Local Events

Through May 2
Jonathan Green: Selections from the Permanent Collection
Morris Museum of Art
The critically acclaimed Low country artist reflects an authentic understanding of Gullah culture and African American life in the coastal Southeast. themorris.org

Through June 24
Joye in Aiken
Festival features music, acting and dance performance by artists from the Juilliard School. Ticket sales are open now, but please check website for the most recent schedules. Locations, cost and times vary. joyeinaiken.com

April 27-May 2
Spring Fair 2020
Columbia County Fairgrounds
The Merchants Association of Columbia County teams up with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta for this spring fair. Admission $7, children under 5 free. Purchase tickets online at springfairgrovetown.com

May 1
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. 8-10 a.m. $2; free for Friends of Phinizy and children age 3 and under. (706) 396-1426, phinizycenter.org

Mimosas on Main
Downtown Harlem
Explore Harlem’s downtown district of shops and businesses while enjoying mimosas, brunch and giveaways. Free. Includes Artisans Market. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

“The Roar of Love”
Columbia County Amphitheater
To accommodate social distancing, Columbia County Ballet will celebrate the 35th performance of its custom ballet based upon the C.S. Lewis children’s classic outside at the amphitheater this year. $20-$25. Event includes vendors, face painting and photography. (706) 860-1852, columbiacountyballet.com 

Little Roy & Lizzy
Lewis Family Pavilion
Outdoor bluegrass festival fundraiser features Little Roy & Lizzy and The Malpass Brothers. Lincolnton County Historical Park. Bring your own chairs. 4 p.m. $50. littleroyandlizzy.com

The Four Seasons
Miller Theater and online
Augusta Symphony presents The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, Cello Concerto No. 1 Allegretto by Shostakavich and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4. Concert features a smaller orchestra, limited audience, physical distancing and no intermission. 7:30 p.m. Livestream at home for $10 per household. augustasymphony.com

Derby Day
Daniel Field
Watch the Kentucky Derby with mint juleps and Southern cuisine. Includes ladies’ hat contest, gentlemen’s fashion contest, entertainment, auctions and raffles. Benefits Augusta Training Shop. 4-8 p.m. $100; includes food and beverages. (706) 738-1358, augustatrainingshop.com

May 1-2
From Mozart to Motown
Watch a limited-time video livestream of the Mozart to Motown 3 show featuring Broadway star and international performer Russell Joel Brown and his special guests. $25 per household. You will receive a link to the concert in your ticket confirmation email. imperialtheatre.com

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
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.

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

May 6-June 24
Waxing Poetic Art Exhibition
Sacred Heart Cultural Center
Works from Lala Mulherin Streett and Lou Ann Zimmerman will be on display. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. sacredheartaugusta.org

May 6, 13, 20, 27
Amp the Alley Concert Series
The Alley, Aiken
Family friendly Thursday evening outdoor concert series includes art, food, spirits and live music from Brandon Shane Reeves (5/6), Brandon Bower Band (5/13), Chris Ndeti Band (5/20) and King Size (5/27). Free admission. 6:30-9:30 p.m. aikendda.us

May 7
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. (706) 726-0366, augustaamusements.com

May 7, 14, 15, 21, 28
Moonlight Music Cruise
Augusta Canal Interpretive Center
Bring refreshments and cruise down the canal with live entertainment. Music includes solo acoustic and vocals with Christian Ndeti (5/7), acoustic country with Jaycie Ward (5/14), music and vocals with Chris Hardy (5/15), classic R&B and originals with Keith Gregory (5/21) and folk/bluegrass/Americana with Henry Wynn (5/28). 6:30 and 8 p.m. $25-$27. Limited seating; reservations required. (706) 823-0440, x 4, augustacanal.com

May 8
Falconer Show
Mistletoe State Park
Learn about birds of prey from a falconer. Program features a one-hour talk on different types of raptors and includes several live birds. $5 per person plus $5 parking; ages 3 and under are free. Advance tickets required. Meet at the amphitheater next to the park office. (706) 541-0321. gastateparks.org

May 15
Giant Community Yard Sale
Columbia County Fairgrounds
More than 200 vendors sell a variety of goods including appliances, furniture, arts and crafts, jewelry and plants. 7 a.m.-noon. Free admission; parking donations accepted for charity. giantcommunityyardsale.com

 Thunder Over Evans
Evans Towne Center Park
Evening Armed Forces Day celebration features a military salute, live music, food vendors and fireworks. Free admission. 6-10 p.m. thunderoverevans.com

May 20
Miller Theater
Augusta Symphony performs Águila’s Violin Concerto and Salon Buenos Aires, along with Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and Bizet’s Suite from Carmen with violinist Guillermo Figueroa. 7:30 p.m. $22-$69.millertheateraugusta.com

June 5
Boot Scoot Boogie Bash
Columbia County Exhibition Center
Fundraiser for the American Red Cross includes live music, dancing, food, drinks, desserts and live and silent auctions. 6-10 p.m. (706) 724-8481, redcross.org

June 5, 12
Free Fishing Days
Georgia waters
See if fishing is for you. Georgia residents will not need a fishing, trout or wildlife management area license to fish in fresh water and saltwater areas on these two days. georgiawildlife.org

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