2015 Hopelands Gardens Concert Series

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department is pleased to announce the line-up for the 2015 Hopelands Summer Concert Series. This year marks the 41st season for this much loved program. The series will begin on Monday, May 4th and continues each Monday evening until August 31st.

Click here for more information and event schedule.

2015 Palmetto Heroes Program

Qualified homebuyers can receive a 3% fixed rate mortgage and up to $8,000* in down payment assistance. Funding is limited, so if you’re considering buying a home, don’t wait. Call an approved lender or Realtor® to see if you may qualify to take advantage of this special program. *5,000 DPA (Existing Homes) and $5,000 - $8,000 DPA (New Construction). For More Information: 803-896-2211

City Council Meetings Now Available On YouTube

In an effort to further promote transparency in Aiken City Government, the City of Aiken is pleased to announce that we are now streaming Aiken City Council Meetings live and also archiving them for playback.

To view a live or archived meeting please click here to visit our YouTube page.

Updated "Doing Business with the City of Aiken" Now Available

The latest edition of “Doing Business with the City of Aiken” is out. For information about starting and growing your business in Aiken click here.

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  1. Aiken Welcomes New City Manager, John C. Klimm

    04/22/2015The City of Aiken welcomes its seventh City Manager, John C. Klimm, who will be sworn in at the beginning of the regular City Council session on Monday, April 27, 2015. Klimm, 59, was unanimously chosen as Aiken’s new City Manager by Aiken City Council after a thorough six-month search....

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  1. Thursday Night Market in the Alley is Back!

    05/29/2015We’re back for year two of the Thursday Night Market in the Alley! The market will be open in the Alley (between Laurens Street and Newberry Street) June 4th-August 13th from 5:00-7:30 p.m. with live music, SC grown produce, downtown businesses, and food vendors. The City of Aiken and Aiken...
  2. One Percent Hospitality Tax Arrives June 1, 2015

    05/26/2015The much-debated one percent hospitality tax passed by City Council on May 11, goes into effect June 1, and the proceeds of the first month’s taxes are due to the City Finance Department by July 20. According to City of Aiken Business License Administrator Nathan Campbell, the hospitality tax is...
  3. Swimming Lessons and Open Swim

    05/21/2015The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation, and Tourism is pleased to announce the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center Pool will be offering American Red Cross swimming lessons for the 2015 Summer. Registration for American Red Cross swimming lessons, offered to infants, children, adults, and persons with disabilities, has begun at Smith-Hazel Recreation...

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