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Full Moon Hike in Athens

Come see the garden come alive at night this spring! Each hike will focus on a different topic such as the moon, constellations, or nocturnal creatures. Be prepared to hike up to two miles on the wooded trails and in the garden. Bring family and friends of all ages along to enjoy the mysterious world of nature at night!

When:

  • Thur. June 28- Full Moon Hike: Strawberry Moon
  • Fri. July 27- Full Moon Hike: Buck Moon
  • Sun. August 26- Full Moon Hike: Sturgeon Moon

Pre-registration is required.

Learn More: https://www.visitathensga.com/event/full-moon-hike/14623/

 

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ATHFEST Music and Arts Festival 2018 in Athens

The AthFest Music and Arts Festival takes place in historic downtown Athens, GA, showcasing more than 100 bands on three free outdoors stages and a Club Crawl Friday and Saturday nights spanning 14 Athens music venues. The festival includes an artist market, KidsFest, and food and drink vendors. The annual festival is a fundraiser for AthFest Educates, which supports local music and arts education for youth in the Athens area.

NAMED A TOP 20 EVENT BY THE SOUTHEAST TOURISM SOCIETY, and one of the Top 10 Summer Music Festivals by Livability.com!

Affiliate events start June 20th, including LaughFest and the Flagpole Music Awards.

All performances on the outdoor stages are open to all ages and many are FREE of charge to the public. Indoor performances and Club Crawl Tickets are available for purchase. The festival showcases the best talent in our area, and generates huge awareness for the nonprofit, AthFest Educates, and its mission to provide much needed funding to support music and arts education for youth.

June 22, 2018 - June 24, 2018
Recurring daily
Location: AthFest
Downtown Athens Athens, GA
Price: Outdoor stages FREE
Time: All weekend long!

Learn More: https://www.visitathensga.com/event/athfest-music-and-arts-festival-2018/18660/

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Jazz Athens Ga(Jaga)‘S Monthly Vinyl & Social Night in Athens

Come join us at The Old Pal for our monthly Vinyl night, the 1st Tuesday of every month. Each time, a member of Jazz Athens GA plays you their favorite records from their collection. So grab a drink, hang with fellow music lovers, and listen to some great music.

March 6, 2018 - May 1, 2018
Recurring monthly on the 1st Tuesday6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: The Old Pal
1320 Prince Ave. Athens, GA
Phone: (706) 340-9334
Price: Free


Learn More: https://www.visitathensga.com/event/jazz-athens-ga-(jaga)s-monthly-vinyl-%26-social-night/21021/

 

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Athens Beer Week

April 3, 2017 - April 9, 2017

An exciting week of spring beer events in the beautiful college town of Athens, Georgia, USA. Come out and support local craft beer! See below for the full calendar of events that culminates with Classic City Brew Fest! Twitter hashtag: #ATHBW

Learn more: http://classiccitybrew.com/abw.html

 

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Athens Welcome Center

Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday noon - 5 p.m.
280 E. Dougherty St.
Athens GA 30601

Get the most out of your visit to Athens! Make the Athens Welcome Center your first stop for brochures, maps, expert advice; plus guided, self-guided, or audio tours of Athens. The Athens Welcome Center is located in the historic Church-Waddel-Brumby House, ca. 1820, which is believed to be the oldest surviving residence in Athens. Its rescue from demolition and restoration in the early 1970s as a welcome center sparked the historic movement in Athens. The Federal-Style house museum and welcome center has undergone a recent restoration that features authentic period decor and furnishings.

Learn more: https://www.visitathensga.com/listings/classic-city-tours/637/

 

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3rd Wednesday Wine Tasting in Athens

Febuary 1, 2017
The Pine
1235 S. Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA

The Pine's friends from Five Points Bottle Shop will be on hand with five wines to taste with snacks, and wine knowledge for those wanting to learn!

Learn more: https://www.visitathensga.com/event/3rd-wednesday-wine-tasting/17550/

 

 

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Sunflower Concert Series: Arvin Scott with Marti Winkler in Athens

The State Botanical Garden at the University of Georgia will host four performances during its Sunflower Concert Series. Held Tuesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. in June, July, August and September, these outdoor concerts in the Flower Garden offer an eclectic mix of music.

Sept. 29: Arvin Scott with Marti Winkler. Drummer/percussionist Scott, an Athens resident who is world renowned as a jazz musician, and his combo will deliver a jazz performance. Jazz singer Winkler will open the show.

Tickets are $15, $5 for children ages 6-12. Admission to each concert includes beverages and light snacks. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and picnic dinners. Lawn chairs are allowed on one designated level of the terraced Flower Garden. For information about the concert series or to purchase tickets, see http://www.botgarden.uga.edu or the Garden Gift Shop or call 706-542-9353.

The Sunflower Music Series is sponsored by Friends of the Garden, Northeast Sales Distributing Inc., Athens Coca-Cola, Musician's Warehouse and Flagpole.

Where: 2450 S. Milledge Ave., Athens, GA 30605

When: September 29, 2015 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Learn More: http://www.visitathensga.com/includes/events/index.cfm?action=displayDetail&eventid=17637

 

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Classic City BBQ Festival in Athens

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

Robert Randolph and the Family Band will perform live at The Classic Center Theatre on Friday, August 14 at 8 p.m. in conjunction with the Festival.

New this year: craft beer tasting and V.I.P. packages!

Visit ClassicCityBBQFest.com or call 706-357-4417 for more information on the festival.


Where:300 N. Thomas St., Athens, GA 30601

When: August 14, 2015 - August 15, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Learn More: http://www.visitathensga.com/includes/events/index.cfm?action=displayDetail&eventid=16657

 

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Classic City American Music Festival, 7th Annual in Athens

Foundry Entertainment & Yuengling present the 7th annual Classic City American Music Festival featuring Dom Flemons (founding member of Carolina Chocolate Drops), Grassland String Band, Little Country Giants, The Skillet Lickers, Art Rosenbaum & more.

There's almost nothing more American than fireworks on the Fourth of July. Other than that: 10+ bands, two stages, fried & grilled food, great drinks, BBQ, and American music all day comes in a close second! Join us on Saturday July 4th for our 7th annual CCAMF! An ALL AGES family friendly event - Music begins at 3pm.

Hotel room packages will be available shortly at http://www.GraduateAthens.com - more info coming soon......

Schedule:

3 - 3:30 p.m. Outdoor / Cortez Garza
3:30 - 4:15 p.m. Indoor / Art Rosenbaum
4:15 - 5 p.m. Outdoor / tba
5 - 6 p.m. Indoor / The Skillet Lickers
6 - 6:45 p.m. Outdoor / Adam Klein & The Wild Fires
6:45 - 7:45 p.m. Indoor / North Georgia Bluegrass Band
7:45 - 8:30 p.m. Outdoor / Norma Rae
8:30 - 10 p.m. Indoor / Dom Flemons (founding member of Carolina Chocolate Drops)
10 - 11 p.m. Outdoor / Little Country Giants
11 - 12:30a.m. Indoor / Grassland String Band

When: July 4, 2015

Where: 295 E. Dougherty St., Athens, GA 30601

Learn More: http://www.visitathensga.com/includes/events/index.cfm?action=displayDetail&eventid=15372

 

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AlanFest 2015 in Athens

Athens, Georgia welcomes back "AlanFest 2015, always carrying a smile!" AlanFest is a benefit concert series with all proceeds supporting the David Alan Lewis Memorial Scholarship in Landscape Architecture at the University of Georgia. Their goal is to share Alan's story, bring people together, and support a future landscape architect in Alan's memory.

With the support of the University of Georgia, Live Wire Athens (formerly New Earth Music Hall), Terrapin Brewery, the Georgia Theatre, and their sponsors we are excited to announce great acts including Dangermuffin, Moon Hooch, The Isaac Bramblett Band, The Fritz, and more local bands and musicians.

Additional festival attractions include the Friday Terrapin Beer Tour, the Saturday outdoor bazaar at Live Wire Athens with silent auction items and live performance art. The David Alan Lewis Foundation looks forward to another amazing year and the continued support of the community in Athens, Georgia.

When: April 3-4
Where: Live Wire Athens

Learn more: http://www.visitathensga.com/includes/events/index.cfm?action=displayDetail&eventid=17165

 

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