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New Year's Eve

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Rock in the New Year in Athens, Georgia!  Athens' live music scene is always "on," but throw in the celebratory vibe of New Year's Eve and there's no better place to mark the beginning of 2013!


From renowned restaurants to world-famous nightclubs to upscale hotels, Athens has all you need to plan the perfect New Year's Eve getaway.

  • Start with a special New Year's Eve menu at Five and Ten, Farm 255, or plenty of other amazing Athens restaurants.
  • Select your favorite entertainment options from the event listings below.
  • Treat yourself to a luxurious overnight stay in one of Athens' hotels

Make your plans and grab your reservation today!

Featured Events

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Cosmic Charlie: Jerry Garcia's Birthday Show

AUG
1
2014
Cosmic Charlie was born in the musical Mecca of Athens, Georgia. From its summer 1999 inception, the band has been… MORE

Athens Area Maternity and Baby Fair, 17th Annual

AUG
2
2014
The Athens Area Maternity and Baby Fair is a free, fun, family event for everyone with a baby/young child in their… MORE

Athens Brass Choir Concert

AUG
3
2014
The Athens Brass Choir returns to the Conservatory for an inspiring instrumental brass concert. Listen to marches,… MORE

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

AUG
6
2014
  Visitors to Athens have a lot to look forward to when many of our most beloved cultural venues coordinate to… MORE

Athens Maker Fest 2014

AUG
9
2014
Spend an interactive afternoon at the Lyndon House Arts Center on Saturday, August 9, celebrating technology,… MORE

Rabbit Box: My Brush With Death

AUG
13
2014
Rabbit Box is a storytelling collective for people in the Athens, GA area to tell their true-life stories for the… MORE

Classic City BBQ Festival

AUG
15
2014
Tickets are on sale now for the second annual Classic City BBQ Festival Aug. 15-16 at The Classic Center in downtown… MORE

T. Graham Brown in Concert

AUG
15
2014
Singer-songwriter T. Graham Brown will perform at The Classic Center Theatre Friday, August 15, at 8 p.m. as part of… MORE

Gov't Mule

AUG
21
2014
Few bands have a reputation for making music as consistently honest, organic and daring as Gov't Mule. Now the… MORE

Third Thursday for Visual Art in Athens

AUG
21
2014
Third Thursday is a monthly event when art can be viewed in the evening hours on the third Thursday of the month at… MORE

Classic City Rollergirls vs. Greenville Derby Dames

AUG
23
2014
The Classic City Rollergirls will host the Greenville Derby Dames at The Classic Center Arena on Saturday, August 23,… MORE

Indie South Fair's Back to Cool Market 2014

AUG
23
2014
Indie South Fair provides a venue for artists to directly connect with the community by sharing their techniques and… MORE

Run or Dye 5k

AUG
23
2014
Are You Ready, Athens? The World's Most Colorful 5K Is Headed Your Way! Run or Dye, the world's most colorful 5K, is… MORE

Sunflower Music Series: Grogus with Steve Dancz

AUG
26
2014
The State Botanical Garden has a great line-up of musicians to perform for our popular annual Sunflower Music Series… MORE

Meet Author Chelsea Cain

AUG
28
2014
Avid Bookshop presents author Chelsea Cain in celebration of her new book, One Kick. This event will be on Thursday,… MORE

Umphrey’s McGee

AUG
29
2014
Umphrey's McGee will perform at The Classic Center Theatre Friday, Aug. 29 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Wednesday,… MORE

UGA Football vs. Clemson

AUG
30
2014
The Georgia Bulldogs take on Clemson in their first home game of the 2014 season. The entire town takes on a… MORE

Farmers Table Supper Series: Darby Farms

SEP
4
2014
Cinco y Diez launches their monthly supper series featuring local producers next Thursday. One of chef Whitney… MORE

Volleyball: Bulldog Invitational

SEP
5
2014
The Georgia Bulldogs host the Bulldog Invitational to open the 2014 season. For last-minute hotel rooms, parking… MORE

22nd Annual Insectival

SEP
13
2014
Join Garden staff and volunteers for this creepy, crawly, and definitely fun Family Festival.   … MORE

UGA Miracle Presents Chase Rice

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17
2014
Singer/songwriter Chase Rice has a series of accomplishments that others merely contemplate – he’s been… MORE

UGA Football vs. Troy

SEP
20
2014
The Georgia Bulldogs take on Troy in their second home game of the 2014 season. The entire town takes on a… MORE

Garrison Keillor

SEP
24
2014
Garrison Keillor is a national treasure and a master storyteller. A Prairie Home Companion, his popular radio variety… MORE

UGA Football vs. Tennessee

SEP
27
2014
The Georgia Bulldogs take on Tennessee in their third home game of the 2014 season. The entire town takes on a… MORE

Sunflower Music Series: Klezmer Local 42 with Mary Sigalas

SEP
30
2014
The State Botanical Garden has a great line-up of musicians to perform for our popular annual Sunflower Music Series… MORE

Broken Bells with Hamilton Leithauser

OCT
1
2014
Broken Bells, the musical partnership comprised of Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) and James Mercer, are proud to announce… MORE

UGA Football vs. Vanderbilt

OCT
4
2014
The Georgia Bulldogs take on Vanderbilt in their fourth home game of the 2014 season. The entire town takes on a… MORE

4th Annual Autumn Harvest Feast

OCT
5
2014
Share a family style Sunday dinner, music, and silent auction with your favorite local farmers, artisans, chefs, and… MORE

The Attacca Quartet: The Payne Memorial Concert

OCT
5
2014
The Attacca Quartet was formed by four students at New York City’s Juilliard School in 2003 and made its… MORE

Juilliard String Quartet

OCT
7
2014
Founded in 1946, the Juilliard String Quartet maintains the credo of its founders to “play new works as if they… MORE

Rabbit Box: Bewitched

OCT
8
2014
Rabbit Box is a storytelling collective for people in the Athens, GA area to tell their true-life stories for the… MORE

30th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival

OCT
11
2014
More information coming soon! Everyone is welcome to attend this family-friendly Athens fall tradition co-sponsored… MORE

Athens-To-Atlanta Road Skate, 33rd Annual

OCT
12
2014
With 30 years of tradition, Athens to Atlanta (A2A) is the oldest and most famous road skate in America. Starting in… MORE

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

OCT
12
2014
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra returns to Hodgson Concert Hall with Donald Runnicles,the orchestra's principal guest… MORE

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet

OCT
15
2014
Founded in 1988, the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet was the first permanently established wind quintet in the famous… MORE

AthFest Half Marathon

OCT
19
2014
The 5th annual AthHalf combines our city's love of music and art with its vibrantly enthusiastic health community to… MORE

Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour

OCT
21
2014
Alton Brown, "Iron Chef" host and renowned television personality is taking his brand of quirky humor and… MORE

Paul Huang on the Violin

OCT
21
2014
Hailed by The Washington Post as “an artist with the goods for a significant career,” and praised by The… MORE

Saturday Morning Club: UGA Wind Ensemble

OCT
25
2014
This fun series features outstanding UGA student performers. The performances are designed especially for children… MORE

Bill Cosby's Far From Finished Tour

OCT
26
2014
Comedy Central will present Bill Cosby's Far From Finished Tour live at The Classic Center Theatre on Sunday, Oct. 26… MORE

The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra

OCT
26
2014
William Count Basie started the Count Basie Orchestra in 1935, in Kansas City, Missouri. Within a year, America was… MORE