Augusta Events

February is right around the corner, but there’s more to this “month of love” than Valentine’s Day. Here, we’ve put together a list of great activities happening in Augusta throughout the month. With everything from crafting and bridal wear to gardening and literature, there’s something for everyone!

·  Eighth Annual Lucy Craft Laney Heritage Gala - February 1

Dinner, live music, silent auction and keynote speaker Zena K. Howard. Howard has led many award-winning projects including the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the International Civil Rights Center and Museum. 6-10 p.m. Augusta Convention Center. 706-724-3576.  

·  Etta May - February 7

Etta May won the prestigious American Comedy Awards’ “Stand-Up Comic of the Year” and has appeared on Oprah, Comic Strip Live, MTV and as a guest commentator on CBS Sunday Morning. 7:30 p.m. Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center. 706-726-0366.

·  Georgia Bridal Show - February 8

See the top merchants in Augusta with the South's most popular bridal show from 12:30pm-4:00pm. James Brown Arena – Bell Auditorium. (770) 736-1979.

·  Augusta Home and Garden Show - February 21-23

Turn your home and garden dreams into reality. Thousands of square feet of exhibits of the latest in products and services. Feb. 21, 2-7 p.m. Feb. 22, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 23, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. James Brown Arena.

·  Third Annual Reid on the Run - February 22

This fundraiser run has a goal of raising $15,000 for University Hospital's Breast Health Center and Reid Memorial's Children's Ministry in honor of Sterling Ivey, a local wife, mother of three and breast cancer patient. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The events include a one-mile fun run/walk followed by a 5K run. A family breakfast and fun activities also are included in the event. To register go towww.reidchurchaugusta.comor call 706-733-2275.

·  Root Yourself in Reading: Third Annual Augusta Literary Festival - February 28-March 1

Featuring 50 local and regional best-selling authors who will be on hand to autograph books and discuss their craft and latest work. Author workshops on Feb. 28. Programs scheduled throughout the day on Saturday. Free to the public. Augusta Headquarters Library. Downtown. For information visit

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