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Athens Family Fun This Summer

Athens Family Fun This Summer

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Welcome back to our quarterly roundup of Athens Family Fun! Each season our new Athens correspondent, Tabatha, will be delivering fun and family-friendly events in Athens, Alabama to busy parents. Of course, our specialty is free/cheap things to do but the ultimate goal is spending time together in your community.

So send this to your friends and family in Limestone County – Athens Family Fun is BACK!

Summertime Fun in Athens, Alabama

Special Summer Events in Athens


Athens City Pool Opens
May 29 – More Info
If you need a way to cool off in these hot Alabama summer days, the Athens City Pool is a great place to visit. They have a slide and admission is $3 for children 12 and under, $4 for adults, and summer passes for $60.

Cruise In on the Square
1st Saturday each month
More Info
Go check out some amazing rides, find something delicious from the food trucks or restaurants, and mingle to make new friends who also like to admire cool vehicles.

Athens Cinemagic Theater Summer Kids Movies
Tuesdays in June & July at 10:00 AM – More Info
This mom & pop movie theatre in Athens not only boasts a rad retro Drive-In screen, but also hosts free kid’s movies each Tuesday at 10:00 AM from June 22 – July 27, 2021. Please bring a canned food item per seat to donate to local food pantries. Doors open at 9:30 AM.

Marbut Bend Guided Trail Walk
June 5
Phone: 256-233-8000 | More Info
This guided walk will be focused on plant life and birds, so you can bring binoculars to enjoy the birds at a distance, comfortable walking shoes and insect repellent.

KALB Outdoor Expo
June 5 – More Info
This outdoor expo will have activities for kids, vendors with earth-friendly products, demonstrations, and fun for all ages.

Free Fishing Day
June 12 – More Info
Take this day as an opportunity to take the kids fishing without a license in Alabama.


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Truck Invasion On the Square
June 12 – More Info
If you have kids who love trucks, jeeps and SUVs, you should take a walk around the Square from 6pm until 9pm.

Athens Juneteenth Festival
June 19 – More Info
The Athens Boys & Girls Club is hosting a celebration in observance of the end of slavery in the U.S. along with food, vendors, music, art, and live entertainment.

Athens Kiddie Carnival
June 24th-July 31st
Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday night
More Details
All of the kids in Athens love this carnival, so it is an event that you can not miss! They have food, rides, games, and I promise you will not be disappointed.

Fridays After Five
June 25 ~ July 16 ~ August 6
More Info
This monthly event includes food trucks, restaurants, sales and more.

Singing on the Square
June 25 ~ July 16 ~ August 6
More Info
Grab your folding chairs and a snack to sit and enjoy these live music events.

Athens Saturday Market
June 5-August 26
More Info
Every Saturday this market has fresh produce, baked goods, music, art and crafts that the entire family can appreciate.

Isom’s Orchard U-Pick Days
Friday and Saturday mornings in July
More Info
Isom’s Orchard has U-pick opportunities throughout the year, and in July they have zinnias and sunflowers for $1-$2 per bloom.

Red, White, and Boom
Drive-In Edition
July 4 – More Info
The Athens firework show can be viewed from adjacent properties including Central Church of Christ, Athens Shopping Center, and Athens High School. Tune into Outlaw 105.1 for the music.

Shady Lady Trail Run
July 10 – More Info
Featuring a 5K and 10K run starting at 8:00AM. Day of onsite registration starts at 6:30AM. 5K is $25.00 ~ 10K is $35.00. Groups for all ages! Awards to the top three overall finishers and top three in each age group.

4H STEM Workshop
July 29 – More Info
Limestone County 4-H will be hosting a STEM workshop for youth, ages 9-18.
This event is free, but registration is required with limited capacity.

Piney Chapel American Farm Heritage Days
August 6-7 | More Info
There is something for everyone with a parade of power, fast crank competition, slow races, ladies’ skillet throw, kids pedal pull, flea market, antique vehicles and live entertainment. Friday morning at 10am they offer a 20 mile tractor pull through the country side.

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Summer Reading in Athens, Alabama


Athens Public Library Presents ‘Tails & Tales’

Kick-Off Party
June 5 – More Info
The Summer Reading Kick-Off Party at the Athens Limestone Public Library is from 10am—2pm, with a Storyteller at 11am & 1pm. Get your reading log, Brag Tag Starter Kit, play some games & enter to win an iPad!

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young boy playing on a tractor at the pumpkin patch in Athens Alabama

Weekly Events for Tails & Tales
June 5th-July 17th
Each day of the week is for a different age group so everyone can enjoy summer reading at their own level. Be sure to check out the butterfly exhibit. Registration is required and starts one week before the event takes place.

  • Monday – Mommy and Me | 10:30 — 11:30 AM | Ages 0—5 | Drop In/No Registration
  • Tuesday – Tweens | Ages 8-12 | 5:00 – 5:45 PM | Registration Required
  • Wednesday – Family Storytime | 10:30am and 1:00pm | Registration Required
  • Thursday – Teen Time | 7th-12th Graders | 5:00pm

For details and to see more Summer Reading events: Click Here!


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Vacation Bible School in Athens


Lindsay Lane Baptist
June 7-10 – View Website

Fairview Baptist
June 13-15 – View Website

First Baptist Church Athens
June 21-25 – View Website

Cultivate Church
July 5-8 – View Website

Northside Church of Christ
July 19-22 | View Website

Central Church of Christ
July 25-28 | View Website

So that’s what we know about – if we left out a fun family-friendly event in Athens, please let us know in the comments!

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