CanalFEST '18

Come to CanalFEST ’18 and celebrate all the outdoor fun you can have along the Augusta Canal.
It’s a FREE, family-friendly party along the canal’s Mill Village Trail. November 3, 9 am to 4 p.m. Enjoy live entertainment all day, a 5k/ Fun Run, Exhibitors, Food Trucks, sports demonstrations and hands-on try outs - learn to kayak, bike, fish on the Augusta Canal!


Presented by Gerald Jones Subaru

Gold: Augusta Utilities Department, TranterGrey Media/SuperSaver Coupons, iHeart Media Group

Silver: Nutrien, Synovus Bank

Bronze: W.R.Toole Engineers

Patrons: Linda Weatherred & The Slaby Family

Activities and Demonstrations


Win a 3-year lease of the new 2019 Subaru Forester from Gerald Jones Subaru!

Check out the newest Subaru models and pick up some great ‘Subby swag’ at the Gerald Jones Tent



10:30- 1:30 Storytime Tent

10:00- 4:00 Games and crafts all day 

Make a turtle spinner

Critter Hunt

 Bracelet weaving  

Bobbin Toss


Side Walk Chalk 

 Scarf Dancing

Bubble Blowing


“Tie one on” with Cub Scout Pack 45’s knot tying demonstrations


5K and fun runs
Try your hand at Fly-fishing with Project Healing Waters

Try out a kayak with the CSRA Camping & Kayaking Club

Or try it all together Heroes on the Water show you how to fly-fish from a kayak


CanalZone (not the one in Panama!)
Augusta Canal  Gift Bazaar-  Pick up some Augusta Canal signature items and holiday gifts

Petersburg Boat Rides- hop on the canal’s tour boat for a ride down to the Canal Discovery Center at Enterprise Mill and back. Only $5.

Raffle Tent.  Win a weekend at Hilton Head, a bike, fishing gear and much more. Tickets are 3 for $5, 8 for $10, 20 for $20.

Weaving Memories:  Help create a one-of-a kind tapestry with guidance from Artist Staci Swider.  You’ll weave  provided  materials, found objects, and bits of nature onto the public loom. 

 ACArt 18. Help choose the newest piece of public art for the canal.  Four fantastic  ideas will be on display. Let us know what you ‘d like to see.

KrocCraft Fair- browse the arts and crafts from the  Kroc Center

Voices from the past. Meet people from Augusta Canal historic past as you stroll the festival grounds

FoodZone (apply here-attached application)

Hot Dog Grill

Alexander’s Great BBQ

More TBA


VIP Tent and seating near the main stage with complimentary food &beverage provided $30 tickets (see link to purchase tickets)


8:30- 9:30             Welcome  and National Anthem- Local High School Band

9:30-9:45            Garrett Elementary Performance

10:00-10:30         Augusta Jr. Player Performance

10:30-11:00         Davidson Jazz Band or Acapella Group

11:00-11:15         Sponsors Shout-out

11:15-12:15         Eyrn Eubanks and the Family Fold (pending)

12:30-1:30           The Clydes from Asheville North Carolina

1:45-2:45              Art of Expression - Jonay Bailey

3:00-4:00              TBA


What’s in this water?  Davidson HS students 

Augusta Utilities Department

Savannah River Group Sierra Club

Augusta Locally Grown/GROW Harrisburg

Sibley Soilworks

Augusta University Cancer Center

Livestrong at the YMCA

Enjoy the Augusta Canal on foot, by bicycle, canoe or kayak. Fish from the banks, watch for wildlife or relax on a guided tour aboard a replica canal cargo boat.