Weekend Planner: Too Many Possibilities and Not Enough Time

Here is our pick of activities going on in or around Athens this weekend: Four festivals and "Walk with Me Athens 2011."


Where/When: State Botanical Garden of Georgia on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Why Go: To learn about the creepy crawly world of inspects by exploring discovery stations and the insect café, watching puppet shows and celebrating the annual butterfly release on the lawn of the International Garden.

Pricing: $5 per person; $20 maximum per family; free for children under 2


Where/When: The plaza behind the at 130 Foundry Street on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Why Go: To be a part of this family-friendly 2-mile walk in support children living with disabilities and special needs in North Georgia.

Pricing: Free to walk; $25 donation requested for ages 12 and up who would like a T-shirt


Where/When: on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Why Go: To enjoy Greek food and pastries, music and dancing, a lecture on iconography, Byzantine chanting and children’s craft activities throughout the day in outdoor tents.

Pricing: $3 general admission; $1 admission seniors and students; free admission for children 8 and under


Where/When: Sandy Creek Park in Athens on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Why Go: To enjoy this popular outdoor festival dedicated to folk music and art and listen to an outstanding lineup including Cosmic Charlie, Beverly Smith and Alice Gerrard and the Georgia Mudcats.

Pricing: $10 adults; $5 students; free children under 12; $2 per person park admission fee for ages 3 to 64


Where/When: Lyndon House Arts Center in Athens on Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5p.m.

Why Go: To get a close look at over 100 cars chosen for their condition, rarity or other contribution to automotive history, and be entertained by a fashion show, music and a children’s art project.

Pricing: Free

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