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Downtown concert one part of upcoming Race Week

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Thanks to the generous contributions of the City of Darlington, the Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association will be able to hold a free Concert Series in 2021. This month's concert features Level 10 Band & Show from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, on the Public Square. You can check out classic cars on display from the Darlington Cruisers and Eastern SC Mustang Club at the mural parking lot or play in the Cornhole Tournament. We will have Sweet Chillin' Shaved Ice, Dave's Barnyard BBQ, George's Funnel Cakes, Cajun specialties from University of BBQ, BJ's Krusty Krab Food Truck, and, thanks to Pepsi of Florence, free Pepsi and water. 



PDRTA and the City of Darlington will provide a FREE shuttle from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, between the racetrack area to the Public Square. Yard signs will indicate the stops.

  • Stop 1 - Old Bi-Lo Plaza (DART bus stop)
  • Stop 2 - Weekend Pit Stop / Young's Campground
  • Stop 3 - Tunnel Road at Indian Branch
  • Stop 4 - Sunset at Tunnel Road
  • Stop 5 - Parking lot of Gas-N-Go / Bargain Bens
  • Stop 6 - Blackwell Circle (at Track's Credentials Office)
  • Stop 7 - Raceway Grill on Right
  • Stop 8 - Public Square at the Mural Parking Lot

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Funds raised by these events will go toward downtown revitalization efforts. Vendor Info. Sponsor Info. Info: info@buildupdarlington.org or 843-992-1561


Race Week Events

The Southern 500 Parade and Car Haulers Parade have been suspended this year again due to the COVID pandemic.

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    Darlington Raceway will host the third annual Terrence Carraway Memorial 5K presented by Brown's RV Superstore at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 2. There will also be a one-mile Kids Run as part of the event. Runners can register online at darlingtonraceway.com/memorial5k.
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    Enjoy classic Shrimp-N-Grits (or pork chip and grits) Night at Joe's Grill on Thursday nights at 306 Russell St., Darlington.


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    Enjoy Steak Night with Joe's Grill 
    on Friday nights at 306 Russell St., Darlington. Dine-in only. Info: 843-944-0626
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    Fahrenheit 225 will have Trivia & Rock Bingo Night on Fridays beginning at 7 p.m. Pick up to-go orders at 26 Public Square, Darlington. Open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Call in take-out orders at (843) 944-0321.
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    Enjoy Karaoke Night at Chianti's Wings & Things, 124 Cashua St., Darlington, beginning at 7 p.m. every Friday night. Come through and kick back, relax and enjoy yourself.
  • Little Rusty performs live from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at the Darlington Moose Lodge, 1056 N Governor Williams Hwy, Darlington.


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    The Southeastern Bluegrass Association of South Carolina presents a great youth band Mountain Highway from Virginia at its monthly concert and jam session on Sept. 4 at the Grand Old Post Office, 201 Pearl St., Darlington. Featured bands in concert from 5:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m. for jamming and open mic at 5 o'clock. Additional jam session from 8 to 9 p.m. Admission is $7 for members, $5 for students, free for children and $10 for others.
  • Sport Clips Haircuts VFW Help a Hero 200 - 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4
  • Saturday Night Playoffs Party with NBC Sports' NASCAR personalities, music and fan games to officially start the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4.
  • Saturdays on the Square: Level 10 Band & Show will perform live for the first in the DDRA's Bringing Downtown Alive! Concert Series return from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Public Square. Car show, food, cornhole tournament, Pepsi, and more. Bring a chair. Thanks to City of Darlington for funding this project! Info: 843-992-1561 or info@buildupdarlington.org
  • Mayo High Alumni BACK TO THE '90S WEEKEND kicks off from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday Sept. 4, with the 50th Birthday Celebration For Sharetta Pauley Marcus & Josh "JP Money" Pearson at the Hudson Mansion and Estate, 1172 Pocket Road, Darlington. Music by DJ Shakim (Tour DJ for BBD & New Edition). Complimentary Cocktails from 9 to 10 p.m. Games + Spades tournament + Dance-off + Dopest Outfit and more. For VIP sections and Cabanas text 917-332-7560.
  • Neptune Island Waterpark, 1109 Fourteenth St., Hartsville, is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.


  • Mayo High Alumni BACK TO THE '90S WEEKEND Reunion Brunch will be held from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, at the Hudson Mansion and Estate, 1172 Pocket Road, Darlington. Live performance by CJ and Kreig Outlaw featuring Sheryl Boyd. Live DJ. Menu includes Shrimp & Grits, Chicken & Waffles, and Steak & Eggs. Vegan options available. Mimosas in a variety of flavors. For VIP sections and Cabanas text 917-332-7560.
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