Upcoming Aiken Events

Staff Report From Aiken CEO

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Aiken Parks, Recreation, and Tourism has a lot of fun events coming up!

Story Time in the Gardens

Instill a love of reading in your child that will last a lifetime.

Hopelands Gardens offers the perfect atmosphere for an

afternoon story and fun with friends. Free admission

Ages: 8 and under

Tuesdays: 4:00 p.m., March-May*

*No story time on April 9th*

-Hopelands Gardens

Family Game Night

Enjoy 3 games of Bingo and a board game tournament with your

family! Snacks and refreshments to be served. Prizes awarded to bingo

winners and family winners. Registration opens January 14.

Friday March 8, 5:45 – 8:45 p.m.

Age: All
Cost: $18 per family (4) or $5 each/additional

-Weeks Center

Thoroughbred Racing 101

Barry Doss, owner and trainer, will provide Thoroughbred racing

Enthusiasts with an opportunity to learn more about the sport with

Two informative and entertaining presentations.

Tuesday, March 12 and Thursday March 14

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Ages: 18 and up

Cost: Free, registration is required.

-Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum

(803) 642-7631, (803) 643-2121, halloffame@cityofaikensc.gov

www.aikenracinghalloffame.com/Special_Events.html

Breakfast at the Gallops

Enjoy breakfast at the Aiken Training Track, meet the trainers

and watch Aiken’s future racing stars work out.

Breakfast begins at 8:00 a.m.

Friday, March 15, 8:00 a.m.

Ages: all

Cost: $20 per person in advance, $25 per person at the gate.

-Aiken Training Track

(803) 642-7631, (803) 643-2121, halloffame@cityofaikensc.gov

www.aikenracinghalloffame.com/Special_Events.html

Aiken Trained Horse of the Year

Celebrate the 2018 Aiken Trained Horse of the Year! Memorabilia

from the inductee’s 2018 racing season and career will be on display

at the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame.

The public is invited to attend the ceremony.

Sunday, March 17, 1:30 p.m.

Ages: all

Cost: free

-Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum

(803) 642-7631, (803) 643-2121, halloffame@cityofaikensc.gov

www.aikenracinghalloffame.com/Special_Events.html

45th Annual Hopelands Concert Series

Monday evenings this spring and summer, Hopelands Gardens

hosts a variety of outdoor performances. Bring your lawn chair

and a picnic dinner to enjoy the many different musical styles.

Event parking is located at the Green Boundary Club.

April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 at 6:30 p.m.

May 6, 13, 20, and 27 at 7:00 p.m.

June 3, 10, 17, and 24 at 7:00 p.m.

Cost: free

-Hopelands Gardens

(Rainout location is the Odell Weeks Activities Center)

www.cityofaikensc.gov

Summer Adventures Day Camp

Best. Week. Ever. Weekly sessions at Odell Weeks are exciting,

engaging and educational. Kids enjoy weekly themes, field trips,

outdoor activities, swimming, indoor games and sports crafts, and

guest entertainment. Registration opens April 1 at Odell Weeks Center.

Cost: $75 or $95 per weekly session

Ages: 4-12

Weekly, Monday – Friday, June 10 – August 16

No camp July 4 – 5

8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., early drop off at 7:30 a.m.

Pick up 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.

-Weeks Center