Saturday, June 2

40 events


  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10–11 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Naturalist's Walk

    Join the SCNC staff for a walk around the property. Bring a camera or binoculars. All ages.


  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    11 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Nature's Trading Post

    Trade one or two objects found in nature for points or other nature objects in the center's collection.

  • Athens YWCO

    8 a.m. $30.

    Kids Pool to Path

    The aquathlon includes a swim with divisions by age. There will be a post-race celebration with face-painting, yard games and awards.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Pet Rocks

    Adopt a pet rock.

  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE!

    Drop-in Crafts

    Stop by the children's department to make a craft. Ages 2–11 and their caregivers.



  • Wolf Creek Ceramics

    June 2–3, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 706-410-5200

    Wolf Creek Pottery Sale

    Featuring new ceramic works by Jorie Berman, Juana Gnecco, Nancy Green and Minsoo Yuh. Hand-printed textiles and paper by Sara Parker. 

  • Farmington Pottery, Farmington

    June 2–3, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 706-769-8100

    Open House Pottery Sale

    Geoff and Lisa Pickett offer a selection of all kinds of pots for the house and garden, as well as herbal soaps and skincare products.

  • 1790 Salem Rd., Farmington

    10 a.m.–5 p.m. 678-863-1847

    J.B. Pottery Sale

    Jeff Bishoff shares recent works of pottery and art.

  • Hip Vintage and Handmade

    2–4 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    Meet British photographer Jonno Morley. His work will be on display through June.

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    6–8 p.m. $20–25.

    Garden Party

    This fundraiser is in celebration of OCAF's sculpture garden. Chefs will hone their culinary skills for "Bite This," while "postmART" displays a collection of 225 postcards decorated by artists across the country.


  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE!

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment.

  • Georgia Center for Continuing Education

    9 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE!

    Genealogy Expo

    The FamilySearch Family History and Genealogy Expo will feature history-related organizations, vendors and resources.

  • Georgia Square Mall

    10 a.m.–2 p.m.

    Athens West Fest

    (Parking lot behind the mall) Festivities include music performances, dancing, a kids zone, touch-a-truck, and a multi-vendor yardsale. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

  • Bishop Park

    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. FREE!

    Wear Orange: National Gun Violence Awareness Day

    Wear the safety color to promote gun safety awareness. Activities include family yoga, games, storytime, face painting and a photo booth. Lil Ice Cream Dude will be on site. 

  • Georgia Square Mall

    10 a.m.–2 p.m.

    Nonprofit Exploratorium

    Meet representatives from local organizations. Held in conjunction with Athens West Fest.

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!

    GREG MEREDITH Athens-based singer-songwriter and loop artist.

    MARION MONTGOMERY & GLYN DENHAM Buesy local folk duo.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18-20).

    DOUBLE FERRARI This local band plays virtuosic, riff-laden, instrumental rock. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

    HOT FUDGE Local psych-rock project helmed by guitar wizard Kris Deason.

    SHADE Dissonant, groove-oriented local post-punk band.

  • 40 Watt Club

    7:30 p.m. $10.

    HAMRICK & HAYNES Contemporary country duo from northeast Georgia.

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    NORTH GEORGIA BLUEGRASS BAND Local roots-music outfit led by longtime musical partners Chris White and Larry Saye.

  • Georgia Square Mall

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE!

    ATHENS WEST FEST A family-friendly festival featuring music from Tre Powell, Sunshine Slowdown and more.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6:30 p.m. FREE!

    LILY ROSE Local pop-folk singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door).

    RUMOURS Fleetwood Mac tribute band based in Atlanta.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    HIGHER LEVEL HIP HOP SHOWCASE Featuring performances by Clip Art, DJ Nate From Wuxtry and more.

  • Grindhouse Killer Burgers

    5 p.m. FREE! 706-612-9327

    SYLVIA ROSE NOVAK Southern gothic singer-songwriter with sharp vibrato and a sharper fiddle.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    11 a.m. FREE!

    BOSSA BRUNCH Enjoy brunch with some laid back Brazilian flavor.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SO NASTY Athens group led by saxophonist and vocalist Gnarly G and featuring a rotating cast of local musicians.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    MICHAEL HITCHCOCK Local songwriter playing acoustic Southern rock.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE!

    HEART OF PINE Roots-rocking local group.



  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    11 a.m. FREE!

    16th Annual Madison Chamber Music Festival

    The Hot Club of San Francisco performs a family concert of 1930s swing, acoustic string arrangements and more. Complimentary ice cream social to follow. 

Lectures & Lit

  • Normal Books

    3–6 p.m. FREE!

    Afternoon Open Mic

    Share your favorite poems, a passage from your novel or a story from days gone by. Each reader can share up to eight minutes of material. Co-hosted by Normal Books and the Athens Writers Association.

  • Avid Bookshop

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    (Five Points) Author Cinelle Barnes presents her memoir, Monsoon Mansion.

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    9 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE!

    Hargrett from the Vault

    See fragile and rare items such as Babylonian clay tablets, Dahlonega gold coins and more in this one-day exhibit.