This weekend in Athens is jam-packed with fun events in and around the Athens area! Get ready for a chance to see live college sports, interact with local artists, and celebrate Memorial Day!

The NCAA Tennis Championships continue this weekend starting on Friday, when the best collegiate tennis teams and student-athletes from across the country showcase their talents and compete for national titles. There's a game today (Friday) at 10 a.m., Saturday and Sunday at noon, and Monday at noon and 2:30 p.m. Come out to the Dan Magill Tennis Complex and enjoy the great weather while watching the teams duke it out for the National Championship title. Visit here for more info.

On Sunday, ATHICA's spring exhibition, Deluge, comes to a close. Deluge is a study in how humanity reacts to the impacts of environmental forces beyond our control. A thought-provoking exhibit of paintings, photography, conceptual embroideries and a large sculptural installation, it consequently addresses global warming and land use issues. The final day will close with a Panel Discussion with visiting and local artists, Discussion of natural extremes and manmade mistakes, a Rain Barrel Making Demo, followed by a Porch BBQ. Visit here for more info.

On Monday, come celebrate Memorial Day at Memorial Park from noon to 3 p.m.! Park activities for the day include concessions, inflatables, face painting, music and more. It's a great opportunity to have some holiday fun with the whole family for free! The Memorial Park pool will be open Memorial Day weekend from 1-5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, and admission to the pool is $1 per person. Click here for more info.

Other Events going on this weekend:
  • Tonight (Friday), come jam out with Highballs at the Melting Point ($8 advance, $10 at door; 8:30 p.m.).
  • Athens Creative Theater will be performing the comedy Honest Pleasure at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday ($12.50 advance, $15 at door).
  • Saturday, come get some local food at the Farmers Market at Bishop Park! There will be live music by George Boggs and Lera Lynn.
  • Come supports the Classic City Rollergirls by going to their Percentage Night at Alibi on Saturday the 29th at 9 p.m.
All in all, its going to be a great Memorial Day weekend in Athens. So bring you family and friends with you to one of these great events, and make a comment on this post to let us know how it went!