10 things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Celebrate Mardi Gras this year at the Smyrna Oyster Fest at Atkins Park.
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With February being Black History Month, Lunar New Year, and Mardi Gras, events in Atlanta are already promising to be full of culture. Check out some of the standout events below!

12th Annual Smyrna Oysterfest

Mardi Gras celebrations come to Smyrna in the form of Oysterfest at Atkins Park! Let the good times roll by indulging in raw, grilled, or fried oysters of your choice at this beloved celebration enjoying its 12th year.

Location: Atkins Park - 2840 Atlanta Road NE; Date: February 2-4; Time: Various Times; Admission: See Website; Website: smyrnaoysterfest.com

Groundhog Day Jugglers Festival

Calling all Atlanta-area jugglers and enthusiasts! Don’t toss up the opportunity to attend the Yaarab Shriners center for all things juggling, unicycling, hoops and so much more.

Location: Yaarab Shriners - 400 Ponce de Leon Ave; Date: February 2-4; Time: Various times; Admission: See website; Website: atlantajugglers.org

Winter Pop-Up Book Sale

Looking for a great new read to kick off 2024? Come check out the Winter Pop-Up Book Sale, hosted by the Friends of the Decatur Library. Books range from mystery to history and range from roughly $1-2, with proceeds going to Decatur library programs.

Location: Decatur Library - 215 Sycamore; Date: Saturday, February 3; Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission: Free; Website: patch.com

First Saturday at The High

The first Saturday of the month is an art-filled extravaganza for the whole family at the High Museum. Learn more about making art through studio workshops and learning more about current art through guided gallery tours.

Location: High Museum of Art - 1280 Peachtree St NE; Date: Saturday, February 3; Admission: Free for members; $18.50; Website: high.org

Solar Sky Watch

Ger up close and personal with the sun at Tellus Science Museum. The museum has special solar filters on their telescopes that allow you to view the sun safely.

Location: Tellus Science Museum - 100 Tellus Drive; Date: Saturday, February 3; Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Admission: See website; Website: tellusmuseum.org

Mardi Gras Streetcar Adventure

Put on your boldest, grandest costumes and laissez les bon temps rouler in downtown Atlanta during the Mardi Gras Streetcar Adventure. Board the Atlanta Streetcar, which will transport you to over 35 bars and restaurants for a unique Mardi Gras adventure in the heart of ATL (neighborhoods include Castleberry Hill, Edgewood Avenue, Fairlie-Poplar and more).

Location: Margaritaville Atlanta - 155 Centennial Olympic Park NW; Date: Saturday, February 3; Time: Noon to 6 p.m.; Admission: $30; Website: bigtickets.com

Vietnamese Lunar New Year Celebration

The Vietnamese American Community of Georgia will be hosting a two-day Lunar New Year celebration at Plaza Americas. Come enjoy delicious cuisine and performances from both local artists as well as across the diaspora.

Location: Plaza Las Americas - 733 Pleasant Hill Road; Date: February 3-4; Time: 1 - 10 p.m.; Admission: Free; Website: facebook.com

Spruill Center heART Market

Come support local artists showcasing and selling their work at the Spruill Center of the Arts in Dunwoody. Each work of art comes from the heart and is available for purchase.

Location: Spruill Gallery - 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road; Date: Sunday, February 4; Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Admission: Free; Website: spruillarts.org/heartmarket

Before Slavery Museum presents Dancing Through Black History

This exhibit in Smyrna tells the story of the African American peoples before slavery and celebrates their rich cultural heritage of the African diaspora. Come enjoy a day of dance traditions from Uhuru dancers and more.

Location: Taylor-Brawner Hall - 3180 Atlanta Road; Date: Sunday, Feb. 4; Time: 3 - 5:30 p.m.; Admission: $33; Website: eventbrite.com

Grant Park Neighborhood Food and Cemetery Tour

Learn more about the historic Grant Park neighborhood by participating in this tour that combines history, food, street art and more. You will walk away with a better understanding of one of Atlanta’s most beloved neighborhoods with a happy, full stomach.

Location: The Jane - 437 Memorial Drive NE; Date: Sunday, February 4; Admission: $160 for two; Website: Grant Park Neighborhood Food & Cemetery Tour

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