Get ready for one of the most spectacular events in Augusta's River Region—the Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival. This weekend-long festival features fine arts, crafts, music, and international cuisine.

Here are 4 must-dos for festival goers.


1. Shop the Fine Arts & Crafts Market


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Stroll through the juried Fine Arts & Crafts Market where you’ll find an array of art to purchase from over 130 booths. From painting, photography, and jewelry to clay and wooden sculpture, you’re sure to find a special piece of art to take home with you.


2. Grab a bite (and a drink) at the Global Village

Featuring food from over 20 countries, the Global Village allows visitors to dine around the world and experience authentic ethnic food. Take a look at the menus here so you can map out your food plan for the entire weekend!


3. Take the Kiddos to the Family Area


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Take the little ones over to the interactive family area where you’ll find activities like a scavenger hunt, arts and crafts, and street performers . There’s even a Young Artists Market where budding artists sell their artwork!


4. Sit and Watch the Live Performances

Arts in the Heart features five stages of live entertainment. Check out the Global Stage where you’ll see performances from belly dancers, Suzuki Strings of Augusta, the Augusta Players, and many more.


Local Pro Tip:  Save $5 and purchase weekend badges in advance. You can do it online or in person at Suntrust Bank and Vintage Ooollee. Badges are $10 at the gate.