Local Events

 July 17
Augusta Civil War Roundtable
The Snelling Center
Guest speaker Matthew Borowick presents on the “Court Martial of Fitz John Porter.” 6 p.m. $12 per meeting; includes dinner. (706) 736-2909

July 21-23
Augusta Southern Nationals
Augusta Riverfront Marina
More than 100 hydroplane and flat-bottom boats compete in “World’s Richest Drag Boat Race.” Bring seating; no coolers or pets. Vendors available. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $15-$80; children 10 and under free with adult. (803) 278-4849

July 22, 29
Thomson Farmers Market
Downtown Thomson
Market features fresh, local produce from area farmers. Railroad Street near the Depot. 8 a.m.-noon. (706) 597-1000

July 28
Family Movie Night
Kroc Center
Featured film is A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures. Limited seating. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 6 p.m. Free. Concessions available for $1. (706) 922-1533

July 28-29, August 4-5, 10-12
“Don’t Dress for Dinner”
Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre
The dinner theater presents the zany French farce by Marc Camoletti. 7-10:30 p.m. $28-$50.

August 1
Gov’t Mule
Jessye Norman Amphitheater
The rock, blues, jazz and funk band kicks off its East Coast tour with special guest Galactic, a New Orleans funk band. 6-11 p.m. $35-$70.

August 4
Films on Friday
Morris Museum of Art
Featured film is The Night of the Iguana (1964), starring Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr and Sue Lyon. Participants are invited to bring a lunch. Noon. Free. (706) 724-7501

August 5
Swamp Saturday Hike
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park
Take a guided 2.5-mile hike through the park’s nature trails. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring water to drink. No pets. Limited space; registration required. 9:30-11:30 a.m. $2; free for Friends of Phinizy and children age 3 and under. (706) 396-1426

Savannah River
Open-water swim event in the Savannah River offers 1.2-mile and 3.4-mile options. Wetsuits encouraged. $40-50; register online. Pick up race packets noon-7 p.m. on 8/4. No registration or pickup on event day.

Kari Jobe
Millbrook Baptist Church
The contemporary Christian music artist presents The Garden Tour with special guest Cody Carnes. 7 p.m. $18.95-$39.95.

Storks and Corks
Silver Bluff Audubon Center
See endangered wood storks in their natural setting during a casual evening of food, wine and silent auction. 6-9 p.m. $50; reservations required. Center is on Silver Bluff Road in Jackson. (803) 471-0291

Swing & Sway
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park
Garden City Jazz presents an evening of live music, local food vendors and dancing. Bring blankets or lawn chairs, beverages and bug spray. 7:30-9 p.m. $15. (706) 396-1416

August 6
Morris Museum of Art
Gullah narrator, educator and storyteller Theresa Hilliard shares cultural tales and traditions from the Lowcountry. Weave your own basket afterwards. Free. (706) 724-7501

August 6, 13, 20, 27
Candlelight Jazz
Augusta Common
Lineup features the Mike Frost Band (8/6), Trey Sounds (8/13), Augusta Big Band Aggregate (8/20) and quietStorm (8/27). $8; children 13 and under are free. 7:30 p.m. Bring seating and refreshments. (706) 821-1754

August 11-12
Ed Turner and Number 9
Imperial Theatre
The band presents its Rock and Soul Revue that features the hits of the Eagles, Led Zeppelin, Marshall Tucker, CCR, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Otis Redding and more. 7:30 p.m. $35-$50.

August 12
Corey Smith
Bell Auditorium
The singer performs The Great Wide Underground Tour with special guest Hudson Moore. 8 p.m. $24 and $29.

Swamp Bike Saturday
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park
Take a guided bike ride through 7 miles of wetland trails. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring your own bike, helmet and water. 9:30 a.m.-noon. $2; free for Friends of Phinizy. Registration required. (706) 828-2109

August 19
Augusta Beerfest
James Brown Arena
Sample craft beers and imported products from breweries across the Southeast. 3-6 p.m. $30-$80. Ages 21 and up.

National Honey Bee Day Celebration
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park
Activities include honey tasting from local beekeepers, a honey-based bake-off, face painting, games and crafts, educational classes, information about pollinators, sweet iced tea and live music from The Wynn’s. Bring a picnic blanket. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. (706) 828-2109

August 20
Music at the Morris
Morris Museum of Art
The Rob Foster Jazz quartet performs selections that include Dixieland jazz, swing, bebop and bossa nova. 2 p.m. Free. (706) 724-7501

August 21
Augusta Civil War Roundtable
The Snelling Center
Guest speaker Brian Jordan discusses his book “Marching Home: Union Veterans and their Unending Civil War.” 6 p.m. $12 per meeting; includes dinner. (706) 736-2909

August 25
Brian Regan
Bell Auditorium
The stand-up comedian performs observational, sarcastic and self-deprecating humor. No profanity or off-color humor. 7 p.m. $39-$45.

August 26
Bobby Bones
Imperial Theatre
The country radio show host and comedian presents his Funny & Alone Comedy Tour with special guest Carly Pearce. 7 p.m. $25-$50.

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