Not only does February mark the return of Black History Month, it’s also time to swoon your significant other on Valentine’s Day! February is a month of love, hope and history, with so many things going on in and the ATL. The overwhelming list of possibilities made us want to break down some of the top things to do this month. So here’s fifty fabulous things to do in Atlanta throughout the last full-final month of winter.
1. It’s your final chance to check out Stranger Things: The Experience
February is your last chance to experience the epic Stranger Things immersive experience that’s transformed Pullman Yards into Hawkins, Indiana. Channel your favorite characters, escape the Upside Down, plus so much more, before this awesome adventure concludes on February 12. Don’t miss out y’all!
Info & Tickets: Don’t miss out on Stranger Things: The Experience at Atlanta’s historic Pullman Yards
2. Celebrate and honor Black History Month
There are so many ways to honor and celebrate Black History Month in Atlanta. From unmissable exhibitions to incredible Black-owned restaurants in the ATL, don’t miss out this February. Keep scrolling for more Black History Month ideas, or click here for the full round-up.
3. Plan the perfect Valentine’s Day date
Love is definitely in the air-TL, with so much going on to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Don’t worry if you’re struggling to come up with the perfect date, we’ve got you covered! From a love-themed pop-up bar to the best dining reservations in Atlanta, click here to check out our full Valentine’s Day round-up.
4-7. Experience the intimate Candlelight Concert series in Atlanta
The Candlelight Concert series has taken over several Atlantan venues, and transformed them into enchanting oases to experience your favorite music tracks like never before, completely bathed in magical Candlelight. There’s a couple of events honoring Black History Month, as well as night’s dedicated to the most romantic love songs for Valentine’s Day. Check out this month’s below, or the full line-up, here.
- Candlelight: Tribute to Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and more!
- Candlelight: Celebrating Black America – Jazz, Soul, & Blues
- Candlelight: Neo-Soul Favorites
- Candlelight: A Tribute to Beyoncé
8. Walk directly into Impressionist masterpieces at Claude Monet: The Immersive Experience
Another perfect Valentine’s Day date, Claude Monet: The Immersive Experience is a spectacular exhibition boasting state-of-the-art technology, guaranteed to completely guide you through the wonderous world of Monet, one of the iconic founding fathers of the Impressionist painting movement. There’s even a Valentine’s Day special with live-music!
Info & tickets: Step directly into Claude Monet’s stunning paintings at this immersive exhibition
9. Explore an enchanted forest at the Chattahoochee Nature Center
It’s your last chance to check out the Enchanted Woodland Trail at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Explore the magical woods and witness the adorable homes of fairies and gnomes. Click here for more information.
10. Visit Honor John Lewis at Freedom Park’s Flowering Forest
This month, The Flowering Forest will bloom to honor John Lewis. A field of daffodils will now flower every year around the anniversary of the late Congressman’s birthday. Once fully complete, there will be three hundred trees, and dozens of vibrant shrubs, and a colorful forest dedicated to the ATL hero. Click here for more information.
11-15. Eat out at Black-owned restaurants this Black History Month, and beyond!
There is no better time to support Black-owned businesses than Black History Month. Find your new favorite eatery to support this month, and beyond. Check out our round-up of incredible Black-owned restaurants, here.
- Busy Bee Café, Atlanta University Center
- Slutty Vegan, Several locations
- Anna’s BBQ, Kirkwood
- Atlanta Breakfast Club, Downtown Atlanta
15. Pay a visit to Atlanta’s adored Trap Music Museum
Learn about the art behind the music at the Trap Music Museum. Created by superstar rapper T.I., this immersive museum became the first hip-hop museum ever to celebrate the reality of southern-based trap music. It pays homage to other rap legends like 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, Nicki Minaj and more! It’s an excellent contemporary alternative to the fantastic things to do to celebrate Black History Month.
16. Strike back at this epic fan-made Star Wars exhibition
If you’re a fan of the legendary Star Wars multiverse, then you’re going to want to check out this immersive fan-made exhibition that’s currently on display in Atlanta. featuring more than 600 official items from the Star Wars Universe collected by fans and displayed for fans, click here to get your tickets & may the force be with you!
17-21. Make a reservation at one of Atlanta’s most romantic restaurants
It’s time to get those reservations, and start booking the perfect Valentine’s Day. Luckily, there are so many options in Atlanta. From a floral paradise with show-stopping cocktails at The Garden Room, to the the crème de la crème of ATL’s culinary scene. Check out our round-up of the most romantic restaurants in and around the city, or pick one of our favorites below.
- The Garden Room – Buckhead
- Canoe – Buckhead, on the Chattahoochee River
- Atrium – Ponce City Market
- Boccalupa – Inman Park
- The Optimist, Midtown Atlanta
22. Check out the anticipated reopening of The Livingston Bar
After over three years closed, The Livingston Bar is officially reopening this month. The all-new menu at one of ATL’s swankiest hotel bars is curated by executive Chef Steven Meese. Guests will enjoy a new world of contemporary fare, all while enjoying those iconic interiors, and explore this Midtown gem. Click here to read more about this exciting reopening.
23. Take on this tasty foodie adventure around Atlanta
Enjoy a lovely picnic spread with this epic date & foodie package experience in Atlanta. Take part in games and conversation starters, and do the recommending walking routes provided. Check out the links below for more information.
Enjoy the ultimate Winter Warmer picnic! Get your tickets here!
24-27. Check out these unique eats/bars in and around the ATL
There are some truly unique and fun dining experiences in the ATL. From epic bar arcades to robot waiters, there’s something for everyone. Check out this month’s recommendations below or you can read the full round-up, here.
- The Painted Duck, Home Park
- Dinner Detective, Sandy Springs
- Puttshack, Home Park
- Silverspot Cinema, The Battery
28. Don’t miss the unmissable offerings from Roswell’s annual Black arts & culture festival
Roswell Roots is a community-wide, month-long festival that honors our diverse community and celebrates Black History Month. Roswell Roots aims to educate, impact, and promote cultural awareness, with some unmissable events throughout this inspiring festival.
More info: Click here for everything you need to know about Roswell Roots!
29. Visit Grant Park to go absolutely wild at Zoo Atlanta
With over 1,000 animals from an unbeatable variety of habitats from across the globe, Zoo Atlanta is one of the many adored things to do in Atlanta’s historic Grant Park neighborhood. Come face-to-face with fascinating wildlife and learn about their life in the wild, from lions and zebras, to the panda bears and flamingos. Click here to get your tickets.
30. Fall in love at this Valentine’s Day pop-up bar in Buckhead
If you’re looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day date, or a special treat for Galentine’s Day, then look no further! The Blind Pig Parlour are continuing their epic pop-up legacy, with another taking over the Buckhead speakeasy, entirely dedicated to love! Click here for more information.
31-34. Support Black-owned businesses across Atlanta
We’ve touched on Black-owned restaurants, but there are so many more incredible businesses you can support this Black History Month, and throughout the year. Click here for a full round-up of Black-owned businesses, or check out some recommendations below.
- The Sistah Shop, Atlantic Station
- The Wellness Spot, College Park
- Nourish + Bloom, Trilith
- The Village Retail Market, Ponce City Market
35-37. Take a hike at one of these winter hiking hotspots!
We recently rounded up our favorite winter hikes. With spring just around the corner in March, make sure you explore as many Georgia gems as possibe. Check out our round-up and dust off those hiking boots! Here’s a few of our favorites:
- Cloudland Canyon, Rising Fawn, NW Georgia
- Westside Reservoir Park, Westside ATL
- Sweetwater Creek, Lithia Springs
- Appalachian Trail, Springer Mountain Georgia
38. Explore an awesome selection of Black-owned businesses at Black Wall Street Market
Stonecrest is home to one of the best destination for family fun, entertainment, retail, and dining. The New Black Wall Street Market has a mission to increase the size and number of minority and women-owned businesses throughout the United States, and across the globe. This area has a rich Black history, which is still still celebrated today. Click here for more information on Black Wall Street Market.
39-42. Soak up Atlanta’s top-notch arts & culture scene at these exhibitions!
There’s always an unbeatable selection of art exhibitions on display in the ATL. Here’s what we recommend checking out this February.
- New Worlds, Atlanta Contemporary
- Deana Lawson, High Museum of Art
- Inspired, Roswell City Hall
- Monir Farmanfarmaian: A Mirror Garden, High Museum of Art
44. Impress your S.O. at Georgia Aquarium’s Valentine’s Day extravaganza
Georgia Aquarium are hosting an epic Valentine’s Day cocktail party. Enjoy drinks and dance the night away among stellar exhibitions at one of the largest aquariums in the world. There’s even the chance to stay the night for an unforgettable sleepover. Click here for more information.
45-47. Take on an ATL workshop with your boo, or for the perfect Galentine’s Day
From an awesome street art workshop to cooking, what better way to impress your boo this Valentine’s Day than with an incredible class where you create something together? Check out some suggestions below or click here for more.
48-50. Secret Atlanta’s Natural Wonders of Georgia
We’ve curated our own list of Georgia’s Natural Wonders. Although the Peach State has an official list, we thought we’d update it with some of our favorite natural gems in Georgia. See some of our recommendations below or check out our full round-up.
- Providence Canyon, Stewart County
- Amicalola Falls, Dawsonville
- Tallulah Gorge, Rabun/Habersham
Featured Image: Ponce City Market