Augusta’s Arts in the Heart Festival Returns for 2021

Global Stage performances introduce you to many different cultures. (©EXPLOREGEORGIA.ORG)

Augusta’s beloved arts festival returns for 2021, on a smaller scale. But there are still plenty of activities—and food—to keep your soul and belly nourished.

The festival previously known as Arts in the Heart is, for 2021 at least, known as the Arts City Festival. There’s still a fine arts and crafts market (with 80-plus vendors on hand), non-stop performances on two stages and the Global Village, a popular dining affair with booths from the world round—this year, 10 appear, with cuisine from Laos, Greece, Ireland, the Philippines and more.

The festival’s popular beer garden also makes a return.

There’s even something new this year: a Ferris wheel sponsored by Westobou.

Downtown Augusta is the site of the 2021 Arts City Festival. (©EXPLOREGEORGIA.ORG)

The festival takes place between 7th and 10th streets in downtown Augusta, with the center point being the Augusta Common. Booths will be spaced out to allow for social distancing. Many streets will be blocked off; a festival parking map can be found here. To make the most of your experience, download the free app.

Advance general admission tickets are available online only for $10 and are $15 at the gate. Those looking to attend all three days can buy a VIP ticket for $75.

For more information, visit the Arts City Festival website, and learn more about talent on its Facebook page.

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