It’s April and time for springtime entertainment and events throughout Augusta's River Region. Whether you're visiting for golf or spring break –– you're in the right place to discover the newest adventures in our soulful, funky, historic city.
Here you’ll find a few things happening this year in Augusta. To learn about all there is to do and see in Augusta visit us online at VisitAugusta.com, follow us on social media @VisitAugusta on Facebook & Instagram, or come see us at Augusta & Co.
April 1 -30
Augusta Mayor’s Masters Reception
Experience the tradition of the City of Augusta Mayor's Masters Reception on April 2 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. a at the Augusta Common for the Mayors Masters Reception. The VIP Reception begins at 4:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cultural Center. The Augusta Common will open at 5: 00 p.m. and feature LIVE entertainment, food vendors, a fireworks show sponsored by Windsor Jewelers, and other activities. Since 1999, during Masters week, the City of Augusta has hosted the “Mayors Masters Reception.” Augusta’s River Region has long embraced the Masters® Tournament and our visiting golf patrons. Welcome. Admission is FREE.
Art Exhibit: “Immaculate” by Devin Lovett
Experience the art of Devin Lovett at “Immaculate” on April 1 - April 8 at the Westobou Gallery. This is a result of Westobou's year-long Residency Program. Lovett’s work is experimental, thought-provoking, and on occasion, unintentionally political. Admission is FREE.
The 19th Hole Retail Shopping Crawl
Enjoy The 19th Hole Retail Crawl during Masters week in downtown Augusta starting April 3 - April 10. During this golf themed crawl you’ll grab a score card and a golf pencil and shop around downtown at the participating locations. You get a stroke number for making a purchase. At the end, take your scorecard to Augusta & Co. to putt on their green and enter a drawing for a basket worth $250 of goods from all the participating businesses. Take your completed scorecard to Ubora for free drip coffee or to Riverwatch Brewing for a free draft beer.
19th Annual Rock Fore Dough
Experience a Masters week tradition at the 19th Annual Rock Fore! Dough concert on April 4 starting at 5:00 p.m. at Evans Towne Center Park. This combines golf and music for those that love both and has raised over $1.65 million dollars to support the youth golf programs at the First Tee of Augusta. The line up will include Riley Green, Cody Webb with DJ Rock and more. Event is rain or shine. Admission is $40 -$75.
First Fridays at Westobou with Kelly Reidy
Experience First Fridays at Westobou with Kelly Reidy presented by ALMA at the Westobou Gallery on April 7 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Get ready to soft rock in the Westobou Gallery and view Immaculate by Devin Lovett PLUS Daze Inn curated by Jeff T Kinzel in the MICRO gallery. Admission is FREE.
Major Rager 2023
Another Masters week tradition returns with the 9th Annual Major Rager presented by Friends with Benefits on April 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Sharon Jones Amphitheater. This LIVE concert will feature Futurebirds with The Stews. Coolers and outside food/beverages are NOT permitted. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Hale House Foundation. Admission is $35 - $70.
An Evening with David Sedaris
Experience an Evening with David Sedaris on April 14 at the Miller Theater at 8:00 p.m. Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers Calypso, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and regular National Public Radio contributor will be live on stage for one night only, Admission is $45 - $60.
Canal Discovery Day!
Grab friends and family to enjoy Canal Discovery Day on April 15 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. as a part of the annual National Park Service week. The Augusta Canal National Heritage Area will have food trucks, games, music, speakers, artists and $5 Petersburg Boat Rides. Admission is FREE.
SPRING Flea Market at Fort Gordon
Spring is here! The Spring Flea Market on April 15 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Enjoy shopping, food, drinks and activities for the kids. This market is in partnership with the Fort Gordon Spouses' and Civilians' Club. , is one of the community's most anticipated events! Admission is FREE. Patrons planning to attend without a DoD ID card can pre-register for Gate Access by visiting here.
The Mad Hatters: Freebird Tribute Show
Experience The Mad Hatters: Freebird Tribute Show on April 15 at the Imperial Theatre at 8:00p.m.The Mad Hatters deliver a pulse pounding sound and stage show that could only be matched by Tom Petty himself. Admission is $40 - $65
Garden City Festival 2023
Experience The Garden City Festival at Sacred Heart on April 21 and 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cultural Center. This festival is noted as one of the Top 20 Festivals in Georgia, the event features two celebrated soirees, garden and floral exhibits, engaging speakers, an expanded Vendor Market, pop-up demos, family-fun Seedling Saturday, and private garden tours. Festival proceeds benefit the programs and ongoing preservation of Sacred Heart Cultural Center. Admission: $20 - $75 and varies per event.
Dwight Yoakam LIVE!
Enjoy Dwight Yoakam LIVE on April 20 at 8:00 p.m. the Bell Auditorium with special guest Zach Top. Yoakam is a multiple GRAMMY Award-winning country music artist with 12 gold albums and 9 platinum or multi-platinum albums, with five of those albums topping Billboard’s Country Albums chart. Admission starts at $49.
Augusta Craft Beer Festival 2023
Cheers! Enjoy the Augusta Craft Beer Festival on April 22 from 12 Noon to 5:00 p.m. at SRP Park. Featuring 30+ hand-selected local, regional, and national breweries. There will certainly be something for everyone. The festival will be held in SRP Park - Home of the Augusta GreenJackets, providing an atmosphere unlike any other beer festival! This event will benefit the Augusta Sports Council, bringing great sporting events to the Augusta River Region. ONE PRICE = 100+ Samples of Great Craft Beer. Admission is $56 - 101.
Kountry Wayne Comedy Tour
Enjoy a night full of laughs at the Kountry Wayne Comedy Tour on April 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Miller Theater. Named one of Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch in 2021, Kountry Wayne (a.k.a. Wayne Colley) has garnered a loyal following from his widely popular digital sketches and hilarious stand up, generating an extraordinary amount of buzz among his peers within the entertainment industry as one of comedy’s most notable rising stars. Admission is $35 - $264.
Colton Ballet presents “Becoming”
Experience Colton Ballet presents “ Becoming” on April 28 at 7:00 p.m. at the Imperial Theatre. Spring is “Becoming!” An eclectic and fun adventure in dance for the whole family to enjoy and remember! Experience the excellent dancing, innovative choreography, and thought-provoking themes of Colton Ballet Company’s Annual Spring Repertoire performance. Admission is $17 -$49
Moonlight Music Cruise featuring “She N She”
Pack a picnic and enjoy a relaxing evening on the Augusta Canal for the Moonlight Music Cruise featuring She N She on April 28 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $27 for adults and $25 for seniors 60+, military and students.
Enjoy the Augusta Sculpture Trail tour! The trail features 14 beautiful sculptures by nationally renowned artists on display in downtown Augusta. These new pieces of public art can be found along the Riverwalk, Broad Street, and the Augusta Common. This is brought to you by the Greater Augusta Arts Council.
Augusta Saturday Market at the River
Experience the Augusta Saturday Market at the River this season, every Saturday from March 18 - November 18 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Augusta Riverwalk. Artists and craftspeople line the 8th Street entrance to the Riverwalk. Shop unique handmade wares and mix in with local chefs and tastemakers selling locally roasted coffee, fresh baked goods and regional produce and more. Admission is FREE.