Celebrating our nation’s greatest milestones
Atlanta celebrates our nation’s Black History year-round, but February especially is full of fun events, live music, and reverent observances honoring the city’s African-American community that ignited a national wide movement.
Whether you attend Atlanta’s Annual Black History Month Parade or visit one of the city’s many interactive time capsules including the King Center or National Center for Civil & Human Rights, it’s not only an educational experience – but an inspiring journey to see where it all began.
Check out Atlanta’s many local attractions, events, tours and charitable opportunities below to continue celebrating our nation’s greatest milestones in human history.
Things to do for Black History Month in Atlanta
Visit African-American History Attractions
The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Site features everything about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life from his birth home to his tomb at the historic site in the Sweet Auburn Historic District. And The National Center for Civil & Human Rights in downtown guides visitors through an interactive timeline of the civil rights movement.
Take a Civil Rights Tour to Beautiful Landmarks
Hop on a bus to join Tom Houck’s Civil Rights Tours through the city’s historic sites as a friendly tour guide teaches you about how Atlanta became the nation’s capital for African-American history. Or take a self-guided tour with our own suggested points of interests.
Attend Family-Fun Events All Month Long
There are many fun events throughout February celebrating black history. Atlanta’s annual Black History Month Parade features historically black college drum lines that make you dance all the way from Hurt Park to Centennial Olympic Park in downtown. See a full schedule below for more events and full details.
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1/16/21 – 1/18/21
2021 King Holiday Observence
Garden Lights Holiday Nights
1/16/21 – 2/21/21
Lakeside Lights Spectacular
Every day for 0 weeks until 01/18/2021
Atlanta Festival of Lights
Every day for 2 weeks until 01/31/2021
PRISM: Winter Lights at Woodruff Park
1/16/21 – 3/3/21