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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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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Winship Fashion a Cure

Friends of Winship, a volunteer advocacy group, is proud to present this year’s return of the Fashion a Cure fashion show!

When
Monday | January 29th, 2018

Where
St. Regis Atlanta
88 West Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

Fashion a Cure is modeled around collective compassion and support, and attendees have all been touched by cancer in some way. Cancer survivors and those affected by cancer alike will model fashions donated by local boutiques. The luncheon will also feature a silent auction, as well as a raffle of items from participating donors and boutiques.

This year’s Co-Chairs are Dell Rearden and Julie Levine.

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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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Callanwolde Arts Festival

The 5th annual Callanwolde Arts Festival is bringing art to one of the most distinctive historic estates in the South!

When
JANUARY 20TH – 21ST, 2018
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday Preview Party 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Where
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
980 Briarcliff Road
Atlanta, GA 30306

General Admission $5 at the Door

The two-day indoor event is a festival for Artists by Artists, making it a premier partnership of art in the area. Approximately 86 of the finest local and regional artists will feature their work across sculpture, painting, photography, metalwork, glass blowing, jewelry, and more!

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Hope and Will Ball | Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the Hope and Will Ball is a black tie gala you won’t want to miss!

When
Saturday | January 27th, 2018
6:00 p.m. – Midnight

WHERE
St. Regis Atlanta
88 West Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

The 15th annual gala is one of the largest fundraisers for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, raising funds for equipment used to treat critically ill and injured children, injury prevention education, social work and school programs, and clinical research.

Over 600 patrons will enjoy a cocktail reception, live and silent auctions, dancing, dinner, and special guest speakers. Guests of the Hope and Will Ball bring hope to thousands of children and their families by helping Children’s Healthcare to make kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

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Cathedral Antiques Show and Tour of Homes

The Cathedral Antiques Show returns for 2018 with plenty of new features and new faces. The annual festival of art, antiques, floral motif, and interior design will feature an extraordinary lineup of special events you won’t want to miss!

When
January 24th – 27th, 2018

Where
Cathedral of St. Philip
2744 Peachtree Road NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30305

This year’s Show presents new dealers and welcomes back old favorites,  complimenting a spectacular lineup of speakers, the beloved Flower Festival, and outstanding Tour of Homes.

All net proceeds benefit A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab, an Atlanta-area nonprofit nursing home provider of senior rehab services and long-term care.

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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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