Local Events

Note: Event date, venue and other details may change at short notice due to the pandemic. Please check all information at the official website before making plans to attend an event.

December-March 14
The Art of Leo Twiggs
Morris Museum of Art
The internationally acclaimed artist and art educator exhibits paintings that use a variation of the batik process. themorris.org

February 4-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

March 1-31
Shamrocks & Shenanigans Virtual 4-Mile Run/Walk
Virtual
Choose a location to run or walk, wear St. Patrick’s Day attire and celebrate the “Luck of the Irish” with participants from around the country and world. Complete in stages or all at once. This virtual event can be completed any time March 1-31. $29-42. eventbrite.com

March 4
WOW! Club Tasting Series
SRP Park
A five-course dinner will be prepared by GreenJackets director of food and beverage/executive chef John Schow and served with five different tastings of wine. Welcome cocktail 6 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m. $95. thesrppark.com

March 4-April 24
Artist Exhibit
Sacred Heart Cultural Center
Artists Elizabeth Moretz-Britt and Staci Swider display their works. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. An artist reception will be held April 22 in the Great Hall from 4-6 pm. sacredheartaugusta.org

March 5-7
QuaranTune 3.0 Dulcimer Festival
Virtual festival
Garden City Strummers presents concerts with folk musician and mountain dulcimer champion Joe Collins and online dulcimer workshops. mountaindulcimermusicfest.com

March 6
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. 10 a.m.-noon. $2; free for Friends of Phinizy and children age 3 and under. (706) 396-1426, phinizycenter.org

March 7-June 24
Joye in Aiken
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

March 12
Screen on the Green
Gateway Park
Featured film is Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Free. Bring blankets and chairs.
Food and beverage vendors will be on site. 6-9 p.m. experiencecolumbiacounty.com

 Travis Tritt
Bell Auditorium
The country star and Georgia native performs at 8 p.m. $25-$65. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

March 13
Mistletoe 5K Dash
Mistletoe State Park
Course goes through multiple trails throughout the park. Call to register. 9-10 a.m. $20, plus $5 parking. (706) 541-0321, gastateparks.org 

St. Patrick’s Day Shuffle
Fort Gordon
This 5K timed fun run will orientate through the Fort Gordon Disc Golf Course and is considered a trail run. Starting point is 39th Street near the Dog Park. Finisher medals will be presented at the completion of the event. To register call (706)791-1142. 

St. Paddy’s Lucky Laces 5k
James Brown Arena
Wear green and race or walk a 3.1-mile course through downtown Augusta. Rolling start 9-9:30 a.m. $35. Includes T-shirt, participation medal and bib. Race chips available; prizes for first-place age group winners and overall race winners. $30 Virtual 5k registration also available (includes shipping of packet). augustaentertainmentcomplex.com 

Heart Walk
Digital experience
Join 1 million walkers from across the nation as they walk to raise funds for the American Heart Association. Individuals and teams welcome; register online. Walk begins at 9 a.m. csraheartwalk.org

March 13, 27
Aiken Triple Crown
Aiken Horse Park
Two weekends of equestrian showmanship include the Trials (3/13) and Pacers and Polo (3/27). Steeplechase is canceled this year. visitaikensc.com

March 14
The Fabulously Funny Comedy Festival
James Brown Arena
Comedians include DC Young Fly, Mike Epps, Lavell Crawford, Mark Curry and Jess Hilarious. 8 p.m. $52-$128. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

March 19
From Mozart to Motown
Miller Theater
Broadway star Russell Joel Brown performs 10 musical styles of songs such as Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight,” Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Music of the Night” from The Phantom of the Opera, Duke Ellington’s “Take the A Train” and the traditional spiritual, “Give Me Jesus.” 7:30 p.m. millertheateraugusta.com

March 20
St. Patrick’s Geocache
Mistletoe State Park
Test your geocache abilities or learn a new skill. Park rangers will hide 5 different caches, each with a “piece of gold,” around the park. Bring back all 5 caches for a special prize. All equipment provided. 1-3 p.m. $20, plus $5 parking. Call to register. (706) 541-0321, gastateparks.org

Guided Creek Paddle
Mistletoe State Park
Take a guided paddle along Cliatt Creek and Boulder Creek at Clarks Hill Lake. All equipment is provided. 6-7:30 p.m. $20, plus $5 parking. Advance registratyion required. (706) 541-0321, gastateparks.org

March 26
Blues, Brews & BBQ
Columbia County Amphitheater
Outdoor event features local barbeque, beverages and music by Xtreme Party Band. 6-9 p.m. Free admission. (706) 868-3484, experiencecolumbiacounty.com 

Deana Carter
Bell Auditorium
The country artist performs at 7:30 p.m. $29-$39. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

March 27
“Mendelssohn’s Italian”
Miller Theater and online
Augusta Symphony concert features Fanny Mendelssohn’s Overture in C, Sibelius’ Cassazione, Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, Italian. Theater tickets limited; livestream concert $10 per household. augustasymphony.com

April 3
Easter Egg Scramble
Patriots Park
Event includes egg hunts for different age groups, photos with the Easter Bunny, a magic show, and vendors. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. experiencecolumbiacounty.com

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