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There's a reason Athens, GA, was named the #1 College Football Town by Athlon Sports

Athens on UGA football gamedays is a sight unlike any other. A sea of football fans dressed in red and black descends upon the UGA campus and tailgate setups and menus are elevated to an art form. Nearly 100,000 fans fill the Classic City to watch the Georgia Bulldogs play between the hedges of Sanford Stadium.

But those fans who venture beyond the storied hedges will discover a unique blend of southern heritage and contemporary entertainment in Athens, Georgia. A UGA football weekend in Athens involves much more than action on the field, and is an amazing experience for die hard UGA fans, visiting team fans, and those who just enjoy college football or a good party.

Note that UGA and Sanford Stadium will implement the SEC's Clear Bag Policy starting with G-Day 2017.

The Perfect UGA Bulldogs Weekend in Athens


  • Arrive early on Friday afternoon and head to the UGA Special Collections Libraries for a UGA football-themed tour. The 2016 season will feature a collection from the Redcoat Band, including special performances! Check our events calendar for the latest details.
  • You'll have plenty of choices for dinner, thanks to Athens' thriving food scene. Check out our restaurant listings here or head over to our blog for insight on what's new and to find a spot that's just right for you.
  • Athens is known for its live music, and football weekends offer a full slate of performances at hot spots like the Georgia Theatre, The Foundry, 40 Watt Club, and Caledonia. We're keeping track on our events calendar.




  • UGA fans will be up early, regardless of the kickoff time, to pack in a full day of tailgating.
  • Don't miss the Dawg Walk to cheer on the Georgia Bulldogs as the players and coaches enter Sanford Stadium 2 hours and 15 minutes prior to kickoff. Pick out your spot at the Tate Center early, and while you're there pop into the UGA Bookstore, which has every Georgia Bulldog item you could ever imagine.
  • Don't have tickets? Never fear, there are plenty of local spots that are great for watching the Georgia Bulldogs play. 
  • Celebrate a big Georgia Bulldogs victory by ringing the Chapel Bell on North Campus on the way downtown to hang out with 100,000 of your closest friends.


  • Don't miss out on the opportunity to have another great meal in Athens. We specialize in Sunday Brunch!
  • Before you hit the road back home, drop by one or more of our top Athens attractions, such as the Georgia Museum of Art and the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.  Did you know that Athens is home to the state's official art museum and garden? Don't miss these!