Atlanta events for March 2016. Best festivals, fun things to do, weekend fairs, shows, St. Patrick’s Day parade, free kids’ activities in Atlanta, Georgia.

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March 2016
March 2016

Enjoy the best Atlanta events, festivals, and things to do with this calendar of events.

Mileage is from the Westin Peachtree Plaza in downtown Atlanta, Georgia.

RV show

March 4 - 6, 2016

0.5 miles west

Meet RV dealers and see their products at the Greater Atlanta RV Show at Georgia World Congress Center.

Quilts in a mansion

March 4 - 13, 2016

21 miles north

See hundreds of locally made quilts at the Quilt Show in historical Bulloch Hall in Roswell.

Cardboard-costume event

March 5, 2016

0 miles

Cardboard*Con is about making cheap science-fiction and fantasy cardboard costumes to wear, and then roaming among downtown hotels.

Pub crawl

March 5, 2016 (1 to 5 p.m.)

2 miles NE

A ticket to Pub Crawl on the BeltLine includes a free drink at multiple venues plus food discounts.

Family basketball show

March 5, 2016 (2 and 7 p.m.)

26.4 miles NE

The famous Harlem Globetrotters demonstrate ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, and comedy at Infinite Energy Center in Duluth. Discount tickets $37.

Shamrock race

March 6, 2016 (8:30 a.m.)

3 miles north

Shamrock ‘N Roll Road Race is a walk or run (kids fun run, 5K, and 10K) with Irish entertainment that begins at Atlantic Station.

Auto show

March 9 - 13, 2016

0.5 miles west

Atlanta International Auto Show includes 400 new cars, light trucks, vans, and sports utility vehicles at Georgia World Congress Center.

Craft show

March 11 - 13, 2016

11 miles NW

Find 225 contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home-decor artists at the American Craft Council Atlanta Show at Cobb Galleria Centre.

St. Patrick’s Day 5K

March 12, 2016

2.2 miles NE

Wear green or a costume with an Irish theme for the Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day 5K at Piedmont Park, which ends with awards, beads, music, and a jig contest.

St. Patrick’s Day parade

March 12, 2016 (12 to 1:30 p.m.)

2.2 miles north

The Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade has 2,000 dancers, musicians, and Irish enthusiasts, plus giant balloons, floats, and marching bands in Midtown that go south on Peachtree St. from 15th St. NE to 5th St. NE.

St. Patrick’s Day party

March 12, 2016 (7 p.m. to midnight)

23 miles north

Your ticket to Shamrockin’ for a Cure includes food, drinks, live music, dancing, and a charity auction at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Alpharetta.

Model Train Show

March 12 - 13, 2016

11 miles NW

The Model Train Show features model train layouts and hundreds of vendors at Cobb Galleria Centre.

Forsythia Festival

March 12 - 13, 2016

62 miles SE

Forsythia Festival features 100 juried arts-and-crafts vendors, live entertainment, a children’s fair, a 5K, and a one-mile fun run in Forsyth. No pets. Free.

Easter egg hunt on the farm

March 14, 2016

8 miles north

Kids search for colorful eggs, play games, and create springtime crafts during Magic Mondays: Egg Hunt on the Farm at the Atlanta History Center. Cost.

New music festival

March 14, 2016

24 miles NW

Kennesaw State Festival of New Music performances include jazz and choral ensembles the first evening, and then a symphony orchestra and wind ensemble the second evening in Kennesaw.

Jewish Music Festival

March 16 - 27, 2016

Atlanta locations

Atlanta Jewish Music Festival includes jazz, sacred, folk, orchestral, kids’, and rock ’n’ roll music.

St. Patrick’s Day bar crawls

March 17, 2016

Atlanta locations

These events usually include drink specials and party souvenirs, with no cover charges at multiple bars.

Welsh festival

March 19, 2016

47 miles NW

WelshFest has Welsh music, stories, vendors, a 5K, kids’ area, and kilt contest in tiny Rockmart. Free.

Marathon & fitness expo

March 18 - 20, 2016

0.5 miles west

The Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon begin and end Sunday at Centennial Olympic Park. A free Health & Fitness Expo is Friday and Saturday in Georgia World Congress Center.

Home show

March 18 - 20, 2016

11 miles NW

Spring Atlanta Home Show is billed as Georgia’s largest home show and features 350 home-improvement companies at Cobb Galleria Centre. Repeats in Sept.

Daffodil Day

March 19, 2016

2 miles SE

See flowers, hear a talk, and take a garden walk during Daffodil Day at Oakland Cemetery. Free.

Beer festival

March 19, 2016

32 miles NE

Suwanee American Craft Beer Fest offers tastes of 300 craft beers, local restaurant food, and live entertainment at Suwanee Town Center Park.

Science festival

March 19 - 26, 2016

Atlanta locations

Atlanta Science Festival features hands-on activities, performances, presentations, and facility tours at 30 venues to celebrate local science and technology.

Easter egg hunts

March 19 - 27, 2016

Confirm date, time, and rain policy.

Taste of Athens

March 20, 2016

72 miles NE

Sample food from 20 local restaurants, with wine pairings, local beer, and live music at Taste of Athens in the Atrium at The Classic Center.

Macon Cherry Blossom Festival

March 23 - April 3, 2016

85 miles SE

The Macon Cherry Blossom Festival includes a parade, arts and crafts, concerts, entertainment, air shows, hot-air balloons, food trucks, fireworks, and 300,000 flowering cherry trees. See schedule.

Hip Athens festival

March 24 - 26, 2016

70 miles NE

Slingshot has international and local musical acts on stage, boundary-pushing art, films, and tech talks with leading innovators in downtown Athens.

Eggs from the sky

March 26, 2016

6.5 miles SE

Expect crowds at North East Cobb Community Egg Drop, with helicopter egg drops up to age 10, bounce houses, face-painting, and photos with the Easter Bunny at Sprayberry High School. Free.

Taste of Forsyth

March 26, 2016

39 miles NE

Buy tastes from 25 restaurants at Taste of Forsyth, which has a kids’ zone and Easter egg hunts on the lawn at Cumming Fairgrounds. Free. The Warbington Farms EGGstravaganza is 10 miles away.

Easter restaurants

March 27, 2016

Atlanta locations

OpenTable lists restaurants offering special menus for Easter.

Easter Brunch

March 27, 2016

14 miles north

Easter Brunch at Villa Christina includes an Easter egg hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny, face painting, and inflatables for the kids.

Easter service

March 27, 2016

19 miles east

The Easter Sunrise Service is held simultaneously at the top of the mountain and the base of the mountain at Stone Mountain Park.

Bacon festival

March 28, 2016 (1 p.m.)

2.4 miles NE

Enjoy sizzling bacon, barbecue, local bands, games, and beer at BaconFest outdoors at 1105 Euclid Ave. NE for age 21+.

Colonial life

March 31 - April 3, 2016

49 miles NE

See life in 1790s Georgia at the 18th Century Colonial Market Faire, including historical crafts, games, military drills, music, and treats at Fort Yargo State Park in Winder.

Superhero Day

March 2016 (undated)

0.5 miles NW

One child age 12 or under in super-hero costume is free with each paid adult on Superhero Day at Georgia Aquarium.

Improvised comedy

March 2016 (undated)

1.2 miles SE

Village Theatre hosts seven local comedy groups, six national comedy groups, and three celebrity comedians during the Atlanta Improv Festival.

Inman Park Restaurant Week

March 2016 (undated)

2 miles east

Get a special deal on a three-course fixed-price meal at a dozen restaurants during Inman Park Restaurant Week in Inman Park. Repeats Sept.

Beer carnival

March 2016 (undated)

3 miles north

Sample 100 beers, play carnival games, and enjoy food and music at Beer Carnival at Atlantic Station.

Costume pub crawl

March 2016 (undated)

3.4 miles SE

Superhero & Supervillain Pub Crawl includes a costume contest and drink specials at five bars in East Atlanta.

Civil War day

March 2016 (undated)

6.3 miles north

Experience home-front activities, encampments, reenactments, demonstrations, and exhibits at Citizens and Soldiers at Atlanta History Center.

Fun short plays

March 2016 (undated)

8 miles NE

Spring Shorts is a series of nine one-act plays at OnStage Atlanta in Decatur.

Cherry blossom fest

March 2016 (undated)

10 miles NE

Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival is a new event with arts and crafts vendors, family activities, live music, a 5K run, a 1K walk, and a pet parade.

Restaurant week

March 2016 (undated)

10 miles south

Get a special deal on a fixed-price lunch or dinner meal during College Park Restaurant Week.

St. Patrick’s Day party

March 2016 (undated)

6 miles NE

St. Patrick’s Day Outdoor Bash has bars, live music, and Irish dancers on Buckhead Avenue outside Fado.

Easter egg hunt in the garden

March 2016 (undated)

4 miles NE

Buy a ticket online & bring a basket to hunt for candy-filled eggs at Eggstravaganza. Meet the Easter Bunny, shop for baked goods, and enjoy kids’ activities at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Park at Emory University Briarcliff Campus. Rain will cancel.

Easter egg hunt in the museum

March 2016 (undated)

4 miles NE

Meet baby animals, play games, and collect eggs at activity stations during Spring Egg-stravaganza at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

Easter at governor’s mansion

March 2016 (undated)

7 miles NW

Kids meet the Easter Bunny, decorate eggs, get faces painted, and do an Easter Egg Hunt at the governor’s mansion. Free.

Easter egg hunt in Roswell

March 2016 (undated)

20 miles north

Kids bring baskets to fill with candy at the Easter Egg Hunt at Archibald Smith Plantation in Roswell for $5.

Easter in the dark

March 2016 (undated)

22 miles NW

Cobb County Eggstravaganza Under the Stars has glow-in-the-dark egg hunts to age 17, kids’ crafts, entertainment, storytelling, inflatables, contests, and food vendors in Marietta. Bring flashlights. Free.

St. Patrick’s Day celebration

March 2016 (undated)

3 miles north

Shamrock the Station begins with face painting, cooking decorating, and sand art. It ends with beer, live music, and green fireworks in Central Park at Atlantic Station. Irish costumes and accents optional.
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