Athens Area Weekend Roundup! June 7-9th

Happy Weekend! We have a new design for the blog this weekend! Events are separated into 2 different categories to make things easier to navigate for you. So if you’re looking for children events or things for you and your significant other to enjoy, we hopefully have something to make your weekend memorable!

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

For Kids:

Community Garden Field Party: Join us for Community Garden Field Day on Friday, June 7, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Rice Georgia. Explore the fascinating world of urban agriculture and learn about the impact of climate change on our gardens with demonstrations on soil fertility, soil sensors, and the innovative FarmBot technology. This free event will provide valuable insights and practical knowledge for anyone interested in gardening and sustainability. For more information, visit Don’t miss this opportunity to learn and grow with us!

National Donut Day Celebration: Come celebrate National Donut Day on Friday, June 7, at 11:00 AM at the Athens Library. Enjoy donut-themed activities and games, including a sprinkles race. This free event is perfect for kids, but registration is required. For more information, visit Don’t miss out on the fun!

Disney’s Descendants: Experience the enchantment of Disney’s Descendants at the Oconee Youth Playhouse on Friday, June 7th, at 7:00 PM. Dive into this captivating musical that delves into the lives of the offspring of classic villains like Maleficent and Cruella de Vil. Can’t make it on Friday? Don’t worry, additional showtimes are available on June 8th at 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM, as well as June 9th at 2:00 PM. Tickets are priced at $15–$20. For more details and ticket purchases, visit Don’t miss out on this magical journey!

Bridgeton Afternoon Tea: Need a Sunday afternoon activity? Join us for the Bridgerton Afternoon Tea at Oconee Co. Library in Wire Park on Sunday, June 9 at 4:00 pm. Dress in your fanciest tea time attire and enjoy a delightful afternoon. The event is free. For more details, visit

For Adults:

Grand Opening & 5th Anniversary: Come wish a happy 5th anniversary to Grail Bra Specialists on Friday, June 7, from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM while experiencing their new shop on Gaines Shoals Road for the Grand Opening. Celebrate this Athens staple with special offers, giveaways, refreshments, and more. This free event marks their exciting move and five years of dedicated service. For more information, visit Don’t miss the celebration!

Dinner Around the World: Join us for Dinner Around the World at Soldier of the Sea Distillery in Comer on Saturday, June 8 at 6:30 pm. Enjoy a Mediterranean-themed meal with live music by The Comer Collective. The cost is $25. For more details, visit

1 Year Anniversary: Celebrate the 1 Year Anniversary of Oak House Distillery on Macon Hwy on Saturday, June 8 from 2:00 to 10:00 pm. Enjoy music, games, and food. For more details, visit

Off the Clock Comedy: Join us for Off the Clock Comedy at The Globe in downtown Athens on Sunday, June 9 at 9:00 pm. Athens Comedy presents local comedians and improv, featuring host Tim Pruitt of Take This! Comedy. The event runs from 9:00 to 11:00 pm and costs $5. For more details, visit

Special Events

First Friday: Join us for First Fridays on June 7 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM at Southern Brewing Company. Kick off the weekend with live music, an on-site food truck, and a mini-market featuring local vendors. This recurring event is free and offers a great way to enjoy the evening. For more information, visit Don’t miss out on the fun!

Hot Corner Festival: Experience the vibrant energy of the Hot Corner Festival on Saturday, June 8th, starting at 11:00 AM. This annual celebration brings together a diverse array of vendors, an exciting award ceremony, a captivating car and bike show, delicious food offerings, enlightening speakers, and live entertainment—all set against the historic backdrop of the Hot Corner block. The festivities run from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM and admission is free! For more details, visit Don’t miss out on this unforgettable community event!

Family Fun Ride: Encourage athletics with the whole family with Family Fun Ride on Saturday, June 8 at 10:00 am! This 6-mile bike tour along the Greenway and Firefly Trail is open to ages 8 and up. Bring your bike and helmet. Registration is required. The event is free. For more details, visit

Historic Athens Heritage Walk: Join us for the Historic Athens Heritage Walk on Saturday, June 8 at 2:00 pm. Lee Epting will lead an exploration of the history of The Hill. Registration is required. The walk will begin at Old Fire Hall No. 2 on Prince Ave. The cost is $25. For more details, visit