The Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau is committed to providing travelers with the most up-to-date information about traveling to the city to ensure the health and safety of visitors. We understand the need for caution and concern. Please find information below about event and festival cancellations along with other Athens updates.
**The ATHENS WELCOME CENTER, following the lead of Georgia's Visitor Information Centers, is closing as of March 13.
- Closures, Postponements, & Cancellations
- Restaurant Updates
- Sign up for Event Updates
- Related Offers
- COVID-19 Cornoavirus Resources
Note to Athens Hospitality Partners and Event Organizers:
You have our full support during this unprecedented situation. We are providing industry updates and resources on a separate page for our local hospitality community.
Virtual Events & Experiences
Below is a working list of those events, including the date for which they were originally scheduled. Please contact the event organizer before making any plans to attend any events posted on the events calendar, as decisions are being made on short notice. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to quickly navigate this evolving situation.
- Active Climbing
- Agora Vintage
- Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services parks, facilities, events, programs, and classes
- Athens Regional Library System
- Athens Farmers Market
- Athens Jewish Film Festival
- Athens Symphony Spring Concert
- ATHICA art gallery
- Avid Bookshop (online order still available)
- Cine cinema
- Classic Center meetings and events
- Classic City Brew Fest | rescheduled for August 29
- Fluke Comics Festival | postponed to Sept. 5
- Georgia Museum of Art
- Native America Gallery
- Piedmont Gardeners Spring Garden Tour | April 18th
- R. Wood Studio (online store still open)
- Terrapin Anniversary Carnival | April 4
- Terrapin Tasting Room | online merch orders still available along with contactless curbside beer orders
- UGA On-Campus Classes
- UGA Commencement Ceremonies
- UGA Performing Arts Center & Hugh Hodgson School of Music events
- UGA Spring sports, including G-Day
- UGA Special Collections Libraries
~~Click for full Athens Events Calendar~~
Most Athens restaurants are OPEN and providing new delivery and to-go options. Some hours of operation are changing. Please visit our restaurant page and contact the restaurant directly; they value and need your business and will be glad to provide you with updates and to serve you.
Flagpole Magazine has compiled updates of restaurants offering delivery and to-go services.
Temporary Restaurant Closures Include:
- Donna Chang's
- Five & Ten
- Highwire Lounge
- Last Resort Grill
- Last Resort Provisions
- Mama's Boy (both locations)
- Porterhouse Grill
- Seabear Oyster Bar
- Trappeze Pub
More Sources for Restaurant Updates:
**As of March 17, Athens-Clarke County has placed restrictions on gathering size at restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues. Restaurants are able to provide to-go and delivery options as mentioned above.
From our Blog:
Athens COVID-19 News
- Athens-Clarke County Coronavirus Information and Resource Page
- Centers for Disease Control
- Georgia Department of Health
- US Travel Association Emergency Preparedness and Response Guide
- Explore Georgia, the state's tourism portal
- Destinations International Resource page