Athens Area Resources
On CampusHere 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 CampusAthens 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
Runners from all over the country come to race through the idyllic landscapes of southeastern Ohio.
April - October
Come see vehicles ranging from slick to bizarre at one of Athens’ many cruise-ins.
- Ohio Brew Week
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
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
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:
- Shop Court Street
- Bike Path (Bike rentals too!)
- Mountain Biking
- Hiking – Sells Park, Hocking Hills
- Golf Driving Range
- Walking Tour – Greenhouses & Gardens
- Walking Tour – College Green Buildings
- Ping Center
- Catch a movie – Athena Cinema, Athena Grand
- Ohio University Archives and Special Collections, and other exhibits around Alden Library