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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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Farmers Table Supper Series: Diamond Hills Farm

JUL
24
2014
  One of chef Whitney Otawka's guiding principles in the kitchen is to cook with the finest ingredients she can… MORE

Meat and Three: Athens Food Scene Then and Now

JUL
24
2014
With so many great restaurants to choose from, it's easy to see why Athens is known as a foodie town. Reminisce about… MORE

Museum Mix at Georgia Musuem of Art

JUL
24
2014
Museum Mix is a late-night art party at which Michael Lachowski, public relations coordinator for the museum and a… MORE

Kinchafoonee Cowboys

JUL
25
2014
The Kinchafoonee Cowboys began in December, 1991 in a pecan orchard in Terrell County, GA. The band's name comes from… MORE

2nd Annual Mulherin Foundation Glow & Go Aquathlon

JUL
26
2014
This family-friendly swim/run event is designed to accommodate multi-race enthusiasts and active families looking for… MORE

Supper Club at home.made from scratch

JUL
26
2014
Supper Club is a private dining experience held in the beautiful converted storefront of the award winning home.made… MORE

Meet Edan Lepucki, Author of CALIFORNIA

JUL
27
2014
Avid Bookshop presents author Edan Lepucki in celebration of her first novel, California. This event will be on… MORE

Cosmic Charlie: Jerry Garcia's Birthday Show

AUG
1
2014
Cosmic Charlie was born in the musical Mecca of Athens, Georgia. From its summer 1999 inception, the band has been… MORE

Athens Area Maternity and Baby Fair, 17th Annual

AUG
2
2014
The Athens Area Maternity and Baby Fair is a free, fun, family event for everyone with a baby/young child in their… MORE

Athens Brass Choir Concert

AUG
3
2014
The Athens Brass Choir returns to the Conservatory for an inspiring instrumental brass concert. Listen to marches,… MORE

Athens Celebrates Elephant Six: A city-wide series of exhibitions and…

AUG
6
2014
  Visitors to Athens have a lot to look forward to when many of our most beloved cultural venues coordinate to… MORE

Rabbit Box: My Brush With Death

AUG
13
2014
Rabbit Box is a storytelling collective for people in the Athens, GA area to tell their true-life stories for the… MORE

Classic City BBQ Festival

AUG
15
2014
Tickets are on sale now for the second annual Classic City BBQ Festival Aug. 15-16 at The Classic Center in downtown… MORE

T. Graham Brown in Concert

AUG
15
2014
Singer-songwriter T. Graham Brown will perform at The Classic Center Theatre Friday, August 15, at 8 p.m. as part of… MORE

Gov't Mule

AUG
21
2014
Few bands have a reputation for making music as consistently honest, organic and daring as Gov't Mule. Now the… MORE

Third Thursday for Visual Art in Athens

AUG
21
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. Greenville Derby Dames

AUG
23
2014
The Classic City Rollergirls will host the Greenville Derby Dames at The Classic Center Arena on Saturday, August 23,… MORE

Indie South Fair's Back to Cool Market 2014

AUG
23
2014
Indie South Fair provides a venue for artists to directly connect with the community by sharing their techniques and… MORE

Run or Dye 5k

AUG
23
2014
Are You Ready, Athens? The World's Most Colorful 5K Is Headed Your Way! Run or Dye, the world's most colorful 5K, is… MORE

Sunflower Music Series: Grogus with Steve Dancz

AUG
26
2014
The State Botanical Garden has a great line-up of musicians to perform for our popular annual Sunflower Music Series… MORE

Meet Author Chelsea Cain

AUG
28
2014
Avid Bookshop presents author Chelsea Cain in celebration of her new book, One Kick. This event will be on Thursday,… MORE

Umphrey’s McGee

AUG
29
2014
Umphrey's McGee will perform at The Classic Center Theatre Friday, Aug. 29 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Wednesday,… MORE

UGA Football vs. Clemson

AUG
30
2014
The Georgia Bulldogs take on Clemson in their first home game of the 2014 season. The entire town takes on a… MORE

Farmers Table Supper Series: Darby Farms

SEP
4
2014
Cinco y Diez launches their monthly supper series featuring local producers next Thursday. One of chef Whitney… MORE

Volleyball: Bulldog Invitational

SEP
5
2014
The Georgia Bulldogs host the Bulldog Invitational to open the 2014 season. For last-minute hotel rooms, parking… MORE

22nd Annual Insectival

SEP
13
2014
Join Garden staff and volunteers for this creepy, crawly, and definitely fun Family Festival.   … MORE

UGA Miracle Presents Chase Rice

SEP
17
2014
Singer/songwriter Chase Rice has a series of accomplishments that others merely contemplate – he’s been… MORE

UGA Football vs. Troy

SEP
20
2014
The Georgia Bulldogs take on Troy in their second home game of the 2014 season. The entire town takes on a… MORE

Garrison Keillor

SEP
24
2014
Garrison Keillor is a national treasure and a master storyteller. A Prairie Home Companion, his popular radio variety… MORE

UGA Football vs. Tennessee

SEP
27
2014
The Georgia Bulldogs take on Tennessee in their third home game of the 2014 season. The entire town takes on a… MORE

Sunflower Music Series: Klezmer Local 42 with Mary Sigalas

SEP
30
2014
The State Botanical Garden has a great line-up of musicians to perform for our popular annual Sunflower Music Series… MORE

Broken Bells with Hamilton Leithauser

OCT
1
2014
Broken Bells, the musical partnership comprised of Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) and James Mercer, are proud to announce… MORE

UGA Football vs. Vanderbilt

OCT
4
2014
The Georgia Bulldogs take on Vanderbilt in their fourth home game of the 2014 season. The entire town takes on a… MORE

The Attacca Quartet: The Payne Memorial Concert

OCT
5
2014
The Attacca Quartet was formed by four students at New York City’s Juilliard School in 2003 and made its… MORE

Juilliard String Quartet

OCT
7
2014
Founded in 1946, the Juilliard String Quartet maintains the credo of its founders to “play new works as if they… MORE

Rabbit Box: Bewitched

OCT
8
2014
Rabbit Box is a storytelling collective for people in the Athens, GA area to tell their true-life stories for the… MORE

30th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival

OCT
11
2014
More information coming soon! Everyone is welcome to attend this family-friendly Athens fall tradition co-sponsored… MORE

Athens-To-Atlanta Road Skate, 33rd Annual

OCT
12
2014
With 30 years of tradition, Athens to Atlanta (A2A) is the oldest and most famous road skate in America. Starting in… MORE

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

OCT
12
2014
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra returns to Hodgson Concert Hall with Donald Runnicles,the orchestra's principal guest… MORE

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet

OCT
15
2014
Founded in 1988, the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet was the first permanently established wind quintet in the famous… MORE

AthFest Half Marathon

OCT
19
2014
The 5th annual AthHalf combines our city's love of music and art with its vibrantly enthusiastic health community to… MORE

Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour

OCT
21
2014
Alton Brown, "Iron Chef" host and renowned television personality is taking his brand of quirky humor and… MORE

Paul Huang on the Violin

OCT
21
2014
Hailed by The Washington Post as “an artist with the goods for a significant career,” and praised by The… MORE

 

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