Venture out from the Country Inn & Suites to see a Broadway musical or a concert at the Classic Center Theatre. For even more electrifying live music, visit Live Wire Athens, or support local music and art at Athfest, the annual summer festival that also features special activities for children. Every spring the Athens Twilight Criterium draws in thousands of cyclists with multiple races and a $200,000 cash prize. Bibliophiles and history lovers can browse the rare books, historical maps and voice transcriptions of the UGA Special Collections Libraries. Discover these Athens attractions:
University of Georgia Sporting Events
- Athens Twilight Criterium (2 miles)
Featuring cyclists from across the United States and around the world, this thrilling cycling competition passes through downtown Athens.
- Athfest (2.4 miles)
Every summer, Athens celebrates its local music and art with this festival that benefits Athfest Educates.
Phone: +1 (706) 548-1973
- Classic Center Theatre (2.6 miles)
This 2,000-seat theater and community center hosts touring Broadway musicals, comedy acts and musical performances.
Phone: +1 (706) 357-4444
- Live Wire Athens (2.3 miles)
Live Wire Athens features musical and comedy performances and also serves as a production studio.
Phone: +1 (706) 543-8283
- UGA Special Collections Libraries (2.2 miles)
Examine a fascinating collection of rare books, historical maps, videos and voice transcriptions.
Phone: +1 (706) 542-7123
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