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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]