September in the CSRA: Local Events Guide


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  We will kick off the list with two local favorites, the annual Art Festivals in Augusta and Aiken, happening back-to-back weekends this month!

AIKEN’S MAKIN’

September 7 (9am-6pm)  |  Septemer 8 (9am  – 5pm) Historic Downtown Aiken This annual local showcase of handmade goods boasts over 300 vendors winding through the parkways of downtown Aiken. For over 40 years, locals have come out to support and celebrate the craftsmanship of local artisans. For more information on vendors, food, and more, visit their website.  

ARTS IN THE HEART

September 14-16 Downtown Augusta This annual event is a celebration of creativity and culture. You can shop handmade goods, fine art, sample international cuisine with vendors representing 20+ countries, and see showcase performances by talent from all over the Southeast. For more information and tickets, click here.  

AUGUSTA MARKET AT THE RIVER

Saturdays from 8am-2pm On 8th Street in Downtown Augusta Checkout handmade jewelry, local artists, produce, baked goods, coffee, and more! It’s a great way to start off a crisp fall morning, and then you can head home and catch some college football in the afternoon

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS

Nothing beats a Friday night cheering on the home team. The CSRA has local high schools packed with spirit and talent, so head out for some action on the gridiron and cheer on your favorite local team! If you want to keep up-to-date on all things high school sports, check out this preview from The Augusta Chronicle

SWAMP SATURDAY HIKES

Saturdays at 9:30am Starting September 3 – December 2 Take a guided hike through Phinizy Swamp Nature Park on their 2.5 mile trail! You can view the local wildlife and learn about the diverse plants that inhabit the area. Cost: $2/person – register online.  

Image Source: The Alley Downtown Brewery | Aiken, SC

BEND & BREW IN AIKEN

Sunday at 5:30PM
The Alley Downtown Taproom

Start your Saturday with a yoga class and stay after for some brews at The Alley. For more information and pricing, check here.

SUNDAY STROLL: A SIGNATURE DRINK CRAWL

Sunday, September 2  |  12pm-4pm

As a part of Labor Day Jazz Weekend put on by Garden City Jazz, take a stroll through downtown Augusta and sip some craft cocktails whipped up by your local mixologists at places like Whiskey Bar, Fuse, Bees Knees, Hive, and more!

 

SECOND SATURDAY AT THE SQUARE:

September 8  |  4PM – 8PM
Downtown Edgefield

Experience historic downtown Edgefield with a farmers market, live music, crafts and more. You can check out the Edgefield General Store and tour the town square

 

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SUPPORT PERFORMING ARTS

Columbia County Ballet presents Michael Viator’s Cinderella

September 21 at 7PM
The Imperial Theatre
Tickets and more information here

The Augusta Players present Anything Goes

September 28-30
The Imperial Theatre
Tickets and more information here

IT’S A GREEN THING FESTIVAL

Saturday September 28-29  |  10AM – 5PM
Aiken County Fairgrounds

It’s a celebration of sustainability! Learn from the experts in interactive workshops about organics, heirlooms, solar, wellness, recycling, beekeeping, check out the Eco-Kids Zone, and more! For more information click here.

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