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

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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.

Blues, beer & BBQ

March 4, 2016

3.5 miles NW

A ticket to Winter Blues gets you live blues music, tastes from the barbecue contest, and beer at Monday Night Brewing to support charity.

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.

Romantic play

March 4 - 26, 2016

7.6 miles NE

Based on a film with Alec Baldwin and Meg Ryan, Prelude to a Kiss tests the love of newlyweds when a mysterious man comes between them at OnStage Atlanta.

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.

Monster trucks

March 5, 2016 (7 p.m.)

1 mile SW

Big trucks with big wheels make big noise and excitement at Monster Jam at the Georgia Dome.

Brunch in the park

March 5, 2016

1.7 miles NE

Enjoy tasty bites from 20 restaurants and beverages (Bloody Marys, Mimosas, beer, and wine) with music from a pop tribute band at Atlanta Brunch Festival in Historic Fourth Ward Park for age 21+. No pets.

Pub crawl

March 5, 2016

2 miles NE

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

St. Patrick’s Day party

March 5, 2016 (2 p.m.)

2.5 miles NE

Join the crowd wearing green costumes at Lepre*Con, which has zany contests and two stages of music outside Park Tavern for age 21+.

Funny musical

March 5 - 13, 2016

11 miles NW

The Pirates of Penzance is about a young pirate apprentice and the woman who captures his heart, with music by Gilbert & Sullivan, at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Irish concert

March 6, 2016 (4 p.m.)

1.8 miles NW

The family-friendly Consulate General of Ireland’s 1916 Centenary Concert celebrates Irish independence with music artists and an excerpt of the African-American presentation “We Have Risen” at Georgia Tech.

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 [sound] includes 400 new cars, light trucks, vans, and sports utility vehicles at Georgia World Congress Center.

Brass band

March 10, 2016 (7 p.m.)

38.1 miles SE

Dallas Brass plays assorted music (Dixieland, swing, classical masterpieces, film, theater, and patriotic) on the trombone, trumpet, horn, and tuba in Newnan.

Jewish Music Festival

March 10 - 27, 2016

Atlanta locations

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

Tasting event

March 11, 2016 (7 to 11 p.m.)

0.9 miles south

Uncorked & Untapped Atlanta includes wine tasting, craft beer, appetizers, and live music at Georgia Freight Depot.

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 bar crawls

March 11 - 19, 2016

Atlanta locations

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

Aquarium Superhero Day

March 12, 2016

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.

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 celebration

March 12, 2016 (12 to 11 p.m.)

3 miles north

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

St. Patrick’s Day party

March 12, 2016 (noon)

6 miles NE

St. Patrick’s Day Outdoor Festival has bars, live music, and Irish dancers on Buckhead Avenue outside Fado. Nobody under age 21 after 2 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day party

March 12, 2016 (9 p.m.)

6 miles NW

Wear green to Cloverfest, which includes complimentary beer, DJ music, party favors, and food trucks at Red Brick Brewing.

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.

Restaurant week

March 12 - 20, 2016

11 miles south

Get a special deal on a lunch or dinner meal at 18 restaurants during ATL Airport District Restaurant Week in East Point and College Park.

Easter egg hunt on the farm

March 14, 2016 (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

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 - 17, 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.

St. Patrick’s Day in Smyrna

March 17 & 19, 2016

15.6 miles NW

Smyrna St. Patrick’s Day Fest promises live music both days, plus a green fountain and kids’ activities on Sunday in and around Atkins Park Tavern in Smyrna.

Easter egg hunt in Roswell

March 18, 2016 (10 a.m.)

20 miles north

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

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.

Easter egg hunts

March 18 - 27, 2016

Confirm date, time, and rain policy.

Daffodil Day

March 19, 2016

2 miles SE

See flowers, hear talks, and take garden walks during Daffodil Day, with kids’ activities at Oakland Cemetery. Free.

Easter egg hunt in the museum

March 19, 2016 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

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 19, 2016 (SOLD OUT)

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cherry blossom festival - Macon

March 25 - April 3, 2016

85 miles SE

The International 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.

Bacon festival

March 26, 2016 (1 p.m.)

2.4 miles NE

Enjoy sizzling bacon, barbecue, local bands, games, and beer at BaconFest outdoors at 569 Ezzard Street for age 21+.

Oyster festival

March 26, 2016 (2 p.m.)

2.5 miles NE

Oyster Crawfish Festival has live New Orleans music with oysters and crawfish for sale at the Park Tavern. (Similar event at Steamhouse Lounge is Feb. 27.)

Easter egg hunt in the garden

March 26, 2016 (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.)

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.

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, a comedy circus, food vendors, and photos with the Easter Bunny at Sprayberry High School. Free.

Elegant Easter brunch

March 26, 2016 (3 p.m.)

9.1 miles north

Easter Brunch features a jazz trio plus professional sitters to entertain young children with crafts and an Easter egg hunt at The St. Regis Atlanta.

Doggie field day

March 26, 2016 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

17 miles NE

Your dog doesn’t have to be a “rescue” to compete in the Rescue Dog Olympics, which includes dog-related vendors, music, food trucks, and a beer garden at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody. Free.

Easter in the dark

March 26, 2016 (6 p.m.)

21.8 miles NW

Bring a flashlight to Cobb County Eggstravaganza Under the Stars for glow-in-the-dark egg hunts to age 17, kids’ crafts, entertainment, inflatables, contests, and food vendors at Al Bishop Softball Complex in Marietta. Free.

Taste of Forsyth

March 26, 2016

39 miles NE

Buy tastes from 25 restaurants for $1 to $4 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 at Calaway Gardens

March 26 - 27, 2016

81.9 miles SE

Easter Weekend events at Callaway Gardens include a brunch, a 5K race, a kids’ race, an Easter Bunny, egg hunts, hot-air balloon rides (tethered), entertainment, and a sunrise service.

Easter restaurants

March 27, 2016

Atlanta locations

OpenTable lists restaurants offering special menus for Easter.

Easter brunch - Park Tavern

March 27, 2016 (SOLD OUT)

2.4 miles NE

Enjoy an Easter Brunch overlooking Piedmont Park and the city skyline, with an appearance by the Easter bunny and an egg hunt at noon at Park Tavern.

Easter Brunch

March 27, 2016 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

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. Reservation required.

Easter jazz brunch

March 27, 2016 (12 to 4 p.m.)

18.6 miles NE

Easter Sunday Jazz Brunch Buffet includes live music by Suite 10, featuring William Hanford Lee Jr. at Atlanta Comedy Theater in Norcross.

Easter service

March 27, 2016 (7 a.m.)

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.

Inman Park Restaurant Week

March 28 - April 3, 2016

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.

Hip Athens festival

March 31 - April 2, 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.

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.
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