Local Events

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Moonlight Music Cruise
Augusta Canal Interpretive Center
Bring refreshments and cruise down the canal with live entertainment every Friday evening. Music includes smooth jazz with saxaphonist Fred Williams (5/3), Celtic and American fiddle music with De Ceadaoin (5/10), originakl roots music with The Dubber (5/17), jazzy torch songs and blues with vocalist Gwen Hughes (5/24) and Americana bluegrass, gospel, Celtic and classic country/Appalachian music with Eryn Eubanks & the Family Fold (5/31). 7-8:30 p.m. $23-$25; reservations required. augustacanal.com

June 1
National Trails Day Hikes
Mistletoe State Park, Appling
Take a ranger-led hike. The 10 a.m. hike for experienced hikers is 3 miles along the Cliatt Creek and Rock Dam Trail. The 1 p.m. hike for families with young children is 1/2 mile along the Canyon Loop Trail. Bring snacks and water. Free. $5 parking. (706) 541-0321, gastateparks.org 

Rock and Run 5K
Blanchard Woods Park
Run benefits residents of local nursing homes. 9 a.m. $25. whenhelpcantwait.com, active.com 

Mudbugabeaux-N-Brew Crawfish Festival
Augusta Commons
Annual crawfish and craft beer festival by French Market Grille West includes local live bands, crawfish eating contest, shrimp and Cajun food. 3-9 p.m. Rain or shine. Bring chairs; no pets. (706) 855-5511. 

Augusta Youth Chorale 10th Anniversary Concert
Christ Church, Presbyterian
The Augusta Youth Chorale, led by music director Dr. Stanley Pylant, performs its 10th anniversary concert at 7 p.m. Free. (706) 210-9090, christchurchpres.org

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

June 1, 15
Heritage Gold Mine Park Tours and Mining
The 1850s-era gold mine offers panning for gold and gemstones; keep what you find. Tours $3; panning or gem screening supplies $5 per gallon bucket. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. heritagegoldmine.com

June 2
James Brown Arena
The multi-platinum-selling artists perform with special guest Rachel Platten. 7:30 p.m. $39-$149. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Free Sundays at the Morris
Morris Museum of Art
Take free, guided tours of the oldest museum dedicated to the art and artists of the South. Noon-5 p.m. themorris.org

June 3
Celebration – Music and America
Hardin Performing Arts Center
Columbia County Orchestra performs at 7 p.m. Free; donations accepted. columbiacco.org

June 4
REO Speedwagon
Bell Auditorium
The rock band performs at 7:30 p.m. $39-$80. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

June 6, 13, 20, 27
Columbia County Farmers Market
Evans Towne Center Park
Market includes food trucks, beverage tent, live entertainment, food stands, local artisans and Kids’ Fun Zone. 4-8 p.m. evanstownecenterpark.com 

Music in the Park
Maude Edenfield Park
Outdoor concerts in North Augusta feature Ippie Music (6/6), Doug & the Henrys (6/13), Doc Easton Band (6/20) and the 246th Army Band (6/27). Bring seating. Children’s playground available. 7 p.m. Free. naartscouncil.org

June 7
Black Jacket Symphony
Miller Theater
The tribute rock band performs Journey’s “Escape.” 8 p.m. $29-$34. millertheateraugusta.com

June 7, 14, 21, 28
Moonlight Music Cruise
Augusta Canal Interpretive Center
Bring refreshments and cruise down the canal with live entertainment by Jaycie Ward (6/7), Brandy Douglas and She-n-She (6/14), dulcimer, guitar and Celtic music with Mathew Dickerson (6/21), and originals and covers with Joyce Lynn Chandler (6/28). 7-8:30 p.m. $25; reservations required. (706) 823-0440, augustacanal.com

June 8
History & Nostalgia Film Series
Imperial Theatre
Featured film is the Wizard of Oz. 1-3 p.m. Free, but must reserve a ticket. imperialtheatre.com 

Date Night with Dave and Ashley Willis
Miller Theater
The authors and relationship bloggers combine inspirational marriage teachings and comedy from their new book, “The Naked Marriage.” 7 p.m. $19-$29. millertheateraugusta.com

June 8, 16
Voices of the Past
Augusta Museum of History
Character monologues by actors include “The Other Tubmans” (6/8) and “A Petersburg Boat Pilot” (6/16). 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. Free with museum admission. (706) 722-8454, augustamuseum.org

June 14
Miller Theater
The Amy Winehouse tribute band performs at 8 p.m. $32-$44. millertheateraugusta.com

June 14-17
Library Book Sale
Columbia County Library
Sale includes fiction and non-fiction books. Fri., Sat. and Mon. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun. 2-5 p.m. Library foyer, Evans branch.

June 15
Father’s Day Archery
Mistletoe Sate Park, Appling
Practice archery with dad. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Meet at the Beach Area. Minimum age is 7. Fathers $5, others $10. $5 parking. Limited spaces; call to register. (706) 541-0321, gastateparks.org

June 16
A Day to Remember
Bell Auditorium
The indie/alternative group performs its Raisin’ Hell in the Heartland Tour with special guest Knocked Loose and Boston Manor. 7 p.m. $30-$39. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

June 18
“Finding Neverland”
Bell Auditorium
The Broadway musical follows the relationship playwright J.M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan. 7:30 p.m. $43-$65. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

June 19
Augusta Museum of History
Event celebrating the freedom of slaves includes storytime, crafts, a performance by Jessye Norman School of the Arts, lecture with Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History and tours of the Museum. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free for members; non-members $2-$4. augustamuseum.org

June 20
Jen Hatmaker and Heather Land
Bell Auditorium
The authors/comedians present their Hot Summer Nights (but not that hot) Tour. 8 p.m. $35-$100. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com 

June 21-22
Augusta Toy and Comic Show
Doubletree Hotel
Local Comic Com features more than 12,000 square feet of toys and comic books and 185 vendor tables with collectibles. Guests include Sgt. Slaughter, Ciera Foster, Ron Rudat, Hank Garrett, Keone Young, Larry Hama, Kickliy and more. $5-$100; children 12 and under are free. augustatoyandcomicshow.com

June 22
Amateur Radio Field Day
Emergency Operations Center
See demonstrations and learn about emergency preparedness with ham radios at an open house with the Amateur Radio Club of Columbia County and the Emergency Operations Center. 2-8 p.m. Free. 650-B Ronald Reagan Drive. arccc.org 

Athfest Sampler
Miller Theater
Inaugural event features the Producers, Pylon Reenactment Society and the Pauses. 7:30 p.m. $15. millertheateraugusta.com 

June 28
Summer Nights @ Riverwalk
Jessye Norman Amphitheatre
Inaugural night of new family friendly concert series that will span several genres of music including country, rock, rap, pop, hip-hop and R&B. Includes food trucks and brews. No outside food or beverages allowed. 7-11 p.m. $10-$45. summernightsriverwalk.com

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