Saturday, June 22

115 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 Rachel O'Neal (8 a.m.) and Alex Culbreth (10 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.

  • Athens, GA

    June 21, 5 p.m.–2 a.m. June 22, 10:30 a.m.–2 a.m. June 23, 12–8 p.m.


    The annual festival returns with outdoor stages, an artist market, kids activities and a club crawl.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. FREE!

    Climb Out of Darkness

    Walk along the Greenway to raise awareness of pregnancy and postpartum mental health. Meet survivors, supporters, providers and other families.


  • 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.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE!

    Family Day: Color, Form, and Light

    Explore the exhibition “Color, Form and Light” inspired by the dramatic compositions and bold colors of minimalist works of art. After complete gallery activities and create art to take home.

  • ACC Library

    1 p.m. FREE!

    Dr. Snook and the Chemistry of Space

    Dr. Maurice Snook leads a tour of "Space Chemistry: Magic Right Here on Earth." 

  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE!

    Bookmaking Workshop

    Explore the different pathways to telling stories in Dan Yaccarino's picturebook, I Am a Story. For ages 5–11 and their caregivers.


  • Ciné

    2 p.m. $9.75.

    Athens Rising

    Athens Rising: The Sicyon Project is a documentary highlighting the music, dance, food, stand-up comedy and visual art of Athens. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Interactive Movie Experience

    Enjoy a movie based on a book with props and a script for interactive fun.

  • Ciné

    Sept. 20, 21, 23 & 25, 7:15 p.m. Sept. 22, 2 p.m. Sept. 25, 9:20 p.m.

    Athens Rising 2: Transmittance

    Learn about the real, ongoing work that Athens organizations are engaged in to build a community through the arts. Subjects include Avid Bookshop, ATHICA, Canopy Studio, Condor Chocolates, Nuci's Space and many more.


  • Southern Brewing Company

    8–10 p.m. $5–10.

    Live Wrestling

    Bring your own folding chair and watch some live wrestling.

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    7:30 p.m.

    BLIND DELTA WOLF Local band playing "dangerous rock and roll."

  • Caledonia Lounge

    3 p.m. FREE!

    DIRTY ATHENS DAY PARTY Featuring music from Avery Leigh’s Night Palace, Paper Matador, Vision Video, Waltz, Double Ferrari, Calico Vision, Monsoon, Five Eight and David Barbe and Inward Dream Ebb.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    10 a.m. FREE!

    BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS New West Records' day party features food, drinks and music from Sailors and Ships, Parker Gispert, Austin Darnell, Oginalii and more.

  • The Foundry

    1:30 p.m. FREE (w/ festival wristband), $5 (adv.), $7 (door).

    THE MELTING POT VOL. 2 An all-day showcase featuring performances by Reptile Room, Hit Lizard, Blacknerdninja, Vices of Vanity, Shebloom., The Walters Trio, Jay Spice & Zac Chase and Leah Maloof.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6 p.m. FREE!

    MALCOLM & SULLIVAN Local soft-rock and folk duo.

    EASTVILLE BELLE Athens-based Americana outfit.

  • Go Bar

    3 p.m. 706-546-5609

    SUPER SATURDAY DREAMING A day party featuring music from Queerdoe, Celia Gary, Thrüm, New South, Tommy!, Like Father and DJ Boopz.

  • Go Bar

    6 p.m. $3. 706-546-5609

    QUEENS OF HIP HOP Featuring performances by Monsoon, Cassie Chantel, Stella Groove, Ta'Sheia Shantel and Indigo Bang.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    12:30 p.m. FREE!

    SLUSH FUND DAY PARTY Featuring live music from Forrest Isn't Dead, Thayer Sarrano, MammaBear and PLS PLS.

  • Lululemon

    6 p.m.

    HONEYCHILD SJ Ursrey plays folky pop songs with romantic themes, backed by an all-star band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-4742

    PARTIALS Local psychedelic pop band with a rich, danceable sound.

    MISNOMER Local nine-piece improvisational fusion group with a funky, jazzy sound.

    SONO LUMINI Local electronic-funk jam trio with a big sound and tasty melodies.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    4 p.m. FREE!

    GEORGIA REDCLAY Southern rock and country band playing a mix of originals and covers. 


  • ACC Library

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Family Tree Maker

    The Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society hosts "Hints and Tips for Using Family Tree Maker," a popular genealogical software.

  • 2:30 p.m. $15.

    Nothing is Permanent (So Let's Dance!)

    (Nimbl) A 90-minute, improvisation-based movement class with dance artist Blake Beckham (ATL). Open to all levels.


  • Moonlight Theater

    June 21, 8:30 p.m. June 22, 10 p.m. $8–14.

    Katie Hughes

    Katie Hughes, an Atlanta-based comedian and writer, is a weekend regular at Laughing Skull Lounge.

  • Wayfarer Music Hall

    June 21–22, 7:15 p.m. (doors), 8 p.m. (show). $20 (includes one drink).

    A Cabaret of Comedy

    A night of music, laughter, comedy, improv, standup and drinks. 

  • Moonlight Theater

    June 21, 10 p.m. & June 22, 8:30 p.m. $8–14.

    Six Kids Improv

    The troupe has been performing for over two years in Atlanta. Each member is an Athens native and specializes in short-form improv with an emphasis on narrative, story and fun.