Enjoy Local Shops on a Sunday Afternoon – July 14, 2019

ATHENS, Ala. – Travel down to Downtown Athens and spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon shopping and eating! After the success of the first Summer on the Square: Second Sundays, we are very excited that more downtown shops will be participant Sunday, July 14th! Amy Higginbottom, owner of Trinity’s said, “Our downtown restaurants were also a […]

July’s Art After Hours event includes back-to-back free concerts in Downtown Athens

ATHENS, Ala. – Athens Arts League is offering the community back-to-back free concerts for July’s Art After Hours event. The concerts will be Thursday, July 11, from 6-8 p.m., and Friday, July 12, from 7-9 p.m. Thursday’s performance will feature Huntsville-based Temple of Blood with the original drummer from Nile, Pete Hammoura. Temple of Blood’s […]

Athens Arts League hosts street party at Scout Music House with city’s own Plato Jones

ATHENS, Ala. – Athens Arts League is expanding the Fourth of July holiday celebration into the weekend by hosting a free community street party. The Scout House Street Party with music and food trucks will be Saturday, July 6, from 5-9 p.m. on East Street beside Scout Music House. Plato Jones, a Tuscaloosa cover band […]

Athens Main Street welcomes the newest owner of Belles & Beaus in downtown Athens

🌟 Welcome the newest owner of Belles & Beaus , Tevvy McDole 🌟 Belles and Beaus is a boutique consignment store specializing in children’s clothing and items! Their vision is to have a place for great quality and affordable children’s items along with new boutique and gift items. Stop by and see all the new changes! Belles & Beaus is […]

Beer coming to Athens Grease Festival

ATHENS, Ala. – (THE NEWS COURIER) — If you’ve ever attended the Athens Grease Festival and thought a cold beer would complement your fried Oreos, you’ll want to make sure you’re at this year’s event. At a public meeting for Athens Main Street stakeholders Thursday, Director Tere Richardson revealed this year’s Athens Grease Festival would […]

Annual Mardi Gras Block Party and Parade planned for downtown Athens

ATHENS, Ala. – Eight years ago, Athens State University Art Professor Gail Bergeron challenged her art sculpture students to help bring Mardi Gras to Downtown Athens. The New Orleans native created a block party where students, dubbed the Athens State University ARTHEADS, created head pieces based on a parade theme and encouraged the community to […]