Signature Events

Upcoming Events


Third Thursday

April 21, 2022
The Classic Center Classic Galleries I & II

The Classic Center Cultural Foundation is honored to participate in Third Thursday and host two rotating art galleries: Hello, Welcome and Classic City. We invite you to tour these galleries, which are a reflection of the incredible talent of local artists in Athens. You can support our local art community by adding a unique piece from these collections to your home, as all pieces are available for sale. 


Athens Wine Weekend

May 20-22, 2022
The Classic Center

Athens' premier wine event, Athens Wine Weekend, is coming back to The Classic Center May 20-22, 2022. The weekend will kick off with Amuse-Bouche on Friday where guests can sample local fare paired with the perfect wine. Saturday will kick off with Grand Tasting, and several seminars will be available for guests to deepen their knowledge of the grape. Saturday will conclude with a multi-course, Gourmet Dinner. The event will come to a close Sunday with a delicious buffet and mimosas at Sparkling Wine Brunch. Consider getting our Full Bottle or Half Carafe package for a full weekend experience.

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Annual Fundraising Events

Classic Center Cultural Foundation Annual Golf Tournament
Georgia Artist Collective
Athens Wine Weekend
BWS Website Slide
Athens on Ice Public Ice Skating
The Classic Center Cultural Foundation Celebration of the Arts

Athens on Ice Public Ice Skating

The Classic Center Cultural Foundation partners with Athens on Ice to provide fundraising opportunities for their organization and local non-profit organizations alike.  Volunteering at The Classic Center skate rental counter will earn $1 per skater for The Classic Center Cultural Foundation's mission and will provide $1 per skater to the volunteer organization working during that session.  

Athens Wine Weekend

Athens Wine Weekend is The Classic Center Cultural Foundation's largest fundraising effort.  This fun-filled weekend includes four different opportunities to enjoy the world of food and wine.  These opportunities include an evening cocktail event with tapas-style treats paired with wines from local chefs, an afternoon to taste wines from around the world, a gourmet dinner with wine-paired courses or a sparking wine brunch that is the perfect way to close out the weekend, if you'd like to join us for all events.  

Breakfast with Santa

Celebrate the holidays and make new and exciting memories at The Classic Center Cultural Foundation's Breakfast with Santa event.  An annual breakfast buffet with crafts in Santa's Workshop, a photo opportunity with Santa, a visit with Buddy the Elf and much more!  You won't want to pass up this holiday tradition. 

Celebration of the Arts

An event created and executed by the Hospitality Careers Academy students. The Hospitality Careers Academy is a program for high school students interested in a career in hospitality and tourism, hosted by The Classic Center. During the week-long academy, students listen to guest speakers in the industry, participate in job shadowing and industry tours, and take part in team-building and leadership activities. In addition, the students are assigned an industry role, such as event planner or chef, at the beginning of the week where they work with a mentor to carry out actual job duties. Throughout the week, the students are working to use their new skills in executing a live event – The Cultural Foundation’s Celebration of the Arts. Celebration of the Arts is a true culmination of all the work that The Cultural Foundation and Classic Center do to support the arts and workforce development in the community, and we would love it if you were able to join us for this special evening.

Cultural Foundation Annual Golf Tournament

The Classic Center Cultural Foundation golf tournament is an annual event that takes place every spring.  This event helps to support the organization's mission to provide diverse performing, visual, and culinary arts programs for our community, as well as hospitality workforce development initiatives in and around Athens.  

Georgia Artist Collective

This gallery style event allows attendees to meet and mingle with regional artists while they showcase and sell their works.  Oftentimes paired with a gourmet dinner, this event serves as not only a Cultural Foundation fundraiser, but as a way for artists to reach new audiences, who enjoy their work, as well.