Cool Things To Do In Atlanta In January

January 2020 brings lots of fun things to do in Atlanta.
  • Looking to chill in ATL? See our picks for the top things to do and attractions to visit. (📷 Gene Phillips,
    Looking to chill in ATL? See our picks for the top things to do and attractions to visit. (📷 Gene Phillips,

New year, new decade, new YOU! Work off some of that good holiday eating by diving into some of these fun Atlanta activities.

  1. Enjoy the last few days of these holiday activities: Holiday in the Park at Six Flags (Jan. 1-5), Skate the Sky at the Roof at Ponce City Market (Jan. 1-5), Stone Mountain Christmas  (Jan. 1-5and Snow Mountain (Jan. 1-Feb. 23), Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at Atlanta Botanical Garden (Jan. 1-11), Winter Wonderland at Fernbank Museum of Natural History (Jan. 1-12), and Ella Enchanted at Synchronicity Theatre (Jan. 2-5).
  2. Resolution Run is a 5K that kicks off the new year at Piedmont Park. Jan. 1.  
  3. Go retro with these parties: 70s Disco Night at the 57th Fighter Group Restaurant (Jan. 3), Laugh Tracks + Fanny Packs: '80s Music & Comedy at Venkman's (Jan. 10), and '90s' Night at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, (Jan. 24).
  4. Volta by Cirque du Soleil brings amazing acrobats, aerialists, cyclists, comedians, dancers and gymnasts to Atlantic Station. Jan. 4 and 5.
  5. Caffeine and Octane is a monthly car show featuring cars of all makes and models. Jan. 5. 
  6. Scarface is bringing a live band to Terminal West. Jan. 6.
  7. Monsters and Metaphors: The Art of the Horror Genre invites you to SCADshow for a discussion on the history of horror, the importance of this genre and why monsters make excellent metaphors. Jan. 8. 
  8. Karen Briggs plays live jazz on her violin at Suite. Jan. 9. 
  9. The Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting invites you to sample 55 cask-conditioned ales from cask brewers from the United States and the United Kingdom. Jan. 11. 
  10. The Trap Wing Festival ATL Part 3 brings a free wings buffet, open bar, hookah, trap karaoke and more to Genesis The Chambers. Jan. 11. 
  11. Celine Dion: Courage World Tour comes to State Farm Arena. Jan. 11.  
  12. The Progressive Atlanta Boat Show drops anchor at Georgia World Congress Center. Jan. 16-19.
  13. Atlanta Winter Pride 2020 takes place during MLK weekend. Jan. 17-20. 
  14. The Atlanta Winter Wine Fest brings 50 wines, live music and food for sale to City Winery. Jan. 18.
  15. The Harlem Globetrotters perform ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots and comedy bits in an entertaining show at State Farm Arena. Jan. 18 and 19. 
  16. No Place Like Home: featuring Future and Lil Baby brings your faves to the Coca-Cola Roxy. Jan. 19. 
  17. The Atlanta Braves Chop Fest Gala invites you to party with a purpose by supporting the Atlanta Braves Foundation. Jan. 24.
  18. The ATL Wings Pub Crawl provides beer and chicken wings at various bars in Midtown Atlanta. Jan. 25.  
  19. Oprah's 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus invites attendees to spend the day with Oprah as she shares the personal ups and downs of her wellness journey and guides you to develop your own 2020 action plan. Jan. 25.
  20. The HBCU  Marching Band Event of the Year, the Honda Battle of the Bandshigh steps into Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Jan. 25  


Observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day with these activities: 

  • Martin Luther King Jr., March and Rally (Jan. 20)
  • MLK Day for Kids at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta (Jan. 20)
  • MLK Museum Day at the Atlanta History Center (Jan. 20)
  • The MLK Day 5K Drum Run (Jan. 20)
  • Free Entrance Days in the National Parks in honor of MLK Day (Jan. 20)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture and Conversation Series at Morehouse College (Jan. 23)

Beth Clark is a writer and foodie who loves to roam around Atlanta, uncovering the city's quirky, glam, upscale and down-home character. Curiosity is her compass, and you'll find her writing on


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