Top Things to Do in Atlanta in February

February in Atlanta brings plenty fun things to do. Take a look.
  • Wear your best underwear to Cupid's Undie Run. (Cory Cooley)
    Wear your best underwear to Cupid's Undie Run. (Cory Cooley)
  • Have a cocktail with your favorite aquatic life-form at Sips Under the Sea.
    Have a cocktail with your favorite aquatic life-form at Sips Under the Sea.
  • Oysters are just the beginning at Oysterfest!
    Oysters are just the beginning at Oysterfest!

The second month of the year brings celebrations of love, black American history and Mardi Gras. Check out some of these fun things to do around town.

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

  • Enjoy Vixen’s Valentease Vaudeville and Variety Show, a Valentine’s Day burlesque show led by Syrens of the South at 7 Stages. Feb. 2.

  • Get your fill of horror in February with the Days of the Dead convention, which includes films, a monster ball, panels, celebrity signings, contests and after parties at Sheraton Atlanta. Feb. 2 - 4.

  • Celebrate the second-best holiday in February with the Groundhog Day Jugglers Festival, which features jugglers, juggling lessons, competitions, unicyclists, hoopers, kendama, live music and family fun at Yaarab Shrine Center. Feb. 2 - 4.

  • Bring Mardi Gras to Atlanta with the Midtown Mardi Gras Block Party, which includes “New Orleans themed comp shots” plus food discounts at 15 bars and clubs, beginning at the Lava Lounge for age 21+. Feb. 3.

  • Raise a glass at the Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival and enjoy a wine tasting, craft beer, appetizers and live music at  Park Tavern. Feb. 3.

  • Prefer classical music to pigskins? Spend Super Bowl Sunday at the Bach Bowl, a performance of solo and chamber music by Johann Sebastian Bach at Emory University’s Schwartz Center. Feb. 4.

  • Ooh and ahh over the sights and sounds at Universoul Circus, which includes Caribbean dancers, Chinese acrobats, African clowns and exotic animals in a heated tent at Turner Field. Feb. 7 - March 11.

  • Sips Under the Sea invites adults to wander Georgia Aquarium enjoying live music, cocktails and appetizers. Feb. 9.

  • Watch three magicians perform with a combination of magic, mentalism and humor at Atlanta Magic Night at Red Light Cafe. Feb. 9.

  • Celebrate all things Japanese animation, manga and culture at Seishun Con, featuring celebrity guests, panels, vendors and workshops at Hilton Atlanta. Feb. 9 - 11.

  • The Mardi Gras Streetcar Adventure is a tour of 11 bars and restaurants on the streetcar route, including a travel pass, complimentary drinks and food specials. Feb. 10.

  • Spend a romantic evening at Valentines in the Garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden for an elegant evening of cocktails, dancing, dessert and live entertainment. Feb. 10.

  • Celebrate romance from bygone eras at the Love Stories of Oakland tour, which recounts the loves, lives and losses of those interred at Oakland Cemetery. Feb. 10 -11.

  • Step back in history with Oakland Cemetery’s African-American History Tour of important graves. Feb. 10 - 22.

  • Ring in Valentine’s Day with Opera & Opulence by Orchestra Noir, featuring a world-class pianist who accompanies opera singers performing arias in costume at The Wimbish House. Feb. 14.

  • Watch talented teams compete for a good cause at Cheersport, the ultimate performances in cheerleading competition. Feb. 16 - 18.

  • Oysters are on the menu with an Oysterfest at the Park Tavern (Feb. 17) and Steamhouse Lounge (Feb. 24 and 25). Expect music with oysters, fried shrimp and beverages for sale.

  • Relive the magic of the Broadway hit "Rent," a story of young New York artists living in the shadow of AIDS. Fox Theatre. Feb. 20 - 28.

  • See thousands of plants, small garden displays and prize winners at the Atlanta Botanical Garden Flower Show. The design theme is Georgia’s film industry. Feb. 23 - 25.

  • Shake it if you got it. TribalCon brings classes, parties, workshops, vendors and shows to Decatur. Feb. 23 - 25.

  • Join marching bands, entertainers and dignitaries at the Black History Month Parade, beginning at Hurt Park and ending at Centennial Olympic Park. Feb. 24.

  • Have you always wanted to run half-naked in public? Do so for a good cause with the Cupid’s Undie Run, which concludes with a party at Big Sky. Feb. 24.

  • Prepare for an adrenaline jolt as huge trucks with huge wheels bring huge noise and excitement to Mercedes-Benz Stadium at Monster Jam. Feb. 24 and 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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