Professional golf returns to Athens, Georgia with the Stadion Classic at UGA, the only event on the Nationwide Tour that is owned and operated by an institution of higher education. Keep an eye out for UGA Alum Bubba Watson, who is co-chairing this year's Nationwide Golf tournament with fellow alum Chip Beck, and congratulate him on last week's PGA win! What does this have to do with Mother's Day festivities, you ask? Personally, this mother would LOVE to spend a lovely spring day strolling an amazing golf course with top competition. I'd also be tickled pink to be sent off for a spa day while hubby and the kids took in some golf. It's a win-win either way!
Feeling stumped at what in the world you could get for a special Mother's Day present this year? Head to the Athens Indie Craftstravaganzaa for an eclectic selection of goods from emerging artists and crafters from the South and beyond. At Craftstravaganzaa you won't find any commercially produced or imported goods, only quality items handcrafted by the artists themselves. Expect fine arts and functional pieces, eco-chic fashions and innovative goods made with an eye towards sustainability. Grab something eye-catching for Mom, or better yet, give her the gift of your time and invite her for a day of shopping and fun food, drink, & music right here in Athens, Georgia. This is one of my favorite open-air markets of the year, and a much-anticipated annual event.
Looking for something to do with the kids? Rose of Athens Theatre has produced another top-notch show, Alice in Wonderland. All your favorite characters will be there, including the Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, and the Queen of Hearts. Here's a special deal for Visit Athens GA followers: Get 50% off a child's ticket with each adult ticket purchased! Just print this voucher and bring with you to the box office!
Athens GA is becoming known as a dining hot spot, and there are plenty of great options for a festive Mother's Day Brunch. You won't go wrong with any of these local Athens restaurants:
- Foundry Park Inn & Spa Mother's Day Brunch, special menu
- Last Resort Grill: an Athens favorite for nouveau southern cuisine
- Mama's Boy: soutern fun dining
- The National: fresh local fare with a Mediterranean flair
- Five & Ten: Top Chef Master and James Beard Finalist Hugh Acheson-- yum!
Where else in Athens should good sons, daughters, or husbands consider for Mother's Day this year?