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Darlington Veterans Memorial

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Each Memorial Day and Veterans Day, the American Legion holds a service at the Darlington Veterans Memorial at the corner of Orange and Main Streets. 

"Honoring the men and women who faithfully served our nation and preserved our freedom."

The DDRA was an instrumental part of the creation of the Darlington Veterans Memorial Park downtown that was dedicated on Memorial Day 2014. Many in the community have served our nation, and this park features the names of some, including the two most famous.

James Elliott Williams, the most decorated enlisted sailor in the history of the US Navy, and Lt. William G. “Billy” Farrow, who flew with Doolittle's raiders in the attack on Japan after the bombing of Pearl Harbor are just two of many from Darlington that have gone to defend this great nation. 

Incentive Improvement Grant

The DDRA has funds available for property and business owners to improve the exterior of their shops, update signage, or install awnings. More information here.

Download the application here

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Scare on the Square

The Darlington Area Recreation Department and the Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association (DDRA) will offer children a downtown Trick-or-Treat experience from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, October 24, at the Public Square in Darlington. Employees of area businesses will be handing out treats to costumed children, and some will be dressed in costumes themselves.

Golf Tournament

The DDRA's Annual Golf Tournament presented by Carolina Bank,  Darlington Raceway, and Fitness World Gyms will be held the first Friday in April at Darlington Country Club with a buffet lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. and shotgun start at 1 o'clock. Four-man captain's choice teams will play for various prizes, including tickets to the Bojangles Southern 500, cash, and bragging rights! 

Sponsorships and teams are still available.

 

 

Taste of Darlington

The annual Taste of Darlington will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at Darlington Raceway. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the gate. Ages 21 and older. Interested in being involved? Host a table, show off your cooking skills, or simply sponsor this fantastic evening. Download the application here.

People dancing at the Taste of Darlington

Bringing Downtown Alive! Concert Series

The DDRA Bringing Downtown Alive! Concert Series allows the community to gather and hear local and regional bands perform. Local vendors provide food and beverages for purchase. The DDRA has created these events to encourage activity in our downtown as well as improve the quality of life for residents in the area. Since 2016, the concerts have grown and overflowed with people, and all the businesses in the area felt a positive impact from the traffic.

Enjoy local, live music and area restaurants’ eats – from 7 to 10 p.m.
Liberty Lane on Pearl Street downtown Darlington

People dancing in the street at the July 2019 concert

If you want to be part of the organizational committee for the concerts, need sponsorship information, or need a vendor application, please contact us at 843-398-4000 x 103 or email info@buildupdarlington.org.