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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 […]

Downtown merchants offer sweet deals for Chocolate Walk 2019

ATHENS Ala. – Athens Main Street’s 2019 Chocolate Walk is Saturday, February 2 from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Chocolate Walk Tickets may be sold out, but everyone can enjoy the fabulous specials offered by Downtown merchants.  Whether you have tickets or not…stop in, shop the store specials and sign up for the many door prizes offered. Athens […]

Athens Main Street announces 2019 Chocolate Walk; tickets on sale now

ATHENS ALA. – Athens Main Street is proud to announce the 2019 Chocolate Walk is Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. You can fall in love with Downtown Athens, while enjoying some sweet treats. Ticket holders enjoy a chocolate treat, sweet deals, and a chance to win a door prize from participating businesses during this prelude […]