Happenings in Athens and Limestone County

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ATHENS-Here are just a few things happening in the upcoming days in Athens.  The schedule for music the 2024 Fridays After Five can also be found here:

Refuge Church

FREE GROCERIES Saturday, April 13th, Refuge Church is giving away 30,000 lbs of free groceries to our community at Athens Middle School! The food distribution starts at 9 a.m. Due to the volume of vehicles, each vehicle will receive one grocery cart full of groceries. Volunteers are welcome! If you would like to volunteer, please arrive by 7:30 a.m. Athens Middle School 100 US 31 Athens, AL 35611

Dream Key Real Estate, LLC

Dream Key Real Estate, LLC is hosting a Cinco De Mayo Eve Block Party on May 4, 2024, starting at 4 p.m. in downtown Athens. Participating restaurants include Athens Alehouse and Cellar, The Salty Cod, Old Black Bear Brewing Co. Athens, Village Pizza, Lucia’s, the Southern Table, Ro’s Grille, & Studio 16 Cigar Lounge. Each stop will have specials for you to enjoy at your own pace. Limestone Legends Billiards will have the after-party beginning at 8 p.m. #dkblockparty

Athens Rotary Club and Athena League

Athens-Limestone County young professionals are invited to these free-to-attend monthly meetups. Learn more about the Athens Rotary Club and Athena League, network, socialize, and support small businesses. Each meet-up is from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

  • April 15 – Village Pizza – 222 W. Market St. Athens, AL 35611
  • May 20 – The Salty Cod – 309 W. Market St. Athens, AL 35611
  • June 17 – Old Black Bear Brewing Co. – 311 S. Marion St. Athens, AL 35611

2024 Athens Farmers Market

Exciting News Alert! The moment you’ve been waiting for is finally here! We’re thrilled to announce the official schedule for the 2024 Athens Farmers Market! Get ready to indulge in farm-fresh goodness and support local producers! Here’s what you need to know:

  • Tuesdays (May 7 through August 27)
  • 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • 409 W. Green St. Athens, AL 35611
  • Saturdays (June 1 through September 28)
  • 8 a.m. to Noon
  • 409 W. Green St. Athens, AL 35611

Vendor Applications here: https://athensmainstreet.org/athens-farmers-market/ 

2024 Fridays After Five

The eagerly anticipated Athens Main Street Fridays After Five Music Series presented by The Orthopaedic Center – Athens is back, and organizers are thrilled to announce the stellar lineup. This year’s series promises an electrifying array of musical talent that will keep audiences coming back month after month.

Kicking off on April 26, the series will transform the east side of the Limestone County Courthouse into the ultimate destination for live entertainment and community celebration. Each month, attendees will have the opportunity to soak up the vibrant atmosphere and enjoy extended shopping hours with local merchants and delicious food from local restaurants. There will also be different savory and sweet food trucks and children’s activities each month.

The lineup for the 2024 Fridays After Five Music Series are:

  1. April 26 – Soul Night Featuring The Midnighters –https://themidnighters.net/
  1. May 31 – Dance Party Night Featuring Juice –https://thejuiceband.com/
  1. June 28 – Rock the Square Night Featuring Steel 6 –https://www.facebook.com/Steel6Band/
  1. July 26 – All The Hits Night Featuring The Limestoners –https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100066410303937

“We are thrilled to unveil such an exciting lineup for this year’s Fridays After Five Music Series,” said Athens Main Street Executive Director Tere Richardson. “With a diverse range of musical genres and talent, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. We can’t wait to welcome patrons from near and far to join us for what promises to be an unforgettable summer of music and community.”

Admission to the Fridays After Five Music Series is free, with the party starting at 5 p.m. with DJ Zillion (https://www.facebook.com/djkjzillion) warming up the crowd until 6:30 p.m. and the main performance starting at 7 p.m. lasting until 8:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair to enjoy the music.

For more information about the Fridays After Five Music Series, visit https://athensmainstreet.org/fridays-after-five/

Media Release/Blake Williams, TMP/Communication & Research Specialist/Limestone County Economic Development Association

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