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When is the Westobou Festival?

The Westobou Festival arrives every autumn for five exciting days and captivating nights. This year’s festival is September 30-October 4, 2015.

What events are there for 2015?

This year we’re bringing back favorites and look forward to a wealth of new events.
The Color Run will return for 2015. Legendary singer-songwriter Ben Folds will perform with Symphony Orchestra Augusta. Westobou Central, located at the Augusta Common, will be a hub for free events such as concerts, screenings and the famous Westobou Wheel. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. More events coming soon.
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How did the festival begin?

In 2005, the Trustees of the Academy of Richmond County, working on behalf of the Porter Fleming Foundation, had a vision of creating a festival that would enrich the residents and visitors of Augusta. There began the planning for the first Westobou Festival. Read more about Westobou.

Why the name Westobou?

The Westobou River, the former name of the Savannah River, was derived from the Westo Indians who migrated to Augusta in the 1660’s. The festival pays homage to the history of the first settlers in our community.

How can I get involved with the festival?

The success of the festival is reliant on the hard work of our fantastic volunteers. Click here for information on volunteering.

Can I bring my dog?

You can bring your dog to Westobou Central. However, please leave your furry friends at home when attending other Westobou events.

Can I bring outside food or beverage?

Please refrain from bringing any outside food or beverage to any Westobou event.  There will be food and beverages available for purchase.

Where do I park?

Paid and free parking is available.

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