Fire Over Aiken will return to the Western Carolina State Fairgrounds this summer, providing a night of fireworks and fun for the whole family.

The event – which will feature a Kids Talent Show, cornhole tournament and carnival rides – will take place Saturday, June 22. Gates will open at 5 p.m. and admission and parking are free.

Pre-registration is required for the Kids Talent Show, and the deadline to register is Friday, June 7. To register, call Diane Daniell at the Aiken Standard at 803-644-2369.

Fire Over Aiken is organized by Atlantic Broadband.

“We are honored to present the Fire Over Aiken fireworks show this year and in years past,” said Debbie Eblen, vice president and general manager of Atlantic Broadband, South Carolina. “This event brings together the community we serve, and we look forward to seeing all the attendees that will come out to enjoy the festivities.”

There will be carnival rides like Way Out Swings and the Whirly Bird Ride, food and craft vendors, home and garden exhibits, and live music by Anybody's Guess and Under the Sonar.

The cornhole tournament will kick off at 6 p.m. The tournament is $20 per person to enter. Two-person teams will compete for cash prizes, which will be awarded to the top three teams. Registration will take place from 5 to 5:45 p.m. before the tournament. 

The Kids Talent Show will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. The talent show will allow elementary, middle and high school students 18 years or younger to show off their talents and compete for cash prizes. 

Rides at Fire Over Aiken are kid-friendly, for children 12 and younger. Unlimited-ride arm bands are $20 and can be purchased at Atlantic Broadband, the Aiken Standard or Allstar Tents and Events.

The event will end with a large fireworks display, which will begin around 9:15 p.m.

For more information, email or call Melinda Caldwell at the Aiken Standard at 803-644-2362.

Want to go?

What: Fire Over Aiken

When: Saturday, June 22, from 5 to 10 p.m.

Where: Western Carolina State Fairgrounds, located at 561 May Royal Drive

Kristina Rackley is a general assignment reporter with the Aiken Standard.