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Cheraw Spring Festival

Event Starts: Sat, Apr 7th, 2018 10:00 am

Entertainment, arts & crafts, great food, kids' fun & more!

Good Times!

Kid’s Fun Block
Market Street • Saturday, 10 AM-6 PM & Sunday, 12-5 PM
Bring the children downtown for children’s games and rides for a small fee.  Craft vendors and concessions are available too.

Spring Arts and Craft Show and Celebration
Cheraw Community Center, Corner of Powe & Second Streets
Saturday, 10 AM-6 PM and Sunday,  12-5 PM
From the festival’s center stage come fabulous live performances by local bands, gymnasts and dance students.  Magic shows, juggling and clown acts round out the fun.

Come join us for all day entertainment. It’s free!
A petting zoo and pony rides will be available for a small fee.

Browse or buy as over 100 crafters and artists display their wonderful wares and demonstrate their art. 

The front entertainment lawn is also the site for exhibits, strolling clowns and children’s activities.

Add delicious foods, barbecue, drinks, baked goodies, ice cream, hot dogs, hamburgers, hot popcorn, and funnel cakes, and you have the perfect way to spend the day!

Centennial Park Entertainment
Market and Second Streets • Saturday, 11 AM-5 PM 
Enjoy more Spring Festival entertainment at this venue.

Cultural Affairs!

Black Heritage Jubilation
Theatre on the Green • Friday, 6-7:30 PM
Gospel singing and lots of exciting activities for the entire family.  Free. 
Sponsor: Sanctorium Lodge #25 FAMPH.

Fine Arts Show
Cheraw Community Center • Saturday and Sunday
The Cheraw Arts Commission presents student, amateur and professional artists displaying their work in all mediums in the Burr Gallery.  Artwork will only be accepted on March 26 and 27.  No entries received after 5pm on March 27.  Applications available at Cheraw Community Center or may be emailed. The show runs through the month of April. For more info, call 843-537-8420 x12.  Free admission. Sponsored: Market Street Gifts & Gallery of Cheraw.

The Southern African American Heritage Center
125 Kershaw Street • Saturday, 10 AM-5 PM
Examine artifacts that belonged to African American families who lived in Chesterfield County, SC. 
Gift shop carries folk toys, books, jewelry and southern food. $7 adults; $5 children (5-18)

In Good Taste!

Ham and Grits Supper and Breakfast
210 Third Street • Friday, 5-8 PM & Saturday, 7-10 AM
Cheraw Masonic Lodge #15 cooks up this all you can eat southern favorite, fine center cut ham, eggs and grits. $7.

First United Methodist Church’s Famous BBQ
113 Third Street • Saturday, 11 AM-2 PM
Take out or all you can eat buffet.

History Flashback!

Antique Fire Truck Parade
Downtown • Saturday, 10 AM
More than 20 antique fire trucks will parade down Front, Powe, and Second Streets. A demonstration of the old trucks will follow in the parking lot of Palmetto Family Medicine 317 Second Street, 11 am-2pm.

Down by the Riverside Living History Expo
Riverside Park, Church Street
All day Saturday and Sunday until 3 PM
The men of the 26th South Carolina Volunteers welcome callers to camp as they demonstrate life in the Confederate Army. A “skirmish” will be fought both days at 2 PM. Free.

General Sherman’s March Into Cheraw
Market Street, Downtown Cheraw • Saturday, 11 AM
Gather to watch as the Union troops enter Cheraw.

Civil War Lantern Tours
Riverside Park • Saturday Evening, begins at sundown.
Dramatic scenes of the war years unfold in the flickering light of camp fires as you walk through the past by lantern light.  Tickets are available Saturday morning at Riverside Park for this popular event.  Tickets: $5.

The Lyceum Museum & Inglis McIver Law Office
Market Street • Saturday, 10 AM-5 PM and Sunday, 12-5 PM
Explore Cheraw’s rich history housed in these intimate buildings both built in the early 1800s. Free

Get Movin’!

The Tabernacle Experience
Wallace Baptist Church, 4174 Hwy 1, Wallace
Saturday 9 AM-5 PM, Sunday 2-5 PM
Wallace Baptist will be offering a shuttle service to and from the Spring Festival. The shuttle will pick at 273 Second Street next door to Melton’s Florist each hour.
Come by the Tabernacle experience booth at 273 Second Street or you can visit us at and check us out on Facebook for more information
The tabernacle experience is a scaled representation and interactive tour of the Old Testament Tabernacle. The entire event is free. Each tour will take about 1.5 hours. The shuttle will return you to the Spring Festival when your tour is complete.

3rd Annual Cheraw Rescue Squad Cruise-In 
316 2nd St (El-Sherif’s parking lot)
Sunday, 1:30 PM - until
Questions Contact 843-287-3658
Door Prizes • Music • No entry Fee • No Judging

More Great Events

Baseball & Softball Opening Day
Saturday, March 24 • 10:30 AM • Arrowhead Park

24th Annual Taste of Cheraw
Thursday, April 19 at 7-11 PM
Tickets: $50 each 321 Third St. the home of Dan and Ashley Malloy DriggersContact the Chamber for tickets at 221 Market St., 843.537.7681, or see a Chamber Board Member.

Cheraw Market on Market
The family-friendly monthly event featuring art, produce, food and entertainment on the Third Saturday of each month from May through October, 9 AM - 1 PM, Downtown Cheraw.

Third Thursdays Concert Series
7 - 9:30 PM at the Cheraw Community Center
Tickets: 843.537.8421 

>   May 17: North Tower
>   June 21:  Jim Quick and The Coastline Band
>   July 19:  The Embers with Craig Woolard
>   August 16:  Band of Oz

Independence Celebration
July 3:  The Catalinas, 7:00 – 10:00 PM

The South Carolina Jazz Festival
Friday, October 19 – Sunday, October 21
Visit for future details.

Historic Cheraw Cell Phone Tour
Dial 843-865-3002 and discover Cheraw’s unique history.

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