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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: 03/27/2015

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: 03/24/2015

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 - 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 & Outdoor Expo, 2015

Join the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center for a fun-filled day of learning a variety of outdoor skills and competing in the family fishing tournament to win some great prizes.

Last updated: 03/27/2015

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

Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch Open House, Spring 2015

Join the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch and Doris Day Equine Center for their 2015 Spring Open House. Come see more than 800 animals on over 1,400 acres including rescued chimpanzees, horses and burros, bobcats, iguanas, tigers, and dozens of other species now living lives of peace and compassion.

Last updated: 03/16/2015

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

Good Times Skate

Let the good times roll!

Last updated: 04/17/2013

Lake Athens

Lake Athens offers guests a variety of water sport activities.

Last updated: 03/24/2015

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

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

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

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 6:30 p.m. on April 3.

Last updated: 03/24/2015

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: 03/26/2015

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

4th Annual Juneteenth Black Rodeo

The Henderson County Black Rodeo Association is proud to announce that the time has come for the 4th Annual Juneteenth Black Rodeo, held in conjunction with RCA (Real Cowboys Association), the baddest show on dirt.

Last updated: 03/24/2015

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

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Boeing Boeing - 2nd Weeke...

Apr 2 2015

The Henderson County Performing Arts Center presents Boeing Boeing two weekends in March and April. Boeing Boe...

Mark Trammell Quartet in ...

Apr 3 2015

The Texas Gospel Music Hall presents the Mark Trammell Quartet at 6:30 p.m. on April 3.

Athens Farmer's Market - ...

Apr 4 2015

The Athens Farmer's Market believes that small, local farms and businesses are essential to the local economy,...