Must-Do Summer Activities

Posted by Blanchard and Calhoun on Wednesday, July 28th, 2021 at 11:35am

Summer on the Beach

There’s always something to do in Augusta, especially throughout the summer months. Our region hosts special events and offers many activities and there is something for everyone. This summer, learn something new or try a different local restaurant or shop. And, don’t miss these must-do summer activities that are listed below.

Enjoy a day at the Lake.  Bring your loved ones for a fun day at the lake and don’t forget the sunscreen!

Clarks Hill Lake Pack a picnic and head down to one of CSRA’s public lakes. Nothing cools you off better, like a dip in freshwater. Clarks Hill Lake has it all: swimming, camping grounds, picnic areas, boat, and ski rentals, and parks.

Richardson Lake Richardson’s Lake is the perfect escape close to home. This small water park offers a sandy lake beach, slides and diving boards, a volleyball area, and a snack bar!  

Visit the Augusta Market.  Support our local businesses and shop by the river. Tucked alongside Downtown’s Riverwalk, is where you will find a crowd favorite-The Augusta Market. The Augusta Market is Saturday morning’s hotspot for local vendors, street performers, and all kinds of quirky surprises with art around every corner. This vendor market offers a broad selection of locally produced and grown goods, arts and crafts, food trucks, and other products and services by small businesses in the area. From adoption kennels to live music, there is something for everyone.

Watch a movie under the stars.  Come on out to Big Mo for a unique movie experience at the drive-in movie! The Monetta Drive-In (aka Big Mo) offers three double features each weekend during the spring, summer, and fall for the price of a single movie. 

Frolic through a Splash Pad. Now that temperatures are in the high 90s, sometimes the best solution to cool off is to just get wet! Thankfully, there are plenty of local parks that offer splash pads! Bring the kids- let them run through the water. They’ll have a blast and best of all these splash zones are free or nearly so. Here is a list of local splash pads to enjoy this summer.

Evans Library Pavilion

Evans Town Square Park

Gateway Park

Charles H. Evans Community Center and Splash Pad

Summerfield Park

Aiken Sprayground

8th Street Splash Pad

Brookfield Park

Riverview Park Splash Pad

Sassafras Splash Pad

Click here for these splash pads locations and hours of operation.

Take a Riverboat Tour. A riverboat tour is a fantastic way to experience Augusta, GA by boat. Take in the fresh air as you ride on the river. Combine a boat ride with engaging stories and accommodations and you'll have a rewarding experience worth sharing. If you're looking forward to experiencing river tours but you don't know where to start, click here to view Patriot’s Riverboat Tour schedule and rates.​​

Enjoy Fun in the Sun! Put the phones away, get the fam together, and soak in some nature.

Go strawberry pickin’ 

Hit the trails for a hike

Catch some fish

Fly a kite at the park

Play a game of Putt-Putt

Still looking for more things to do? Check out for a summer calendar filled with events and other fun things to do!


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