Be In The Know Seasonal Picks For Athens, GA

From the best local concerts to our favorite annual events, our staff delights in sharing our expert knowledge. Check out our latest post to find out what we love about Athens.

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    Sip Your Way Through Local Craft Beers During Athens Beer Week

    March 02

    Cheers to Athens Beer Week! From March 30 through April 5, our city comes alive with the taste of local craft beer.

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    Enjoy the Perfect Valentine's Evening at Our Exclusive Dinner

    February 03

    This Valentine’s Day, you and your S.O. can experience the best of Athens without ever leaving our property.

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    Start Your New Year Off in the Great Outdoors of Athens

    January 06

    Start this dazzling new decade on the right foot this month with a day out in nature.

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    Celebrate the Season at the Downtown Parade of Lights

    December 02

    It’s officially the holiday season and we’re feeling all of the fun, festive magic already!

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    Check out UGA's Annual Arts Festival

    November 04

    It should be no surprise by now how much Athens loves the arts. Whether it’s music, fine art, dance or theater, our funky city embraces its artistic side at every opportunity.

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    Celebrate Halloween at the Wild Rumpus

    October 07

    Transport yourself to your very own "Neverland" right here in Athens.

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    Make Time for This Athens Landmark

    September 03

    Here in Athens, we’re proud to be home to truly unique sights and sounds.

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    Plan the Perfect Date Night in Athens

    August 05

    Artsy and effortlessly cool, Athens is full of unique history and local businesses going against the grain.

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  • kayaking couple

    Dive Into Summer Fun at Sandy Creek

    July 01

    Thanks to plenty of sunny days and beautiful parks, Athens makes it easy and fun to get outside in the summer. 

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    Join the Artsy Fun at AthFest

    June 03

    It’s time to get artsy. This month welcomes back an Athens favorite, the annual AthFest Music & Arts Festival!

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    Admire the Galleries at the Georgia Museum of Art

    May 06

    Make time for art-admiring at the Georgia Museum of Art, right here in Athens.

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    Explore Our Local Breweries During Athens Craft Beer Week

    April 01

    Come one, come all to Athens Craft Beer Week—going on now through April 7!

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    Celebrate St. Patrick's Day the Athens Way With Live Music

    March 04

    It’s that time of year again—St. Patricks Day! But would it really be an Athens-style celebration without some incredible music?

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    Spend Valentine's Day Exploring the City

    February 04

    Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! This month, make your holiday extra special by showing your boo all that Athens has to offer.

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    Honor the Life of MLK With the Athens Parade and Festival

    January 07

    January brings a chance to honor the life and legacy of a true American hero, Martin Luther King Jr. During your visit, on January 21, join Athens in celebrating MLK Day with the city’s annual parade and music fest

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  • March Into the Holiday Season at the Downtown Parade of Lights

    December 03

    As the weather gets cooler, the celebrations heat up. During the month of December, Athens comes to life with many holiday-themed events and activities for you and your whole crew.

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  • Stop by an Athens Landmark

    November 05

    Your visit to Athens won’t be complete without a stop at one of the most historic, popular spots in town. The UGA Arch is a must-see, whether you’re just dropping by or a frequent visitor.

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  • Get Into the Halloween Spirit at the Wild Rumpus

    October 01

    Take a trip to a real-life “Neverland” right here in Athens. The Wild Rumpus Halloween Parade is back October 26 and 27.

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  • Celebrate and Support at Athens Pride Week

    September 03

    Athens, we’re feeling extra prideful this week! Athens Pride Week returns September 3-9, with colorful events and activities to show your support and express yourself with Athens’ LGBTQ+ community.

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  • Discover the Next Big Thing in Music at Athens Popfest

    August 06

    In Athens, you are always just a few short steps away from some great music. This month, look no further than the Athens Popfest.

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  • Get In Touch With Nature at the State Botanical Garden

    July 02

    Need some recovery time from Fourth of July festivities? We get it. While Athens serves up quite a party for the summer holiday, the city also offers bountiful options to get outside and reconnect with nature.

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  • Support the Arts at the 3-Day AthFest Music and Arts Festival

    June 04

    If there’s anything that we want you to take away after your trip to Athens, it’s our passion and love for the arts. And this month, we’re taking to the streets and venues of downtown for the AthFest Music & Arts Festival June 22 – 24, 2018.

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  • Congratulations to the 2018 Bulldog Graduates

    May 01

    With over 35,000 students on campus, the Bulldog spirit is always strong in Athens. And since UGA pride is so deeply woven into the heart of Athens, we’d be remiss not to congratulate the class of bright Bulldogs at this spring’s commencement.

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  • Celebrating 20 Years of the International Street Fair

    April 02

    This popular event is spearheaded by UGA international student organizations to provide Athens with an immersive opportunity to explore other cultures. Take in vibrant displays, traditional costumes, dances, and music while collecting “passport” stamps from visiting all of the countries participating.

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  • Shopping in Downtown Athens

    March 05

    We may boast an unbeatable music scene, but our collection of local clothing stores offer up some truly amazing finds for those with a shopping bug. From boutiques flaunting the latest fashion trends to hidden gems found at antique shops, you’ll be able to find it in Downtown Athens.

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  • A Weekend of Wine Tastings

    February 01

    Calling all wine lovers! Enjoy a weekend of tastings February 2-4, 2018 at the 9th annual Athens Wine Weekend at the Classic Center.

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  • Uncovering the Music Scene in the Classic City

    January 01

    With a musical history dating back to the Civil War era, it’s no wonder that Athens remains one of the top cities to listen to live music.

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