10 things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Marietta Mural in Marietta Square on August 27, 2022
Brandon McKeown

Happy New Year, Atlanta! Let’s kick off 2024 with a bang.

This weekend promises an electrifying start to the new year, and we’ve got the lowdown on some of the coolest stuff happening. From inspiring goal-setting sessions that’ll set the tone for your year to the thrill of the Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party, we’ve got your weekend covered. Check out our top 10 picks below:

Marietta Square Art Walk

This Friday night, embark on a walkable journey through historic Marietta Square! Enjoy a free self-guided tour with live music and local art, immersing yourself in the vibrant Marietta scene.

Location: Marietta Square - 99 S. Park Square NE; Time: 5-9 p.m.; Date: Friday, Jan. 5; Admission: Free; Website: mariettasquareartwalk.com

High Frequency Friday

Elevate your Fridays at the High! Happy Hour blends with an art party featuring live DJs, special access to exhibitions, and a dance-worthy atmosphere. Tickets are still available, and this event often sells out. Buy your ticket ASAP!

Location: High Museum of Art - 1280 Peachtree St NE; Time: 6-10 p.m.; Date: Friday, Jan. 5; Admission: Members free, not-yet-members $30; Website: high.org

Comedy Night at the Westside Paper Development

Enjoy free comedy every first Friday with some of Atlanta’s best comics at the Westside Paper Development. Free entry, 8 p.m. start

Location: Elsewhere Brewing Greenhouse Taproom - 950 West Marietta St NW Suite A135; Time: 8-10 p.m.; Date: Friday, Jan. 5; Admission: Free; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Overtime Elite Games

Dive into the excitement at Overtime Elite this weekend. Witness top amateur basketball games and discover the NBA’s future stars. For just $5, enjoy thrilling games, special performances, celebrity guests, and surprise giveaways — a perfect family outing!

Location: OTE Arena - Atlantic Station - 230 17th St NW; Time: 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.; Date: Friday and Saturday, Jan. 5 & 6; Admission: $5; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Freakin’ Freezin’ 5K

Brave the chill for a freakin’ awesome 5K on the Atlanta Beltline. Shake off the holiday season blues with a morning run or walk, embracing the fresh air and reviving your spirits.

Location: The Monroe - 222 Colonial Homes Dr NW; Time: 8 a.m..; Date: Saturday, Jan. 6; Admission: $40; Website: runsignup.com

Flower Press Workshop

If you love plants and flowers but have a hard time keeping them alive, PlantHouse Decatur’s Flower Press Workshop this Saturday is for you. Craft gorgeous pressed florals for a simple, stunning home display. Tickets include a flower pressing board, fresh flowers, and greenery.

Location: PlantHouse - Decatur - 112 W Trinity Pl, Decatur, GA 30030; Time: 6:30-8 p.m.; Date: Saturday, Jan. 6; Admission: $45; Website: eventbrite.com

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party

Rev up the excitement at State Farm Arena this weekend with Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party! Watch Hot Wheels favorites come alive, featuring iconic jumps, stunts, and epic performances. An exhilarating two-hour spectacle for the whole family.

Location: State Farm Arena - 1 State Farm Dr; Times and Dates: 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6 and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7; Admission: $29+; Website: statefarmarena.com

Glitter Box, Girl! Presents: SPARK! As in Conversation

Join Glitter Box, Girl!’s event in Hapeville on Sunday afternoon for engaging speakers, girl talk, and a vision party for the new year. Connect, create vision boards, and set goals for a productive and fun-filled year!

Location: SOCIETÉ Salon - 636 S Central Ave Suite 104, Hapeville, GA 30354; Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.; Date: Sunday, Jan. 7; Admission: Free; Website: eventbrite.com

Dia de Reyes - Plaza Fiesta

Celebrate Three Kings Day with family at Plaza Fiesta on Sunday. Join in contests, enjoy entertaining activities, and share the joy of indulging in a delicious Three Kings Cake. Fun for all!

Location: Plaza Fiesta - 4166 Buford Hwy. NE; Time: 2 p.m.; Date: Sunday, Jan. 7; Admission: Free; Website: plazafiesta.net

Wild Hog Supper

Join the legendary celebration at the 61st Annual Wild Hog Supper on Sunday evening at the Georgia Freight Depot! Kick off the legislative session with Georgia’s agricultural community, benefiting Feeding Georgia’s Farm to Food Bank Program. Indulge in Georgia barbecue, meet state leaders, and support the mission to end hunger.

Location: The Georgia Freight Depot - 65 M.L.K. Jr Dr SW; Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Date: Sunday, Jan. 7; Admission: $25+; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

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