The Atlanta Falcons are headed to Super Bowl 51 this weekend, so it’s time to celebrate. Many people already have their Super Bowl watch plans set, but what’s going on before all the parties? Or what if you’re not interested in the big game? Atlanta PlanIt has picked out four things to do to help kick off your Super Bowl weekend.
Experience Emory’s Alternative "Bowl"
“The Bach Bowl” concert is Emory University’s annual Super Bowl Sunday tradition. Organist Timothy Albrecht leads the one-hour concert each year with other Emory music colleagues. This year, a host of pianists, string players and singers will join him to perform a variety of music by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). The free concert is at Emory’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts and begins at 4 p.m. The concert will end by 5 p.m., which means you can go to the concert and still get home in time to see the Super Bowl kick off.
Get The Full Fan Experience At The College Football Hall Of Fame
Atlanta has shown up en masse to support the Falcons and their journey to the Super Bowl. But what is it like to be a player on the field? Atlanta’s College Football Hall of Fame gives football fans the opportunity to step onto a 45-yard field with a regulation goal post, end zone and high-definition video board. While you’re there, also check out the February exhibit “Breaking Barriers.” It’s a look at game-changing players and moments in time throughout college football history. Learn about the first Southern African-American players to go north, singer and social activist Paul Robeson who played football at Rutgers College, and William Henry Lewis, who wrote one of the first books about football.
Explore A New Historic Site On Super Museum Sunday
The Georgia Historical Society is getting in on the Super Bowl fun by supporting “Super Museum Sunday.” On Sunday, Feb. 5, more than 70 museums, historical locations and points of interest will open their doors free to the public. The event features locations across Georgia and includes many in metro Atlanta. Participants in the city include Millennium Gate Museum near Atlantic Station and SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion & Film in Midtown. Participants just outside of the city limits include the William Root House Museum and Garden in Marietta, Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University and New Echota Historic Site in Calhoun. The full list of participating locations across the state is available online.
Learn About Wild Weather At Fernbank With A Super Bowl Discount
Immediately following the Falcon’s win over the Green Bay Packers on Jan. 22, Fernbank Museum of Natural History announced a discount admission in celebration of the victory. Thanks to Atlanta’s trip to the 51st championship game, you can now receive 51 percent off museum tickets through this Sunday, Feb. 5. You can redeem online with the code GO FALCONS or show up at the box office wearing Atlanta Falcons gear, like a hat, jersey or other Falcons merchandise. This Saturday is the special event “Wild Weather Day” where families can learn about thunderstorms, make a craft or see the museum’s first 3-D film. Plus, they’re planning more offers if the Falcons win the Super Bowl, so keep your fingers crossed for the Falcons and an eye out for more information.
Check out Atlanta PlanIt’s full calendar of events for more weekend event ideas.