Top Things to Do in Atlanta in February

Here are some idea for things to do in February in the ATL.
  • A cemetery for Valentine's Day? Historic Oakland Cemetery is more romantic than you'd think.
    A cemetery for Valentine's Day? Historic Oakland Cemetery is more romantic than you'd think.
  • Head to the King Center for the start of the Black History Month Parade. (Jenni Gartman, AtlantaPhotos.com)
    Head to the King Center for the start of the Black History Month Parade. (Jenni Gartman, AtlantaPhotos.com)
  • Is it drafty in here? Cupid's Undie Run is a great active way to spend Valentine's Day.
    Is it drafty in here? Cupid's Undie Run is a great active way to spend Valentine's Day.

Shake off the layer of dust you’ve gathered during your winter hibernation with some of these top Atlanta events. Valentine's Day in Atlanta is just the beginning.

  1. The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival shows films from around the world that explore themes of Jewish life, culture and history. Various locations. Through Feb. 15.

  2. The Atlanta Winter Beer Fest invites anyone 21 & up to sample from more than 150 beers, play games and enjoy live music. Atlantic Station. Feb. 4. 

  3. The African-American History Tour guides attendees to graves of prominent black history pioneers. Oakland Cemetery. Various dates in February. 

  4. Pancakes & Booze is a traveling exhibition of more than 75 artists, featuring live music, body painting, multimedia displays and, yes, pancakes. Georgia Freight Depot. Feb. 10. 

  5. Oysterfest features live music with oysters, shrimp and beverages for sale. Park Tavern. Feb.11. 

  6. The Vixen’s Valentease Vaudeville and Variety Show promises to make your Valentine’s weekend a little sexier with this burlesque production by Syrens of the South. 7 Stages Theatre. Feb.11. 

  7. Cupid’s Undie Run invites you to take off your clothes… for charity. This half-naked fun run goes through the streets of Buckhead and ends in a party at Big Sky. Feb.11.

  8. The Love Stories of Oakland tour celebrates the most romantic stories of love from eras gone by. Oakland Cemetery. Feb.11 - 12.

  9. AMSOIL Arenacross brings champion motorcycle racers together in a showdown that you don’t want to miss if you like adrenaline. Georgia Dome. Feb. 24.

  10. Bale Folclorico da Bahia is a high-energy show that mixes African dance, capoeira, samba and elements of Brazil’s famed carnival. Rialto Center for the Arts. Feb. 24 - 25. 

  11. The Black History Month Parade features marching bands, entertainers and dignitaries. Begins at the King Center park and ends with a ceremony in Woodruff Park. Feb. 25. 

Beth Clark is a writer and foodie who loves to roam around Atlanta, uncovering the city's quirky, glam, upscale and down-home character. Curiosity is her compass, and you'll find her writing on www.thecitydweller.me.

 

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