Benefiting The Classic Center Cultural Foundation
Downtown Athens, GA

The Classic Center Cultural Foundation awards over $60,000 in grants and annual hospitality education, performing arts, and visual arts scholarships. In addition, the Cultural Foundation hosts several signature events annually.  Whether you want to elevate your experience during The Classic Center's entertainment offerings, donate to help grow the arts in Athens, or have a passion for the hospitality workforce, The Classic Center Cultural Foundation is the perfect outlet. 

  1. The Classic Center Cultural Foundation Golf Tournament

    March 25, 2024

    Enjoy a round of golf at the picturesque Chancellor’s Course, a private course located at The Georgia Club, while raising money for a great cause. Read on...

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 Beer Fest

Kick off the spring season by sampling the latest and greatest beers from some of your favorite regional breweries at The Classic Center Cultural Foundation's  Athens Beer Fest. Grab a glass, pull up a chair, sit back, and enjoy an afternoon of live music, food trucks, and more. Did we mention beer? Athens Beer Fest carries on the legacy of the original Classic City Brew Fest, one of the southeast’s longest-running and most popular festivals. With the support of Classic City Brew Fest, the Cultural Foundation is pleased to introduce Athens Beer Fest to a new generation of beer lovers. 

Athens Wine Weekend

Athens Wine Weekend is The Classic Center Cultural Foundation's most significant 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 exciting new 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 participate 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 on using 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 The Classic Center do to support the arts and workforce development in the community.

The Classic Center 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.  

Ice Skating 2