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Juneteenth – A Celebration of Freedom

Juneteenth – A Celebration of Freedom

The Center for African American History, Art & Culture, and the City of Aiken will host Aiken's 2023 Juneteenth Celebration on Monday, June 19 through Saturday, June 24. Join us in honoring this important moment in African American history – we look forward to seeing you there! Here is a schedule of the week long event that will be held at the Center for African American History, Art & Culture located on 120 York St NE

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Let’s Horse Around Aiken!

Let’s Horse Around Aiken!

Discover Aiken through the Horse Around Aiken Treasure Hunt at no cost! The treasure hunt begins and ends at Aiken Center for the Arts at 122 Laurens St. SW. Pick up a map at the Aiken Center for the Arts to locate the 9 horse displays and take your completed map back to the center for a prize.

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7 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Aiken

7 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Aiken

We all know Mama is the best! Plan a Mother's Day celebration in Aiken or treat the motherly figure in your life to a day trip she'll remember forever. From delicious dining experiences to outdoor activities, we've tracked down some places for a unique, entertaining, and all-around fun itinerary for you and your mom to enjoy. Here are some of the best things to do with your mom in Aiken on Mother's Day weekend! 

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Aiken Art Walk

Aiken Art Walk

With all the hussle and bussle of Masters tournament week, golf seems to be the only thing on our mind these days; but as all the locals know, golf week isn’t the only bragging right we have in Aiken! With the charm of downtown Aiken, Aiken's art scene, our equine communities, and talented musicians, artisans and vendors, we can’t help but celebrate the Aiken Art Walk every year! 

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Aiken Triple Crown

Aiken Triple Crown

In March, Aiken welcomes you to the heart of the action – the races! Kick off Aiken's Triple Crown with the Aiken Trials, Spring Steeplechase, and Pacers and Polo. Not only will you get to see the races up close and personal, but you will also experience the day's thrills. From the sound of thundering hooves to cheering on your favorite horse to tailgating and stomping divots, it's a tradition you will want to start with family and friends (if you haven't already). Read on to learn more about Aiken’s Triple Crown! 

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Let Aiken, SC Steal Your Heart Away This Month

Let Aiken, SC Steal Your Heart Away This Month

S’mores by the fireside. An overnight stay in a luxury lodge. Lavish dining. Live Music. Spa Treatments. Nightlife. Shopping. Whether you plan a “girl’s weekend” or a trip with your sweetheart, you will experience true Southern hospitality in Aiken, SC. This beautiful city will no doubt steal hearts on Valentine’s Day. We’ve compiled a list of top things to do in this city that will make this Galentine's and Valentine’s a memorable one for you! 

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Ring in 2023 in Aiken!

Ring in 2023 in Aiken!

The end of the year is upon us and there's no better place to welcome 2023 than in charming Aiken! Whether it’s toasting to the New Year with fine dining and elegant galas, dancing to live music, waking up in a bed and breakfast, or spending time with family on New Year’s Day, Aiken has some of the best New Year's celebrations planned for you.

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