Must-Do Summer Activities in Augusta GA

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Whether you’re new to the CSRA or have lived here for ages, it’s no secret that Augusta is booming and that means more entertainment options than ever are coming our way. As summer rapidly approaches thoughts turn to planning trips, lake days, and more, but there is plenty of fun to be had right here in Augusta! We know those summer calendars can fill up fast, so we’re helping you get an early start on Summer plans and sharing these activities you won’t want to miss in Augusta over the next few months!

Get outside!

Take advantage of the summer sun and 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

Have a Lake Day

Just a quick drive from Augusta or North Augusta, Clarks Hill Lake / Lake Thurmond has a variety of campgrounds, public beaches, and access areas so you can enjoy a lake day any time this summer. Check out some of the more popular options like:

  • Modoc Campground
  • Hamilton Branch State Park
  • West Dam Park and Recreation Area
  • Mistletoe State Park
  • Wildwood Park
  • Plum Branch

Events

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Greenjackets Game | All Summer | SRP Park, North Augusta

Summers were made for baseball, and it’s no secret that SRP Park is an exciting new part of the minor league scene here in the CSRA. If you haven’t visited for a game yet, you’re in for a real treat! The Greenjackets will be playing home games at SRP park all summer and you can check their schedule and purchase tickets here.

Hopelands Concert Series | Hopelands Gardens in Aiken, SC

Monday evenings this spring and summer, Hopelands Gardens hosts a variety of outdoor performances. Bring your lawn chair and a picnic dinner to enjoy the many different musical styles. For additional information visit their website

Recteq Fest  | May 22, 2021  | recteq Headquarters in Evans, GA

This free event will be a celebration featuring food, drinks, and live entertainment, giving you the chance to hang with your favorite #recteqfamily members! In addition to all the fun, there will be exclusive deals and NEW products announcements! For additional information visit their website.  

Puddle Ducks: Kids & Caregivers Club | 2nd Tuesday of every month | Phinizy Swamp Nature Park

Puddle Ducks is a special program that allows caretakers the opportunity to explore and grow with their toddler as they discover the wonders of our natural world. Learn more here

Local Eats

Get out and support local businesses and restaurants. Historic downtown Augusta has so much to offer. For more information, check out our local guide for Augusta, GA, and Aiken, SC.  

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Farmhaus Burger | 1204 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901

Locally sourced, Farmhaus Burger offers gourmet burgers, hot dogs, and spiked milkshakes. Vegetarian? Try their organic sea island red pea veggie patty. In addition to spiked shakes and floats, they also serve craft cocktails, wine, beer and spirits. For additional information visit their website

Frog Hollow Tavern | 1282 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901

With a focus on farm-to-table dining and fresh, seasonal ingredients, this modern space offers over 100 wines with their regionally sourced, new American cuisine. For more information visit their website.

New Moon Cafe | 936 Broad St, Augusta, GA 30901

Offering only the finest Arabica coffees produced in the world, this upbeat cafe offers creative comfort food and freshly roasted coffee beans. For more information visit their website.

Betsy’s Round the Corner | 224 Park Avenue, Aiken SC, 29801

Betsy’s offers full table service with a menu of homemade soups and salads, hotdogs, burgers, daily specials, and more! For dessert, try their frosty shakes or ice cream treats. For more information visit their website

Malia’s | 120 Laurens St, Aiken SC, 29801

Malia’s combines locally and internationally sourced ingredients to create polished American cuisine. For more information visit their website

Food Truck Fridays | Fridays 6 pm-9 pm | Columbia County Amphitheater in Evans, Ga 

These free events will be from 6PM to 9PM and feature entertainment from local musicians, themed food trucks and beverages. Themed food trucks are as follows: May 21st -Greek, June 25th-Mexican, July 23rd- American, August 20th-Italian, September 24th- Hawaiian. For additional information visit their website.  

Farmers Markets

Laney Walker Farmers Market  | 1st Friday of every month  | 850 Laney Walker Blvd

Shop your favorite local produce, meat and dairy. They will also be providing heart healthy education, health screenings, CPR training, and more. For additional information visit their website

The Veggie Park Farmers Market  | Tuesdays from 4:30pm-7pm  | 09 Eve Street

“Come experience the most feel-good farmers market in Augusta!” This market features some of the most highly regarded farmers in the CSRA. For additional information visit their website

The Augusta Market | Saturdays from 8am-2pm  | 8th Street Plaza on The Riverwalk

The Augusta Market is a weekly opportunity for makers and vendors from across the CSRA to come together in one location. Shoppers can find fresh produce and other food items, art, handmade goods and more! If you’re looking to get a taste of Augusta, this is a great place to start. The market is every Saturday at the 8th Street Riverwalk Plaza. For additional info or to get involved, go here.

Evans Market  | Saturdays from 9am-1pm  | Plaza across from Evans Towne Center Park in Evans, GA

Weekly market made up of local artisans, farmers, producers, & vendors. For additional information visit their website.  

Aiken County Farmers Market  | Tuesdays & Saturdays from 7:30 am-11:30 am | 115 Williamsburg St. – Between Park Avenue and Richland Avenue in Aiken, SC

The Market is a place where items are offered for sale and conversation and recipes are shared with friends, old and new with events on Saturdays. For additional information visit their website.  

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