Atlanta events for March 2017. 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 2017
March 2017

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

Distance is from the Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.

Jewish Music Festival

March 2 - 19, 2017

Atlanta locations

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

Musical: 9 to 5

March 3 - April 2, 2017

7.6 miles NE

OnStage Atlanta performs 9 to 5, based on the hit movie about a bad boss, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton in Decatur. Discount tickets $13.

Cardboard-costume event

March 4, 2017

0 miles

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

Pub crawl

March 4, 2017 (12 to 4 p.m.)

2 miles NE

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

Oyster festival

March 4, 2017 (2 p.m. doors, 3 p.m. music)

2.5 miles NE

Oyster Crawfish Festival has live New Orleans music with oysters and crawfish for sale at the Park Tavern.

Beer, bourbon, barbecue

March 4, 2017

3 miles north

Sample 60 beers and 40 bourbons, eat barbecue, and hear music at the Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival at Atlantic Station.

Monster trucks

March 4 - 5, 2017

1 mile SW

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

Discount tickets $17.

New music festival

March 6 - 9, 2017

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.

Contemporary gospel

March 8, 2017 (8 p.m.)

0.2 miles west

The Worship Tour is a soul-stirring performance by young gospel stars Jonathan McReynolds, Anthony Brown, and Travis Greene at the Tabernacle. Discount tickets $30.

East Point dinner show

March 10, 2017 (7 p.m.)

8.5 miles SW

Jazz Age Jeopardy is a 1920s whodunit with a buffet-style dinner, a few glasses of wine, and audience participation solving a crime. Discount tickets $30.

St. Patrick’s Day bar crawls

March 10 - 18, 2017

Atlanta locations

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

Quilts in a mansion

March 10 - 19, 2017

21 miles north

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

Brunch festival

March 11, 2017 (noon, VIP 11 a.m.)

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 at Atlantic Station for age 21+. No pets.

Daffodil Day

March 11, 2017

2 miles SE

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

St. Patrick’s Day parade

March 11, 2017 (noon 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.

Family show

March 11, 2017 (2 p.m.)

2.5 miles north

The Adventures of Mighty Bug is a comic-book-style adventure that combines shadow and body puppets with digital and overhead projections, and teaches a bit of science at Center for Puppetry Arts for age 4+. Crafts afterwards. Discount tickets $11

St. Patrick’s Day party

March 11, 2017

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+.

Forsythia Festival

March 11 - 12, 2017

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.

Fun basketball show

March 11 & 18, 2017 (2 and 7 p.m.)

1 mile NE

The Harlem Globetrotters demonstrate ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, and comedy.

Shamrock race

March 12, 2017

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.

Science festival

March 15 - 25, 2017

Atlanta locations

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

Cocktails at the aquarium

March 17, 2017

0.5 miles NW

Adults can wander Georgia Aquarium enjoying live music, cocktails, and appetizers at Sips Under the Sea. Visit the website to buy tickets and see the theme.

St. Patrick’s Day party

March 17, 2017

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 in Smyrna

March 17 - 18, 2017

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.

Marathon & fitness expo

March 17 - 19, 2017

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 Omni Hotel at CNN Center.

Craft show

March 17 - 19, 2017

11 miles NW

Find 225 contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home-decor artists at the American Craft Council Atlanta Show at Cobb Galleria Centre.

Beer festival

March 18, 2017 (1 to 5 p.m.)

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 18, 2017

47 miles NW

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

Model Train Show

March 18 - 19, 2017

11 miles NW

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

Auto show

March 22 - 26, 2017

0.5 miles west

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

“The Sing-Off” stars

March 24, 2017 (7 p.m.)

39 miles SW

VoicePlay is an original, imaginative, and delightfully ridiculous “a capella” group that recreates the orchestrated sound of musical productions with just the human voice in Newnan. Discount tickets $11.

Modern dance

March 24 - 25, 2017

1.5 miles NW

See world premieres by 10 emerging choreographers when Dance Canvas presents Introducing the Next Generation at the Ferst Center for the Arts.

Home show

March 24 - 26, 2017

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 24 - April 2, 2017

Atlanta locations

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

Cherry blossom festival - Macon

March 24 - April 2, 2017

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 25, 2017 (12 to 6 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+.

Family hoedown

March 25, 2017

4 miles NE

A ticket to Rock Spring Hoedown includes a dinner buffet, live bluegrass music, dancing, and kids’ activities in Piedmont Heights.

Doggie field day

March 25, 2017

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.

St. Patrick’s Day party

March 25, 2017

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.

Cherry blossom festival - Brookhaven

March 25 - 26, 2017

10 miles NE

Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival has arts and crafts vendors, family activities, live music, a 5K run, and a 1K walk.

Cherry blossom festival - Conyers

March 25 - 26, 2017

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.

Comic opera

March 25 - April 2, 2017

11 miles NW

Sung in Italian with English subtitles, Don Pasquale is a comedy filled with complicated schemes, shenanigans, multiple lies, a fake wedding, and a rendezvous at the famed Hollywood Bowl at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Discount tickets $40.

Colonial life

March 30 - April 2, 2017

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.

Bluegrass

March 31, 2017 (7 p.m.)

39 miles SW

The Barefoot Movement of Nashville plays lush, heartfelt, and harmonious bluegrass jams at The Donald W. Nixon Centre for Performing and Visual Arts in Newnan. Discount tickets $9.

Dark comedy

March 31 - April 15, 2017

16.4 miles SW

Tony Award winning Assassins by Stephen Sondheim leads audiences on a tuneful revue of presidential assassins and would-be killers from John Wilkes Booth to John Hinckley at Out of Box Theatre in Marietta. Discount tickets $15.

Inman Park Restaurant Week

March 2017 (undated)

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 in Oct.

Restaurant week

March 2017 (undated)

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.

St. Patrick’s Day celebration

March 2017 (undated)

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 2017 (undated)

6 miles NW

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