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5th Annual Athens EggFest

Participants come from across the country to showcase their personal recipes, meet with fellow Eggheads, and share some great food with the crowd!

Last updated: 02/4/2015

Athens Bowling Center

Twenty-two lanes of pure adrenalin!

Last updated: 04/16/2013

Athens Scuba Park

Who would ever suspect that just beyond downtown Athens lies sunken treasure?

Last updated: 12/8/2014

Athens Videos

Check out our Athens videos to get a sneak peak into what Athens has to offer!

Last updated: 08/27/2014

Bird and Nature Walk - April 2015

Walk on the Wild Side at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center.

Last updated: 01/16/2015

Bird and Nature Walk - August 2015

Walk on the Wild Side at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Last updated: 01/23/2015

Bird and Nature Walk - July 2015

Walk on the Wild Side at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Last updated: 01/20/2015

Bird and Nature Walk - June 2015

Walk on the Wild Side at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Last updated: 01/20/2015

Bird and Nature Walk - March 2015

Walk on the Wild Side at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Last updated: 01/9/2015

Bird and Nature Walk - May 2015

Walk on the Wild Side at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Last updated: 01/20/2015

Bird and Nature Walk - September 2015

Walk on the Wild Side at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Last updated: 01/23/2015

Bluegill Family Fishing Tournament, 2015

Fun-filled day of trying to catch the biggest Bluegill at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center and/or Lake Athens.

Last updated: 12/16/2014

Cain Center and Cain Park

In 1983, the Cain Foundation built and donated this unique facility to the people of Henderson County. Since then, it has served all of East Texas, both as a fitness center with its many exercise areas, and as a civic center with rooms available for a wide variety of functions.

Last updated: 02/25/2015

Cinco de Mayo Celebration, 2015

Celebrate the joint heritage of Texas and Mexico with food, music, dancing, and games for the entire community.

Last updated: 11/25/2014

East Texas Arboretum & Botanical Society

Experience the awe and splendor of a variety of colorful gardens year-round. Two miles of nature trails offer a quiet woodland retreat.

Last updated: 02/25/2015

Enchanted Fairy Garden

Stroll through the East Texas Arboretum and see fairies, gnomes and trolls in the Enchanted Fairy Garden May 2-June 27.

Last updated: 02/3/2015

Fly Fish Texas! 2015

Anglers from all over converge on the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center to learn the latest in fly fishing techniques.

Last updated: 01/26/2015

Good Times Skate

Let the good times roll!

Last updated: 04/17/2013

Keep Athens Beautiful Home and Garden Event, 2015

Keep Athens Beautiful will transform the Henderson County Regional Fair Park grounds and Senior Citizens building into a marketplace for those looking to remodel their homes or landscape their yards. There will also be lawn mower races, hosted by the Lone Star Mower Racing Association, beginning at 11 a.m. in the coliseum.

Last updated: 02/13/2015

Lake Athens

Lake Athens offers guests a variety of water sport activities.

Last updated: 12/9/2014

National Fishing Day, 2015

Kick off summer with free hot dogs and soft drinks, games and fishing!

Last updated: 12/10/2014

NY-TX Zipline Adventures

Leave your fears behind as you experience the thrill of a lifetime at NY-TX Zipline Adventures, just 15 miles from Athens (off of Highway 175 East).

Last updated: 07/24/2014

SUGGESTED ITINERARY: A full day of fun!

Enjoy a day in Athens without spending too much, or skimping on time!

Last updated: 04/23/2013

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Get eye-to-eye with some of the largest freshwater fish in captivity, then try your hand at catching one of their friends in the casting pond!

Last updated: 12/9/2014

Holiday Entertainment

Cain Center's Come Jig & Jog With Us

Join the Cain Center for a St. Patrick's Day fun run, Come Jig & Jog With Us, on Saturday, March 14.

Last updated: 01/28/2015

Fireworks at the Fishery, 2015

One of the biggest displays in East Texas will light up the skies over the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center and adjacent Lake Athens.

Last updated: 12/12/2014

Halloween at the Hatchery, 2015

Local businesses and organizations will hand out FREE candy and the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center will be decorated throughout with a Halloween theme.

Last updated: 12/16/2014

Livestock and Horse Shows

Fire It Up Productions - March 14 & 15

A two-day team roping event with free admission! Come on out to the Henderson County Regional Fair Park Complex March 14 & 15.

Last updated: 01/28/2015

Texas High School Rodeo Association, 2015

Come on out to the Henderson County Regional Fair Park Complex for this free event and cheer on your favorite school as they compete in the Texas high school rodeo regional competition.

Last updated: 01/28/2015

World Series Team Roping, 2015

Come on out to the Henderson County Regional Fair Park Complex for this free event. The World Series Team Roping event kicks off at 9 a.m.

Last updated: 01/28/2015

Living for The Brand Sorting

Join the Henderson County Regional Fair Park Complex for the Living For The Brand Sorting on April 4.

Last updated: 01/29/2015

Music

Athens Old Fiddlers Reunion, 2015

The Athens Old Fiddlers Reunion is an annual event for lovers of fiddle music.

Last updated: 11/25/2014

Mark Trammell Quartet in Concert, 2015

The Texas Gospel Music Hall presents the Mark Trammell Quartet at 7 p.m. on April 3.

Last updated: 02/4/2015

Tara Vineyard & Winery

Tara Vineyard & Winery is the oldest winery in Henderson County, established in 2004.

Last updated: 06/26/2014

Texas Gospel Music Hall

Come enjoy nationally acclaimed gospel recording artists in a laid-back, smoke-free environment.

Last updated: 08/7/2013

Rodeos

Henderson County Go Texan Rodeo, 2015

The Henderson County Go Texan Rodeo, hosted by the Athens Chamber of Commerce, will take place April 24 & 25 at the Henderson County Regional Fair Park Complex.

Last updated: 02/3/2015

Henderson County Regional Fair Park Complex

Large or small, livestock, rodeo, or special event - there's always SOMETHING going on at the fairgrounds!

Last updated: 12/8/2014

Theater

Henderson County Performing Arts Center

HCPAC is a performing arts center that provides entertainment and education to patrons of all ages.

Last updated: 04/17/2013

Boeing Boeing - 1st Weekend

The Henderson County Performing Arts Center presents Boeing Boeing two weekends in March and April. Boeing Boeing is a classic farce complete with slamming doors, split-second timing and uproarious shenanigans all in the name of good fun.

Last updated: 03/2/2015

Death By Chocolate

Enjoy an evening of comedy murder mystery dinner theatre by the Henderson County Performing Arts Center on March 20.

Last updated: 03/2/2015

Diving at the Athens Scuba Park

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Identify historical markers in Henderson County

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Learn a variety of outdoor skills at this fun event

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Keep Athens Beautiful Hom...

Mar 7 2015

Keep Athens Beautiful will transform the Henderson County Regional Fair Park grounds and Senior Citizens build...

Bird and Nature Walk - Ma...

Mar 14 2015

Walk on the Wild Side at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Fly Fish Texas! 2015

Mar 14 2015

Anglers from all over converge on the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center to learn the latest in fly fishing tec...