Sometimes, February can seem like a tough month — the sky is perpetually gray and summer seems ages away, not to mention the in-your-face nature of Valentine’s Day. But there is SO much going on in Atlanta this month, we pared down the events to the ones that stood out for fun and cultural appeal. So grab your friends, your family or your significant other, and brush off those winter blues with these great happenings.
February 2-4, 2018: Days of the Dead
If Valentine’s Day is truly a terrifying holiday to you, rejoice this February for Days of the Dead is here! Days of the Dead is a horror convention that scares up the best in fan favorites, happening this weekend at the Atlanta Sheraton. Ticket holders can attend panels, meet legendary genre actors like Malcolm McDowell, try “Scaryokee” and much more. General admission tickets start at $25 but there are weekend and VIP package deals — just don’t scream when prices go up at the door… mwah, mwah, mwah! daysofthedead.com
February 2-4, 2018: Antiques & Garden Show in Nashville
February 3, 2018: Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival
It’s baaaaaack! Back for its sixth rendition, the Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival welcomes wine enthusiasts, oenophiles and people who just love a good ol’ bottle of vino. The fun happens this Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at Park Tavern. Attendees can sample more than 50 varieties of wine and craft beers, as well as dance to DJs, play wine-themed trivia and eat some delish food. Plus, you get an Uncorked Atlanta tasting glass as a souvenir! Tickets are $42 online and $54 at the door, and are available for ages 21 and up. uncorkedatlanta.com
February 3, 2018: The Magic of Adam Trent
Make your February magical by attending Adam Trent’s amazing show at the Fox Theatre. Direct from Broadway, this show combines magic, comedy and music — making it a lovely entertainment option for the whole family. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are still available in a variety of price and seating options. foxtheatre.org
February 3, 2018: Midtown Mardi Gras Block Party
Mardi Gras lets you indulge in everything you’ve been missing from your New Year’s resolutions — and there’s no better way to celebrate than at the Midtown Mardi Gras Block Party! Ticket holders will get to celebrate at over 20 Midtown Entertainment District bars and restaurants, including Lava Lounge, The Nook, Einstein’s and more. Tickets purchased before February 1 are $19.99 and $24.50 after that date. atlantabartours.com
February 8, 10 & 11, 2018: Atlanta Ballet 2 Presents Beauty and the Beast
Fall in love with one of the most romantic stories, Beauty and the Beast. With the help of Atlanta Ballet 2, this one-hour ballet is perfect for children 12 years old and younger. This show provides the perfect introduction to the world of ballet. For as low as $9, gift the little ones with the seed to appreciate the ballet as they grow! The performance begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 8, followed by matinee performances at 2 p.m. on February 10 and 11 at Cobb Energy Centre. cobbenergycentre.com
February 10, 2018: Highball 2018
Drinking is fun but watching how these expert mixologists create such lovely concoctions is more fun. Get ready for Highball at the High Museum of Art! Sixteen bartending experts compete for bragging rights and you, the ticket holder, reap the rewards of their delicious, hard work. The liquid fun flows from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, February 10. Tickets are $100 for High members and $125 for general admission. To learn more, visit high.org.
February 10 & 11, 2018: Love Stories of Oakland
Get a look at true everlasting love by touring Oakland Cemetery’s most romantic residents. The hour-long tour explores the symbols of love found throughout the cemetery, as well as the stories sure to make your heart swell. Ticket holders will end their tour with a sweet, Valentine’s Day treat thanks to No Big Whoop! Bakery. oaklandcemetery.com
February 17, 2018: Oysterfest with Spiral Entertainment
Whether you like your oysters raw, steamed or fried, you will find your hankering and be filled with oyster love at this wildly popular Oysterfest! This event has sold out in past years, so purchase your tickets early and plan to stay and enjoy the day. The event is 21 and up with parking at Park Tavern and surrounding streets. Thousands will be attending so don’t miss the fun! parktavern.com
February 22-24, 2018: Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope in Concert
There’s surround sound and then there’s Surround Sound! Watch Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope in a whole new, out-of-this-world way with the help of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Get ready for a galactic ride for your eyes and ears as Atlanta’s talented musicians perform the film score to this cult classic live. Tickets are available online now. atlantasymphony.org
February 23-25, 2018: Atlanta Botanical Garden Flower Show
The 2018 Flower Show, Ingénue: A Toast to Georgia’s Film Industry, is a feast for the senses as attendees witness thousands of the most gorgeous botanical creations. The juried competition takes places indoors at the Atlanta Botanical Garden in various categories. ABG members pay $10 for admittance to the show (kids under 17 are free); and non-members pay $21.95 ($15.95 for ages 3-12), which comes with garden admission. atlantabg.org
February 24, 2018: Black History Month Parade
Noted as the largest celebration of African-American History Month in the country, the Black History Month Parade is an incredible celebration of Atlanta’s rich history. The parade begins at 1 p.m at Hurt Park and concludes at Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Baker Street. This is a great event that kids will love, featuring plenty of fun and music to keep the little ones entertained. blackhistorymonthparade.com
February 24 & 25, 2018: 31st Annual Steamhouse Lounge Oysterfest
If buckets of fresh oysters and bottles of beer are your thing, then this is your place! Fresh roasted oysters are in abundance with bottles of Budweiser beer and a lineup of local bands. This event raises money for The Giving Kitchen. Get more details, including this year’s new venue, by visiting the website. steamhouselounge.com.
February 25, 2018: Midtown Brunchfest
The only thing better than brunch is Brunchfest! Chow down, mimosa up and get ready for one of Atlanta’s favorite weekend events. Head to Park Tavern on Sunday, February 25 from noon to 6 p.m. and gorge on brunch staples by visiting the Krispy Kreme food station, tater tot food station, bagel food station …. mmm, can’t type about food anymore … This is a 21 and over event that costs $15 for general admission and $45 for VIP All Day Rose passes. Get more information on the website. parktavern/midtown-brunchfest
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