Saturday, June 2

34 events


  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10–11 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Naturalist's Walk

    Join the SCNC staff for a walk highlighting the beauty of winter. 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.


  • 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.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    2–6 p.m.

    Athens Black Market and Cultural Experience

    The market supports local minority business vendors. Offerings range from local food, artisan home goods and natural beauty products, plus live performances, guest speakers and more.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    2–6 p.m.

    Athens Black Market and Cultural Experience

    The market supports local minority business vendors. Offerings range from local food, artisan home goods and natural beauty products, plus live performances, guest speakers and more.

  • 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

    4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-612-9327

    SYLVIA ROSE NOVAK Southern gothic singer-songwriter with sharp vibrato and a sharper fiddle. Album release show! See story on p. 13.

  • 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 JAZZ Rotating local jazz groups play every Friday and Saturday nights.

  • 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.


  • Hip Vintage and Handmade

    2–4 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    Keith Bennett shares a new collection of layered photographs and graphics. 

  • 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.



  • 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

  • ACC Council on Aging

    12 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    Avid and the Athens Community Council on Aging present author Jonathan Putnam in celebration of his book Final Resting Place: A Lincoln and Speed Mystery

  • 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.