Saturday, June 1

34 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 Hibbs Family Band (8 a.m.).

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE!

    West Broad Farmers Market

    WBFM offers a wide-variety of fresh and locally-sourced produce, hot food, handmade crafts, and other functional goods as well as entertainment, activities, and educational workshops. The WBFM is an inclusive space for cross-cultural and inter-generational engagement.

  • Hip Vintage and Handmade

    10 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE!

    Hip Summer Market

    Browse local art and vintage wares in the outdoor forest garden behind Hip.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

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

    Nature's Trading Post

    Trade objects you have found in nature for points or other natural objects in the collection. 

  • Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, Firehall #2

    Oct. 5–6, 11 a.m.–8 p.m. FREE!

    Vintage Market Pop-Up

    Vendors from Athens and Atlanta pack the historic fire station with vintage goods, clothing and items from the past.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    12-8 p.m.

    25th Annual Community Carnival

    Help Athens Land Trust celebrate 25 years of conserving, empowering and sustaining communities. The carnival features rides, game booths, food trucks and vendors, face painting, live music and more. Free entry, ride prices vary.

  • Winterville Library

    11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. FREE!

    Sweet Olive Farm and the Alpacas

    Learn about the rescue organization and meet some adorable alpacas.


  • Farmington Pottery, Farmington

    June 1–2, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

    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.

  • Southern Star Studio

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE!

    Southern Star Open Studio & Pottery Sale

    Pottery studio features work by Maria Dondero, Jennifer Heynen, Chona Reyes Leathers, Regina Mandell, Allya Macdonald, Kerry Steinberg, Alex Wilkins and Brandon Bishop.

  • ACC Library

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    The ACC Library Quiet Gallery presents a collection of watercolors and art quilts by Elizabeth Barton. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

  • June 1–2, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 706-410-5200

    Nancy Green Ceramics Group Studio Sale

    (1500 Tappan Spur Rd., Watkinsville) Featuring ceramics by Jorie Berman, Juana Gnecco, Jen Graff, Nancy Green, Minsoo Yuh and Sunkoo Yuh, plus hand-printed textiles and cards by Sara Parker.

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    ALL MY FRIENDS ARE DEAD Four-piece jam band from Atlanta with blues, jazz and R&B influences.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+) $7 (18–20).

    JON WORTHY & THE BENDS Nashville-based Americana four-piece.

    RODNEY SANDERS New local songwriter with his own voice and influences from Blaze Foley to JJ Cale.

    HIT LIZARD Athens-based grunge band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $7.

    LITTLE GOLD Local group playing garage-rock with country and pop sensibilities.

    ROSE HOTEL Atlanta-based indie band led by songwriter Jordan Reynolds. Album release show! See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

    DAGMAR VORK Athens-based indie-pop group with a crisp, warm sound.

    SUNSET PIG Indiana-based psychedelic pop band.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $5.

    SCOTT SPILLANE EXP The Neutral Milk Hotel member plays hypnotic folk-rock with his band.

    FASTER CIRCUITS Local psych-pop band led by songwriter Derek Almstead.

    TOM VISIONS Local artist playing post-mystical, psychedelic electronic music.

    SARAH SWILLUM Local artist playing hallucinatory beat-pop featuring existential chants and dance.

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door).

    NEW SENSATION Atlanta-based INXS tribute band.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6 p.m. FREE!

    THE WELFARE LINERS Five-piece local bluegrass unit blending classic tunes with melodic, high-lonesome originals.

    SILVER STRING BAND Americana ensemble from New Mexico.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $18 (adv.), $22 (door).

    RUMOURS Fleetwood Mac tribute band based in Atlanta.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    HAYBABY Sludgy pop trio from Brooklyn, NY.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $7.

    GRANT COWAN Local jazz-influenced, piano-playing pop singer-songwriter.

  • 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

    Project Safe Benefit. 10 p.m. $5.

    GRAND VAPIDS Local alt-rock band with a dense, dreamy, slowcore-inspired sound. 

    CALICO VISION Athens-based melodic psychedelic-pop group.

    VISION VIDEO New local goth-pop group featuring members of Shehehe and Booty Boyz.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-4742

    FUX Fun-loving classic rock band.


Lectures & Lit

  • No. 3 Railroad Street

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE!

    Friends of the Oglethorpe County Library Book Sale

    CDs, DVDs, vinyl, handcrafted gifts and more. Proceeds benefit the library.


  • Lavonia Cultural Center

    May 31, 7 p.m. June 1, 2:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. June 2, 2:30 p.m. $10.

    No Strings Attached

    The Franklin Community Players present a production of No Strings Attached, the musical adaptation of Carlo Collodi's classic children's story Pinocchio.

  • Lavonia Cultural Center

    May 31, 7 p.m. June 1, 2:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. June 2, 2:30 p.m. $10.

    No Strings Attached

    The Franklin Community Players present a production of No Strings Attached, the musical adaptation of Carlo Collodi's classic children's story Pinocchio.



  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Teens Can Cook

    Cook an easy meal for yourself in the mobile kitchen. Ages 13 & up.

  • Bogart Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Library Avenger Training

    Volunteer program for ‘tween children who have completed third to eighth grades and/or are at least 9 years old by Sept. 1, 2019. Avengers must have an ARLS volunteer form on file. All activities occur under adult supervision. 

  • reBlossom Mama Baby Shop

    10 a.m. $10.

    Cloth Diaper Quest

    Join the Mom Squad for a wrap-up of cloth diapering basics.

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE!

    RRR Magic Show

    Carey Huddlestun presents a magic show demonstrating the fun of reducing, recycling and reusing.