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Mayor Marks proclaims Greek Week in Athens

Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks and Athens Main Street Executive Director Tere Richardson along with Athena Grease Goddess and her court are proclaiming October 13 – October 19 as Greek Week in Athens, Alabama. That’s the week leading up to the October 19 Athens Grease Festival on The Square. The festival includes live music, a frozen […]

Seven bands in store for the 2019 Athens Grease Festival

ATHENS, Ala. – The Athens Grease Festival Returns October 19 in Downtown Athens, Alabama.  Come and celebrate all things battered and fried from eleven am until seven pm. Our “Extra Crispy” celebration will be enhanced with a “Special Sauce” of beer and wine that is new to the festival this year! Tickets are only five […]

2019 Athena-Grease Goddess carries a ‘servant’s heart of gold’

ATHENS, Ala. – A woman who can fry up a batch of fish, volunteer with multiple charities and run a downtown business will don a royal toga to kick off the Athens Grease Festival. Tiffany Seibert, owner of Snapdragon on The Square, is this year’s Athena-Grease Goddess. The main festival sponsor, Regions Bank, established two […]

Athens Grease Festival October 19, 2019 – So many choices for great food!

ATHENS, Ala. – The Athens Grease Festival is thrilled to have food trucks frying for us this year! With creations from the Spud Truck, specializing in fried spud creations, you’re sure to find the fry that fits your taste. Catch BBQ from Old Town Queing, seafood from Battered by the Bay, New South Hot Dogs, […]

Athens Main Street honored with five Awards of Excellence at Main Street Alabama conference

ATHENS, Ala. – Athens Main Street Executive Director Tere Richardson announced today [Aug. 27] the non-profit organization, which promotes historic downtown Athens, received five awards of excellence at the sixth annual awards banquet [on Aug. 22] during the aLABama Downtown Laboratory conference hosted by Main Street Alabama. During the Awards of Excellence program, Main Street […]

This Week at the Athens Saturday Market – August 24, 2019

We would like to thank our presenting sponsor WOW! Internet Cable & Phone for sponsoring our market this season! Come to the gathering spot to hear tunes from Brandt Latimer! Sit back in one of our rocking chairs painted by local artists and relax to some great music. Children will love our Kids Corner! This […]

Downtown Improvements Impact Fridays After Five and Summer on the Square in August

ATHENS, Ala. –  We are thrilled to have the final phase of our beautiful downtown streetscape project beginning. On August 4, the City of Athens will begin milling, grading and paving streets around the Square. This final phase will improve the street surface, provide more handicaps parking spots and clarify the lane positioning. However, this […]

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 […]

Announcing the 2019 Athens Grease Festival presented by Regions Bank

ATHENS, Ala. – The countdown is on! 100 days from now, the streets of downtown Athens will be filled with fried food, football, fun and extra crispy special sauce! Put October 19, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on your calendar for the 2019 Athens Grease Festival. Fried foods are Southerners’ Achilles heel. We […]