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Downtown Florence

Charming and historic, downtown Florence offers walkable shopping, dining, nightlife, and history.

Downtown Florence is a vibrant area with walkable streets and plenty of inspiring things to do. Spend the day getting to know the local community by exploring our shops, restaurants, and historical attractions.

A Shopper’s Paradise

Browse an eclectic mix of stores ranging from clothing boutiques and gift shops to galleries and home furnishing stores. Hunt for new treasures in one of our antique stores, and if you’re a fashion lover, then be sure to check out the latest looks at designer Billy Reid’s flagship location on N. Court Street.

Plenty of Dining & Nightlife

What are you hungry for? The downtown dining scene offers a range of options from laid back, family-friendly fare to more upscale settings. Along with your classic American favorites, you can savor Southern cuisine, Mexican, Thai, Barbecue, Sushi and more.

Downtown Florence Events

When it happens in the Shoals, chances are it happens in downtown Florence. This is where the whole community comes out to play. Don’t miss First Fridays, a chance to connect with local artists and enjoy food and live music on our downtown streets. Many of the area’s most popular events happen downtown too, from Shindig to the W.C. Handy Music Festival, the Renaissance Faire, and more.

Downtown Attractions & History

Downtown Florence is home to the historic Shoals Theatre, which stages live music and theatre productions and screens films. The Kennedy Douglas Center for The Arts, just north of Wilson Park is a beautiful place to view rotating art exhibits within three beautifully-preserved historic homes. History buffs will get a big kick out of Pope’s Tavern Museum, which served as a tavern, makeshift hospital, and meeting place for Union and Confederate troops during the Civil War.

Plan your day in downtown Florence. View a copy of the downtown brochure or browse all of the shops, restaurants, and attractions below.

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