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Digistar "Laser" Fantasy : Kids not a fan of fireworks? They'll love watching a parade of shapes set to music that dance in front of you during this laser-like program at the Dupont Planetarium. This show includes a tribute to American astronauts and ends with a patriotic display of fireworks - without all the loud noise.
Black | White | Read : Curated by Shannon Morris in collaboration with Augusta University's Pamplin College, this exhibition by Colombian born visual artist Esteban Patiño presents paintings, sculptures, works on paper and opportunities for visitor's to participate through hands-on exploration inside the Westobou Gallery.
Island of the Gods : Inspired by the Indonesian island of Bali, this collection of hand painted silk consists of paintings influenced by wood and stone carvings of ancient gods and deities commonly found as characters in Balinese traditional dances and adorning the various temples of Bali. Artist Nico Gozal uses the application of vibrant Senellier Fabric Dyes, combined with a French Bas Relief technique to create unique three dimensional art now on display at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art.
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.
Star Spangled 4th : Retired Brooklyn police officer, tenor Daniel Rodriguez, will be joined by the 100 member Independence Chorus and Orchestra at St. Paul's in a program of favorite patriotic hits followed by Augusta's downtown fireworks display. Officer Rodriguez almost lost his life on the morning of 9/11. His rendition of "God Bless America" helped unite the country and he has guest starred at numerous patriotic celebrations including those on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Seven World War II veterans and Active Duty Military from all five branches will also participate.
Boom in the Park : The kids will love riding the 47 foot Ferris Wheel, rolling around in hamster 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.
Bubble Party : The Morris Museum of Art hosts their monthly Artrageous Family Sunday featuring the members of Totally Spherical as they create unbelievable bubble formations on the Augusta Riverwalk. Then create your own bubble-making kit to take home and continue the fun!
Not All Princesses Dress in Pink : Belle from the play Beauty and the Beast will be reading this exuberant book from Jane Yolen and her daughter Heidi Yolen Stemple. Paired with charming illustrations that prove that girls can jump in mud puddles and climb trees, play sports and make messes - all while wearing their tiaras, this Super Awesome Storytime at the The Book Tavern is an empowering affirmation of girls' importance and unlimited potential.
Edgefield 2017 Cruise-In : Explore the shops of downtown Edgefield to the sounds of live remote oldies by WKSX. Stop along the way and admire the classic cars, trucks and motorcycles that cruise in on the Edgefield Courthouse Square for this annual event.
Candlelight Wine&Dine : Bring your blankets, chairs and a picnic and settle in for a night of live art demos and live music by local artists Nefertiti and Amanda Joy Mayo at the Columbia County Main Library's amphitheatre.
Stink Bamboo : The Morris Museum of Art hosts their monthly Music at the Morris series featuring the cool musical stylings of local indie jazz trio, Stink Bamboo. Come early and take a free tour of the museum galleries before the performance.
The Whiskey Gentry with special guests Blair Crimmins and the Hookers + Josh Roberts and the Hinges : See three dynamite music acts in one night at Sky City. Hailing from Atlanta, The Whiskey Gentry has been described as a “toe-tapping, steamrolling kind of band, its fingers picking deep into fields of bluegrass…with a punk-inspired kick drum” by Paste Magazine. Mix in the hot ragtime jazz (with a touch of rock and roll) from Blair Crimmins and the Hookers and the melting pot American rock stylings of Josh Roberts and the Hinges - and you've got an amazing night of music.
Nature Printing on Fabric : Master Nature Printer and teacher John Doughty hosts this one day class on the nature printing of plants at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park. All materials, including the cloth and a tote bag, are provided and the process is easy and fun - with no prior experience needed. Participants can also print their own tee shirt if they desire.