As the weather gets warmer, the activities get livelier in Athens, Ohio. From music festivals to art shows, the Athens fest season has something for everyone. There’s delicious food, lively music, unique art, craft brews and so much more. 

So get your friends and family together and get ready for a summer full of fun during this year’s festive season!

1. The Black Diamond Music & Arts Festival

At this two-day festival, you can explore the best of Ohio’s art and music offerings. June 9th-10th will be packed with live music from some of the state’s most prominent names as well as plenty of local artists such as:

  • Josh Turner
  • Ashley McBryde
  • HunterGirl
  • Tyler Braden
  • Lindsay Ell

There’s also a variety of food vendors, and craft beer vendors, just to name a few. So, come out and enjoy the best of Ohio’s art and music with your friends or family!

2. Ohio Brew Week

This week-long celebration of Ohio’s craft beer industry takes place July 7th-15th. Over 100 breweries will be on hand with special tappings and rare finds. While you’re cracking open a cold one, you can enjoy an exhilarating music lineup.

3. Nelsonville Music Festival

One of the most popular Athens, Ohio events is the Nelsonville Music Festival. This three-day celebration of music, art, and culture is set to take place July 21st-23rd. This year’s lineup includes dozens of acts from across the US such as:

  • Big Thief
  • Alex G
  • Kurt Vile and the Violators
  • Alvvays
  • Lucinda Williams

This music festival takes place across 3 stages. The setting transforms from a rustic forest during the day to a colorful wonderland at night—this event is a must-see.

4. Wilco

On April 30th, Mountain Stage Records are hosting a live performance for the notorious NPR Music. Wilco, the alternative rock band, will be playing live at the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

5. Ness Fest

For a day and night of unbridled creativity, check out the Ness Fest. This free-spirited festival is held on July 22nd and showcases some of the Athens fest season’s best local talent, including some deliciously catered BBQ.

Check out this event at Ohio University and you won’t be disappointed.

Sit back and relax, because the Athens fest season has something for everyone. It’s the perfect place to be in the summertime, so if you’re looking for quality, unique entertainment, make sure to check out these events!

Wharton Rentals Has the Perfect Stay For Your Athens, Ohio Events

If you are staying in Athens, Ohio for your summer break and want to enjoy the festival experience, then look no further than Wharton Rentals. We provide top-notch off-campus housing options in Athens, Ohio.

Contact us today to find the perfect off-campus housing so you can enjoy the Athens Fest season!

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