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3 Atlanta Events In January You Should Know About

Statue of Martin Luther King Jr.

When the weather is wet and cold, many Atlantans rely on indoor activities to have some winter fun! Luckily for Atlantans and visitors, Atlanta is a city that doesn’t let a little rain stop their fun! We’ve compiled a short but concise list of three Atlanta events in January that will light up those dark, rainy Atlanta winter days!

Read on to discover three Atlanta events in January you can’t miss!

Atlanta Winter Wine Festival

Wine lovers will especially enjoy the Atlanta Winter Wine Festival at City Winery on Saturday, January 21st. The beloved wine festival features two sessions, the first from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm and the second from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, with more than fifty different wines, beers, and White Claw to sample! To make the event even better, there will be live music on the upper and lower level, provided by DJ Qtip. Make sure to get your tickets with plenty of time, so you don’t miss this annual wine event!

Martin Luther King Day Celebration

January is an important month as it provides the opportunity to celebrate the legendary Atlantan & Civil Rights hero, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Although Atlanta isn’t the only city to celebrate his legacy, Atlanta goes above and beyond to honor Dr. King’s extraordinary work on MLK day. This year will be no different, with a free and informational event on Martin Luther King Day at the Atlantic History Center. A few highlights include the following:

  • Civil rights-focused trivia
  • Crafts
  • Choir performances
  • Freedom Ride simulations (on a genuine 1952 Greyhound bus!)
  • Panel discussions
  • Free entry to museum exhibitions

This isn’t just a fun event for the whole family; it’s an educational experience where learning and reflecting on Dr. King’s work is encouraged. Although this is a free event, registration is highly recommended! If this event catches your attention, make sure you try our Atlanta Black History & Civil Rights Tour to keep the MLK celebration going, every month of the year!

HBCU Culture Homecoming Fest

Last but not least is the beloved HBCU Culture Homecoming Fest over MLK weekend. The main event, AKA the Battle of the Bands, features six marching bands from prestigious HBCUs (historically black colleges and universities). This year the six marching bands from Alabama A&M University, Alabama State University, Jackson State University, Miles College, Southern University, and Talladega College will face off at the State Farm Arena on Sunday, January 15th. Marching Bands from HBCUs are practically synonymous with entertainment, high adrenaline, and some of the best drumlines your ears will ever hear!

Although the Battle of the Bands is an unarguable highlight of the HBCU Culture Homecoming Fest weekend, there will also be a celebration on Saturday, January 14th, at Morris Brown College as well as HBCU Legacy Foundation gala on Friday, January 13th. This event has an impressive goal of raising 10 million to help keep students in school. Overall, HBCU Culture Homecoming Fest is a highlight of the year!

Wondering how you will get from point A to point B, safe and sound? No worries, we’ve got you covered! Count on us to provide safe and reliable transportation service, so you can focus on enjoying all the fun Atlanta offers!

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