A trip to Aiken means getting outdoors, experiencing history, meandering through beautiful parks and bustling shopping. As you explore Aiken you will notice a thriving downtown that has much to offer. Aiken hosts world-class events and festivals showcasing music, dance, outdoor concerts, food, history, and much more. In Aiken there’s always something new to discover. Among Aiken’s accolades, we’ve been named one of 21 Best Towns for Boomers, One of 100 Best Communities for Young People and One of a Dozen Distinctive Destinations. Aiken festivals and events are certainly world class—from prestigious equestrian events, to street festivals, to one-of-a-kind celebrations you won’t find anywhere else!