about the FESTIVAL

SEPT. 20 – 22: Friday 5pm – 9pm; Saturday 11am – 9pm; Sunday 11am-6pm 

The Art in the Heart of Augusta Festival will be held on September 20, 21, and 22nd in  downtown Augusta, Georgia.


This year the festival moves to a new location in downtown Augusta, on Telfair and Greene Streets.  


We expect around 150 juried Arts in the Heart Artists.  Our five Stages of non-stop entertainment include the Global Stage on the Augusta Common with cultural music and dance along with popular music into the evening.  A Jazz Stage offers Jazz, Blues, and Roots performances. This year the Jazz stage will be indoors! The  Soul Suite Stage will also be indoors and feature poetry, storytelling, acoustic music, Soul, spoken word, and improv. 

The Family Stage returns with performances that appealed to children and families. And of course our dynamic Community Stage will be back featuring Augusta’s local talent. International food booths will be available with the wonderful array of cultural cuisine. Our popular Family Area, Young Artists Markets, Authors Lounge and Artzilla – live painting by local artists returns as well.


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


Handicap access restrooms will be noted on the Festival map. Scooter and Wheelchair ramps over powerlines and hoses. 


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


Advanced Badges will be available in July. Children 10 and under are free. 

Badges will be available 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 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.


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