Atlanta events for February 2016. 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 with this calendar of events.

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Jewish film festival

February 1 - 17, 2016 (begins Jan. 26)

Atlanta locations

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival shows films from around the world that explore themes of Jewish life, culture, and history. Vote for your favorites and see guest filmmakers, actors, authors, and academics. Films that sell out may be repeated on the last day.

Antiques show

February 4 - 6, 2016

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 preview party is Feb. 3, and the tour of homes is Feb. 7.

Horror convention

February 5 - 7, 2016

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 5 - 7, 2016

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 except Sat. night cabaret.

Anime convention

February 5 - 7, 2016

14.2 miles north

Seishun Con celebrates Japanese animation, manga, and culture with celebrity guests, panels, vendors, and workshops at Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center.

Wine weekend

February 5 - 7, 2016

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.

Underground art show

February 6, 2016 (8 p.m.)

0.9 miles south

Pancakes & Booze Art Show is a traveling exhibition of 50 artists, pancakes, live music, body painting, and multimedia displays at GA Freight Depot for age 21+.

Bar tour

February 6, 2016 (1 to 5 p.m.)

1 mile west

Mardi Gras Streetcar Adventure is a tour of nine bars & restaurants on the streetcar route, including a travel pass, complimentary drinks, and food specials.

Black history tour

February 6, 11, 23, 2016

2 miles SE

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

Classical music

February 7, 2016 (4 p.m.)

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.

Mardi Gras in Alpharetta

February 9, 2016 (5 to 9 p.m.)

25.1 miles north

Mardi Gras Pub Crawl turns Avalon Boulevard into a suburban version of Bourbon Street with live music and New-Orleans-style food and drink for sale. Free.

Valentine’s burlesque

February 12, 2016 (8 p.m.)

2.5 miles east

Vixen’s Valentease Vaudeville and Variety Show is a Syrens of the South Production at the 7 Stages.

Valentine’s Day concert

February 12 - 14, 2016

2 miles north

Enjoy love songs and duets to celebrate Valentine’s Day at A Valentine’s Romance in Atlanta Symphony Hall.

Valentine’s Day getaway

February 12 - 14, 2016

44 miles NE

The various Lanier Islands Package Deals may include a room, dinner, champagne, breakfast, mini massages, and a kids’ party.

Valentine’s Day improv

February 13, 2016

1.5 miles SE

The Valentine’s Day Improv Show by Dad’s Garage offers adult humor about the ups and downs of love based on audience suggestions at 569 Ezzard Street. Similar show at 10:30 p.m.

Valentine’s Day cemetery tour

February 13 - 14, 2016

2 miles SE

The one-hour Love Stories of Oakland tour recounts the loves, lives, and losses of former Atlantans at Oakland Cemetery.

Valentine’s Day garden party

February 13, 2016 (7 to 11 p.m.)

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.

Big Band Night

February 13, 2016 (8 p.m.)

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 13, 2016 (noon)

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 dinner

February 14, 2016

Atlanta area

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

Valentine’s Day family concert

February 14, 2016

2 miles north

Be Mine – A Free Valentine’s Day Concert is classical music based on great romances (Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Carmen, and La Bohème) at Atlanta Symphony Hall. Free.

Valentine’s Day burlesque

February 14, 2016 (6:30 & 9:30 p.m.)

3.1 miles NE

Vintage Romance is a show by Minette Magnifque and an optional dinner at The Warren City Club.

Valentine’s Day comedy dinner

February 14, 2016 (7:30 p.m.)

18.6 miles NE

Lover’s Night & Comedy combines a comedy show with a dinner of steak and lobster, salad, and dessert at Atlanta Comedy Theater in Norcross.

Valentine’s cabaret

February 15, 2016 (8 p.m.)

7.6 miles NE

Songs From the Heart is a cabaret show featuring multiple performers at OnStage Atlanta in Decatur.


February 18 - 20, 2016

108 miles south

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

Belly dance festival

February 18 - 21, 2016

17 miles north

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

Home show

February 19 - 21, 2016

27 miles NE

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

Children’s choir

February 20, 2016 (7 p.m.)

8 miles north

The highlight of the Georgia Boy Choir Festival is a Grand Finale Concert at United Methodist Church on Peachtree Road.

Classical music

February 20, 2016 (8 p.m.)

20.8 miles NW

Deuces Wild features the Georgia Symphony Orchestra performing works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Marquez in Marietta.

Polar Plunge

February 20, 2016 (1:30 p.m.)

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.

Free day at Callaway Gardens

February 21, 2016

81.9 miles SE

Explore 2500 acres of gardens & forest on Founders’ Day at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain. It repeats every year on Feb. 21 and Nov. 6. Free.

Science-fiction convention

February 26 - 28, 2016

9 miles NE

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

Black history parade

February 27, 2016 (1 p.m.)

1 mile SE

Black History Month Parade features marching bands, entertainers, and dignitaries. It begins at the King Center park and ends with a ceremony in Woodruff Park. Free.

Motocross racing

February 27, 2016 (6:30 p.m.)

1 mile SW

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


February 27 - 28, 2016

1.7 miles north

Oysterfest has live music with oysters and beverages for sale at Steamhouse Lounge for age 21+. (Similar event at Park Tavern is March 26.)
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