Athens Area Weekend Roundup! May 10-12

Another beautiful weekend to be in the Athens area! Whether you’re looking for ways to celebrate Mothers Day with loved ones or ways to use up these last days of spring weathers, we got lots for you! This is a big weekend in Athens as it is Spring Commencement so there will be lots of celebration happening around the UGA campus so be sure not to miss that! There is also the Winterville Marigold Festival this weekend in Pittard Park that will be a for sure fun way to spend your Saturday. No matter what your plans end up being we hope you have a great weekend!

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Athens Area

UGA Spring Commencement: Join us this Friday at 7:30 at Sanford Stadium for the May 10 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony. Remember, tickets are essential for graduates to sit on Dooley Field; however, guests need not worry about tickets. Check out the website for more details.

Tech Tips : Don’t miss “Tech Tips” at Oglethorpe Library this Friday at 12 p.m.! Swing by for personalized assistance and answers to your burning tech questions. It’s first come, first served, so arrive early to ensure you get the help you need. This drop-in session runs from 12 to 2 p.m. and is completely FREE! For more information, visit It’s your chance to tackle those tech challenges with expert guidance!

Talking Coyote: Discover the secrets of the urban predator at “Talking Coyote” this Friday, May 10, starting at 6:00 p.m. in Dudley Park. Join coyote researchers as they delve into various topics surrounding these enigmatic creatures, including tips on keeping your family and pets safe. This event is open to all ages but requires registration. Don’t miss this fascinating opportunity to learn more about coyotes and how to coexist with them peacefully. Admission is FREE! Register now at

Author Talk & Book Signing: Join us this Friday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Avid Bookshop for an exciting Author Talk & Book Signing event. We’re thrilled to host authors Mic Crenshaw and Moe Bowstern as they discuss their captivating book, “It Did Happen Here: An Antifascist People’s History.” The event kicks off at 7 p.m. and admission is FREE! Come engage with the authors, delve into their thought-provoking work, and get your copy signed. It promises to be an enriching evening for book lovers and activists alike. Check out the website for more details.

Winterville Marigold Festival: This Saturday, from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., head over to Pittard Park for the lively Winterville Marigold Festival! Bring the whole family for a day packed with fun and excitement. Experience the thrill of the 10K, enjoy the colorful parade, explore a variety of vendors, engage in exciting kids activities, and groove to live music throughout the day. It’s a family-friendly event you won’t want to miss, and best of all, admission is FREE!

Mothers Day Family Art: Celebrate Mother’s Day with creativity at “Mother’s Day Family Art”. Join us on Saturday, May 11, at 3:30 p.m. at Brella Studio for a special family art session. Work alongside your loved ones to craft a beautiful watercolor flower collage, a perfect tribute to the mother figure in your life. All ages are welcome, but registration is required. The cost ranges from $100 to $140. Secure your spot today at and make lasting memories with your family through art!

Earth Day Everyday: Get ready for a weekend of eco-conscious fun at Southern Brewing Company with Earthday Everyday! Running from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, this festival offers a diverse lineup of activities including workshops, yoga sessions, and a vibrant market. Plus, groove to performances by talented artists like Cardynal, Trvy & the Enemy, The Fergusons, Sheesh, Izzy, Lvndnsea, CatWolf, Pinkest, Bernard, Know, Mannequin Party, Nancy Heiges, Commüne, and many more. Tickets range from $20 to $30, and you can find more information on their Instagram page at It’s a celebration of sustainability and community you won’t want to miss!

Mixed Media with Mom Workshop: Join us for a special Mother’s Day event at KA Artist Studio! On Sunday, May 12, at 2:00 p.m., local artist Lauren Adams will lead the “Mixed Media with Mom Workshop.” Come together with your mom to unleash your creativity and craft unique mixed media projects under Lauren’s guidance. The workshop promises to be a memorable experience for all. Tickets are $35 per person. Reserve your spot today at and celebrate Mother’s Day with art and bonding!