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Cheraw Spring Festival

Event Starts: Fri, Mar 31st, 2017 10:00 am

Award Winning Family Fun
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.
Transportation provided to Riverside Park and downtown.
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 16 and 17.  No entries received after 5pm on March 17.  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’!
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
Also enjoy live musical performance by Lucas Gathings.
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Baseball & Softball Opening Day
Saturday, March 25 • 10:30 AM • Arrowhead Park

“A Taste of Cheraw”
Thursday, April 20 at 7 PM
Tickets: 843-537-7681

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 18:  The Legacy Motown Revue
>   June 15:  The Band of Oz
>   July 20:  The Embers featuring Craig Woolard
>   August 17:  Steve Owens and Summertime Band

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

The South Carolina Jazz Festival
Friday, October 20 – Sunday, October 22
During this year's SC Jazz Festival, Cheraw will celebrate the 100th anniversary of legendary jazz musician John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie. Visit or call 843-537-8420.

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

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