We serve as the official tourism entity for the beautiful City of Aiken. Take a minute to see the charm and beauty that makes Aiken a place like no other!
Aiken is known for many things… equine pursuits, the arts, sporting facilities, nature, and even playing a part in our country’s railroad birth and our fight in the Cold War era. With a history most small towns have never experienced the likes of; you’ll be enthralled with stories of our past and enchanted with the reality of a beautiful, charming, sophisticated town. Aiken is a wonderful destination for a quick get-a-way or an extended stay, with countless activities to offer, many of which are free. Just 20 miles east of Augusta, GA, home of the Augusta National’s Masters Golf Tournament, Aiken offers a relaxing time for you to reconnect with friends and family. Golf, history, star gazing at our Planetarium, gardens, concerts, shows, plays, art, festivals, antiques, history, tours, outdoor adventure, parks, softball, baseball, tennis, equestrian events and more will keep you busy and returning for more.
Mission: This page created by the Tourism Division of the City of Aiken Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department features upcoming community events and information, for Aiken's guests and residents. The page is also linked with our visitor information website, www.VisitAikenSC.com where you will find a plethora of information on Aiken such as the calendar of events, attractions, art & cultural information, entertainment, shopping, where to eat, where to stay and more! Come be a “Fan” at www.facebook.com/aikenis and be just a click away from all the latest info. on what is happening in Aiken and around Aiken County!
We are so happy to finally share the making of the "Love Is..." mural in Downtown Aiken!!! A HUGE THANK YOU to our sponsors, Betty & Greg Ryberg and Floyd and Green Jewelers as well as our amazizng artist, April Henry King.
We also want to say thank you to many of you that have shared your photos all over social media infront of this mural! Aiken is a special town, full of love and diversity. It's up to us to keep it this way! #LoveIsAiken #downtownaiken #weareaiken
City of Aiken, South Carolina Parks, Recreation and Tourism
Trolley Tours are back! Book with us online today at
eventbrite.com Please note: Until further notice, participants are required to wear a mask. You may bring your own. If you do not have one, we will provide you with a mask. Experience Aiken's charm, grace, and elegance during this two-hour tour aboard our trolley. On the tour, you will see and hear about... • Ai...
Hot off the press! June E-News. Enjoy!
madmimi.com Aiken in June As we approach the summer months after COVID-related lockdowns, there is still uncertainty regarding cancelled or postponed events. Aik...
Charming Aiken is featured in "Our State"!
ourstate.com This charming South Carolina town’s historic farmers market is the perfect place to kick off a day of exploration — and to sample delicious local fare.
cityofaikensc.gov City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Announce Reopening Friday, May 22, 2020 | News 22 MAY 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AIKEN, SC – Since late-March, the City of Aiken Parks, Recreation, and Tourism (PRT) facilities have been closed to the public, except for trails and green spaces. Most rece...
Even though we may have some rain, get out while the sun is out to play some golf!
Outdoor exercise is essential and great for our well-being. Our golf clubs are taking the proper precautions to keep everyone safe while allowing them to get out and play. Photo features The Aiken Golf Club. www.TBredCountry.org/where-to-golf #ThoroughbredCountrySC #DiscoverSC #SCGolf
We love our official SC Ambassador!
"Harmony is the key to great music. It’s also the key to Staying South Carolina Strong in the face of challenges like COVID-19.” -Darius Rucker, singer/songwriter.
Watch the video for more information and learn about how you can #StaySCStrong at scdhec.gov/COVID19.
A little Monday inspiration …
What a glorious day for a bike ride! #visitaikensc
Hopelands Gardens. Aiken's happy place!
Share the #SpiritofTravel on Social Media during National Travel and Tourism Week!
Happy National Travel & Tourism Week from Aiken, SC! Stay connected with us.
May 3-9 is National Tourism and Travel Week. Although we can’t meet in person, we can stay connected, unified and supportive of each other from afar, rallying around the #SpiritOfTravel.
Hey park rangers! Pass the keys! It's May 1, time to reopen our South Carolina State Parks! Welcome back, y'all! Visit www.SouthCarolinaParks.com and click on the travel advisory for all the info.
cityofaikensc.gov The City of Aiken Extend The Current Ordered Closings Friday, May 1, 2020 | Covid-19, News, Public Notice FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aiken, SC – The City of Aiken will extend and continue the following implemented measures and procedures that are aligned with guidance from the Department of Health and ...
We are excited! Are you ready?
Have you prepared your steeples for Saturday? ☺️✨🐴 #AikenVirtualSteeplechase
Help Aiken Businesses be able to better serve YOU moving forward! Please take our quick 10 question survey below. No personal information needed!
Although the Aiken County Farmers Market is closed due to Covid-19, several vendors are readily available to sell their produce, meat, eggs, honey, baked goods, and crafts. #ShareSCLove #shoplocal #shopsmall
madmimi.com Our Vendors Are Open For Business (Even Though We Are Not)!!! Every day we receive phone calls and emails asking when the Aiken County Farmers Market...
Get out, and take a drive under the famous Avenue of Oaks on South Boundary!
onlyinyourstate.com Visit these stunning tree tunnels in South Carolian to feel their magic.
Hot off the press … Visit Aiken E-News!
madmimi.com Aiken in April During these challenging times, Aiken has your back! There's a variety of events that you can virtually enjoy right from your couch...
Practice social distancing with a round of golf and enjoy the outdoors!
Outdoor exercise is essential and great for our well-being. Many of our golf clubs are still open and taking the proper precautions to keep everyone safe while allowing them to get out and play. Photo features The Aiken Golf Club. www.TBredCountry.org/where-to-golf #ThoroughbredCountrySC #DiscoverSC #SCGolf
Did you know that Aiken was once known as a health resort due to the fresh pine air? Visit Hitchcock Woods today!
cityofaikensc.gov City of Aiken Extend COVID-19 Measures and Procedures Monday, March 30, 2020 | Covid-19, News, Public Notice The City of Aiken will extend and continue the following implemented measures and procedures that are aligned with guidance from the Department of Health and Environment Control (DHEC) regard...
Aiken Downtown Development Association
Repost from @themasters
Updated statement from Fred Ridley, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club: "In collaboration with the leading organizations in golf, Augusta National Golf Club has identified November 9-15 as the intended dates to host the 2020 Masters Tournament.
While more details will be shared in the weeks and months to come, we, like all of you, will continue to focus on all mandated precautions and guidelines to fight against the Coronavirus.
Along the way, we hope the anticipation of staging @themasters in the fall brings a moment of joy to the Augusta community and all those who love the sport." View full details at masters.com
The beautiful charms of our town featured in Columbia Metropolitan!https://columbiametro.com/article/aikens-noble-trees/
columbiametro.com Raleigh, North Carolina, proudly advertises itself as the City of Oaks, but few citizens of either Carolina know that Aiken,…
While practicing social distancing and staying at home, Aiken gets creative to keep everyone entertained! https://www.visitaikensc.com/buzz/detail/the_art_of_social_distancing
visitaikensc.com With everyone practicing social distancing and staying at home, Aiken gets creative to keep everyone entertained!
These are unprecedented and uncertain times we’re in, and now more than ever we must continue to be compassionate towards one another and follow the direction and orders from Governor Henry McMaster. We value your patience while we do our best to keep our community safe and informed. Take care of yourselves, your families, and be mindful of your neighbors while we exercise social distancing. Aiken, let us stay healthy together!
Thank you Erika Parker Rogers for sharing this video with us. We can't wait to see it finished and installed so it can be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.
Quick look at today’s progress on the mural. I’ll post a time lapse of the full project when I’m all done. Enjoy!
cityofaikensc.gov City Of Aiken Buildings Closed Friday, March 20, 2020 | News The City of Aiken would like to remind residents that all city buildings are currently closed to the public due to the Covid-19 virus. This measure is for everyone’s safety and to practice social distancing and will be in effect within t...
Did you know Aiken is home to the most diverse collections of trees found in any municipal landscape? Begin your exploration of this gem by discovering our trails on Colleton Avenue and Hopelands Gardens with a mobile tour!
visitaikensc.com Explore the rich arboretum collection of Aiken by starting your journey along Colleton Avenue. With more than 100 diverse trees, a brochure at the head of the trail and a cell phone tour, you're certain to see learn lots of fabulous new things along the way!
aikenstandard.com A message from the mayor
Aiken Downtown Development Association
UPDATED! See what’s going on now through Sunday in #downtownaiken
National Recreation and Park Association
Encourage your community to follow these social distancing guidelines when enjoying local parks and trails. #coronavirus #COVID19 http://ow.ly/oCu550yQp74
Image: infographic illustrating social distancing in parks
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Your 1st Stop in Aiken County, SC
Feel the thundering hooves of horses; smell the homemade bread baking; sample the fresh peaches and berries; view Civil War and living history; enjoy the songs of birds in our natural areas. Thoroughbred Country - We're Way More than Horses!
Fully restored 100-year-old home has three large bedrooms with full baths. Delicious breakfast served daily by the owner, local chef, Bruce Shipman.
Private guided tours, tailored to specific areas of interest, are offered to groups of 1 to 7 people.