- Fun Family-friendly activities in Athens, Alabama
- September - November 2021
It’s Fall y’all, which means it is time for cozy jackets, tall boots, football, and lots of pumpkins! Get outside and enjoy the cooler temperature with these kid-friendly Fall events in Athens, Alabama!
Athens Family Fun for Fall
Special Fall Events in Athens
Eli’s Block Party & Superhero Day
September 11 from 10 AM – 4 PM
Cost: Free admission
Athens Big Spring Memorial Park | More Info
We love this event and it is for a great cause that supports the Childhood Cancer Foundation. They have over 30 superheroes that come and they also have a section dedicated to honoring our real life heroes featuring law enforcement, military serviceperson, utility workers, farmers, firefighters, and will be honoring some first responders for their service during 9/11.
There will be food trucks, games including axe throwing, and more! Rain date: September 18th
Starts Friday night at 7:30pm with barrel races. Saturday at 7pm includes the main event with saddle bronc, barrel races, tie down roping, pole bending, bull riding and more. You can also catch a 10am matinee performance on Sunday.
Weekly 1 hour classes on Friday or Wednesday with time options of 3:30pm or 4:30pm. Equipment is provided for the students.
Join park naturalist Sam Woodroof for a hike on the Champion trailhead at the end of the parking lot. This is a unbeLEAFable 1.5 hour hike through fall beginnings.
Battle of Sulphur Creek Trestle Commemoration
September 25 from 9AM – 2PM
Cost: Free | More Info
Richard Martin Rails to Trail (Railroad Street in Elkmont)
Historians will be at the site to tell the story of the battle and men who fought in it to mark the 157th anniversary. Hike or bike south from downtown Elkmont for 1.2 miles or 2.2 miles north from the Hays Mill Parking lot. Presentations every half hour. Go outside to enjoy nature, and get a history lesson at the actual site of the battle. Our family loves this trail!
2021 Fiddlers Convention
September 30 – October 2
Athens State University | More Info
$15 per adult per night Friday and Saturday, or $20 for a weekend pass; Children under 12 are free with a paid adult|
This convention uses the proceeds to fund scholarships and other Athens State University projects. Over 200 musicians come out to compete for the prizes which add up to around $19,000. It is so fun to listen and watch, visit the food trucks, and browse over 150 booths of vendors. Convention guests also have a chance to win some cash from Bank Independent so be sure to stop by and enter to win. The Volume Five concert Thursday is FREE!
Play Outside Day
October 2 | November 6 | December 4
FREE | More Info
Every first Saturday families everywhere are encouraged to get outside and visit the local parks, hike one of the many trails, splash in the waterways, and explore green spaces. There are so many places just waiting for you to have an amazing family adventure, for free!
7th Annual Athens Sports-Plex Charity Car Show
October 9 from 9AM – 2PM
FREE admission | More Info
The proceeds benefit the Eli Williams block party for the Childhood Cancer Foundation. There will be cash prizes every half hour, door prizes, music by DJ David Sharp, food and drinks at the baseball complex, and kids can play at the Dug Out playground. Bathrooms are available at this event.
Limestone County PowWow
October 9-10 More Info
Adults $8; Kids 6-12 and seniors $5; Kids 5 and under are free
Spend your weekend enjoying Native American culture. They will have special performances by Jack “Crazy Flute” Holland and Malia’s Hula Halau. Authentic foods will be available to try. On Saturday they will have a Chicken Dance special. There will be a tipis set up for anyone who would like to go inside or take pictures in front of it. Bring the family along with your chairs!
Athens Storytelling Festival
October 18 – October 23
Prices usually vary from $15-$20 per ticket
This festival is one that you do not want to miss! Some of the events are geared towards different ages, so be sure to check the schedule and see what would be best for your family. More information is coming soon!
There will be a moon bounce, food trucks, vendors, trunk or treats and a costume contest.
– Athens-Limestone Library Events –
All events are free at the library!
Mommy & Me
No registration/drop by
Ages 0-5, every 1st and 3rd Monday at 10:30 AM
There are stations set up to make this an adventure!
Ages 0-2, every 2nd and 4th Monday at 10:30 AM
Pre-K and Toddler Storytime
Wednesday at 10:30 AM and 11:15 AM
With a new theme each week, you will have a blast going to storytime! This week we went on a bear hunt, listened to Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, as well as decorated and colored our own ABC tree! My 2 year old loved going and cannot wait to go back next week.
Grades 3-6, every 2nd Tuesday at 5:00 PM
Choose your own Adventure Club
Grades 5-6, every 3rd Tuesday at 5:00 PM
Grades K-6, every 4th Tuesday at 5:00 PM
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Tab McGee was born at Huntsville Hospital and raised in Decatur. She lives with her husband who is known as “The Crane Ninja”, and 4 children on their farm in Elkmont. Tab spends most of her time homeschooling her kids, taking care of their animals, and rolling up to the soccer fields in her van. She is always looking for fun things to do with the kids and places to explore, especially if animals are involved, she even loves bugs. Some of her favorite things to do in her free time include reading self improvement books, cooking, organizing, drinking smoothies, and she is always excited to learn something new.