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Athens Area Resources

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
    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
    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: