COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Friday, September 4

2 events

Events

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    3:30 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/sci

    Friday Football Tours

    UGA football memorabilia from the UGA Athletic Association Archives will be on display through the fall, with guided tours offered each Friday before home games. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

  • 8 p.m. $15 (registration), $5 (parking). alexa@pineapple-pr.com

    Labor Day Twilight Paddle

    (Fort Yargo State Park, Winder) Take a relaxing paddle around Lake Marbury and hear about the history of the old fort. Register in advance.

Saturday, September 5

5 events

Events

Sunday, September 6

3 events

Events

  • The Classic Center

    11 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.classiccenter.com

    Sunday Center Market

    Find artists, farmers, crafters, food trucks, live music, kids' activities and more in the Classic Center's new 440 Foundry Pavillion.

  • ACC Library

    3 p.m. FREE! athensforeveryone.com

    Athens Workers Conference

    Share workers rights stories and organize to improve working conditions in Athens.

  • Sandy Creek Park

    10:30 a.m. $35. www.floatingpeach.com

    Stand for the Fallen Paddle Board Race

    Proceeds from this two-mile race benefit the Georgia Firefighters Foundation.

Monday, September 7

1 event

Events

  • Go Bar

    10:30 p.m. (contestants must arrive by 9:30 p.m.). www.athenspride.com

    Athens PRIDE: Drag Search Competition

    Athens PRIDE Week kicks with with a drag search competition. The Winner will perform at this year's PRIDE Festival. 

Tuesday, September 8

3 events

Events

  • ACC Council on Aging

    11 a.m.–2 p.m. www.accaging.org

    Produce Stand

    This mobile produce stand sells fresh, sustainable and locally grown fruits and vegetables sourced from the community gardens at ACCA and UGArden. EBT cards accepted.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    4–7 p.m. 706-613-0122, www.athenslandtrust.org

    Tuesday Produce Stand

    Shop for fresh produce straight out of the community-based urban garden. Offers double dollars for EBT shoppers. Held every Tuesday.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/scl

    Tuesday Tour at 2

    Take a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

Wednesday, September 9

2 events

Events

Thursday, September 10

4 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8 a.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Nature Ramblers

    Learn more about the flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group.

  • UGA Chapel

    5 p.m. FREE! www.afam.uga.edu

    "I Am Trayvon Martin"

    UGA's Institute for African American Studies hosts Jasmine Rand, who will present a talk, "I Am Trayvon Martin." Rand was the lawyer for the Martin family and served as a representative for the family of Michael Brown. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law and a scholar-in-residence at Harvard Law School.

  • 6–8:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenspride.com

    GLOBES Reception

    (UGA Correll Hall, Room 315, 600 S. Lumpkin St.) Join UGA faculty, staff and community supporters in celebrating Athens PRIDE weekend.

  • The Manhattan Café

    8 p.m.–2 a.m. www.athenspride.com

    Athens PRIDE: After Party

    Proceeds benefit GLOBES.

Friday, September 11

3 events

Events

  • Sept. 11, 5–11:30 p.m. & Sept. 12, 11 a.m.–11:30 p.m. FREE! www.jugtavernfestival.com

    Jug Tavern Festival & Cornhole Tournament

    (Jug Tavern Park, Winder) Win prizes in a cornhole tournament. The festival also includes food vendors, BBQ, crafts, kid's activities, a fireworks show, live music and more.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    9:30–10:30 a.m. FREE! branew@uga.edu, www.georgiamuseum.org

    Morning Mindfulness

    Join instructor Jerry Gale for a meditation session in the galleries. Meet in the lobby.

  • Central Presbyterian Church

    1–3:30 p.m. FREE! www.olli.uga.edu

    The OLLI Bash

    This activity fair will include displays and information on this semester's many courses, programs, special interest groups and volunteer opportunities.

Saturday, September 12

16 events

Events

  • 12–2 p.m. FREE! reallyreallyfreemarketathens@gmail.com

    Really Really Free Market

    (Reese & Pope Park) Bring what you can; take what you need. No bartering, trading or paying. Second Saturday of every month.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m. $30–35. 803-929-0771, www.halfmoonoutfitters.com

    Cherokee Rose 5K

    A 5K race presented by Half-Moon Outfitters. All proceeds are donated to The State Botanical Garden.

  • 660 N. Chase St.

    12–7 p.m. FREE! www.indiesouthfair.com

    Back to Cool

    Indie South Fair presents a Back to Cool Market featuring vintage and handcrafted items like clothing, jewelry, records, local art and more.

  • Sept. 11, 5–11:30 p.m. & Sept. 12, 11 a.m.–11:30 p.m. FREE! www.jugtavernfestival.com

    Jug Tavern Festival & Cornhole Tournament

    (Jug Tavern Park, Winder) Win prizes in a cornhole tournament. The festival also includes food vendors, BBQ, crafts, kid's activities, a fireworks show, live music and more.

  • Sandy Creek Park

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. $2. www.athenswaterfestival.com

    Athens Water Festival

    Learn about water as a natural resource through various interactive stations.

  • Oconee County Courthouse

    8 a.m.–1 p.m. www.oconeefarmersmarket.org

    Oconee Farmers Market

    (Watkinsville) Locally grown produce, meats, grains, flowers, soaps, birdhouses, gourds and more.

  • Kumquat Mae Bakery Café

    5–9 p.m. www.kumquatbakery.com

    Wheels & Wings Bike Night

    MotoRevolution, Athens' first motorcycle co-op and club, hosts a bike night on the outdoor patio. Live music by Powerload.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Featuring fresh produce, honey, crafts, soaps, baked goods, cooking demos, children's activities and live music. Every Saturday.

  • Hotel Indigo

    12–5 p.m. $20–25. www.aidsathens.org

    Modern Tour of Homes

    Featuring homes in Pulaski Heights, Five Points and East Athens neighborhoods. All proceeds benefit AIDS Athens, Inc.

  • Buffalo's Café

    11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $20. olli.uga.edu

    Fall Opera Luncheon

    The event includes special guests and musical performances by UGA opera students. Proceeds benefit the OLLI@UGA Opera Scholarship Award Fund for UGA students.

  • Broad 9A

    6 p.m. $25. www.mojitofestathens.com

    Mojito Fest

    Drink mojitos crafted by local bars and restaurants. Proceeds benefit Casa de Amistad, a non-profit organization serving the Latino community in Athens. Music by DJ YaTuSabes.

  • Southeast Clarke Park

    7:30 a.m.-12 p.m. $25. runsignup.com/ugawarriors

    UGA Army ROTC Warrior Memorial 5K

    This memorial 5K honors fallen comrades 1LT Noah Harris, 1LT Ashley Henderson-Huff and CPL Joshua Reeves. Proceeds fund memorial scholarships in their honor.

  • Multiple Locations

    12–5 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25. www.aidsathens.org/tourofhomes

    Athens Modern Homes Tour

    AIDS Athens presents a tour of seven modern homes built by award-winning architects and builders. Shuttle available. Begins and ends at Hotel Indigo. The tour will be followed by a wine and hors d'ouevres reception. Visit website for list of addresses.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    6:30 p.m. Free (donations encouraged). www.uuathensga.org

    Hispanic Heritage Month Concert

    Musicians include Beto and Noe Mendoza. Proceeds benefit families in crisis due to the deportation of a primary wage earner.

  • 11 a.m.–6 p.m. www.downtownathensga.com

    Food Truck Festival

    (College Ave. and Washington St.) Featuring food from Island Chef Mobile, Gotta Hazve It, On Tapa the World, Holy Crepe, Tasting Maine, Blaxican and more.

  • Georgia Square Mall

    4–8 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/AthensRecoveryFest

    Athens Recovery Fest

    Celebrate people in recovery and offer hope to those who are still struggling with addiction or mental health challenges. Includes free food, haircuts and kids activities. Live music by Showtime, Athens Band and Lexington Jam

Sunday, September 13

6 events

Events

  • College Square

    1–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenspride.com

    Athens PRIDE Festival

    This family-friendly event includes an artist showcase, vendors, community organization tables, commitment ceremony and a kids area. The Athens Showgirl Cabaret will present "Divas Under the Lights" at 6:30 p.m. Performer tips benefit Athens PRIDE. 

  • The Classic Center

    11 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.classiccenter.com

    Sunday Center Market

    Find artists, farmers, crafters, food trucks, live music, kids' activities and more in the Classic Center's new 440 Foundry Pavillion.

  • Big Dog's on the River

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. $10–30. www.altamahariverkeeper.org

    Riverkeeper Rally

    The event will include river paddles, live music, and a drawing for a new kayak. Proceeds benefit Oconee & Altamaha Riverkeeper. 

  • Oconee County Library

    3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Quilted Stories

    Celebrate Grandparents' Day by learning about the art of story quilts. 

  • ACC Library

    3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Freedman's Savings and Trust

    Emma Davis Hamilton discusses the genealogical value of the Freedman's Savings and Trust records. 

  • 1–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenspride.com

    Athens PRIDE Festival

    (Washington St.) This family-friendly event includes artists performing throughout the day and vendors. The Athens Showgirl Cabaret will present "Divas Under the Lights" at 6:30 p.m. Performer tips benefit Athens PRIDE.

Monday, September 14

1 event

Events

Tuesday, September 15

4 events

Events

  • ACC Council on Aging

    11 a.m.–2 p.m. www.accaging.org

    Produce Stand

    This mobile produce stand sells fresh, sustainable and locally grown fruits and vegetables sourced from the community gardens at ACCA and UGArden. EBT cards accepted.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    4–7 p.m. 706-613-0122, www.athenslandtrust.org

    Tuesday Produce Stand

    Shop for fresh produce straight out of the community-based urban garden. Offers double dollars for EBT shoppers. Held every Tuesday.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/scl

    Tuesday Tour at 2

    Take a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

  • 10 a.m. FREE! www.womansclub.uga.edu

    University Woman's Club Fall Coffee

    (570 Prince Ave.) Connect with members of the club, college and community.

Thursday, September 17

2 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8 a.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Nature Ramblers

    Learn more about the flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group.

  • UGA Chapel

    2 p.m. FREE! polisci.uga.edu

    Constitution Day

    Dr. Jack Rakove presents "What Did the Constitution Originally Mean? Two Interpretations." 

Friday, September 18

1 event

Events

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    3:30 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/sci

    Friday Football Tours

    UGA football memorabilia from the UGA Athletic Association Archives will be on display through the fall, with guided tours offered each Friday before home games. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

Saturday, September 19

3 events

Events

Sunday, September 20

2 events

Events

  • The Classic Center

    11 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.classiccenter.com

    Sunday Center Market

    Find artists, farmers, crafters, food trucks, live music, kids' activities and more in the Classic Center's new 440 Foundry Pavillion.

  • 11 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! indiesouthfair@gmail.com

    Indie South Fair Pop-Up

    (Broad 9A, 160 Tracy St.) Indie South Fair and The Broad Collective host an indoor pop-up market featuring over 20 artists from the Athens area, a DJ and a jump house for kids.

Monday, September 21

1 event

Events

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    Sept. 21, 12–5 p.m. & Sept. 22, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! goabroad@uga.edu

    Study Abroad Fair

    UGA students can learn about study abroad programs ranging from two to 52 weeks. 

Tuesday, September 22

5 events

Events

  • ACC Council on Aging

    11 a.m.–2 p.m. www.accaging.org

    Produce Stand

    This mobile produce stand sells fresh, sustainable and locally grown fruits and vegetables sourced from the community gardens at ACCA and UGArden. EBT cards accepted.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    4–7 p.m. 706-613-0122, www.athenslandtrust.org

    Tuesday Produce Stand

    Shop for fresh produce straight out of the community-based urban garden. Offers double dollars for EBT shoppers. Held every Tuesday.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/scl

    Tuesday Tour at 2

    Take a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8–11 p.m. FREE! www.athenswingnight.com

    Athens Swing Night

    No previous dance experience or partner needed to attend.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    Sept. 21, 12–5 p.m. & Sept. 22, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! goabroad@uga.edu

    Study Abroad Fair

    UGA students can learn about study abroad programs ranging from two to 52 weeks. 

Thursday, September 24

2 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8 a.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Nature Ramblers

    Learn more about the flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    6 pm. FREE! ($5 for food). www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Entomology: Insects, Sustainable Foods and You

    Learn about edible insects with local chefs, musicians and artists.

Friday, September 25

2 events

Events

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    3:30 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/sci

    Friday Football Tours

    UGA football memorabilia from the UGA Athletic Association Archives will be on display through the fall, with guided tours offered each Friday before home games. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    9:30–10:30 a.m. FREE! branew@uga.edu, www.georgiamuseum.org

    Morning Mindfulness

    Join instructor Jerry Gale for a meditation session in the galleries. Meet in the lobby.

Saturday, September 26

4 events

Events

Sunday, September 27

2 events

Events

  • The Classic Center

    11 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.classiccenter.com

    Sunday Center Market

    Find artists, farmers, crafters, food trucks, live music, kids' activities and more in the Classic Center's new 440 Foundry Pavillion.

  • 8 p.m. $20 (registration), $5 (parking). 770-867-3489

    Total Lunar Eclipse Paddle

    (Fort Yargo State Park, Winder) Watch a total lunar eclipse while paddling on Lake Marbury. Register in advance.

Monday, September 28

1 event

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    7 p.m. $5/person, $15/family. www.uga.edu/botgarden

    Full Moon Hike

    Bring family and friends along to enjoy the mysterious world of nature at night. Includes a two-mile hike through the wooded trails and in the garden.

Tuesday, September 29

4 events

Events

  • ACC Council on Aging

    11 a.m.–2 p.m. www.accaging.org

    Produce Stand

    This mobile produce stand sells fresh, sustainable and locally grown fruits and vegetables sourced from the community gardens at ACCA and UGArden. EBT cards accepted.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    4–7 p.m. 706-613-0122, www.athenslandtrust.org

    Tuesday Produce Stand

    Shop for fresh produce straight out of the community-based urban garden. Offers double dollars for EBT shoppers. Held every Tuesday.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/scl

    Tuesday Tour at 2

    Take a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    12–1:30 p.m. $45. www.facebook.com/BFSOUGA

    13th Annual Scholarship Luncheon

    The keynote speaker this year is Rev. Francys Johnson, State President of the Georgia NAACP and UGA Law School alumnus. Proceeds benefit the Black Faculty and Staff Organization scholarship. 

Thursday, October 1

1 event

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8 a.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Nature Ramblers

    Learn more about the flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group.

Friday, October 2

2 events

Events

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    3:30 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/sci

    Friday Football Tours

    UGA football memorabilia from the UGA Athletic Association Archives will be on display through the fall, with guided tours offered each Friday before home games. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9–10:30 a.m. $12. 706-542-6138

    Botanical Garden Friends First Friday

    Education Coordinator Cora Keber will demonstrate and explain how children process complex subjects. RSVP by Wednesday.

Saturday, October 3

2 events

Events

  • Oconee County Courthouse

    8 a.m.–1 p.m. www.oconeefarmersmarket.org

    Oconee Farmers Market

    (Watkinsville) Locally grown produce, meats, grains, flowers, soaps, birdhouses, gourds and more.

  • Sandy Creek Park

    9 a.m. (wheelchair start), 9:15 a.m. $20–25. www.active.com

    Athens Heritage Lions Club: Roll, Walk, Job, Run 5K

    Proceeds benefit the Lions Club Summer Camp and Micro-Enterprise Program at Multiple Choices Center for Independent Living.

Sunday, October 4

1 event

Events

  • The Classic Center

    11 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.classiccenter.com

    Sunday Center Market

    Find artists, farmers, crafters, food trucks, live music, kids' activities and more in the Classic Center's new 440 Foundry Pavillion.