- The list below includes 33 free or cheap things to do in or near Athens, Georgia, including 71 different types of inexpensive activities like Music Venue, Parks, Historic Sites and Bowling.
- From Sandy Creek Park to East Athens Community Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Athens and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Madison, Commerce, Winder and Watkinsville.
The Georgia Theatre is a local music venue built inside an old cinema and hosts a variety of live music performances of many different genres such as folk, popular, country and more. The rooftop restaurant and bar offer beautiful views of the city.
With the combination of Hollywood movies and wide ranging independent films, Cine BarCafe can meet the entertainment desires of many individuals. The BarCafe portion of the site features traditional movie fare along side selected wines, beers, coffees, and teas.
Flicker Theatre & Bar hosts local artistic activities including live music, poetry reading, art shows, variety acts, stand up comedy, benefits and locally made movies. They also feature activities like poker, ping pong and video games.
Owned and operated by the University of Georgia, the Georgia Museum of Natural History holds 14 natural history collections. The individual collections are divided by six different departments of the university, including anthropology, botany, geology, geography, plant pathology, and entomology.
A family entertainment center and bowling alley, the Showtime Bowling Center features 32 lanes of bowling with automatic scoring as well as a video game arcade and billiard tables. The center is available for party rentals.
North Georgia Tours offers narrated tours and ghost walks that are meant to enlighten and entertain. Tours, which can be conducted on foot or by carriage, focus on the area's architecture, history, and local legends.