Local Events

NOTE: Please check all venue websites for updated information.

March 1-9
Joye in Aiken
Various venues
Performing arts festival features musicians, dancers and actors primarily from The Juilliard School. Costs and venues vary. joyeinaiken.com

March 2
Columbia County Performing Arts Center
The 1980s rock ’n’ roll tribute artists perform hits from Van Halen, KISS, Motley Crue, Queen, Journey, Aerosmith and more with special guest Derrick Dove & The Peacekeepers. 6:30 p.m. thecenterofcc.com

Gabriel Iglesias
James Brown Arena
The comedian performs his Don’t Worry Be Fluffy tour at 8 p.m. $34 and up. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

CloZet Confession
Imperial Theatre
The spiritually based touring dramedy addresses domestic violence, bullying, human trafficking, mental illness and other issues of today with Gospel sensation Paul Porter. 4 p.m. $34-$54.

March 3
Wine, Women & Shoes
Augusta Marriott
Fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta features shopping, wine tasting, savory bites, Best in Shoe Contest, fashion show, “Sole Men” and more. 2 p.m. winewomenandshoes.com

March 5, 19
Tuesday’s Music Live
Saint Paul’s Church
Featured performers are Astralis Ensemble (3/5) and String Time Duo (3/19). Noon. Free. tuesdaysmusiclive.com

March 6
JJ Grey & Mofro
Miller Theater
The funkified rock and Southern soul musician performs his Olustee Tour with support from Cedric Burnside. 7:30 p.m. $43 and up. millertheateraugusta.com

March 8
Food Truck Friday
Gateway Park
Evening features live music, food trucks, drinks and family fun. 6-9 p.m. Free admission. columbiacountyga.gov

WetPaint Party and Art Sale
Sacred Heart Cultural Center
Wizard of Oz-themed event showcases local artists and photographers. Includes art auction, dance performances, music, Oz photobooth, themed craft cocktails and food and beverages. 7-10 p.m. augustaarts.com

KICKS 99 Songwriters Series
Columbia County Performing Arts Center
New live music experience features the stories behind songs by Nashville’s biggest Grammy-nominated songwriters: The Warren Brothers, Liz Rose and Lee Thomas Miller. 7:30 p.m. thecenterofcc.com

March 9
Augusta Invitational Regatta
Langley Pond
Rowing event with open, college and junior categories features a multi-lane, 2000-meter sprint race. augustarowingclub.org

American Rhapsodies
Miller Theater
Augusta Symphony performs selections from Dvořák, Boyer, Weill and Gershwin with guest artist Jeffrey Biegel. 7:30 p.m. millertheateraugusta.com

Augusta Blues Festival
James Brown Arena
Festival features King George, Tucka, Pokey Bear, J’WONN, West Love, Lebrado. 7 p.m. $63 and up. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

March 14
Miller Theater
The Grand Kyiv Ballet tells the story of a young peasant girl who falls in love with a nobleman disguised as a peasant. 7 p.m. $35-$95. millertheateraugusta.com

Whose Live Anyway?
Imperial Theatre
The current cast members of the TV showWhose Line Is It Anyway?” present improv comedy and song based on audience suggestions. Cast members include Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis and Joel Murray. $7:30 p.m. imperialtheatre.com

March 15
Battle For Cancer Golf Tournament
Bartram Trail Golf Club
Tournament for cancer research features registration at noon, shotgun start at 1 p.m., prizes for teams that finish first and second and a raffle. Proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. mbwall1358@gmail.com

March 16
Wesley Mega Yard Sale
Wesley United Methodist Church
Sale includes furniture, clothes, books, household items, toys, tools and more. All proceeds benefit local and foreign missions. 7 a.m.-noon, rain or shine. 825 North Belair Road, Evans. wesleyumc.net

Run the Runway 5K
Augusta Regional Airport
Course starts on Lock and Dam Road, winds through the park and moves to the runway and taxiway. $30 adults; $25 ages 8-12; $10 ages 7 and under. Runner check-in begins 7 a.m. and race starts 8 a.m. flyags.com

St. Patrick’s Day Shuffle
Fort Gordon
This 5K timed fun run is partially off-road and includes trails with changes in elevation, sandy areas and areas with vegetation overgrowth. Begins at 39th Street near the Dog Park off Brainard Avenue. Pre-registration required. Free. Open to the public. (706) 791-1142, runsignup.com

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Downtown Augusta
Presented by the Irish American Heritage Society. Parade begins at 2 p.m. Route available on website. Free. iahsaugusta.com

March 16-17
Spring Family Camping
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park
Camp under the stars and participate in family games, scavenger hunt, campfire, s’mores and morning guided nature hike. 1 p.m. Sat. – noon Sun. Grills available; bring your own food. $50 per family/group of up to 6 campers; $10 per additional camper. Registration required. (706) 396-1418, phinizycenter.org

March 16, 23, 30
Aiken Triple Crown
Various venues
Equestrian showmanship includes the Trials (3/16), Steeplechase (3/23) and Pacers and Polo (3/30). Prices and hours vary by event. aikentrainingtrack.com, aikensteeplechase.com, usca.edu

March 17
World Ballet Stars Golden Dancers Gala
Miller Theater
Event celebrates a weekend of dance competitions and the dance arts. 2:30 p.m. millertheateraugusta.com

March 17-18
Corned Beef Fundraiser
Adas Yeshurun Synagogue and Cucina 503
Pick up a meal that includes hand-sliced kosher corned beef sandwich on rye, chips, cookie, kosher dill pickle and drink. $17. Free delivery available 3/18 for 10 or more orders to same location. cornedbeefaugusta.com

March 21
America’s Wonders
Miller Theater
Augusta Symphony presents a 3D cinematic and musical celebration of the country’s national parks and large cities. 7:30 p.m. millertheateraugusta.com

March 22
Heart Walk
SRP Park
Fundraising walk is a 5K non-competitive event. Strollers and leashed dogs allowed. Individuals and teams welcome; register online. csraheartwalk.org

Food Truck Friday
Evans Towne Center Park
Evening features live music, food trucks, drinks and family fun. 6-9 p.m. Free admission. columbiacountyga.gov

Ramble Tamble
Miller Theater
The Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band performs at 7:30 p.m. millertheateraugusta.com

March 23
Spring Fest and Easter Egg Hunt
Liberty Park
City of Grovetown’s spring celebration includes food, local vendors, pictures with the Easter Bunny and family fun. Bring baskets for the egg hunt. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. cityofgrovetown.com

Columbia County Performing Arts Center
Augusta Ballet performs a custom ballet based upon the C.S. Lewis children’s classic, “The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe.” 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. thecenterofcc.com

Roast on the River
Riverfront Drive, Downtown Augusta
Fundraising event features fresh Bluffton oysters, Lowcountry boil with wild-caught Georgia shrimp, appetizer bar, bonfire with s’mores, music, local libations and prizes at the Savannah Riverkeeper Headquarters. 6 p.m. Various price options. savannahriverkeeper.org

Lorrie Morgan
Miller Theater
The platinum-selling vocalist performs at 7:30 p.m. millertheateraugusta.com

March 27-28
Candlelight Concerts
Sacred Heart Cultural Center
Under the glow of candlelight, the Listeso String Quartet performs A Tribute to Coldplay on 3/27 (6:30 and 8:45 p.m.) and selections by Prince, Sade, Alicia Keys, Boyz II Men, Childish Gambino, Lauryn Hill and more on 3/28 (6:30 and 8:45 p.m.). $25-$55. sacredheartaugusta.org

March 28
One Hallelujah Tour
Columbia County Performing Arts Center
Gospel performers include Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Jonathan McReynolds, Erica Campbell, Israel Houghton and Jekalyn Carr. 6:30 p.m. thecenterofcc.com

March 30
Easter Egg Scramble
Patriots Park
Hunt includes 50,000 eggs, food vendors, photo trailer and more. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free admission.

April 6
Casting Crowns
Columbia County Performing Arts Center
The Grammy- and Dove-winning contemporary Christian group performs its 20th Anniversary Tour with a live symphony. 7 p.m. thecenterofcc.com

April 9
Rock Fore! Dough
Evans Towne Center Park
Annual Masters Week concert with celebrity musicians celebrates 20 years. General admission, pit passes and VIP tables available. Food and beverage vendors available. See website for lineup announcements. Benefits First Tee – Augusta. 5 p.m. Doors open 4 p.m. rockforedough.com

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