Atlanta events calendar for March 2015. Best festivals, fun things to do, weekend street fairs, kids activities, and free entertainment in Atlanta, Georgia.

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March 2015

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.

Science-fiction convention

March 1, 2015 (begins Feb. 27)

14 miles north

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

Quilts in a mansion

March 5 - 15, 2015

21 miles north

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

Cardboard-costume event

March 7, 2015

Downtown Atlanta

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

Beer, bourbon, barbecue

March 7, 2015

3 miles north

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

Easter egg hunt on the farm

March 9, 2015 (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.

Elvis Festival

March 12 - 15, 2015

308 miles SE

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

Craft show

March 13 - 15, 2015

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.

Model Train Show

March 13 - 15, 2015

11 miles NW

Model Train Show features model train layouts and hundreds of vendors 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

0.5 miles 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 14, 2015

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.

Beer festival

March 14, 2015

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 14, 2015

47 miles

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

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. Free.

Global bridal fashion

March 15 or 22, 2015 (uncertain)

16 miles south

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

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.
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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. The free Health & Fitness Expo is Friday and Saturday in Building A of the Georgia World Congress Center.

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.

Film festival

March 20 - 29, 2015

Atlanta locations

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

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.

Science festival

March 21 - 28, 2015 (uncertain)

Atlanta locations

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

Auto show

March 25 - 29, 2015

0.5 miles west

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

Comedy festival

March 25 - 29, 2015

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 26 - 27, 2015

7 miles east

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

Hip Athens festival

March 26 - 28, 2015

70 miles NE

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

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.

Bluegrass music and art

March 28 - 29, 2015

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 28 - 29, 2015

85 miles SE

Browse arts and crafts while the cherry trees bloom in downtown Macon at the Mulberry Street Festival. Free.

Scavenger hunt

March 2015 (undated)

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.

Kids’ consignment sale

March 2015 (undated)

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 2015 (undated)

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 2015 (undated)

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.

Get painted as you run

March 2015 (undated)

109 miles SW

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

Obstacle race

March 2015 (undated)

19 miles east

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

Columbus air show

March 2015 (undated)

104 miles south

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

Black bridal show

March 2015 (undated)

0.2 miles NE

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

Inman Park Restaurant Week

March 2015 (undated)

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.

Jewish Music Festival

March 2015 (undated)

3 miles east

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

Girl power

March 2015 (undated)

1.1 miles SE

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

Best of Atlanta Party

March 2015 (undated)

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.

Bacon festival

March 2015 (undated)

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 2015 (undated)

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.

Shamrock race

March 2015 (undated)

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 party

March 2015 (undated)

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.

Irish street party

March 2015 (undated)

6 miles NE

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