This year we're celebrating National Travel & Tourism Week on May 3-9, and although in-person rallies and events are not an option this year, we are engaging by rallying around the #SpiritOfTravel instead. Our community benefits from the spirit of travel, which permeates through our passion for arts and entertainment, our zest for adventure in the outdoors, our love for local history, and our appetite for delicious cuisine.

Throughout the week, we encourage our residents to inspire the spirit of travel by celebrating the birthday of the Godfather of Soul, join us in helping to recognize the exemplary members of the hospitality industry, and participate in writing a “love note” to our city hallmarks showing our support, appreciation, and most of all, our love. 

While we continue to socially distance and slowly begin to reopen, we need to remind ourselves that we will stay strong as a community and see our visitors again soon. As we engage in the #SpiritOfTravel this weekwe wanted to showcase the spirit of future travel and encourage our returning and new visitors to plan to see us again soon. 

Our New Experience Guide 

Start planning your trip to our beautiful city by downloading Augusta's Experience Guide or requesting a FREE printed version to be mailed directly to your doorstep.

This guide showcases Augusta’s multifaceted community and focuses on the city's vibrant arts & music scene, the abundance of outdoor adventures, signature events throughout the city, golf culture on and off the course, and much more. Home to soulful music legends James Brown and Jessye Norman, our city mixes soul in our art, entertainment, and delicious cuisine. 

ProTip: Maps of the Augusta area, including downtown Augusta, can be found in the experience guide for easy planning and walkable adventures. 

Three Major Events in the Fall

Our favorite and traditional festivals & events are still happening this year, so be sure to reschedule and plan to attend Augusta's signature events. 

Tee Time in Augusta 

To our golf fans, it's time to tee up! In collaboration with the leading organizations in golf, the Augusta National Golf Club has identified November 9-15, 2020 as the intended dates to host the 2020 Masters. For more information regarding the tournament, please visit our website or check the official tournament site

ProTip: Although The Masters has been postponed, you can still celebrate tradition with our at-home pimento cheese sandwiches and iconic golf legend Arnold Palmer inspired recipes

Banjo-B-Que Music Festival 

Two day of craft beer, music, and barbecue - who wouldn't want this trifecta of fun? If you haven't made plans for Labor Day Weekend yet then mark your calendars for the Banjo-B-Que Music Festival September 5-6, 2020

ProTip: Follow the festival on Instagram (@banjobque2020) for updates. 

Arts in the Heart 

This iconic festival located in the heart of downtown Augusta is scheduled for September 18-20, 2020 and will still occur as regularly scheduled. For more information regarding this festival and continuing updates, click here or follow the festival's organizers on Instagram (@augustaarts). 

 

Safety First: Due to ongoing measures being taken for the safety of Augusta's locals and visitors, please continue to reference our coronavirus resources as festivals & events work to maintain safe environments. All event dates listed above are subject to change. Please continue to reference our website for any planning and safety guidance you may need.