McCormick, SC – Christmas Parade

SC Festival of Discovery

BBQ and Blues Festival of Discovery!

The South Carolina Festival of Discovery is the premier event of the year sponsored by the Uptown Greenwood Development Corporation. The event started in 2000, and has become the most highly anticipated event in the region. The festival celebrates the history, culture, food, arts, crafts, music and people that make South Carolina and Greenwood County such an incredible place to live and visit.

The 2023 festival will offer fun for the entire family!  Don’t miss a thing on our busy schedule! Follow South Carolina Festival of Discovery on Facebook and check in with your photos of all the food and fun!

The Festival of Discovery’s “Blues Cruise” celebrates the unique musical sound of the blues with numerous musical artists performing at Uptown Greenwood restaurants and venues, while the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) BBQ and Hash Cook-Off focuses on the rich tradition of Carolina Barbeque.

South Carolina Festival of Flowers

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Join Us in June 2023 with Main Weekend, June 8 – 11

Ladies Luncheon Kicks Off all the Festivities, Wednesday, June 7, 2023


Ironman 70.3 Augusta

Augusta is home to one of North America’s largest IRONMAN 70.3 races – and one of its fastest. America’s quickest down-river swim will start your day off on the right foot. As you bike through rural Augusta, take in all this scenic Southern destination has to offer. Plenty of shade awaits you on the spectator-filled run course through historic downtown as you ease to the Finish Line next to the world-famous James Brown statue. The city of Augusta is no stranger to treating elite athletes and visitors alike to its world-renowned Southern Hospitality. Whether you’re looking for a first-timer friendly course or a seasoned veteran looking for a personal best, this Southern gem will not disappoint.

September 24, 2023

Arts in the Heart of Augusta – September 15-17, 2023


Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival was held on September 16, 17, and 18th in the heart of downtown Augusta, Georgia. This year the festival was bigger and better than ever with an additional city block added and over 100,000 attendees!  We featured 130 juried Arts in the Heart Artists,  five Stages of non-stop entertainment including cultural music, dance, popular music, jazz, poetry, storytelling, acoustic music, Soul, spoken word, and more.

Eighteen international food booths on the Augusta Common provided festival patrons with authentic cuisine from around the world. The popular Family Area and Young Artists Markets provided families with an almost endless number of things to see and do!  Artzilla artists painted live all weekend, along with local artists by the Jazz stage and in the Global Village. All around it was a festival to be remembered! Mark your calendars for September 15 – 17, 2023!


Fourth of July in Augusta, GA

Augusta’s River Region celebrates Independence Day in style with concerts, fantastic fireworks displays, live patriotic music, and summer fun for the entire family.

Augusta Pride Festival – June 24-25, 2023

Augusta Pride is an annual weekend festival designed to further the mission of the organization – to promote visibility and pride and to provide cultural unity and diversity education for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Ally (LGBTQA) communities in Augusta’s River Region.

2022 festivities are held in the Augusta Common in the heart of downtown on June 24 & 25. Make plans to attend the “Beats on Broad” on June 24 and Augusta Pride Parade & Festival on June 25.

St Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration

The City of Augusta will be “rolling out the Green Carpet” downtown to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! The St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at 2 p.m. immediately followed by a festival on the Augusta Common. The parade is free and for all ages and begins at 2 p.m. from the 7th Street James Brown Arena parking lot. The parade will take our traditional route to Telfair St., up to 11th, then turning right onto Broad Street, and then back down to 6th Street where we will return to the James Brown Arena Parking lot.

Wine Down Wednesday


Mellow Mushroom
151 Bee Lane
Aiken SC, 29801

Contact Info

(803) 474-8454

Aiken County Farmers Market


Aiken County Farmer’s Market
115 Williamsburg St.
Between Park Avenue and Richland Avenue
Aiken SC, 29801

Contact Info

Tuesday and Saturday 7:30 am to 11:30 am (or until the farmers sell out)


Come enjoy fresh, local produce, baked goods, and crafts.