Things to do in Gwinnett in January

From winter wonderlands to motorcycle shows, Gwinnett County boasts a bevy of fun-filled events to keep you in good spirits throughout January. Here is a sample.


Repticon Atlanta | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sunday. Jan. 9-10.
$12 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12, free for children 4 and younger.
Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, Ga. 30045. (770) 963-6522.

Encounter reptiles and other exotic animals and then listen to speakers share their knowledge about how to breed and care for a variety of species.

Aurora Theatre presents "Wit" | 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Jan. 14-Feb. 7.
Aurora Theatre, 128 E. Pike St., Lawrenceville, Ga. 30046. (678) 226-6222.

"Wit" tells the story of doctor-turned-cancer-patient Vivian Bearing as she undergoes experimental treatment. On Jan. 17, stay after the show to meet playwright Margaret Edson.

Sugar Hill

Ice Rink at Sugar Hill | 5-9 p.m. Thursdays, 5-10 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays, 1-8 p.m. Sundays, closed Monday-Wednesday (except Jan. 18, when hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m.).
$12 for adults, $10 for children.
Sugar Hill City Hall, 5039 W. Broad St., Sugar Hill, Ga. 30518. (770) 554-7506.

The public is invited to skate in the rink each Thursday through Sunday in January. Skate rental is included in the admission fee.


Great American Motorcycle Show | 3-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Jan. 29-31.
$12 for a one-day pass, $20 for a two-day pass, $25 for a three-day pass.
North Atlanta Trade Center, 1700 Jeurgens Court, Norcross, Ga. 30093. (770) 279-9899.

Georgia's largest indoor motorcycle show will feature a selection of bikes, gear, apparel, custom parts, accessories and custom builds along with celebrity appearances and a NASCAR simulator.

Georgia RV & Camper Show | 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sunday. Jan. 8-10.
$8 for adults, $3 for those ages 6-15, free for kids 5 and younger.
North Atlanta Trade Center, 1700 Jeurgens Court, Norcross, Ga. 30093. (770) 279-9899.

Explore hundreds of difference styles of recreational vehicles at the annual show. On Friday, a family can enjoy the show for just $16 as part of a special promotion.


Winter Adventure | 11 a.m.-close. Nov. 27-Feb. 15.
$35 for adults, $25 for children and senior citizens.
Lanier Islands Resort, 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, Ga. 30518. (770) 945-8787.

The shores of Lake Lanier have been transformed into a winter wonderland primed for adventure. Speed down slides, sled across the wave pool and build a snow fort as part of your day filled with fun.


Atlanta Gladiators games | Select dates and times.
Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, Ga. 30097. (770) 626-2464.

In January, the ECHL Atlanta Gladiators take on the Alaska Aces, Cincinnati Cyclones, South Carolina Stingrays, Greenville Swamp Rabbits and Evansville Iceman on home ice. On Jan. 16, guests can meet Scooby-Doo and SpongeBob SquarePants as part of Animation Day festivities. Kids Day Out on Jan. 18 includes a post-game autograph session.

The Kennedys 20th anniversary Triple CD Release | 8 p.m. Jan. 22.
Red Clay Music Foundry, 3116 Main St., Duluth, Ga. 30096. (404) 478-2749.

In a rare Georgia appearance, The Kennedys will perform songs inspired by their 20 years together as a duo, time on the road as part of Nanci Griffith's Blue Moon Orchestra and their home in the East Village of New York City.

Georgia Swarm games | Select dates and times.
Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, Ga. 30097. (770) 626-2464.

Gwinnett's professional lacrosse team plays two homes games in January: Jan. 9 vs. the Toronto Rock and Jan. 17 vs. the New England Black Wolves.


Suwanee Gateway Half Marathon | 7 a.m. Jan. 30.
Suwanee Town Center Park, 330 Town Center Ave., Suwanee, Ga. 30024.

Discover Suwanee on foot as you race in this AJC Peachtree Road Race qualifying event.