Main Street Laurens

Shopping, Luck o’ the Irish this week for Finally Friday

For many years, Main Street Laurens’ Finally Friday has been known as a summer concert and event series, but starting this weekend it’s providing opportunities to enjoy shopping, some concerts or other special events. “Due to input from the community, Main Street Laurens is moving most of the Finally Friday events to the second Friday…

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Main Street Laurens’ planned music fest wins $5,000 grant

During a luncheon earlier today, on Wednesday, Nov. 20, Main Street Laurens was again named as one of two winners of a $5,000 Hughes Investment grant, which will help fund its inaugural year of “The Piedmont Blues & Roots Music Festival,” slated for May 9, 2020. Main Street Laurens had already been named, along with…

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Family friendly Friday activities downtown Laurens tonight

Laurens, South Carolina – Main Street Laurens is offering  two more Finally Fridays! this summer, and the July session starts off tonight, July 26, from 6 to 9 p.m., with children’s bicycle safety classes offered by the Laurens Police Department right on the Public Square, Laurens. There will also be free watermelon slices until they last,…

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Laurens Main Street hosts Finally Friday, national representatives

While Main Street Laurens has been busy this summer with the Downtown Farmers Market and its Finally Friday! summer series, its pivotal role is economic development of the historic district and its acceptance for a pilot program in South Carolina will help that happen in Laurens. There are two more Finally Fridays this summer, and…

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The Shag Doctorz, Sweet Tea Soiree in downtown Laurens tonight

Laurens, South Carolina – A night of sweet tea and Carolina beach music by The Shag Doctorz will bring shag dancing to the Historic Downtown Square in Laurens tonight highlight the June Finally Friday! tonight, Friday, June 28, as Main Street Laurens holds its annual Sweet Tea Soiree for its third Finally Friday! of the summer…

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Peaches, veggies on tap as Laurens Downtown Farmers Market opens

Laurens, South Carolina – Last weekend’s Saturday morning storms didn’t materialize as forecasters predicted, and the Downtown Farmers Market was one of several events which postponed plans based on the weather reports. One advantage, however, is that another week has provided more time for vegetables and fruit to ripen, and Coggins peaches will also be…

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R&B, Motown highlight downtown Laurens, May 31 Finally Friday!

Main Street Laurens has mapped out plans for its May Finally Friday, which will take place Friday night, May 31, and feature the music of Soulified 7, a Greenville-based band which performs pop, rhythm and blues, and Motown. “They performed a couple of weeks ago at Spartanburg’s Spring Fling, and they’ve performed at events in…

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Public encouraged to attend tonight’s Echo Theater meeting

A community meeting will be held in the Laurens City Council Chambers in City Hall tonight to gauge community support and gather ideas for the former Echo Theater. The meeting was announced during the recent meeting of Laurens City Council and council members and members of the public were asked to attend at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 7,…

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Christmas celebrations this week prior to Saturday parades

Christmas parades across the county are set for Saturday, Dec. 1, but the Christmas season begins even sooner as Main Street organizations in Clinton and Laurens hold their tree lighting ceremonies and highlight their downtown retail businesses. Main Street Clinton will begin its celebration of “A Family Christmas” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29,, with its…

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