Democratic Debate In Atlanta: Watch Parties, Rally And More

From left, Democratic presidential candidates, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, businessman Tom Steyer, Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, entrepreneur Andrew Yang, former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, and former Housing Secretary Julian Castro stand on stage for a photo before the last Democratic presidential primary debate on Oct. 15 in Westerville, Ohio.

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Last updated at 10:29 a.m. on Nov. 20

Next Wednesday will be a busy day in Atlanta, thanks to the upcoming Democratic presidential primary debate to be held at Tyler Perry Studios.

Already a rally is planned, and watch parties will be held throughout the city. Former President Barack Obama is also scheduled to speak live during a conference that’s unrelated to the debate.

Here’s our list of events that are planned to happen in Atlanta on debate day, Nov. 20. 

A Rally Is Planned In Front Of The Debate Venue

The Democratic Debate PRO-LIFE Democrat Rally is planning to get together in front of Tyler Perry Studios on Nov. 20 from 5 to 8 p.m. The rally is organized by the nonprofit Democrats For Life of America. It is a part of a nationwide, anti-abortion, left-leaning group of rallies that previously stopped in Detroit and Houston.

Where Debate Watch Parties In Atlanta Are Happening

Atlanta Debate Watch Party

656 Sports Bar & Grille, 656 Pryor St. SW, Atlanta

Host: Elizabeth Warren

Cost: Free

Admission is first-come, first-served at this watch party that Team Warren is throwing.

Official Tulsi Gabbard Debate Watch Party

Atlanta Music Project, 883 Dill Ave. SW, Atlanta

Host: TulsiNow

Cost: Free

Light refreshments and snacks will be offered to those who attend. But make sure that you RSVP before showing up, because space will be limited. Also, Gabbard plans to make an appearance after the debate.

2020 Presidential Debate Watch Party

Location Provided After Ticket Purchase, 7 p.m.

Host: Democratic Party of Georgia

Cost: $20

Tickets are going fast for this watch party. The only ticket that’s still available is for $20. Only those 21 and over with an ID can attend.

Georgia is a Battleground State Debate Watch Party

Georgia Beer Garden, 7 to 11 p.m.

Hosts: NARAL Pro-Choice Georgia, Millennials for Progress and Millennials for Abrams 

Cost: Free

This is billed as a Democratic event and doesn’t give preference to any of the current presidential candidates. The organizers welcome anyone and encourage a donation of $5 to Fair Fight Action, the advocacy group started by Stacey Abrams that focuses on voting rights. 

Cobb Debate Watch Parties

Three locations in Cobb County, 7 to 11 p.m.

Host: Cobb County Democratic Committee

Cost: $3

In Cobb County, there are three watch parties planned at The Monticello in East Cobb, Taco Mac in West Cobb and Huey Luey’s Mexican Kitchen & Margarita Bar in Acworth. Debate bingo will be played, and snacks will be provided.

Gainesville Latinx Debate Watch Party

Latino Caucus of the Democratic Party of Georgia, 8 to 11 p.m.

Host: Latino Caucus Of The Democratic Party Of Georgia

Cost: Free

During this event to be held at the caucus’ location in Atlanta, free tacos will be provided to attendees. This is one of the few watch parties that are planned by the Latino Caucus of the Democratic Party of Georgia.

Gwinnett Latinx Debate Watch Party

Mariscos Mazatlan, Seafood Bar and Grill, 8 to 11 p.m.

Host: Latino Caucus of the Democratic Party of Georgia

Cost: Free

In Duluth, the Latino Caucus of the Democratic Party of Georgia will be hosting a watch party that will have free appetizers available.

Official Atlanta Presidential Debate “#DumpTrump2020” Watch Party

BQE Restaurant & Lounge, 8 to 11 p.m.

Host: Hispanic And Hip Hop Political Action Committee

Cost: Free

This debate watch party is centered around the single-issue cause called #DumpTrump2020. Upstairs in the event’s venue, there will be live comedy.

Presidential Debate Watch Party 

55th & Park Restaurant & Lounge, 8 to 11 p.m.

Hosts: Black Youth Vote and Georgia STAND-UP

Cost: Free

Trivia, door prizes and discussions are planned for this watch party. There will also be free food at this event that is geared to those who are ages 18-35. 

Debate Watch Party

Hudson Grille Sandy Springs, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Host: Mark Klein

Cost: Free

This non-partisan event is inviting any campaign to join the party. It’s free to attend, but the organizer is encouraging people to sign up for tickets online to make a headcount.

Obama To Deliver A Speech In Atlanta

During the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, Obama will give the keynote address on Nov. 20. The event brings in “green building professionals” to enable sustainability within cities, buildings and communities.

The whole conference lasts from Nov. 19 to 22 at the Georgia World Congress Center. Access to Wednesday’s events, including the keynote, would cost $600 in advance or $650 onsite

This list will be updated.