Stay up to date on events and things to do in Atlanta in January. Whether you’re into live music, food and wine, sports or family-friendly entertainment, Atlanta events offer non-stop fun for everyone! Check it out!
January 16th – Culinary Futures Event
Enjoy cocktails, a silent auction, entertainment, drinks, and restaurant tastes at the Culinary Futures Event at the Ritz-Carlton to support students.
January 16th – Atlanta Boat Show
See hundreds of new boats, marine gear, and accessories at the Atlanta Boat Show at Georgia World Congress Center.
January 17th – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration includes a guest speaker at 1300 Commerce Drive in Decatur. Free.
January 17th – February 1st – Moonlight & Magnolias
Moonlight & Magnolias is a comic play that goes behind the scenes of the famous film as its producers act out scenes and debate issues of class and race at Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square.
January 18th – Atlanta Winter Wine Fest
Atlanta Winter Wine Fest offers 50 wines to taste with live music, a DJ, and food for sale at City Winery for age 21+.
January 18th – Chinese Lunar New Year Tasting Dinner
Feast on an multi-course dinner of traditional Chinese dishes at Chinese Lunar New Year Tasting Dinner at Canton House Restaurant in Chamblee, which includes food history, cultural trivia and calligraphy for age 12+.
January 18th &20th – MLK Day in McDonough
MLK Celebration in McDonough includes a breakfast on Saturday and a parade on Monday at 10 a.m.
January 18th – February 23rd – License to Chill Snow Island
Play in the snow, ice skate, go snow tubing, take carnival rides, join a scavenger hunt, and visit the fire pits during License to Chill Snow Island at Lanier Islands.
January 19th – January 25th – Augusta Futurity
Augusta Futurity has horseback competitions, music, dancing, arts and crafts, and vendors of western clothing and riding equipment at James Brown Arena in Augusta. The last day includes a “family fun fest.”
January 20th – MLK Day Parades
- 10 a.m. Fayetteville (Fayette County)
- 10 a.m. McDonough (Henry County)
- 11 a.m. Lawrenceville (Gwinnett County)
January 20th – MLK Day March & Rally
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commemorative March & Rally begins at Peachtree Street and Baker Street and ends in front of The King Center. Free.
January 20th – MLK Day for Kids
The Children’s Museum of Atlanta has special events (music, stories, and performances). Admission cost.
January 20th – Free Museum Day
See the historic houses, gardens, and exhibitions at Atlanta History Center, with “inspiring performances, programs, and historical simulations that highlight contributions and stories of African Americans in Atlanta” in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Free.
January 20th – MLK Day 5K Drum Run
Drummers line the course of the MLK Day 5K Drum Run, which is preceded by music and dancing and followed by a party at Piedmont Park.
January 20th – MLK Day in Sandy Springs
The family friendly Martin Luther King Day Celebration features “interactive art projects and a film designed to celebrate, educate, and share the teachings of Dr. King” at 1 Galambos Way in Sandy Springs. Free.
January 20th – MLK Day in Marietta
The Cobb branch of the NAACP presents A tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with musicians, singers, rappers, and spoken word at Jennie T. Anderson Theatre. Free.
January 20th – Free Entrance Days in the National Parks
Enjoy Free Entrance Days in the National Parks, including Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
January 24th – January 26th – Oysterfest
Oysterfest has “live New Orleans inspired music” with oysters and beverages for sale at Atkins Park Restaurant in Smyrna.
January 25th – Battle of the Bands
Watch the eight best marching bands from colleges that are historically black competing in the Battle of the Bands at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
January 25th – ATL Wings Pub Crawl
A ticket to ATL Wings Pub Crawl includes your first beer and 10 chicken wings (2 each at 5 bars) in Midtown Atlanta.
January 25th – Fusion Flavors Series: Korean Fusion
Begin with wine and appetizers, help the chef prepare BBQ beef, a rice dish, and Shitake mushrooms, and then dine with wine during $85 Fusion Flavors Series: Korean Fusion at Vino Venue in Dunwoody.
January 25th – Mediterranean Wine & Food Festival
A $59 ticket to Mediterranean Wine & Food Festival includes wines from Italy, France, Spain, Greece, Lebanon, and Israel plus regional cuisine from live chef stations at Vino Venue in Dunwoody.
January 25th – The Great American Motorcycle Show
The Great American Motorcycle Show features motorcycles, accessories, and southern rock at Cobb Galleria Centre.
January 30th – February 2nd – Atlanta Game Fest
Enjoy playing board games for four days at the Atlanta Game Fest at Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta. Repeats several times each year.
January 31st – A Night at the Opera
Hear “opera hits sung by two top-notch virtuosi, lushly accompanied by the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra’s formidable instrumental ensemble” during A Night at the Opera at the Cathedral of St. Philip.
January 31st – Seishun Con
Seishun Con celebrates Japanese animation, manga, and culture with celebrity guests, panels, vendors, and workshops at Atlanta Marriott Marquis.
January 31st – February 2nd – Athens Wine Weekend
Athens Wine Weekend includes a chef reception Friday evening; seminars, a grand tasting, and a gourmet dinner Saturday; and a brunch Sunday at The Classic Center in Athens.
Which one you are more excited to go? Tell me in the comments!