Welcome to Atlanta where the players play – well, the players from the Patriots and the Rams, anyway. We’re good sports and welcome those teams to play the Super Bowl in our city especially because it allows so many more people to get to know the town we all know and love. Here are a few hot things to do in February in Atlanta. 

  • The Atlanta Winter Beer Fest invites you to sample 150 beers, hear live music and play games at Atlantic Station. Feb. 2.
  • The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival shows films from around the world that explore themes of Jewish life, culture and history. Feb. 6 – 26. 
  • Take an African-American History Tour of important graves at Oakland Cemetery in celebration of Black History Month. Feb. 7 – 23. 
  • Seishun Con celebrates all things Japanese animation, manga and culture with celebrity guests, panels, vendors and workshops at Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Feb. 8 – 10. 
  • The Sweet Spot combines burlesque dance, body painting, spoken word, comedy, fashion and DJ music at 595 North Event Center. Feb. 9. 
  • The Midtown Mardi Gras Block Party celebrates Mardi Gras with food and drink discounts at 20 bars and clubs in Midtown. Feb. 9. 
  • Oysterfest features live music with oysters, fried shrimp and beverages for sale at the Park Tavern. Feb. 9. 
  • Love Stories of Oakland is a tour at Oakland Cemetery that recounts the loves, lives and losses of former Atlantans. Feb. 9 -10. 
  • The Emmy Award-winning Fab Four brings a touch of Beatlemania to Atlanta. Feb. 10. 
  • See Dancing with the Stars Live showcasing several ballroom and contemporary performances from ABC’s hit show. Feb. 11. 
  • Pop-Up Magazine is a live magazine, created for a stage, a screen and a live audience. The concept is a little different, and the vivid, never-before-told multimedia stories accompanied by illustration, animation, photography and an original score make it memorable. Feb. 12. 
  • The Valentine’s Day Celebration brings R&B and contemporary jazz to the Fox Theatre, hosted by MC Lightfoot and featuring Kenny Edmonds and Keith Sweat. Feb. 14. 
  • The Valentine’s Day Show at Dad’s Garage offers adult humor about the ups and downs of love based on audience suggestions. Feb. 14. 
  • The Black-Tie Valentine by Orchestra Noir features fine wine and champagne, a concert with string orchestra, opera and a solo violin, and a saxophone jazz quartet playing “the most romantic smooth R&B tunes ever composed” at The Wimbish House. Feb. 14. 
  • Valentines in the Garden lets romance bloom at the Atlanta Botanical Garden with an elegant evening of live entertainment, dancing, appetizers, dessert and cocktails. Feb 14. 
  • AnachroCon explores all things steampunk, science, history, music, classic sci-fi literature and amazing costumes. Feb. 15 –17. 
  • The Mardi Gras Streetcar Adventure is a tour of 35 bars and restaurants on the streetcar route, including a streetcar pass, free shots, and food and drink specials. Feb. 16. 
  • Cupid’s Undie Run invites you to run half-naked in public for a good cause, with a party at Big Sky at the end. Feb. 16. 
  • Marvel Universe Live delights fans with a live, action-packed, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. Feb. 17 – 18.
  • The Atlanta Ballet 2 presents Beauty and the Beast, an enchanting tale of adventure, unlikely friendships and the power of true love. Feb. 21 – 24. 
  • Watch the famous Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater perform at the Fox Theatre. Feb. 21 – 24. 
  • The Black History Month Parade brings marching bands, entertainers and dignitaries on a procession from Hurt Park to Centennial Olympic Park. Feb. 23. 
  • Monster Jam delivers an adrenaline jolt and excitement as huge trucks with huge wheels rock Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Feb. 23. 
  • Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption, set against the backdrop of 19th-century France. Feb. 26 – March 2.

Here are a few Atlanta attractions to explore while you’re in town for the Super Bowl:

  • Porsche Driving Experience, near the airport
  • Delta Flight Museum, near the airport
  • Atlanta BeltLine, Eastside and Westside
  • Shops Buckhead Atlanta, Buckhead
  • The King Center, Downtown
  • Fernbank Museum of Natural History, east of Midtown near Emory University
  •  Apex Museum, Downtown
  • Atlanta Botanical Garden, Midtown
  • Georgia Aquarium, Downtown
  • CNN Center, Downtown
  • World of Coca-Cola, Downtown
  • Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame, Downtown
  • National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Downtown
  • Atlanta History Center, Buckhead

Beth Clark is a writer and foodie who loves to roam around Atlanta, uncovering the city’s quirky, glam, upscale and down-home character. Curiosity is her compass, and you’ll find her writing on www.thecitydweller.me.

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