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Special Events

Classic City American Music Festival, 7th Annual

  • July 04, 2015 - July 04, 2015
  • Location: The Foundry
  • Address: 295 E. Dougherty St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: The Foundry

Foundry Entertainment & Yuengling present the 7th annual Classic City American Music Festival featuring Dom Flemons (founding member of Carolina Chocolate Drops), Grassland String Band, Little Co...

Full Moon Hike

Come see the garden come alive at night! Each hike will focus on a different topic such as the moon, constellations, or nocturnal creatures. Bring family and friends of all ages along to enjoy the m...

Instrument/Gear Swap

The Pope on Prince hosts a monthly gear swap, so bring your new and vintage guitars, basses, amps, pedals, drums and anything else that makes you move your feet. No cover and no fee to trade. Coffee ...

Nature Ramblers

Join 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 inspirational readin...

Summer Reading Performance Series: Shadow Puppets with Damon Young

  Take a magical quest to find the chicken-legged hut of mysterious Baba Yaga. Travel with Prince Ivan on the back of a wolf in search of the dazzling Firebird. Cheer on Hercules as he attempt...

Tailgate Tuesdays, at The Foundry

  • Starting: June 02, 2015 (Every Tuesday)
  • Location: The Foundry (formerly The Melting Point, at Graduate Athens hotel)
  • Address: 295 E. Dougherty St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: The Foundry
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Fresh Country. Smooth Whisky. Cold Beer. If you love Country music and good times, TAILGATE TUESDAYS are for you. Every week The Foundry (formerly The Melting Point) features LIVE  top flight...

Tuesday Trivia

Every Tuesday Locos Grill & Pub hosts trivia at both their locations in Athens! Grab a friend and try your hand at trivia!  

Unmask Your Musical Talent: Athens Music History

  Take a tour of Athens music to tie up our musical month! Learn about the famous and not-so-famous Athens musicians and where they played. You'll watch videos and hear music from all sorts of...

On-Going Events

Athens Brewery Tours- Every Friday

  • Starting: April 10, 2015 (Every Friday)
  • Location: Meet at the Varsity. The tour will visit Terrapin, Creature Comforts, and Copper Creek
  • Address: 1000 W. Broad St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: The Varsity
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Athens Tours & Transit hosts an Athens Brewery Tour every Friday at 5:30 p.m. Meet at The Varsity. You'll visit Terrapin, Creature Comforts, and Copper Creek with the tour ending at 8:50 p.m. At ...

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 Farmers Market Downtown - Wednesdays

  • From: April 08, 2015 - November 25, 2015 (Every Wednesday)
  • Location: Creature Comforts Brewing Co.
  • Address: 271 W Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Athens Farmers Market
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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...

Bingo at Highwire

  • Starting: October 01, 2014 (Every Wednesday)
  • Location: Highwire Lounge
  • Address: 269 N. Hull St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Highwire Lounge

Grab friends and join others at Highwire for weekly bingo with LaDarius Thomas. Join them every Wednesday for great prizes and a ton of fun. They're giving away gift certificates and a few surprises!...

CINÉBABY: Screenings for Parents + Baby

  • Starting: May 28, 2014 (Every Wednesday)
  • Location: Ciné
  • Address: 234 W. Hancock Ave., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Ciné
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NEW! CINÉBABY: SCREENINGS FOR PARENTS + BABY: Ciné presents a new series of special shows designed just for new moms and dads and their babies! With soft lighting, lowered sound, stroll...

Copper Creek's Team Trivia

The only brewpub in Athens hosts weekly Team Trivia every Wednesday night beginning at 9:00 p.m. Win $40 in Copper Creek house cash for first place, $20 for second place and $10 for third. Enjoy $2.0...

Copper Creek's Weekly Authentic English Cask Tapping

Brewing ales in Britain back in the 1800s was a rustic, laborious process. Cool cellars provided the only refrigeration. Fermentation vessels were made of wood. Ales were carbonated from carbon dio...

Exhibit: Art Hazelwood and Ronnie Goodman: Speaking to the Issues

  • From: June 13, 2015 - September 13, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
  • Address: 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
  • Venue: Georgia Museum of Art
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The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present the exhibition “Art Hazelwood and Ronnie Goodman: Speaking to the Issues” from June 13 through Sept. 13. Organized by W...

Exhibit: BANG

  • From: February 06, 2015 - June 30, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Hotel Indigo-Athens
  • Address: 500 College Ave., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Hotel Indigo-Athens
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BANG, a new installation by Carol John is ready for viewing at the GlassCube, Athens only 24/7 gallery located at Hotel Indigo. Painted in tropical cool colors, large cherry frame panels, a floating ...

Exhibit: Discarded Beauty

This exhibit features stunning painting, photography, sculpture, collage and relief works all looking at the beauty of the natural process of decay, dust, and the discarded featuring artwork by Janel...

Exhibit: El Taller de Gráfica Popular: Vida y Arte

From the international fight against fascism to protecting the proletariat, El Taller de Gráfica Popular (the Workshop for Popular Graphics, or TGP for short) worked diligently to keep pertine...

Exhibit: Peaceable, Kingdom, and Flight

  • From: May 21, 2015 - October 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: The Classic Center
  • Address: 300 N. Thomas St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: The Classic Center

Peaceable Kingdom pictures an array of animals, those great and small, in Classic Gallery I. The five artists featured in Peaceable Kingdom work in different styles and materials to create a colorful...

Exhibit: Pennington Radio Collection

An exhibit of radios from the early 1900s, the beginning of the age of electronic mass communication, will open Feb. 20 at the University of Georgia Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Li...

Exhibit: The Home Show: Artist Inspired Birdhouses

This exhibit showcases a selection of birdhouses created over the years to benefit previous Athens Area Habitat for Humanity building projects. This show of fantastical birdhouses, curated by Ann Hes...

Exhibit: The Lounge Gallery: Lucas Underwood

The Lyndon House Arts Center has a summer exhibition in the Lounge Gallery that features photography by Lucas Underwood. The photos in this solo exhibit represent a tiny portion of the hundreds of im...

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