from South Carolina, plays music with a country feel and rock overtones. Originally formed in 2007, of high school friends playing after work. In 2010 they turned their passion for music into a full time endeavor, performing 150-180 dates a year. They have opened for country music superstars including, Jake Owen, Eric Church, Lee Brice, Colt Ford, Joe Nichols, Gary Allen, and Justin Moore. Their music can be found on Youtube and Spotify with their latest single, “That Girl” available on iTunes.
Downtown Hartsville’s Block Party series features various bands and performances, but also offers a variety of activities and downtown vendors. These events were planned by Main Street Hartsville which seeks to create a vibrant and economically successful downtown in Hartsville. For more information on the event, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Downtown Hartsville’s merchants and businesses will be celebrating National Hat Day on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, a time to call attention to every kind of headwear brimming with fun, and for participating local businesses to offer special deals and discounts for all customers wearing hats while they shop.
Main Street Hartsville’s Promotions Committee has organized the local event, where participants will be invited to post selfies to social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram of themselves wearing hats in participating stores with the hashtag #HartsvilleHatDay to be entered to win Main Street Hartsville gift certificates.
“We’re excited to present this as a day of fun and excitement in our expanding downtown,” Main Street Hartsville Promotions Committee member Tre’ Gammage said. “We’re hoping everyone will put their hats on and explore our downtown for National Hat Day.”
Main Street Hartsville Executive Director Suzy Moyd noted that the event comes in the middle of the post-holiday-rush lull which businesses often experience at the beginning of the year.
“When people get credit card bills and experience buyer’s remorse, typically retailers see a slow January,” she said. “The Main Street Hartsville Promotions Committee, chaired by Jessica Cohen, is dedicated to creating retail events to give people a reason to shop downtown and make cash registers ring year-round. National Hat Day was just a fun one for them to ‘hang their hat on.’”
To get involved in your downtown, volunteer to serve on a Main Street Hartsville committee by visiting www.mainstreethartsville.org.
Jingle ARRGH the Way! is a production by the Columbia Children’s Theater and will be performed at Center Theater in downtown Hartsville at 3 p.m. on December 20th! The play is based on Melinda Long’s story “How I Became a Pirate” and is fun for the whole family.
FREE Children 2 and under
Tickets are available at Hartsville Tourism Office (106 E Carolina Ave) or www.eventbrite.com
See you there!
Downtown Hartsville will shine as never before on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 5 to 10 p.m., as the Duke Energy Lights Up the Night Community Festival arrives with laser shows, live music from Terence Lonon and the Untouchables as well as a plethora of vendors and children’s entertainments.
This large-scale, free community festival, sponsored by Duke Energy, is taking place on Railroad Avenue and Coker Avenue, as well as at Coker College’s DeLoach Center. The event’s free, 15-minute laser shows will take place inside the DeLoach Center at the top of every hour from 6 to 9 p.m. The classic beach music group Terence Lonon and the Untouchables, meanwhile, will return to Hartsville for the fourth straight year, entertaining festival-goers with a massive repertoire of Doo-Wop/R&B/Soul hits of the Drifters, the Four Tops, the Temptations and the Tams.
“The Duke Energy Lights Up the Night Community Festival is going to be big, bright and family friendly,” Suzy Moyd, Executive Director of Main Street Hartsville, said. “We’re tremendously grateful that Duke Energy has given Hartsville the gift of a major fall festival that reflects the amazing vibrancy of our community. This has become one of the greatest and most exciting events to come to us in recent years, and we’re already looking forward to making this an annual fixture on the calendars of local residents.”
A wide variety of vendors will be on hand with crafts, soaps, fabrics, jewelry, pumpkins, bake sales and carnival food as well as photo booth opportunities. Children will have a chance to discover such exciting vehicles as a NASCAR Pace Car and a Duke Energy bucket truck at the Touch-A-Truck display, play inside inflatables, discover a petting zoo from Pleasant Valley Stables and explore a neon obstacle course, which the Hartsville YMCA will create around the pond at the Vista, the park located along Railroad Avenue. The ArborOne Ag Simulator will also appear, allowing children to imagine driving a tractor amidst various crops.
“Hartsville Knocks,” a wreath designing competition which will place expertly crafted and themed wreaths on front doors throughout downtown Hartsville beginning in November, will host its preliminary judging at a display during the festival. The nine wreath-decorating artists selected then will go on to a final competition round during Main Street Hartsville’s Downtown Holiday Open House on Nov. 19 at Seersuckergypsy, 212 N. Fifth St., from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Another competition will reach its final round during the festival, as the Hartsville Icon amateur performance finals take place on the main stage. The event series has garnered an enthusiastic response as it ran throughout Main Street Hartsville’s fall Downtown Block Party series, and will provide to its ultimate winner a grand prize including $200. The finalists include Zachary Bradshaw, Lona Anne Arreola and GleeSSM, the Glee Club of the S.C. Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics, with the winner determined by audience applause.
Robinson Nuclear employees will also be on hand to teach children about nuclear energy and electricity through interactive demonstrations that are sure to delight. There will be a booth for adults as well with information about nuclear energy, tips for saving money on your light bill, and other pertinent information that Duke Energy customers can use.