Annual Athens Events

Some seasons are busier than others, but there’s almost always something going on in Athens. Here are some highlights of annual events that help make Athens exciting, but be sure also to check Flagpole’s Calendar in the paper or online to get the full range of possibilities every week.

UGA Football Sanford Stadium on campus: Sept. 10, South Carolina; Sept. 17, Coastal Carolina; Oct. 1, Mississippi State; Nov. 5, New Mexico State (Homecoming); Nov. 12, Auburn; Nov. 19, Kentucky. Love ‘em or not, you’ve got to plan your day around the Dogs—

North Georgia Folk Festival, Sept. 24 Local folk, bluegrass and Americana bands, crafts and food outside at Sandy Creek Park—

PopFest, Oct. 11–15

The Athens, GA Half Marathon, Oct. 22-23

The Wild Rumpus Parade and Spectacle, Oct. 29

The Downtown Parade of Lights, Dec. 1

A Taste of Athens, Feb. 19

Dancing with the Stars

Boybutante Ball, Apr. 14

FLUKE!, third week of April Comic books and their creators are the focus of this all-day show and tell—

Twilight Criterium, Apr. 27–29 A weekend of biking events culminating in the world-class race through the dark streets of downtown—

Athens Americana Festival, last weekend of April

Flagpole Athens Music Awards, June 21 Local bands play and awards are presented to the winners selected by Flagpole readers

AthFest, June 20–24