Atlanta events for February 2017. 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.

Distance is from the Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.

Jewish film festival

February 1 - 15, 2017 (begins Jan. 24)

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.


February 2 - 5, 2017

14 miles north

Game-o-Rama features board-game tournaments, panels on game design and player strategy, and a flea market of games at Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center.

Cocktails at the aquarium

February 3, 2017 (7 p.m., VIP 6 p.m.)

0.5 miles NW

Adults can wander Georgia Aquarium enjoying live music, cocktails, and appetizers at Sips Under the Sea. Visit the website to buy tickets and see the theme.

Horror convention

February 3 - 5, 2017

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 3 - 5, 2017

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.

Wine weekend

February 3 - 5, 2017

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.

Valentine’s glass blowing

February 3 - 26, 2017

7 miles east

Register for the $45 Heart Paperweight Class to learn about glass blowing safety and then make a heart-shaped glass paperweight with instructor guidance at Decatur Glassblowing for age 10+ with a parent.

Winter beer festival

February 4, 2017 (1 to 6 p.m.)

2.9 miles north

Sample 150 beers, hear live music, and play games at Atlanta Winter Beer Fest at Atlantic Station.

Wine gala

February 4, 2017 (doors open 7 p.m.)

21 miles north

Enjoy beautiful art, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, and fine wine from Napa Valley at the Paint the Town charity event and auction at Vinings Gallery on Canton Street in Roswell.

Classical music

February 5, 2017 (4 p.m.)

5 miles NE

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

Antiques show

February 9 - 11, 2017 (preview Feb. 8)

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 Feb. 12, 2017.

Black history tour

February 9 - 28, 2017 (begins Jan. 16)

2 miles SE

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

Underground art show

February 10, 2017 (8 p.m.)

0.9 miles south

Pancakes & Booze Art Show is a traveling exhibition of 75 artists, with pancakes, live music, body painting, and multimedia displays at GA Freight Depot for age 21+. Pay $5 cash at the door or buy a VIP pass online.

Anime convention

February 10 - 12, 2017

14.2 miles north

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

Home show

February 10 - 12, 2017

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.

Valentine’s Day getaway

February 10-11 or 14 or 17-18, 2017

44 miles NE

Valentine’s Sweetheart Getaway includes a romantic dinner for two and breakfast the next morning at Lanier Islands resort.

Oyster festival

February 11, 2017 (1 p.m.)

2.5 miles NE

Oysterfest has live music with oysters, fried shrimp, and beverages for sale at the Park Tavern.

Valentine’s Day garden party

February 11, 2017 (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 11, 2017 (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 11, 2017 (12 to 4 p.m.)

7 miles north

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

Spanish Valentine’s Day

February 11, 2017 (8 to 10:30 p.m.)

34.3 miles NE

Sangria, Tapas & Flamenco (en español) has red-hot flamenco dancing plus Spanish food and drinks for sale at Stars and Strikes in Dacula.

Valentine’s Day cemetery tour

February 11 - 12, 2017

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 improv

February 11 & 14, 2017

1.5 miles SE

Dad’s Garage offers adult humor about the ups and downs of love based on audience suggestions at 569 Ezzard Street.

Reggae music

February 12, 2017 (6 p.m.)

0.8 miles SW

Bob Marley Tribute & Birthday Celebration features live reggae music plus six DJs juggling tunes on the dance floor at WildPitch Music Hall.

Valentine’s Day dinner

February 14, 2017

Atlanta area

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

Valentine’s Day burlesque

February 14, 2017 (9 p.m.)

3 miles NE

Tease Tuesday Burlesque is a sultry striptease variety show with 10 acts by Syrens of the South at the Red Light Cafe for age 21+.

Valentine’s Day burlesque

February 14, 2017 (7:30 p.m.)

3.1 miles NE

Vintage Romance is a burlesque revue show by Moonlit Moxie at The Warren City Club. Optional food for sale.

Support women

February 14, 2017 (4:45 p.m.)

6.8 miles east

One Billion Rising Revolution includes a flash-mob dance to protest violence against women.

Italian superstar

February 14, 2017 (8 p.m.)

27 miles NE

Tenor Andrea Bocelli sings songs from his latest album plus arias, love songs, and crossover hits on Valentine’s Day at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth.

Fantasy party

February 17, 2017 (9 p.m.)

2 miles NE

Dante’s Labyrinth is a winter masquerade costume party for fairies, gnomes, trolls, maidens, and devils age 18+ at The Masquerade.

Mardi Gras Ball

February 18, 2017 (7 p.m.)

1.7 miles south

Atlanta Mardi Gras Ball is a dance party with Carl Thomas, DJ music, a brass band, an optional cajun food tasting, and a bar in a large heated tent at Turner Field. You are allowed to bring food. Video.

Free park day

February 20, 2017

19 miles north

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


February 23 - 25, 2017

108 miles south

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

Motorcycle racing

February 24, 2017 (8 p.m.)

0.7 miles west

Watch racers compete at Arenacross on a four-lane track of Georgia red clay in the Georgia Dome

Blues, beer & BBQ

February 24, 2017 (6:30 p.m.)

3.5 miles NW

A ticket to Winter Blues gets you live blues music, tastes from the barbecue contest, and beer at Monday Night Brewing to support charity.

Dance of Brazil

February 24 - 25, 2017 (8 p.m.)

0.2 miles south

A high-energy show by Bale Folclorico da Bahia [sound] mixes African dance, capoeira (martial arts), samba, and elements of Brazil’s famed carnival at Rialto Center for the Arts.

Children’s choir

February 24 - 25, 2017

8 miles north

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

Science-fiction convention

February 24 - 26, 2017

9 miles NE

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

Bar tour

February 25, 2017 (12 to 6 p.m.)

1 mile west

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.

Black history parade

February 25, 2017 (1 p.m.)

1 mile SE

Black History Month Parade [website has 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 25, 2017 (opening ceremony 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.

Belgian beer & food

February 25, 2017 (7 p.m., VIP 5:30)

2.9 miles NW

Sample Belgian beers with small plates from Atlanta restaurants at Nuit Belge at The Foundry at Puritan Mill for age 21+.

Polar Plunge

February 25, 2017 (1 p.m.)

32.6 miles NW

Watch pledges run into the frigid lake for charity at the Polar Plunge at Acworth Beach. It begins with live music, food, and fire pits at 11 a.m.

Oyster festival

February 25 - 26, 2017

1.7 miles north

Oysterfest has live music with oysters and beverages for sale at Steamhouse Lounge for age 21+.

Apollo Nights

February 26, 2017 (4 p.m.)

11.2 miles south

Celebrate Black History Month watching Ballethnic Dance Company dance to tunes by Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, and other legends of jazz and swing at Georgia International Convention Center.

Italian opera

February 26, 2017 (3 p.m.)

13 miles east

Tosca is a passionate story about a fiery diva and a rebel artist, with a rousing score and beautiful arias sung in English in Clarkston.

Mardi Gras in Alpharetta

February 28, 2017 (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.
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