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Spring Festivals and Events in Athens, GA

Athens, GA offers a wide variety of events and things to do during the springtime, from a street festival to one of America’s top cycling races. Keep scrolling to check out our spring festivals and events calendar to learn more about what’s happening in Athens.

Athens Spring Events Calendar:


Festivals every weekend

March 26:  Love being outside, checking out great scenery, and staying active? Then the Firefly Ticket to Ride is for you! This non-competitive (read: anyone and everyone is welcome!) ride winds through beautiful countryside and friendly towns along the historic corridor of the Georgia Railroad Athens Branch. The rails-to-trails project spans 39 miles from Athens to Union Point, and riders will experience the portions that have been completed while helping raise funds for the next phases of the project. Start/finish locations will be at Jittery Joe’s Roaster in Athens, the historic Depot in Winterville, and Union Point Theatre in Union Point.

April 9: The UGA International Street Festival unites on-campus international student organizations with various community groups on an exciting day packed full of cultural displays, international music and more. Activities abound for all ages, and visitors have the opportunity to score giveaways and door prizes provided by local sponsors.

April 16: G-Day! The University of Georgia's annual Red v. Black Spring Game is much-anticipated after several months without collegiate football. Fans will get a first gameday-style glance at the 2022 edition of the defending National Champion Georgia Bulldogs! 

April 16: Garden Tour of Athens. The Piedmont Gardeners host this annual tour of private gardens not typically open to the public. Enjoy the spring weather and take the opportunity to visit inspirational gardens in Athens. 

April 29: Tens of thousands of visitors flock to Athens to witness the two-wheeled madness of Athens Twilight. This storied, weekend-long event attracts dedicated cyclists from around the globe to compete in the men’s and women’s pro-am criteriums and has recently been called the most insane criterium in the world. The event also features distance running challenges catering to both adults and children, while a food court and expo areas offer spectators and participants a taste of several regional vendors.

April 30 - May 1: Indie South's Springtacular Makers Market returns for 2022. Shop local for Mother's Day and Graduation with 75+ artists, makers and vintage curators. Food trucks, music and good times!

May 14: The Winterville Marigold Festival is back on for 2022! It's hometown fun, just a couple miles from downtown Athens! Plenty of music, makers, kid-friendly activities, and an all-around good time!

May 20: Athens' premier wine event, Athens Wine Weekend, is coming back to The Classic Center. Wine lovers of all varietals will enjoy an Amuse-Bouche, educational seminars, a Grand Tasting,  a multi-course Gourmet Dinner and Sparkling Wine Brunch. Packages are available with and without overnight hotel accommodations.

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