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AMP IT UP ATHENS AT AVALON IN ALPHARETTA

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/6/24

Saturday, May 18 11 am – 8 pm

More info here.

We’d love to invite you to come and enjoy all that Athens has to offer at Avalon in Alpharetta! From pop-ups of local businesses like Condor Chocolates to fun, family-friendly activities with the State Botanical Garden of Georgia to live music featuring the Athens-based indie rock band taking TikTok by storm, the event is a taste of what Athens has to offer and will offer endless photo opps, activities and more.  

Additional event activities throughout the day include:   

  • A sampling of Athens’ renowned craft beer from noon to 7:30 p.m. 
  • A live, interactive art mural where anyone can paint on a canvas and an Athens artist will create a unique art piece from everyone’s contributions 
  • Chocolate samples from Condor Chocolates
  • Trivia with prize giveaways  
  • Live music concert in the evening (AD Blanco and Hotel Fiction) 

THE CLASSIC CENTER TO HOST BALLOONIVERSITY EVENT IN ATHENS GA

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/29/22

Free event is open to the public for the first time ever, inviting the guests to view the one-of-a-kind balloon displays and help raise money for charity

Sunday, August 14 2-5pm

 

The Classic Center is proud to host Ballooniversity®, an industry convention created by burton + BURTON® for balloon and floral professionals; and for the first time, burton + BURTON® is inviting the public to view the one-of-a-kind balloon display at their 40th anniversary Ballooniversity® event on Sunday, August 14, from 2–5 p.m. An out-of-this-world exhibit with more than 100,000 balloons will be on display in the Grand Hall at The Classic Center during the Balloon Showcase which will also include live entertainers that children of all ages will love.

Admission to the Balloon Showcase is FREE. Donations are appreciated and will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Athens and Extra Special People (ESP). 100% of all donations will go directly to these charities. burton + BURTON will make a charitable contribution to both organizations and deliver balloon art to their local headquarters.

Each Ballooniversity® features an exciting theme, and for 2022, that theme is “The Future Is Ours”–a celebration of space and exploration. Balloon designers from around the world will create space-themed balloon art, from planets to rocket ships to aliens.

To reserve a time to visit, go to ClassicCenter.com/BalloonShowcase.

ATHENS RESTAURANT WEEK 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/11/22

Visit Athens GA Highlights Unique Dining Venues

Ahead of Annual Athens Restaurant Week

The second annual Athens Restaurant Week will take place from July 11-17, 2022, offering residents and visitors a taste of the budding dining destination

 

Visit Athens GA, The Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau, is celebrating the upcoming Athens Restaurant Week by sharing unique dining venues and authentic culinary experiences that residents and visitors can enjoy in the destination. The week-long celebration taking place July 11-17, 2022 will offer curated menus and specials from the best local restaurants and taprooms.

“Athens Restaurant Week celebrates the resiliency of our vibrant restaurant community and encourages residents and visitors to support these businesses by dining local,” said Katie Williams, Director of the Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Participating restaurants will offer various pre-fixed options for lunch and dinner at special prices all week long. Lunch specials will have at least two courses priced at $10 or $15 and dinner specials will feature at least three courses priced at $25 or $35. Local breweries are also getting in on the action by offering beer flights for $10. Additionally, dessert spots will have special creations for just $5.

“Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity for Athenians and visitors to experience the culinary creations of Athens’ talented chefs,” said Linda Ford, Director of Business Services at the Athens Downtown Development Authority.

Located 60 miles northeast of Atlanta, Athens has emerged as a top dining destination in recent years. James Beard winner Hugh Acheson helped put the destination on the map, first with his own Five & Ten, then with an ever-expanding list of restaurants opened by chefs who came up through the Five & Ten kitchen. Those participating in Athens Restaurant Week include:

  • home.made – Chef Mimi Maumus pulls from her New Orleans roots as well as her decades in Georgia for inspiration at home.made. The restaurant has drawn national attention from her inventive twists on old standards and local community ingredients. Earlier this year, Maumus opened a new bar space attached to home.made called Sidecar, which provides an outlet for her creativity in food and drinks, including non-alcoholic cocktails.
  • The National  This neighborhood gathering spot serves an expansive menu inspired by the cuisines of the Mediterranean and Spain, with seasonal influences from the bounty of farmers in Northeast Georgia. Founder Peter Dale (owner of Seabear Oyster Bar, Condor Chocolates and Maepole) brought together a team of brilliant hospitality professionals, including Chefs Jeremy Collins and Daniel Fetter, to deliver incredible food and beverage offerings at this local favorite.

In addition to fiercely independent restaurants, Athens is known for its award-winning craft beer scene. Recognizing the vibrant beer culture that has been fostered in Athens over the past two decades, Visit Athens GA launched The Athens Beer Trail in the fall of 2021. The trail takes visitors through the nine-mile area of Athens breweries, including Athentic Brewing CompanyNormaltown Brewing Company and Southern Brewing Company which are participating in the upcoming Athens Restaurant Week.

To see a complete list of participating restaurants and breweries, please visit AthensRestaurantWeek.com.

WILDWOOD REVIVAL PRESENTS ‘INTO THE WILDWOOD’ SUMMER CONCERT SERIES, IN ATHENS, GEORGIA

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/17/21

The Socially Distanced Series Kicks Off With Old Crow Medicine Show, May 28, 2021 at Cloverleaf Farm
General Admission, Premium, and VIP Tickets Options on Sale Now
After a tumultuous year, the team behind Wildwood Revival is bringing a new concept to help remind fans of the curated gathering that has been converging upon Cloverleaf Farm for the past six years. Into the Wildwood Summer Concert Series is a safe and socially distanced live music experience that will be taking place beginning May 28th, with Old Crow Medicine Show. Focused on friends and family enjoying live music at a quality and in a community that fans have become accustomed to at a Wildwood Revival event, each concert will feature a popular artist in Country, Rock, or Alternative music. As an added bit of news, dates for Wildwood Revival 2021 have also been revealed and will be beckoning fans to get out of the city October 8 – 10.
Following State of Georgia and CDC guidance on outdoor gatherings, Into the Wildwood will be diligently working to ensure
 the safety of fans, artists, and staff. The event will be following full health and safety protocols in accordance with local standards. Fans will be able to enjoy the evening within their private pod, which will be available for parties of two or four, with a designated space between each pod to provide further distance. Complete safety information can be found at www.WildwoodRevivial.com.
Into the Wildwood will also feature a Chef that fans can either purchase meals in advance or order onsite.  There will also be multiple beverage options, including cold craft beers from Creature Comforts Brewing Co, which fans can use to fill up stylish drinkware options from YETI.
All tickets for the May 28th date of Into the Wildwood Revival are on sale now, starting at $65 per person plus fees for pods of two and four. Premium tickets, including seating directly behind the first two rows of VIPs and are available starting at $85 per person plus fees. VIP Pods with designated seating in the first two rows of the concert space also include access to the VIP lounge, food and cocktail experiences, and private restrooms. Individual tickets are not available, and pods must be purchased as a whole.  For pod options and to purchase tickets, visit www.WildwoodRevival.com. Into the Wildwood Summer Concert Series is an all-ages event. Stay connected via Instagram and Twitter at @wildwoodrevival and Facebook at www.facebook.com/wildwoodrevival.