What to do Around Town for the “Big Game”

The city of Atlanta has been preparing for the “Big Game” for years. We are excited to have football fans from far and wide visit our great city. At the beginning of the 2018 football season, the anticipation that one of our teams might make it to this game was high. However, in recent weeks our decision to not spend thousands of dollars to attend a bucket list item to see one of our teams was easy. Neither of our teams made it that far. But, since we are a football-loving family we are still excited to participate in some of the activities happening around town! 

Here are few of the “Big Game” activities available throughout this coming week that are family friendly:

Super Bowl Live by Verizon 

  • When: Saturday, January 26-Saturday, February 2. This is a family-friendly fun village that will be located in Centennial Olympic Park. Be sure to visit the website for times.
  • What: There will be concerts, booths to visit, and different activities happening daily. 

Super Bowl Opening Night  (Historically this has been called Media Night)

  • When: Monday, January 28, at State Farm Arena. 
  • What: You will hear players and coaches address the media.
  • Cost: A ticket can be purchased at approximately $26.00 (website says this event may have variable pricing). 

Super Bowl Experience Driven by Hyundai 

  • When: Saturday, January 26-Sunday, February 3, at the Georgia World Congress Center (various times)
  • What: This is an interactive fan experience for all ages. 
  • Cost: Per the website, if you purchase one adult ticket for $20, you can receive up to 2 complimentary kids tickets for Jan 28-30 however check the website for further details. 

The Children’s Museum of Atlanta will have a celebration of football and sports programming for the whole family! For more information, be sure to visit their website

Game Day Programming

If coming to the city does not excite you, here are a few events that are located in the suburbs:

Cobb County 

  • Suntrust Confidence Classic:  Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 3
    • A new football experience featuring a free two-day fan festival and a ticketed celebrity flag football game. A portion of the proceeds will benefit a variety of different charities.

Fulton County 

  • Fulton County Animal Shelter is offering free pet adoptions up until Super Bowl Sunday. Visit LifeLineAnimal.org  for more details. 

Gwinnett County 

  •  Super Bowl Pregame Party.This family-friendly event that will introduce STEAM activities and how they are related to football. Cost is $5. 

If you are a football loving family like we are, then you might want to check out one of these events. It is not very often that the Super Bowl is held in your hometown so each of these events is unique.  If football is not your thing, then make sure to check road closures and businesses hours to help you navigate the city for the next 2 weeks!