February, we already love you. Like a box of chocolates, there’s seriously something for everyone to indulge in this weekend. Keep reading for the inside scoop on which event to take a bite from, first.


Photo: Philippe Put via Flickr

Dunwoody

First Saturday at Dunwoody Nature Center
Explore a different nature-related theme each month through family-friendly, engaging programs with naturalists and docents. In February, get up-close and personal with birds of prey, and learn about common birds of prey in our area. Sat. Event details.

Acworth

Trek for Tracks at Lake Allatoona
Find animal tracks, including deer, raccoon, heron, and skunk, on a trek with a park Ranger around the shores of Lake Allatoona. Be sure to wear the right clothes for winter lakeside trekking! Sat. Event details.

Stargazing and S’mores at Redtop Mountain State Park
Join AmeriCorps Rangers for a #ParksAfterDark campfire with s’mores and stargazing. And the best part? You just pay for parking. Fri. Event details.

West End

Storytelling at Wren’s Nest
Head to the Historic Wren’s Nest to hear professional, award-winning storytellers spin tales of enchantment to ages 4 to 104! Wren’s Nest is the former home of Joel Chandler Harris. Sat. Event details. 

East Atlanta

Juggling Festival on Ponce
Head to the Yaraab Shrine Center to check out some fancy juggling and other feats of coordination during the annual Groundhog Day Jugglers Festival. Psst! The biggest exhibition of juggling showmanship is on Saturday. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Midtown

Rainforest Adventure at Center for Puppetry Arts
Don’t miss this puppet show—set to Brazilian-inspired music—that gives you an up-close look at a day in the life of animals living in the Amazonian ecosystem. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Downtown

Healthyville® at Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Pay a visit to Healthyville, a bilingual, interactive exhibit that teaches health and wellness lessons through play. Kiddos can explore how different activities affect heart rate, scan a variety of foods for nutrition facts, play sugar or salt detective, and ride a bike or row a boat alongside a skeleton. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Roswell

Enchanted Woodland Trail at Chattahoochee Nature Center
Enchant them with more than a dozen fairy and gnome houses on display around Kingfisher Pond Trail at the CNC. Be sure to flutter by the play area to create a house of your own. Fri.-Sun. Event details. 

Alpharetta

Big Apple Circus
Step right up and enter the magical ring of the Big Apple Circus, where no seat is more than 50 feet away from the action, with the Flying Wallendas, daredevil roller skating, trapeze, and comedian Grandma are all set to the sounds of a live band. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

What’s setting your heart alight this weekend? Let us know in the comments below.

—Shelley Massey

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