11 Ways to Celebrate Valentines Day Around Atlanta in 2018

Valentine’s Day is exactly one month away, so don’t delay on getting a jump on making the holiday special! While you’ve made dinner reservations, why not bump it up a notch with some special holiday treats?

From cooking classes to ice skating – cocktails to Atlanta’s favorite attractions – we have you covered with our list of 11 Ways to Celebrate Valentines Day Around Atlanta in 2018.

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Mardi Gras Streetcar Adventure

Enjoy an afternoon of Mardi Gras-themed exploration and adventure around Atlanta at the Mardi Gras Streetcar Adventure!

When
February 10th, 2018
12:00 p.m.

The 3rd annual event will feature 11 participating local bars, restaurants, and attractions with plenty of fun along the way! Using the Atlanta Streetcar, guests will tour the Atlanta historical district of Edgewood Ave, Fairly Poplar District, and Centennial Olympic Park.

Complimentary New Orleans themed shots will be offered alongside live music, food and drink specials, beads, and deals at Game-X and the Sweet Auburn Curb Market. 

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Valentines in the Garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden

Love is in the air, and romance is blooming during a special evening at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens Valentines in the Garden!

When
Saturday | February 10th, 2018
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Where
Atlanta Botanical Gardens

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Sips Under the Sea at Georgia Aquarium

Atlanta’s most unique cocktail party is now the one of the city’s most exciting Valentine’s Day celebrations at Sips Under the Sea – Cupid’s Crush!

When
Friday | February 9th, 2018
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
VIP Entry 6:00 p.m.

Where
Georgia Aquarium
225 Baker Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

Check if you are on on Cupid’s list, and prepare to be love-struck! Among beautiful whale sharks and manta rays, guests will enjoy romantic tunes, sweet cocktails and delicious small plates. Experience one of Atlanta’s top destinations – after hours without the kids!

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Top 6 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

The New Year is here, and our resolutions are ready! Get the most out of the fresh start into 2018 with our Top 6 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday, January 4th – Sunday, January 7th, 2018.

From lacing up those ice skates to sightseeing Atlanta’s Christmas lights, there are plenty of ways to soak in the last of the holiday season! Explore the city’s favorite attractions while they’re dressed up for the holidays, recycle that old tree, and get jazzy at Atlanta’s favorite art museum.

Atlanta kicks off the new year unlike anywhere else, so come explore the city in a whole new way – and fall in love with all your favorite spots! With 6 unique and festive happenings through the long weekend, you’ll have no trouble keeping your resolutions.

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7 Ways to Commemorate MLK Day Around Atlanta

Martin Luther King Day is a day of remembrance, celebration, and commemoration.

We have you covered with all the happenings around Atlanta in honor of the national Martin Luther King Jr. holiday: January 15th, 2018.

  1. MLK Day 5K
    Not only does the race celebrate MLK Jr. Day, but Atlanta area schools, churches, community organizations and businesses are able to use the race as a fundraiser for their community-oriented initiatives. $5 of each registration from an approved organization will be returned to that organization for use in community efforts of its choice. Drummers every 50 meters will give the race a unique vibe that will transform the 3.1 miles into fast parade.  Just think…drummers will keep the beat as you streak through the Park! The 5K walk/run is a USATF certified 5K race course and a Peachtree Road Race Qualifier.

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Free Entrance Days in National Parks

With free admittance to all National Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the perfect time to celebrate all that America’s beautiful parks have to offer!

When
January 15th, 2018

All National Park Service entrance fees will be waived in honor of the holiday.

Be part of America’s largest celebration of national heritage! It’s about making great connections, exploring amazing places, discovering open spaces, enjoying affordable vacations, and enhancing America’s best idea—the national parks! It’s all happening in your national parks.

Fee-free days make national parks accessible to more people. What better way to commemorate the holiday than to get outdoors?

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Bring One for the Chipper

Now that Christmas is over and you start to take the decorations down, you may think to yourself,  “What am I going to do with this tree?”It’s time to Bring One for the Chipper!

When
January 6th, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Instead of placing the tree on the curb (which will eventually end up in a landfill), bring it to one of the several “Bring One for the Chipper” tree recycling events. This annual Georgia Christmas tree recycling program has recycled almost
5 million trees.

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First Fridays at High Museum of Art

Come out for an evening of art-making, music, and live performances during First Fridays at High Museum of Art! Enjoy celebrating the start of the new year with January’s First Friday at the High!

When
Friday | January 5th, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Where
High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309

Free with Museum Admission

The First Friday of January invites you to an event that is part-art party, part-happy hour, and all-memorable!

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Skate the Sky

Come enjoy ice skating unlike ever before on the Roof at Ponce City Market!

When
Through February 14th, 2018

Where
Skyline Park at Ponce City Market
675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

Whether you are planning some festive fun through the holidays or a romantic night on the town, Skate the Sky is on our Must-Do List this Winter!

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