Family fun: 10 kid-friendly activities in metro Atlanta this February

Entertainers perform the Lion Dance during Decatur's first Lunar New Year celebration at Legacy Park on Saturday, January 29, 2022. STEVE SCHAEFER FOR THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Mark your calendars for a month of family fun around Atlanta this February! From the thrilling Jurassic World Live Tour or the adventurous Publix Atlanta Marathon weekend for kids, there’s something for every young explorer. Immerse yourself in the enchanting Lunar New Year Festival or embark on an epic birding adventure at Zoo Atlanta. Whether diving into creativity at Brick Con or taking a whimsical stroll through the Enchanted Woodland Trail, these kid-friendly activities guarantee a February filled with laughter, learning and unforgettable family moments.

Enchanted Woodland Trail - Chattahoochee Nature Center

Step into a fairy-tale world at the Chattahoochee Nature Center! The Enchanted Woodland Trail is like a magical story that comes to life, where fairies, gnomes, and other mystical friends have built tiny houses from nature’s treasures. Stroll through the winter woods and spot these adorable creations scattered along the trail. It’s a fantastic adventure for families and anyone who loves the magic of nature.

Location: Roswell - 9135 Willeo Rd.; Website:; Date: Until Thursday, Feb. 29; Admission: $14+

Adventure Playhouse - Dad’s Garage

Get ready for a laughter-filled family adventure at Dad’s Garage! Their fun and improvised kids’ show promises 60 minutes of non-stop hilarity. Founded in 1995, Dad’s Garage is an award-winning non-profit theatre company that knows how to deliver comedy for all ages. The show’s spontaneous humor and playful spirit make it a fantastic choice for families looking to share lots of laughs.

Location: East Atlanta - 569 Ezzard St. SE; Website:; Dates: (Every Saturday) Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24; Time: 3 - 4 p.m.; Admission: $11

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Atlanta Symphony Hall

Enjoy a magical evening at Atlanta Symphony Hall with “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in Concert.” Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Hogwarts as the captivating plot unfolds on the big screen in high-definition. Accompanied by the spellbinding performance of a live symphony orchestra, experience the unforgettable score of the sixth film in the Harry Potter series.

Location: Midtown - 1280 Peachtree St. NE; Website:; Dates: Thursday, Feb 8 - Saturday, Feb. 10; Admission: $120+

Family Valentine’s Party - Halcyon (Alpharetta)

Families, get ready for the ultimate Valentine’s fun at the Family Valentine’s Party at Halcyon! Join the excitement with a DJ dance party, meet Mickey and Minnie, and don’t miss the adorable puppy kissing booth and furry friends from FurKids. Get crafty with Valentine’s creations and make your very own flower bouquet.

Location: Alpharetta - 6365 Halcyon Way; Website:; Dates: Saturday, Feb. 10; Time: Noon - 2 p.m.; Admission: Free

Atlanta Brick Con - Gas South Convention Center (Duluth)

Attention Lego fans! Atlanta Brick Con, the ultimate Lego fan event, is a two-day extravaganza. With over 50,000 sq ft of incredible Lego creations, fan displays, games and more, it’s a must-see for all ages. Explore vendors for rare Lego sets, enjoy building zones, meet characters and be amazed by professional builder displays.

Location: Duluth - 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy.; Website:; Date: Saturday, Feb. 10 - Sunday, Feb. 11; Admission: $20+

Lunar New Year Festival - Stone Mountain Park

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon at Stone Mountain Park’s Lunar New Year Festival! In its second annual edition, the festival honors the rich traditions of Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and other lunar calendar cultures. Enjoy a spectacular Lunar New Year Drone and Light Show, live entertainment, cultural craft activities and more.

Location: Stone Mountain - 1000 Robert E Lee Blvd.; Website:; Dates: (Last three weekends in February) Feb. 10-11, 17-19, 24-25; Admission: $19.99+

Homeschool Day: Following the Footsteps of Black America - Atlanta History Center

Embark on a journey to explore the remarkable stories of Black leaders. This Black History Month, dive into the lives of extraordinary individuals who’ve made a lasting impact in business, entertainment and politics. Trace their paths, uncover their legacies, and learn about the significant influence they’ve had, reaching far beyond our city.

Location: Buckhead - 130 W Paces Ferry Rd. NW; Website:; Date: Thursday, Feb. 15; Time: 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Admission: $9+

The Great Backyard Bird Count - Zoo Atlanta

Join Zoo Atlanta for a birding adventure as they celebrate the Great Backyard Bird Count. Engage in exciting activities that teach kids about different bird species, the joy of birding and ways they can help protect our feathered friends. Learn how, for four days every February, people worldwide watch, count and record birds to aid scientists in understanding global bird populations before their annual migrations.

Location: East Atlanta - 800 Cherokee Ave. SE; Website:; Dates: Saturday, Feb. 17 - Sunday, Feb. 18; Time: 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Admission: $20.20+

Jurassic World Live Tour - Gas South Arena (Duluth)

Check out the Jurassic World Live Tour for an epic dinosaur adventure! Meet awesome dinosaurs like Blue the Raptor and the mighty T-Rex! Plus, enjoy a special pre-show with Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Baby Bumpy and more.

Location: Duluth - 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy.; Website:; Dates: Friday, Feb. 23 - Sunday, Feb. 25; Admission: $20+

2024 Publix Atlanta Kids Marathon

Excitement’s in the air for the Publix Atlanta Marathon weekend for kids! Happening right by Mercedes-Benz Stadium at The Home Depot Backyard, get active by running the 3K, 5K, or 50-meter dash, and dive into the track & field zone for some awesome running, jumping and throwing. Collect stamps for your card and join in on the fun!

Location: Downtown - 1 Backyard Way; Website:; Dates: Saturday, Feb. 24; Admission: $20+

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