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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, ...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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 Swimming and Diving vs. Florida

Come cheer on the Dawgs at their meet against Florida!

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...

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

  • From: August 06, 2014 - November 27, 2014 (Recurring daily)

  Visitors to Athens have a lot to look forward to when many of our most beloved cultural venues coordinate to celebrate the impact of the Athens-based Elephant Six collective on our creative c...

Athens Clarke County Family Halloween Festivities

  • From: October 01, 2014 - October 31, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Various Locations
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Carnivals, festivals, pumpkin carvings, hikes and so much more are going on all month long in Athens-Clarke County. Parents, bring your little ones out to Boo at the Zoo, Dr. Frankensteins Trunk or Tr...

Athens Farmers Market - Saturdays

The Athens Farmer's Market is a not-for-profit organization with an overarching goal of improving the health of the community through provision of local, nutrient dense foods, social interaction, and...

Athens Heritage Tour

  • Starting: October 23, 2014
  • Location: Athens Welcome Center
  • Address: 280 E. Dougherty St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Athens Welcome Center

The Athens Heritage Tour is a 90 minute guided tour of Athens that's offered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 2:00 pm. Your tour will begin in the oldest house in Athens and on the tour you will s...

Athens on Ice: Public Ice Skating

  • From: October 30, 2014 - November 14, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: The Classic Center
  • Address: 300 N. Thomas St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: The Classic Center
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The Classic Center in downtown Athens will be offering Athens' only public ice skating sessions in its new Arena beginning Sunday, Sept. 21 and continuing through December. Much larger than the r...

Classic Horror Film Series

  • From: October 10, 2014 - October 31, 2014 (Every Friday)
  • Location: Cine
  • Address: 234 W. Hancock Ave., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Ciné
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Ciné presents a month of classic horror late shows & events: OCT 9-11 -- THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974) OCT 16-18 -- THE EXORCIST (1973) OCT 23-25 -- AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN L...

Exhibit: 75th Anniversary of the Premiere of "Gone With the Wind"

The University of Georgia special collections libraries will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the premiere of "Gone With the Wind" with this major exhibit on the life of the Margaret Mitch...

Exhibit: An Archaeologist's Eye: The Parthenon Drawings of Katherine A. Schwab

  • From: September 13, 2014 - December 07, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
  • Address: 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
  • Venue: Georgia Museum of Art
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In 2005, Professor Katherine Schwab, professor of art history at Fairfield University, began experimenting with graphite and pastel on paper to develop a new method of recording her observations of t...

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