It is certainly an event-filled weekend, especially with it being the weekend before a holiday. The 4th of July falls on a Tuesday this year so events for the holiday will be going on from June 30th till the actual 4th. Even though many events are happening for Independence Day, the city has not shied away from hosting many more events outside of the holiday. If you’re looking for some things to do in Augusta outside of Barbequing and fireworks.

Check it out here!

  • Summer Splash Cookie Class - June 30

    Friday, June 30
    6 – 8pm

    This is a beginner friendly, in-person cookie decorating class. Everything you will need from cookies, icing, and a box to take your awesome creations home in – will be included with your ticket purchase. This class will be held at Wild Sugar.

  • Movies on the Green 2023

    Friday, June 30 – Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

    Check out a free movie at the Augusta Commons. Inflatables, Games, Face Painting, and Food Vendors will be available starting at 7:30pm. The movie will begin at dusk. You are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

  • Aiken Music Fest

    July 1

    6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

    The Aiken Music Fest will have music, tailgating, food, and kids activities. The Royal Horses will be headlining. This will be taking place at the Highfields Event Center.

  • Where's Waldo?: Downtown Augusta

    All July long

    This is exciting! Waldo will be coming to Augusta and the community has to get out and find him. Someone will be wearing a red-and-white shirt in 25 Downtown Augusta locations all July long.

    You will have to pick up a stamp book from one of the locations and find 20 of the 25 waldos to be entered for a grand prize. The grand finale party will be on Monday, July 31st at 6 PM for prizes, treats, and fun. Drawing at 7 PM – must be present to win!

    PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS:
    440 Instruments (Mon-Sat, 10-7)
    Andy Jordan’s (Mon-Fri 10-6 | Sat 10-4)
    Art on Broad (Tue-Fri 10-6 | Sat 10-5)
    Augusta & Co. (Mon-Fri 10-6 | Sat 10-5)
    Augusta Candle Co. (Tue-Thu 10-5 | Fri-Sat 10-6 | Sun 1-6)
    Augusta Grooming Lounge (Mon-Fri 8-7 | Sat 8-5)
    Berkshire Guitars (Tue-Fri 10-5:30 | Sat 11-4)
    Buona Caffe on Reynolds (Wed-Fri 7-2 | Sat 8-2)
    Casella Eye Center (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 9-5:30 | Wed 9-1)
    FIELD Botanicals (Tue-Fri 11-6 | Sat 10-5)
    Fireside Outdoor Kitchens & Grills (Mon-Fri 10-6 | Sat 10-5)
    Freshwater Design Co. (Mon-Thu 11-5 | Fri-Sat 11-7)
    Granstki Records (Sun-Thu 11-6 | Fri-Sat 11-8)
    Halo Salon & Spa (Mon-Thu 10-7 | Fri 10-6 | Sat 10-4)
    Humanitree House (Tue-Sat 10-4)
    Mod Ink (Tue-Fri 10-6)
    Morris Museum of Art Gift Shop (Tue-Sat10-5 | Sun 12-5)
    New Moon Cafe (Tue-Fri 7-3 | Sat-Sun 8-3)
    The Rebel Lion Den (Mon-Sat 10-6)
    Savannah River Brewing Co. (Mon 4-10 Tue-Thu 4-9 | Fri-Sat 1-11 | Sun 11-8)
    Sirius Sage (Tu-Thu 10:30-5:30 | Fri-Sat 11-7)
    The Book Tavern (Mon-Wed 10-6 | Thu-Sat 10-8 | Sun 10-4)
    Tire City Potters (Thu-Sat 3-7)
    Urban K-9 (Tue-Sat 9-6)
    Westobou Gallery (Mon-Thu 10-5 | Fri 10-7 | Sat 12-4)

  • Artrageous! Family Sunday: Polaroid Party

    July 2

    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Join the Morris Museum with its Polaroid party. You can view the photographs in the exhibition And They All Sang Hallelujah. Then you can take a Polaroid Photo and a DIY photo holder. All for free!

  • The Great Building Showdown 2023

    3rd Annual Great Building Showdown is back. This competition is open to amateur’s and professionals. The purpose of the event is to feature replicas of the regions historic structures made completely with building blocks.

    And if your lucky enough you could take a replica home! All the creations will be available through a silent auction with proceeds benefiting the Augusta Museum of History programs, exhibitions, and preservation efforts.

  • Taste of Summer

    July 1, 2023

    12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    There will be some Augusta local businesses outside of Augusta & Co this weekend, giving you a taste of the summer.

    Fruitland of Augusta will be sampling an All American Cocktail

    Bubbas Fudge will be sampling their ‘Taste of the South’ Fudges & Pecan Brittle

    Augusta Pop Co will be selling tasty treats in front of Augusta & Co.

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