There's plenty to do in Augusta this summer! So, we've rounded up 13 of the best events in Augusta's River Region during July.

July A List

July 1st

Park & Play Downtown : 600 Broad hosts the Riverfront Arts Festival exhibit opening. The free Broad Street Trolley will loop through downtown with stops at 600 Broad and other local shops, restaurants and bars.

July 2nd

Augusta Bel Canto : Choral singing at it's best - Augusta Bel Canto presents "American Stories In Song" - a free concert in the Augusta Museum of History rotunda in celebration of Independence Day.

July 4th

Augusta Independence Day Celebration : Augusta will celebrate July 4th in the Augusta Common with family friendly activities all day. Crafts, inflatables, funnel cakes and more in the park. Don't miss the fireworks show over the Savannah River after dark.

4th of July at Meadow Garden : The historic farm home of George Walton, youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence, will be open on July 4th for tours. Colonial times re-enactors from the Living History Park will be at the home in period costumes from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Rooftop 4th of July Party : Enjoy tapas and drink specials and watch the fireworks from the iconic Partridge Inn rooftop.

Boom In the Park : The kids will love riding the 47 foot Ferris Wheel, rolling around in hampster balls, splashing on the slip and slide and lots more in Evans Towne Center Park. Live music and food throughout the day with fireworks at dark.

July 11th

History on Tap : Dr. Tom Mack discusses the "Secret History of Aiken" on the second floor of the Aiken Brewing Company.

July 15th - 17th

Augusta Southern Nationals : Drag boats racers from around the country gather to compete for the fastest liquid quarter mile. The weekend kicks off with A Night of Fire in the Augusta Common.

July 16th

Film Premier of "Happy: A Small Film With a Big Smile" : The Imperial Theatre hosts the premier of the Happy Documentary. Based on the life of visual artist Leonard "Porkchop" Zimmerman and his HAPPY campaign, this is the story of one man's transformational journey through the storm and his desire to share the sunshine that he found on the other side of it.

July 27th

Dr. Sketchy's Anti Art School of Augusta : Burlesque life drawing where artists draw, compete in contests and win wacky prizes! Sessions at Le Chat Noir feature burlesque dancers, roller derby girls, drag queens and side show performers.

Ongoing:

Summer Fun Family Film Series : Saturday afternoons in July, the Imperial Theatre screens free family friendly movies. Bring the book or dress up in costume and get a free soft drink.

Augusta Greenjackets Baseball : Root for Augusta's home team during one of 15 home games this July. Feed Your Face Mondays and Thirsty Thursdays are favorite promotions for Augusta locals.

Candlelight Jazz Concert Series : Grab a picnic blanket or chair and head downtown to the Augusta Common for live jazz music each Sunday in July.

Engineering the International Space Station : This interactive show each Saturday at the Dupont Planetarium describes how 15 nations worked together to create the International Space Station - a unique scientific laboratory and home space.

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