We have a host of programs and events to celebrate our community and the flavor, family, and fun atmosphere every week.
Every market is a unique day, but we have some special events throughout the year to celebrate holidays, the community, and its history.
May Day (May)
Every year on the first Saturday in May, we host our May Day Celebration. May Day marks the changing of the seasons, and we invite you to celebrate with us through music, festivities, and of course, the maypole dedication in the garden!
Juneteenth (“June” plus “nineteenth”) is the oldest national celebration of the ending of slavery in the United States. With our roots in an African-American community, our Juneteenth Festival is a day to celebrate African-American freedom and achievement.
Youth Day (September)
A celebration of Athens' youth!
Celebrate all things fall with us! This family favorite event features mini pumpkin painting DIY Halloween masks, a photo booth, fall treats, face painting, a petting zoo, trick or treating at the market booths, and more to be announced. Entries for the 2023 West Broad Jack-o-Lantern Carving Contest are now open!
African American Heritage & Urban Agriculture Festival (November)
We host our annual Athens Heritage and Urban Agriculture Festival, celebrating African - American history and traditions, particularly those surrounding the West Broad School and urban agriculture.
Holiday Market and Craft Fair (December)
As the final market of the year, we go out in trademark holiday style. With holiday-themed kids' activities, a variety of live music, seasonal crafts, cook-offs, and more, we celebrate the December holidays in a fun, heartwarming style.