Atlanta events for February 2018. Best festivals, fun things to do, Valentine's Day shows & events, weekend fairs, free kids' activities in Atlanta, Georgia.

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February 2018
February 2018

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.


February 1 - 4, 2018

27 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 Alpharetta.

Jewish film festival

February 1 - 15, 2018 (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.

Horror convention

February 2 - 4, 2018

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 2 - 4, 2018

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 2 - 4, 2018

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.

Mardi gras bar crawl

February 3, 2018 (1 p.m.)

3 miles NE

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

Classical music

February 4, 2018

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.

Home show

February 9 - 11, 2018

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.

Bar tour

February 10, 2018 (noon)

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.

Valentine’s Day garden party

February 10, 2018

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 dinner

February 14, 2018

Atlanta area

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

Support women

February 14, 2018

6.8 miles east

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

Science-fiction convention

February 16 - 18, 2018

12.7 miles north

AnachroCon is about Steampunk, science, history, music, classic sci-fi literature, and amazing costumes at Wyndham Atlanta Galleria.

Belly dance festival

February 23 - 25, 2018

9.8 miles NE

TribalCon offers Friday and Saturday evening shows, after parties, vendors, and workshops at Atlanta Marriott Century Center.

Black history parade

February 24, 2018

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.

Children’s choir

February 24, 2018

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.

Polar Plunge

February 24, 2018

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.

Motorcycle racing

February 2018 (undated)

0.7 miles west

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

Underground art show

February 2018 (undated)

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.

Motocross racing

February 2018 (undated)

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.

Oyster festival

February 2018 (undated)

2.5 miles NE

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

Belgian beer & food

February 2018 (undated)

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+.

Big Band Night

February 2018 (undated)

5 miles NE

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

Anime convention

February 2018 (undated)

14.2 miles north

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

Free park day

February 2018 (undated)

19 miles north

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

Wine gala

February 2018 (undated)

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.

Mardi Gras in Alpharetta

February 2018 (undated)

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.


February 2018 (undated)

108 miles south

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

Black history tour

February 2018 (undated)

2 miles SE

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

Valentine’s Day improv

February 2018 (undated)

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.

Valentine’s Day cemetery tour

February 2018 (undated)

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 burlesque

February 2018 (undated)

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 2018 (undated)

3.1 miles NE

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

Run in your underwear

February 2018 (undated)

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 glass blowing

February 2018 (undated)

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.

Valentine’s Day getaway

February 2018 (undated)

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 2018 (undated)

1.7 miles north

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

Fantasy party

February 2018 (undated)

2 miles NE

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