aiken sc events: December 2017 in Aiken SC - 11/22/17 03:32 PM
December is a magical time, and Aiken is no different!   So many things happening, check it out!
December Events:
1st:  Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting  (Newberry Street)
1st - 31st:  Festival of Trees at the Depot   
1st - 2nd:  Christmas Craft Show  (Odell Weeks)
1st - 2nd,  8th - 10th, 15th - 16th:  Aiken Community Playhouse presents: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.
3rd: Aiken Jaycees Parade  (Downtown)
7th:  Night of 1000 lights (Downtown)
9th:   Ugly Sweater Crawl  (Downtown)
9th & 16th:  Christmas Crafts at the Market  (Farmers Market)
9th-10th, 14th - 23rd, & 26th:   Christmas in Hopelands  (Hopelands Gardens)
10th:  Aiken Symphony Orchestra presents:  Home for the HOlidays
16th:  Santa at the Depot
22nd … (1 comments)

aiken sc events: Downtown Aiken Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 2017 - December 1st. - 11/22/17 03:21 PM
It's beginning to look like Christmas here in Aiken SC!   Downtown is adorned with holly and lights, storefronts are dressed in holiday cheer, too.  
What:  Christmas Tree Lighting
When:   December 1, 2017. 
Where:   Newberry Street, Downtown Aiken SC
this pic is the Richland Ave tree,  the lighting ceremony is at the Newberry Street tree :)

aiken sc events: Thanksgiving 2017 in Aiken, SC! - 11/22/17 03:08 PM
 Happy Thanksgiving!
If you are new to town and looking for something to do....  or maybe it's already your Thanksgiving tradition....   here's what's happening in Aiken!
First up:
Bloodies and Bagels,    - exactly what it sounds like, haha -  enjoy bloody mary's and bagels (with different cream cheese spreads available, too!)     There is no charge to attend, but donations gladly accepted :)   you can even join as a member. 
where: on the lawn at the Aiken Historical Museum,  433 Newberry Street SW
hosted by:   Aiken Land Conservancy
when:  9am 
Blessing of the Hounds,  -  for over a century this tradition continues....  walk into the majestic Hitchcock Woods … (2 comments)

aiken sc events: -Memorial Day Parade 2017, Aiken SC - 05/04/17 03:22 PM
Not sure why, but for some reason Towns/Cities are not having Memorial Day Parades like they used to ...they are becoming a thing of the past :(  It's a shame.  Memorial Day is a time for us to say THANK YOU to our servicemen.  I always try to thank them when I see them.  They put their lives on the line, for my freedom, for our Country, and I am very thankful for that.  It's also a time to honor those who gave their all for us, and did not make it back home :(     We almost lost our … (2 comments)

aiken sc events: Aiken Kite Festival 2017. Go fly a kite!! - 05/03/17 05:13 PM
Go fly a kite!  Yes, spring is here, and with it comes the Aiken Kite Festival!! Woo hoo!! Come on out and check out all of the creativity, and flying skills of the community :)   Fun for all ages! 
 What:  Aiken Kite Festival When:   Saturday, May 6, 2017Time:  10am - 3pm,  free kite flying! Where:  Citizens Park III,   1060 Banks Mill Rd, Aiken SC Bring your own kit, or purchase one at the event -- there will even be a 'make your own kite' booth! How fun!!  But, it's more than just kites!   Food vendors, inflatables, live performances, pet adoption and … (5 comments)

aiken sc events: Celebrity Waiter Night. Aiken SC. 5/15/2017. - 04/27/17 04:44 PM
One of the most fun fundraising events in Aiken!  Fun because the celebrity waiter teams are raising money for Childrens Place, and they  will do anything (well, almost anything!!) for extra tips!!  It's a super fun event.  Dinner for a good cause! Even a chance to win a beautiful grand prize!  I'm honored to say that I participated twice as a celebrity waiter, and it was a blast!
Here's the info:
What:  22nd Annual Celebrity Waiters Night
When:  Monday, May 15, 2017
Where:  several area restaurants / clubs are hosting the event
For more info, or to become a sponsor:  
call  803.641.4144

aiken sc events: Farmers Market in The Alley, Thursday Nights in June! 2017 - 04/20/17 06:31 PM
Coming soon - Aiken County Farmers Market takes over The Alley, Downtown Aiken....   Thursday nights, in June 2017. 
Here are the details:
What: Aiken County Farmers Market 
When:  June 201 7 - Thursday nights
Time:  5pm - 7pm
Where:  Downtown Aiken, in The Alley .  Park anywhere in the surrounding blocks... Richland Ave, Laurens St, Newberry St, Park Ave...
More info:   Aiken County Farmers Market. 803.293.2214.

aiken sc events: Aiken Christmas Tree Lighting, Dec 2, 2016 - 11/17/16 11:16 AM
28th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting - Downtown Aiken, SC.   2016  City crews have been busy getting the Christmas Trees, (yes, trees!!) ready for the annual lighting.  This year is the 28th Annual lighting!   Come on down and enjoy the festivities of the season as we countdown to lighting the tree!   What:  28th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting  When:  December 2, 2016 Time:  6pm - 7:30pm  Where:  Newberry Street,  Downtown Aiken.  

aiken sc events: Christmas in Hopelands. Aiken SC. December 2016 - 11/17/16 10:28 AM
Christmas in Hopelands.  December 2016 - Aiken SC
Is this one of your holiday traditions? It is for me and my family! :)  If you have never been, you should visit at least once.....and maybe it will become one of your … (0 comments)

aiken sc events: Trunk or Treat! and a movie! Aiken SC. 10-29-2016 - 10/27/16 07:49 AM
What:   Trunk or Treat  (and a movie!)
When:  Saturday, October 29, 2016
Time:  4pm - 7pm
Where:  Citizens Park, Field 5,   Aiken SC
Bring a bag for trick/treating! There will be a movie on the outdoor big screen afterwards - bring a chair or a blanket! 
Feature Movie:  "Monster House"
If you are interested in donating candy or decorating a trunk, contact Will Spence at 803.293.7851.
Happy Halloween!   

aiken sc events: Aiken Fall Steeplechase 2016 10/29/16 - 09/25/16 07:41 AM
Fall = Football, colorful leaves, cooler weather, less humidity, earlier sunsets, polo, ... and Steeplechase!  The Steeplechase events are an Aiken tradition.   The race this Fall is the 25th renewal!  Spring 2017 will be the 51st renewal of the Aiken Spring Steeplechase!  
Come see horses fly!!!    Always a fun day at the races! 
What:  Aiken Fall Steeplechase 2016
When:  Saturday, October 29, 2016
Time:  Gates open 9am,  tent party starts at 11am,  first race at 1pm.
Where:  Steeplechase track at Aiken Horse Park,  Powder House Rd/Audubon Dr
More info:   Aiken Steeplechase Association

aiken sc events: Chocolate Festival 2016 --- October 1, 2016 :) - 09/23/16 10:33 PM
Yes, one of my favorite Aiken events!!  Lots of fun.  There is chocolate, games, book sale, baked goods, chocolate, swings, plant sale, other vendors, more fun, and did I mention chocolate :)
What: St. Mary's 28th Annual Chocolate Festival 2016
When:  Saturday, October 1, 2016
Time: 10am - 3pm
Where:  St Mary's 118 York Street SE, Aiken SC
More info:  St Mary School
(Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend events.  I am not the organizer, or affiliated with this event. )

aiken sc events: Aiken Oktoberfest 2016! 9-24-16 - 09/23/16 10:01 PM
That's right! It's today!  Sorry for the short notice --    here's the info:
What: Aiken Oktoberfest 2016
When: Saturday, September 24, 2016
Where:  Downtown Aiken, Corner of Hayne Ave & Pendelton St.
Time:  6pm - 10:30pm
More info:
Come on down and enjoy Craft & German BEER!   Live music with The Foothills Oompah Band :)    There will be big screens set up for your College Football viewing enjoyment, too!  So don't worry - you won't miss the game. 
(Information offered as a service, I am not hosting this event or affiliated in any way, for more info please contact Aiken Downtown Development Association. … (1 comments)

aiken sc events: Aiken Earth Day 2016 - 04/20/16 08:45 AM
What:   Aiken Earth Day
When:  Saturday, April 23, 2016
Time:  9:30am - 3:00pm
Where:  Newberry Street Festival Center, Downtown Aiken SC.
Come on over to Newberry Street and celebrate Earth Day 2016!!  There is only one Earth, and we need to take care of her.  Visit booths and exhibits with environmental info.   Food, puppet show, music, etc...
More info:   Earth Day Aiken

aiken sc events: 27th Annual Christmas Tree Lighing - Downtown Aiken SC - 12/03/15 10:05 PM
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and after tonight it will be officially Christmas season in Downtown Aiken!   It's time for our annual Christmas tree lighting - officiated by our newly elected Mayor, Rick Osbon!   This is the 27th Annual tree lighting -  another Aiken tradition.
What:  Christmas tree lighting
Where:  Downtown Aiken,  Newberry Street festival block (between Richland and Park Aves)
Hosted by: City of Aiken, Parks, Recreation and Tourism Departments
When: Friday, December 4, 2015
Time: 6pm - 7:30
More info:  803-642-7634
Join us for the tree lighting - sing carols, have holiday snacks, crafts for the children, and see Santa and … (0 comments)

aiken sc events: Aiken -45th Annual Christmas Craft Show - Dec 4 & 5, 2015 - 12/03/15 09:58 PM
Time for another Aiken tradition!   Come over to Odell Weeks park and check out over 100 vendors and their wares!
What:  Christmas Craft Show  (45th annual!!!)
Where:  Odell Weeks -  Whiskey Road, Aiken (across from Zaxbys/Home Depot)
When: Friday, December 4, 2015 -- and Saturday, December 5, 2015
Time: 9am - 5pm
Crafts, food, etc....   Santa will be there, too!!!
Merry Christmas!

aiken sc events: Thanksgiving Traditions - in Aiken SC - 11/23/15 05:47 AM
Thanksgiving is upon us -  wishing everyone a happy, healthy holiday - I hope you get to spend time with family, friends and other loved ones.
We have some traditions here in Aiken for Thanksgiving --- maybe you can add some (or all) of these to your holiday tradition as well!
1.  BLOODIES & BAGELS:  9:00 - 10:30am.  Start your morning off with the Aiken Land Conservancy at the Aiken County Historical Museum on South Boundary Ave/Newberry Street for some complimentary hot coffee, water, Bloody Mary's and bagels -  meet some friends, enjoy conversation and learn about the Aiken Land Conservancy.     … (1 comments)

aiken sc events: Harlem Globetrotters coming to Aiken SC & Augusta GA! - 10/11/15 07:42 AM
Whenever I think about the Harlem Globetrotters I get a smile and start whistling....  remember their theme song? Ahh that song!! It brings back so many memories!  I used to love watching these guys on Saturday afternoons, back in the day on TV.  Meadowlark Lemmon, Curly Neal, and the rest of the team.  Great bunch of atheletes.....    although the team has changed over the years, they are still just as good, and fun to watch!
What: Harlem Globetrotters
When:  Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Time:  7pm
Where:  USC-Aiken, Convocation Center, 375 Robert Bell Pkwy, Aiken SC.
Tix/ More info: Harlem Globetrotters at USC-Aiken

aiken sc events: Maid Marion, SC's Champion White Oak - 10/11/15 06:58 AM
Maid Marion, SC's Champion White Oak.   She is a grand White Oak, on Clemson's list of Champion Trees. (largest of her species in the State!) They say she's about 150 years old....  the storm October 4 brought her down.  Nature takes care of nature.   She was a hot topic recently in the City of Aiken, SC.  She was in bad shape and was on the list of trees to be removed.  The community was hoping there was a way to save her.  One arborist said it was possible, with the assistance of cables attached to other trees, etc...    Personally, … (0 comments)

aiken sc events: Chocolate Festival - 10/10/15 - 10/07/15 10:24 PM
Due to the rain last weekend, the Chocolate Festival was rescheduled for this Saturday.  
What: St Mary's Chocolate Festival
Where: 118 York Street, SE, Aiken SC
When: Saturday, October 10, 2015.  10am - 3pm
More info: 
Admission:  FREE!
 Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate.  Ice cream, candy, cakes, pies, cookies.....silent auction, carnival games, plant sale, and more!    This is a big fundraiser for St. Marys School, come on out and join the fun!

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