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Whether you're looking for a date night or family event to celebrate fall or prepping to host your friends and family for Thanksgiving, Augusta's River Region is bustling with events and things to do.

Outdoor Fall Events      Seasonal Shopping      Thanksgiving Events      Nightlife 

Outdoor Fall Events 

Night Hike & Marshmallow Roast (November 11)

Enjoy a walk through the dark, night woods and discover night creatures at Mistletoe State Park. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Bring plenty of water. Cost per person: $5 per person and $5 parking per car.

Lights of the South (November until December 31)

Lights of the South takes you on a magical walk or a hayride through two miles of trails with over a million lights. Closed on Christmas. Cost per person: General Admission $12 / Fast Pass $20

Seasonal Events & Shopping

Sacred Heart Holiday Market  (November 17)

Take time out from the flurry of the season, enjoy baked holiday treats and join the fun with a day of shopping, entertainment, and refreshments at the Sacred Heart Gift Shop. Shop for holiday decorating items, home accessories, jewelry, regional books, and artwork. Don't miss holiday cooking demonstrations by local chefs or book signings by local authors. Cost per person: FREE

Downtown Augusta Small Business Saturday Crawl (November 26)  

Pick up your FREE LOVE AUGUSTA TOTE for the first 200 Small Biz Shoppers at Augusta & Co., and then start your shopping adventure! With each purchase from a participating business (listed here), shoppers will receive a custom button and one entry for the gift basket valued at $300+ of local merch. Cost per person: FREE

Christmas Crafts at The Farmers Market (November 27)

Shop local and find unique Christmas gifts. In addition to handmade items, live wreaths and Christmas trees will be available for purchase. Don’t forget to check out the produce, baked goods, etc. that are available seasonally.  Cost per person: FREE

Annual Gingerbread Village (November 17 - 27)

The rotunda of the Augusta Museum of History transforms into a seasonal confectionary village showcasing the intricate and whimsical interpretations of iconic architecture by bakers throughout Augusta's River Region. Cost per person: FREE

Thanksgiving Week Events

Lights of the South (Daily until December 31)

Walk or take a hayride through two miles of trails with over a million lights. Closed on Christmas. Cost per person: General Admission $12 / Fast Pass $20

Full Moon Hike (November 19)

Get outside and come witness a large Supermoon on this special night hike at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park. Enjoy a campfire event leading up to the hike with s’mores, hot chocolate, and coffee. Registration required. Cost per person: $10

Pioneer Day  (November 19)

Take a step back in time! The Lincoln County Historical Park features a grist mill, sawmill, smokehouse, an early town doctor's office, a blacksmith's shop, a late 1700s log cabin and so much more! On the third Saturday of November, the entire village comes to life for the Historical Society's annual Pioneer Day complete with period costumes and food. Cost per person: FREE

Bloodies and Bagels (November 24)

It’s the place to be on Thanksgiving morning. Bring your houseguests, neighbors, and friends to celebrate the holiday on the lawn of the Aiken County Historical Museum. Bagels of various flavors, cream cheese, coffee, and Bloody Marys will be served. Cost per person: FREE

Black Friday Opt-Out Hike  (November 26)

Don’t let Black Friday commercialize the Thanksgiving Holiday anymore! Hike along the Cliatt Creek Trail and learn about the native flora and fauna at Mistletoe State Park. Meet at Visitor’s Center Parking Lot. Cost: $5 parking fee

Flashback Cinema: The Polar Express (November 28)

See the holiday favorite on the big screen on Thanksgiving weekend. “All aboard!” On Christmas Eve a boy takes a mysterious train bound for the North Pole, in this adaptation of the heartwarming children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. The performance capture animation used by director Robert Zemeckis made it possible for Tom Hanks to play six roles, including the conductor (“Tickets, please!”) and Santa Claus. ("The true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart.”) Rated G  at the Evans, GA - EVANS 14 - Georgia Theatre Company. Cost per person: $10 -$12

Colton Ballet's Nutcracker (November 25 - 27)

An Augusta tradition for more than 40 years, Colton Ballet Company (formerly Dance Augusta) brings this holiday classic to life on the historic Imperial Theatre stage with beautiful dancing and stunning backdrops. Five shows span the entire weekend after Thanksgiving. Cost per person: $17 - 40

Christmas in the Backcountry (November 26 - 27)

This low-key event at the Living History Park demonstrates how Christmas was observed by colonists in the backcountry. Christmas traditions and celebrations varied throughout colonial communities, usually as a result of the cultures of their citizens. Father Christmas, better known to many as St. Nicholas, looks forward to meeting with all those who love the true spirit of Christmas and the joy the season can bring. He will be dressed as in ages past, in his traditional Victorian coat and cap. Cost per person: FREE

Nightlife Fall Events

Augusta’s HP Pub Crawl (NOVEMBER 19)

The Chamber has been reopened! Enemies of the heir, beware. Join us for fun & festivities galore as we celebrate our love for all things HP & support downtown and other local CSRA businesses. Kickoff at The Scene at 8 pm; afterparty at Solé starting at midnight. Cost per person: FREE

Downtown Shows

From classic musicals to live concerts and black box plays, Augusta's downtown calendar is full of events.

Augusta Entertainment Complex

See what's coming up at the Bell Auditorium and James Brown Arena.

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Imperial Theatre

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Le Chat Noir

See what's playing off Broad Street.

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Museum Escape

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