Athens Area Weekend Roundup! Mar 22-24

This weekend in the Athens, Oconee, and Lake Hartwell areas is packed with excitement! From symphonies to plenty of outdoor events, there’s no shortage of things to do. While Saturday’s weather might be unpredictable, we’re hopeful for sunny skies, especially on Sunday. Get ready to seize the weekend and enjoy every moment of it!

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

Athens Area

White Tiger’s Birthday: Head over to White Tiger Gourmet on Hiawassee Ave to check out live music and brithday cake in celebration of 17 years of the restaurant. Check out the facebook here!

Friends Annual Meeting: Join us this Friday at 7 p.m. for the Friends of the Garden Annual Meeting at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. We’re excited to host renowned writer and garden designer Jay Sifford as our keynote speaker. Admission is FREE! Check out the website here.

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale: Discover a treasure trove of donated books, records, DVDs, and more at the Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale, running from Thursday to Saturday at the Athens-Clarke County Library from 10am to 5pm. Delve into thousands of items while supporting the Athens-Clarke County Library with every purchase. It’s an event not to be missed, offering a chance to find great deals and contribute to a worthy cause, visit the website here!

Dancing with the Athens Stars: This Saturday starting at 7:30pm at the Classic Center. The annual Dancing with the Athens Stars event supports Project Safe, a local nonprofit dedicated to ending domestic violence through crisis intervention, ongoing support services, advocacy for systemic change, prevention, and education. Renowned dancers and community leaders dedicate months to rehearsing for the stage, vying for your votes. This fundraiser empowers Project Safe to offer a range of vital services to domestic violence survivors.Buy tickets here!

2024 AIDS Walk: Join us this Saturday for the AIDS Walk at Creature Comforts from 9am-11am! This event benefits Live Forward, an organization dedicated to building healthier communities through stable housing, improved health management, community outreach, and prevention services. Walk with us to support those living with dignity and a positive quality of life.

Storytime & Sing Along with Elsa: Experience enchantment on Saturday, March 23rd, at the Hart County Library in the Lake Hartwell area, as we present a magical Storytime & Sing Along with Elsa, brought to life by Princess Jenny, owner of Princess Jenny Parties, LLC. Join us from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. as we delve into the adventures of the Snow Sisters, sing along to beloved Frozen melodies, and immerse ourselves in dance and twirl. Don’t miss the opportunity to capture memories with photos to cherish forever.

Firefly Trail Ticket to Ride: Join us on Saturday, March 23, 2024, for the 13th Annual Ticket to Ride event along the future Firefly Trail route! We’re excited to have Athens Physical Therapy back as the Presenting Sponsor for 2024. Huge thanks to Dr. Chris, Stephanie Doerr, and the APT team for their incredible support. All proceeds from this event benefit Firefly Trail Inc.’s efforts to complete the 39-mile multipurpose trail from Union Point to Athens. Don’t miss out on this day of fun and fundraising for a fantastic cause!Sign up to participate here.

Athens Symphony Spring Concert: Experience the magic of music with the Athens Symphony this Sunday! Join us for an enchanting afternoon filled with beautiful melodies including timeless classics like “Star Spangled Banner,” “Overture to ‘Girl Crazy,’” “Symphony No. 1,” and “Frostiana.” As our guest, you’re eligible to claim up to four complimentary tickets for this captivating event. Comprised of dedicated volunteers, the Athens Symphony is a local orchestra and chorus that gathers weekly to rehearse and deliver exceptional concert performances fueled by their profound passion for music, ensuring each note resonates with artistry and devotion. Get tickets here!

How to Reset Life Balance: Join us this Sunday from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Oconee County Library for a transformative session with Professional Life Coach Jenny Ryan. Learn invaluable techniques to navigate life’s challenges without feeling overwhelmed. Admission is FREE!