Valentine’s Day is exactly one month away, so don’t delay on getting a jump on making the holiday special! You’ve made dinner reservations, why not bump it up a notch with some special holiday treats?
Whether you’re looking for a girls’ night out on the town or a unique way to surprise your Valentine, Atlanta has a lineup of events that are more special than ever for 2019.
From cooking classes to cocktails at Atlanta’s favorite attractions, we have you covered with our list of 10 Ways to Celebrate Valentines Day Around Atlanta in 2019.
- Valentines in the Garden
Thursday, February 14th | Atlanta Botanical Garden
The elegant evening will feature the exquisite Orchid Daze exhibit where you and your valentine can enjoy cocktails, desserts, and dancing. Enjoy live music as you stroll through the Gardens and tropical conservatories, sampling bites from Atlanta’s top chefs alongside handcrafted Valentines Day cocktails!
- Sips Under the Sea
Friday, February 15th | Georgia Aquarium
Celebrate Valentine’s Day into the weekend with a special edition of Sips Under the Sea: Eat, Drink & Be Mine! 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!
- Atlanta Balloon Glow
Thursday – Sunday, February 14th – 17th | Piedmont Park
Atlanta’s very first Balloon Glow features glowing hot air balloons each night, tethered balloon rides, activities for kids, and the city’s best retailers, vendors, and food! Looking to celebrate with your special Valentine? Couples Balloon Rides offer your very own hot air balloon for a few minutes of alone time with your sweetheart while taking in the Atlanta Skyline.
- Puppetry Party Series: Galentine’s Night
Saturday, February 16th | Center for Puppetry Arts
Who says Valentine’s Day is just for the couples? Ladies, grab your friends for a special girls’ night out! As part of the Puppet Party Series, guests will enjoy visiting theWorlds of Puppetry Museum in a relaxed, child-free environment. Each event features live music by local artists, beer and wine for purchase, light bites, and bar games.
- Love Stories of Oakland
Sunday, February 10th | Oakland Cemetery
Get an early start on Valentine’s Day! Recount the loves, lives, and losses of Atlantans of days past while enjoying tour stops through Oakland Cemetery’s Victorian Garden. The hour-long tour also examines the symbolism of love and devotion found on monuments, headstones, and mausoleums throughout the grounds.
- Cupid’s Undie Run
Saturday, February 16th | Big Sky Buckhead
The annual Cupid’s Undie Run puts the hilarity in charity! Join hundreds of half-naked runners taking to the streets in celebration of their fundraising to help end neurofibromatosis, a rare genetic disorder that can cause tumors to grow anywhere on or in the body. Run in whatever clothing you’d like and join the party!
- Emory Big Band Night
Saturday, February 9th | Emory
A perfect Saturday evening! From Ellington and Basie to the works of today’s stellar arrangers, the Emory Big Band showcases the best in jazz band repertoire.The ticketed concert is free to attend.
- Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors
Through February 17th | High Museum of Art
Enjoy a unique and cultured Valentine’s celebration at the exhibit’s final days in Atlanta! Touring North America for the first time in over twenty years, Yayoi Kusama presents her iconic Infinity Mirrors exhibit at the High Museum of Art! Six rooms will be presented alongside sculptures, paintings, works on paper, film excerpts, archival ephemera, and additional large-scale installations. A number of Kusama’s new works will also be on view.
- Couples Cooking Classes
Give the gift of love in the kitchen, and get hands-on this year with a couples cooking class! These fill up early so don’t wait. The Cooking School at Irwin Street has several classes all month long. The Cooks Warehouse locations around Atlanta offer sushi, pies, and romance-themed dinner classes throughout February! Mercato di Bellina at Ponce City Market even features a special I Love Vino for Lovebirds course alongside classes for couples and singles alike!
- Skyline Park at Ponce City Market
With breathtaking views and carnival amusement, SkyLine Park is bringing old-timey fun back to the city of Atlanta! Treat your Valentine to delicious food, refreshing libations, and fun for fall ages.