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 […]

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 […]

Restaurants, Music, Food Trucks, and Merchants at June 21, 2019 Fridays after Five in downtown Athens

ATHENS, Ala. – Bring your friends and family to Downtown Athens and come see what the Square has to offer! Fridays After Five will be on selected Fridays of each month in May- August; the upcoming event is June 21st from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Square in Downtown Athens. Fridays After Five […]

City of Athens and Athens Main Street welcome Hildegard’s German Cuisine to the downtown Square

ATHENS, Ala. – Downtown Athens is welcoming a German restaurant that Eric and Amy Miller plan to open next year on Marion Street. The couple owns Hildegard’s German Cuisine in Huntsville. They purchased the former Diesel and Lola building across from the Limestone County Courthouse and are renovating for a Hildegard’s in Athens. The couple […]