Your complete guide to the best events happening in Atlanta leading up to the big game on Sunday, Feb. 3rd

By Sonal Dutt
January 11, 2019 06:15 PM
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For the week leading up to Super Bowl LII on Feb. 3, Atlanta will play host to some of the year’s most star-studded parties, tastings, and concerts—featuring everyone from NFL legends and famous athletes to A-list celebrities and celebrated chefs. Below is your guide to the biggest, most exclusive events popping up all around the city, and ways for you to snag a ticket to join the celebrations:

Super Bowl Opening Night
Monday, Jan. 28, State Farm Arena
Game week officially kicks off with this fan-favorite event, featuring players and coaches from the competing Super Bowl teams. Sponsored by Gatorade, it’s the only time the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams will be in one location before meeting on the field on Sunday. Fans in attendance can snag autographs, take photos with mascots and cheerleaders, and meet their favorite players. Tickets start at $29, and are still available.

Super Bowl LIVE
Saturday, Jan. 26-Saturday, Feb. 2, Centennial Olympic Park
The six-day “fan village,” produced by On Location Experiences, will feature live outdoor concerts, local food trucks, tailgates, and interactive entertainment—all for free! The concert lineup, curated by Atlanta icon and Grammy-winning producer Jermaine Dupri, includes Goodie Mob, DJ Smurf, and the Atlanta Bass All Stars. Get the full lineup here.

Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest
Thursday, Jan. 31-Saturday, Feb. 2, State Farm Arena
Bud Light is known for their memorable game-day commercials, but this year they’re bringing their Super Bowl dominance straight to the city of Atlanta. For the first year, Bud Light and On Location Experiences are throwing a three-day party, which will include performances by Ludacris, Lil Jon, and Migos as part of EA Sports Bowl on Thursday night; Aerosmith and Post Malone on Friday night; and Bruno Mars and Cardi B closing out the festival on Saturday night. Tickets for all three nights are still available.

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Shaq’s Fun House
Friday, Feb. 1, The Battery
“Part music festival, part carnival, part circus, my Fun House blends superstar artists with a unique over the top interactive carnival experience,” said Shaquille O’Neal of his first Super Bowl party. Stars expected to perform include Migos, Lil Jon, T-Pain, Tiësto and Diplo. Guests of this bash will not go hungry: there will be a full-scale Waffle House pop-up and bites from STK Steakhouse. Tickets are still available.

Pepsi Pre-Super Bowl Party
Friday, Feb. 1, Planet Pepsi
Does reading about all these parties give you serious FOMO? Well, if you can’t make it out to Atlanta, you can still join this exclusive party—from your own couch. On the evening of Friday, Feb, 1, fans around the world can go to thebreakfastclub.iheart.com/planetpepsi to see Travis Scott perform live (before he hits the stage during the halftime show on Sunday) at this otherwise invitation-only event.

Leather & Laces
Friday, Feb. 1-Saturday, Feb. 2, BELIEVE
The sexy, two-night party is back for its 16th year. On Friday night, rapper Flo Rida will host the festivities with special guest Dallas Austin. On Saturday, models rule as Victoria’s Secret Angels Josephine Skriver and Lais Ribeiro take over, with appearances by NASCAR champ Kyle Busch and performances by Brandi Cyrus. Tickets are still available for both nights.

Michael Rubin’s Fanatics Super Bowl Party
Saturday, Feb. 2, College Football Hall of Fame
Fanatics Executive Chairman, Michael Rubin is hosting this star-studded event, which will include a performance by Meek Mill and well as Cardi B. Expected attendees include Modern Family‘s Ty Burrell, Taran Killam and Shaquille O’Neal.

‘Big Game Big Give’ Charity Gala
Saturday, Feb. 2, Estate of Jeff and Carrla Goldstein in Atlanta
The stars are coming out for good cause. The annual, celebrity-studded charity event hopes to raise $2 million for The Giving Back Fund, a nonprofit that creates and manages charitable foundations and projects. Guests will be treated to a lavish night hosted by Ludacris and a musical performance by The Black Eyed Peas. To date, Big Game Big Give has raised more than $10 million for worthwhile causes around the globe. A limited number of tickets are available.

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Taste of the NFL: Party with a Purpose
Saturday, Feb. 2, Cobb Galleria Centre
NFL alums, chefs and celebrities—this year’s host is country star Martina McBride—will come together to raise money for hunger relief. Each NFL team franchise city is represented by a chef and a player, and guests can snack around the party to get a taste of each city’s culinary scene. This annual Super Bowl-eve gathering is all about good food, good wine, and doing good for those in need. Tickets are still available.

Maxim Big Game Experience: ATL Royalty
Saturday, Feb. 2, The Fairmont
The annual Super Bowl bash will be filled with sports and entertainment stars. On tap as the entertainment: Maxim has tapped Diplo, Future and Jamie Foxx. Want to snag a ticket for this party? They’re still available.

Sports Illustrated’s ‘Saturday Night Lights’ Party
Saturday, Feb. 2, The College Football Hall of Fame
Hip hop legends Snoop Dogg and Lil Wayne will hit the stage at SI’s epic pre-game bash. In addition to catching a set by DJ IRE and Dallas Austin and mingling with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models, guests can also bid in a silent auction featuring sports and entertainment memorabilia, including Steve Young’s 49ers helmet, a Prince signed electric guitar, and a Peyton Manning Super Bowl game helmet. General admission and VIP tickets are still available.

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Rolling Stone Live: Atlanta
Saturday, Feb. 2, The Goat Farm
It’s no surprise that Rolling Stone snagged an A-list musical roster for their game week bash. Artists scheduled to perform include Ludacris, Young Thug, Gunna, and Lil Keed, and DJ Questlove will do a set to close out the night. General admission and VIP tickets are still available.

DirecTV Super Saturday Night
Saturday, Feb. 2, High-End Entertainment Complex
The Foo Fighters and Run the Jewels will take the stage at this annual Super Bowl eve bash, where a custom-built, 3-tiered, 72,000 square-foot venue will be constructed at Atlanta’s Atlantic Station. Limited tickets are still available.

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The Players Tailgate Atlanta
Sunday, Feb. 3rd, Pumberton Place
Calling all foodies: For one day only, Guy Fieri is turning Atlanta into the home of Flavortown with his annual Sunday afternoon tailgate party. Expect hearty game-day eats from Fieri and his lineup of the country’s best chefs, including Aaron May, Thiago Silva, Ken Oringer, Jamie Bissonette, and Michael Voltaggio. Tickets are still available.