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Take a Hip Trip to Athens!

You may know Athens, Georgia as home to R.E.M. and the B-52s, the city Rolling Stone named "#1 College Music Scene in America."

You may know it for the University of Georgia and Georgia Bulldogs, the "Classic City of the South" where rich tradition at the heart of a hip college town creates a culture unlike any other.

Nestled below the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Atlanta, Athens is a harmony of old and new: wedding-perfect Antebellum architecture, contemporary art and eclectic nightlife, a Victorian-era downtown teeming with funky shops and one of the South's most progressive culinary scenes.

Whether you're after a romantic getaway, a unique meeting destination or a quick trip from Atlanta, find what you've been missing in Athens, Georgia.

Featured Events

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Commemorate Memorial Day at Memorial Park!

MAY
25
2015
The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department will host the annual Memorial Day in Memorial Park on Monday,… MORE

Winemaker Dinner

MAY
26
2015
The second installment of The Pine's Winemaker Dinner Series brings Jeff Bundschu of Gundlach Bundschu to Athens. … MORE

Comedy: T.J. Miller (of HBO's SILICON VALLEY)

MAY
28
2015
Grab a friend and come to 40 Watt Club to see Comedian T.J. Miller of HBO's Silicon Valley! MORE

Greek Wines with Southern Fare

MAY
29
2015
  This is a tasting of indigenous varietals paired with classic Georgia cuisine catered by Last Resort… MORE

46th Annual Preservation Awards Ceremony

JUN
1
2015
The Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation invites the public to attend the 46th Annual Historic Preservation Awards… MORE

Snake Day, 35th Annual

JUN
6
2015
The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department will host Snake Day on Saturday, June 6 from noon to 4:00 p.m. at… MORE

Hot Corner Celebration and Soul Food Feast

JUN
12
2015
The Hot Corner Celebration returns for its 15th year.  This festival celebrates the traditional center of… MORE

June Supper Club at home.made from scratch

JUN
19
2015
Supper Club is a private dining experience held in the beautiful converted storefront of the award winning home.made… MORE

6th Annual Laughfest: The Official Athfest Comedy Showcase with Caleb Synan

JUN
24
2015
Caleb Synan’s act is a deceptively smart blend of Southern charm and razor sharp wit. His instant likability and… MORE

AthFest Music and Arts Festival, 19th Annual

JUN
26
2015
The AthFest Music and Arts Festival takes place Friday, June 26th from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, June 27th from… MORE

Classic City American Music Festival, 7th Annual

JUL
4
2015
Check back for details! This yearly festival brings the best of bluegrass, Americana and folk music to Athens and… MORE

Family Day: Puppetry Play

JUL
18
2015
Families are invited to check out paintings, puppets and works on paper by artist Ralph Chessé, then create… MORE

Sprockets Music Video Festival

JUL
24
2015
Film Athens presents the Sprockets Music Video Festival featuring in competition music videos from Georgia and around… MORE

Classic City BBQ Festival

AUG
14
2015
The 3rd Annual Classic City BBQ Festival will be held August 14-15, 2015, at The Classic Center in downtown Athens. … MORE

 

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