Things to do in Athens Texas

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You’ve probably noticed – it’s beautiful around here. Lush, rolling hills unfold into expansive ranches and forests. You can’t go a mile or two without almost tripping into a stock pond or lake. Walk along a tree-covered path in the forests of the East Texas Arboretum. Learn how to bait a hook and then catch “a big one” at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center. “Up” for a challenge? Try the ziplines at New York, Texas Zipline Adventure.

Everything in Athens is nearby. Put on your sneakers and take a walk through town. Along the way, you’ll discover eclectic galleries and shops. 

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Perhaps you’ve planned to spend your day at a barrel race at the Henderson County Regional Fair Park Complex? Or participating in a race at the Cain Center?  No worries!  When you get a break, spend it relaxing with friends at one of our many eateries.  Or, check out the latest releases on the big screen of Athens Cinema 4.

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You’ll want to be certain to bookmark and register in the MyAthens section in order to stay in touch with us for special events. 

The annual Old Fiddler’s Reunion has been around for over 80 years!  If you haven’t come to town for this event before, you certainly won’t want to miss it!  Throughout the year, Athens is packed with fun events and activities for all ages.

Open every Saturday April through October, the Athens Farmer's Market offers fresh produce, homemade goods and so much more.

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Christmas Park Land of Li...

Nov 26 2015

The drive through Christmas Park will be open November 10, 2015 to January 3, 2016.

Fire It Up Productions, N...

Nov 28 2015

Come on out to the Henderson County Regional Fair Park for a 2-day team roping event with free admission!

TBRA Barrel Race - Turnin...

Dec 4 2015

This is a Texas Barrel Racing Association 2 - day event. Come on out and enjoy the fun! No admission charge.