Atlanta events for March 2015. Best festivals, fun things to do, weekend fairs, shows, St. Patrick’s Day parade, free kids’ activities in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Enjoy the best Atlanta events, festivals, and things to do in March 2015 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.

Belly dance festival

March 1, 2015 (begins Feb. 26)

17 miles north

TribalCon offers Friday and Saturday shows with an optional buffet, after parites, vendors and workshops at Holiday Inn, 4386 Chamblee Dunwoody Road.

Science-fiction convention

March 1, 2015 (begins Feb. 27)

9 miles NE

AnachroCon is about Steampunk, science, history, music, classic sci-fi literature, and amazing costumes at Atlanta Marriott Century Center.

Best of Atlanta Party

March 4, 2015

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.

Art & wine evening

March 6, 2015

2.2 miles north

Sips in the South has wine stations offering tastes of Southern France, South America, and the U.S. South plus appetizers and entry to the High Museum of Art.

Vampire Diaries convention

March 6 - 8, 2015

0 miles

The Vampire Diaries Official Convention rewards fans with star appearances, autograph sessions, and vendors at Westin Peachtree Plaza.

RV show

March 6 - 8, 2015

0.5 miles west

Meet RV dealers and see their products at the Great American RV Show at Georgia World Congress Center.

Quilts in a mansion

March 6 - 15, 2015

21 miles north

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

Cardboard-costume event

March 7, 2015

0 miles

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

Super Hero Day

March 7, 2015

0.5 miles NW

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

Wine tasting

March 7, 2015 (6 to 10 p.m.)

2 miles north

Atlanta Wine Party offers 50 wines to taste with live music and a DJ at Opera Nightclub.

Costume pub crawl

March 7, 2015

3.4 miles SE

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

St. Patrick’s Day party

March 7, 2015

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.

Shamrock race

March 8, 2015

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.

Easter egg hunt on the farm

March 9, 2015

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.

Inman Park Restaurant Week

March 9 - 15, 2015

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.

Craft show

March 13 - 15, 2015 (party March 12)

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 13 - 17, 2015

Atlanta locations

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

St. Patrick’s Day parade

March 14, 2015

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 14, 2015

3 miles north

ShamRock the Station begins with face paninting, 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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St. Patrick’s Day party

March 14, 2015

6 miles NE

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

Civil War day

March 14, 2015

6.3 miles north

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

Beer festival

March 14, 2015

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 14, 2015

47 miles

WelshFest 2015 has Welsh music, stories, vendors, a 5K, kids area, and kilt contest in tiny Rockmart. Free.

Model Train Show

March 14 - 15, 2015

11 miles NW

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

Forsythia Festival

March 14 – 15, 2015

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 14 - 22, 2015

10 miles south

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

St. Patrick’s Day 5K

March 15, 2015

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.

Improvised comedy

March 19 - 21, 2015

1.2 miles SE

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

Burlesque festival

March 19 - 22, 2015

2.4 miles NE

Watch burlesque, vaudeville, and variety performers live and on film; shop vendors, and take classes at Southern Fried Burlesque Fest at 7 Stages Theatre.

Macon Cherry Blossom Festival

March 19 - April 4, 2015

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.

Marathon & fitness expo

March 20 - 22, 2015

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 Building 2 of Americas Mart.

Home show

March 20 - 22, 2015

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.

Jewish Music Festival

March 20 - 23, 2015

Atlanta locations

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

Film festival

March 20 - 29, 2015

Atlanta locations

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

Daffodil Day

March 21, 2015

2 miles SE

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

Beer carnival

March 21, 2015

3 miles north

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

Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival

March 21 - 22, 2015

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.

Columbus air show

March 21 - 22, 2015

104 miles south

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

Science festival

March 21 - 28, 2015

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 21 - April 5, 2015

Confirm date, time, and rain policy.

Writers’ Festival

March 24 - 27, 2015

7 miles east

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

Auto show

March 25 - 29, 2015

0.5 miles west

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

Fun short plays

March 26 & 28, 2015

8 miles NE

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

Hip Athens festival

March 26 - 28, 2015

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.

Comedy festival

March 26 - 29, 2015

Atlanta locations

Watch 72 of the best national comedians compete at the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival.

Easter egg hunt in Roswell

March 27, 2015

20 miles north

Kids bring baskets to fill with candy at the Easter Egg Hunt [scroll to bottom of the page] at Archibald Smith Plantation in Roswell for $5.

Cherry blossom fest

March 27 - 29, 2015

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.

Colonial life

March 27 - 29, 2015

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.

Bacon festival

March 28, 2015

2 miles NE

Enjoy sizzling bacon, barbecue, local bands, games, and beer at BaconFest outdoors at The Masquerade Park for age 21+.

Easter egg hunt in the garden

March 28, 2015

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 28, 2015

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.

Family hoedown

March 28, 2015

4 miles NE

Rock Spring Hoedown has live bluegrass, dancing, kids’ activities, and a dinner buffet in Piedmont Hts.

Easter at governor’s mansion

March 28, 2015

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.

Wine tasting

March 28, 2015

7 miles north

Taste wine with light bites and meet the winemakers at Andrews Wine Festival.

Easter in the dark

March 28, 2015

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.

Macon festival

March 28 - 29, 2015

85 miles SE

Browse arts and crafts while the cherry trees bloom in downtown Macon at Mulberry Street Festival. Free.
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March 2015 calendar of events in Atlanta, GA. Best events, entertainment, fairs, festivals, and things to do in Atlanta, Georgia.