Guide to AthFest Arts and Music Festival
Each year, Athfest Arts and Music Festival takes over downtown Athens for three days with a lineup filled with local and regional musicians, an Artist Market and family-friendly activities. This year's festival is set for June 23 - 25, 2017. Before you head out, here's what you need to know.
Festival Stages: The AthFest Main Stage area is located at the corner of East Washington and Pulaski streets. Expanding out from the Main Stage area four blocks are the areas of the outdoor stages, Artist Market, KidsFest and vendors. The second stage is located on the corner of North Hull and West Hancock streets.
Public Transportation: Athens is accessible from Atlanta via Megabus. However, most festival attendees will get to Athens via vehicle.
Street Parking: Parking is at a premium during AthFest. There are numerous metered spots throughout the downtown area, but attendees should not count on those to be unoccupied.
Parking Decks: There are seven parking decks located in downtown Athens, all within a short walking distance of the festival. Be prepared to pay with cash. To see a map of all the decks, visit www.downtownathensga.org.
EV Charging: There are electric vehicle charging stations at the corner of Washington and Thomas streets.
Schedule of Events
Plan on enjoying two full days of fun at the outdoor stages, then plan on enjoying the AthFest Club Crawl after hours. During the Club Crawl, Athens music venues come alive with performances all night long. A ticket/wristband is required for the Club Crawl. Prices vary.
Visit www.athfest.com to see the full music lineup.
Visit the Artist Market on East Washington Street between Hull and Lumpkin streets during the festival. The market will feature 50-60 artists from throughout the Southeast.
Children are not only welcome at AthFest, when they attend they will be able to enjoy programming designed just for them. Stay tuned to www.athfest.com to see the full KidsFest lineup.
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Eileen is Georgia’s official Festival Explorer and the editor of Occupy My Family, the Atlanta area’s most comprehensive resource for family fun. Find more trip ideas from Eileen on ExploreGeorgia.org.