Whether you and your honey plan a special date night or your group of friends spend the day celebrating friendship, these activities guarantee a perfect Valentine’s Day in Athens County. Valentine’s Day Dinner Specials Bring your appetite and your significant other… Sol Island Bar and Grill will serve a five course couple’s dinner. Bring your View
Love is in the air! Make Valentine’s Day unforgettable and extra special by planning a little getaway to Athens, where you’ll fall in love with the brick streets, frozen waterfalls, snow-covered hills and local restaurants. Where to Stay Fall in love with the Bodhi Tree Guesthouse, a Buddhist-inspired retreat, situated on a picturesque four-acre hilltop. View
Athens County offers a vast variety of parks to hit the slopes. Many visitors flock to this region to experience the thrill of mountain biking in southern Appalachia. Read on to discover how you can win a bike! Where to Bike Strouds Run State Park and Sells Park The connected mountain biking trails of Strouds View
Welcome the New Year with all your friends in Athens, Ohio! From family oriented activities to casual laid-back festivities, Athens offers something for everyone.
Experience the most wonderful time of the year in the most wonderful town!
It’s the most magnificent, magical time of the year! Make a day, night or weekend of shopping for those perfect gifts for everyone on your list, in Athens County. From the traditional to the fun and funky and uniquely Athenian, this annual series of gift ideas will get you started on your quest to fill View
The annual Dads Weekend welcomes crowds of excited fathers back to Ohio University. The streets of Athens experience waves of cheering dads, some visiting for their first time—others returning with open arms to their alma mater. Dad’s Weekend activities and events satisfy even the most restless of fathers. We provided a collection of what to View
For those who are spending Halloween in Athens County, here are five can’t-miss spooktacular events.
Here are a few easy Athens-themed DIY costume ideas that will be a hit on Court Street, and won’t break the bank.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Komen Race for the Cure Athens will celebrate breast cancer survivors, honor those who have lost their battle, and raise funds to fight breast cancer right here in Athens County.
Athens County is the perfect spot to hit the trails and take in autumn’s crisp air and stunning colors.
Your ultimate guide to fall activities in Athens County.
As alumni are preparing to return to Ohio University, here are six things to know about Homecoming before heading to Athens.
Whether this year marks your first homecoming as an alum, or you’ve been revisiting Athens for so many years that you’ve lost count, here are seven must-dos for alums returning to our beloved town.
As many Ohio University Bobcats know, there are certain dishes, only found in Athens, that hold a special place in hearts and bellies.
Just miles from busy downtown Court Street, experience a slower pace this fall in Nelsonville, star of the Hocking Hills.
As you plan your trip to Lake Snowden for the 18th annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival, be sure to check out these 5 must-do activities.
The Ohio Pawpaw Festival gives this state native fruit its due with three days of pawpaw-related food, beer, music, art, competitions and so much more.
Rest and recharge over the long weekend with our guide to the perfect Labor Day weekend in Athens County.
We’re taking a look back at some of our favorite moments from this year’s King Midget 70th Anniversary Jamboree in Athens.
Now that you’re all moved in, head to these Athens restaurants to avoid the Uptown crowd during move-in weekend
Visit the Wistendahl Native Plant Garden to learn about Ohio’s native flora, and then practice your identification skills on the trails of Athens County.
Here is our guide to five wonderful foodie destinations, whose dishes are worth traveling for this week and any time of the year.
Recently named Best Brewery in Ohio by RateBeer.com, Jackie O’s love of craft beer and the town where it’s brewed flavors every sip.
Cameron Fuller is Ohio Brew Week’s winningest home brewer, and now the owner/brewer of Devil’s Kettle Brewing, where his award-winning brews make up the tap list.
Little Fish Brewing Company is Athens’ newest microbrewery and is proving that even a small fish in a large pond of Ohio breweries can make a big splash.
Athens has become quite a craft beer & spirit destination. Now you have a chance to see why! The Athens Beer & Cider Trail tour is Tuesday, July 16, during Ohio Brew Week from 12:30-7:30 pm. Walk, bike, cab, or bus your way around this most delicious craft brew trail to celebrate the opening weekend of Ohio Brew Week! View
Ohio Brew Week = Best week of the summer! So much to do, in addition to the brews. Grab your gals and see why this could be one of the best girl trips of the summer!
Ohio breweries will take over the taps in Athens from July 15-23 during the 11th annual Ohio Brew Week, a nine-day celebration of Ohio beers. Get here and fest on!
Because the best way to celebrate Athens 30 Mile Meal Month is with a picnic of local foods enjoyed in Athens’ stunning landscapes.
Parades, music, swimming and fireworks are just a few ways to make this Independence Day one to remember in Athens County.
When the days are sunny and the kids are out of school, the possibilities for fun for all ages in Athens County are endless. Adventure awaits around every corner.
The festival has already begun, but it’s not too late to come to Athens County and experience the best music fest in the land.
Here’s a few #OneNightInAthens experiences from local Instagrammers. If you only stay the day, you miss half the fun!
This month, there’s an extra day at the end of your weekend – so, what are you going to do over Memorial Day? Road trip to Athens County, of course!
Ohio University’s campus always looks extra sharp, but it’s especially beautiful during spring commencement weekend. Below are 10 photos from newly-minted Ohio University alumni who found the perfect photo spot.
If you’re still searching for the perfect way to celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day, we have a few suggestions for heartfelt gifts and ideas for spending quality time together in Athens, Ohio.
Sure, you could spend the three months of the summer dreaming of Athens, but why leave in the first place?
Get your heart rate up with these five running trails in Athens, Ohio.
Green living has long been a way of life in Athens County, so naturally Earth Day is kind of a big deal here.
A letter to my soon-to-be alma mater and the city that defined it, As a graduating senior, I can’t help but look back on my time spent here with you. There were numerous visits planned, but after my very first trip, I knew there was no other place quite as unique and fitting as you. View
Before you take off down the streets in the Athens Marathon this Sunday, be sure you fuel up with delicious Athens eats.
Having a hard time deciding on which films to catch at the Athens International Film + Video Festival? Read on for 6 films that are worth a trip to Athens this weekend.
There’s a lot happening during the Athens International Film + Video Festival. Here are just a few films and events you can look forward to this year.
Although you’ll find many moms on Court Street this weekend, there are many other ways to have a fun, low-key Moms Weekend in Athens.
Dust off those baskets and round up the whole family for a week’s worth of family-friendly shows and events in Athens County.
It’s hard to imagine a better way to explore the hills of Athens County than by hunting Easter eggs with your family. If you’re in search of some “egg-cellent” Eastertime activities, this guide has you covered. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny | March 19, 8:30am-10:30am. A pancake breakfast is the perfect way to carb-load before a View
Grab all the friends and family you can muster for another exciting week of community-filled fun in Athens County! There’s an art auction at the Dairy Barn that will secure local artist support for years to come and Ohio University’s 10th Annual Art Extravaganza, showcasing the next generation of young artists. St. Patrick’s Day is on View
Take a look at what Athens has to offer you this week, whether it’s a great performance or an opportunity to help the community, Athens has an abundance of fun-filled events.
If you find yourself visiting Athens County on a gray, rainy or snowy day, head indoors at a museum, where there’s plenty to do, see and explore.
No slouching through the rest of winter. Perk yourself—and your week—up with these 5 events happening in Athens County.
Spring commencement is just over two months away. Get ready with this guide.
Check out the many fun and uniquely Athenian events taking place in town this week. Only in Athens, Ohio!
Whether you enjoy the chilly temps or prefer to stay warm and toasty, there are many ways to spend a wintry afternoon in Athens.
A night out at any of these five restaurants is sure to win your Valentine’s heart.
Make Valentine’s Day unforgettable and extra special by planning a getaway to Athens, where you’ll fall in love with the brick streets, frozen waterfalls, snow-covered hills and local restaurants.
Check out these events to make sure you and your sibling have a most memorial Sibs Weekend!
When the temperature drops outside, grab the kids and head to these six inside destinations to help fight the winter blues and make warm memories together.
Take a peek at the next hottest things to do in Athens in the coming weeks. Skip hibernating this winter for more exciting opportunities and cultural experiences around Athens, Ohio!
Our picks for the best warm drinks in town to keep you toasty all winter long!
Even when it’s cold outside, you’ll warm up quickly when you hit the trails in Athens County, Ohio.
One resolution that’s easy to keep: spend more time in Athens, Ohio!
Athens had a memorable 365 days. Here are a few top highlights reminisce on before we ring in the New Year!
Want to make your holidays in Athens even better? Stop by a local restaurant and enjoy one of the seasonal dishes that can only be found this time of year!
we head our way toward the heart of the holiday season with the locations of the best and brightest holiday light shows around Athens County. The good cheer and joy that accompanies the cold weather also brings out the best in decorative lighting. There’s several can’t-miss festive displays found throughout Athens. Here’s where to find them
Seasonal shopping options are found all over Athens County, have you stopped in any of the local businesses to look for that meaningful gift destined to bring a smile to your loved ones?
The Uptown for the Holidays gingerbread display is the most delicious reason to head to Uptown Athens this holiday season.
Our guide to getting into the holiday spirit with festivities all December long in Nelsonville.
Discover why December is the perfect time to of year to visit Uptown Athens.
It’s the most magnificent, magical time of the year! Make a day (and night!) of shopping for those perfect gifts for everyone on your list, in Athens County. From the traditional to the fun and funky and uniquely Athenian, this series of gift ideas will get you started on your quest to fill the stockings View
If you want to add a little bit of Athens to your table this Thanksgiving, or if you’re looking for a great local place to dine out, read on.
To commemorate the monumental first-ever fall commencement, we’ve gathered a list of final memories Bobcats must make.
Ohio University is welcoming their crowd of adoring fathers for their annual OU Dad’s Weekend. The streets of Athens will once again experience waves of cheering dads, some visiting for their first time and many others returning with open arms to their alma mater.
We met with Honey for the Heart artist, Wendy Minor Viny, who shared with us some insights into her process for making the masks that will be used in this year’s parade.
the famous annual Halloween block party Uptown is expected to bring in hundreds of out-of-town visitors for bands, fun and a larger-than-life puppet parade.
Hop on your bike, head out of town, and leave your troubles behind as you zip towards the Zaleski State Forest!
The brick streets of Athens will go pink this Sunday for the first Susan G. Komen Athens Race for the Cure®.
There is no better time of year to see the Southeast Ohio countryside than fall, and Ohio’s Windy 9 is the perfect way to explore the beauty of the region.
Halloween and trick-or-treat are just around the corner. Our guide takes the mystery out this most magical time of year.
As alumni are preparing to return to the “Harvard on the Hocking,” here are six things to know about Homecoming before heading to Athens.
The leaves are changing which means there’s an entire list of new activities and events to experience in Athens. Athens is a paradise with an outdoor play stage the size of the county!
While visiting Athens for Homecoming, make sure to visit the bars on our list and taste the variety of drinks that comprise the Athens nightlife.
Whether this year marks your first homecoming as an alum, or you’ve been revisiting Athens for so many years that you’ve lost count, these 8 places are must-sees when returning to our beloved town.
Autumn is the best time to visit Athens County. Check out our insider’s guide to the best places for fall foliage.
Visit Athens, Ohio to experience a fully immersive and unique culinary experience by tasting the very best in locally grown and sourced ingredients. The distance between Southeast Ohio and Mexico is vast, but Athenians don’t let the distance stop them from filling up on their favorite burritos, and authentic Mexican and South American-inspired meals. There’s no end to the one-of-a-kind twists on burritos that’s only found here in Athens, Ohio.
Whether you’re new to town or a seasoned Athenian, these 10 experiences are sure to make this fall in Athens memorable.
Whether you’re hitting the bricks Uptown or you’re at an area festival, the flavors from these food trucks are definitely worth the wait in line.
Planning on heading to the Ohio Pawpaw Festival this year? Here are 5 fun things you won’t want to miss!
The 17th annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival is next weekend (Sept. 11-13) at Lake Snowden in Albany. The three-day festival celebrates the pawpaw, Ohio’s official native fruit. Never tasted a pawpaw? It has a creamy texture and a tropical flavor; similar to a mango. Here are six fun facts about things to do and see at View
We’re almost as excited as you are for your return to your home away from home! Whether you’re an alumni making the trek back for the first time in years, or a seasoned homecoming veteran, there’s new changes all across campus to see. In recent years, the university has phased in new residence halls across South Green with the newest and most innovative dorm complex located across from the Ping Center.
It’s no secret that you’re able to find a wide variety of musical talents hidden throughout the coffee shops and bars that line Court Street. Athens provides musicians with a supportive environment that fosters experimentation and grass-roots song writing that, as a close-knit community, we all love and enjoy. The locality of many singers and View
Chris Chmiel has elevated the pawpaw from its humble origins to an important native fruit whose tropical flavors are worth bringing back into the kitchen.
Parade of the Hills is an annual festival in Nelsonville, Ohio that celebrates the rich Appalachian culture of the region and showcases the strength of the community in both Nelsonville and Athens. It’s the star(brick) attraction for many in the area with several new events returning after years in hiatus.
In May of 2013, the City of Athens launched a community design project affectionately referred to as The Essence of Athens. Created to accompany the City’s Comprehensive Plan approved in 2004, The Essence of Athens seeks to ensure that the built environment of our city reflects the key elements of what makes Athens, well, Athens. For View
For students and parents alike, the move to Athens to start Ohio University in the fall can be both exciting and a bit overwhelming. Here are six things incoming Bobcats and parents might not know about students’ new home away from home: Uptown Athens is the center of the action. Step off of Ohio University’s View
Athens is a foodie’s mecca with dozens of restaurants and shops eating up the locavore movement almost as much as visitors and students do. With our wide variety of food choices comes an equally large list of specialty drinks and smoothies perfect for cooling down and relaxing during the waning days of summer.
If you want to see Athens like a local, here are eight spots you can’t miss the next time you’re in town.
This week the Athens County Fair rolls into town and between the mountains of cotton candy that’re going to be eaten, and the guttural roars expected from the various tractor pulls, we’re sure fired up for a thrilling week of fun and entertainment that’s farm friendly.
Just 13 miles down the Hocking River from Uptown Athens, the small town of Nelsonville is rich in history and beauty. Nelsonville is the Star of the Hocking Hills Region and is a truly unique community, with a historic downtown and a vibrant local arts and music scene. Nelsonville is home to Hocking College, a View
The summer months are full of chirping birds and insects that buzz from ear to ear. The trees are in mid season and full of lush green growth signifying a successful resurgence to their full potential. Athens remains a twinkling star in the eyes of outdoor adventurers and with dozens of walking trails zig-zagging their way through the rolling hills of Appalachia.