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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.

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Cosmic Charlie & Mina Wegner

NOV
28
2014
Cosmic Charlie was born in the musical Mecca of Athens, Georgia. From its summer 1999 inception, the band has been… MORE

Historical UGA Football Tour : Vince Dooley: A Retrospective: 1954-1988

NOV
28
2014
A look at former University of Georgia head football Coach Vince Dooley's career opens Aug. 29 at the Richard B.… MORE

Southern Living Tailgate in Downtown Athens

NOV
29
2014
Come tailgate with Southern Living this Saturday, Nov. 29 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in front of The Classic Center's… MORE

UGA Football vs. Georgia Tech

NOV
29
2014
The Georgia Bulldogs take on arch rival Georgia Tech in their last home game of the 2014 season. The entire town… MORE

The Santaland Diaries: An *ADULTS-ONLY* Holiday FUNdraiser

DEC
3
2014
  Rose of Athens Theatre and Foundry Entertainment present The Santaland Diaries December 3 & 4, 2014 at… MORE

Downtown Parade of Lights

DEC
4
2014
Entries are now being accepted for the annual holiday Athens-Clarke County Downtown Parade of Lights scheduled for… MORE

Avid Poetry Series: Claudia Rankine and Lindsay Tigue

DEC
5
2014
The December installment of the Avid Poetry Series will take place on December 5, 2014, at Avid Bookshop featuring… MORE

Holiday Spirits Museum Mile Tour

DEC
6
2014
The Athens Historic House Museum Association presents its annual award-winning Holiday Spirits Tour, scheduled for… MORE

Indie South Fair: Holiday Hooray!

DEC
6
2014
Twice a year, Indie South Fair provides a venue for artists to directly connect with the community by sharing their… MORE

It's a Wonderful Ciné!

DEC
6
2014
Ciné presents a two day  celebration of the timeless holiday classic, It's a Wonderful Life! Screening… MORE

Athens Master Chorale Holiday Concert

DEC
7
2014
The Athens Master Chorale kicks off its 26th Anniversary Season with a Holiday Concert Sunday, December 7th, at 4:00… MORE

Bells on Bloomfield

DEC
7
2014
We are looking forward to another fabulous Heritage Holiday Gala. The Gala is our biggest fundraiser, and this year we… MORE

State Botanical Garden Holiday Open House

DEC
7
2014
 It's time to celebrate the holiday season and what better way to kick it off than at the State Botanical… MORE

The 5 Browns

DEC
8
2014
Ryan, Melody, Gregory, Deondra and Desirae Brown all attended New York’s Juilliard School, becoming the first… MORE

Tuba Christmas

DEC
10
2014
Calling all Tuba and Euphonium Players! You are invited to participate in the Tuba Christmas concert, a time-honored… MORE

Yuletide Musical Dinners by Athens Chamber Singers

DEC
11
2014
The annual holiday English Christmas Dinner event is "Winter Revels" and features the Athens Chamber… MORE

Bloodkin and Friends

DEC
12
2014
Bloodkin and Friends in Conjunction with the 5th annual Celebrate Wayne/Conquer SADS Memorial  Bloodkin’s… MORE

Athens Symphony Christmas Concert

DEC
13
2014
Complimentary holiday tickets to the Dec. 13 - 14 Athens Symphony Christmas Concerts will be distributed at The… MORE

Christmas at The Classic Center

DEC
13
2014
Celebrate the holiday season this year at The Classic Center in downtown Athens on Dec. 13-14 & Dec. 20-21.… MORE

Unsilent Night

DEC
19
2014
Unsilent Night is an ethereal, electronic soundscape played by the audience on boomboxes and other electronic devices… MORE

Rare Complete Performance of Handel's Messiah

DEC
20
2014
The UGA Performing Arts Center will present a rare complete performance of Handel's Messiah December 20 at 7 p.m. and… MORE

State Ballet Theatre of Russia: The Nutcracker

DEC
20
2014
Generations of children and "children at heart" have treasured this perennial favorite, the charming tale of… MORE

State Ballet Theatre of Russia: The Nutcracker

DEC
21
2014
Generations of children and "children at heart" have treasured this perennial favorite, the charming tale of… MORE

New Year's Eve at Graduate Athens & the Foundry

DEC
31
2014
DANCING IN THE STREET Make the smart choice this year and ring in 2015 with Graduate Athens and Motown legend… MORE

New Year's Eve at Hotel Indigo & The Rialto Room

DEC
31
2014
Celebrate the New Year with Hotel Indigo Athens! Indulge yourself with fabulous cocktails and dance to live music… MORE

New Year's Eve with Reptar

DEC
31
2014
Celebrate the last of the holidays with the four boys who make up Reptar at the award-winning 40 Watt Club. They… MORE

St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra

JAN
5
2015
Founded in 1967, the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra has drawn critical praise in concerts in more than a… MORE

2015 Green Life Expo

JAN
10
2015
The 2015 Green Life Expo will feature dozens of exhibitors with a variety of products and services for businesses and… MORE

State Ballet Theatre of Russia: Swan Lake

JAN
13
2015
Set to a score filled with some of Tchaikovsky's most beautiful music, Swan Lake is one of the most popular of all… MORE

Wellington International Ukelele Orchestra

JAN
15
2015
Critically acclaimed as “New Zealand’s hottest music/comedy ensemble,” the Wellington International… MORE

RESCHEDULED: Martina McBride: Everlasting Tour

JAN
17
2015
The Martina McBride performance originally scheduled for Friday, October 24, 2014 has been postponed and been… MORE

Flashdance, The Musical

JAN
18
2015
The pop culture phenomenon of Flashdance is now live on stage. With electrifying dance at its core, Flashdance, The… MORE

Urban Bush Women

JAN
23
2015
Urban Bush Women was founded in 1984 by choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar to bring the untold stories of… MORE

Urban Bush Women

JAN
24
2015
Urban Bush Women was founded in 1984 by choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar to bring the untold stories of… MORE

Athens Wedding Professionals Ultimate Bridal Show

JAN
25
2015
Athens Wedding Professionals are back again with The Ultimate Bridal Show. With more than 40 local and Northeast… MORE

Garrison Keillor

JAN
26
2015
Garrison Keillor's Athens performance has been rescheduled for Monday, January 26 at 8:00 p.m. in Hodgson Concert… MORE

Peter Schickele: 50 Years of P.D.Q. Bach - A Triumph of Incompetence!

JAN
29
2015
It’s been 50 years since Professor Peter Schickele released P.D.Q. Bach on an unsuspecting musical public. He… MORE

Athens Wine Weekend

JAN
30
2015
Named a Top 20 event for January 2015 by the Southeast Tourism Society!   Tickets are now on sale for the… MORE

Chanticleer

FEB
5
2015
The New Yorker magazine called Chanticleer "the world's reigning male chorus." Now in its fourth decade,… MORE

A Night in Old New Orleans

FEB
7
2015
One Mo’ Time, which ran for more than three years during the early 1980s at the Village Gate in New York City,… MORE

Dancing Pros Live

FEB
10
2015
The world's finest dancers will battle it out live in Dancing Pros: Live! and the audience will choose the winner!… MORE

The Knights

FEB
12
2015
The chamber orchestra known as The Knights is dedicated to creating original, engaging musical experiences that… MORE

Saturday Morning Club: UGA Theatre

FEB
14
2015
Launched in 2013, the Saturday Morning Club features UGA student performers and is designed for children ages four… MORE

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

FEB
22
2015
Conductor Robert Spano returns to Hodgson Hall with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for a concert of nineteenth… MORE

Taste of Athens, 21st Annual

FEB
22
2015
Wine and dine for a great cause at A Taste of Athens at The Classic Center. Sample over 50 local restaurants, wine and… MORE

ARCO Chamber Orchestra

FEB
23
2015
Established by Levon Ambartsumian during his years as professor of violin at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, the… MORE

Mnozil Brass

FEB
24
2015
The first official outing for Mnozil Brass was before a small circle of friends in Vienna in 1993. At the time, no one… MORE

 

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