Athens Area Weekend Roundup! June 21-23rd

Its finally time… AthFest weekend is upon us! The festivities begin at 5pm Friday and continue until the evening on Sunday! We’re happy to provide all the need to know details to get you through this weekend. So be sure to stay hydrated and safe this weekend, and if you need an escape from the festivities, be sure to checkout the bottom of this blog for other events going on in and around the Athens area!

To stay up to date on weekend events in Athens, make sure to check our blog and instagram every Friday for current Weekend Events.


Main Stage: located right infront of 40 Watt.

Second Stage: located right infront of Little Kings Shuffle Club

KidsFest: this is a great way for the kiddos to experience more youth-friendly music and activities! The KidsFest stage is located on Washington St. between Lumpkin Ave and College Ave. The KidsFest performances are on Friday from 6-9pm, Saturday 10:30am – 6:15pm, and Sunday from 12:30pm-5pm. There will also be a KidsFest Dance Party on Saturday from 1-3pm at the Georgia Theater!

Club Crawl: Club Crawl is the fun “afterparty” after a day of outdoor performances. The wristbands are $35-40 and get your into 40 Watt, Georgia Theater, Roadhouse, Paloma Beer Garden, Hendeshots, Livewire, and more! The Club Crawl performances start around 8pm/9pm on Friday and Saturday and go until 2am (depending on the location). So if you don’t want the fun to end make sure to visit for information and to purchase your tickets!

Festival Zone: a new addition to AthFest, this year there will be a festival zone, where 21+ can show ID and get a wrist band, where they can take their beer and wine around with them to watch the outdoor performances. And the best part is, its only $5!


Don’t bring your furry friend! The temperatures this weekend in the mid 90’s so no dogs are going to be very happy walking around on the hot concrete! There are also no dog bowls out and around so it’s hard to keep furry friends hydrated during this busy time downtown.

Hydration! Make sure to bring your water and hyrdrate the night before. Also make sure to use sunscreen before enjoying your time at the outdoor stages!

Plan appropriately for Parking. Things will be extrememly crowded so make use of UGA and ACC Transit, and rideshare if possible! If you do need to bring your car downtown, try the College Ave. parking deck along with the multiple lots around the downtown area (these might require cash)

Don’t forget your wallet! Try to have your credit card and ID on you at all times! Most of the festival zone, bars, and merch won’t take cash so bring your credit card!

Other events going on this weekend:

Family Fishing: At the Sandy Creek Nature Park, come do family bonding on Friday with fishing! The poles and bait are provided. Its $5 for ACC residents and $7.50 for non residents, starting at 6pm!

Karaoke: Weekly karaoke at El Paso goes on this Friday starting at 6pm if you need an escape from the craziness that is AthFest!

Art Estate Sale: 13 S. Barnett Shoals Road. A fabulous sale of antique furniture and art by Stuart Mcall Libby on sale Saturday from 8am-1pm.

Athens Art Book Fair: At Athenuem on Saturday from 11am. Come see amazing work on paper from artist all over the Southeast, and its free!