Atlanta events calendar for March 2014. Best festivals, fun things to do, weekend street fairs, kids activities, and free entertainment in Atlanta, Georgia.

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March 2014

Enjoy the best Atlanta events, festivals, and things to do in March 2014 with this calendar of events.

Events are listed by starting date, and all dates are confirmed. Mileage is from the Westin Peachtree Plaza in downtown Atlanta, Georgia.

Cardboard-costume event

March 1, 2014

Downtown Atlanta

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

TechArts Festival

March 1, 2014 (begins Feb. 14)

1 mile NW

TechArts Festival features music, dance, theater, digital, literary, and visual arts – especially works showcasing the convergence of art and technology, at Georgia Tech.

Comedy festival

March 1, 2014 (begins Feb. 27)

1.5 miles NW

See dozens of performances by the best local and national comedians at Black Box Comedy Festival at Georgia Tech.

Beer, bourbon, barbecue

March 1, 2014

3 miles north

Sip beer, taste bourbon, hear music, and eat barbecue at the Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival at Atlantic Station.

Scavenger hunt

March 1, 2014

20 miles north

Great City Race has teams of two run around Atlanta to solve clues and win prizes. It ends after two hours with a party at The Mill Kitchen and Bar in Roswell.

Macon Film Festival

March 1 - 2, 2014 (begins Feb. 27)

85 miles SE

Macon Film Festival screens independent films from around the world in historical theaters in downtown Macon, with celebrity guests and workshops.

Global bridal fashion

March 2, 2014

16 miles south

Experience multi-cultural bridal fashion and cuisine at Bridal Makeover Explosion at the Morrow Center.

Student theater contest

March 3, 2014

0.2 mile south

Watch high-school students perform monologues from the plays of August Wilson’s Century Cycle at the Atlanta finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition at the Rialto Center for the Arts. Free.

Kids’ consignment sale

March 6 - 8, 2014

21 miles north

Buy used clothing, toys, and gear from 400 sellers at All 4 Kids Consignment Sale at Roswell Town Center. Repeats in Aug.

Pirate & Princess Day

March 8, 2014

0.5 miles NW

One child age 12 or under in pirate or princess costume is free with each paid adult on Georgia Aquarium Pirate & Princess Day. Repeats in Sept.

Beer and food trucks

March 8, 2014

4 miles NW

Your ticket to Taste and Brews includes tastes of 100 beers and samples from 5 food trucks at Atlanta Food Truck Park and Market.

Forsythia Festival

March 8 - 9, 2014

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. Free.

Quilts in a mansion

March 8 - 16, 2014

21 miles north

See 200 locally made quilts at Great American Cover-Up Quilt Show at historical Bulloch Hall in Roswell.

Shamrock race

March 9, 2014

3 miles north

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

St. Patrick’s Day bar crawls

March 14 - 15, 2014

Atlanta locations

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

Craft show

March 14 - 16, 2014

11 miles NW

Find 200 of the country’s best contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home-decor artists at the American Craft Council Atlanta Show at Cobb Galleria Centre.

Elvis Festival

March 14 - 16, 2014

308 miles SE

See Elvis performers compete at the Elvis Festival at the Ritz Theater in Brunswick.
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March 2014

St. Patrick’s Day parade

March 15, 2014

0.5 mile north

The Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade begins at noon and features 2,000 dancers, musicians, and Irish enthusiasts, plus giant balloons, floats, and marching bands that go down Peachtree Street from Ivan Allen Blvd. to Marietta St.

St. Patrick’s Day 5K

March 15, 2014 (8:30 a.m.)

2.2 miles NE

Wear green or a costume of 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 music festival

March 15, 2014

2.5 miles NE

Hear tribute bands, play games, drink green beer, and eat Irish food at ShamRock Music Festival at Masquerade Music Park.

St. Patrick’s Day party

March 15, 2014

3 miles north

ShamRock the Station begins with music, arts, crafts, sand art, face & hair painting. It ends with beer and live music in Central Park at Atlantic Station.

Obstacle race

March 15, 2014

19 miles east

Atlanta Badass Dash is a 7K obstacle race with recreation, elite, and dog divisions plus kids dash at Stone Mountain Park.

Beer festival

March 15, 2014

32 miles NE

Suwanee American Craft Beer Festival offers tastes of 250 craft beers, local restaurant food, and live entertainment at Suwanee Town Center Park.

Welsh festival

March 15, 2014

47 miles

WelshFest 2014 has Welsh music, stories, vendors, a 5K, kids area, and kilt contest in tiny Rockmart. Free.

Get painted as you run

March 15, 2014

109 miles SW

Wear a white shirt and get bombarded by color as you run in the 5K Color Me Rad in Columbus.

Model Train Show

March 15 - 16, 2014

11 miles NW

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

Columbus air show

March 15 - 16, 2014

104 miles south

See amazing stunts, historical aircraft, and modern jets at Thunder in the Valley Air Show in Columbus.

Irish street party

March 15 & 17, 2014

6 miles NE

St. Patrick’s Day 2-Day Outdoor Bash has bars, food tents, and live music on Buckhead Ave. outside Fado.

Black bridal show

March 16, 2014

0.2 mile NE

Find wedding advice, services, and fashion shows at the Bridal Show at Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

Inman Park Restaurant Week

March 17 - 23, 2014

2 miles east

Get a special deal on a three-course fixed-price meal at 14 restaurants during Inman Park Restaurant Week in Inman Park. Repeats Sept.

Hip Athens festival

March 19 - 22, 2014

70 miles NE

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

Burlesque festival

March 20 - 22, 2014

13 miles north

Watch burlesque vaudeville and variety performers live and on film, shop vendors, and take classes at Southern Fried Burlesque Fest at the Wyndham Atlanta Galleria.

Jewish Music Festival

March 20 - 29, 2014

3 miles east

Atlanta Jewish Music Festival includes jazz, sacred, kids’, and rock ’n’ roll music at Variety Playhouse.

Marathon & fitness expo

March 21 - 23, 2014

0.5 mile west

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

Home show

March 21 - 23, 2014

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.

Macon Cherry Blossom Festival

March 21 - 30, 2014

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.

Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival

March 22 - 23, 2014

33 miles east

Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival features 300 arts & crafts booths, international music and dance, food vendors, and a big children’s area at the Georgia International Horse Park.

Science festival

March 22 - 29, 2014

Atlanta locations

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

Best of Atlanta Party

March 25, 2014

11 miles NW

Enjoy signature dishes from the best Atlanta restaurants and food trucks at Atlanta Magazine’s Best of Atlanta Party at Cobb Galleria Centre.

Auto show

March 26 - 30, 2014

0.5 mile west

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

Comedy festival

March 26 - 30, 2014

1.5 miles north

Watch 60 national comedians, play games, and enjoy the after-party at the Comedy Festival at Laughing Skull Lounge.

Writers’ Festival

March 27 - 28, 2014

7 miles east

Hear authors read at the Writers’ Festival at Agnes Scott College in Decatur. Free.

Colonial life

March 28 - 30, 2014

49 miles NE

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

Film festival

March 28 - April 6, 2014

Atlanta locations

The Atlanta Film Festival shows a diverse range of nearly 200 independent films at the Plaza Theatre and 7 Stages Theatre.

Girl power

March 29, 2014

1.1 miles SE

Girl Rising is a film about educating women, with a discussion and reception at the King Center. Free.

Bacon festival

March 29, 2014

2 miles NE

Enjoy sizzling bacon, barbecue, local bands, games, and beer at BaconFest outdoors at The Masquerade Park. Sells out.

British car show

March 29, 2014

25 miles NE

Have a jolly good time at the Great British Car Fayre, which features 100 classic British cars & motorcycles, music, food trucks, and crafts in Alpharetta. Free.

Bluegrass music and art

March 29 - 30, 2014

18 miles NE

Blue Grassroots Music & Arts Festival offers music, folk dancing, arts & crafts, food vendors, and a kids’ area in Stone Mountain Village.

Macon festival

March 29 - 30, 2014

85 miles SE

Browse arts and crafts while the cherry trees bloom in downtown Macon at the Mulberry Street Festival. Free.
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March 2014 calendar of events in Atlanta. What to do in downtown Atlanta today, this weekend, this month. Special events, festivals, things to do in Atlanta, GA.