It's mid-June and guess what that means- time for AthFest!, The festival celebrating music, art, kids and film is gearing up to return to downtown Athens, Georgia for its 17th consecutive year! This festival is perfect for the whole family with entertainment and fun for all ages. AthFest earned a spot on Livability.com's Top 10 Summer Music Festivals and is truly an event unique to downtown Athens. The excitement for June 19th-23rd is building every day!
AthFest is partially comprised of free performances on outdoor stages followed by Club Crawl performances at Athens' favorite venues including the Georgia Theatre, The Melting Point, Little Kings Shuffle Club, 40 Watt Club, Green Room, The World Famous, New Earth Music Hall, Caledonia Lounge, Flicker Theatre & Bar, GO Bar, Max, Cine, and Farm 255! The outdoor shows are open to the public, but you'll want to grab an AthFest wristband so you enter the venues for free (or, you may opt to pay a cover charge for most events). The wristbands are a deal for just $20 and grant unlimited free access to the aforementioned participating venues!
If you have a few hours to spare during AthFest weekend, please consider signing up to volunteer! It is a very rewarding experience, and the AthFest team is still in need of more participants. Together, we can make this year's festival be the best yet! Also, be sure to download the iPhone/Android ATHFEST APP from the App Store! It contains complete lineup and activity details for the entire festival, and you can keep it all in your pocket! A map of the AthFest can be found here. We hope you're looking forward all of these great events as much as we are!