15 ways to celebrate Valentine's Day in Atlanta


Sure, flowers and chocolates can melt the heart of any lover, but you can really turn up the heat this Valentine's Day by taking advantage of the many special events happening around the city.

»RELATED: Atlanta among best cities in the US to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Whether you want to celebrate your romance with a little dinner and dancing, or show your significant other how much you love them with a night of comedy or music, you won't have any trouble making your Valentine's Day magical.

Since these event are wildly popular, be sure to register and make your reservations early. There’s something for the singles, couples who dine and those lovers looking for a bit of an adventure in Atlanta.

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Your partner with swoon when you surprise them with one of these love-centered Valentine’s Day events in Aatlanta:

Music

Opera and Opulence: A Valentine's Day Concert

The Wimbish House, 1150 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, Feb. 14, 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., prices start at $55 per person, www.orchestranoir.com

Orchestra Noir presents an evening of elegance and romance with candle-lit performances from costumed opera singers at The Wimbish House.

Valentines in the Garden

1345 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, Feb. 10, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., $40 for members, $45 for non-members, 404-876-5859, www.atlantabg.org

Couples will enjoy a night of live music, dancing, drinks and treats at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Guests will also get to experience exclusive nighttime access to the Orchid Daze exhibit.

Dining

Sips Under the Sea: Cupid's Crush

Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker St. NW, Atlanta, Feb. 9, $19.95 for members, $28.95 for non-members, 404-581-4000, www.georgiaaquarium.org

Dine among the creatures of the deep at the Georgia Aquarium for Valentine's Day. This event will feature small plates and cocktails while you listen to soft music and commune with sea life.

Valentine's Day at Vino Venue Dunwoody

4478 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Dunwoody, Feb. 9, 10 and 14, 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., prices start at $49.99 (reservations required), 770-668-0435, www.vinovenue.com

The Valentine's Day celebration at Vino Venue will spoil you and your loved one with a three-course meal that you can customize to suit your specific tastes and budget.

Valentine's Day Winemaker Dinner at Frogtown Cellars Vineyards

700 Ridge Point Dr., Dahlonega, Feb. 10 and 17, $78 per person, 706-865 0687, www.frogtown.us

This Valentine's Day, Frogtown Cellars Vineyards will serve up a love-themed gourmet menu, including Hearts of Polenta ala Bolognese, Wonton Kisses, Caesar Salad with Heart-Shaped Croutons and more.

Wolf Mountain Vineyards Valentine Gourmet Brunch

180 Wolf Mountain Trail, Dahlonega, Feb. 11, 18 and 25, 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., $35 per person (reservations required), 706-867-9862, www.wolfmountainvineyards.com

Can't wait until dinner to celebrate your love? Try the Valentine Gourmet Brunch at Wolf Mountain Vineyards, a stunning location surrounded by the North Georgia mountains.

Attractions

Valentine's Weekend at Lanier Islands

7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, Feb. 9 to 10, 14, and 16 to 17, prices vary, 770-945-8787, www.lanierislands.com

Couples can enjoy a romantic getaway for Valentine's Day at Lanier Islands. Take advantage of one of their special holiday packages, which can include champagne, chocolate-dipped and Grand Marnier-injected strawberries, a four-course dinner and more.

Love Stories of Oakland Cemetery

248 Oakland Ave. SE, Atlanta, Feb 10 and 11, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., $16 per person, $10 for seniors and students, $6 for Historic Oakland Foundation members, free for children ages 5 and under, 404-688-2107, www.oaklandcemetery.com

Honor the love stories of the past with an exploration of meaningful epitaphs and tales of enduring love at Historic Oakland Cemetery.

Chocolate and Wine Tasting at Kaya Vineyard & Winery

5400 Town Creek Rd., Dahlonega, Feb. 10 through 18, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., $25 per person, 706-219-3514, www.kayavineyards.com

Travel to Kaya Vineyard & Winery for a special Chocolate and Wine Tasting event, which will feature samplings from four decadent gourmet chocolates and four Kaya wines.

Heart Paperweight Class at Decatur Glassblowing

250 Freeman St., Decatur, dates and times available throughout February, $50 per person, 404-849-0301, www.natenardi.weebly.com

Create a little love together by taking the Heart Paperweight Class this Valentine's Day at Decatur Glassblowing.

Dad's Garage Valentine's Day Show

569 Ezzard St., Atlanta, Feb. 14, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., $25.50 to $37.50 per person, 404-523-3141, www.dadsgarage.com

Enjoy a hilarious night of laughter and interactive fun at Dad's Garage as they host a special Valentine's Day Show that features improvisational games.

Lover's Night and Comedy

Atlanta Comedy Theater, 4650 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Norcross, Feb. 14, 7 p.m., prices start at $50, 770-724-6400, www.laughstub.com

Laugh while you dine together at the Lover's Night and Comedy event at Atlanta Comedy Theater. You'll watch a show while enjoying a three-course meal.

Something for singles

2018 Valentine's Day Masquerade Ball

The Epic Center, 135 Riverside Parkway, Austell, Feb. 14, 7 p.m., $25 per person, www.eventbrite.com

Put on your best dress for the 2018 Valentine's Day Masquerade Ball, which will feature a buffet-style meal, fun games, live music, dancing, guest speakers, comedy and more.

"Thank God Valentine's Day is Over" Speed Dating

Universal Joint, 906 Oakview Rd., Decatur, Feb. 17, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., $15 per person, www.eventbrite.com

Find your special someone at this casual and relaxed speed dating event that takes place at Universal Joint.

Cupid's Undie Run

Big Sky Buckhead, 3201 Cains Hill Place NW, Atlanta, Feb. 24, Noon to 4 p.m., $40 per racer, www.cupids.org

It's time to take it (almost) all off for a cure at the Cupid's Undie Run, a hilarious fun run which benefits Neurofibromatosis research.


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