Thanksgiving Events & Family Fun in Augusta GA

We've pulled together 20 fun and exciting events this November. 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      Arts & Crafts      Thanksgiving Events      Nightlife 

Outdoor Fall EventsFall on the Riverwalk 

Steed's Dairy (Saturdays & Sundays thru November 13)

Dig through the corn pit, jump on the giant inflatable pillow, take a hay ride or find your way through the secret twists and turns of the corn maze. Cost per person: $11  /  $8 Military/Senior/Groups  /  FREE for Children 3 and Under

Walk Your Pet Hike (November 5)

Enjoy a guided, leisurely 2.5-mile hike through nature park trails with your 4 legged best friend. Pets & their humans will see a variety of wildlife and learn about the diverse plant life & importance of urban wetland ecology at Phinizy Swamp. Wear comfortable closed toe shoes and bring water to drink. Strollers are welcome. Dogs must be leashed. Cost per person: $2 Humans  /  FREE for 4 Legged Friends  /  FREE for Friends of Phinizy

Canal Trail Talk - What Trees Give Us The Best Colors (November 6)

Meet at the Lock Keeper's Cottage at Savannah Rapids Park for a walk with Sid Mullis, coordinator of the UGA extension service for Richmond County, as he talks about the fall foliage in the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area. Cost per person: FREE


Seasonal Shopping

Sacred Heart Holiday Open House (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 the holiday cooking demonstration by Havird Usry of Fat Man’s Mill Café or the book signing by Sid Mullis for his new book, Sid Sez - Grow it in Augusta. 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


Arts & Crafts Steed's Dairy Maze Sign

Home for the Holidays (November 4)

Spend the night out at the Augusta Museum of History on the first Friday of November. The museum is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Annual Holiday Gingerbread Village with a full night of gingerbread themed activities and crafts. Cost per person: $7 Adults  /  $4 Children  /  FREE for Museum Members

Christmas Clay (November 12)

Madeline Fox leads this fun clay class for all skill levels. Participants will make clay angels, snowflakes, and Christmas trees. All supplies included in the workshop. Cost per person: $60

Artrageous Family Sunday - Native American Traditions and Tales (November 13)

Educator Hawk Hurst shares stories and traditions inspired by Native American culture at the Morris Museum of Art. Afterward, create a painting of your spirit animal. Cost per person: FREE


Thanksgiving Week Events

Turkey Trot (November 19)

Grab your capes and amazingly heroic costumes, and head to the Kroc Center for a day of races and activities. Run or walk together in the 1 mile Family Fun Run or compete in the 5K or 10K foot race or the 5K wheelchair race. Prizes will be awarded for the best-dressed runners. Don't miss the Mascot Invitational and watch as local mascots compete for the coveted Gravy Bowl. Cost per person (includes a long sleeve cotton t-shirt): $15 Family Fun Run  //  $35 Early Registration, $40 Late Registration, $45 Race Day for 5K & 10K Races

Pioneer Day  (November 19)

Take a step back in time! The Lincoln County Historical Park features a grist mill, saw mill, smokehouse, an early town doctor's office, a blacksmith's shop, a late 1700's 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

Pioneer & Indian Lifestyles (November 22)

Mistletoe State Park hosts this interactive full-day event for children ages 6+. Explore the past with activities based on pioneer lifestyles. Children will make pioneer crafts like pinch pots and rag rugs, cook a hearty campfire lunch and take aim with sling shots to finish the day. Cost per child: $25

Blessing of the Hounds (November 24)

The annual Blessing of the Hounds in the Hitchcock Woods is one of Aiken’s favorite, longstanding Thanksgiving traditions. Each year, the ceremony is part of the Aiken Hounds’ Opening Meet, which officially kicks off the busy hunt season. The ceremony pays homage to the various traditions of foxhunting, to the heritage of Aiken’s historic hunt culture, and to the skilled hounds that make this sport so engaging. Cost per person: FREE

One Table  (November 24)

Bring a dish to share, or come as you are to the annual community dinner in downtown Aiken. Cost per person: FREE

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. 5 shows span the entire weekend after Thanksgiving.

Christmas in the Backcountry (November 26)

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 (adults only)

Annual Holiday Tour of Homes (November 19 & 20)

Local home owners have decked their halls for this Augusta tradition. Meander through beautiful homes decorated for the holidays.

Secret Record Night (November 20)

A music buff's dream - enjoy drink specials and tapas created by locally sourced ingredients while a guest DJ spins rare records from his or her collection at The Bee's Knees. Cost per person: No Cover Charge

Culture Club in Concert (CANCELLED)

Due to illness, Culture Club will not be performing at the Bell Auditorium on November 23.

Thirsty Thursday Thanksgiving Party (November 24)

After the turkey is carved, the gravy is gone and your faithful stretchy pants are out, head out for a night of fun at Club Argo's annual Thanksgiving Party.

Tales from the Box (November 26)

Medium form improv that is as endearing as it is humorous. This comedy show at Le Chat Noir explores our unique and beautiful life experiences and creates common ground by making fun of them all equally. Cost per person: $5