Parks + Community Events
Athens has more than 2,000 acres of parks and facilities throughout the community. Athens Leisure Services maintains a list and map of our local parks and facilities.
Our community is actively engaged these beloved annual events.
The July 4th, Halloween and holiday Parade of Lights draw large crowds as they weave through downtown Athens.
This music and arts festival has been an annual feature showcasing local Athens musicians, artists, and films for 15 years.
With such a large community of cycling enthusiasts in Athens, it's only fitting that this annual bike race is one of our most popular events.
A number of highly-rated restaurants call Athens home. Taste of Athens allows attendees to sample local restaurants, sip on wine and beer tastings, bid on a premier silent auction, and enjoy live music.
The Boybutante Ball and PRIDE weekend are just a few of Athens' LGBTQ events.