Atlanta events for February 2015. Best festivals, fun things to do, Valentine's Day shows & events, weekend fairs, free kids' activities in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Enjoy the best Atlanta events, festivals, and things to do in February 2015 with this calendar of events.

Events are listed by starting date, and all dates are confirmed. Mileage is from the Westin Peachtree Plaza in downtown Atlanta, Georgia.

Classical music

February 1, 2015

5 miles NE

The Bach Bowl is a performance of solo and chamber music by Johann Sebastian Bach on Super Bowl Sunday in Schwartz Center at Emory University. Free.

Wine weekend

February 1, 2015 (begins Jan. 30)

72 miles NE

Athens Wine Weekend includes a chef reception Friday evening; seminars, a grand tasting, and a gourmet dinner Saturday; and a brunch Sunday at The Classic Center in Athens.

Jewish film festival

February 1 - 19, 2015 (begins Jan. 28)

Atlanta locations

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival shows films from around the world that explore themes of Jewish life, culture, and history. Vote for your favorites and mingle with guest filmmakers, actors, authors, and academics.

Antiques show

February 5 - 7, 2015

7 miles north

Shop from dozens of dealers of period furniture, jewelry, art, and accessories at Cathedral Antiques Show at the Cathedral of Saint Philip. The Tour of Homes is Sunday, February 8.

Horror convention

February 6 - 8, 2015

0.5 miles east

Days of the Dead includes films, a monster ball, panels, celebrity signings, contests, and after parties, at Sheraton Atlanta.

Juggling festival

February 6 - 8, 2015

2 miles NE

Groundhog Day Jugglers Festival features jugglers, juggling lessons, competitions, unicyclists, hoopers, kendama, live music and family fun at Yaarab Shrine Center. Free.

Home show

February 6 - 8, 2015

27 miles NE

More than 150 companies display the latest home improvement products and services at the North Atlanta Home Show at Gwinnett Center in Duluth. Repeats in Oct.

Mardi gras bar crawl

February 13, 2015

3 miles NE

Beads & Booze includes beads, food & drink specials, and a drink at multiple bars within walking distance in Virginia Highlands.

Valentine’s Day concert

February 13 - 14, 2015

2 miles north

Enjoy romantic songs to celebrate Valentine’s Day at From the Heart in the Atlanta Symphony Hall.

Valentine’s Day dinner

February 14, 2015

Atlanta area

OpenTable lists restaurants in greater Atlanta that offer special menus for Valentine’s Day.

Support women

February 14, 2015

multiple locations

One Billion Rising is an afternoon speech, march, and flash-mob dance to protest violence against women at City Hall Atrium, plus an 8 p.m. Revolution of Love concert at Synchronicity Theatre. Bring photo ID.

Valentine’s Day concert

February 14, 2015

2 miles north

My Family Valentine is classical music based on the greatest love stories (Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet, and Sleeping Beauty) at Atlanta Symphony Hall.
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Valentine’s Day garden party

February 14, 2015

2.5 miles NE

Let romance bloom with an elegant evening of cocktails, dancing, dessert, and live entertainment at Valentines in the Garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Valentine’s Day improv

February 14, 2015

2.5 miles east

The Valentine’s Day Improv Show offers adult humor about the ups and downs of love based on audience suggestions at 7 Stages.

Big Band Night

February 14, 2015

5 miles NE

Big Band Night in the Schwartz Center at Emory University is free and does not require a ticket.

Run in your underwear

February 14, 2015

7 miles north

Cupid’s Undie Run includes a half-naked run through the streets and a party at Big Sky for charity.

Valentine’s Day romantic music

February 14, 2015

23 miles north

The Ludwig Symphony Orchestra performs A Romantic Valentine’s Day Concert with guest violinist and singer at Roswell Cultural Arts Center.

Valentine’s Day cemetery tour

Feb. 14 - 15, 2015

2 miles SE

Love Stories of Oakland recounts the loves, lives and losses of former Atlantans at Oakland Cemetery.

Free park day

February 14 - 16, 2015

19 miles north

Entry is free at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area during Free Entrance Days in the National Parks.

New music festival

February 17 - 19, 2015

24 miles NW

Kennesaw State Festival of New Music performances include jazz and choral ensembles the first evening, and then a symphony orchestra and wind ensemble the second evening in Kennesaw.

Rodeo

February 19 - 21, 2015

108 miles south

Watch cowboys and cowgirls compete in riding, roping, racing, steer wrestling, and bull fighting at Georgia National Rodeo in Perry.

Children’s choir

February 20 - 21, 2015

8 miles north

Georgia Boy Choir Festival welcomes new boys and includes a Grand Finale Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church on Peachtree Road. Free.

Polar Plunge

February 21, 2015

43 miles NE

Watch pledges run into the frigid lake for charity at the Polar Plunge at Lake Lanier Islands Resort. It begins with live music, food, and firepits at 11 a.m.

Camellia show

February 21 - 22, 2015

2.5 miles NE

See colorful award-winning flowers at the North Georgia Camellia Show at Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Taste Athens

February 22, 2015

72 miles NE

Sample food from 20 local restaurants, with wine pairings, local beer, and live music at A Taste of Athens in the Atrium at The Classic Center.

Black history tour

February 24, 2015

2 miles SE

The city of Atlanta leads an African-American History tour of important graves at Oakland Cemetery. Free.

Diverse circus

February 26 - March 1, 2015

1.7 miles south

UniverSoul Circus includes Caribbean dancers, Chinese acrobats, African clowns, and exotic animals in a heated tent at Turner Field.

Belly dance festival

February 26 - March 1, 2015

17 miles north

TribalCon offers Friday and Saturday shows with an optional buffet, after parites, vendors and workshops at Holiday Inn, 4386 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd.

Classic circus

February 26 - March 1, 2015

27 miles NE

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Legends has awe-inspiring acrobats, magnificent animals, amazing jugglers, motorcycles, music, and dance acts at Gwinnett Center in Duluth. Video.

Tasting at art gallery

February 27, 2015

2.5 miles NW

Uncorked Atlanta includes wine tasting, craft beer, spirits, snacks, and live music at Westside Cultural Arts Center, followed by DJ music until 11 p.m.

Science-fiction convention

February 27 - March 1, 2015

9 miles NE

AnachroCon is about Steampunk, science, history, music, classic sci-fi literature, and amazing costumes at Atlanta Marriott Century Center.

Puppet show

February 27 - March 15, 2015

2.5 miles north

See a rainforest with 30 exotic plant-and-animal puppets in the one-hour Rainforest Adventures at Center for Puppetry Arts.

Black history parade

February 28, 2015

1 mile NW

Black History Month Parade [sound] begins in Sweet Auburn and features marching bands, entertainers, and dignitaries. Free.

Motocross racing

February 28, 2015

1 mile SW

Watch off-road motorcycles race on dirt tracks with steep jumps, tight corners, and obstacles at AMA Supercross, Georgia Dome.

Beer, bourbon, barbecue

February 28, 2015

3 miles north

Sip dozens of beer samples, taste bourbon, hear music, and eat barbecue at the Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival at Atlantic Station.

Scavenger hunt

February 28, 2015

6.6 miles east

Great City Race has teams of two run around solving clues to win prizes, followed by a party in Decatur.
Next month:March 2015

February 2015 calendar of events in Atlanta, GA. Best events, fairs, festivals, and things to do in Atlanta, Georgia.     steve.fox@events12.com