2017 Update: 2017 G-Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 22.

Note that the SEC's new Clear Bag Policy will be in effect starting with G-Day, 2017.

Football Saturdays in Athens aren't exclusively for fall! The Georgia G-Day Game is the first taste of UGA Bulldogs football between the hedges, where fans can get a look at the future of the team.  UGA's G-Day is always fun for the whole family, and the crowds and festivities continue to grow.

UGA Football Tailgating

The G-Day Game is always a high-octane scrimmage, and coach Kirby Smart challenges The Dawg Nation to fill Sanford Stadium to cheer on the Dawgs!

There are no tickets and admission to the game is free.  Which means, arrive EARLY if you want to score good seats! Looking for a last minute place to stay? Don't worry! Check Athens hotel availability for G Day here

Hairy Dawg

Don't just come for the football, though.  G Day is a great excuse to head to Athens to kick back and relax, and enjoy the creative energy in our restaurants and live music venues. Before the game take a stroll through UGA's historic North Campus and grab a casual lunch in the Downtown Athens Historic District at a local favorite like Clocked or Pauley's Original Crepe Bar. After lunch explore some of Athens' famous attractions like the Double-Barreled Cannon and The Arch. Also be sure to have all your Georgia gear ready in time for kickoff. The Red Zone, The Clubhouse and The UGA Bookstore have an abundance of red and black to get you game day ready in no time! 

After the game head back Downtown to grab a bite to eat and experience the vibrance of Athens nightlife. I suggest starting out at Trappeze Pub for appetizers and then heading to Creature Comforts Brewery for a true taste of Athens! 

UGA football group rush

Have a favorite way to celebrate game day in Athens? Drop it in the comments section below. Make sure to stay up to date on all the G-Day information at UGA Athletics' page here. To keep up with all things Georgia football and start planning your game day visit to Athens check our Football Weekends in Athens page here