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With its rich history, exciting activities and cosmopolitan flair, Aiken offers something for everyone. With equestrian sports, year-round recreational sports, history, the arts, shopping, hiking, fishing and a host of other ventures available, there is something that appeals to every interest. For more information on the exciting events scheduled in Aiken this year, visit the Aiken Chamber of Commerce, the City of Aiken or Equestrian Calendar of Aiken

 
June 2, 2014

Hopelands Gardens Summer Concert Series
Jessye Norman School of the Arts will perform at Hopelands Gardens on the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage.  Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Food is welcome, but alcohol is prohibited. Our concerts are all-age events, the cost is free, and performances begin at 7:00pm.  In case of inclement weather, please call (803) 643-4661.

 

June 3, 2014
Savannah River Site Public Tours
In 2014, Savannah Nuclear Solutions, LLC will once again offer a limited number of Savannah River Site (SRS) tours for the general public. All tours are free of charge and each will accommodate 50 participants. Tour participants must be 18 years of age or older and must be a US Citizen. Two forms of identification are required at check -in the day of the tour. For more information please call 803-952-8994. 

 

June 6-7, 2014
The Musical 9 to 5 at Aiken Community Playhouse
Pushed to the edge by their boss, three female co-workers come up with a plan to get even. Along the way, they discover friendship, strength and the fact there is nothing they can't do even in a man's world. This show contains adult language and themes.

 

June 9, 2014
Hopelands Gardens Summer Concert Series
Maureen Simpson / Aiken Choral Society sponsored by the Friends of the Hopelands & Rye Patch will perform at Hopelands Gardens on the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage.  Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Food is welcome, but alcohol is prohibited. Our concerts are all-age events, the cost is free, and performances begin at 7:00pm. In case of inclement weather, please call (803) 643-4661.

 

June 13-14, 2014
Downtown Beach Blast
Community movie night; bring your lawn chair and come enjoy classic beach film on Newberry St. Food vendors will be on hand. Saturday: Corn-hole tournament, sand castle building, and many more family-friendly games/activities throughout the day. Then join us for live beach music and shag dancing into the night. Enjoy a day of shopping, dining and fun for the whole family. Contact 803-649-2221 for more information or visit the website at www.downtownaiken.com.

 

June 16, 2014
Hopelands Gardens Summer Concert Series
Preston & Weston featuring Sandra Simmons will perform at Hopelands Gardens on the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage.  Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Food is welcome, but alcohol is prohibited. Our concerts are all-age events, the cost is free, and performances begin at 7:00pm.  In case of inclement weather, please call (803) 643-4661.

 

June 20-21, 2014; June 22, 2014; June 27-28, 2014
Going To St. Ives
The mother of an African dictator travels to England to see Dr. Gage about medical treatment of her failing eyesight. Dr. Gage uses the consultation as an opportunity to raise the issue of the imprisonment of some of her colleagues, but May has an unusual request of her own. The gripping drama is the story of two impressive women brought together by grief and politics to accomplish the greatest good. For More Information please call 803-648-1438.

 

June 20-21, 2014
US Rowing SE Regional Regatta
The US Rowing SE Regional Regatta will be held on Langley Pond and is an all day event. Langley Pond is located on US Highway 1 at Langley Dam Road and has an Olympic size rowing course with six fully buoyed lanes making it perfect for competition. For more information please call 803-642-7559. 

 

June 23, 2014
Hopelands Gardens Summer Concert Series
Funtastics with the SCRA Shag Club sponsored by Vikki Crossland, Aiken Homes will perform at Hopelands Gardens on the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage.  Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Food is welcome, but alcohol is prohibited. Our concerts are all-age events, the cost is free, and performances begin at 7:00pm.  In case of inclement weather, please call (803) 643-4661.

 

June 30, 2014
Hopelands Gardens Summer Concert Series
Aiken Brass sponsored by Center for Primary Care will perform at Hopelands Gardens on the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage.  Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Food is welcome, but alcohol is prohibited. Our concerts are all-age events, the cost is free, and performances begin at 7:00pm.  In case of inclement weather, please call (803) 643-4661.

 

July 7, 2014
Hopelands Gardens Summer Concert Series
Parris Island Marine Band sponsored by Screenprint Factory will perform at Hopelands Gardens on the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage.  Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Food is welcome, but alcohol is prohibited. Our concerts are all-age events, the cost is free, and performances begin at 7:00pm.  In case of inclement weather, please call (803) 643-4661.

 

July 8, 2014
Birds and Butterflies 2014 Nature Series Schedule
Birds and Butterflies, 117 Laurens Street will have a 2014 Nature Series and the topic will be Identifying Hawks and Owls of our Area. For more information please call 649-7999. 

 

July 12-13, 2014
Progressive Show Jumping
Enjoy Progressive Show Jumping at Highfields (PSJ July Highfields). For more information please call 803-649-3505 or visit the website at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

July 14, 2014
Hopelands Gardens Summer Concert Series
Oliver West and 39 Express sponsored by Allegra Marketing will perform at Hopelands Gardens on the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage.  Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Food is welcome, but alcohol is prohibited. Our concerts are all-age events, the cost is free, and performances begin at 7:00pm.  In case of inclement weather, please call (803) 643-4661.

 

July 17-18, 2014; July 24-25, 2014
Office Hours
The Aiken Community Playhouse presents Office Hours on July 17th and 18th. Each story is cleverly farcically intertwined in such a way that you'll never look at work the same way again. For more Information please call the Playhouse at 648-1438. 

 

July 18-19, 2014; July 20, 2014; July 25-26, 2014
Nunsense
The Aiken Community Playhouse presents "Nunsense”. The little Sisters of Hoboken are putting on a show to raise money to bury Sister Julia (Child of God), who was accidentally poisoned by the convent cook. Featuring songs, jokes and dancing nuns, it would be a sin to miss this modern classic comedy. Please call 803-648-1438 for more information.

 

July 21, 2014
Hopelands Gardens Summer Concert Series
James Brown Band sponsored by Cumberland Village will perform at Hopelands Gardens on the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage.  Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Food is welcome, but alcohol is prohibited. Our concerts are all-age events, the cost is free, and performances begin at 7:00pm.  In case of inclement weather, please call (803) 643-4661.

 

July 21-26, 2014
Christmas in July
While the downtown businesses can't do anything about the July heat, they can help bring winter's biggest holiday a little early. Participating businesses will be offering bargains reminiscent of Christmas sales, Christmas decorations abound, and even Santa's elves visit. Contact 803-649-2221 for more information, or visit the website at www.downtownaiken.com. This event takes place in downtown Aiken.  

 

August 4, 2014
Hopelands Gardens Summer Concert Series
HIT String Band (Hillbillies in Training) will perform at Hopelands Gardens on the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage.  Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Food is welcome, but alcohol is prohibited. Our concerts are all-age events, the cost is free, and performances begin at 7:00pm.  In case of inclement weather, please call (803) 643-4661.

 

August 8-9, 2014
Murder Mystery Dinner Theater
An annual fundraiser for Aiken Downtown Development Association, this event is filled with good food, good laughs and good audience interaction. Contact 803-649-2221 for more information, or visit the website at www.downtownaiken.com

 

August 11, 2014
Hopelands Gardens Summer Concert Series
Fort Gordon Concert Band sponsored by Hearing Associates of S. C. will perform at Hopelands Gardens on the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage.  Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Food is welcome, but alcohol is prohibited. Our concerts are all-age events, the cost is free, and performances begin at 7:00pm.  In case of inclement weather, call (803) 643-4661.

 

August 12, 2014
Birds and Butterflies 2014 Nature Series Schedule
Birds and Butterflies, 117 Laurens Street will have a 2014 Nature Series and the topic will be Tagging Turtles for Jesus. For more information call 649-7999. 

 

August 18, 2014
Hopelands Gardens Summer Concert Series
Southern Knights sponsored by the Academy for Lifelong Learning at USC Aiken will perform at Hopelands Gardens on the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage.  Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Food is welcome, but alcohol is prohibited. Our concerts are all-age events, the cost is free, and performances begin at 7:00pm.  In case of inclement weather, please call (803) 643-4661.

 

August 21, 2014
Savannah River Site Public Tours
In 2014, Savannah Nuclear Solutions, LLC will once again offer a limited number of Savannah River Site (SRS) tours for the general public. All tours are free of charge and each will accommodate 50 participants. Tour participants must be 18 years of age or older and must be a US Citizen. Two forms of identification are required at check -in the day of the tour. For more information please call 803-952-8994. 

 

August 23-24, 2014
Progressive Show Jumping
Enjoy Progressive Show Jumping At Highfields (Viewpoint Dressage). For more information please call 803-649-3505 or visit the website at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

August 25, 2014
Hopelands Gardens Summer Concert Series
Aiken Concert Band sponsored by Security Federal will perform at Hopelands Gardens on the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage.  Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Food is welcome, but alcohol is prohibited. This concert begins at 6:30pm.  Concerts are all-age events and the cost is free.  In case of inclement weather, please call (803) 643-4661.

 

August 28-30, 2014
Labor Day Weekend Sidewalk Sale
Come downtown Aiken to find the best bargains on the highest quality goods. For more information, call the Aiken Downtown Development Association at 803-649-2221 or visit the website at www.downtownaiken.com

 

August 30, 2014
The Triathlon 
The Triathlon will be held on Langley Pond and is an all day event. Langley Pond is located on US Highway 1 at Langley Dam Road and has an Olympic size rowing course with six fully buoyed lanes making it perfect for competition. For more information call 803-642-7559.