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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.

Featured Events

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As We Are: A Kid's Workshop

MAR
1
2015
Organized by artists/educators Brian Hitselberger and Hope Hilton. Sponsored by Treehouse Kid&Craft and Double… MORE

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

MAR
1
2015
Though considered a "good man" by his friends, Charlie Brown can't seem to win the heart of the Little… MORE

Visions from Cape Breton and Beyond: A Celtic Family Celebration

MAR
5
2015
Cape Breton fiddler Natalie MacMaster is joined by husband Donnell Leahy and their children for a new show… MORE

3rd Annual Athens Hip Hop Awards

MAR
7
2015
 3rd Annual Athens Hip Awards 2015 have been rescheduled for Saturday, March 7, 2015. Confirmed acts includes:… MORE

Athens Kids Expo

MAR
7
2015
This is the ultimate family event benefiting Wee Read, a program of United Way of Northeast Georgia. Your admission… MORE

2015 AthCon

MAR
14
2015
Athcon and Rose of Athens Theatre are pleased to announce the return of the area's only Comics/Star Wars/Gaming /Anime… MORE

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

MAR
22
2015
Portuguese conductor Jacomo Bairos and guitarist Miloš join the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for an appealing… MORE

Charcuterie Night at The Old Pal

MAR
23
2015
This will be the first collaborative charcuterie night. Trey Rayburn, of the Branded Butcher, will be slinging some… MORE

Slingshot Athens Music and Arts Festival

MAR
26
2015
ATHENS SLINGSHOT, the showcase for music and innovative art in Athens, GA, returns for its third year. Spread over… MORE

Saturday Morning Club: UGA Dance

MAR
28
2015
Launched in 2013, the Saturday Morning Club features UGA student performers and is designed for children ages four… MORE

Athens Symphony Spring Concert

MAR
29
2015
Free tickets to the Athens Symphony Spring Concert on Sunday, March 29 will be distributed at The Classic Center… MORE

Kodo: One Earth Tour

MAR
29
2015
Since bursting onto the world scene in 1981, Kodo has entertained audiences around the globe with appearances in… MORE

Vadym Kholodenko on the Piano

MAR
31
2015
Every four years, the most talented pianists from the around the world come to Ft. Worth, TX, to compete for the Gold… MORE

Automatic for Autism: Resource Fair and Film

APR
1
2015
  Join friends and come to Automatic for Autism's The Faces of Autism in Athens. This is an autism resource… MORE

An Evening with Les Brown: Unleash Your Greatness

APR
6
2015
Les Brown, the world's foremost motivational speaker and personal development expert, will be live at The Classic… MORE

Christina and Michelle Naughton

APR
7
2015
Christina and Michelle Naughton have been hailed by the San Francisco Examiner for their "stellar… MORE

The Mavericks & Sam Bush

APR
9
2015
Grammy award-winners The Mavericks and Sam Bush will co-headline a concert at The Classic Center Theatre on Thursday,… MORE

FLUKE Mini-Comics Festival, 14th Annual

APR
11
2015
FLUKE is a mini-comic festival that has been organized by Athens-area comic artists, underground publishers and their… MORE

G Day: UGA Spring Football Game

APR
11
2015
Georgia Football is back in action! Come get a preview of the great things that lay ahead for the 2015 Bulldogs! The… MORE

Plantapalooza! Combined Spring Plant Sales

APR
11
2015
  Participants will find a vast assortment of plants at each sale and have access to experts to help select… MORE

UGA International Street Festival

APR
11
2015
The 2015 UGA International Street Festival celebrates its 17th year providing cultural displays, traditional costumes,… MORE

Classic City Brew Fest, 20th Annual

APR
12
2015
For 20 years, the Classic City Brew Fest has been known as one of the Southeast's most enjoyable craft beer… MORE

The Anomaly Tour featuring Lecrae

APR
16
2015
Grammy-award winning hip-hop artist Lecrae released his seventh studio album, "Anomaly," to critical acclaim… MORE

Dancing with the Athens Stars

APR
18
2015
Dancing with the Athens Stars has entertained thousands of people and generated more than $325,000 since it began in… MORE

Piedmont Gardeners Tour, 22nd Annual

APR
18
2015
The Piedmont Gardeners Annual Garden Tour features five local private gardens. Admission to the self-guided tour cost… MORE

Saturday Morning Club: UGA Symphony Orchestra

APR
18
2015
Launched in 2013, the Saturday Morning Club features UGA student performers and is designed for children ages four… MORE

Jupiter String Quartet

APR
20
2015
The Jupiter String Quartet is a particularly intimate group, consisting of violinists Nelson Lee and Megan Freivogel,… MORE

RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles

APR
21
2015
RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles is a live multi-media spectacular that takes you on a musical journey through the life… MORE

Twilight Criterium

APR
24
2015
The 36th Annual Athens Twilight Criterium in downtown Athens is a professional cycling event and festival, tailored to… MORE

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: The Arch Chamber Music Festival

APR
25
2015
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is America’s premier repertory company for chamber music. The annual… MORE

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: The Arch Chamber Music Festival

APR
26
2015
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is America’s premier repertory company for chamber music. The annual… MORE

Athens Symphony Pops Concert

MAY
1
2015
The Athens Symphony will present its annual Pops Concert May 1 and 2 at The Classic Center Grand Hall. Admission is… MORE

Indie South Fair's Springtacular 2015

MAY
2
2015
Indie South Fair presents their 8th annual Springtacular featuring artists and crafters, plus food trucks, workshops,… MORE

 

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