Atlanta events calendar for January 2015. Best festivals, fun things to do, weekend street fairs, kids activities, and free entertainment in Atlanta, Georgia.

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January 2015

Enjoy the best Atlanta events, festivals, and things to do in January 2015 with this calendar of events.

Events are listed by starting date, and all dates are confirmed. Mileage is from the Westin Peachtree Plaza in downtown Atlanta, Georgia.

Resolution Run

January 1, 2015

23 miles NW

Resolution Run is 1 and 4 miles (plus a kids’ dash) on New Year’s Day in Kennesaw. No pets or wheels.

Commitment Day

January 1, 2015

29 miles NE

Kick off the new year by running or walking 5K on Commitment Day beginning at Life Time Fitness in Johns Creek or Lawrenceville.

Christmas at Stone Mountain

January 1 - 4, 2015 (begins Nov. 8)

19 miles east

Stone Mountain Christmas features 2 million lights, holiday shows, a snow-angel palace, parade with Santa, fireworks and snowfall at Stone Mountain Park. Nearby Snow Mountain offers inner tube rides.

Holiday lights - Botanical Garden

January 1 - 10, 2015 (begins Nov. 15)

2.5 miles NE

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights features one million colorful lights, costumed characters, attractions, and snacks at the 30-acre Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Holidays around the world

January 1 - 11, 2015 (begins Nov. 21)

4 miles NE

Winter Wonderland celebrates Christmas, Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, and other cultures with bright lights, decorated trees, ornaments, and emblems at Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

Holiday lights - Centennial Park

January 1 - 19, 2015 (begins Nov. 22)

0.3 miles west

Stroll through a winter wonderland at Centennial Olympic Park when it’s lit by thousands of lights for Holiday in Lights. Free.

Bridal Show

January 4 & 25, 2015 (12 to 5 p.m.)

multiple locations

Find wedding advice, services, and a fashion show at the Bridal Show on Jan. 4 at Cobb Galleria Centre and Jan. 25 at Gwinnett Center in Duluth. Discount tickets for two people.

Cocktail hour

January 8, 2015 (5:30 to 8 p.m.)

0 miles

Enjoy cocktails, a silent auction, entertainment, and tastes from Atlanta restaurants at the Culinary Futures Event at AmericasMart to support students.

Suspensful theater

January 9 - 31, 2015

8 miles NE

Can a Scotland Yard detective save Bella before she loses her mind? Suspensenful thriller Angel Street plays at OnStage Atlanta in Decatur. Discount tickets.

Monster trucks

January 10, 2015

1 mile SW

Big trucks with big wheels make big noise and excitment at Monster Jam at the Georgia Dome. Discount tickets.

Peter Pan

January 10, 17, 24, 2015 (sold out)

8 miles NE

Young actors perform Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. at Onstage Atlanta in Decatur.

Russian ballet

January 11, 2015

1 mile north

The State Ballet Theater of Russia performs classical, romantic Swan Lake at Fox Theatre. Discount tickets.

Free day at children’s museum

January 13, 2015

0.5 miles NW

Enjoy free admission from 1 pm to closing on the Second Tuesday of the month at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Expect a line outdoors.
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Boat Show

January 15 - 18, 2015

0.5 miles west

See hundreds of new boats, marine gear, and accessories at the Atlanta Boat Show at Georgia World Congress Center.

Western show

January 17 - 24, 2015

150 miles east

Augusta Futurity has horseback competitions, music, dancing, arts and crafts, and vendors of western clothing and riding-equipment at James Brown Arena in Augusta. First day is evening bull riding only.

MLK march & rally

January 19, 2015

0.2 miles north

Martin Luther King, Jr., March and Rally assembles at Peachtree and Baker Streets at 1:15 p.m. Free.

MLK commemmoration

January 19, 2015

1 mile SE

Arrive super early for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church.

MLK museum day

January 19, 2015

2 to 6 miles north

Admission is free at the Atlanta History Center & Centennial Olympic Games Museum, plus Margaret Mitchell House, where Gone with the Wind was written, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

MLK park day

January 19, 2015

19 miles north

Enjoy Free Entrance Days in the National Parks, including Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Game festival

January 22 - 25, 2015

15 miles north

Enjoy playing board games and shop for used games at the Saturday flea market during Atlanta Game Fest at the Holiday Inn Atlanta-Perimeter. Repeats in Oct.

Cocktails at the aquarium

January 23, 2015 (6 to 9 p.m.)

0.5 miles NW

Adults can wander Georgia Aquarium and enjoy live music, cocktails, and tapas at Sips Under the Sea.

Camping & RV Show

January 23 - 25, 2015

11 miles south

Meet RV dealers and manufacturers, and see the latest models of motor homes, fifth wheels, campers, and travel trailers at the Atlanta Camping & RV Show at Atlanta Exposition Center South.

Homeowners’ expo

January 23 - 25, 2015

11 miles south

Meet vendors of home products and services, and see their exhibits at the Atlanta Build, Remodel & Landscape Expo at Atlanta Exposition Center North.

Motorcycle show

January 23 - 25, 2015

20 miles NE

The Great American Motorcycle Show features motorcycles, accessories, and southern rock at North Atlanta Trade Center in Norcross.

Battle of the bands

January 24, 2015 (3 p.m.)

1 mile SW

Watch the eight best marching bands from black colleges compete in the Battle of the Bands at the Georgia Dome.

Winter beer festival

January 24, 2015 (1 to 6 p.m.)

2.5 miles NE

Sample 300 beers, hear live music, and play games at Atlanta Winter Beer Fest at The Masquerade.

Choral festival

January 24, 2015 (8 p.m.)

5 miles NE

Hear performances by a variety of Atlanta choirs at Atlanta Community Choral Festival in the Schwartz Center at Emory University. Arrive early. Free.

Cask ale festival

January 24, 2015 (3 to 6 p.m.)

14 miles north

Sample nearly 40 cask-conditioned ales from U.S. and U.K. craft brewers at the Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting at 5 Seasons Sandy Springs & Taco Mac Prado. Bring ID.

Indoor arts festival

January 24 - 25, 2015 (preview Jan. 23)

4 miles NE

Callanwolde Arts Festival features 80 fine artists, demonstrations, live acoustic music, and gourmet food trucks at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.

Ice festival

January 24 - 25, 2015

23 miles north

IceFest has ice-carving demos, live music, kids’ ice slides, snowball forts , food trucks, bonfires, and animals at Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell.

Bridal show

January 25, 2015 (12 to 5 p.m.)

0.1 miles north

Be a Bride is a wedding fashion show and vendor expo at the Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart. Repeats in Aug.

Alternative wedding show

January 25, 2015 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

2 miles SW

Find vendors of handmade items and innovative services for unique weddings at Lovesick, plus fashion makeovers, neo-burlesque performances, live music, and a bar at Ambient Plus Studio.

Jewish film festival

January 28 - Feb. 19, 2015

Atlanta locations

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival shows films from around the world that explore themes of Jewish life, culture and history. Vote for your favorites and see guest filmmakers, actors, authors, and academics.

Wine weekend

January 30 - Feb. 1, 2015

72 miles NE

Athens Wine Weekend includes a chef reception Friday evening, a grand tasting and gourmet dinner Saturday, and brunch Sunday at The Classic Center in Athens.

Elvis Presley tribute

January 31, 2015 (7:30 p.m.)

1 mile north

Elvis Lives features the top five Elvis impersonators from a contest at the Fox Theatre. Discount tickets.
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January 2015 calendar of events in Atlanta, GA. Best events, fairs, festivals, and things to do in Atlanta, Georgia.     steve.cook@events12.com