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A trip to Aiken means getting outdoors, experiencing history, meandering through beautiful parks and bustling shopping. As you explore Aiken you will notice a thriving downtown that has much to offer. Aiken hosts world-class events and festivals showcasing music, dance, outdoor concerts, food, history, and much more. In Aiken there's always something new to discover.

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Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast, an avid shopper, or a history buff Aiken has more than enough to keep you on the go. See what Aiken has to offer!

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Aiken Festivals & Events

Aiken festivals and events are certainly world class--from  prestigious equestrian events, to street festivals, to one-of-a-kind celebrations you won't find anywhere else!

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Great American Total Solar Eclipse

Planetarium shows related to the eclipse will be presented at the DuPont Planetarium leading up to the eclipse. See the planetarium schedule for details. Get your Eclipse Viewers from the DuPont Planetarium so that you can observe the eclipse safely!

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Aiken Bluegrass Festival

This is a fun event with regionally and nationally acclaimed bluegrass artists for a two-­day gathering in a family ­friendly environment, including plenty of activities for our little bluegrass fans. Tickets are available at local outlets and online. All proceeds from the Aiken Bluegrass Festival benefit STAR Riding, a nonprofit organization, dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities improve their quality of life through safe interaction with horses.

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Hops N' Hogs

Come join the festivities on the corner of Hayne Ave. Ext and Pendleton St. in Downtown Aiken. There will be beer from 20+ regional craft breweries, various BBQ vendors, and live music from 3rd Time Charmers from 6:00 - 10:30 p.m. Hope to see you there!

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