Valentines Day may be over, but there’s still plenty to love about this weekend. Whether you embark on an African-American history tour of Oakland Cemetery or check out the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations around town, or perhaps take a trip through the orchid exhibit at the botanical garden or delight at Disney on Ice, you’ll be loving life as an Atlanta parent. Keep reading for details on these delightful activities and more.

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Atlanta Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration
Check out traditional dragon and lion dances, Chinese folk music, and authentic Chinese foods at this annual cultural celebration of the Chinese New Year. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Grant Park

African-American History Tours at Oakland Cemetery
Throughout February, Historic Oakland Foundation and the City of Atlanta host free guided walking tours of Oakland Cemetery’s African American Grounds. Check the website to ensure availability. Sat. Event details. 


The Jungle Book by The Alliance Theatre
This adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling classic is the story of Mowgli, a boy abandoned to the jungle, who must learn to find his place within the longstanding community of animals. The Jungle Book is a moving story of finding your family in untraditional places. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Druid Hills

The Secret World Inside You at Fernbank
Crawling on your skin, swimming in your gut, and traveling through your intestines are over 100 trillion teeny, tiny microbes. Head to Fernbank to get to know them all a little better. Fri.-Sun. 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. 


Orchid Daze at Atlanta Botanical Garden
Not only are they beautiful, varied, and exotic, but orchids also grow inside the hothouse and are in bloom! Head to the Garden this winter and spring for some warm, fresh air. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

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.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane at Synchronicity Theatre
Enjoy watching the world’s most dapper bunny Edward Tulane navigate life when he finds himself lost at sea. Don’t miss Friday’s PJs and Play performance (with cookies and milk), or Sunday’s Inside Scoop show, complete with ice cream sundaes! Fri.-Sun. Event details. 


The Wonderful World of Disney on Ice at Philips Arena
Mickey and Minnie walk down memory lane with Dory, Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Rapunzel, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Buzz and Woody, Simba, Timon and Pumbaa, and Jasmine, Aladdin and Genie in this ice spectacular. Fri.-Sun. Event details. 


Trekking 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.

What do you plan to do this weekend? Let us know in the comments below.

—Shelley Massey