Welcome to Athens Texas

Welcome to our City! Athens has the charm of a small southern town while still retaining many of the qualities of a larger city. With Dallas and Tyler only a short drive away, we’re the perfect spot to live, work, and play for those who the benefits of a smaller city, but easy access to larger metro areas.

Fun for the Whole Family

From the great outdoors to burgers and brews, Athens has fun for the whole family.

With a variety of family-friendly destinations like the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, East Texas Arboretum and Botanical Society, Henderson County Regional Fair Park Complex and more, you’re sure to embark on an activity that will satisfy the entire family!

Wine and craft beer lovers will enjoy 4 local wineries in and around Athens and a new craft brewery in the heart of downtown Athens. Downtown Athens offers shopping, art galleries, the Henderson County Historical Museum and more. Check out our local, cultural resources and plan your weekend stay with family and friends

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What's happening in Athens

With new events taking place each year, we are fortunate to celebrate a handful of events that have stood the test of time!

What's Happening

Latest News & Articles

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29 Mar

City of Athens Issues Call for Artists/Guidelines for "Art on the Bricks"

CALL FOR ARTISTS/GUIDELINES“Art on the Bricks” is a community-based fundraiser, sponsored and hosted by the City of Athens, designed to unite local artists and community members. The purpose of “Art on the Bricks” is to recognize the historic presence of The Texan Theater and celebrate ... Read More about City of Athens Issues Call for Artists/Guidelines for "Art on the Bricks"
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05 Mar

City of Athens Parks Superintendent Receives Special Certification

At the City Council meeting on Monday, February 26th, City of Athens staff and Council members honored Parks and Recreation Department Superintendent, Shannon Easley, for his completion of the Park and Recreation Maintenance Management School earlier this year.The Park and Recreation Maintenance Management program is ... Read More about City of Athens Parks Superintendent Receives Special Certification

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