Athens Water Festival

Make a Splash at the Athens Water Festival

What happens at the Athens Water Festival?

Water organizations come together to make water sparkle! Touch sea life, become a water drop, or create a water delivery system. With open-ended activities, participants of all ages enjoy the activities at the festival. Thank you to the Red & Black for covering the 2018 Athens Water Festival. We had over 1,000 people join us at the festival.

To get an idea of what the festival offers, watch the official video from the 2012 Athens Water Festival. Click here to view! 

Water Fun!

Check out below to see the groups who have participated in the past and get an idea of the types of hands-on, interactive, and educational displays and games we have for festival participants of all ages to enjoy.
Athens Water Festival 2019


Saturday, September 7, 2019
10:30 am - 2:00 pm


Sandy Creek Park
400 Bob Holman Road


FREE festival activities
Park admission $2 per person ages 4-64

These organizations made the 2018 Athens Water Festival possible.

ACC Public Utilities Dept: Play "Water Drop Plinko", create avenger arm bands, and learn how we clean both your drinking water and dirty water everyday

Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful: Help remove microplastics from the environment!

ACC Cooperative Extension & Master Gardeners: Make a pot out of newspaper & plant a seed inside. Remember to water!

State Botanical Gardens of GA: Water is essential to growing a garden that attracts wildlife.

Public Utilities & Transportation and Public Works: Splash in the spray and explore the trucks needed to take care of our water in ACC

Ocean Initiative at UGA: Learn to make your own food wraps without plastic.

ACC Stormwater: Water Avengers travel the maze a water drop must battle through before arriving at the source

UGA Marine Sciences: Get up close & personal with creatures from the Georgia coast.

UGA Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resource: Meet some animals who remind us of water's importance to all life

UGA Bug Dawgs:  Did you know bugs need water, too?  Visit with live insects & arthropod

UGA EcoReach:   Discover the Amazing Underwater Tape of the Caddisfly, a true superhero of the steam

UGA Water Resource Team: To flush or not to flush, that is the question.  Test your flushing knowledge

ACC Recycling: Every Water Avenger needs to know how to recycle. Learn how to sort all the recyclables.

Upper Oconee Watershed Network:  Macroinvertebrates call our local streams home.  UOWN brings a few along to join us in the festival fun. 

Sandy Creek Nature Center: Water helps transform tadpoles into frogs, learn the magic of metamorphosis.

Bag the Bag UGA: Plastic bags wreak havoc in our water. Recycle a t-shirt into a bag and bring it the next time you go shopping. 

Athens Area Humane Society puppies, puppies, puppies!

GA River Network: Learn the various watersheds found in Georgia.

Trout Unlimited: Have you tried fly fishing before?

Soil and Water Conservation Commission: Learn how water flows through our community and the various items that can pollute our waters.

You don't have to tell the kids, but we splash learning into all of this fun. Most water festival activities meet the Georgia Standards of Excellence in science.

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