Saturday, April 20

40 events


  • Memorial Park

    11 a.m. FREE!

    Five Points Easter Egg Hunt

    Get those eggs! Kids will be divided into age groups of 0–2, 3–4, 5–7 and 8–10 years old.

  • East Athens Community Center

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

    Easter Egg Hunt

    Children will have the opportunity to meet and take pictures with the Easter Bunny, participate in arts & crafts, activities and games.

  • 12 p.m. FREE! 706-543-8213

    Easter Egg Hunt

    (Mack & Payne Funeral Home, 625 Nellie B Ave.) A traditional Easter egg hunt for children.

  • Hard Labor Creek State Park

    11:30 a.m. $5 (park pass), $2 (wagon rides).

    Egg Hunt

    Children will be placed in age groups, and the Easter Bunny will make an appearance for photos.


  • Sanford Stadium

    2 p.m. FREE!


    The UGA football team splits into the Red and Black squads and goes at it. See Flag Football on p. 11.


  • 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 Dr. Arvin Scott (8 a.m.) and Courtland Walters (10 a.m.).

  • 9 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE!

    22nd Annual Southland Jubilee

    (Greensboro, GA) Find unique vendors lining Main Street with handmade crafts, snacks, live music, classic cars and kids activities.

  • Athens

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. $15-20.

    Piedmont Gardeners Tour of Gardens

    (Multiple Locations) Showcase of five distinctive private gardens, open to visitors for one day, rain or shine. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Max

    10 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Swadeshi Black Market & Coop

    Swadeshi includes music, food, vendors, DIY craft tables and community networking. For the past two years, the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement has hosted a market place to support and promote black and brown business owners, women and entrepreneurs. 

  • Miller Learning Center

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE!

    STEMzone UGA

    Play with science while learning about the cool research that is done on campus. Visitors will be able to meet monarch butterflies, explore human artifacts and more!

  • Memorial Park

    6:15 p.m. (lesson), 6:30–9:30 p.m. (dance). $8 (adults), $4 (ages 11–17), FREE! (ages 11 & under).

    Contra Dance

    A monthly dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music by Mike Robinson and calling.

  • Harris Shoals Park

    1-3 p.m. FREE! 770-403-3679

    What on Earth? An Earth Day Celebration

    Attendees can meet a possum rehabilitator, learn how to avoid chiggers, help Monarch butterflies, distinguish good bugs from bad ones, cook with energy-efficient Instant Pots or solar cookers and more.

  • Half-Shepherd Market & Cheese Shop

    11 a.m.-3 p.m.

    Spring Celebration

    Raw milk appreciation day, featuring samples of European cheeses and more.

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!

    SEAN MCAULEY Rootsy local acoustic singer-songwriter. (8 a.m.)

    NINA RICCI Modern folk singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN. (10 a.m.)

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    CLASSIC CITY JUKEBOX Local all-star rock and roll cover band.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18–20).

    ENDLESS RIFFS FEST Celebrate tokers' favorite holiday with a lineup of heavy music, featuring Savagist, Malevich, Marses, Apparition, Woorms and Dead Vibes EnsembleSee Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • The Falls

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-850-2217

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $5.

    OUTERSEA Athens-based psychedelic surf-rock five-piece. Album release show! See story on p. 14.

    CALICO VISION Athens-based melodic psychedelic-pop group.

    FRENCH EXIT Local group playing psych-tinged baroque pop.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5.

    SARAH ZUNIGA Talented local singer-songwriter with a sweet, strong voice.

    HIT LIZARD Athens-based grunge band.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).

    TRIBUTE Eight-piece ensemble that recreates the Allman Brothers' first five years using vintage equipment.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-3928

    MAKING STRANGE Local folk-pop group.

    JOE WILLEY & THE MOVIN' MEN Lyric-driven Americana music from a local folk group. 

  • Fully Loaded Pizza Co.

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-705-6150

    PARKER OLIVER Local musician playing soul and rock covers and originals.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT.

    MIDLAND Texas trio with an abiding love of classic county and rock.

    DESURE Twangy folk guitarist and songwriter.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $10.

    MARSHMALLOW COAST Longtime Athens indie-pop band led by songwriter Andy Gonzales.

    JAY GONZALEZ Athens songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with an affinity for classic pop melodies.

    JACOB MORRIS Once-local singer-songwriter who performs gentle, melodic folk tunes.

  • J&J Flea Market

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-613-2410

    RC COWBOY Local performer playing country and gospel standards and originals.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    6 p.m. $5.

    ATHENS SURF STOMP A showcase of surf-inspired music, featuring The Serf Lords, The Flamethrowers, Kinky Waikiki, The Mystery Men?, The KBK, Genki Genki Panic and Forbidden Waves. Plus, an afterparty featuring Noxboys and Nate and the Nightmares, with DJ Kurt Wood and DJ NFW spinning all night between bands.

  • No. 3 Railroad Street

    7 p.m. $10.

    MARION MONTGOMERY & GLYN DENHAM Buesy local folk duo.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE FUNK BROTHERHOOD Local party band performs a nonstop dance party featuring horn-driven hits.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    12 p.m. 706-613-0122

    RAISE FUNDS NOT GUNS A fundraiser for the Youth For Gun Violence Prevention organization, featuring music from Linqua Franqa, Kxng Blanco and more. 


  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    4:30-6 p.m. FREE!

    West African Dance Workshop

    Learn West African dance with Kodi Allen and live drumming with Aly Camara. All levels welcome. Bring a potluck dish to share after.

  • reBlossom Mama Baby Shop

    12-1 p.m. $11.

    Prenatal Yoga

    Designed for moms at any stage of pregnancy. Beginners are welcome. 

  • reBlossom Mama Baby Shop

    11 a.m.-12 p.m. $10.

    Mama & Baby Yoga

    This class is designed for moms of any stage to do with or without baby. This community style class will help cultivate strength, increase energy and nurture well-being.


  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m. $3.

    Booty Boyz

    BOOTY BOYZ DJs Immuzikation, Twin Powers and Z-Dog spin fresh jams and old-school favorites. 

  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $2 (headphone).

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away to two different channels of music.

  • That Bar Athens

    10 p.m.

    DJ Y@

    DJ Y@ Thump the night away with a set of EDM.

  • Starland Pizzeria and Pub

    11 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20).

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away to three different channels of music. 


Lectures & Lit

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Josina Guess

    Celebrate National Poetry Month with local poet Guess, who will talk poetry and read some of her works, including a selection from the newly released Fight Evil With Poetry. Audience members are invited to bring a one-page poem to read aloud.



  • Athens

    Apr. 19-21. FREE!

    Athens Free Art Egg Hunt

    Over 80 local and Atlanta artists have created egg-shaped works of art that will be hidden all over Athens. Just follow the Free Art Friday Athens hashtag (#FAFATH) on Instagram for clues to each egg's location. Get there first and the egg is yours.