The Ultimate Super Bowl LIII Atlanta Events Calendar

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A rendering of the Super Bowl LIVE set-up

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The Super Bowl is back in Atlanta for the first time in nearly 20 years, and the sheer amount of concerts, parties, and other shindigs is simply dizzying. Keep up with this master calendar of all things Super Bowl that we’ll continuously update all the way until the big game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3.

(Note: Most tickets, especially if booked online, include additional fees. The fees are not reflected in the prices listed below.)

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Concerts

Super Bowl LIVE Concert Series
January 28-Febraury 2 | Family-friendly | Free
What is it:
Sponsored by the Super Bowl Host Committee, this series of free concerts downtown in Centennial Park is curated by Jermaine Dupri and meant to have a heavy focus on hometown talent.
Lineup:

  • January 26
    • 1 p.m.: Emerald Empire Band
    • 3 p.m.: Gritz & Jelly Butter
    • 5 p.m.: Robnhood Tra
    • 6 p.m.: Taylor Girlz
    • 7 p.m.: Street Bud & friends: Atlanta Drum Academy, LayLay, Bankroll PJ, Tootie Raw, Nia Kay, King Imprint, Backpack Kid, Lil Donald, Ayo & Teo
    • 8 p.m.: Pastor Troy
    • 9 p.m.: S.O.S. Band
  • January 27
    • 1:30 p.m.: Sunday Gospel Brunch, Players Gospel Choir
    • 2:30 p.m.: REMakes
    • 4 p.m.: Jack Michael
    • 5 p.m.: Josh Bricker
    • 6 p.m.: Seckond Chaynce
  • January 28
    • 5 p.m.: Ayanis
    • 6:30 p.m.: 5am
    • 7 p.m.: Goodie Mob
    • 8 p.m.: DJ Holiday & friends: YFN Lucci, Waka Flocka, DJ Unk, Travis Porter, 1playy, Young Dro, Trinidad James, F.L.Y, Coca Vango, Light Skin Keisha, Derez Deshon, Scrappy
  • January 31
    • 4 p.m.: Lyn Avenue
    • 6 p.m.: Tyler Tritt
    • 7 p.m.: Hero the Band
    • 8:30 p.m.: Craig Campbell
  • February 1
    • 3 p.m.: Super Bowl LIVE Happy Hour, Seed & Feed Marching Band
    • 5 p.m.: Leah Culver
    • 6 p.m.: The Jacks
    • 7 p.m.: Hearty Har
    • 8 p.m.: HXV (Heroes X Villains)
    • 9 p.m.: ATLiens
  • February 2
    • 11:30 a.m.: “Around the NFL” live podcast
    • 12:30 p.m.: Georgia Tech Pep Band
    • 1 p.m.: Team fan rally (for one of the two Super Bowl teams)
    • 2:15 p.m.: Georgia Tech Drum Line
    • 3 p.m.: Team fan rally
    • 5 p.m.: Kelechi
    • 7 p.m.: Monica
    • 8 p.m.: DJ Smurf & So So Def All-Stars: MC Shy D, Raheem the Dream, Kilo Ali, Playa Poncho, Deuce, DJ Kizzy Rock, KP & Envyi, DJ Taz, Freak Nasty, 12 Gauge, Tag Team, Ghost Town DJ’s, Lathun
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Ludacris plays the opening night of the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest.

Photograph by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest
January 31-February 2
What is it: Unlike the LIVE shows, these concerts at State Farm Arena are not free, but they do feature some huge names. The Thursday night show in particular is Atlanta-centric with Ludacris, Migos, Lil Yachty, and Lil Baby among the performers. That show is also the best deal, with tickets starting at $50; the Friday concert starts at $160, and Saturday starts at $245.

Lineup:

  • January 31, 9 p.m.: Ludacris, Migos, Lil Yachty, Lil Baby, Metro Boomin (with special guests), Lil Jon (DJ set), Ciara, 21 Savage
    Note: This concert will be live-streamed on Twitter here.
  • February 1, 9 p.m.: Aerosmith, Post Malone
  • February 2, 9 p.m.: Bruno Mars, Cardi B

DIRECTV Super Saturday Night featuring Foo Fighters and Run the Jewels
February 2 | -sold out-
What is it:
If you’ve noticed the massive steel structure going up at Atlantic Station, it’s the elaborate stage for this concert, which sponsor AT&T says will employ 200 staffers the night of the show. The $250 tickets to see the Foo Fighters and Run the Jewels (hometown favorite Killer Mike’s rap duo with El-P) are already sold out, but heads up for those trying to buy them on the resale market—this show is general admission and standing-room-only. If you just can’t make it, you can watch the show live on DIRECTV’s Twitter account, or if you’re a subscriber, on their Audience Network channel or DIRECTV Now app.

Super Bowl Gospel Celebration
January 31
What is it: This official “praise party” celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Rickey Smiley will host the gospel concert (joined by a yet-to-be-announced co-host), and performers include Kirk Franklin, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, and the Winans. Held at Atlanta Symphony Hall, the event is open to the public (tickets start at $50), but if you can’t make the show, it’ll be televised on BET at 9 p.m. on February 2.

Zac Brown Band
January 31 | 21+ | Free
What is it: Pandora sponsors this free show at the Tabernacle from Atlanta’s own country superstars Zac Brown Band. To get in, you need to RSVP in advance and bring a valid, government-issued ID for entry. Even if you RSVP, this event is first-come, first-served, and an RSVP doesn’t guarantee entry, so plan to arrive well before the 7 p.m. door time.

Big Game Benefit Concert featuring Angie Stone and Calvin Richardson
February 1
What is it:
The Rialto Center at Georgia State hosts this R&B show, which benefits the Still Standing Alliance, a nonprofit that fights domestic violence and recently advocated for the passing of Marsy’s Law in Georgia. Tickets start at $75.

District shows

Diplo
February 1 | 21+
What is it: Armour Yards dance club District is hosting two nights of EDM headliners, beginning with Diplo, who you might have heard recently on this Ellie Goulding collaboration. GA tickets currently start at $109.

Galantis
February 2 | 21+
What is it: District’s second EDM show features Swedish duo Galantis, whose biggest hit is arguably “Runaway (U & I).” (They also did the extremely catchy “No Money.”) GA tickets currently start at $109.

Opera shows

Zedd  -cancelled-
February 1 | 21+
What is it: EDM superstar Zedd (“Clarity,” “Stay the Night,” “The Middle“) returns to Atlanta to do a set at Opera nightclub in Midtown. GA tickets are $50. This show was cancelled on January 21.

Rick Ross
February 2 | 21+
What is it: Opera nightclub brings rapper Rick Ross for their second Super Bowl weekend show. GA tickets are $40.

Gold Room shows

Lil Baby and Gunna
January 31 | 21+
What is it: Lindbergh nightclub Gold Room is hosting four nights of Super Bowl-themed shows, starting with “Drip Too Hard” rappers Lil Baby and Gunna. (Lil Baby is also set to play the Ludacris show at State Farm Arena this same evening.) GA tickets are $50-$100.

Meek Mill and Fabolous
February 1 | 21+
What is it: Friday night at the Gold Room brings Meek Mill, fresh off his Championships album, and Fabolous. GA tickets are $50-$100.

Trey Songz and Jeezy
February 2 | 21+
What is it: Atlanta’s own Jeezy, who also plays at Compound the night before, headlines this Saturday night Gold Room show with Trey Songz. GA tickets are $50-$100.

Future
February 3 | 21+
What is it: The Atlanta rapper, who just dropped his new album The WIZRD, closes out the Gold Room’s lineup and Super Bowl weekend itself with this post-big-game (10 p.m.) concert. GA tickets are $50-$100.

Compound shows

Yo Gotti, Bernice Burgos, and Moneybagg Yo
January 31 | 21+
What is it: Compound nightclub on the west side is also hosting four nights of Super Bowl shows, starting with Memphis rappers Yo Gotti and Moneybagg Yo and model Bernice Burgos. GA tickets are $40-$60.

Jeezy and Future
February 1 | 21+
What is it: The Atlanta rap legends headline the Friday night show at Compound. GA tickets are $50-$100.

Cardi B and Meek Mill
February 2 | 21+
What is it: Meek Mill plays this show after his Friday night Gold Room appearance, while Cardi B is also scheduled to play the Bruno Mars show at State Farm Arena this evening. GA tickets are $100.

Migos, Lil Baby, Gucci Mane, and Pee
February 3 | 21+
What is it: Compound promises an all-star Atlanta rap lineup for its Sunday night finale with Migos, Lil Baby, Gucci Mane, and Quality Control label cofounder Pierre “Pee” Thomas. GA tickets are $50-$100.

Mansion Elan shows

21 Savage
February 1 | 18+
What is it: Like many nightclubs, Mansion Elan in Chamblee is also hosting three nights of high-profile artists for the Super Bowl, starting with 21 Savage on Friday. GA line entry tickets start at $50.

Lil Baby
February 2 | 21+
What is it: The Atlanta rapper headlines the second night of Mansion Elan’s trio of shows, which is also “hosted by Migos.” GA line entry tickets start at $50.

Cardi B
February 3 | 21+
What is it: Cardi B is on the lineup for the final Mansion Elan show after the Super Bowl on Sunday night. GA line entry tickets start at $50.

Ravine shows

Gucci Mane
January 31 | 21+
What is it: Ravine in Midtown is hosting three nights of concerts for the big game, starting with rapper Gucci Mane. GA tickets are $75.

Tiësto
February 1 | 21+
What is it: Dutch DJ Tiësto (“Jackie Chan“) plays the second night of Ravine’s shows. GA tickets are $150.

Kaskade
February 2 | 21+
What is it: Ravine’s trio of shows closes with another dance party from West Coast DJ Kaskade (“Atmosphere,”  “I Remember“). Tickets are $125.

Opium shows

Welcome to Atlanta Party with T.I., Demaryus Thomas, and Deandre Hopkins
January 31
What is it: Opium nightclub in Midtown is hosting three days of celeb-hosted parties, starting with this Thursday night event featuring T.I. and Houston Texans wide receivers Demaryus Thomas and Deandre Hopkins. Club entry is free before 11:30 p.m.; GA tickets are $30.

Trey Songz
February 1
What is it: The “Slow Motion” singer hosts this afternoon party (2-8 p.m.). Admission is free from 2-4 p.m. with an RSVP; GA tickets are $40.

Gucci Mane
February 1
What is it: Once the day party ends, Gucci Mane hosts Opium’s Friday night party. Club entry is free before 11 p.m.; GA tickets are $30.

2 Chainz Super Bowl Kickoff Party
February 2
What is it: Rapper 2 Chainz is set to host Opium’s Saturday night party. Club entry is free before 11 p.m.; GA tickets are $30.

Oak Atlanta shows

Teyana Taylor
January 31
What is it: Singer, model, and reality TV star Teyana Taylor will appear along with Wu-Tang rapper Raekwon as Oak Atlanta kicks off Super Bowl weekend. GA tickets are $40; express tickets are $85.

Cardi B
February 1
What is it: While the rapper is all over Atlanta this weekend, you’ll find her at Oak on Friday night, after the club hosts a brunch day party ($40). GA tickets for Cardi are $75, express tickets are $100.

Gucci Mane
February 2
What is it: The Atlanta rapper headlines Oak’s Saturday night festivities, which is also proceeded by an day brunch party ($40). GA tickets for Gucci are $75, express tickets are $100.

Diddy and Fabolous
February 3
What is it: Oak will host a Super Bowl viewing party during the big game, closing out the festivities afterward with rap greats Diddy and Fabolous. Jermaine Dupri is also scheduled to appear. Super Bowl viewing party tickets are $50-$85; Diddy and Fabolous are also $50-$85.


Football events

Super Bowl Experience Atlanta
A display of helmets at the 2017 NFL Experience in Houston.

Photograph by Tim Warner/Getty Images

Super Bowl Experience Driven By Hyundai
January 26-February 2 | Family-friendly
What is it:
The Georgia World Congress Center will transform into a museum and shrine to all things Super Bowl for the week leading up to the game. The list of things to see and do here is staggering but among them: take a selfie in front of the Lombardi Trophy, check out all of the previous Super Bowl rings, tour a replica locker room, watch live NFL broadcasts, buy official merch from every team at the shop, and get free autographs from current and retired players. There’s also plenty of games and drills for kids and adults alike to test their skills and burn off energy. Cost is $40 for adults and $10 for kids, and there’s an “xtra” fast-pass available for $55.

Money-saving tip: If you can go Monday through Wednesday, adult tickets are only $20 and you can get three free tickets for children 12 and younger (and tickets for any additional kids will be just $5 each).

Super Bowl Opening Night Fueled by Gatorade
January 28 | Family-friendly -sold out-
What is it:
The two teams and their coaches head to State Farm Arena for what is essentially a giant press conference, but there are also cheerleaders and mascots on site, autograph opportunities, and photo ops. At $26.60, this is one of the less expensive football events.

Celebrity Flag Football Challenge
February 2 | Family-friendly
What is it:
Two celebrity teams—one lead by former NFL player Doug Flutie and rapper Quavo and another lead by Falcons alum Michael Vick and former Cowboy Michael Irvin—will play during this annual event, which benefits military nonprofits including the Wounded Warrior Project and Heroes Sports. There’s also a pregame show with a military scrimmage and performances from the Benjamin E. Mays High School band and cheerleaders. GA tickets are $30, VIP tickets are $125.

SunTrust Confidence Classic Fan Fest
February 2-3 | Family-friendly | Free
What is it: Along with the ticketed Celebrity Flag Football Challenge, SunTrust Park is also hosting this free fan fest, which features football trivia and games, prizes, live entertainment, and a fan spirit contest.

World of Coca-Cola Big Game Activities
Through February 5 | Family-friendly
What is it: While Official Super Bowl Sponsor Pepsi has plastered blue ads all over our usually Coke-centric city, Coca-Cola’s downtown museum still has some special offerings for Super Bowl attendees. A football-themed exhibition will showcase Coke jerseys, footballs, ads, and other historical merch, and a football-themed photo opp will go up on February 1 and 2. February 1 will also feature a free-with-admission “Champions Chat” with “Mean” Joe Greene, whose famous Coke ad turns 40 this year, and Carl Banks, moderated by ESPN’s Desmond Howard. You can also snag an aluminum commemorative Coke bottle and taste Coke’s Game Day Magic—a citrus and cherry version of the classic cola—in the tasting lounge. (The latter is also available in freestyle machines throughout the city.)

First & Ten Workout
February 2 | Free  -sold-out-
What is it: Get your Super Bowl weekend off to an invigorating start by going to this circuit training workout at the W Atlanta Midtown hotel with former NFL-ers and Atlanta trainers. Dress up in your NFL fan gear to win prizes. Free with RSVP.

Super Bowl Breakfast
February 2
What is it: This sit-down breakfast at the downtown Marriott Marquis serves to present the NFL’s Bart Starr Award, a player-voted leadership honor that will this year be awarded to Jaguars’ captain Calais Campbell. Speakers include former NFL player and American Ninja Warrior cohost Akbar Gbajabiamila, analyst and former Colts coach Tony Dungy, Bengals Hall-of-Famer Anthony Munoz, and former NFL coach and Georgia native Dan Reeves. Cost is $200-$250 for individuals.

Three Piece Suit Football
February 2 | Family-friendly | Free
What is it: This annual charity event at Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark is exactly what it sounds like—a football game where everyone plays in three-piece suits, with a frisbee-dog halftime show. The game raises money for Pets for Vets and Battlefields to Ballfields. The event is free to watch and also features food trucks, beer and cocktails, live music, and kids’ face painting.

NFL Honors
February 2 | -invite-only-
What is it: The annual awards ceremony from the NFL and Associated Press takes place this year at the Fox Theatre, and while it’s an invite-only affair, you can watch it on CBS starting at 9 p.m.

RISE 4th Annual Super Bowl Town Hall
January 31 | Free | RSVP required
What is it: The Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE), a nonprofit that advocates for equality in sports, will host a town hall meeting focused on social justice at the King Center, which will also be live-streamed on ESPN’s the Undefeated. Undefeated senior writer Jason Reid moderates the panel, which will feature the NFL’s Troy Vincent, Bernice King, RISE CEO Diahann Billings-Burford, and other NFL members and Atlanta community leaders.


Parties

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Inside the 2017 Maxim Party in Houston

Photograph by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Maxim

Maxim Super Bowl Party
February 2 | 21+
What is it: Atlanta’s own Future headlines at this ultra-luxe party at the Fairmont, along with Diplo and Jamie Foxx. Tickets start at $725, or for $1,250, you can upgrade to a shared table in a roped off area with security and bottle service. The most deluxe experience: a table on the stage runs for $45,000.

Rolling Stone Super Bowl Party
February 2 | 21+
What is it: The magazine promises to bring plenty of stars to its big game bash at the Goat Farm. Expect musical performances from Ludacris, Young Thug, Gunna, Lil Keed, and Questlove of the Roots. GA tickets are $650, VIP are $900.

Sports Illustrated Party
February 2 | 21+
What is it: Held at the College Football Hall of Fame, this party will feature performances from Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg, plus appearances from other celebrities and Sports Illustrated swimsuit models. GA tickets are $500; VIP tickets are $1,000.

Ditka & Jaws Cigars with the Stars
January 31 | 21+
What is it: Legendary Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka and ESPN analyst Ron “Jaws” Jaworski host this evening of cigars, whiskey, and celebrities at Monday Night Garage. Expect an open bar, plenty of appetizers, and a red carpet entrance. Proceeds benefit Jaws Youth Playbook, Gridiron Greats, and After the Impact Fund. Tickets are $500 each.

Golden Soiree
January 31
What is it: Held at the Defoore Centre, this upscale party benefits Big Brothers, Big Sisters. A $100 VIP ticket gets you in the door where there will be a DJ, passed hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction. But for $700, you can stick around for the “Culinary Kickoff” afterparty with Big Boi and other celebs—it’s held offsite at a rooftop location and goes until 1 a.m.

Thuzio Party
February 1 | 21+ | -invite-only-
What is it: Thuzio, a sports events and media company founded by former NY Giant Tiki Barber, is hosting a members and by-invitation-only party at Sweetwater Brewery. Bleacher Report’s Adam Lefkoe is set to host live interviews with Washington running back Adrian Peterson and Arizona running back David Johnson.

TWD X ATL
January 31 | 21+ | -invite-only-
What is it: Of course Atlanta is going to have a Walking Dead-themed Super Bowl party, which will feature Norman Reedus and Jeffrey Dean Morgan along with Atlanta producer Dallas Austin, former NFL-er DeAngelo Williams, Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson, and Bears running back Tarik Cohen.

T.I. and Friends Cascade Skating Party Hosted by Big Boi
January 31 | 21+ | -invite-only-
What is it: And of course Atlanta is going to have an epic Cascade skate party with free cocktails, hosted by hip-hop ambassadors T.I. and Big Boi.

Big Game, Big Give
February 2
What is it: This annual private party doubles as a charity gala (it raised over $1 million in 2015) and will this year honor New Orleans Saints star and ALS advocate Steve Gleason for his philanthropy efforts. Ludacris will host and the Black Eyed Peas are set to perform at the bash, which features an open bar, food from chef Matt Marcus, and a silent auction. The $3,000 tickets are tax-deductible.

Legends Party
January 31
What is it: The Flutie Brothers Band, which features former Charger Doug Flutie on drums, headlines this party at the Suite Lounge on Luckie Street. There will also be hors d’oeuvres and an open bar, dancing, and a silent auction. A portion of the proceeds benefit Team Type 1 Foundation. GA tickets are $275, VIP tickets are $750 and include access to the VIP lounge and red carpet, and a VIP table runs for $5k.

The Players Alumni Gala
January 31
What is it: Former Giant and Georgia Tech Hall of Famer James Butler hosts this gala at Oak downtown, which features a silent auction that benefits the Boys & Girls Club and Salvation Army. Plenty of NFL-ers are on the guest list, including Orlando Pace, Marquis Johnson, Takeo Spikes, Dominque Rodgers Cromartie, and more. Tickets are $150, or $250 for VIP, which includes meet-and-greets.

The Big Game Pregame
January 31-February 2
What is it: The Four Seasons Hotel in Midtown hosts this three-day outdoor party on their 5th floor terrace. A $200 ticket gets you one night’s access to the open bar and food, which will be grilled on Big Green Eggs. Or you can upgrade to a fire pit table ($1,600 for four people) or your own private igloo (2,100 for six people).

Super Tailgate Party
January 30-February 3 | Free
What is it: This free tailgate located near the stadium (specifically, 560 Martin Luther King Jr. Street Southwest) promises food trucks, a beer garden, live music, NFL meet-and-greets, and the HyperX E-sports truck, a two-story 18-wheeler video game arena. On Sunday, they’ll broadcast the big game on the truck’s 20-foot screen.

SuperBlitzed with Yacht Rock Schooner
February 1 | 21+
What is it: Venkman’s in Old Fourth Ward is bringing cover rockers Yacht Rock Schooner for their Super Bowl bash, which also promises athletes and celebs. The $99 tickets are all-inclusive for food and drink; $199 VIP tickets include a reserved booth, celeb meet-and-greets, and goodie bags.


Where to watch

(These venues are hosting special deals and offers specifically for the game.)

Sweet Auburn BBQ
You can eat your weight in bottomless wings for $20 at this Poncey-Highland barbecue joint’s watch party and wash them down with $4 select drafts. 656 North Highland Avenue Northeast, 678-515-3550

Hampton + Hudson
The Inman Park restaurant and bar will have the game on every TV in the restaurant and on the patio, including their 128-inch projector screen. They also promise food and drink specials. 299 North Highland Avenue Northeast, 404-948-2123

Coalition Food and Beverage
The Alpahretta restaurant is offering $1 wings (Buffalo or chili honey-glazed) and $5 draft beer specials starting at 4:30 p.m. for the big game. 50 Canton Street, Alpharetta, 470-839-6725

Second Self Brewery
The brewery will bring People’s Barbecue to cater their Super Bowl party, along with cigars from TrilogyATL. $35 will buy you unlimited food plus a 20 percent discount on beer, or add a reserved seat to that for $45. 1317 Logan Circle Northwest, 678-916-8035

El Super Pan
The Battery location of this Latin sandwich bar will feature a special themed drink—the Dirty Bird Libre—with Wild Turkey whiskey, Mexican Coke, and lime, along with food specials such as grilled wings, loaded chipotle queso fries, sofrito hot dogs, and cheddarwurst corn dog bites. 455 Legends Place, 404-521-6500

Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall
The BeltLine hot spot will show the game on an inflatable projector outside on the patio, where it’ll host lawn games and live music from DJ Ree De La Vega from 3-6 p.m. Food and drink specials start at 4 p.m., and if it’s too chilly, they’ll be showing the game inside, too. You can also reserve an outdoor fire pit in advance that comes with champagne or beer and a special menu. 684 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue, 404-458-6838

Irby’s Tavern
The Buckhead sports bar will host a brunch from 12-6 p.m. where five percent of proceeds will benefit the Emory ALS Center and ALS Association of Georgia, followed by their Super Bowl party with $5 wells. 322 East Paces Ferry Road Northeast; 404-254-1333

City Tap
This new restaurant, located in the former Gordon Biersch in Midtown, is turning its grand opening celebration into a Super Bowl party. Doors open at 3, but if you want to amp the experience up a bit, you can buy $150 tickets that will grant you access to an open beer and wine bar along with unlimited sliders, nachos, hushpuppies, pizza, and other game-day snacks. Tickets will also give you the opportunity to hang out with football hall-of-famers such as Andre Reed, James Lofton, Bobby Bell, Jack Youngblood, and William Henderson. Reserve info.atlanta@citytap.com to inquire about tickets. 848 Peachtree Street Northeast

Gusto
For a slightly healthier Super Bowl celebration, head to the Peachtree Road location of this fast-casual bowl and salad joint, which is hosting a patio party that starts at noon with grilled food, a fire pit, karaoke, and a DJ. At 7 p.m., you can watch the game with $12 Bud Light pitchers and $15 buckets. 1935 Peachtree Road, 404-352-4157

Johnny’s Hideaway
The Buckhead bar will turn from big game party to big dance party—snack on the tailgate buffet from 5-6 p.m., watch the game, then TVM Project and DJ Spin will host the extra-late dance party, which goes until 4 a.m. thanks to the City of Atlanta’s decree. 3771 Roswell Road Northeast; 404-233-8026

5Church
The Colony Square restaurant will host a brunch buffet from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for $44 ($22 for kids), then a game-time buffet and open bar from 5-9 p.m. for $50. 1197 Peachtree Street Northeast; 404-400-3669

HobNob Neighborhood Tavern
Each location of this bar and grill will offer a $12.95 special of a pretzel and beer cheese dip, cup of chili, and 12 oz. Sweetwater 420 beer, available from 5 p.m. through the duration of the game. 1551 Piedmont Avenue Northeast, 404-968-2288; 804 Town Boulevard, Brookhaven, 404-464-8971; 1221 Ashford Crossing, Dunwoody, 470-395-7904


Everything else

Taste of the NFL
January 2
What is it:
This massive tasting party and benefit at Cobb Galleria features bites from chefs representing the 32 NFL cities. It promises to be star-studded, with appearances from current and former NFL players and various celebrities (including Food Network star Andrew Zimmern and veteran ESPN reporter Suzy Kolber), along with a performance from country star Martina McBride. Tickets are $700, and proceeds benefit hunger charities across the country.

Shaq’s Fun House
February 1 | 21+
What is it: Shaq is hosting one of the biggest extravaganzas of the weekend, a carnival-themed party at the Battery that includes a midway full of games and fair food, Cirque Du Soleil performers, an open bar, and a Waffle House pop-up. If that wasn’t enough, Migos, Diplo, Tiësto, Lil Jon, T-Pain, DJ Diesel (a.k.a. Shaq himself), and Miami’s DJ Irie round out the musical lineup. Tickets will go up to $600 before the event, so buy sooner to save money. VIP tickets, which start at $1,010, will give you additional food, massages, a dedicated entrance, and more perks. There’s even a payment plan available.

Chad “Ocho Cinco” Johnson Celebrity Super Slam
February 1 | Family-friendly
What is it: This charity basketball game at Morehouse College promises celebrities and current and former NFL players. Among the confirmed stars so far: former Falcons Jamal Anderson and Andre Risen, Angel McCoughtry of the Atlanta Dream, Davante Adams of the Packers, Lamar Jackson of the Ravens, Rich Homie Quan, and Flo Rida. Tickets start at $20 and proceeds benefit Usher’s New Look Foundation.

Off the Field Players Wives Association Fashion Show
February 1
What is it: The annual charity fashion show (a portion of the proceeds benefits Girls Who Code) features the wives of current and former NFL players walking the runway at the Shops Buckhead Atlanta, featuring winter looks from the surrounding stores. Tickets start at $200. The Shops is also hosting a “Super Style Week” beginning January 25, with in-store events to be announced.

1st & Goal Comedy Bowl
February 1 | 21+
What is it: Cedric the Entertainer hosts this comedy show at the College Football Hall of Fame, which will also feature DC Young Fly, Deon Cole, and Michael Blackson. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Rashad Jennings Foundation. Tickets start at $150 and include an open bar and access to the show’s after-party, which features an open bar, appetizers, and CFHF museum access. A $1,000 VIP ticket earns you a seat on stage and a backstage meet-and-greet. You can also just buy tickets to the after-party for $100.

The Players Tailgate
February 3
What is it: Get ready to go to Flavortown—Food Network star Guy Fieri headlines this Sunday tailgate party at Pemberton Place (near the Georgia Aquarium) which offers unlimited food and drink and promises appearances from NFL players and celebrities. Tickets are $750.

StubHub ATL Tailgate
February 3
What is it: Exclusively for those who buy Super Bowl tickets (which as of press time start at around $3,500) through StubHub, this pre-game tailgate at State Farm Arena will feature food and drink, oversized cornhole and beer pong, face painting, team merch, and meet-and-greets with current and former NFL players including Emmanuel Sanders, Ryan Shazier, Dan Fouts, Kordell Stewart, and Mark Brunell.

Bacchanalia’s Super Bowl Lunch
February 3
What is it:
The Atlanta fine-dining institution, which is normally open only for dinner, will serve a special $65 price-fixe lunch from noon to 2 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday. The meal promises beer pairings and “chips and caviar.” You can make a reservation on Resy.

Vegan at the Game
February 1-2 | Free
What is it: This free tailgate event at 350 Marietta Street will feature free vegan food,  drinks, and giveaways, hosted by Atlanta chef Kimberly Barnes of Might Be Vegan. Barnes will also do a live taping of her Do Fries Come with that Convo podcast with comedian Bruce Leroy Williams.

Big Game Brunch
February 3 | 21+
What is it: Hosted by Atlanta Wine Festivals, this all-inclusive brunch will be held in a heated tent at Atlantic Station. Expect doughnuts, crepes, waffles, breakfast tacos, grits, and more (full menu here) along with mimosas, Bloody Marys, beer, and wine. Tickets are $65 in advance, $75 at door.

Lids Celeb Meet-and-Greets
January 31-February 2
What is it: Two Atlanta Lids stores—one is the Locker Room by Lids inside the Macy’s at Lenox Square, the other is the Perimeter Mall Lids location—are bringing in celebrities to sign autographs and take photos. Space is limited to arrive early if you want to see the stars. Schedule is as follows:

January 31
Lenox, 6:30 p.m.: Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley (first 100 people, must make a $50 purchase)

February 1
Lenox, 2 p.m.: Actress Alyssa Milano (first 100 people, must buy a Touch by Alyssa Milano product)
Lenox, 6 p.m.: Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (first 100 people, must make a $50 purchase)
Perimeter, 6 p.m.: Producer Mike Will Made It (those who buy a New Era x NFL purchase get priority in line and a free heat seal patch)

February 2
Lenox, 12:30 p.m.: Former NFL running back Eric Dickerson (first 100 people, must buy a Mitchell & Ness product)
Perimeter, 2 p.m.: Country singer Kane Brown (first 200 people, must buy a New Era hat, on which you’ll also get a free heat seal patch)

We’ll keep adding events, so check back frequently!

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