Arts in the Heart of Augusta THIS WEEKEND!

Arts in the Heart of Augusta THIS WEEKEND!


The 37th Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival, hosted in the heart of downtown Augusta, Georgia, is happening THIS WEEKEND, September 15-17. Don’t miss out on one of Augusta’s favorite festivals! Admission badges are on sale right now at State Bank & Trust locations, Vintage Ooollee in downtown Augusta, and New Moon in Aiken. They are also available online at $7 in advance, $12 at the gate. This year’s festival is even bigger and better than before! Check out some of the highlights coming to downtown this weekend.


2017 Festival Highlights

New & Expanded Global Village food booths

The Global Village is one of the BEST parts of the Award Winning Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival. Here you can sample authentic ethnic food from 24 cultures which is all cooked by local international associations. Give a warm welcome to new booths for Cambodia, South Sudan, Vietnam, and the return of the Korea food booth! View menus online now to plan your meals for the entire weekend!

Fine Arts and Crafts Market

This year’s Fine Arts and Crafts Market features over 150 artists, from the local area and nationwide. There’s something for everyone- clay goods, jewelry, clothing, fine art, and more! View our online artist listings at Browse by medium from over 150 fine artists- Fine Arts and Crafts Market Online

Performances All Weekend

Performers from across the Augusta region and the Southeast will be coming to the festival to perform on one of FIVE stages of Entertainment! Over 150 performances are scheduled for the weekend. Catch international and dance showcases on the Global Stage, local bands and musicians on the Community Stage, poetry and acoustic sets on the Troubadour Stage, theater and kid-friendly shows on the Family Stage, and the Jazz Stage – well, that speaks for itself! Stage Schedules are online now! Stage Schedules for Arts in the Heart 2017

Interactive Family Area

The Family Area of the Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival is overflowing with free activities and crafts to make special artistic memories with your kids – of all ages! Check in at the Family Area info booth to get a passport for the Family Area Scavenger Hunt. Children who complete a majority of the crafts in the activity booths get a free prize! And keep your eyes out for fun surprise performances, pop-up “live statues” and more to see and make! See the activities being offered online. 2017 Family Area 

Author’s Alley presented by the Book Tavern – NEW!

This year’s festival will host the first ever Author’s Alley, presented by the Book Tavern. Come to the Alley, located in the JB White’s Building between New Moon and The Book Tavern, to meet over 30 local and regional authors throughout the weekend.


Arts in the Heart of Augusta is produced each year by the Greater Augusta Arts Council. Sponsored by the City of Augusta.