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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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Historical UGA Football Tour : Vince Dooley: A Retrospective: 1954-1988

AUG
29
2014
A look at former University of Georgia head football Coach Vince Dooley's career opens Aug. 29 at the Richard B.… MORE

Umphrey’s McGee - SOLD OUT

AUG
29
2014
Umphrey's McGee will perform at The Classic Center Theatre Friday, Aug. 29 at 8:30 p.m.  UPDATE, 8/26:… MORE

UGA Football vs. Clemson

AUG
30
2014
The Georgia Bulldogs take on Clemson in their first home game of the 2014 season. The entire town takes on a… MORE

An Evening with Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo

SEP
4
2014
Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo are some of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. … MORE

Farmers Table Supper Series: Darby Farms

SEP
4
2014
Cinco y Diez launches their monthly supper series featuring local producers next Thursday. One of chef Whitney… MORE

Volleyball: Bulldog Invitational

SEP
5
2014
The Georgia Bulldogs host the Bulldog Invitational to open the 2014 season. For last-minute hotel rooms, parking… MORE

Artist Reception - Reverberations: an Athens Celebrates Elephant 6 Exhibit

SEP
7
2014
The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department will present the exhibit, Reverberations: an Athens Celebrates… MORE

Rabbit Box: Getting Schooled - Stories about Education

SEP
10
2014
Rabbit Box is a storytelling collective for people in the Athens, GA area to tell their true-life stories for the… MORE

22nd Annual Insectival

SEP
13
2014
The State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia will host the 22nd annual Insect-ival! Family… MORE

UGA Miracle Presents Chase Rice

SEP
17
2014
Singer/songwriter Chase Rice has a series of accomplishments that others merely contemplate – he’s been… MORE

Historical UGA Football Tour : Vince Dooley: A Retrospective: 1954-1988

SEP
19
2014
A look at former University of Georgia head football Coach Vince Dooley's career opens Aug. 29 at the Richard B.… MORE

UGA Football vs. Troy

SEP
20
2014
The Georgia Bulldogs take on Troy in their second home game of the 2014 season. The entire town takes on a… MORE

108 Sun Salutation Festival

SEP
21
2014
Celebrate Nature, the change of season, and National Yoga Month with this ancient and powerful practice.   A… MORE

Mamma Mia!

SEP
21
2014
"Mamma Mia!," the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to The Classic Center Theatre… MORE

UGA Hockey: Georgia Ice Dawgs vs. Florida

SEP
21
2014
Come cheer on the Ice Dawgs as they face off against the University of Florida on Saturday, September 20.  … MORE

Celebrating Wildflowers: Fall Hike in the Nash Prairie at the Garden

SEP
24
2014
The Celebrating Wildflowers program was created in 1991 by the USDA Forest Service in response to a public request for… MORE

Garrison Keillor

SEP
24
2014
Garrison Keillor is a national treasure and a master storyteller. A Prairie Home Companion, his popular radio variety… MORE

Historical UGA Football Tour : Vince Dooley: A Retrospective: 1954-1988

SEP
26
2014
A look at former University of Georgia head football Coach Vince Dooley's career opens Aug. 29 at the Richard B.… MORE

A Night of Salsa, Swing, and Tango Music with Athens Tango Project and the…

SEP
27
2014
Join friends for a night of salsa, swing, and tango music at Hendershots Coffee! The Swing Street Dance Band will open… MORE

UGA Football vs. Tennessee

SEP
27
2014
The Georgia Bulldogs take on Tennessee in their third home game of the 2014 season. The entire town takes on a… MORE

Sunflower Music Series: Klezmer Local 42 with Mary Sigalas

SEP
30
2014
The State Botanical Garden has a great line-up of musicians to perform for our popular annual Sunflower Music Series… MORE

Broken Bells with Hamilton Leithauser

OCT
1
2014
Broken Bells, the musical partnership comprised of Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) and James Mercer, are proud to announce… MORE

Circle Ensemble Theatre Company's Shakespeare in the Garden: ROMEO AND…

OCT
3
2014
Everyone knows one version of this classic tale, but which did Shakespeare's company probably use? Circle's… MORE

Historical UGA Football Tour : Vince Dooley: A Retrospective: 1954-1988

OCT
3
2014
A look at former University of Georgia head football Coach Vince Dooley's career opens Aug. 29 at the Richard B.… MORE

UGA Football vs. Vanderbilt

OCT
4
2014
The Georgia Bulldogs take on Vanderbilt in their fourth home game of the 2014 season. The entire town takes on a… MORE

4th Annual Autumn Harvest Feast

OCT
5
2014
Share a family style Sunday dinner, music, and silent auction with your favorite local farmers, artisans, chefs, and… MORE

The Attacca Quartet: The Payne Memorial Concert

OCT
5
2014
The Attacca Quartet was formed by four students at New York City’s Juilliard School in 2003 and made its… MORE

Juilliard String Quartet

OCT
7
2014
Founded in 1946, the Juilliard String Quartet maintains the credo of its founders to “play new works as if they… MORE

Rabbit Box: Bewitched

OCT
8
2014
Rabbit Box is a storytelling collective for people in the Athens, GA area to tell their true-life stories for the… MORE

Shovels & Rope and John Fullbright

OCT
10
2014
It's not all that unusual for musicians to talk the talk about taking a less-is-more approach to their work - but it's… MORE

30th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival

OCT
11
2014
More information coming soon! Everyone is welcome to attend this family-friendly Athens fall tradition co-sponsored… MORE

Terrapin's Hop Harvest Festival

OCT
11
2014
Pull out your calendars and make a big green X on Saturday, October 11 for the 5th Annual Hop Harvest Festival hosted… MORE

Athens-To-Atlanta Road Skate, 33rd Annual

OCT
12
2014
With 30 years of tradition, Athens to Atlanta (A2A) is the oldest and most famous road skate in America. Starting in… MORE

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

OCT
12
2014
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra returns to Hodgson Concert Hall with Donald Runnicles,the orchestra's principal guest… MORE

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet

OCT
15
2014
Founded in 1988, the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet was the first permanently established wind quintet in the famous… MORE

Athens Flute Choir performs Peter and the Wolf

OCT
19
2014
The Athens Flute Choir's Fall concert will feature Sergei Prokofiev's fanciful fairy tale "Peter and the… MORE

AthFest Half Marathon

OCT
19
2014
The 5th annual AthHalf combines our city's love of music and art with its vibrantly enthusiastic health community to… MORE

Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour

OCT
21
2014
Alton Brown, "Iron Chef" host and renowned television personality is taking his brand of quirky humor and… MORE

Paul Huang on the Violin

OCT
21
2014
Hailed by The Washington Post as “an artist with the goods for a significant career,” and praised by The… MORE

Saturday Morning Club: UGA Wind Ensemble

OCT
25
2014
This fun series features outstanding UGA student performers. The performances are designed especially for children… MORE

Turquoise Jeep & Yip Deceiver

OCT
25
2014
Come to the New Earth Music Hall to enjoy music by Turquoise Jeep and Yip Deceiver! MORE

Bill Cosby's Far From Finished Tour

OCT
26
2014
Comedy Central will present Bill Cosby's Far From Finished Tour live at The Classic Center Theatre on Sunday, Oct. 26… MORE

The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra

OCT
26
2014
William Count Basie started the Count Basie Orchestra in 1935, in Kansas City, Missouri. Within a year, America was… MORE

Accordian Virtuosi of Russia

OCT
28
2014
Accordion Virtuosi of Russia was founded in 1943 by Professor Pavel Smirnov during the Leningrad siege. Throughout its… MORE

Historical UGA Football Tour : Vince Dooley: A Retrospective: 1954-1988

OCT
31
2014
A look at former University of Georgia head football Coach Vince Dooley's career opens Aug. 29 at the Richard B.… MORE

Wild Rumpus Halloween Parade

OCT
31
2014
  The vision of The Wild Rumpus is to provide an organized avenue for the massive array of Athens creativity… MORE

Javier Perianes on Piano

NOV
3
2014
Pianist Javier Perianes is one of Spain’s most popular young artists; he was the artist-in-residence at the… MORE

Reigning Sound with Natural Child

NOV
3
2014
Reigning Sound's principal songwriter/member is Greg Cartwright, who's been leading the shifting cast of characters… MORE

Spotlight on the Arts Festival at UGA

NOV
6
2014
The arts at UGA will be spotlighted during a nine-day festival in November when members of the UGA Arts Council will… MORE

Ghostland Observatory’s Aaron Behrens and the Midnight Stroll with Ranch…

NOV
7
2014
Aaron Behrens is the lead singer of Ghostland Observatory. Aaron Behrens and the Midnight Stroll is his current form… MORE

Saturday Morning Club: Saxophone Extravaganza

NOV
8
2014
This fun series features outstanding UGA student performers. The performances are designed especially for children… MORE

Kathleen Battle: The Underground Railroad

NOV
9
2014
Kathleen Battle's soaring voice has carried her to the heights of the classical music world. The Washington Post calls… MORE

CMT on Tour 2014: Up in Smoke with Kip Moore

NOV
11
2014
Platinum-selling singer/songwriter Kip Moore will headline the CMT On Tour 2014: Up In Smoke at The Classic Center… MORE

Saintseneca

NOV
12
2014
Come to the New Earth Music Hall to enjoy music by Saintseneca. MORE

Russian State Symphony Orchestra

NOV
13
2014
Established in 1991, Moscow's Russian State Symphony Orchestra has received worldwide acclaim and is ranked among the… MORE

Historical UGA Football Tour : Vince Dooley: A Retrospective: 1954-1988

NOV
14
2014
A look at former University of Georgia head football Coach Vince Dooley's career opens Aug. 29 at the Richard B.… MORE

UGA Football vs. Auburn

NOV
15
2014
The Georgia Bulldogs take on Auburn in their fifth home game of the 2014 season. The entire town takes on a… MORE

Dave Mason's Traffic Jam World Tour

NOV
16
2014
  Secure a reserved table (two or four seat options) or the VIP Suite before the general public gets a chance! … MORE

The Hot Sardines

NOV
17
2014
It’s a great American success story worthy of the cinema — a born-and-bred New York City actor meets a… MORE

ARCO Chamber Orchestra

NOV
18
2014
Established by Levon Ambartsumian during his years as professor of violin at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, the… MORE

Papadosio with Ghost Owl

NOV
20
2014
The information age has a sound. Revolutionary technology meets a revolutionary message in Papadosio. Melding… MORE

Historical UGA Football Tour : Vince Dooley: A Retrospective: 1954-1988

NOV
21
2014
A look at former University of Georgia head football Coach Vince Dooley's career opens Aug. 29 at the Richard B.… MORE

Randy Rogers Band

NOV
21
2014
When the Randy Rogers Band's last project debuted as the most-downloaded country album on iTunes, plenty of the… MORE

UGA Football vs. Charleston Southern

NOV
22
2014
The Georgia Bulldogs take on Charleston Southern in their sixth home game of the 2014 season. The entire town takes… MORE

 

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