poster show, medieval duels, video games
What awaits you this weekend? There is a unique art exhibit at the baseball park, medieval entertainment, and an ultimate game night. Here are more details on these and other festivities:
Augusta poster exhibition
For a different take on Augusta, check out this weekend’s Augusta Poster Show. Local graphic designer Jason Craig invited artists from across the country to create posters to illustrate the Garden City. Thirty responded to the call, and their creative works will be on display and available for purchase at Wow! Club at SRP Park. A VIP ticket costs $ 10, which gives a preview on Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The show is open to the public free of charge from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays. Visit augustapostershow.com for more information.
Palmetto Knights will visit Savannah River Brewing Co. on Fifth Street in Augusta at 6 p.m. Saturday. Guests will enjoy the sights and sounds of clashing swords and shattering shields as fighters fight in full suits of historically accurate medieval armor. In between fights, they will teach sword fighting to anyone who is interested. Palmetto Knights events coordinator Laurence Lagnese said they are part of the Historic Medieval Battle USA league and are regular contenders in the International Battle of the Nations tournament.
Fundraising for the Lifting Spirits project 5k / 10k
Runners are encouraged to run at the Lake Olmstead Trailhead on Milledge Road in Augusta on Saturday morning. Strollers, dogs and children are allowed to participate. It’s $ 10 to participate, and all proceeds go to Project Lifting Spirits, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting serving and veteran military personnel. Registration and bib collection are from 6:00 am to 6:45 am The 10k starts at 7:00 am, while the 5 km starts at 7:15 am To register, visit projectliftingspirits5k10k.itsyourrace.com .
Sleepless night for players
Level Up Game Center on Martinez Boulevard in Augusta will provide a full night of entertainment on Saturday. From 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. the next day, attendees will be able to enjoy all kinds of games, from tabletop games to classic Nintendo and PS5 games and virtual reality competitions, according to director Robert Steele. Pizza, snacks and drinks are also available. The cost is $ 35 for one player, $ 25 each for groups of three or more, and $ 20 for those who just want to play until midnight.
Knock Out the Need Bookbag Drive
Augusta Boxing Club is holding its third annual Knock Out the Need campaign from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the 1929 Walton Way club. Secretary Tiffany Cannon said 500 bags will be available on a first come, first served basis and are each filled with notebooks, pencils, pens and other school supplies. There will also be free food, several vendors, bounce houses, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines administered.
Food Truck Friday
Friday Food Truck this weekendcelebrates the American melting pot with music from Cash Money Experience, a Colombia-based funk band, and a variety of food trucks with options including pizza, Mexican and more. It runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Columbia County Amphitheater behind the Evans Library on Evans Towne Center Boulevard in Evans.
BarkStock in pet car
The Southern Roots team with Keller Williams Realty will be hosting an animal drive from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday. For the price of a donation of pet supplies, guests can enjoy music, food vendors, and family fun at Generations Park on Mack Henry Holland Drive in Aiken. Items accepted for donation include toys, pet food, treats, cleaning supplies, towels / blankets, collars / leashes, and food / water bowls. Entry will also be permitted for those who have proof of a monetary donation to a pet shelter.