Athens Spotlight



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Special Events

"Bugs @ Play", by Ann Blum - Book Release Party (Fall Festival)

  Garden volunteer Ann Blum has created the popular puppet shows for our annual Insect-ival Family Festival for the past 20 years. Each fun and informative puppet show is now in her new book, ...

An Evening of Spooky Stories

While the employees of the Athens Regional Library System are usually friendly and helpful, visit the Athens-Clarke County Library for a look at their rarely-seen macabre sides. "Listening in th...

Athens Corn Maze

  • From: September 19, 2014 - November 02, 2014 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Athens Corn Maze
  • Address: 1035 Cleveland Road, Bogart, GA 30622
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Halloween is almost here! Come visit the Athens Corn Maze! Activities:  Corn Maze Patterned after The Buford Corn Maze, families will enjoy time together walking around our five acre corn maze...

Athens Montessori Fall Festival

  • November 01, 2014 - November 01, 2014
  • Location: Athens Montessori School
  • Address: 3145 Barnett Shoals Road, Athens, GA 30601
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Join friends for a fantastic family-friendly event...the annual Athens Montessori Fall Festival! They''ll have live music, great food, games, petting farm, moon bounce, prizes, book fair, and more! A...

Bohannons with Pilgrims

  • October 30, 2014 - October 30, 2014
  • Location: The Green Room
  • Address: 175 N Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: The Green Room
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The Bohannons are a bit of a Tennessee institution, but the central tenant of their music is their unwavering commitment to making challenging records. Marty and Matt Bohannon have been at it for a w...

Celebrate the Day of the Dead

Celebrate the Day of the Dead, or "Dia de los Muertos," with the Athens-Clarke County Library. The Children's Department will host a celebration on Saturday, November 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. En...

Dirty Dance Benefit Family Party

Bring your family and friends down to Little Kings Shuffle Club in downtown Athens on November 1st, 2014 to give litter the hustle! KACCB is hosting its 4th annual DIRTY DANCE BENEFIT. This event wi...

Fall Festival

Playing in the leaves? Making apple cider? Creating art out of nature? Learning about trees and leaves? What else would you think of to celebrate fall? Join us for the beginnings of many seasona...

Folklore Facts & Fables Walking Tour Series

  • From: October 09, 2014 - October 30, 2014 (Every Thursday)
  • Location: Athens Welcome Center
  • Address: 280 E. Dougherty St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Athens Welcome Center
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This fall the Athens Welcome Center is kicking off their Folklore Facts & Fables October Walking Tour Series and tomorrow will feature the Haunted Happy Hour. Stroll through downtown. Ever won...

Halloween Party with Elf Power and Circulatory System

  • October 31, 2014 - October 31, 2014
  • Location: 40 Watt Club
  • Address: 285 W. Washington St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: 40 Watt Club
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Come to The Fabulous 40 Watt and celebrate Halloween with Elf Power and Circulatory System.

Halloween Reading: Mark Z. Danielewski’s THE FIFTY YEAR SWORD as told by Nick Splendorr

  • October 31, 2014 - October 31, 2014
  • Location: Avid Bookshop
  • Address: 493 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Avid Bookshop
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Avid Bookshop presents a very special Halloween treat from one of their booksellers! As a lead-up to the downtown Wild Rumpus, Nick Splendorr will read The Fifty Year Sword, an hour-long ghost story ...

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

A look at former University of Georgia head football Coach Vince Dooley's career opens Aug. 29 at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.   Photos, playbooks, original...

James McMurtry

  • October 30, 2014 - October 30, 2014
  • Location: The Melting Point
  • Address: 295 E. Dougherty St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: The Foundry
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The son of acclaimed author Larry McMurtry (Lonesome Dove, Terms of Endearment), James grew up on a steady diet of Johnny Cash and Roy Acuff records. His first album,Too Long in the Wasteland (releas...

Nature Ramblers

Please join our Nature Ramblers and learn more about the natural areas, flora and fauna of the Garden while making new friends and enjoying the cool, fresh air. Sessions will start with an inspirati...

Painting Parties in Athens with Party with a Brush

Grab a friend and come to a weekly Painting Party with live music at The Coffee Shop of Athens.


Casa de Amistad is delighted to celebrate its 10th birthday by hosting the annual Paisajaes fundraiser at the historic Taylor- Grady House. All proceeds will help Casa de Amistad to continue providin...

Prodigy Disc Presents: 2014 Flying Eye Open at The Crucible

  • From: November 01, 2014 - November 02, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: The Crucible, a 73-acre temporary disc golf course
  • Address: 1075 Nowhere Road, Athens, GA 30601
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Disc golf is the fastest growing sport, popular for individuals and families. Nov 1-2, everyone is welcome to see how far U.S. and World champions can strategically throw at a rare, major Athens tour...

The Green Room presents Handpicked Artists - Halloween

  • October 31, 2014 - October 31, 2014
  • Location: The Green Room
  • Address: 175 N Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: The Green Room
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Opening the night is Pierce Eden and The Dirty Works. After that, Scott Low and the Southern Bouillon will take the stage. To end the night, American Mannequins will play!

UGA Hockey: Georgia Ice Dawgs vs. Clemson

  • October 30, 2014 - October 30, 2014
  • Location: UGA Ice Hockey, at The Classic Center
  • Address: 300 N. Thomas St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: UGA Ice Dawgs
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Come cheer on the Ice Dawgs as they face off against Clemson on Thursday, October 30. Let's watch our Bulldogs skate to victory!     Fans can go to to buy tickets, c...

UGA Swimming and Diving vs. Florida

Come cheer on the Dawgs at their meet against Florida!

University Theatre Presents: "Clybourne Park"

University Theatre at the University of Georgia will present Tony- and Pulitzer-award-winning "Clybourne Park" by Bruce Norris, a spinoff of Lorraine Hansberry's classic "Raisin in the...

Wild Rumpus Halloween Parade

  • October 31, 2014 - October 31, 2014
  • Location: The Foundry (during the day) and Downtown Athens (at night)
  • Address: 295 E. Dougherty St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: The Foundry
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  The vision of The Wild Rumpus is to provide an organized avenue for the massive array of Athens creativity which manifests with such awesome power every Halloween. In the style and spirit of...

Zombie Farms Halloween Trail

  • From: October 03, 2014 - November 01, 2014 (Every Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Zombie Farms
  • Address: 568 Smithonia Rd., Winterville, GA 30683
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Looking for something different this October? Come visit the new location of Zombie Farms where you can be a zombie and find a place to call home in a world full of brain bashing humans.The zombie ap...

On-Going Events

Art Exhibit: Carol and Hugh Nourse "Wild Flowers, Wild Places"

Carol and Hugh Nourse are free-lance photographers specializing in plants and their habitats in Georgia and the Southeastern United States. Having been volunteer photographers at the State Botanica...

ARTifacts Rock Athens: Relics from the Athens Music Scene, 1975-1985

Art Rocks Athens has teamed up with the Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the UGA Special Collections Library to present ARTifacts Rock Athens, May 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014...

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