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Annual Dave Day Celebration | Aiken County Historical Museum

Date: July 17, 2021 | Time: 11am | Location: Aiken County Historical Museum

We are so glad to be able to host this event again after missing it for the first time last year. This is a celebration of the life of Edgefield potter, David Drake, also known as Dave the Potter. Bring your children for a lesson in clay working, a fun craft, and a special tour of the pottery hall. This program, generously sponsored by Aiken’s own Major General Irene Trowell-Harris, is free for Aiken County children; register by email at lwalker@aikencountysc.gov.

More information about Dave Day is available HERE! 

Juneteenth Mega Festival: Celebrating Resiliency

Mega Festival celebrating the emancipation of our enslaved ancestors, which took place on June 19, 1865. Although the Emancipation Proclamation was signed years before, the news did not get to Galveston, Texas until 1865. It is recognized as “Freedom Day” and events take place all over the country.

Come enjoy presentations, gospel singing, corn hole tournament, battle of the DJs, Greek Step Show, Taste of Southern Soul Food Vendors, pop-up shop, support black owned businesses, entrepreneurs, organizations, kidtrepreneurs, kids zone…..and end the night with the Juneteenth Pre-Fathers Day Southern Soul concert featuring ATL Dream Vision, Nelson ‘Sugashackman’ Curry, and Big Pokey aka ‘Mr. Sidepiece’ hosted by Comedian Saseddrick! This is an amazing jam packed day for all to enjoy!

See all event rules and regulations and purchase tickets here. 


Schedule of Events

8am-12pm Saturday Market
9am-12pm Cornhole Tournament
11am-1pm Taste of Southern Soul Gospel
11am-4pm All Day Music, Retail Vendor Crawl & Kids Play Area
11am-5pm Taste of Southern Soul Food Festival
2pm-4pm Taste of Southern Soul Business Expo
6pm-7pm Taste of Southern Soul Battle of the DJs
8pm-10pm Taste of Southern Soul Concert featuring “Big Pokey Bear” and Friends (VIP Tickets available)