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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 celebrates success on Main Street Alabama Day; awarded three prestigious awards

EUFAULA, Ala.─ Main Street Alabama celebrated local program successes at the fifth annual Awards of Excellence on the day that Governor Kay Ivey proclaimed Main Street Alabama Day. The day recognizes the efforts of the organization that is focused on creating jobs and keeping character in communities across the state. During the Awards of Excellence […]