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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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Athens Comedy at The Foundry

Stand-up comic, actor, writer, director Pauly Shore tasted super-stardom in 1990 when his precedent-setting MTV show "Totally Pauly" hit the airwaves to major fan approval. The show ran for six years, leading him to television and film roles. In 1993, he wrote and starred in a one-hour HBO television special, Pauly Does Dallas, which drew in even more loyal fans. His first album, "The Future of America," was named Best Comedy Album by the college music journalists in 1991, while the National Association of Record Merchandisers nominated his second album, "Scraps from the Future," for a Best Sellers Award. Pauly has made several appearances in recent years as a recurring guest on Howard Stern's late-night show, as well as David Letterman's talk show. He tours the country with his stand-up comedy act.

295 E. Dougherty St.
Athens, GA 30601

March 04, 2015
8 p.m.

Learn More: http://www.visitathensga.com/includes/events/index.cfm?action=displayDetail&eventid=16613

 

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DaySpring Farms Dinner in Athens

Simone & Nathan Brett came to farming as a way to help ensure their future family would learn a way of living and eating that celebrates where their food comes from and the part that they play in the food systems. Join your friend at Heirloom in dining with them, hearing their story, and prepare to be inspired by them.

The dinner will be vegetarian and will be $45 for 3 courses plus a reception with an aperitif and passed hors d'oeuvres. Wine pairings will be available for an additional $15. Please call 706-354-7901 to reserve your spot.

September 16, 2014 6pm
Address:
Heirloom Café and Fresh Market
815 N. Chase St.
Athens, GA 30601

Admission: $45 for 3 courses + reception, apertif, passed hors d'oeuvres
reservations 706-354-7901

Learn more at: http://www.heirloomathens.com

 

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Bonny Doon Vineyard Winemaker BBQ in Athens

The original Rhone Ranger from California, Randall Grahm, will be in full force to taste his Rhone blends, along with a spread from Pulaski Heights BBQ.

August 16, 2014
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Shiraz Fine Wine and Gourmet
Address: 675 Pulaski St., Athens, GA 30601
Admission: $25 per person, reservations required
706-208-0010

Learn more at: http://www.visitathensga.com/includes/events/index.cfm?action=displayDetail&eventid=15821

 

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