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CSRA Events: Juneteenth, Ridge Peach Festival and live music

FESTIVAL

Celebrate Juneteenth at the Mega Festival and Southern Soul Concert on June 18. The second annual event celebrates the emancipation of enslaved Americans and the celebrations that followed after in Galveston, Texas. The event, held at the Landing at Bogus Hill, will feature a Greek step show, DJs, local vendors and more. Half day admission costs $10 per person and all day admission is $40 per person. To learn more, visit the Eventbrite page.

LIVE MUSIC

Spend time with family and friends on the dance floor and with live music at the Carolina Jamboree in North Augusta. Located at 98 Johnson Road, the free music event and venue will feature Cissy’s Southern Express performing. Music starts at 7 p.m. on June 18. To learn more information about upcoming weekly performances, visit the venue Facebook page.

LIVE MUSIC

Enjoy live music at the outdoor patio at Cavalier’s Coffee during Third Thursday on June 16. The monthly downtown business event, which is hosted by North Augusta Forward, connects locals to small businesses. The Mason Jars, a local CSRA band, will take the coffee shop's patio stage at 336 Georgia Avenue from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. To learn more about upcoming summer concert series, visit the event website.

ENTERTAINMENT

It’s fight night at the Bell Auditorium where MMA and NFC fighters take center stage in the ring on June 18. The fight card, which has not been announced, features fighters competing for belts. Tickets start at $43 per person and can be purchased online through Ticketmaster. Doors open at 5 p.m. for a 6 p.m. start time. To learn more about the event, visit the Augusta Entertainment Complex website.

ART

See a wide variety of performers at Art Out Loud Augusta on June 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The live showcase of musicians, stand up comedians and spoken word performers as they showcase their passions to the audience. The event is hosted by LadyVee DaPoet and will be held at 600 Broad. Tickets can be purchased online at $10 per person through an Eventbrite webpage.

FOOD

Explore and taste different foods during second annual Augusta Black Restaurant week from June 13 through June 19. The event aims to bring locals to black owned businesses throughout the CSRA region finishing by the Juneteenth emancipation holiday. To see a list of participating businesses, visit the Augusta Restaurant Week website.

FESTIVAL

Celebrate and remember the emancipation of enslaved Americans at the CAAHAC’s Juneteeth celebration on June 18. The event, held at Founder’s Park and the grounds of the the Center of African American History, Art and Culture, will feature local food vendors, small businesses and live entertainment. The event will take place from noon to 3 p.m. and is free to attend. To learn more, visit the event website.

CARS

Car and race enthusiasts come together at the Street Car Braggin Rights on June 18. The event will feature five different styles of street style car racing while aiming to give back to the community. Tickets start at $20 per person and goes from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. To learn more, visit the event website.

FESTIVAL

Celebrate the golden 50th anniversary Ridge Peach Festival in Trenton on June 18. The all day event will feature a wide array of peaches including canned, preserves, jellies and jams. Local food vendors, live entertainment, arts & crafts and a parade will go through the town. The event is free to attend from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located at Trenton Town Park at 106 Church St.

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Samantha Winn covers the city of North Augusta, with a focus on government and community oriented business. Follow her on Twitter: @samanthamwinn and on Facebook and Instagram: @swinnnews