Downtown Augusta Highlights

The small business community is the backbone of downtown Augusta. In an increasingly homogenized world, it is these businesses that give Augusta’s central business district its one-of-a-kind flavor.

Summer at the Miller

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Looking for summer concerts, movies, and events? Take a look at the historic Miller Theater's upcoming schedule, and book your tickets now! More information about renting the Brian J. Marks Hall, Founders Room, and Knox Music Institute can be found here.



Maker Mondays at Cyber City Circuits


Are you a maker, hacker, aficionado, or someone looking to learn about hand-crafted technology? Head to Cyber City Circuits (1001 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30901) each month to share what you're working on and meet like-minded innovators. More information coming soon.

NCDA Region IV Conference 2022

Join the City of Augusta Housing and Community Development department and regional city leaders & stakeholders for the 2022 National Community Development Association (NCDA) Region IV conference, “Community Empowerment Through Partnership”, from September 13-16, 2022, in downtown Augusta, GA. Conference highlights include CBDG training, workshops, and panels featuring speakers from NCDA, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, and more on topics including federal grants, housing development, affordable housing, fair housing, code enforcement, and economic development. Learn more and register here.

"We Feel Good" - Jessye Norman School of the Arts Homeschool Class  2021

The DDA is proud to share "We Feel Good" - the project culmination for the Fall 2021 Homeschool Teen Sessions Video Promotion class at Jessye Norman School of the Arts. This project was launched as a way to engage JNSA students with downtown Augusta as a destination and its visitors as a resource.

Total class time was around 16 hours, which included location shoots, the interview, expert visits, and in-class editing time. Liam completed editing on this video with a few hours of additional at-home work time, the logo and credit slide was added afterward. The students in the class, Liam Lamont, Sophia Collins, and LeBron Willingham all followed essentially the same process, using Liam's completed work to represent the class.

JNSA worked with community expert resources and would like to extend a special thanks to: Class Instructor: Jacob Boland, Augusta Culture Consumer: Alex Sigers, Experts: Chris Rucker, KRUHU; Katherine Bonner and Margaret Woodard, Downtown Development Authority; Mark Albertin, Scrapbook Video Productions; Mark Jenkins, Victor Kamanga, and Chris Walker, Impact Media Group

Agent About Town Episode 4

Our Executive Director, Margaret Woodard, had the opportunity to sit down in December 2021 with Austin Taylor of Austin Taylor Insurance Agency for his "Agent About Town" series. Find out more about Austin's initiative to spread the word about small businesses and take a look at the rest of his videos here.

Making Spirits Bright: Downtown Augusta Decorations Crawl


The Downtown Development Authority and Augusta & Co. were thrilled to present our 3rd annual Christmas lighting contest in December 2021, bringing holiday cheer to Augusta’s Downtown in a unique and special way. Over twenty five businesses took part and helped light up Downtown throughout December. Congratulations to the following award winners:

Most Whimsical: Flowers on Broad
Most Original Use of Lights: Johnson, Laschober & Associates, P.C.
Funniest: Tech4Success
Best Theme: Wier/Stewart
People's Choice Award: Johnson, Laschober & Associates, P.C. and Land of Thee