What: Depot Jam - live Bluegrass musicWhen: Third Saturday of the month. Time: 11am - 1pm.Where: Aiken Visitors Center & Train Museum, 406 Park Ave SE, Aiken SC 29801. Enjoy live Bluegrass music by Depot Jam, every third Saturday of the month. UPCOMING DATES 2/20/163/19/164/16/165/21/166/18/167/16/168/20/169/17/1610/15/1611/19/1612/17/16.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and after tonight it will be officially Christmas season in Downtown Aiken! It's time for our annual Christmas tree lighting - officiated by our newly elected Mayor, Rick Osbon! This is the 27th Annual tree lighting - another Aiken tradition. What: Christmas tree lightingWhere: Downtown Aiken, Newberry Street festival block (between Richland and Park Aves)Hosted by: City of Aiken, Parks, Recreation and Tourism DepartmentsWhen: Friday, December 4, 2015Time: 6pm - 7:30More info: 803-642-7634Join us for the tree lighting - sing carols, have holiday snacks, crafts for the children, and see Santa and Mrs. Claus!! Reminder--- the location is new this year..... be sure to go to Newberry Street - they have installed the S...
It's summetime, and Aiken County Farmers Market will once again come downtown to The Alley on Thursday nights! Starting June 4th - through August 13th, 5pm-7pm. Come on down, buy local, buy fresh! Nothing is better than garden to table!Fresh veggies and fruits, plants, herbs, cheese, meats..... even live music for your shopping pleasure!Join us downtown in The Alley - see you there!
What: St. John's Apple Fest When: Saturday, November 1, 2014 Where: St. John's United Methodist Church. Address: Corner of Richland Ave and Newberry St NW, Downtown Aiken. More info: 803.648.6891 www.stjohns-umc.com Apples apples and more apples! Pies, cakes, fresh apples, breakfast, lunch..... so much to do at this annual downtown event! Silent auction, games for the children, trash n' treasure, shop local vendors and more! I suggest that you get there early, they bring in bushels and bushels of mountain apples, but they sell out quickly!! This is one of my favorite annual events, see you there!
Aiken is Awesome! We always have something fun happening. What: Beach Blast Where: Newberry Street (between Richland and Park Aves) Downtown Aiken SC When: Friday, June 13, 2014 and Saturday, June 14, 2014 More info: 803.649.2221 www.downtownaiken.com Time to get your toes in the sand! Enjoy the beach music and get your shag on! It's Beach Blast time. Downtown Aiken becomes the beach with sand and all. It's a great annual event that has expanded over the years. Come on down Friday night, and come back Saturday for more! Fun, games, family activities, beach music, shagging....The Shag is our State dance :) and lots more. Always a good time for all. Ready to call Aiken home? Give me a call :)
Get fresh!! Fresh fruit and produce, baked goods and more :) Thursday nights, downtown in The Alley - June - August! Aiken County Farmers Market is relocating Thursday nights to The Alley, in Downtown Aiken! Open for business 5-7pm. Come on downtown to the market this summer, Thursday nightS! Some of the shopkeepers will be open late also. Always something to do in Aiken, all year long! Ready to move south?
It all began with the train! Here is a plaque located downtown on Newberry Street near the fountain, and there is a statue of Mr. Aiken there, too. Here are some pictures of the fountain and the statue. This section of Newberry Street is off The Alley and is part of our festival block. A majority of downtown festivals and events are located on this block! a I heard that he (Aiken) fell in love and the girls father said that if Aiken brought the train through there he could court his daughter.... he brought the train, and the rest is history! :) a close up of the pocketwatch in his hand. I hope you enjoyed the pictures and story of Mr. Aiken, and how Aiken got it's start! It's a great little city...