25+ Not-to-Miss February Events
We have you covered with the best family-friendly shows, exhibits and events this month. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your significant other or with your kids with our top picks. Check out our ideas for honoring Black History Month and for celebrating the Chinese New Year.
Enchanted Woodland Trail at Chattahoochee Nature Center
View more than 30 miniature homes built by fairies and gnomes. Through Feb. 28.
All Smiles at Alliance Theatre
This delightful show explores how all smiles are different and was created in partnership with Marcus Autism Center and is recommended for ages 0-5. Through March 5.
WildWoods: AGLOW at Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Journey into the hidden worlds of nature at this outdoor, nighttime experience with an immersive blend of the real environment and glowing displays. Through March 5.
Duke Ellington’s Cat at Center for Puppetry Arts
Follow the adventures of jazz great Duke Ellington’s cool cat. Through March 12.
Orchid Daze at Atlanta Botanical Garden
Explore murals by three local artists set against the backdrop of thousands of beautiful, fragrant orchids. Through April 9.
Splash and Bubbles: Dive In, Lend a Fun! at Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Dive into the ocean with STEM-based activities, including learning about bioluminescence, discovering a variety of sharks, going on a treasure hunt and more. Through April 30.
The Nature of Color at Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Explore the science of color with hands-on interactives, and on opening day, enjoy color-themed crafts and activities. Through May 7.
Trolls: Save the Humans by Thomas Dambo at Atlanta Botanical Garden
See six enormous folklore-inspired sculptures built from reclaimed materials to blend art, nature and sustainability. Through Sept. 17.
Groundhog Day Jugglers Festival at Yaarab Shrine Center
Watch juggling, unicycling, flow & play, hooping, comedy and more, and you might even learn a few new tricks. Feb. 3-5.
Seven Stories from Seven Continents at Aurora Theatre
Master storyteller and children’s author Mama Koku travels around the world to share a popular folktale. Feb. 4.
Ice Cream for Breakfast Day at Jeni’s
Celebrate Ice Cream for Breakfast Day with Jeni’s with Maple Soaked Pancakes ice cream, limited edition mugs, giveaways, kid’s activities and more. Feb. 4.
Kids Workshop at Home Depot
Make a cute Valentine’s Vase for a DIY project. Feb. 4.
AtlantaBrickCon – A LEGO Fan Event at Gas South Convention Center
Enjoy LEGO creations, building zones, games, speakers, character meets and more. Feb. 4-5.
Super Museum Sunday at Georgia’s State Historic Sites
As part of the Georgia History Festival’s statewide celebration, the Georgia’s State Historic Sites are offering free admission. Feb. 5.
Lunar New Year at Atlantic Station
Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with décor, traditions, a red dragon and a lantern show each night from 5-9 p.m. Through Feb. 5.
Little Shop of Stories: Author Events at Little Shop of Stories
Celebrate the newest book in the City Spies series and enjoy the release of “Wildblood” with author talks. Feb. 8 and 9.
Garden Bros. Nuclear Circus at Atlanta Motor Speedway
Watch more than 60 performers in three rings with special effects, concert lighting, motorcycles, the Human Slingshot and much more. Feb. 9-12.
Stories of the Sea: The Voyages of Sinbad at Aurora Theatre
Set sail with Mr. Damon and Sinbad the Sailor on an exciting voyage to the seven seas with the magic of shadow puppet theater. Feb. 11.
Sweetheart Swan Note Holder Workshop at Lowe’s
Mini DIYers will love building their own gift for Valentine’s Day. Feb. 11.
UPS Second Sunday at High Museum of Art
Enjoy special family-friendly programming, including music from a DJ, workshops, art-making activities and more. Feb. 12.
Olde Town on Ice at Old Town Conyers Pavilion
This indoor/outdoor rink has been in operation for 20 years; the indoor/outdoor rink is made with real ice. Through Feb. 12.
Sweetland on Ice at Sweetland Amphitheatre
Practice your moves at this outdoor rink. Through Feb. 14.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Fox Theatre
Celebrate the magic of dance with new works, audience favorites and beloved classics, including Alvin Ailey’s timeless masterpiece, “Revelations.” Feb. 16-19.
Elachee Great Backyard Bird Count Festivities at Elachee Nature Science Center
See guest exhibitors, have your face painted, make crafts, go on a scavenger hunt and more to be a part of the Great Backyard Bird Count. Feb. 18.
Pop-in for Family Fun at Marietta History Center
This themed day of exploration focuses on Black History Month. Feb. 18.
Beauty and the Beast at Cobb Energy Centre
This celebrated fairy tale tells the story of adventure, unlikely friendships and the power of true love with voice-over narration to help young children follow along with the story. Feb. 18-19.
Ice Days Ice Skating Rink at Legion Field Fair Grounds
This covered ice skating rink has real ice; stop for a treat at the snack bar. Through Feb. 19.
The Ice Rink at Sugar Hill
Practice your moves on this real outdoor rink that’s the same size as the one in Rockefeller Center. Through Feb. 19.
Great Backyard Bird Count at Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Watch, learn about, count and celebrate birds at this annual event. Through Feb. 20.
Twilight Trek at Zoo Atlanta
Take an inspiring tour of the Zoo after-hours to learn about the ways accredited zoos help animals survive and thrive. Feb. 24.
Publix Atlanta Kids Marathon at Centennial Olympic Park
Kids will see what it means to be part of a big city marathon with dash distances and a Track & Field Zone with an obstacle course. Feb. 25.
Wildlife Baby Shower at Chattahoochee Nature Center
Learn about CNC’s efforts to help injured wildlife with a wildlife baby shower, special walks, games and fun. Feb. 25.
Fairy Tale Weekend at Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Marvel at the stories of fantasy and lore with a twist on “Little Red Riding Hood,” making a completely new fairy tale and creating illustrations for a story. Feb. 25-26.
The Big Bounce America at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds
Enjoy three hours of inflatable excitement with themed jump spaces, including The World’s Biggest Bounce House, airSPACE, The Giant and Sport Slam. Feb. 25-26.
Purim Parade & Festival at Congregation Beth Jacob
Enjoy food trucks, go on a pony ride, play in the obstacle course and more. Feb. 26.
License to Chill Snow Island at Margaritaville Lanier Islands
Be transported to a wintry vacation state with snow tubing, snow slides, ice skating, play areas and more. Through Feb. 26.
Murder on the Orient Express at Woodstock Arts
A snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks, and a passenger is dead, which means the murderer is still on the train. Through Feb. 26.
Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale at Synchronicity Theatre
Written in the style of African folktales, this musical retelling of the beloved book follows a man and his two beautiful daughters. Through Feb. 26.