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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!


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!

Festivals & Events
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Aiken's Makin'

A two-day arts  and crafts event in beautiful downtown Aiken featuring handmade craft exhibits, food and performing artists.

Join us for the 42nd Annual Aiken's Makin'! Vendors show everything from pottery, wood-crafts, furniture, baskets, stained glass, quilts, clothing, needlecrafts, toys, jewelry, ceramics, art and many other items. Food is also a major part of this event. Applications for crafters and food vendors are now available.

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Dog Days of Summer

Stores will be featuring in-store promotions and special goodies for you and your furry friends! Shop, dine, and unwind!

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Aiken Music Fest

Aiken Music Fest is a celebration of top bands and bringing the greater Aiken community together for a day of family-friendly fun and music in an idyllic outdoor concert setting.

Music format is first a feature of new local talent, and then a SC based headliner that is touring around SC and the nation.

Kevin Maines & The Volts - Aug 18, soul, blues, and jazz

Dangermuffin - Sept 8, americana roots rock

The Barry Richman Band - Oct 20, blue rock jazz 


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