Events for Black History Month are in full swing, with so much to do in Atlanta.
If you’re stuck in a slump about what to do this weekend, then there are plenty of things to do to celebrate Black History Month. From touching tributes to John Lewis, to a drive in movie, get yourselves out there and soak in what Atlanta has to offer for BHM!
Here are 7 things to do this weekend for Black History Month:
1. John Lewis Planting
Where: Freedom Park
This weekend, volunteers will be planting over 300 trees in Freedom Park, to honor the late Congressman John Lewis. From Friday until Sunday, you can volunteer or watch a new memorial to an Atlantan icon begin its bloom. The forest, along with daffodils and shrubs will annually bloom just in time for Lewis’ birthday.
2. Smyrna Parks and Recreation Drive In Movie
Join the City of Smyrna on Saturday, February 20 for a free drive-in movie featuring “Harriet” as part of their Black History Month Celebration. Registration is required.
3. The Southern Museum of Civil War
Join the Southern Museum on Saturday, February 20, as they celebrate the contributions of African Americans throughout history. The event includes family-friendly interactive education tables, childrens story time, and more!
4. Marietta Museum of History
The Marietta Museum are holding a pop-in family day. You can explore the Museum every 3rd Saturday of the month with family fun activities.
5. Alpharetta Restaurant Week (or eat Black-owned)
Alpharetta Restaurant Week starts Sunday, Feb. 21 and continues through Saturday, Feb. 27. Participating restaurants throughout Alpharetta will offer discounts or specials just for the occasion. Support local, Black businesses by checking out our list of the best Black-owned restaurants in Atlanta.
6. John Lewis Mural
Where: 219 Auburn Ave
You can learn so much about Atlanta’s Black History through its incredible street art. The John Lewis mural has become Atlanta’s newest tourist attraction, dedicated to the late Congressman. This touching tribute is just a taste of the great street art on offer in Atlanta.
7. Self-Guided Tour
Where: All of Atlanta
With many walking tours of the ATL on offer, specifically focusing on Black History and the civil rights movement. We suggest checking out as many as you can. We have a self-guided tour that you can do all by yourself.