It is graduation weekend for UGA students, and what a way for proud families to celebrate Mother's Day weekend in Athens, too! One of our favorite sights in Athens is the long line down Broad Street of cap-and-gown-wearing new graduates wait their turn to be photographed UNDER the Arch for the first time. After the commencement ceremonies, we hope you'll stick around for some local Athens fun including live performances and outdoor farmers markets.
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Friday at 7 p.m.
Welcome to Athens, UGA parents, friends, and other family members! Join your University of Georgia Spring 2014 Graduates at the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony in the legendary Sanford Stadium. This year's ceremony will continue the annual tradition of inspirational speeches and fireworks! Graduate school commencement will again be in Stegeman Coliseum.
Friday & Saturday
The annual Spring concert presented by Dancefx features the FX1, FX2 and FX3 performance companies, the Petite Company, Junior Company, the Kindermediate Company, Kinder Company, and the Dancefx Youth Program.
Saturdays in Athens are packed with farm-fresh produce with two separate farmers markets. Both the Athens Farmers Market and the West Broad Farmers Market aim to increase community wellness through the promotion of nutritious and affordable foods as well as bringing business to local, low-income vendors.
Families are invited to listen to a story about nature and then staff will bring it to life by visiting a critter or going outdoors for an activity. This is a great event for children of all ages and admission is free!
Sandy Creek Nature Center
Saturday 8 p.m.
The Meridian Women's Chorus, directed by Jon Arnold, presents "A Night at the Opera," featuring choruses for women's voices from throughout the repertoire. Guest soloists will present iconic arias and duets, such as "O mio babbino caro," the Queen of the Night's aria, Figaro's aria, and the Flower Duet from Lakmé.
State Botanical Gardens - Day Chapel
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