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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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Hops & Hogs

Mark your Calendars! The 4th Annual Hops & Hogs will be on Friday, June 22nd!!! Come join the festivities on the corner of Hayne Ave. Ext and Pendleton St. in Downtown Aiken. There will be beer from craft breweries, various BBQ vendors, and live music from The Phillip Lee Band! Admission is free! See you there!

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Hopelands Concert Series

The City of Aiken Department of Parks and Recreation Presents the 44th Annual Hopelands Concert Series.

Event parking is located across the street from Hopelands Gardens at the Green Boundary Club, 780 Whiskey Road. Handicap parking is available at Rye Patch on Berrie Road and Hopelands Gardens on Dupree Place.

In the case of inclement weather, concerts will be held at the Odell Weeks Center at 1700 Whiskey Rd. in Gym 2. 

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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.

Daddy’s Beemer - June 23, slack rock

Kenny George Band - July 14, alternative rock

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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