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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.

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Athens Wine Weekend

JAN
31
2015
Named a Top 20 event for January 2015 by the Southeast Tourism Society!   Tickets are now on sale for the… MORE

Classic City Rollergirls Green v. Black Bout

JAN
31
2015
Join the Classic City Rollergirls for the third annual Green vs. Black Season Opener! This exhibition bouts pits CCRG… MORE

Get Your Pucci On

JAN
31
2015
The after-dinner party of GMOA's biennial Elegant Salute fundraiser consists of dessert and drinks and dancing to DJs… MORE

The JIM WHITE vs.THE PACKWAY HANDLE BAND CD Release Party

JAN
31
2015
Jim White and Packway Handle Band have joined forces to form Jim White vs. The Packway Handle Band. They will be… MORE

Annual College Football Signing Day Celebration

FEB
4
2015
 Join the Original Signing Day enthusist for Buffalo's Cafe annual NCAA Football signing day event! Special… MORE

An Evening With Leon Russell

FEB
5
2015
Leon Russell is a legendary musician and songwriter from Tulsa, Oklahoma who has been performing his gospel-infused… MORE

Chanticleer

FEB
5
2015
The New Yorker magazine called Chanticleer "the world's reigning male chorus." Now in its fourth decade,… MORE

Handmade Lovers Valentine's Day Celebration

FEB
7
2015
Treat yourself this Valentine's Day at Indie South Fair's Handmade Lovers Valentine's Day Celebration featuring local… MORE

Dancing Pros Live

FEB
10
2015
The world's finest dancers will battle it out live in Dancing Pros: Live! and the audience will choose the winner!… MORE

Single Awareness Night

FEB
12
2015
Heart a little frozen this Valentine's Day season? Valentine's not your favorite holiday? Come to Heirloom and mingle… MORE

UGA Baseball vs. Eastern Illinois

FEB
13
2015
Come cheer on the UGA baseball team in their first game at home against Eastern Illinois. Game 1: 5:00 p.m. on… MORE

Valentine's Day at Ciné

FEB
13
2015
 Stay tuned for more details on a special Valentine's weekend event at Ciné! MORE

Athens African-American History Tour with Rosa Thurmond

FEB
14
2015
In celebration of Black History Month, Classic City Tours will host its Athens African-American History Tour with Rosa… MORE

Saturday Morning Club: UGA Theatre

FEB
14
2015
Launched in 2013, the Saturday Morning Club features UGA student performers and is designed for children ages four… MORE

Valentine's Day Dinner & Evening with Francine Reed and Java Monkey

FEB
14
2015
Grab your sweetie for a romance-filled, "one night only" annual Valentine's Day performance with Francine… MORE

Valentine's Day Supper Club at home.made from scratch

FEB
14
2015
Supper Club is a private dining experience held in the beautiful converted storefront of the award winning home.made… MORE

Zero Gravity: Pro BMX & Skateboard Stunt Show

FEB
15
2015
Zero Gravity, a professional BMX and skateboard stunt show, is coming to The Classic Center Arena on Sunday, Feb. 15… MORE

Empty Bowl Luncheon benefiting Food Bank of Northeast Georgia

FEB
18
2015
The Empty Bowl Luncheon benefits the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. This simple, but important, event helps raise… MORE

Movie Night at the Library Featuring The Purple Rose of Cairo

FEB
19
2015
On Feb. 19, join us to view Woody Allen’s charming anti-romance, The Purple Rose of Cairo, at “Movie… MORE

U.S. Navy Concert Band

FEB
19
2015
Free tickets to the Feb. 19 U.S. Navy Concert Band performance are available now at The Classic Center Theatre box… MORE

Artists in Residence Series: Architect Lori Bork Newcomer

FEB
21
2015
WUGA's featured Artist in Residence for February is architect Lori Bork Newcomer. The series highlights the many fine… MORE

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

FEB
22
2015
Conductor Robert Spano returns to Hodgson Hall with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for a concert of nineteenth… MORE

Taste of Athens, 21st Annual

FEB
22
2015
Wine and dine for a great cause at A Taste of Athens at The Classic Center. Sample over 50 local restaurants, wine and… MORE

ARCO Chamber Orchestra

FEB
23
2015
Established by Levon Ambartsumian during his years as professor of violin at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, the… MORE

Mnozil Brass

FEB
24
2015
The first official outing for Mnozil Brass was before a small circle of friends in Vienna in 1993. At the time, no one… MORE

UGA Women's Tennis vs. LSU

FEB
27
2015
Come show your Bulldawg spirit and watch the Lady Dawgs take on the Tigers! MORE

Visions from Cape Breton and Beyond: A Celtic Family Celebration

MAR
5
2015
Cape Breton fiddler Natalie MacMaster is joined by husband Donnell Leahy and their children for a new show… MORE

3rd Annual Athens Hip Hop Awards

MAR
7
2015
 3rd Annual Athens Hip Awards 2015 have been rescheduled for Saturday, March 7, 2015. Confirmed acts includes:… MORE

Athens Kids Expo

MAR
7
2015
This is the ultimate family event benefiting Wee Read, a program of United Way of Northeast Georgia. Your admission… MORE

2015 AthCon

MAR
14
2015
Two gaming tournaments will take place during AthCon 2015 for separate costs. For more information, visit… MORE

Athens Jewish Film Festival

MAR
14
2015
More information coming soon!   MORE

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

MAR
22
2015
Portuguese conductor Jacomo Bairos and guitarist Miloš join the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for an appealing… MORE

Andrew Tyson on Piano

MAR
24
2015
Praised by The New York Times for his “passion and poetry,” pianist Andrew Tyson is emerging as a… MORE

Slingshot Athens Music and Arts Festival

MAR
26
2015
ATHENS SLINGSHOT, the showcase for music and innovative art in Athens, GA, returns for its third year. Spread over… MORE

Saturday Morning Club: UGA Dance

MAR
28
2015
Launched in 2013, the Saturday Morning Club features UGA student performers and is designed for children ages four… MORE

Athens Symphony Spring Concert

MAR
29
2015
Free tickets to the Athens Symphony Spring Concert on Sunday, March 29 will be distributed at The Classic Center… MORE

Kodo: One Earth Tour

MAR
29
2015
Since bursting onto the world scene in 1981, Kodo has entertained audiences around the globe with appearances in… MORE

Vadym Kholodenko on the Piano

MAR
31
2015
Every four years, the most talented pianists from the around the world come to Ft. Worth, TX, to compete for the Gold… MORE

Christina and Michelle Naughton

APR
7
2015
Christina and Michelle Naughton have been hailed by the San Francisco Examiner for their "stellar… MORE

The Mavericks & Sam Bush

APR
9
2015
Grammy award-winners The Mavericks and Sam Bush will co-headline a concert at The Classic Center Theatre on Thursday,… MORE

FLUKE Mini-Comics Festival, 14th Annual

APR
11
2015
FLUKE is a mini-comic festival that has been organized by Athens-area comic artists, underground publishers and their… MORE

G Day: UGA Spring Football Game

APR
11
2015
Georgia Football is back in action! Come get a preview of the great things that lay ahead for the 2015 Bulldogs! The… MORE

Plantapalooza! Combined Spring Plant Sales

APR
11
2015
  Participants will find a vast assortment of plants at each sale and have access to experts to help select… MORE

UGA International Street Festival

APR
11
2015
The 2015 UGA International Street Festival celebrates its 17th year providing cultural displays, traditional costumes,… MORE

Classic City Brew Fest, 20th Annual

APR
12
2015
For 20 years, the Classic City Brew Fest has been known as one of the Southeast's most enjoyable craft beer… MORE

Dancing with the Athens Stars

APR
18
2015
Dancing with the Athens Stars has entertained thousands of people and generated more than $325,000 since it began in… MORE

Piedmont Gardeners' Garden Tour, 22nd Annual

APR
18
2015
The Piedmont Gardeners' 22nd Annual Garden tour features five local private gardens. Admission to the self-guided tour… MORE

Saturday Morning Club: UGA Symphony Orchestra

APR
18
2015
Launched in 2013, the Saturday Morning Club features UGA student performers and is designed for children ages four… MORE

Jupiter String Quartet

APR
20
2015
The Jupiter String Quartet is a particularly intimate group, consisting of violinists Nelson Lee and Megan Freivogel,… MORE

RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles

APR
21
2015
RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles is a live multi-media spectacular that takes you on a musical journey through the life… MORE

Twilight Criterium

APR
24
2015
The 36th Annual Athens Twilight Criterium in downtown Athens is a professional cycling event and festival, tailored to… MORE

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: The Arch Chamber Music Festival

APR
25
2015
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is America’s premier repertory company for chamber music. The annual… MORE

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: The Arch Chamber Music Festival

APR
26
2015
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is America’s premier repertory company for chamber music. The annual… MORE

Athens Symphony Pops Concert

MAY
1
2015
The Athens Symphony will present its annual Pops Concert May 1 and 2 at The Classic Center Grand Hall. Admission is… MORE

 

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