Athens

Athens has the charm of a small southern town while still retaining many of the qualities of a larger city. Its surrounding countryside and lakes offer a perfect backdrop to the many artists and other talented people that call Athens home. While progress is evident everywhere, Athens embraces its heritage and celebrates its colorful past. Athens is nationally acknowledged as “The Home of Original Hamburger” and is also home to the Annual Texas Fiddlers Contest and Reunion, the oldest such event in the U.S. Things to do while in Athens include taking a walk along a tree-covered path in the forests of the East Texas Arboretum, learning how to bait a hook and then catch “a big one” at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, adventuring onto the ziplines at New York, Texas Zipline Adventure, or enjoying tasting wines and beautiful scenery at Tara Vineyard & Winery. www.athenstx.org

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Athens Events

December 18, 2018

How Invasive Species Affect You

As part of the Henderson County Master Gardener Association’s Library Series, Peter Cole, an HCMGA Master Gardener, will present...

January 12, 2019

All Creatures Great and Small Art Exhibition

Local Artists Refreshments Free Admission

February 28, 2019

Barefoot in the Park

Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds n every sense of the word.  After a six day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie's loopy...

March 9, 2019

Tweens and Teens

Opening reception for Youth Art Month "Tweens and Teens" youth art show from 5 to 7 PM.

April 4, 2019

Staged Readings

Come for an entertaining theatrical experience - or FOUR! For your pleasure we will presnet: The Underpants, adapted by Steve Martin;...

June 29, 2019

People Power

Opening reception for "People Power" from 5 to 7 PM

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