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Hot air balloons add a pop of color to the bright blue skies during the Above Athens Balloon Festival on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Athens, Georgia. The inaugural festival, held at Sandy Creek Park, offers tethered hot air balloon rides, face painting and Daffodil Disco among other family-friendly activities. (Photo/Gabriella Audi, www.gabbyaudi10.wixsite.com/mysite-1)

When you think of festivals everything from pulsating music, food tastings or even hot air balloons covering the air in multicolor could pop into your mind. This year, Athens and the surrounding areas will host their own multitude of festivals celebrating all things music, brews and balloons over the next few months.

If festivals are your activity of choice, or you want to explore Athens beyond its downtown corridor, we compiled a list of 6 festivals for you to check out in the next few months. 

 

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