Special Events

The Classic Center Cultural Foundation presents several community fundraising events each year. Proceeds from these events help make the scholarships, grants and support of local artists possible.

Breakfast with Santa

  • Saturday, December 10, 2016
  • Tickets to Breakfast with Santa are SOLD OUT!


  • 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. in The Classic Center Atrium
  • Families will enjoy a full breakfast buffet with Santa and Buddy the Elf!
  • Tickets include a digital photo with Santa and a surprise takeaway.
  • Kids can visit Santa's workshop craft station
  • Attendees will receive a $2 off coupon for an ice skating session
Interested in becoming a Breakfast with Santa sponsor? Call 706.357.4522 or click here for more information.

Athens Wine Weekend

  • February 3-5, 2017
This amazing weekend, a benefit for The Classic Center Cultural Foundation, is a treat for the senses!


  • The weekend starts Friday night with a small appetizer and wine pairing at the Amuse-Bouche!
  • Saturday features a Grand Tasting with hundreds of wines from around the world to sample, plus seminars by wine experts - Grand Tasting tickets must be purchased with any seminar tickets. Saturday evening, enjoy a perfectly paired Gourmet Wine Dinner.
  • The weekend closes on Sunday with an amazing sparkling wine brunch.
There are several ticketing options available, including a discounted package that includes deluxe hotel accommodations at The Hilton Garden Inn. 

For more information on Athens Wine Weekend, click here.

Interested in becoming an Athens Wine Weekend sponsor? Call 706.357.4522 or click here for more information.

Classic City BBQ Festival

  • View & download the 2016 Classic City BBQ Festival winners photos here
  • Stay tuned for the date of the 2017 Classic City BBQ Festival
  • Tickets will go on sale in the summer of 2017


  • Backyard and Professional BBQ teams from around the country compete in a two-day cook-off sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society.
  • Saturday features live outdoor music, BBQ pork sampling, tailgate tradeshow vendors, a Piggle Wiggle Fun Run and more!
For more information on the Classic City BBQ Festival, click here.

Interested in becoming a Classic City BBQ Festival sponsor? Call 706.357.4522 or click here for more information.