Winter Festivals in Atlanta

Search for Atlanta Winter Festivals. Take the chill off in December, January and February with CL's guide to MLK Day, Chick-Fil-A Bowl, Jewish Film Festival & more.

Santa Speedo Run Virginia Highlands December 2009
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Santa Speedo Run - Virginia Highlands, December 2009

As the holiday season approaches, Winter festivals and events offer the chance for families and friends alike together and revel in the most wonderful time of the year. For college football fans, the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl is an exciting winter tradition. Celebrate MLK Day with the MLK March and Rally, and catch the month-long Jewish Film Festival. Here's a list of the festivals and fairs that happen all year round. If you are looking for things to do this weekend, today or tomorrow. See our handy guide to the 5 things to do in Atlanta today. We've got critics and reader recommendations for live music, food and wine events, sports, free or those for the family. For a list of neighborhood centric-events or our page of Things to Do in ATL.

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Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is the ninth-oldest bowl game in the country and hosts the longest-running rivalry series between the Atlantic Coast Conference and Southeastern Conference. Come for the game and hang around for the plethora of events leading up to and after the battle on the gridiron.


Thursday December 30, 2021 07:00 pm EST
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The Peach Drop

New York's got the ball, and since 1989 Atlanta has had the peach. On New Year's Eve, thousands of Atlanta residents and tourists descend upon Underground Atlanta to watch the giant peach drop.


Friday December 31, 2021 11:00 pm EST
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The celebration of civil rights hero and Atlanta native, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., takes place annually on the Monday following King's birthday. The day starts with a commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church and continues with a march through Downtown along Auburn Avenue that ends at the King Center. www.thekingcenter.org


Monday January 17, 2022 12:00 am EST
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Winter Beer Festival

This two-day beer extravaganza features more than 300 brews and is overflowing with vendors set up in heated tents. In addition to pours of local and national beers, expect live music, food trucks, and other assorted vendors. www.atlantawinterbeerfest.com


Saturday February 5, 2022 12:00 pm EST
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Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is a nearly monthlong cinematic celebration of the Jewish community. Founded in 2000, AJFF ranks as the largest film festival in Atlanta, and second-largest Jewish film festival in the United States, featuring an international collection of narrative and documentary films that explore the Jewish experience. In addition to the film screenings, enjoy guest appearances with filmmakers, actors, authors, academics, and other expert speakers. www.ajff.org


Thursday February 3, 2022 12:00 pm EST
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Black History Month Parade

In celebration of Black History Month, the annual parade features marching bands, entertainers, civic groups, celebrities, artists, entertainment, and more in Atlanta's historic Sweet Auburn District. www.blackhistorymonthparade.com


Saturday February 19, 2022 12:00 pm EST
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All Festivals

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Saturday December 4, 2021 10:00 am EST
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Saturday December 4, 2021 12:00 pm EST
3rd Edition - Redux

Let's Get Loose!

30+ Breweries
35+ Local Women-Owned Arts and Crafts
Live Panels
2 Stages
4 DJs
Burlesque Show
Interactive Art and Video Game Room
Giving Back
And More

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