Spring is here and it’s a beautiful time of year to be living in sunny Aiken, South Carolina. The weather is perfect, the flowers are in full bloom, and there are many ways to celebrate the season. From horse shows and golf tournaments to polo matches and live music performances, this charming Southern town has something for everyone. Mark your calendar for the following spring events in Aiken, SC, in 2021!

If you’re thinking of relocating to the area, right now is a wonderful time to visit and enjoy any of these exciting spring events in Aiken, SC. While you’re in town, be sure to contact Suzy Haslup for a personalized tour of Aiken. An avid horsewoman with years of real estate experience, Suzy would love to answer any questions you may have about a specific home, local neighborhoods, schools, or the different equestrian communities.

Top Spring Events in Aiken, SC, in 2021

1. Joye in Aiken: March – June

Joye in Aiken is returning in 2021, and this year it’s all about the sweet sound of music! If you enjoy smooth jazz, classical piano, or romantic string quartets, then this event is right up your alley. From Julliard’s finest to Grammy award-winning artists, some of the world’s most talented musicians are set to take the stage this spring. The current lineup includes:

The 13th annual Joye in Aiken will take place in various locations throughout town between March and June. Ticket sales for 2021 are now open, so make sure to reserve your spot today!

2. Easter Festivities: March 31 – April 9


  • Downtown Aiken Easter EGGstravaganza – April 3rd


Are you looking for fun things to do with the kids on Easter weekend? Bring them to downtown Aiken for an egg hunt they won’t soon forget! The free event is held all day long on Laurens Street.


  • Cottontail Cruise – April 9th


Have a safe and socially distanced Easter Egg hunt right in your own backyard with the help of Peter Cottontail and his crew! The City of Aiken has recruited the Easter Bunny and his friends to cruise around town and stop by registered homes to hide eggs in each yard. You can stay inside and watch, or come outside and visit with the Easter Bunny. 

Registration for Cottontail Cruise is available to the first 50 homes that sign up, so call 803-642-7634 now to reserve your spot. 


  • Bunnies and Booze – March 31st


For a more adult experience, head to Woodside Country Club for a day of “Bunnies and Booze.” Open to members, the scavenger hunt takes place on Woodside’s pristine golf course. The lucky winners will be awarded prizes based on the color egg they find! Registration is not required for this event, however, you will need to make your Tee Time in advance.

3. Masters Golf Tournament: April 5-11

The first full week of April brings more than flowering dogwoods and blooming azaleas. Beneath the towering pines of Augusta National Golf Club, the best golfers from around the globe assemble to play one of the most prestigious sporting events in the world: The Masters.

This invitation-only, multi-day spectacle has scribed many moments in golf history.  

For many, attending the tournament is a once in a lifetime experience. Between seeing big-name golf legends and spotting celebrities in the crowd, the Augusta National is a beautiful and exhilarating place to visit.  Don’t miss a chance to take a stroll down the famous Magnolia Lane and journey to Amen Corner, the historic 3-hole stretch that pros fear and fans adore. 

Augusta National Golf Club announced that it plans to allow a limited number of patrons in the gates for the 2021 Masters, provided it can be done safely. For more information about tickets and pricing, visit the event’s website.

4. Spring Polo: April to June

You simply haven’t experienced Aiken until you’ve watched a polo match or two (or several)! 

The Aiken Polo Club’s spring season will run from April to mid-June. Head over to historic Whitney Field for a wonderful afternoon of horses, friends, fashion, food, and drinks. Whether you mingle beneath the pavilion or tailgate beside the field, this is bound to be your new Sunday afternoon tradition. Check out the Aiken Polo Club’s website to see a list of upcoming matches.

New Bridge Country Club will also host an array of exhilarating 8-goal polo matches this spring. The 2021 schedule includes the USPA Regional President’s Cup (April 28 – May 16), The Pete Bostwick Memorial (May 19 – June 6), and the Tommy Hitchcock Memorial Single Elimination (June 7 – 13).

5. Hopelands Concert Series: April – June

After a year-long hiatus, the highly anticipated 47th Annual Hopelands Concert Series returns this April, May, and June. The series will kick off on April 5th, 2021 at 6:30 PM in beautiful Hopelands Gardens. Bring a lawn chair or a picnic dinner, and enjoy an evening of live music beneath the live oaks, deodar cedars, and magnolia trees. The family-friendly concerts are free and social distancing is encouraged.

6. Aiken Spring Classic Horse Show: April 21 – 25 & April 28 – May 2

When it comes to Aiken, SC, horse events, the Spring Classic is another one to add to your list! Competitors from near and far travel to Aiken to compete at the Premier Level of show jumping. Events take place at Highfields Event Center daily from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sign up to compete or stop by and watch and cheer on your favorite competitors!

7. Aiken Memorial Day Parade: May 29th at 10 a.m.

Held in the center of downtown, the annual Aiken Memorial Day Parade is one way to kick off the long weekend. The event is organized in honor of the brave men and women who served (or are currently serving) in the U.S. military. The parade takes place on Laurens St. SW and Park St. SW at 10 a.m. on May 29th.

8. Aiken County Farmers Market: Tuesday and Saturday Mornings

Shop local and support small businesses! Everyone knows that the Aiken County Farmers Market has the tastiest fruits and vegetables in town. Stock up on fresh produce, delicious baked goods, meat, honey, or dairy products. Take your time browsing the handmade crafts or pick up a bouquet of spring flowers to brighten up your home. The market is open year-round every Tuesday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Find Your Place in Thoroughbred Country 

You can experience all of these spring events in Aiken, SC, when you live in the heart of it all! If you’re considering relocating to the area, contact Suzy Haslup today. Suzy has been buying, renovating and selling homes in Aiken for over twenty five years. She is also active in the community as a member of two fox hunts, Chairperson of the Parks, Recreation and Tourism Committee for the City of Aiken and a board member of the Racing Hall of Fame Museum in Hopelands Gardens. Between her experience as a Realtor® and horsewoman, Suzy will ensure that you find the equestrian property of your dreams, whether that’s an idyllic farm out in the country, land, or a home in Aiken’s Historic Horse District. 

Are you ready to make your dream of living in Aiken, SC, a reality? Contact Suzy to begin your home search now!