Athens – City Festival 2024

Athens welcomes the 3rd This is Athens – City Festival, the great celebration of the City of Athens, which this year is expanding to every neighborhood. Beginning with the annual picnic in the park at Plato's Academy on May 1, the festival includes more than 250 events and activities until June 2.


The map of the 2024 This is Athens – City Festival embraces many of the most recognizable locations in Athens as well as some of the less-explored parks and squares of the city, delivering springtime vibes to all seven city districts.
The dynamic program was designed to encourage Athenians and visitors to explore Athens beyond the Acropolis, get to know public spaces and cultural events with their family and friends, and experience the beauty of the city before the start of summer.

The program includes concerts and street parties, guided walking tours, sporting events for all ages, experiences with food and wine, activities organized by museums and cultural venues, as well as events inspired by the Easter holiday.

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Highlights from the 2024 This is Athens – City Festival:

1 May 2024
Athens Urban Picnic, in the Park at Plato’s Academy.
The start of the This is Athens - City Festival on the green grass with live music and DJ sets. Activities for all ages with educational workshops, a kite show, musical performances and screenings.

17 May 2024
Piano City Festival, in Amerikis Square.
With more than 100 piano concerts, this year’s festival features acclaimed artists, rising stars, and piano students at unique locations throughout the city.

18 May 2024
Flare the Square: Skateboarding Contest at Kotzia Square.
A high-level skateboarding tournament with professional and amateur athletes. The square opposite the Athens City Hall will be transformed into a skate park with concerts, DJs, street food, and fun for everyone.

19 May 2024
The Panigyri of Athens in the Park at Plato’s Academy.
The complete experience of a traditional Panigyri festival, with folk musicians and songs from every corner of Greece, as well as community dancing.

23 May 2024
Cantada in the streets of Plaka.
The modern troubadours, the Karaviotis Brothers, bring a traditional Cantada from the Ionian Islands to Athens and the streets of Plaka, followed by a concert at the Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments.

29 May 2024
Food & Wine with a tour of the National Gallery.
An exclusive tour of the museum that ends with an excellent menu paired with incredible wine.

2 June 2024
Athens All Star Party
on top of Mount Lycabettus.
The biggest promoters of Athens join forces to create one of the top moments of the This is Athens – City Festival 2024, turning the most impressive urban balcony into an incredible dance floor.

Admission to events that are funded by City of Athens will always be free, but seat reservation may be required. Events that are produced by partners may require a ticket that can be booked through the reservation system managed by the event producer.

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