Cool Things To Do In Atlanta In January

A new year and fresh batch of cool things to do in Atlanta: Here are our picks to start out 2019.
  • Winter Wine Fest brings vino variety.
    Winter Wine Fest brings vino variety.
  • See what all is going on for Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 21)
    See what all is going on for Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 21)
  • Justin Timberlake brings his latest material to State Farm Arena. (
    Justin Timberlake brings his latest material to State Farm Arena. (

Are ready to start 2019 off right? Be sure to check out some of these events going on around Atlanta.

  • The Resolution Run is a 5K that helps you kick off your lofty New Year’s resolve to get in shape. Piedmont Park. Jan. 1. 
  • Winter Wonderland celebrates Christmas, Hanukkah and other holidays with twinkling lights and trees hung with ornaments and cultural objects at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Through Jan. 6. 
  • Justin Timberlake will do is level best to bring sexy back to the State Farm Arena during his Man of the Woods Tour. Jan. 10. 
  • The Atlanta Jewish Life Festival invites you to raise your glass and say "L'Chaim" with dozens of  vendors, artists, chefs, musicians and others. Jan. 13. 
  • Swan Lake takes over the Fox Theatre, sharing the Russian folklore tale of a heroic young prince as he works to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell. Jan. 13. 
  • Celebrate the 10th Annual Addiction Recovery Awareness Day at the Georgia Freight Depot with a free lunch, workshops and testimonials, and a chance to speak to your representatives at the state capitol about advocating for recovery. Jan. 17. 
  • Enjoy art at the Michael C. Carlos Museum with exhibits like "Stories Without An End: Women In African Art," an exhibition that includes 50 wooden sculptures and masks representing more than 25 ethnic groups spanning 12 countries, and "DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance," which explores the intersections between African-based spiritual traditions and the political and societal violence against black males in the United States. January through April. 
  • The Atlanta Winter Wine Fest offers 50 wines to taste with live music, a DJ and food for sale at City Winery. Jan. 19. 
  • The Atlanta Cask Ale Festival invites you to sample 55 cask-conditioned ales from the United States and the United Kingdom at 5 Seasons Westside Restaurant and Brewery. Jan. 19. 
  • The Harlem Globetrotters perform ball-handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots and comedy bits in an entertaining show at State Farm Arena. Jan. 19 and 20. 
  • The March to 20 Hundred Thousand Books: A Children's March for Literacy invites you to dress up as your favorite character from you favorite book to shed light on the epidemic of illiteracy and empower children to get excited about reading. Jan. 19. 
  • Are you a fan of the Beach Boys? Then you won’t want to miss their show at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Jan. 20.
  • There are several ways to participate in Martin Luther King Day, including the Martin Luther King Jr., March and Rally (Jan. 21), free admission at the Atlanta History Center and the Margaret Mitchell House (Jan. 21), the MLK Day 5K Drum Run at Piedmont Park (Jan. 21), The Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Commemorative Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church (Jan. 21), and the Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture and Conversation Series Program at Morehouse College (Jan. 30).
  • Fans of Toni Braxton can see her perform her best hits and new songs at the Fox Theatre. Jan. 23. 
  • The Groundhog Jugglers Festival features jugglers, juggling lessons, competitions, unicyclists, hoopers, kendama, live music and family fun at Yaarab Shrine Center. Jan. 25 -- 27. 
  • Ballet Hispánico, one of the leading Latino dance companies in the United States, performs at the Rialto Center for the Arts. Jan. 26. 
  • The Callanwolde Artists Market features 80 fine artists, demonstrations, live acoustic music and gourmet food trucks at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Jan. 26 -- 27. 
  • Cigars with the Stars invites you on a truly VIP experience with Coach Mike Ditka and Ron "Jaws" Jaworski, as well as other NFL legends, for an evening of cigars, camaraderie and Super Bowl anticipation. Jan. 31. 

Bethany 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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