Some seasons are busier than others, but thereâ€™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 Flagpoleâ€™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 â€˜em or not, youâ€™ve got to plan your day around the Dogsâ€”www.georgiadogs.com
North Georgia Folk Festival, Sept. 24 Local folk, bluegrass and Americana bands, crafts and food outside at Sandy Creek Parkâ€”www.athensfolk.org
PopFest, Oct. 11â€“15 athenspopfest.com
The Athens, GA Half Marathon, Oct. 22-23 athensgahalf.com
The Wild Rumpus Parade and Spectacle, Oct. 29 www.wildrumpus.org
The Downtown Parade of Lights, Dec. 1 www.athensclarkecounty.com
A Taste of Athens, Feb. 19 www.communityconnection211.org/taste
Dancing with the Stars www.project-safe.org/Dancing-with-the-Athens-Stars.html
Boybutante Ball, Apr. 14 www.boybutante.org
FLUKE!, third week of April Comic books and their creators are the focus of this all-day show and tellâ€”www.flukeathens.com
Twilight Criterium, Apr. 27â€“29 A weekend of biking events culminating in the world-class race through the dark streets of downtownâ€”www.athenstwilight.com
Athens Americana Festival, last weekend of April www.athenshumanrightsfest.org
Flagpole Athens Music Awards, June 21 Local bands play and awards are presented to the winners selected by Flagpole readers
AthFest, June 20â€“24 athfest.com
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