Local Events

NOTE:
Please check all venue websites for updated information about cancellations or postponements due to coronavirus concerns

March 31-April 5
Spring Fair 2020 – POSTPONED
Columbia County Fairgrounds
The Merchants Association of Columbia County has teamed up with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta for this new fair. Admission is $5, and children under 3 are free. Ride pass is $20. Purchased tickets online at springfairgrovetown.com

April 2
The Temptations & The Four Tops – POSTPONED
Bell Auditorium
The Motown, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Grammy Lifetime Achievement groups perform at 7 p.m. $45-$75. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

April 3
Films on Friday
Morris Museum of Art
Featured film is biographical The Great Moment (1944), based on the book Triumph over Pain by René Fülöp-Miller. Noon-2 p.m. Admission and refreshments are free. (706) 724-7501, themorris.org

April 4
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, phinizycenter.org

April 4, 18
Evans Market
The Plaza
New location, across from Evans Towne Center Park. Market features local produce, baked goods, food trucks, crafts, live entertainment and family activities. 9-1 p.m.

April 7
Rock Fore! Dough – POSTPONED
First Tee of Augusta
Masters Week concert features Train, Scotty McCreery, Jordan Davis and Whiskey Run with DJ Rock. 6 p.m. $30-$40. rockforedough.com

April 11
Easter Egg Scramble
Gateway Park
Eggs filled with candy and prizes will be scattered throughout the park. 9:30-noon. Free. experiencecolumbiacounty.com

April 16
Danny Gokey – POSTPONED
The contemporary Christian music artist presents his Better Than I Found It Tour. 7:30 p.m. $18-$79. millertheateraugusta.com

Riverdance – POSTPONED
Bell Auditorium
The Irish and international dance group performs at 7:30 p.m. $64-$87. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com 

Lakeside Wind Ensemble Concert
Imperial Theatre
The flagship musical ensemble of the Lakeside High School Bands performs at 7 p.m. imperialtheatre.com

April 16-17
Bee Gees Gold
Hardin Performing Arts Center
Tribute artists perform the music of the Bee Gees for two nights. 7:30 p.m. $39.95. Pre-show dinner also available; reservations required. (706) 726-0366, augustaamusements.com

April 18
Grovetown Heritage Festival
Goodale Park
Annual festival includes live entertainment, food vendors, arts and crafts, lawn games, inflatables, kids activities and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission. (706) 860-7691, cityofgrovetown.com

April 19
LYRA
Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church
The vocal ensemble from St. Petersburg, Russia performs Russian folk music and selections that share the musical heritage of the Russian Orthodox Church. 3 p.m. Free. reidchurchaugusta.org

April 24
Art at Lunch
Morris Museum of Art
Jenny Cruse-Sanders, director of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, discusses the 300+ acres of land maintained as a horticultural conservancy in Athens. Noon-2 p.m. Members $12; nonmembers $16. Includes catered lunch. Paid reservations due April 22. themorris.org

The Fabulously Funny Comedy Festival – POSTPONED
James Brown Arena
Featured comedians include Mike Epps, Lavell Crawford, DC Young Fly, Jess Hilarious and Mark Curry. 8 p.m. $52-$128. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

Rodney Carrington – POSTPONED
Bell Auditorium
The comedian, actor and country music artist performs at 7 p.m. $45. Meet & Greet $195. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

April 24-25
Sacred Heart Garden Festival
Sacred Heart Cultural Center
Festival features tours of private gardens, new Derby Garden Party, new workshops, exhibitors, vendor market and speaker series. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri. and 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sat. Costs and locations vary. (706) 826-4700, sacredheartgardencityfestival.com.

Library Book Sale
Columbia County Library
The Friends of Columbia County Library book sale includes fiction and non-fiction books for adults, as well as books for young adults and children. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri., Sat. and Mon. and 2-5 p.m. Sun. Library foyer, Evans branch.

April 25
Augusta Craft Beer Festival
SRP Park
Festival features more than 40 local, regional and national breweries. 1-5 p.m. $21-$76. augustacraftbeerfest.com 

Cookin’ For Kids Oyster Roast
Daniel Field Airport
Fundraiser features fresh steamed and roasted oysters, non-seafood entrees and sides, desserts, beer, wine, live auction, raffle and live music. Benefits local child victims of abuse, neglect and exploitation. 6-10 p.m. $50. childenrichment.org

CSRA Fur Ball
Julian Smith Casino
The CSRA Animal Rescue Coalition presents a black-tie fundraising gala to help provide rescue animals with spay/neuter, heartworm and emergency treatment. 6-11 p.m. $75 individuals, $125 couples. Includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, 2 drink tickets, dancing, silent auction and live auction. Facebook: CSRA Fur Ball Black Tie Gala

Sweet Celebrations
North Augusta Community Center
Evening features a dessert buffet, silent auction and entertainment. Proceeds help support individuals with disabilities. 6-10 p.m. $10. (803) 426-1284, therecingcrew.com

Russian Legends
Miller Theater
Augusta Symphony performs selections from Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. The winner of the 2019-20 Youth Concerto Competition also will perform with the orchestra. 7:30 p.m. $22-$69. millertheateraugusta.com

April 26
Music at the Morris
Morris Museum of Art
Bassist Travis Shaw performs original compositions. 2-3 p.m. Free. themorris.org

Darci Lynne & Friends
Bell Auditorium
Singer/ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer, Season 12 winner of “America’s Got Talent,” presents her Fresh Out of The Box Tour at 5 p.m. $30-$100. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

April 27
Blue Man Group
Bell Auditorium
The performance art company performs its new Speechless show at 7:30 p.m. $64-$87. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

May 1
Emi Sunshine & Etta May
Hardin Performing Arts Center
The teenage singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist prodigy performs with special guest, comedienne Etta May. 7:30 p.m. $39.95. Pre-show dinner also available; reservations required. (706) 726-0366, augustaamusements.com

May 2
Black Jacket Symphony
Miller Theater
The rock band performs Pink Floyd’s “The Wall.” 8 p.m. $30-$35. millertheateraugusta.com

May 3
Chonda Pierce
Miller Theater
The “Queen of Clean” comedienne performs at 7 p.m. $36-$55. millertheateraugusta.com

To have your event considered for publication, please submit materials to info@columbiacountymag.com. All listings require a two-month lead time.