Enjoy the spring weather and find out about the history of our town!
The Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association announces its April Historic Walking Tours to be held each Saturday in April (April 6, 13, 20, and 27). Walkers should meet at the Athens Visitors Center, 100 North Beaty Street, (corner of Beaty and Market Streets by the duck pond) at 9:45 AM. The walks will begin promptly at 10:00 AM and will last approximately one hour.
Alabama is the only state in the nation to hold statewide, simultaneous walking tours. Tourism President Jeanette Jones said, “We have had over 800 walkers since Athens started participating in the state walks in 2006 and they keep increasing in popularity every year.” “Walkers may choose one of 5 different walks each Saturday in April.” The walks are free and open to the public. It’s a great way for children to learn about local history. Groups are welcome.
Experience the culture and history of Athens by taking one of the walks.
Tour 1: Historic Downtown Athens Square
Tour 2: Beaty Historic District, Washington Street and Old Town Cemetery
Tour 3: Athens State University, Big Spring Memorial Park and College Inn
Tour 4 – City Cemetery
Tour 5 – Houston Historic District
Local residents serving as guides will share personal remembrances and tall tales from the old days as well as the history of their respective walk.
OTHER EVENTS YOU MAY WANT TO ENJOY DURING APRIL INCLUDE:
Alabama Veterans Museum Coffee Call - Apr 6 at 8:00 AM
Athens Historic Walking Tours - Apr 6, 13, 20, 27 at 10:00 AM
Chick-fil-A Connect Race Series: Athens, AL - April 6 at 8:00 AM
Athens Cruise In on the Square - Apr 6 at 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Athens State’s Athenian Players to present The Glass Menagerie - April 11–13 and Apr 19–20 at 7:30 PM
Confederate Memorial Ceremony - Apr 19 at 2:00 PM
Singing on the Square - Apr 19 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Limestone County Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale – Apr 20 at 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
1818 Farms Spring Sheep Shearing Party - Apr 20 at 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Earth Day Celebration and Outdoor EXPO - Apr 20 at 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Southern Crossroads 8th Annual Best Buckin' BBQ Cook-off - Apr 26 & 27
Athens Cars & Bikes on the Square - Apr 27 at 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM followed by free live entertainment 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Community Unsung Heroes Awards - Apr 27 at 5:00 PM
For more information on the above event or other events and attractions in Athens-Limestone, visit the Athens Visitors Center located at 100 North Beaty Street or call 256-232-5411. Information is also posted on our website - www.visitathensal.com.
By Teresa Todd, President, Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association