21 things to do in Atlanta this Super Bowl weekend

Things to do Super Bowl weekend in Atlanta

Whether you're a visitor to Atlanta for Super Bowl weekend or you're a local looking for something to do (other than going to the game!), you'll have plenty of fun events to choose from.

Cobb, DeKalb, North Fulton, Gwinnett and Intown Atlanta have lots going on this weekend, including events inspired by the Big Game and those that will give you a break from all the hype.

Check out the following 21 things to do this Super Bowl weekend in Atlanta:


Celebrity Flag Football Challenge. 10:30 a.m. music and fun, noon event, Saturday, Feb. 2. $30 general admission, $125 VIP. SunTrust Park, 755 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta. https://csweat.com/19th-annual-celebrity-flag-football-challenge/.

Watch a flag football showdown between teams led by Doug Flutie and Michael Vick. Pro athletes such as Jarvis Landry and Melvin Gordon will play, and honorary captains are Brian Jordan, who played for the Braves and Falcons, Ron Jaworski and Andre Reed. Buy tickets online or at the ticket booth onsite, which opens at 9 a.m. Music from Offset and Quavo from Migos and others starts at 10:30 outside the gate.

Play Football Family Festival. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. Free. Marietta High School, 1171 Whitlock Ave. NW, Marietta. https://mariettaschools.org/.

Celebrate the Super Bowl with a festival filled with football-related activities, youth league sign-up stations, music, food trucks and giveaways.

Taste of the NFL features food from chefs representing each NFL city.

Credit: From Taste of the NFL's Facebook page

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Credit: From Taste of the NFL's Facebook page

Taste of the NFL. 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. $700 plus fees. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 770-955-8000. https://www.tasteofthenfl.com/.

Enjoy a strolling food and wine event where each station features a chef from an NFL city and a current or former NFL player. Country singer Martina McBride will also perform.

A Tribute to Sammy Davis Jr. 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. $20 and up. Mable House Arts Center, 5239 Floyd Road SW, Mableton. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-tribute-to-sammy-davis-jr-tickets-53087878273/.

A unique artisan market will start at 3 p.m., followed by a one-man show that celebrates Sammy Davis Jr.'s music, life and legacy.


Lewis Grizzard: In His Own Words. 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 and Saturday, Feb. 2, 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb 3. $28 and up. ARTStation Theatre, 5384 Manor Drive, Stone Mountain Village. 770-469-1105. http://artstation.org/.

Actor Bill Oberst Jr. returns for the 16th year to pay respect to the late, great Lewis Grizzard. He presents the best of the AJC columnist's stand-up comedy and selections from his books and columns.

Free First Saturday Program. 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. Dunwoody Nature Center, 5343 Roberts Drive, Atlanta. 770-394-3322. https://dunwoodynature.org/.

Nature's Echo will bring birds of prey, and you'll be able to learn what makes raptors different from other birds as well as how you can protect them. Interest in this event is high, so you're asked to carpool if you'd like to attend.

National Women and Girls in Sports Day. 11:30 a.m. clinic, 1 p.m. basketball game. Sunday, Feb. 3. Free with registration. Oglethrope University, Dorough Fieldhouse Pinholster Court, 4484 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta. https://connect.oglethorpe.edu/event/3113540.

Participate in a sports clinic that lets you try volleyball, soccer, tennis, lacrosse, golf or track and field. Student athletes and coaches will participate in a Q&A session. After the clinic, stay and watch Oglethorpe take on Millsaps College at 1 p.m. in basketball.

Daddy Daughter Date Night. 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. Chick-fil-A 2340 N. Druid Hills Road, Atlanta. $20 for dad and daughter, $8 each for additional daughters. https://www.facebook.com/NorthDruidHillsCFA/.

Reserve your spot for some special Daddy-daughter time with a special dinner, fun and surprises. You can dress the part if you'd like.

North Fulton

Stop the Hazing … Fly High Max 5K. 7:30 a.m. check-in and race-day registration, 9 a.m. race. Saturday, Feb. 2. $20 and up. Blessed Trinity Catholic High School, 11320 Woodstock Road, Roswell. https://www.fivestarntp.com/stop-the-hazing-fly-high-max-5k.html.

Take part in this flat 5K, which takes place entirely on the Blessed Trinity campus, and raise money for the Max Gruver Foundation.

Abby Cates was part of the cast of Town Hall Theatre's "Aladdin" back in 2013. From left: McKenna Myers (as Iago), Montana Iverson (Jafar), Ed Iverson (Genie), Abby Cates (Jasmine) and Connor Iverson (Aladdin) are part of the cast in Town Hall Theatre's "Aladdin Jr." DAYTON DAILY NEWS ARCHIVES


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Aladdin Jr. 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. $10. Alpharetta High School Auditorium, 3595 Webb Bridge Road, Alpharetta. http://school.fultonschools.org.

Webb Bridge Middle School and Amy Creamer Productions will present “Aladdin Jr.”, which tells the story of Aladdin finding a magic lamp and genie who will grant him three wishes.

Feeding Friday. 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1. Free, donations accepted. Autrey Mill, 9770 Autrey Mill Road, Johns Creek. 678-366-3511. http://autreymill.org/.

You and your kids can get a hands-on opportunity to feed Autrey Mill's animals, such as snakes, turtles, frogs, rabbits, ducks and chickens.

Roswell Roots: Groveway's Got Talent. 2:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3. Adults $18, kids 12 and under $10. Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. https://www.roswellgov.com.

Roswell's oldest civic organization, Groveway Community Group, presents a talent show that celebrates black history.


Super Community Pre-Game Party. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. $5 for Gwinnett residents, $10 for non-residents. Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford. 770-904-3500. https://www.gwinnettcounty.com.

Get ready for the Super Bowl as you explore how science, technology, engineering, art and math have an impact on football.

The Fly Fishing Show. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 and 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. Adult one-day pass $15, two-day pass $25. Military with ID $10, Scouts 16 and under in uniform free, kids 6-12 $5, 5 and under free. Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. https://flyfishingshow.com/atlanta/.

Fly fishing's best professionals will host seminars and you can also learn how to cast and tie a fly. If you're buying tickets at the gate, only cash is accepted.

Rubber Stamp, Card-Making, Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Festival. 10-5 a.m., Friday, Feb. 1 and Saturday, Feb. 2. $8 at door, $12 for two-day pass. Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville. 770-963-6522. https://heirloompro.com/product/lawrenceville-georgia/.

Join in free make-and-take events as you also shop, crop and craft.

First Friday Concert. 7-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1. Free. Norcross Cultural Arts & Community Center Banquet Room, 10 College St. NW, Norcross. 678-421-2049 for reservations. http://www.norcrossga.net/Calendar.aspx?EID=1620.

Listen to the rhythm and blues as played by Brown Dog Band, and you're welcome to bring your own food and beverages.


Intown Atlanta

Three Piece Suit Football Charity Festival. Noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. Free. Historic Fourth Ward Skate Park, 830 Willoughby Way NE, Atlanta. 770-765-5876. https://threepiecesuitfootball.com/.

Men and women in three-piece suits play a game of tackle football to headline the festival, which also includes live music, a Frisbee dog halftime show and face painting for kids.


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Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest EA Sports Bowl. 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31-Saturday Jan. 2. $50, $125 and $200. State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Road, Atlanta. https://www.superbowlmusicfest.com/.

This star-studded music festival gets underway on Thursday and continues Friday with Aerosmith and Post Malone and Saturday with Bruno Mars and Cardi B.

Super Bowl LIVE. Continues through 2-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2. Free. Centennial Olympic Park, 265 Park Ave. W NW, Atlanta. https://atlsuperbowl53.com/superbowllive/.

Super Bowl LIVE is a free fan village designed to highlight Atlanta's music and cultural scene. Pop and EDM music are featured on Saturday, with Hearty Har, HXV, ATLiens and more, and Sunday features hip hop artists including Brick, Monica and DJ Smurf and So-So Def All-Stars.

Super Bowl Experience. 2-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. Adults $40, children 12 and under $25. Georgia World Congress Center (Building B), 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW, Atlanta. ww.nfl.com.

Have fun with immersive exhibits and interactive games, collect NFL player and legend autographs, train like an NFL player at Combine Corner and more.

Champions Chat. 2:15-3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1. $13-$17. World of Coca-Cola, 121 Baker St. NW, Atlanta. worldofcoca-cola.com/.

Join NFL champs "Mean" Joe Greene, Carl Banks and moderator Desmond Howard as they tell stories about their days on the field, comment on this year's Big Game and answer audience questions.