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There are loads of exciting special events in Athens to draw visitors from all over. Check out the many reasons below to make a weekend of it:

On Campus

Here is just a sampling of marquee events:
  • OHIO Athletic Events - Fall, Winter, Spring
    Show your Bobcat spirit at one of our many sporting events. Whether you’re a football fan, golf enthusiast, or baseball aficionado, Athens has something for you.
  • Homecoming - Fall
    Every year OHIO hosts a variety of events to celebrate Homecoming. Check this site often for the newest updates!
  • Family Weekends: Parents, Moms, Dads, Sibs - Fall, Winter, Spring
    OHIO has a rich history of family involvement. Enjoy the fun activities planned for each of our special weekends.
  • Athens International Film and Video Festival - Spring
    Enjoy the many innovative movies which draw film buffs from near and far. The annual fest offers something for everyone, whether you’re into comedies or drama.
  • International Street Fair - Spring
    Each year Athens celebrates diversity with a street fair that is a feast for the senses. Come and be dazzled by the foods, dances, and gifts from all over the globe.
  • Copperheads Baseball Games - Summer
    See the Copperheads play right on campus at Bob Wren Stadium. A great way to enjoy a warm summer day.

Off Campus

Athens is more than just Ohio University. Be sure to experience some of the incredible events hosted in our local community:
  • Athens Farmers Market
    Year-round (Saturdays); April - December (Wednesdays)
    Athens is home to an open-air market featuring delicious, locally grown organic produce and goods. Every Wednesday and Saturday throughout the year, visit one of the liveliest farmer’s markets in Ohio.
  • Final Fridays
    Year-round (excluding December); final Friday of the month
    Nelsonville: Galleries and retail shops on the Historic Square stay open late to feature special art events.
  • Athens Marathon
    April
    Runners from all over the country come to race through the idyllic landscapes of southeastern Ohio.
  • Cruise-Ins
    April - October
    Come see vehicles ranging from slick to bizarre at one of Athens’ many cruise-ins.
  • Ohio Brew Week
    July
    Each year beer enthusiasts rejoice at Athens’ Brew Week. For a moderate price, sample the finest microbrews of the region and enjoy BBQ’s, dancing and other events.
  • Boogie On The Bricks
    July
    Summer is the time for outdoor music festivals, and Boogie on the Bricks doesn’t disappoint. Local bands, food and merchants will take over Court Street for a whole day of merriment.
  • Paw Paw Festival
    September
    Food, art, history, this festival has it all. Visit the three-day extravaganza at nearby Lake Snowden to taste George Washington’s favorite dessert and southeastern Ohio’s pride: the paw paw.

Cool things to do in Athens, almost any time
You don’t need an excuse to visit, but just in case you do, here are a few ready-made: