2023 Festival Street Closings

2023 Festival Street Closings

Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival Road Closings


Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival is September 15 – 17 in downtown Augusta. The festival hours are Friday 5pm – 9pm, Saturday 11am – 9pm, Sunday 11am – 6pm. With an expected attendance of 50,000 each day, the festival is one of the South’s most popular Arts Festivals. It features a global food village with international food from 19 countries, five stages of performances, 140 fine artists booths and a large, interactive family area.

The festival will encompass the 600, 700, 800, and 900 blocks of Broad Street, The Augusta Commons, 7th & Ellis to Broad Street, 8th & Ellis to Broad Street, 9th & Ellis to Broad Street and Jones & 9th to Broad Street. Additionally, the following streets will be blocked to traffic: Jones & Macarten to Broad Street, and one lane of Reynolds from 9th to 10th for pedestrian safety.

The street closing plan will be implemented for the following dates and locations:

Tuesday (9/12) 11pm: 

  • Albion & Broad St.
  • 8th Street (from Ellis to Broad)
  • 9th Street (next to the Board of Education from Ellis to Broad)
  • Broad Street will close from 7th Street to 10th Street


Wednesday (9/13) 11pm:

  • McCartan from Broad to Jones
  • 9th Street from Broad to Jones
  • The parking well on the 600 block of Broad Street (across from the Ramada hotel)


Friday (9/15):

  • One lane (eastbound) of Reynolds will close from 9th to 8th Street


Road closures will be implemented from 9/13 through 9/17. All closures will remain in place until after the festival ends and the Sheriff’s Department deems the areas to be safe for traffic. The festival will end Sunday night (9/17) at 7pm.  Security services will be provided by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Department to provide 24 hour coverage from Wednesday 9/13 thru Sunday evening 9/17. Central EMS will provide onsite EMTs during the festival hours.

Advanced Festival badges are $12 per person and available online and at select locations. A limited number of advanced discount badges are also available in at the following locations in Augusta: Richmond County Tag Offices, Tax Commission Office, Sacred heart Cultural Center Gift Shop and at Augusta and Co. Addresses and hours of operation provided on the Festival website.

Children 10 and under are admitted to the festival free. Badges are $15 per person starting Sept. 15th both online and at the Festival entrance gates. Printed online tickets can be exchanged at the Festival gates for a collectible Festival Badge. For more information, advance badges, menus and stage schedules visit artsintheheartofaugusta.com.

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