Athens Family Fun in September

Welcome to our monthly roundup of Athens Family Fun! Each month Rachel will be delivering fun and family-friendly events in Athens to busy parents there.  Of course, our specialty is free/cheap things to do in Athens but the ultimate goal is spending time together in your community. Enjoy!

Happy Fall, RCM readers! I hope your school year is off to a great start! We have lots of family events this month in Athens. Enjoy the (hopefully) cooler weather with many outdoor happenings!

Don’t forget: Labor Day is Monday, September 2nd. Schools will be closed, as well as government offices.

Special Athens, AL Events in September

Art After Hours with Seeking Babylon

Friday, September 13th, 7-9 PM
High Cotton Arts, downtown Athens
Cost: Free | More Info

Enjoy live music, snacks, and art activities for the kids! This week’s theme is superheros to coincide with Childhood Cancer Awareness month, so dress up in your favorite superhero costume and head out to High Cotton Arts.

Superhero Family Fun Day

Saturday, September 14th
Athens Big Spring Memorial Park (Duck Pond)
Cost: Free | More Info

This event is a wonderful family-friendly event that raises money for Eli’s Block Party, a childhood cancer fundraiser. Games, activities, and real-live superheros will all be present at this party! Don’t miss the superhero parade at 10:30 in the park. Visit the website for more details and to register for the parade if you want to participate.


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Limestone County Powwow

Friday-Saturday, Sept. 14-15 9 AM-5 PM
Limestone County Sheriff’s Rodeo Arena
Cost: Adults $7; Kids 6-12 and Seniors $5; 6 and under free | More Info

Come celebrate Native American culture at this two-day event in Athens! There will be Native American live music, food, crafts, Aztec dancers, and more! Bring camp chairs and blankets.

Cultural Concerto in the Park

Saturday, Sept 21st, 2:30-7:30 PM
606 Trinity St, Athens
Cost: Free | More Info

This family fun day will feature music from all cultures, face painting, finger printing by the Athens Fire Dept., food and craft vendors, and games for the kids! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and be ready to enjoy the beautiful day.

Little Lambs Consignment Sale

Friday-Saturday, Sept 27-28th 9 AM-8 PM Fri; 9 AM-2 PM Sat
Lindsay Lane Baptist Church
Cost: Free | More Info

This is a great consignment sale for clothes, toys, strollers, bows, shoes, and more!


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Athens-Limestone Public Library Events in September

Check out these great programs and events taking place at the library this month!

Bring your kids to the library for fun, educational programs that meet weekly and are sure to encourage your child’s love for learning! All programs are free. Visit www.alcpl.org for more information.

Weekly Storytime

Check for weekly Baby, Preschool, and Spectrum Storytimes HERE.


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Teen Time

4th Thursday of the month from 4-5 PM
Grades 7-12
Teens have their own space to hang out at the library. Once a month, the Teen Room will host Teen Time, a themed hour of activity that can range from science experiments to crafts to books (of course!). This month’s theme is painting. Pizza, drinks, and art supplies will be provided.

Ink Slingers

Tuesdays from 4-5 PM
Grades 7-12
Do you have a teenager who loves to write? This program is for them! At Ink Slingers, teens will work on creating short stories that, in the spring, will be compiled into a book of their own composition. This group is a great place for students to get ideas, share their work, and receive help with their short stories.

Life 101

2nd Thursday of the month from 4:30-5:30 PM
Grades 7-12
This group allows students to learn the basic skills of life. How to change a tire, sew a button, cook basic food, and more are part of the curriculum.

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