During First Friday in downtown Augusta, people dressed as zombies will roam Riverwalk Augusta and nearby streets. The fourth annual Zombie Walk begins at the Eighth Street bulkhead at Riverwalk around sunset.
Art enthusiasts can browse Broad Street galleries during First Friday or special galleries for the Westobou Festival which continues through Sunday.
THE COLOR RUN
A new addition to Westobou is The Color Run, an untimed 5K run at 9 a.m. Saturday. Runners begin the race dressed in all white and have colored paints tossed at them at each kilometer as music plays.
At Fort Gordon’s Barton Field, the Oktoberfest continues through Sunday. The German festival features carnival rides, beer and German food, music and dancers.
In Aiken, St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic School, 118 York St. SE, will hold the 25th annual Chocolate Festival. It runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The festival will feature lots of chocolate plus carnival rides, a silent auction and plant, used books and DVD sales.
OLIVER HARDY FESTIVAL
The Oliver Hardy Festival is also celebrating its 25th annual event on Saturday in Harlem, the birthplace of Hardy from the famous comedy duo Laurel and Hardy.
The festival includes more than 350 crafts, food and novelty vendors and a Oliver Hardy look-alike contest.