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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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Friends of 5&10 Supper Series

APR
16
2014
 5&10 tries to honor their local sphere every day, an effort that is reflected in menu items like their… MORE

Third Thursday for Visual Art in Athens

APR
17
2014
Third Thursday is a monthly event when art can be viewed in the evening hours on the third Thursday of the month at… MORE

Classic City Rollergirls vs. Chattanooga Rollergirls

APR
19
2014
Come out and watch your favorite rollergirls in the first bout of the season: Classic City Rollergirls vs. Chattanooga… MORE

Easter Egg Hunts and Breakfast with the Bunny

APR
19
2014
Easter Egg Hunt Young Harris United Methodist Church is hosting an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April12, 2014,… MORE

FLUKE Mini-Comics Festival, 13th Annual

APR
19
2014
FLUKE is a mini-comic festival that has been organized by Athens-area comic artists, underground publishers and their… MORE

The Piedmont Gardeners' Garden Tour, 21st Annual

APR
19
2014
The Piedmont Gardeners' 21st Annual Garden tour features five inspiring private gardens in the East Athens Area.… MORE

Athens Chefs Dinner

APR
21
2014
5&10 executive chef Jason Zygmont is organizing an Athens Chefs Dinner with notable chefs from Athens.… MORE

Seven Handle Circus

APR
22
2014
Formed in 2010, Seven Handle Circus is a six-piece Atlanta band that has been critically acclaimed as “rowdy… MORE

Athens Small Business Summit

APR
24
2014
The Athens Small Business Summit is a must-attend event for businesses of all sizes and ages. On Thursday, April 24… MORE

Packway Handle Band

APR
25
2014
It all started in Athens, Georgia in 2001 during a most peculiar spell when 5 or 6 bluegrass bands circulated the… MORE

Twilight Criterium

APR
25
2014
The 35th annual Athens Twilight weekend is a professional cycling event and festival fun for fans, families, and… MORE

Saturday Morning Club: UGA Hodgson Singers and Friends

APR
26
2014
The University of Georgia Performing Arts Center has created a new family concert series called the Saturday Morning… MORE

Double Dollars Dinner at The National

APR
27
2014
Chef Peter Dale is cooking a special dinner for the Athens Land Trust to support healthy affordable food for all. Grab… MORE

The Addams Family

APR
30
2014
"The Addams Family" is a smash-hit musical comedy that brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia,… MORE

Athens Human Rights Festival

MAY
3
2014
The Annual Athens Human Rights Festival is a springtime political and cultural tradition in Athens. The festival… MORE

Indie South Fair's Springtacular 2014

MAY
3
2014
Indie South Fair presents their 7th annual Springtacular featuring 75 artists and crafters, plus food trucks,… MORE

Theatre Revival Tour: Festival and Francine Reed Concert

MAY
3
2014
The Fox Theatre Institute's (FTI) second annual Theatre Revival Tour showcases Georgia’s historic theatres and… MORE

Friends of 5&10 Supper Series

MAY
7
2014
 5&10 tries to honor their local sphere every day, an effort that is reflected in menu items like their… MORE

Guided Trail Hikes at Sandy Creek Nature Center

MAY
7
2014
The Athens-Clarke County Department of Leisure Services will present "Guided Trail Hikes" on Wednesdays,… MORE

Meet Author Cassandra King

MAY
20
2014
Avid Bookshop presents Cassandra King in celebration of her new book Same Sweet Girls Guide to Life. This event will… MORE

Running With the Dawgs 5K, 11th Annual

MAY
26
2014
Come celebrate Memorial Day in Athens, GA with the 11th Annual Running with the DAWGS 5K. The start/finish is located… MORE

Classic City Rollergirls vs. Charlotte Rollergirls: B-Dazzlers

MAY
31
2014
Come out and watch your favorite rollergirls in the first bout of the season: Classic City Rollergirls vs. Charlotte… MORE

Violinist Joshua Bell in concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

JUN
1
2014
The UGA Performing Arts Center has rescheduled the Joshua Bell recital that was postponed because of the winter storm.… MORE

Snake Day, 33rd Annual

JUN
7
2014
This popular annual event features a fun-filled afternoon exploring the misunderstood world of snakes! Attendees will… MORE

6th Annual Shakespeare on the Lawn: TWELFTH NIGHT

JUN
11
2014
Calling all Thespians! The Rose of Athens Theatre Company will be returning to Ashford Manor for its Shakespeare on… MORE

AthFest Music and Arts Festival, 18th Annual

JUN
18
2014
Experience 200 bands on outdoor stages and in Athens' renowned clubs. Original music, art, local film screenings,… MORE

 

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