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?
From cooking classes to ice skating – cocktails to Atlanta’s favorite attractions – we have you covered with our list of 10 Ways to Celebrate Valentines Day Around Atlanta in 2018.
- Sips Under the Sea
Friday, February 9th
Kick off Valentine’s Day a bit early with a special edition of Sips Under the Sea: Cupid’s Crush! 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!
- Skyview Ferris Wheel
What’s more romantic than spending the evening overlooking the Atlanta skyline, almost 20 stories high, cozied up to that special someone. The SkyView Ferris Wheel effortlessly floats above all the hustle and bustle of the city and is a great way to celebrate.
- Love Stories of Oakland
Tuesday – Wednesday, February 14th – 15th
Recount the loves, lives, and losses of Atlantans of days past while enjoying more than 25 tour stops through Oakland Cemetery’s Victorian Garden. The tour also examines the symbolism of love and devotion found on monuments, headstones, and mausoleums throughout the grounds.
Tours will be offered at 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.
- 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.
- Valentines in the Garden
Saturday, February 10th
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!
- Skate the Sky
Through Tuesday, February 14th
What better way to celebrate love than with a romantic skate on the ice? With breathtaking views of Atlanta’s skyline, The Roof at Ponce City Market is transforming its private event space into a winter wonderland featuring ice skating, seasonal treats, and festive decor. Catch a ride on the historic 11-story elevator from the courtyard on the ground floor up to the Roof! After 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, the Rooftop becomes 21+ only for that extra special date night touch!
- 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 with a Couples Spaghetti & Meatballs Class on Saturday, February 17th. The Cooks Warehouse locations around Atlanta offer special wine, chocolate, and romance-themed classes throughout February! Mercato di Bellina at Ponce City Market even has special classes for couples – or singles – all month long.
- Cupid’s Undie Run
Saturday, February 24th
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 10th
A perfect Saturday evening! Richard prior will conduct as the Gary Motley Trio performs alongside the Emory Big Band and the Emory University Symphony Orchestra Strings. The ticketed concert is free to attend.
- Moonlit Moxie’s Vintage Romance
Tuesday, February 14th
Celebrate romance the burlesque way! With a glittering, unforgettable finale, the enchantresses of Moonlit Moxie will beguile you with their newest burlesque revue for Valentine’s Day: VINTAGE ROMANCE, the Precious Gems Collection. So grab your sweetheart, sit back, relax and enjoy the show!