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Local Festival It’s no secret that Athenians love music. So it makes sense that AthFest takes top billing for best event! The three-day music festival brings the best local and regional musicians together in downtown Athens. Proceeds from the festival support music and arts education in the area. Runner-up: Twilight Place To Watch People The streets of downtown Athens are filled with some colorful characters which is why readers voted downtown as the best place to watch people. If you don’t believe your peers, take a seat on a bench one afternoon, sit back and watch! Runner-up: The Whole Town of Athens

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Local Place to Bring Your Pet Athenians love their pets. Memorial Park, located in Five Points, has been voted as the best place to take your pet. With walking trails and a 1.5-acre dog park, we agree. Memorial Park is the perfect place to hang with your four-legged friends. Runner-up: Creature Comforts

Local Late Night Spot After a night out on the town, The Grill is the perfect spot to grab a bite before heading home. Open 24 hours seven days a week, readers say the Athens mainstay is the favorite local late night spot. Runner-up: Insomnia Cookies

Local Date Night Spot Once again, the Last Resort Grill takes the top spot for local date night. Between the atmosphere and the fantastic food, it’s no wonder people chose LRG as the winner for this category. Runner-up: The National

Best Place for a Group Outing Looking for the perfect spot for a group outing, then head over to Terrapin Beer Co. The local brewery has a great space for entertaining large groups. Runner-up: Creature Comforts

Athens Magazine Fall 2017  

Athens Magazine is a quarterly magazine published by The Athens Banner-Herald in Athens, Ga.