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.

October 2
Smaller Mahler
Miller Theater
Augusta Symphony concert features Jessye Norman-mentored soprano Laquita Mitchell. Selections include Montgomery’s Strum, Barber’s Knoxville: Summer 1915 and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4. 7:30 p.m. $22-$69.millertheateraugusta.com

October 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 23, 24, 31
“The Seed”
Enopion Theatre grounds
A one-hour outdoor musical from Georgia’s only Bible theatre company takes you into the woods and onto the path to five different outdoor stages. The journey begins in the Garden of Eden and ends at the Garden of the Tomb. Various times. $10. Limited tickets; reservations required. (706) 771-7777, enopion.com

October 3
FireK FiveK
Evans Towne Center Park
5K run supports the financial needs of firefighting families as they battle cancer. Post-race activities include Superheroes, DJ, free hotdog lunch, kid fun zone and fun run, trophies, door prizes and more. Registration ends 9/30. 8 a.m.-noon. $30. firekfivek.com

First Baptist Church of Augusta
People of Parkinson’s virtual fundraiser will be held online through Zoom video conferencing and Facebook Live. 10 a.m. Free; donations accepted. POPWalk.org

CSRA Walk for Water
SRP Park
Physical (at the park) and virtual (at the place of your choice) options are available for this fundraiser that helps provide safe water for people in developing countries and disaster areas. No registration fee, but registration is required. Opening ceremonies 9 a.m. csrawalk4water.com.

Hawk’s Gully Hurdle 10K
Lake Olmstead Trailhead
Inaugural race on the newly completed River Levee Trail, the most recent addition to the Augusta Canal trail and final connection of the River Levee Trail to downtown Augusta. 8 a.m. $35. Prior registration required; no registration on race day. Packet pickup 10/2, 4-7 p.m. augustacanal.com

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. 9:30-11 a.m. $2; free for Friends of Phinizy and children age 3 and under. phinizycenter.org 

Emi Sunshine & Etta May
Hardin Performing Arts Center
The teenage singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist prodigy performs with comedienne Etta May. 7:30 p.m. $39.95. (706) 726-0366, augustaamusements.com

October 4
Chonda Pierce
Miller Theater
The comedienne known as the “Queen of Clean” performs at 7 p.m. $36-$55. millertheateraugusta.com

October 9, 16, 23, 30
Moonlight Music Cruise
Augusta Canal Interpretive Center
Musicians include Double D (10/9), Fred Williams (10/16), De Ceadaoin (10/23) and The Henry’s (10/30). 6-7:30 p.m. Bring snacks and beverages. Limited seating due to social distancing. $23-$25; prior reservations and payment required. augustacanal.com

October 11
Nate Bargatze
James Brown Arena Parking Lot
The stand-up comedian performs his One Night Only Drive-In Tour at 7:30 p.m. VIP (first 2 rows) $230 for car of 4; General admission $130 for car of 4. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

October 15
Perfectly Aged
Online event
Annual fundraising benefit for Historic Augusta is an online auction this year. Items include antiques, vacations, art and more. 6:30-9 p.m. (706) 724-0436, historicaugusta.org

October 17
Music Tribute Cruise
Augusta Canal Interpretive Center
Jeremy Froebel performs a musical tribute to Elton John. 6-7:30 p.m. Bring snacks and beverages. Limited seating due to social distancing. $23-$25; prior reservations and payment required. augustacanal.com

October 22
Movie Music Pops!
Digital concert
Augusta Symphony performs music from popular movies including E.T., West Side Story, Star Trek Into Darkness, Frozen and The Greatest Showman in a digital concert to be viewed on demand October 22-31. $10 per household; ticket link will be emailed three days before the concert. augustasymphony.com

October 22-November 1
A Slice of Fair Fun 
Columbia County Fairgrounds
This year’s Columbia County Fair will be modified to provide a safe environment. All events will be held outside, and no seated events will be available. All local and state guidelines regarding covid-19 will be followed and enforced. Appropriate actions will be taken to provide rides that are sanitized along with sanitizing stations for all patrons to use. Free parking. columbiacountyfair.net

October 24
It’s Spooky to Be Hungry
Columbia, Richmond & Aiken counties
This year’s event will be a combination of virtual (online financial donations), mail-in financial donations and designated food drop-off locations for non-perishable food items. Every dollar donated provides three meals to those in need in our area. Food collection points include churches, businesses, schools and Spooky warehouses. For a complete list, visit itsspookytobehungry.org.

October 30
A Little Night Music
Digital concert
Augusta Symphony selections include Assad’s Impressions, Bach’s Concerto for Violin and Oboe, Barber’s Adagio for Strings, Albinoni’s Trumpet Concerto and Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. $10 per household; ticket link will be emailed three days before the concert. augustasymphony.com

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