Thursday, April 2, 2009

Athens This Weekend

April has arrived and festival season is here. There is no better reason to get out and enjoy all the culture Athens has to offer than this time of year.

And this weekend is packed with some great ideas...

International Street Festival

Saturday, noon - 5 p.m.

Featuring dozens of UGA international student organizations and local community groups only begin to describe what you will find here. The International Street Festival will take place in downtown Athens and features cultural displays, traditional costumes, dances and international bands. Admission is free. For more information check out this post from earlier this week.

Fluke Mini-Comics Festival
Saturday, 11a.m. - 6 p.m.

FLUKE is a mini-comic festival that is all about artists' work and ideas in mini-comics, zines and other independent publications. This event has been organized by Athens-area comic artists, underground publishers and their enthusiasts since 2002. Admission is $5. Click here for more about FLUKE.

Railroad Day
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The perfect way to entertain the kids this weekend: The Old Railway Station will come alive with model trains, Thomas the Train Hands-on-Layouts, inflatable slide and train, trackless train to ride, magician, tattoos and will have to go to see what else they have in store. Admission tickets are available the day of the event: $8.00 for ages 3-12, $2.00 for ages 13 and older, Free for ages 2 and under, Family Package $25.oo for two adults and up to four children. For more information, visit the Athens Area Council on Aging at 135 Hoyt Street or call 706.549.4850.

For more weekend ideas, visit the online calendar here.

Looking for a preview of the upcoming festivals this summer? Check out this video!

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