During the month of April, Athens has events taking place for all audiences: UGA’s International Street Festival, Classic City Brew Fest, UGA Athletic events, and the Athens Human Rights Festival!
If you’re interested in gaining some knowledge of the diverse cultures around our globe, UGA will be hosting its 18th annual UGA International Street Festival on April 9th at College Square in Downtown Athens. From 12pm – 5pm, several of UGA’s international student organizations and community groups will be providing fun and artistic cultural displays along with a variety of authentic performances from around the world! There will even be a “kids’ corner” for children to immerse themselves in a unique cultural experience by crafting their own paper dolls, flags, African necklaces, and more.
Are you a fan of craft beer? If your answer is yes, come celebrate the Classic City’s 21st Brew Fest on April 10th, from 2:30pm-6pm. Benefiting the Athens-Area Humane Society, you’ll be able to sample some of the best local and international craft beers while touring some of your favorite Athens breweries. The event will take place at Graduate Athens (rain or shine) and will be featuring live music and the opportunity to purchase some local grub to go along with those beers.
On April 16th, UGA will be hosting its annual G Day Game at Sanford Stadium at 4pm. This is a chance for Dawg Nation to get a sneak peek of what Georgia’s new talent has in store for its fans next season. Come out and watch both Kirby Smart and Jacob Eason’s first game as head coach and starting quarterback. The Bulldogs will be split into two squads, Red vs. Black, and the stands are expected to be filled with 100,000 crazed fans. ESPN will also be there to televise the entire frenzy.
On top of G-day, April is a busy month for UGA Athletics. The University of Georgia will be the host of several tournaments this month for Golf, Tennis, Gymnastics, Softball, and Baseball! Find a time to come out and cheer for the Dawgs!
The Athens Human Rights Festival kicks off on April 30th at College Square in Downtown Athens. This two-day event will be from 10am-12am Saturday and 2pm-9pm Sunday. The gist of the festival is to confront issues that strain human rights. Local, national and global activists from a variety of organizations will discuss political and social topics and in between these speeches, there will be live music performances.