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Events in Town
Fireman's July 4th
Every year, the Augusta Volunteer Fire Department puts on an amazing firework display that brightens the skies over our beautiful town. Located at the Augusta River Park, it's an event full of games, entertainment and food. DUE TO COVID-19 there will not be a festival this year,
Bourbon, BBQ & Bluegrass
2nd Annual Bourbon, BBQ & Bluegrass Saturday, July 25th 2020 (Evening Event) A Celebration of Kentucky's Best to benefit Echo Hall, the last remaining building from Augusta College. This event is presented by Augusta College Echo Hall Association Dinner by Staci Graves Jett, Live Bluegrass Music & a Premium Bourbon Auction. All proceeds help us Save Echo Hall.
Stop by JUNKFEST for Antiques & Uniques, BBQ and Craft Beer! This one-day event is inspired by the European "boot sales" where vendors load up their cars with items they'd like to sell (such as furniture, antiques, collectibles, etc.). The event is mainly located on Main Street, but various sales can be found throughout town. Come make a deal!
Heritage Days
Sponsored by the Augusta Rotary Club, this event has been a tradition in Augusta for decades. This festival boasts traditional games, vendors, trolley tours, entertainment and the Famous Frog-Jumping Contest.
Swingtime on the River
Relive the glorious Big Band era along the lovely Ohio River during SWINGTIME ON THE RIVER. Every year, on the second Saturday in September, the City of Augusta hosts the Swingtime Big Band for a crowd-pleasing good time of great music and fireworks. For one memorable evening, we invite you to dance and dine beneath the stars. Local restaurants/groups will also be on hand to cater your meal or you can bring your own picnic.
Battle of Augusta Anniversary Weekend
The Battle of Augusta was a battle during the American Civil War that took place on September 27, 1862, in Augusta, Kentucky, between the Bracken County Home Guard and the Confederate 2nd Kentucky Cavalry Regiment under command of Colonel Basil W. Duke, a brother-in-law of John Hunt Morgan. 157 years later, we will be honoring this important part of our town's history with a reenactment of the actual battle. Come join us for an exciting weekend of events! For more information, visit
Turning of the Leaves
The Turning of the Leaves Festival features local vendors, entertainment, and a wonderful opportunity to visit Augusta during the autumn season. Located on the first block of Main Street, Turning of the Leaves is held on the second weekend in October.
Small Business Shopping Event
It's Small Business Saturday and a great time to visit Augusta for your holiday shopping! Local shopkeepers will have special deals and refreshments throughout the day. Shoppers can participant in the 'Holiday Shop Crawl' shopping card. Kick off the holiday shopping-season in Augusta! For more information contact the Tourism Director, Janet Hunt 606-756-2183 or email:
White Christmas Parade
Each year, we remember our beloved Rosemary Clooney with the White Christmas Parade. Sponsored by the Augusta Rotary Club, this event celebrates our Girl's most famous movie, White Christmas, and the town she loved so much. Shops are open late and the entire town comes out to enjoy an evening of good cheer, music and twinkly lights.
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