Can’t Miss Fall Activities in Augusta

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With school getting into full swing and Labor Day marking the unofficial end to summer, the excitement for fall is in the air. Whether you’re looking to celebrate the spooky season with family, enjoy a festival with friends, or just enjoy the cooler weather outside, Augusta has a variety of events happening this fall that are sure to satisfy your craving. 

Local Eats

Grab a bite to eat at one of Augusta’s great local spots like Summerville Scoops and New Moon Cafe. Explore a comprehensive list of shopping, dining, entertainment destinations, and more in our Guide to Augusta, GA.

Friday Night Football

Football season is almost here! Support your local Augusta high school football teams! You can find a comprehensive schedule here

Get Outside

Soak up the last of warm weather on the river, lake, or canal. Check out some of these great local spots to enjoy the outdoors like:

  • Kayaking or Canoeing from Savannah Rapids Pavilion
  • The Bark Park, Disc Golf Course, and Gardens at Pendleton King Park
  • Bike or hike along the Augusta Canal or Riverwalk
  • Enjoy campgrounds, public beaches and access areas at Clarks Hill Lake / Lake Thurmond

Greenjackets Game

It’s no secret that SRP Park is an exciting new addition to the CSRA. If you haven’t visited for a game yet, you still have time! The Greenjackets will be playing home games at SRP park until mid-September and you can check their schedule and purchase tickets here.

Concerts

Looking for live entertainment? There are several exciting concerts and shows in the Augusta area in the coming months. Browse the venue websites below for a full list of events and details.  

Splash Jam, August 20 – 22

Enjoy slides, foam pits, games, prizes, and food at Splash Jam’s First Annual Pop-up Water park. Learn more here.

Augusta Beerfest, August 21

Join in on the fun at Augusta Beerfest on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at the James Brown Arena for unlimited beer sampling. Learn more and get tickets here.

Downtown Music Fest 2021, August 27 & 28

Enjoy music at Kids Music Fest on Friday and Country Music Fest on Saturday. More information and tickets can be found here

ArtsCity Festival, September 17-19

This Mini-Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival will take place on September 17, 18, 19, 2021, the Traditional Arts in the Heart in Augusta third weekend in September. This will be a smaller festival experience that includes many of the features that are unable to be included in the Arts in the Heart festival due to COVID restrictions. 

Border Bash, September 17

Border Bash is back! Created to celebrate the football rivalry between border state schools – the University of South Carolina and the University of Georgia – while supporting CSRA children’s charities and clubs, Border Bash will be held on September 17th at SRP Park. Learn more and get tickets here.  

2021 Fall Festival, September 30 – October 3

Get into the swing of fall at the Fall Festival! There will be children’s activities, vendors, flea markets, food, adult beverages and so much more. Head over to Barton Field on Friday evening in your lederhosen and dirndl and enjoy Oktoberfest entertainment and delicious German food. Learn more about this free event here.

2021 Palmetto Peach Half Marathon, 10K & 5K, November 27

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to run through two states – not to mention, our two favorite states? Starting at SRP Park in North Augusta, crossing the Savannah River, and pace through Augusta before ending back in South Carolina. Learn more and sign up here

More Events and Resources

Find more events in Augusta, GA here

Still need more activity ideas? Check out our local guide for Augusta, GA, Aiken, SC, and North Augusta, SC.

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