Summer fun doesn't have to be hard on your wallet! There are plenty of inexpensive ways to get out and explore Augusta's River Region. Here are 10 things for $10 or less to do in Augusta and the region. You can also check out our Free Things to Do page for year-round suggestions!

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Summer Top 10

1. Movies on the Common : Grab your blanket or chair and head down to the Augusta Common for a movie under the stars in July and August. Cost per person: FREE!

2. Super Awesome Story Time : Bring the kids to The Book Tavern for a morning of fun in downtown. Local readers select a special book and after the reading, kids can join in a fun demonstration or make a craft. Cost per person: FREE!

3. Augusta Canal Tours : Get an outdoors history lesson and spot animals and plants along the Canal. Cost per person: $10

4. Greenjackets Baseball : Root for the Augusta Greenjackets at home games throughout the summer. Fireworks, concerts and other special promotions make a night out at Lake Olmstead Stadium even more affordable. Cost per person: $9 for General Admission Tickets

5. Hopelands Summer Concert Series : Monday evenings during the summer, enjoy live music surrounded by the beautiful landscape at Hopelands Gardens in Aiken. Well behaved pets are welcome as well! Cost per person: FREE!

6. U.S. Army Signal Corps Museum : Head out to Fort Gordon and view more than 10,000 artifacts on display in exhibits that trace the development of the Signal Corps from its beginning in 1860, through the present day. Cost per person: FREE!

7. Mondays at the Museum : Kids will love being able to connect Augusta's history with their lives today at the Augusta Museum of History. Cost per person: $4

8. Artrageous Family Sunday : The entire family can enjoy a Sunday afternoon of interactive art at the Morris Museum of Art. Cost per person: FREE!

9. Extreme Theatre Games : Each First Friday, Le Chat Noir hosts two teams on a quest for improvisational and comedic domination. Cost per person: $8

10. Black | White | Read Exhibit : Stop by the Westobou Gallery to explore Black I White I Read by Colombian born visual artist Esteban Patiño (b. 1980) Esteban lives and works in Atlanta, GA and his work is included in the permanent collection in the High Museum of Art's Art Lab.Curated by Shannon Morris in collaboration with Augusta University's Pamplin College, this exhibition presents paintings, sculptures, works on paper and opportunities for visitor's to participate through play inside the gallery. Cost per person: FREE!