about the FESTIVAL

The Art in the Heart of Augusta Festival will take place on September 16, 17, and 18 in the heart of downtown Augusta, Georgia. This year the festival will be bigger and better than ever with an additional city block added!  

The Festival will encompass the Augusta Common and the 600, 700, 800 and 900 Blocks of Broad Street. We expect over 100 juried Arts in the Heart Artists.  Five Stages of non-stop entertainment will include the Global Stage on the Augusta Common with cultural music and dance along with popular music into the evening.  A Jazz Stage will offer Jazz, Blues, and Roots performances, the NEW Soul Suite Stage will be indoors and feature poetry, storytelling, acoustic music, Soul, spoken word, and improv. 

The popular Family Stage returns on the 600 Block with performances that appeal to children and families. And of course our dynamic Community Stage is back featuring Augusta’s local talent. International food booths will be available on the Augusta Common. Our popular Family Area and Young Artists Markets are returning as well! We can’t wait to see you in September! 

This FESTIVAL is produced each year by the Greater Augusta Arts Council. The Festival is a rain or shine event. 

Updates regarding inclement weather will be posted to our home page and social media.


Advanced Badges are $12 per person, children 10 and under are free. 


Badges are $15 per person starting Sept. 16th through 18th, online and at the Festival Gates.


Printed online Tickets can be exchanged for a collectible Festival Badge at the Ticket Gates.


Badges are good for admission for the entire weekend. 



No pets, no coolers, no guns allowed on Festival site. Lawn Chairs are welcome.


**Entrance to ARTS IN THE HEART OF AUGUSTA FESTIVAL grants the festival and the greater Augusta Arts council permission to use photos and videos of festival patrons in promotions, reproductions and presentations representing the festival.

Advance Badges can be purchased online (CLICK HERE) or by visiting one of our local Badge Partners:


Richmond County Tag Offices 

Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

  • Tax Commission Office  Municipal Building

535 Telfair St., Suite 200

  • Tag Office

2816 Washington Rd. Suite 109, Publix Shopping Ctr

  • South Augusta Tag Office

3463 A Peach Orchard Rd.


Vintage Ooollee

1121 Broad Street

Hours: Tues.-Sat. 11am – 6pm


Augusta and Co.

1010 Broad Street

Mon. – Fri. 10am – 5 pm; Sat. 10am – 4pm; Closed Sun. 


New Moon Cafe – Aiken

116 Laurens St. SW, Aiken SC

Mon.-Fri. 7am-5pm; Sat. 8am-6pm; Sun. 9am-2pm


FESTIVAL partners