Local Events

April 23-May 1
Columbia County Spring Fair
Columbia County Fairgrounds
The Merchants Association of Columbia County and Child Enrichment present this 9-day fair with midway rides and attractions. Admission $8, children under 5 free. Free parking. Purchase tickets online at springfairgrovetown.com

April 23, 30
Evans Market
The Plaza
Farmers market features local artisans, crafters, farmers and producers in front of the Performing Arts Center. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. experiencecolumbiacounty.com

April 24
Music at the Morris
Morris Museum of Art
Award-winning, fingerstyle instrumental guitar player Tanner Duckworth performs 2-3 p.m. Free. themorris.org

April 26
Little Feat
Miller Theater
The rock band presents its Waiting for Columbus 45th Anniversary Tour at 7:30 p.m. $49.50-$79.50. millertheateraugusta.com

April 28
South Pacific
Bell Auditorium
Broadway in Augusta present the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway show at 7:30 p.m. $48-$70. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

April 28-30
Little Roy & Lizzy Music Fest
Lincolnton
Outdoor bluegrass festival fundraiser features Little Roy & Lizzy, The Malpass Brothers, Rhonda Vincent, Gene Watson, the Tennessee Bluegrass Band and more. Bring your own chairs. $45/day; $90/3-day pass. The Lewis Family Homeplace. littleroyandlizzy.com

April 29
Food Truck Friday
Gateway Park
Evening features live music, food trucks, drinks and family fun. Vendors open 5 p.m., music begins 7 p.m. Free admission. columbiacountyga.gov

Ryan Abel & Friends
Imperial Theatre
The band presents a Tribute to Laurel Canyon with hits by The Turtles, The Monkees, The Byrds, Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Carole King, The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt and more. 8 p.m. $20-$42. imperialtheatre.com

April 30
Sweet Celebrations
North Augusta Community Center
Dessert buffet and silent auction help support individuals with disabilities. $10. 6-10 p.m. therecingcrew.com

Mimosas on Main
Downtown Harlem
Explore Harlem’s downtown district of shops and businesses while enjoying mimosas, brunch and giveaways alongside the Bloomin’ Arts Festival. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Black Jacket Symphony
Miller Theater
The rock tribute band performs Police’s “Synchronicity” at 8 p.m. $30-$35. millertheateraugusta.com

April 30-May 1
Bloomin’ Arts Festival
Downtown Harlem
Festival features live music, food vendors, children’s activities and arts and crafts vendors with original paintings, photographs, pottery, soap, jewelry, furniture, bird houses, turned wood pens, historic non-fiction, home-made jams and cakes, fiber art, quilts and more. Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission. harlemartscouncil.org

April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28
Evans Market
The Plaza
Farmers market features local artisans, crafters, farmers and producers in front of the Performing Arts Center. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. experiencecolumbiacounty.com

May 6
Chris Cagle
Miller Theater
The country music artist performs at 7:30 p.m. $29-$49. millertheateraugusta.com

Films on Friday
Morris Museum of Art
Featured film is Jezebel (1938), starring Bette Davis and Henry Fonda. Noon-2:30 p.m. Free. themorris.org

“The Roar of Love”
Columbia County Performing Arts Center
Augusta Ballet, the performing company of Columbia County Ballet, performs the custom ballet based on the C.S. Lewis children’s classic. 7 p.m. $25-$50. columbiacountyballet.com.

May 6-8
“Cinderella”
Imperial Theatre
The Augusta Players present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s new Broadway adaptation of the fairy tale musical. Various times. $25-$49. imperialtheatre.com

May 6, 13, 20, 21, 27
Moonlight Music Cruise
Augusta Canal Interpretive Center
Bring refreshments and cruise down the canal with indie and acoustic music with Chris Hardy (5/6), roots-folk tunes with Angela Easterling (5/13), 50’s and 60’s music with Steve Dexter (5/20), traditional hammered dulcimer music with the Savannah River Stringband (5/21) and smooth jazz with Fred Williams (5/27). 7 p.m. $25-$27. Limited seating; reservations required. augustacanal.com

May 7
Peach Blossom Festival
Johnston
Festival in the “Peach Capital of the World” features live entertainment, parade, games, rides, arts and crafts, food vendors and more. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. discoversouthcarolina.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. augustatrainingshop.com

AbbaFab
Miller Theater
The Abba tribute band performs at 7:30 p.m. $40-$65. millertheateraugusta.com

May 8
Mother’s Day Comedy Show
Bell Auditorium
Headliners include DC Young Fly, Earthquake, Karlous Miller, Corey Holcomb and Tony Roberts. 7 p.m. $49-$119. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

May 11
Blue Man Group
Bell Auditorium
The eclectic musical performance art company performs at 7:30 p.m. $64-$87. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

May 13
Food Truck Friday
Gateway Park
Evening features live music, food trucks, drinks and family fun. Vendors open 5 p.m., music begins 7 p.m. Free admission. columbiacountyga.gov

May 14
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park
Take a guided 2.5-mile hike through nature park trails and learn about plants and wildlife. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring water to drink. No pets. Limited space; pre-registration required. 9-11 a.m. $5 per person. Group tours available. phinizycenter.org

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
Nationwide
U.S. Postal Service letter carriers collect non-perishable food items during their national Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Place items in bags by your mailbox for pickup. nalc.org

Kenny G
Miller Theater
The Grammy-winning jazz saxophonist performs at 7:30 p.m. $49-$79. millertheateraugusta.com

May 15
Kroc to Lock Ride
Kroc Augusta
The 10-mile ride starts at Kroc Augusta and goes to Savannah Rapids Pavilion headgates. Post-ride picnic is at the Kroc. Noon-4 p.m. $35 adults, $15 ages 7-12 and $10 ages 6 and under. Registration deadline is May 8. bikesignup.com

Music at the Morris
Morris Museum of Art
Singer and songwriter Shaun Piazza performs a selection of original songs. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. themorris.org

May 16
Birdies for Brain Health
Woodside Plantation
Charity golf tournament raises funds to help fight against chronic neurological disease. Noon. $125 per individual or $460 per team. Event includes contests, raffle, auctions, food and cash prize to the winning team. forbrainhealth.com

May 21
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.-12:30 p.m. 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 extreme fireworks show. Free admission. 6:15-10 p.m. thunderoverevans.com

May 21-June 26
Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
James Brown Arena
Guests are immersed in a multimedia 3-D experience of more than 300 of the artist’s masterpieces. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. $22 and up. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

May 25
Amy Grant
Miller Theater
The six-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter performs at 7:30 p.m. millertheateraugusta.com

May 27
Food Truck Friday
Columbia County Amphitheater
Evening features live music, food trucks, drinks and family fun. Vendors open 5 p.m., music begins 7 p.m. Free admission. columbiacountyga.gov

May 31
Summer – The Donna Summer Musical
Bell Auditorium
Musical features more than 20 of Summer’s classic hits. 7:30 p.m. $43-$60. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

June 4
Summer Beach Blast
Evans Town Center Park
Event features food trucks, dancing and live music by The Swingin’ Medallions. Bring chairs. 5 p.m. experiencecolumbiacounty.com

June 4, 11
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

June 23-26
Joye in Aiken
Various venues
Performing arts festival features musicians, dancers and actors primarily from The Juilliard School with five performances in March and two in June. Costs and venues vary. joyeinaiken.com

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