Off-the-course activities during Masters Week

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Fabulous food, music and Augusta history are all available for visitors to Augusta during Masters Week, and provide an opportunity to experience Augusta’s southern hospitality. There are a number of off-the-course attractions and activities open to the public.

The Augusta Visitor Center will offer three Historic Trolley Tours during Masters Week. Guests will see historic homes, hear about the bones in the basement of the Old Medical College, see where a president lived as a boy and more. All tours include a 30-minute self-guided tour through the Augusta Museum of History prior to boarding for the Historic Trolley Tour. Tours will take place on Wednesday, April 9 from 2-3:15 p.m.; Thursday, April 10 from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; and Saturday, April 12, from 2-3:15 p.m.

Trolley tours depart from the Augusta Visitor Center, located at 560 Reynolds Street in downtown Augusta, inside the Augusta Museum of History. Tickets are $15. Reservations are required and include admission to the Augusta Museum of History. To make reservations, call the Augusta Visitor Center at 706-724-4067.

Below you’ll find a list of Masters Week events that are sure to keep you busy off-the-course:

Monday, April 7
The Major Rager

Get ready for the inaugural Major Rager, presented by Friends With Benefits. Music fans will experience an unforgettable night with Umphrey’s McGee and Moon Taxi!

Tickets: $37.50 available online or at the gate

Time: 7:00 – 11:30 p.m.

Location: Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Downtown Augusta

For more information or to purchase tickets:

Tuesday, April 8
Rock Fore! Dough

First Tee benefit concert featuring: Darius Rucker, Randy Houser, Will Hoge and Daniel Johnson

Tickets: $25 in advance or $35 at the gate

Time: Gates open at 4 p.m.

Location: Lady Antebellum Amphitheatre at Evans Towne Center Park, Evans, Georgia

For more information or to purchase tickets:

Wednesday, April 9
Comedy Zone

Enjoy a fun night out of cool brews, hot wings and comedy at Somewhere in Augusta Sports Bar and Grille. Many of the comics performing at Somewhere in Augusta have been seen on The Tonight Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, HBO, Showtime and Comedy Central. Somewhere offers an intimate setting where you can enjoy the funniest entertainers, live and up close, the way stand-up comedy was intended. Reservations may be required as this is a popular show.

Tickets: $8

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Location: Somewhere in Augusta Bar and Grille on Washington Road

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Friday, April 11
Augusta Canal Moonlight Music Cruise

Tour featuring musical entertainment, the Mike Frost and Lauren Meccia Duo performing jazz standards. Bring your own snacks and drinks aboard.

Tickets: $25, reservations required

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Augusta Canal Discovery Center, Downtown Augusta

For more information or to purchase tickets: 706-823-0440 ext. 4 or

Saturday, April 11
Voices of the Past

The character of a Petersburg Boat Pilot, is based on oral histories provided by Elberton, Georgia resident,  Mr. ‘Buck’ Balchin, about his grandfather, James Henry Balchin. From the mid-nineteenth century until 1900, Balchin crewed and piloted cotton boats from Petersburg to Augusta.

Tickets: $25, reservations required

Three shows at: 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 1:30 pm.

Location: Augusta Museum of History, Downtown Augusta

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All Week 
Celebrating a Grand Tradition, the Sport of Golf 

Explore the history of golf and its legacy in Augusta. Exhibit includes two galleries, totaling over 2,000 square feet.

Tickets: $4 per person

Hours: Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sunday 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Augusta Museum of History, Downtown Augusta

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For more information about these and other events in Augusta, Georgia, please contact the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau at 877.AUGUSTA or find us online at


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