Community events are making a comeback at CSRA

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) — After an absence of up to two years, a series of community events are returning to CSRA, just in time for spring.

Here is a preview of some of the upcoming events:

Spring markets planned at Fifth Street Marina

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Spring markets at the Fifth Street Marina are scheduled along the Savannah River from March through May.

Markets are scheduled from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on March 6, 13, 20 and 27, April 24, and May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

Vendors will be on hand to sell their spring items, including hair care, jewelry, soaps, children’s toys, crochet items, wooden items and more.

A food trailer will sell hot food at the family event, and there will be music.

Sellers are encouraged to email [email protected] to receive an application to set up. The charge is $20 per table.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will return to Augusta

AUGUSTA, Georgia — After a two-year absence, the Irish American Heritage Society is pleased to present the 2022 St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

It will begin at 2 p.m. on March 17 in downtown Augusta.

The parade will feature music and entertainment from Richmond County schools, floats from various businesses and non-profits from the CSRA and the Irish American Heritage Society.

The Grand Marshal will be Doug Herman Sr., the Irish Lady will be Beth Real Cibak, and the Irish Family will be the Sean Burke Family. Parade chairman is Tyler V. Snead.

Those wishing to participate and submit an application can visit

Opening of the second Saturday festival in Edgefield

EDGEFIELD, SC – Edgefield Market announces that the opening day of the second Saturday festival in downtown Edgefield will be March 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sponsors include SRP Federal Credit Union, Generac, Auto Credit & Sales, 88.3 WAFJ and Urban Homesteader.

Opening day will host the Mutt Strut to benefit the local nonprofit Paws N Hooves Rescue. Bring your puppy and the rest of your family. There will be contests, raffles and a parade on Main Street. While you’re there, take time to shop with the vendors, visit the petting zoo, and enjoy a snack with one of the excellent on-site food vendors.

More information can be found at

SRP Park will host CSRA Heart Walk

NORTH AUGUSTA, SC — The American Heart Association invites CSRA to return to its premier event to improve physical and mental health through healthy habits while supporting the lifesaving mission.

On March 12 at 8 a.m., CSRA Heart Walk participants and teams are invited to SRP Park to celebrate heart and stroke survivors, raise vital funds and encourage physical activity.

This year’s Heart Walk, sponsored locally by Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, invites participants to take the first step towards improving their heart health. The event will be led by Dr. Philip Coule, Chief Medical Officer of Augusta University Health.

To register, visit . From there, attendees can keep up to date with the event and encourage friends and family to join.

Aiken Art Walk scheduled for next month

AIKEN, SC – On April 5, the 11th annual Aiken Art Walk will take place in downtown Aiken.

The event brings together emerging and established visual and performing artists, farmers and artisans, arts organizations, locals and tourists.

Visitors can enjoy the musical talents of street performers and browse the pop-up shops of 40 talented artisans. Downtown stores will be open late and admission is free.

Artists interested in participating can call 803-293-7846 or visit

The event is sponsored by the Aiken Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, the Aiken Arts Commission and the Aiken Downtown Development Association.

Monthly Farmers Markets are scheduled in Laney Walker, South Augusta

AUGUSTA, Georgia — The city of Augusta has partnered with local organizations to hold monthly farmers’ markets.

These events will provide fresh produce from local farmers and gardeners while creating a vibrant space for community engagement.

The spring reopening of the Laney Walker Farmers Market will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on April 1 at 850 Laney Walker Blvd. The market will be held every first Friday of the month. This market is sponsored by the City of Augusta, the American Heart Association and Augusta Locally Grown.

On April 20, the city will partner with Growing Augusta: Arts, Agriculture & Agency to establish the South Augusta Farmer’s Market. This event will take place from 4-6:30 p.m. at the Henry H. Brigham Community Center, 2463 Golden Camp Road. This market will be open every third Wednesday of every month and will include health screenings, voter registration and education, a petting zoo, cooking demonstrations and a walking club.

For more information, call 706-821-1797.

Children invited to participate in the Easter egg hunt

AIKEN, SC – The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department will host its annual Community Easter Egg Hunt on April 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

It will be at Perry Memorial Park, 720 Abbeville Avenue NE.

The free scheduled egg hunts are as follows:

  • Therapeutic 30, for a child who may need accommodations to participate, 11-11:30 a.m.
  • 1 to 2 years old, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • 3 to 4 years old, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • 5 to 6 years old, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • 7-8 years old, 12:30 p.m.-1 p.m.
  • 9-10 years old, 12:30 p.m.-1 p.m.

The city of Aiken offers a summer camp for children

AIKEN, SC – The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department will be offering 10 summer day camp sessions at the H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, from June 6 through August 12 .

Camp hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a 30-minute early return and late pick-up period available.

It’s for kids ages 5-12, and the cost is $100 per child per week, or $80 for a four-day camp week offered July 5-8.

Campers will create arts and crafts, exercise, interact with special guests, go on field trips, conduct science experiments, swim at the town pool and more.

Call 803-642-7631 or visit the City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Facebook page for more information.

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