Saturday, June 27

102 events


  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.-12 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Farmers Market

    The market hosts around 45 vendors, children's activities and cooking demos. All produce is grown locally, sustainably and by those who are selling it. Live music by Random Acts. This is the last market of the season.

  • Oconee County Courthouse

    8 a.m.–1 p.m.

    Oconee Farmers Market

    (Watkinsville) Locally grown produce, meats, grains, flowers, soaps, birdhouses, gourds and more.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    10 a.m.–2 p.m.

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Featuring fresh produce, honey, crafts, soaps, baked goods, cooking demos, children's activities and live music. Every Saturday. In celebration of Halloween, today will include face painting, mask-making with KA Artist Shop, carnival games led by AKF Athens Martial Arts, pumpkin painting, health screenings, live music by Scarlet Stitch, dancing by WiseXpressions, cooking demos and more.

  • Multiple Locations

    June 25–26. $30–35/car.,

    Georgia Mountains Farm Tour

    Tour North Georgia's sustainable local food farms in Hall, Habersham, Rabun, White, Stephens and neighboring counties. Shop for food directly from the farms, enjoy a farm-to-table meal and learn about sustainable agriculture practices such as year-round greenhouses, community gardens, honey production and more.

  • Alps Nutrition

    June 26, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. & June 27, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE!

    Alps Nutrition 19th Anniversary

    Alps Nutrition celebrates 19 years in Athens with gift bags, samples, treats and more.

Live Music

  • 10 p.m. 706-850-9040

    HEATHEN SONS Alt-country-influenced rock band from Nashville.

    CODY HUGGINS Nashville-based singer-songwriter.

  • 9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    THE FLAMETHROWERS Athens-based surf band.

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!

    CORBETT WALSH Local singer-songwriter. (8 a.m.)

    SCARLET STITCH Straight-up rock and roll band. Playing a special acoustic set. (10 a.m.)

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    COVER BOY Atlanta-based band featuring a former member of the Georgia Satellites.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    2 p.m. FREE! (21+), $2 (18–20).

    DIRTY ATHENS DAY PARTY Featuring the following bands on two rotating stages: Hunger Anthem (2 p.m.), Tedo Stone (2:30 p.m.), Bobby's Shorts (3 p.m.), Bathroom/s (3:45 p.m.), Hot Fudge (4 p.m.), Crunchy (4:30 p.m.), Grand Vapids (5 p.m.), Music Band (5:30 p.m.), Illegal Drugs (6 p.m.), Purses (6:30 p.m.), Double Ferrari (7 p.m.) and Velveteen Pink (8 p.m.). See Calendar Pick on p. 21.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-742-7735

    ANDREW VICKERY Americana artist from Atlanta.

  • Go Bar

    4 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DUDE MAGNETS Noisy indie-rock chaos.

    FUTURE APE TAPES Local group creating psychedelic, experimental music driven by loops, beats, guitars and synths.

    GURGLE TWINS Macon-based experimental group featuring members of Cult of Riggonia.

    LEISURE SERVICE Michael Pierce of local experimental outfit Wet Garden plays a solo set.

    THE FANTASTICS New local rock and roll group.

    PROUD MOUTH No info available.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    12 p.m. FREE!

    SLUSH FUND DAY PARTY Slush Fund and BMI present a daytime showcase, featuring Fairfax Drug (12:30 p.m.), Matt Knutson (1:30 p.m.), Saint Pe (2:30 p.m.), Blackfoot Gypsies (3:30 p.m.), David Barbe (4:30 p.m.) and Black Linen (5:30 p.m.). See Calendar Pick on p. 21.

  • Normaltown Hall

    11 a.m. FREE!

    BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS New West Records presents a daytime soiree featuring acoustic sets from The Whigs, Cicada Rhythm and Elijah Ocean. Plus, free Sr. Sol tacos, beer, soda, water, 1000 Faces coffee and more. See Calendar Pick on p. 21.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    DANGFLY Local rock band featuring an all-star lineup, including Adam Payne, Shawn Johnson, Jay Rodgers, Scotty Nicholson and Adam Poulin.

    KITE TO THE MOON Wild pop spurring from the edgy monsterbrain of Timi Conley, joined by the rhythm section of Jay Rodgers and Andrew Hanmer.


  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650,

    Infant Storytime

    Designed to nurture language skills through literature-based materials and activities. Parents assist their children in movements and actions while playing.

  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE!

    Saturday Movies

    Family fun movies are shown in the story room. Call for movie title.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    1–4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Celebrate Mud Day

    Participants will play in the mud. Dress to get muddy.

  • Ciné

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Stop Motion Animation

    Watch the premiere of "The Way Things Move: Stop Motion Animation," an AthFest Educates supported program with videos created by 33 children.


  • Oconee County Library

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950,

    Computer Class: Free eBooks and Audiobooks

    Learn to use Georgia Download Destination and take advantage of the free eBooks and audiobooks available. Register by calling.

  • Revival Yarns

    2 p.m. $30. 706-850-1354,

    Knit 2 Class

    Review casting on, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, stockinette and garter stitch patterns. RSVP.



  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    11 a.m.–11 p.m. $10.

    Get Your Game On

    Play classic and modern board games all day. Choose from over 70 games, enjoy food and game lessons. Proceeds benefit Rose of Athens Theatre.



  • Ciné

    10 p.m. $7.50 ($5 w/ AthFest wristband).

    Shadow Zombie

    A lonely drug dealer finds peace when he transforms into his alter ego by painting his face and snorting painkillers. With live music by Ginko, and a Q&A with filmmaker Jorge Torres-Torres and actor Kim Filth.


  • Athens Community Theater

    June 26–27, 8 p.m. & June 28, 2 p.m. $5.

    The Moonstone

    Town & Gown Players' Second Stage show presents a stage adaptation of the novel by Wilkie Collins. Rachel Verinder inherits a cursed yet sacred Hindu relic on her 16th birthday, but the stone mysteriously vanishes soon after. See Theatre Notes on p. 11.

  • Winterville Auditorium

    June 15–16, 8 p.m. & June 17, 2 p.m. $15–20.

    Little Women

    Circle Ensemble Theatre Company presents an adaption of Louisa May Alcott's Civil War-era classic. See Theatre Notes on p. 10.

  • Winterville Auditorium

    June 15–16, 8 p.m. & June 17, 2 p.m. $15–20.

    Little Women

    Circle Ensemble Theatre Company presents an adaption of Louisa May Alcott's Civil War-era classic. See Theatre Notes on p. 10.


  • Max

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-254-3392

    Booty Boyz

    BOOTY BOYZ DJs ImmuzikationTwin Powers and Z-Dog spin dance hits into the night.