Things To Do in Atlanta This Weekend

Looking for fun things to do this weekend in Atlanta? Here are some suggestions for Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Jan. 17, 18 and 19).
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations are going on this weekend. (📷 Benjamin Pete, @be_atlanta)
    Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations are going on this weekend. (📷 Benjamin Pete, @be_atlanta)

What's going on this weekend in Atlanta? Check out some of the top things to do this weekend for couples, families and anyone else. Here are several fun events happening in the city, selected by our editorial team. (Or view the full list of Atlanta events.)

Fun Things To do This Weekend in Atlanta
MLK Crypts

Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in this, the month of his birthday.

Carol’s Picks Carol is the ATL Insider’s culture vulture. If there is a new exhibit in town or a new show on the stage, Carol is the first to know about it.

  • Grandview Art Exhibition at W Hotel Midtown, through Sunday, Feb. 16
    This free and open to the public exhibition features 55 original works created by Atlanta area artists. Go ahead, release your inner culture bunny.    

  • Wild Encounters at Zoo Atlanta, through Saturday, April 4
    It's your chance to interact with these animals during special events at the zoo: Aldabra Tortoise, Elephant, Giant Panda and Lion. These encounters give a whole new meaning to "going wild." 

  • The Annual Salute to Greatness Awards GalaSaturday, Jan. 18
    It's time for the annual fund-raiser that honors people, corporations and organizations whose leadership demonstrates a commitment to social responsibility in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • C.M.A. MLK Ball 2020, Sunday, Jan. 19
    Dress up in your finest to honor Dr. King and salute several community leaders.    

Things To Do This Weekend in Atlanta for Families

Nothing is much more fun than watching the Globetrotters. (📷 Harlem Globetrotters)

Joleen's Picks Joleen is a work-at-home mom to a 6-year-old son. She and her family live in the 'burbs but enjoy regularly traveling into the city for family-friendly fun and adventure.

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™ Secrets of the Sewer, Saturday, Jan. 18 through Sunday, May 10
    Calling all TMNT fans! Head to the Children’s Museum for a fun new exhibit. Learn team building, explore mental and physical potential with games and puzzles and then “take on the villains of New York City” in an action packed adventure.

  • The Harlem Globetrotters, Sunday, Jan. 19
    Don’t miss the world famous Harlem Globetrotters in a high energy and hilarious performance that’s entertaining for the entire family.

  • MLK Day for Kids, Monday, Jan. 20
    The Children’s Museum of Atlanta brings in educational programming to teach kids about the importance of Martin Luther King Jr. Kids will experience the importance of MLK Jr. through story time, Reader’s Theatre, art, activities and more.

Things To Do in Atlanta for Couples

Elephants - Zoo Atlanta

Abhishek Singh explores the multiple forms of the elephant-headed god Ganesha with live painting sessions. (📷 Zoo Atlanta)

Tommy's Picks Tommy is a young professional keeping an eye out for the best date night ideas in Atlanta.

  • Ninth Annual Chinese Lunar New Year Cultural Tasting, Saturday, Jan. 18
    Celebrate Chinese New Year with an eight-course tasting menu of authentic, traditional dishes. Plus: trivia, calligraphy and prizes. 

  • Live Painting with Abhishek Singh, through Jan. 20
    Join artist Abhishek Singh for a week-long residency with the Carlos Museum. Singh explores the role of elephants in India's ecosystem and culture with live painting sessions. 

For the ACVB Editor's Picks along with a look at all of the events happening this weekend in Atlanta, check out our full events calendar. Then head over to InstagramFacebook and Twitter to share how you will #DiscoverATL this weekend. 

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