- 1450 Greene Street, Suite 400
- Augusta, GA 30901
- (706) 823-0440
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.
Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau
(706) 724-4067 · VisitAugusta.com
560 Reynolds Street Augusta, GA 30901
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
Side Walk Chalk
“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
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
What’s in this water? Davidson HS students
Augusta Utilities Department
Savannah River Group Sierra Club
Augusta Locally Grown/GROW Harrisburg
Augusta University Cancer Center
Livestrong at the YMCA