Local Events

May 1-July 25
Local Color: Photography in the South
Morris Museum of Art
Exhibit features rural landscapes, storefronts, roadside eateries, juke joints and other compelling portraits of the Deep South by John Baeder, Janos Enyedi, Birney Imes and William Greiner. themorris.org

July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Evans Market
The Plaza at Evans Towne Center
Weekly Saturday market features local produce, baked goods, food trucks, artisans and small businesses. Yoga and music by a local artist will be offered as well. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

July 23
Food Truck Friday
Columbia County Amphitheater
A night of food trucks with American fare, brews and live music by Cash Money Experience. 6 p.m. Free admission. experiencecolumbiacounty.comexperiencecolumbiacounty.com 

July 30, 31, August 1, 6, 7, 8
“Plaza Suite”
Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre
Hilarity abounds in Neil Simon’s portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at the Plaza. $28-$54. Dinner 6:45 p.m., show 8 p.m. Matinees 8/1 and 8/8 feature lunch at 1:45 and show at 3 p.m. Non-vaccinated guests are required to wear masks in all common areas. For reservations call (706) 793-8552. fortgordondinnertheatre.com

July 30
Blippi The Musical
Bell Auditorium
Show brings children’s energetic teaching character Blippi off the screen and onto the stage with audience engagement and music. 6 p.m. $23-$67. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

August 5-October 31
Mildred Weigle Nix Huie Art Exhibit
Morris Museum of Art
The Augusta native’s works, a chronicle of Saint Simons Island life and a record of its houses, will be on display through the end of October. themorris.org

August 6
Styx
Bell Auditorium
The rock group performs its 2021 World Tour, promoting it latest album, “Crash of the Crown,” and sharing how the band started. 7:30 p.m. $50-$90. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

August 6-7
Ed Turner and Number 9
Imperial Theatre
The band performs rock and pop hits from the ’60s and ’70s. 7:30-11 p.m. $35-$50. imperialtheatre.com

August 6, 13, 20
Sunset Paddle on the Augusta Canal
Savannah Rapids Park
Take a guided kayak tour down the canal. Meet at Savannah Rapids Kayak and finish at the Mill Village Trailhead at Eve Street. 5:30-8 p.m. Reservations required. kayakaugustacanal.com

August 7
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. Registration required. 8-10 a.m. $2; free for Friends of Phinizy and children age 3 and under. phinizycenter.org

Rumours
Miller Theater
The Fleetwood Mac tribute band performs at 7:30 p.m. $29-$39. millertheateraugusta.com

August 13
Screen on the Green
Gateway Park
Free outdoor movie night features Avengers: End Game. Food vendors will be on site. Bring your own blankets or chairs. 7 p.m.

August 14
Tony Howard’s Motown Review
Imperial Theatre
Show features tributes to The Temptations, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Elvis and, new this year, Luther Vandross. 7-11 p.m. $15-$50. imperialtheatre.com

August 14, 28
Evans Market
The Plaza at Evans Towne Center
Saturday market features local produce, baked goods, food trucks, artisans and small businesses. Yoga and music by a local artist will be offered as well. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. experiencecolumbiacounty.com

August 20
Food Truck Friday
Columbia County Amphitheater
Summer event series features Italian food, brews and live music by Chris Taylor & Co. 6-9 p.m. Free admission. experiencecolumbiacounty.com

August 27
38 Special
Miller Theater
The Southern rock band performs its hits and new selections at 7:30 p.m. $53-$83. millertheateraugusta.com

August 28
BlueWay Festival
Baker Creek State Park
Family festival at the lake includes a wakeboard show, stunt dog team, BMX bike show, fishing demonstrations, casting contests, axe-throwing, kayaking, paddleboard relays, geocaching contest, disc golf putting clinic and water slide into Clarks Hill Lake. Event also includes live music, craft beer, food vendors and more. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free admission. bluewayfestival.com

An Evening of Love
Bell Auditorium
The contemporary R&B soul singer-songwriter and actor Eric Benét performs with special guests Keke Wyatt and Calvin Richardson. 8 p.m. $45-$85. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

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