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Take a Hip Trip to Athens!

You may know Athens, Georgia as home to R.E.M. and the B-52s, the city Rolling Stone named "#1 College Music Scene in America."

You may know it for the University of Georgia and Georgia Bulldogs, the "Classic City of the South" where rich tradition at the heart of a hip college town creates a culture unlike any other.

Nestled below the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Atlanta, Athens is a harmony of old and new: wedding-perfect Antebellum architecture, contemporary art and eclectic nightlife, a Victorian-era downtown teeming with funky shops and one of the South's most progressive culinary scenes.

Whether you're after a romantic getaway, a unique meeting destination or a quick trip from Atlanta, find what you've been missing in Athens, Georgia.

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Author Brian Panowich: BULL MOUNTAIN

JUL
9
2015
Avid Bookshop presents Georgia author Brian Panowich in celebration of his first book BULL MOUNTAIN on July 9, 2015,… MORE

Sounds of Summer Concert Series: The Common People Band

JUL
9
2015
The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department will present the inaugural "Sounds of Summer" Concert… MORE

Café au Libris with Hugh Acheson

JUL
10
2015
  Join the Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library for a special afternoon with award-winning Athens chef,… MORE

90 Carlton: Summer

JUL
17
2015
The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art present a reception featuring the summer exhibitions. Enjoy light… MORE

Family Day: Puppetry Play

JUL
18
2015
Families are invited to check out paintings, puppets and works on paper by artist Ralph Chessé, then create… MORE

UGA Trial Gardens Open House

JUL
18
2015
The 33rd annual The Trial Gardens' Public Open House will be on Saturday, July 18th from 9am to 12pm. The Trial… MORE

7th Annual Shakespeare on the Lawn: THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM…

JUL
22
2015
Calling all Thespians! The Rose of Athens Theatre Company will be returning to Ashford Manor for its Shakespeare on… MORE

Sounds of Summer Concert Series: Sons of Sailors

JUL
23
2015
The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department will present the inaugural "Sounds of Summer" Concert… MORE

Sprockets Music Video Festival

JUL
24
2015
Film Athens presents the Sprockets Music Video Festival featuring in competition music videos from Georgia and around… MORE

Classic City BBQ Festival

AUG
14
2015
The 3rd Annual Classic City BBQ Festival will be held August 14-15, 2015, at The Classic Center in downtown Athens. … MORE

UGA Volleyball vs. Wofford

AUG
28
2015
Come support the UGA Volleyball team as they play their first game of the 2015-16 season! MORE

Museum Mix

SEP
1
2015
The museum’s thrice-annual late-night art party features a DJ, free refreshments and all the galleries open… MORE

UGA Volleyball vs. Georgia Tech

SEP
4
2015
  Come see the UGA Volleyball Team play in the Georgia Challenge, a two-day tournament that includes only teams… MORE

UGA Football vs. La. Monroe

SEP
5
2015
The Bulldogs will open the season with a nonconference game against Lousiana-Monroe! The entire town takes on a… MORE

UGA Hockey: Georgia Ice Dawgs vs. Auburn

SEP
8
2015
Come cheer on the Ice Dawgs as the open up their season at home against Auburn on Tuesday, September 8. Season… MORE

UGA Hockey: Georgia Ice Dawgs vs. Florida

SEP
11
2015
Come cheer on the Ice Dawgs as they face bitter rival Florida on Friday, September 11. Season tickets are now on… MORE

Georgia Theatre presents: Best Coast

SEP
12
2015
Grab some friends and come out to 40 Watt to enjoy Best Coast as they perform their fresh new album California Nights.… MORE

Indie South Fair: Back to Cool Market

SEP
12
2015
Indie South Fair provides a venue for artists to directly connect with the community by sharing their techniques and… MORE

UGA Football vs. South Carolina

SEP
19
2015
The Georgia Bulldogs take on South Carolina in their second home game of the 2015 season. The entire town takes on a… MORE

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra with Atlanta Symphony Chorus

SEP
20
2015
For the 20th season opening concert, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra joins with the 200-voice Atlanta Symphony… MORE

Broadway Entertainment Series: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

SEP
21
2015
The Classic Center's Broadway Entertainment Series is the crown jewel in the annual entertainment lineup in Downtown… MORE

UGA Football vs. Southern

SEP
26
2015
The Georgia Bulldogs take on Southern in their third home game of the 2015 season. The entire town takes on a… MORE

Father John Misty

SEP
30
2015
Father John Misty is an American folk singer-songwriter, guitarist, and drummer. Maintaining a steady output of solo… MORE

UGA Hockey: Georgia Ice Dawgs vs. Kennesaw State

OCT
1
2015
  Come cheer on the Ice Dawgs as they face off against Kennesaw State at home on Thursday, October 1. Season… MORE

UGA Football vs. Alabama

OCT
3
2015
Alabama will make its first visit to Sanford Stadium since 2008! The Bulldogs take on the Crimson Tide in their… MORE

 

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