Hey UGA football fans! Here’s where to party next weekend in Atlanta

Are you ready for some UGA football?

(Please. Is Uga a bulldog?)

With just a week to go (give or take a few hours) before your long, downs-free dry spell is finally over, it’s time to get your fan game plan together. Obviously, the main event is next Saturday’s sold-out Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game between UGA and North Carolina at the Georgia Dome. Whether or not you managed to snag tickets, you’re still going to want to be in Atlanta to party and watch the game along with about a gazillion other rabid Bulldogs supporters (and maybe the odd — and we do mean odd — Tar Heels fan).

We’ve rounded up a few not-to-be-missed events around town for further raising your football fever. Keep checking back here for updates as the 5:30 p.m. kickoff time gets closer.

And for any North Carolina readers out there, we’re just having fun with you about the “odd” part. Sort of. Of course you’ll all be graciously welcomed in Atlanta on Kickoff weekend. Sort of.

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FRIDAY (Sept. 2)

National College Colors Day at the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience. Buy a ticket to the Hall and wear your school gear or colors and at the end of the day, the local alumni association of school that’s most represented wins a big prize. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $16.99 - $19.99, 250 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. Additional information and tickets: www.cfbhall.com

Vince Dooley Booksigning. The legendary ex-UGA football coach and athletic director will be in Buckhead at Onward Reserve to sign books, greet fans and maybe let you try and talk him and Herschel into making a comeback. There’ll also be food and other refreshments provided by The Varsity. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. 3072 Early St. NW, Atlanta. 404)-814-8997

8th Annual Buckhead Kickoff Mania. You’ll already be in Buckhead, so why not hop on over for the block party that’s being billed as the “UGA vs. UNC Pre-Party.” A ticket gets you a wristband that provides free admission to 10 participating venues (including Buckhead Saloon, Lost Dog Tavern and Rock N’ Taco), a complimentary appetizer and other food and drink specials, live musical entertainment and more. Registration takes place beginning at 6 p.m. at Big Sky, the new fast casual dining spot from former “Top Chef” fan favorite Hector Santiago, located at 3201 Cains Hill Place. 6 p.m. - 2 a.m. $14.99 - $19.99. For complete information and to purchase tickets, visit www.AtlantaBarTours.com.

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SATURDAY (Sept. 3)

UGA v. UNC Viewing Party at the College Football Hall of Fame. No tickets to the actual game? Not to worry. Located just steps away from the Dome, this definitely-not-your-average-viewing-party takes place on the 45-yard replica football playing field inside the Hall. You’ll watch all the action on the 36-foot-tall HD viewing board and get food and your first drink included with your ticket. Viewing party section opens at 4 p.m. $25. 250 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. Additional information and tickets: www.cfbhall.com

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