Fall Festival Fever


A longtime favorite fine arts event has been revamped, but it will still feel familiar to faithful patrons

The traditional Arts in the Heart Festival is back this year with a new look and a new name. The scaled-back ArtsCity Festival still has its usual place on the calendar during the third weekend of September, however.

More than 100 juried fine artists booths will be spread out on the Augusta Common and the 700, 800 and 900 blocks of Broad Street. Booths will be spaced for social distancing.

Two stages of non-stop entertainment will include the Global Stage on the Augusta Common, featuring cultural music and dance along with popular music into the evening, and a Jazz Stage for jazz, blues and roots performances.

Other entertainment will include a Westobou-sponsored ferris wheel on Broad Street and Artzilla artists live painting in front of the Book Tavern.

A Southern beer garden as well as international food booths featuring cuisine from countries such as Ireland, Greece, Italy, India, China, Laos, Philippines, Jamaica and Latin America will line the Common. Outdoor tables will encourage safe dining, and take-out from downtown restaurants also will be available.

If You Go:
What: ArtsCity Festival

When: September 17 – 19

Where: Downtown Augusta

How Much: $10

More Info: artsintheheartofaugusta.com