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

Diverse circus

March 1, 2015 (begins Feb. 4)

1.7 miles south

UniverSoul Circus includes Caribbean dancers, Chinese acrobats, African clowns, and exotic animals in a heated tent at Turner Field.

Romantic theater

March 1, 2015

8.3 miles south

Two actors tell a love story captured in 50 years of Love Letters at Hapeville Performing Arts Center.

Discount tickets.

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.

Classic circus

March 1, 2015 (begins Feb. 19)

27 miles NE

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Legends has awe-inspiring acrobats, magnificent animals, amazing jugglers, motorcycles, music, and dance acts at Gwinnett Center in Duluth. Video.

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.

Catch Me if You Can

March 1, 2015 (begins Feb. 13)

17.2 miles NW

Based on the film, Catch Me If You Can is a musical about a high-flying charmer who gets money, a girl, and an FBI pursuit, at Jennie T. Anderson Theatre in Cobb Civic Center in Marietta.

Discount tickets.

Family theater

March 1 - 8, 2015 (begins Feb. 13)

2.6 miles north

An Atlanta mother wrote the book StinkyKids, which is now a funny musical with witty lyrics even parents will enjoy at Synchronicity Theatre.

Discount tickets.

Detroit drama

March 1 - 8, 2015 (begins Feb. 10)

13 miles SW

Detroit ‘67 is a play that relives the time of the big Motor City riot, when Motown music & tension filled the air, at Southwest Arts Center.

Discount tickets.

Puppet show

March 1 - 15, 2015 (also Feb.)

2.5 miles north

See a rainforest with 30 exotic plant-and-animal puppets in the one-hour Rainforest Adventures at Center for Puppetry Arts.

Little Shop of Horrors

March 1 - 28, 2015 (begins Feb. 20)

8 miles NE

Little Shop of Horrors is a comic-horror rock musical (a boy-meets-girl, plant-eats-world love story) based on the movie. Enjoy its demented humor and goofy songs live at OnStage Atlanta.

Discount tickets.

Basketball

March 3 - April 13, 2015

1 mile NE

Join fans cheering on the Atlanta Hawks when they play in Philips Arena.

Discount tickets.

Best of Atlanta Party

March 4, 2015 (6 to 9 p.m.)

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.

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.

Discount tickets.

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.

“Frozen” ballet

March 6 - 8, 2015

27 miles NE

Frozen: A Tale of the Ice Queen is about two sisters who feud and reconcile, performed by Southern Ballet Theatre with 30 students as “Little Snowmen” at Gwinnett Center in Duluth.

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.

St. Patrick’s Day party

March 7, 2015 (7 p.m.)

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.

Family basketball show

March 7 & 14, 2015

Atlanta & Duluth

The Harlem Globetrotters entertain with ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, and comedy.
  • March 7 - Atlanta, Philips Arena
  • March 14 - Duluth, Gwinnett Ctr discount tickets

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.
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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.

Sing Off

March 9, 2015 (8 p.m.)

11 miles NW

The Sing Off Live Tour includes the best acts from the hit NBC TV show, plus local a capella acts at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Discount tickets.

Inman Park Restaurant Week

March 9 - 15, 2015

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.

Culinary fight club

March 12, 2015 (6 to 9 p.m.)

8.5 miles

TasteBud Challenge is a cooking competition with lite bites, beer and wine at DoubleTree Hilton Buckhead.

Elvis Festival

March 12 - 15, 2015

308 miles SE

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

Jewish Music Festival

March 12 - 23, 2015

Atlanta locations

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

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.

I Love Lucy

March 13 - 15, 2015

11 miles NW

I Love Lucy is a funny tribute to the iconic TV show (with Lucy, Ricky, Fred, Ethel) full of music and comedy at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Discount tickets.

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 (noon)

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 music, arts, and crafts. It ends with beer and live music in Central Park at Atlantic Station.

St. Patrick’s Day party

March 14, 2015

6 miles NE

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

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.

Get painted as you run

March 14, 2015

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 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.

St. Patrick’s Day 5K

March 15, 2015 (3 p.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.

Gospel group

March 15, 2015 (3 p.m.)

39 miles SW

The Grammy Award winning Blind Boys of Alabama sing gospel and soul at The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts in Newnan.

Discount tickets.

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.

Ballet premiere

March 20 - 22, 2015

11 miles NW

Atlanta Ballet performs Camino Real, based on a book by Tennesse Williams about human mortality, the desire to connect, and the will to live, at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Discount tickets.

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.

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.

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.

Comedy festival

March 25 - 29, 2015

Atlanta locations

Watch 72 national comedians, play games, and enjoy the after-party at the Comedy Festival in five venues.

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.

Fashion show

March 27, 2015

15 miles NW

Traffik Atlanta showcases promising designers at Brawner Hall in Smyrna.

Discount tickets.

Easter egg hunt in Roswell

March 27, 2015 (10 a.m.)

20 miles north

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

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 (1 p.m.)

2 miles NE

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

Easter egg hunt in the garden

March 28, 2015

4 miles NE

Buy a ticket and 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. Cost.

Brand-new ballet

March 28 - 29, 2015

27 miles NE

Journey features a young man who must choose between love and familiarity as he passes through life’s stages, at Gwinnett Center.

Discount tickets.

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.

Fake wedding

March 29, 2015 (5 p.m.)

2 miles north

Attend an emotional wedding ceremony, eat a light dinner, and dance at a reception to check out the wedding vendors in action at The Big Fake Wedding Atlanta at W Atlanta Midown.

Discount tickets.

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March 2015 calendar of events in Atlanta, GA. Best events, fairs, festivals, and things to do in Atlanta, Georgia.     steve.evans@events12.com