things to do in aiken sc: 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)

things to do in aiken sc: 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 :)

things to do in aiken sc: 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)

things to do in aiken sc: -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)

things to do in aiken sc: 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)

things to do in aiken sc: 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

things to do in aiken sc: Spring/Summer Concerts in the Gardens.... Aiken, SC - 04/08/17 06:44 PM
Are you looking for something to do this Spring-Summer, in Aiken SC ?!  Look no further, your Monday nights are covered :)  it's time for concerts at Hopelands Gardens!  And they are free.  Yes, FREE! 
Concerts are held Monday nights, at Hopelands Gardens.   Whiskey Rd / Dupree.
Bring a lawn chair, or a blanket...even have a little picnic , and enjoy the show.  
Here's the schedule:
April 10, 6:30PM – Fort Gordon Band. 
April 17, 6:30PM – Southern Thunder Cloggers.
April 24, 6:30PM – Aiken Brass. 
May 1, 7:00PM – Karen Gordon and Garden City Jazz. 
May 8, 7:00PM – Savannah River Winds. Formed in 2001, 
May 15, 7:00PM – East Aiken School of … (2 comments)

things to do in aiken sc: 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.  

things to do in aiken sc: Movie Night at the Aiken Train Museum. Nov 18-19, 2016 - 11/17/16 10:57 AM
Movie night at the Aiken Train Depot!  Nov 2016  Come on down to the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum and enjoy movie night.  The feature will be "Polar Express"      Children will enjoy a holiday snack and drink.  Bring your pillows and blankets, wear your jammies if you want!!Space is limited so make your reservation now!    What:  Movie night at the Train Depot  When:   multiple dates -- registration required:             Friday, November 18th and Saturday, November 19th  Time:  5:30 pm and 8:30   Fee:  $5/per child.   More info: Polar Express at the Train Museum. 2016 To make a reservation, please call (803) 293-7846 or (803) … (0 comments)

things to do in aiken sc: Night of 1000 Lights, Aiken SC. December 8, 2016 - 11/17/16 10:46 AM

Night of 1000 Lights - Aiken SC 2016
Come on downtown and enjoy the season!  The light of 1000 luminaries shining downtown!  Come and stroll around, do some shopping, enjoy some holiday treats, see Santa and some elves!  Listen to carolers and other music makers :)  Enjoy the festivities, and have some fun!
What:  Night of 1000 Lights
When:  Thursday, December 8, 2016
Where:  Downtown Aiken
More Info:  
Aiken Downtown Development Association.
#ShopSmall and support local business this holiday season :)
Shopkeepers are staying open late to give you extra holiday shopping time!
Participating businesses:
3 Monkeys Fine Gifts
Affordables Apparel
Aiken Antique Mall
Aiken Center for the Arts
Beyond Bijoux
Caroline's Boutique
Carriage … (1 comments)

things to do in aiken sc: 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)

things to do in aiken sc: Western Carolina State Fair! Aiken SC. 10/20/16-10/29/16 - 10/14/16 09:02 AM
What:  Western Carolina State Fair
When:  October 20, 2016 - October 29, 2016
Where:  WCS Fairgrounds, 561 May Royal Dr, Aiken SC
More info:
Always a fun time at the fair :)  the rides, the games, the cotton candy!!  Do you have a favorite ride or attraction?

things to do in aiken sc: 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

things to do in aiken sc: 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. )

things to do in aiken sc: 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)

things to do in aiken sc: Summer Concerts in Hopelands Gardens - 2016 Aiken SC - 05/14/16 11:40 PM
Tis the season, for summer concerts in the gardens!!  Yes, every Monday night, bring your chairs or blankets, even a picnic (no alcohol, sorry) -and enjoy the show :)     
  Well-behaved pets allowed on leashes, too.   What: Hopelands Gardens Summer Concert Series   When:  (2016)Monday nights - schedule below   Where:  Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place, Aiken SC   Parking:        Handicap parking at Rye Patch parking lot, 100 Berrie Road, and Hopelands Gardens parking lot.        All other attendees may park at the Green Boundary Club, 780 Whiskey Road, Aiken SC   More Info:  803-642-7631     2016 summer … (0 comments)

things to do in aiken sc: 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

things to do in aiken sc: 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)

things to do in aiken sc: 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!

things to do in aiken sc: Aiken celebrates - International Model A day! - 09/17/15 05:43 AM
Aiken Model A's are celebrating International Model A day!
When: September 19, 2015
Where: O'dell Weeks Activities Center - 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken SC
Time: 3pm - 7pm
This month also marks the first anniversery of the Aiken Model A club!
Come out and see the cars, chat with the owners..... 

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