downtown aiken: Holiday Shopping Sneak Peak - 11/9/17!! Downtown Aiken - 11/08/17 07:41 AM
Downtown Aiken merchants are keeping their shoppes open late to offer you a special pre-Christmas sneak peak!!  Stop by and check out the deals!
shop where you play!  shop local!
Participating Businesses:
3 Monkeys Fine Gifts
ATS of Aiken
Lionel Smith LTD
Katherine By Design
Beyond Bijoux
Paisley Peacock
Bone-I-Fide Bakery
Caroline's Boutique
Plum Pudding
Pitter Patter
Power Cuts Salon, Spa & Boutique
Downtown Dog
Equine Devine
Fox & Lady
True Value
White Rose Eclectics
Cyndi's Sweet Shoppe
Concierge Team of Aiken

downtown aiken: Storytime in the Gardens - Tuesdays in March - 03/08/15 07:24 AM
What: Storytime in the Gardens
Where: Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place, Aiken, SC
When:  Tuesdays - March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31
TIme: 4pm
More info: 803.642.7631
For ages 8 and under.
Every Tuesday - at the sand patio located near the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame Museum, at Hopelands Gardens.   
Bring a blanket or chair. ---bring snacks, too if you want!

turtle pond at Hopelands Gardens
Enjoy Storytime!  Enjoy the Gardens!  Enjoy Springtime in Aiken!

downtown aiken: Update on my garden.... ! - 05/22/13 11:48 PM
For those of you keeping an eye on my garden.....   I have strawberry!!  Yes, singular, haha -it's the first one to grow- hopefully soon to be plural, since I see many many flowers and buds!    My plans for this little berry are to enjoy it this evening, sliced on top of my salad...with lettuce and carrots from my garden :)       If you love to grow things, Aiken is perfect!   
Take a look!

Thanks for stopping by - come back again!  give me a call if I can be of any assistance with your Aiken area property search.
I … (2 comments)

downtown aiken: Aiken SC Condos for sale - 05/22/13 12:16 AM
Are you looking for a condo or townhome in the Aiken SC area?  Look no further - here's a link to all of the available condos/townhomes here in Aiken SC!   Aiken SC Condos, Villas and Townhomes for sale.       I love condo life - usually (but not always!) you have no lawn to mow, no exterior maintenance to worry about - lock and go lifestyle for those who travel frequently, whether for business or pleasure.  Do you like to golf? Many of our golf courses are open YEAR ROUND!  No matter when you come to town, you can get on the links.    Are … (3 comments)

downtown aiken: Garden time! A bunny in the carrots! - 05/10/13 08:53 AM
 My garden is planted, yaay!    Here's what I've got going this year:   green beans (of course!! - nothing better than fresh picked!!), roma tomatoes, eggplant, watermelon, green onions, red onions, lettuce, strawberries, parsley, basil, oregano and carrots!  
Speaking of's one of my containers - complete with baby bunny, lol.   For me, container gardening is the way to go - give it a try!

 What are you growing in your garden?
Thanks for stopping by - come back again!  give me a call if I can be of any assistance with your Aiken area property … (6 comments)

downtown aiken: Congrats to the newest SCDOT Commission! - 01/25/13 12:24 AM
New SCDOT Commissioner: Local Aiken County resident Chad Ingram was elected last week to serve a s the SCDOT Commissioner for the Second Congressional District. It has been more than two decades since an Aiken County resident served on the SCDOT Commission.
Congrats to Mr. Ingram, we're sure he will represent our district superbly!
I wasn't born here but Aiken feels like home. Come see for yourself! What are you waiting for?!!
Give us a call when you're ready to call Aiken home, too!
Carolina Real Estate Company
Charles Blackburn, BIC
333 … (0 comments)

downtown aiken: Thanksgiving Day Traditions in Aiken, SC - 11/19/12 05:13 AM
Looking for something to do Thanksgiving morning ---   or maybe you have been part of these events for years and have made it your family tradition as well!
First up:   Bloodies & Bagels - (4th annual!) Hosted by the Aiken Land Conservancy, Held at the Aiken Co Historical Museum  Newberry/South Boundary .  9am -11am.   

Second on the list:   After Bloodies and Bagels, continue on into Hitchcock Woods for the annual Blessing of the Hounds. (Aiken Hounds opening meet.... an Aiken Tradition - 99 years and counting!!!)    more info on the Blessing can be found here:
Last but not least:  … (2 comments)

downtown aiken: Painting the town teal... - 09/12/12 10:50 AM
Painting the town teal...for Ovarian Cancer Awareness.
That's right - our teal is showing in downtown Aiken. 
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month - and we want everyone to be aware. Our women need our support in every way. These are mothers, daughters, sisters, grandmothers, nieces, granddaughters, cousins, aunts, neighbors and friends... who are battling ovarian cancer - not to mention all the other people (men, women & children) in the world battling other forms of the terrible disease.
I live in a pretty cool town!  Downtown Aiken, SC -  we are painting the town teal for Ovarian cancer awareness.   If … (1 comments)

downtown aiken: Parks, Gardens & Natural Areas --- within the City of Aiken :) - 08/18/12 11:48 PM
The City of Aiken manages all of the parks, gardens and natural areas within its boundary lines..... from Hopelands Gardens to the Carolina Bay to the park/playground behind the library!!   The library park/playground is one of my favorites - and it was just revamped to be accessible by ALL children. 
Library Park - 
Located:  behind the Aiken County Public Library.  The Library address is: 314 Chesterfield Street S.
                                                                         The Library Park address is;  355 York Street SE
For those of you who are new to the area - the Library occupies the city block located between Chesterfield Street -Colleton Ave - York Street - South … (1 comments)

downtown aiken: A Taste of Downtown Aiken - 06/22/12 11:02 AM
What:  A Taste of Downtown Aiken (13th annual)
When: Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
Time:  5:00pm - 7:30pm
Tickets: $20 advance, $25 day of - - TICKETS ARE LIMITED, DON"T WAIT!! 
Tickets available at Aiken Downtown Dev. Office - 208A The Alley, Aiken.
More Info: 803.649.2221
Buy your ticket - get a map of which Downtown area restaurants/eateries  are participating ---  stop by for a sampling of tasty treats :)
Several restaurants are participating in this annual event - here are just a few: City Billiards (chili dog samples), The Curiosity Shop (cocktail banger rolls), Desserves (red velvet cake), Ryan's Downtown Market & Deli..... 
Eco … (0 comments)

downtown aiken: Aiken's local talent! - 03/04/12 08:22 AM
Maybe you were there -maybe not - but be sure to add it to your calendar for next year!  What am I talking about - why Aiken Prep Fest of course!    Our own Jesse Colin Young (of the Youngbloods) is one of the founders, and this year one of my friends won the 'sing out contest' and got the opportunity to sing onstage with Mr. Young himself!  
Here's a link to the story in the newspaper: Aiken Standard:
And here's a link to the Aiken Prep Fest info page, where you can see the finalists videos - check out the winners video!  Congrats … (2 comments)

downtown aiken: Booooo!!! Aiken Ghost Tour for Halloween! - 10/20/11 02:01 PM
Happy Halloween!
What: Aiken Ghost Tour
Hosted by:  Kent Cubbage
Where:  Pendelton Street - South End (between Napa Auto Parts and St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church
Time:  6:30pm
Dates/Info:            October 28th & 30th (75 minute walking tour)  $10
                                   October 31st (90 minute walking tour)  $20
Payment Info:  Cash or Check only
Reservations not necessary but can be made by phone or email.    
Call 270-0773 or email with a contact name, number of persons, desired tour date and return phone number.

downtown aiken: Aiken Soccer Cup is here!!! - 08/25/11 02:47 AM
Wow- I can't believe it is here already!  Time flies :)
WHERE:  AIKEN, SC -  PLAYED AT MULTIPLE LOCATIONS:  23 SOCCER FIELDS SET UP ON OUR HISTORIC POLO FIELDS :)   Powderhouse Polo Field, Whitney Polo Field, Winthrop Polo Field

WHEN:  Saturday, August 27, 2011 and Sunday, August 28, 2011 
Plenty of vendors on hand for food and beverage!  And this year a special treat -  A giant slide will be at the event and can be accessed all day for $5. 

downtown aiken: Free Concerts - Every Monday in the Summer @ Hopelands Gardens - 05/10/11 04:41 AM
That's right - you heard me - I said FREE!  
Free concerts every Monday in the Summer at Hopelands Gardens.  
A picnic supper, a blanket, family and friends make for a perfect Monday evening during the months of May through August as local and regional artists perform at the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage.  Concerts begin at 7pm unless noties.  ADMISSION IS FREE!!!!   Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.

Here's the 2011 Concert Schedule
May 16:  Anybody's Guess
May 23:  Suzuki Strings
May 30:  Aiken Civic Ballet
June 6: MNaureen Simpson and the … (2 comments)

downtown aiken: Celebrate Earth Day 2011 with Aiken! - 04/14/11 06:45 AM
Aiken SC Celebrates Earth Day 2011
What:  Earth Day Celebration
When: Friday, APril 29th, 2011                                         
Time:  9am to 1pm    (the Mayor will be speaking at 11am - followed by Special performances by the UU Drummers and the Columbia Marionette Theater Group)
Where: Hopelands Gardens, Whiskey Road/Dupree Place, Aiken Sc
Sponsored by: Savannah River Remediation
   This event is open to all ages and totally free.
Some of the exhibitors scheduled to be a part of the Aiken Earth Day celebration include:
Adopt-a-Highway / Adopt-a-ParkwayAiken BeekeepersAiken County RecyclingAiken Garden ClubAiken Gem, Mineral & Fossil SocietyAugusta-Aiken Audubon SocietyDHEC Recycle GuysDuPont PlanetariumNational Wild … (3 comments)

downtown aiken: FREE CONCERT! Thursday April 21, 2011 - 04/12/11 01:16 PM
What:  Midday Music - Free Concert
Where:  First Presbyterian Church,j Downtown Aiken.  Laurens Street and Barnwell Ave.
When:  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  Apr 21, 2011
Lunch available for $8.00/person
Call 803.648.2662 to make reservations.                                                

Sponsored by First Presbyterian Church the concert series will be held the third Thursday of each month at 12 noon in the sanctuary at Laurens Street and Barnwell. The concert is free.
Lunch is available for $8.00/person. Call 803.648.2662 to make reservations.

Kara Casamassina
The Carolina Real Estate Company, located in Historic Downtown Aiken, SC.  333 Park Avenue … (5 comments)

downtown aiken: Night of 1000 Lights. Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 12/06/10 10:50 AM
Night of 1000 Lights is truly ONE of THE PRETTIEST evenings in Downtown Aiken, SC.  
Pictures can't do it justice - you have to see it, feel it, live it, be part of it, enjoy it :)      
Downtown is aglow - the streets lined with luminaries.  Sponsoring businesses will be open late for holiday shopping, there will be food, festivities and even SANTA will be in town!! 
More Info: 803.649.2221  
Come enjoy Downtown Aiken during the Night of 1000 Lights -  say hello if you see me!
Give us a call when  you are ready to move South :)   
Kara … (0 comments)

downtown aiken: Christmas in Hopelands 12/11/10 - 12/23/10 - 12/06/10 03:52 AM

What:  Christmas in Hopelands!  

Hopelands  Gardens will once again be beautifully illuminated for all to enjoy!  Stroll thru the gardens and enjoy the holiday displays - thousands and thousands of lights!!    
Be sure to visit the Doll House, Carriage House and the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame Museum :)  
Where:  Hopelands Gardens - near the corner of Whiskey/Dupree
Hours:  weekends: 5:30pm - 9:30pm    weekdays: 6pm-9:30pm
Dates:  WEEKEND DATES: Dec. 11, 12, 18, 19 and 26    (5:30pm-9:30pm)

               WEEKDAY DATES:  Dec. 16, 17, 20, 21, … (3 comments)

downtown aiken: Holly Days in Aiken - 12/04/10 07:20 AM
What: A holiday event with something for EVERYONE!!
When:  Saturday, December 4, 2010.
Where: Downtown Aiken!
Hosted by:  Aiken Downtown Development Association
Participating Businesses include:  Aiken Antique Mall, Aiken Center for the Arts, Aiken Community Playhouse, Birds & Butterflies, Desserves, Equine Divine, Lionel Smith Ltd., MB Jewelry & Beads, Tea Garden Gifts, PowerCuts Salon & Spa and Vinya's. Visit Downtown Aiken on Saturday for our Holly Days! Activities for this event include gingerbread decorating, door prizes, in-store promotions, pictures with Santa Claus and more.   See you there! WISHING EVERYONE A SAFE AND HAPPY … (0 comments)

downtown aiken: TIME TO LIGHT THE CHRISTMAS TREE! - 12/01/10 09:15 AM
What:  Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting - hosted by Mayor Fred Cavanaugh
When:  6:30pm. Friday, December 3, 2010
Where:  Downtown Aiken, at the intersection of Richland Ave and Laurens Street -- THAT'S WHERE THE TREE IS!!
Cost:  FREE!!!!   (children must be accompanied by an adult, though)
More Info:  803-642.7631
Come join us Friday for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Downtown Aiken.   The ceremony will be led by Mayor Fred Cavanaugh, with music, refreshments, singing carols, candle lighting and a countdown to the lighting of the tree :)   Even a special appearance by … (4 comments)

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