Market Activities & Events

We have a host of programs and events to celebrate our community and the flavor, family, and fun atmosphere every week.

Performances & Entertainment
Kids Activities​
Cooking Demos
Fun Volunteer Opportunites
Friendly Competitions
Community Fun

Our Events

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)

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!

Fall Festival (October)

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.

Upcoming Markets
Jun
22
Sat
11:00 am Juneteenth Cookout at the West B...
Juneteenth Cookout at the West B...
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Juneteenth Cookout at the West Broad Farmers Market @ The West Broad Farmers Market and Garden
Juneteenth is the oldest national celebration of the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. The West Broad Market & Garden worked with the community to create one of Athens’ first celebrations of Juneteenth starting in 2012. Since then, awareness of the significance of Juneteenth and of Jubilee Day has grown throughout Athens, resulting ... Read more
11:00 am The West Broad Farmers Market
The West Broad Farmers Market
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The West Broad Farmers Market is back, now at our new location! Find us every Saturday from 11 AM to 2 PM at Rocksprings Park under the picnic shelter.
Jun
25
Tue
5:00 pm The West Broad Farmers Market at...
The West Broad Farmers Market at...
Jun 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The West Broad Farmers Market at Athentic Brewing @ Athentic Brewing Company
Join us for a pint on the patio every second and fourth Tuesday evening at Athentic brewing Company! Shop with your fave WBFM vendors from 5 to 8 PM. You can look forward to fresh produce, delicious local fare, rare plants, artisan goods, and the best local brews from the team at Athentic.
Jun
29
Sat
11:00 am The West Broad Farmers Market
The West Broad Farmers Market
Jun 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The West Broad Farmers Market is back, now at our new location! Find us every Saturday from 11 AM to 2 PM at Rocksprings Park under the picnic shelter.
Jul
9
Tue
5:00 pm The West Broad Farmers Market at...
The West Broad Farmers Market at...
Jul 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The West Broad Farmers Market at Athentic Brewing @ Athentic Brewing Company
Join us for a pint on the patio every second and fourth Tuesday evening at Athentic brewing Company! Shop with your fave WBFM vendors from 5 to 8 PM. You can look forward to fresh produce, delicious local fare, rare plants, artisan goods, and the best local brews from the team at Athentic.
Jul
13
Sat
11:00 am The West Broad Farmers Market
The West Broad Farmers Market
Jul 13 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The West Broad Farmers Market is back, now at our new location! Find us every Saturday from 11 AM to 2 PM at Rocksprings Park under the picnic shelter.
Jul
20
Sat
11:00 am The West Broad Farmers Market
The West Broad Farmers Market
Jul 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The West Broad Farmers Market is back, now at our new location! Find us every Saturday from 11 AM to 2 PM at Rocksprings Park under the picnic shelter.
Jul
23
Tue
5:00 pm The West Broad Farmers Market at...
The West Broad Farmers Market at...
Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The West Broad Farmers Market at Athentic Brewing @ Athentic Brewing Company
Join us for a pint on the patio every second and fourth Tuesday evening at Athentic brewing Company! Shop with your fave WBFM vendors from 5 to 8 PM. You can look forward to fresh produce, delicious local fare, rare plants, artisan goods, and the best local brews from the team at Athentic.
Jul
27
Sat
11:00 am The West Broad Farmers Market
The West Broad Farmers Market
Jul 27 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The West Broad Farmers Market is back, now at our new location! Find us every Saturday from 11 AM to 2 PM at Rocksprings Park under the picnic shelter.
Aug
3
Sat
11:00 am The West Broad Farmers Market
The West Broad Farmers Market
Aug 3 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The West Broad Farmers Market is back, now at our new location! Find us every Saturday from 11 AM to 2 PM at Rocksprings Park under the picnic shelter.