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.

Mileage is from the Westin Peachtree Plaza in downtown Atlanta, Georgia.

Antiques show

February 1 - 7, 2016 (begins Jan. 31)

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 7.

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.

Mardi gras bar crawl

February 5, 2016

3 miles NE

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

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.

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

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+.

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.

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 the Atlanta Symphony Hall.

Valentine’s Day improv

Feb. 13, 2016 (8 & 10:30 p.m.)

2.4 miles NE

The Valentine’s Day Improv Show offers adult humor about the ups and downs of love based on audience suggestions at 1105 Euclid Ave. NE.

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.

Free park day

February 13 - 15, 2016

19 miles north

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

Support women

February 14, 2016

Location uncertain

One Billion Rising Revolution is an afternoon speech, march, and flash-mob dance to protest violence against women.

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 (3 p.m.)

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.


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.

Children’s choir

February 19 - 20, 2016

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.

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.

Polar Plunge

February 20, 2016

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 20 - 21, 2016

2.5 miles NE

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

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 mile SE

Black History Month Parade [sound] 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

1 mile SW

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

Black history tour

February 2016 (undated)

2 miles SE

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

Tasting at art gallery

February 2016 (undated)

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.

Scavenger hunt

February 2016 (undated)

6.6 miles east

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

Valentine’s Day cemetery tour

February 2016 (undated)

2 miles SE

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

Valentine’s Day garden party

February 2016 (undated)

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 romantic music

February 2016 (undated)

23 miles north

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