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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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Col. Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit

AUG
8
2015
  With the daring, iconoclastic Hampton at the helm, the Aquarium Rescue Unit played a seminal role in… MORE

Classic City BBQ Festival

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

UGA Women's Soccer vs. Furman University

AUG
15
2015
  Come watch the Lady Dawgs as they work to return to the NCAA Tournament. The team is a promising one to watch… MORE

Abbey Road LIVE! "Family Matinee" Beatles Tribute

AUG
22
2015
  Experience the magic of the Beatles LIVE in concert. On Saturday August 22nd at The Foundry, Abbey Road LIVE!… MORE

Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters

AUG
25
2015
Teddy Andreadis, J.D. Andrew, Brad Davis and Billy Bob “Bud” Thornton make up “The… MORE

UGA Volleyball vs. Wofford

AUG
28
2015
Come support the UGA Volleyball team as they play their first game of the 2015-16 season! MORE

Project Safe's Groovy Nights Battle of Decades

AUG
29
2015
  LET THE BATTLE BEGIN!!! ’70s Vs. ’80s at 40 Watt on Saturday, Aug. 29th, 2015 at 8pm! Groovy… MORE

Museum Mix

SEP
1
2015
The museum’s thrice-annual late-night art party features a DJ, free refreshments and all the galleries open… MORE

UGA Volleyball vs. Georgia Tech

SEP
4
2015
  Come see the UGA Volleyball Team play in the Georgia Challenge, a two-day tournament that includes only teams… MORE

UGA Women's Soccer vs. Clemson

SEP
4
2015
  Come watch the Lady Dawgs as they work to return to the NCAA Tournament. The team is a promising one to watch… MORE

UGA Football vs. La. Monroe

SEP
5
2015
The Bulldogs will open the season with a nonconference game against Lousiana-Monroe! The entire town takes on a… MORE

UGA Hockey: Georgia Ice Dawgs vs. Auburn

SEP
8
2015
Come cheer on the Ice Dawgs as the open up their season at home against Auburn on Tuesday, September 8. Season… MORE

UGA Hockey: Georgia Ice Dawgs vs. Florida

SEP
11
2015
Come cheer on the Ice Dawgs as they face bitter rival Florida on Friday, September 11. Season tickets are now on… MORE

Georgia Theatre presents: Best Coast

SEP
12
2015
Grab some friends and come out to 40 Watt to enjoy Best Coast as they perform their fresh new album California Nights.… MORE

Indie South Fair: Back to Cool Market

SEP
12
2015
Indie South Fair provides a venue for artists to directly connect with the community by sharing their techniques and… MORE

UGA Football vs. South Carolina

SEP
19
2015
The Georgia Bulldogs take on South Carolina in their second home game of the 2015 season. The entire town takes on a… MORE

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra with Atlanta Symphony Chorus

SEP
20
2015
For the 20th season opening concert, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra joins with the 200-voice Atlanta Symphony… MORE

Broadway Entertainment Series: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

SEP
21
2015
  "Disney's Beauty and the Beast," the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is… MORE

UGA Football vs. Southern

SEP
26
2015
The Georgia Bulldogs take on Southern in their third home game of the 2015 season. The entire town takes on a… MORE

Father John Misty

SEP
30
2015
Father John Misty is an American folk singer-songwriter, guitarist, and drummer. Maintaining a steady output of solo… MORE

UGA Hockey: Georgia Ice Dawgs vs. Kennesaw State

OCT
1
2015
  Come cheer on the Ice Dawgs as they face off against Kennesaw State at home on Thursday, October 1. Season… MORE

UGA Football vs. Alabama

OCT
3
2015
Alabama will make its first visit to Sanford Stadium since 2008! The Bulldogs take on the Crimson Tide in their… MORE

31st Annual North Georgia Folk Festival

OCT
10
2015
The Athens Folk Music and Dance Society invites you to celebrate the 31st Annual North Georgia Folk Festival, on… MORE

Jittery Joe's Ride, Rock, & Run: To Build 84th Home!

OCT
10
2015
  This year Habitat for Humanity is expanding their annual Jittery Joe's Fall Classic Century event into a… MORE

UGA Volleyball vs. South Carolina

OCT
14
2015
  Watch the Bulldogs take on the Gamecocks in this conference event! MORE

UGA Football vs. Missouri

OCT
17
2015
The Georgia Bulldogs take on Missouri in their fifth home game of the 2015 season. The entire town takes on a… MORE

AthHalf: AthHalf's Health and Fitness Expo and Half Marathon

OCT
24
2015
The 6th annual AthHalf combines our city's love of music and art with its vibrantly enthusiastic health community to… MORE

Harvest Moon Dinner

OCT
24
2015
The Harvest Moon Dinner was created as an intimate dinner to support the mission of ALT and celebrate the landscapes… MORE

Terrapin's Hop Harvest Festival

OCT
24
2015
Pull out your calendars and make a big green X on Saturday, October 24, 2015 for the 6th Annual Hop Harvest Festival… MORE

Wild Rumpus Halloween Parade

OCT
31
2015
The vision of The Wild Rumpus is to provide an organized avenue for the massive array of Athens creativity which… MORE

 

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