Ah, Valentine's Day. The words bring to mind cupid with his quivering bow, red roses, and heart shaped boxes of chocolate. Whatever your relationship status, Valentine's Day seems to be one of those holidays that you can't escape.
So, if you are looking for a way to celebrate Valentine's Day in Atlanta, check out our list of Valentine's Day events, romantic date ideas, and more.
Red Light Green Light Party at Fado
Party at Fado on February 14th and let everyone know if you're lucky in love or looking for a Valentine. Fadó is throwing a "Red Light, Green Light" Valentine's Day party this year complete with drink specials, a DJ, and giveaways. Singles get a green necklace, and couples get red necklaces, so you'll know exactly who to buy that next pickleback for. No cover charge.
Valentine's Day Sketch Comedy Show
Atlanta sketch comedy collective PostModern Collapse takes on Valentine's Day, for a silly night of romance-inspired fun. The show happens on February 7 at The Warren City Club in Virginia Highland Call ahead for dinner reservations at (404) 789-3999. $10 admission for the show.
Want some good old fashioned romance this Valentine's Day? Why not take it WAY back at Medieval Times and treat your lady to their special couples package? For $99 you'll get dinner and a show for two, a photo, a Valentine scroll, champagne in keepsake glasses, a light up rose, cheering flags and stick, and admission for two to the dungeon (what happens in the dungeon stays in the dungeon?).
Martinis and Imax at Fernbank
Celebrate Valentine's Day with drinks and dancing at Martinis and Imax, a classic Atlanta date night option. At this special Valentine's Day edition of this well-loved Atlanta event you'll enjoy themed martini drinks, soulful love songs from the live jazz band, and two impressive Imax films to sweep you away to far off lands. The menu will also feature a prime rib entrée and heart-shaped cookies for dessert, in addition to their regular selections.
Enjoy music, dancing, cocktails, desserts at the Atlanta Botanical Garden this Valentine's Day. Stroll through the beautiful gardens and the orchid center, enjoy a DJ and live band, plus take part in special activities like a "design your own fragrance" bar (additional fees apply). Admission is $35 or $25 for garden members.
Paris on Ponce turns up the heat on Valentine's Day with burlesque, female impersonation and comedy, mischief and "general hilarity" hosted by Atlanta’s Camp Comedy Queen Mary Edith Pitts. Not for the faint of heart, be ready for adult-themed entertainment including shirtless male bartenders and sexy french maids serving from the cash bar. There are two shows Friday (February 14) and two on Saturday (February 15). VIP tables are available.