Atlanta events March 2020. Things to do in Atlanta.

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Atlanta events March 2020

Auto show

March 1, 2020
(begins Feb. 26)
1.2 miles west
Atlanta International Auto Show includes hundreds of new cars, light trucks, vans, and sport utility vehicles at Georgia World Congress Center.

American music in the park

March 1, 2020
2.5 miles NE
Hear four bands playing country, rockabilly, and rock at Americana in the Park, with food and drink for sale outside the Park Tavern in Piedmont Park. Children under age 12 are free.

Tattoo convention

March 6 - 8, 2020
0.1 miles north
Atlanta Tattoo Arts Convention features live tattooing, sideshows, and entertainment at Atlanta Convention Center.

Tiki convention

March 6 - 8, 2020
9.8 miles NE
Dress Hawaiian for Atlanta’s Tiki Weekend, a $99 event that includes ukulele music, a tiki bar tour, classes, contests, panel discussions, entertainment, and vendors at Atlanta Marriott Century Center.

Quilts in a mansion

March 6 - 15, 2020
21 miles north
See hundreds of locally made quilts at the Quilt Show in historic Bulloch Hall in Roswell.

Science festival

March 6 - 21, 2020
Atlanta locations
Atlanta Science Festival features hands-on activities, performances, presentations, and facility tours in dozens of locations to celebrate local science and technology. The giant Exploration Expo is March 21 in Piedmont Park.

Craft show

March 13 - 15, 2020
11 miles NW
Find 230 contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home-decor artists at the American Craft Show at Cobb Galleria Centre.

St. Patrick’s Day parade

March 14, 2020
(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 going south on Peachtree Street (from 15th St. NE to 5th St. NE).

Party for pets

March 14, 2020
8.9 miles north
A $200 ticket to the masquerade party For the Love of Paws includes a three-course meal, an open bar, entertainment, dancing, and auctions at Grand Hyatt Atlanta In Buckhead, to support pet rescue.

Model Train Show

March 14 - 15, 2020
11 miles NW
The Model Train Show features model train layouts and hundreds of vendors at Cobb Galleria Centre.

Forsythia Festival

March 14 - 15, 2020
62 miles SE
Forsythia Festival features 100 juried arts-and-crafts vendors, live entertainment, a children’s area, and a 5K in Forsyth. No pets. Free.

Dog games

March 15, 2020
(1 to 6 p.m.)
2.5 miles NE
Rescue Dog Games is “an interactive, fun field day of silly and competitive games for dogs and their humans” plus pet vendors, a dog costume contest with a St. Patrick’s Day theme, adoptable dogs, beer, and food at Piedmont Park. Free, except the optional $10 V.I.P Puppy Experience.

Car racing

March 15, 2020
(2 p.m.)
28 miles south
The stars of NASCAR race 500 miles in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Home show

March 20 - 22, 2020
11 miles NW
Spring Atlanta Home Show is billed as Georgia’s largest home show and features 250 home-improvement companies at Cobb Galleria Centre. Repeats in Sept.

Daffodil Day

March 21, 2020
2 miles SE
See flowers, shop for plants, hear talks, and take garden walks during Daffodil Day, with kids’ activities at Oakland Cemetery. Free.

Welsh festival

March 21, 2020
47 miles NW
WelshFest has Welsh music, stories, vendors, a 5K, a kids’ area, and a kilt contest in tiny Rockmart. Free.

Kitchens tour

March 21 - 22, 2020
North of Atlanta
Tour of Kitchens is a self-guided visit of “14 of Atlanta’s finest residential kitchens created by the city’s most celebrated kitchen designers” with culinary demonstrations in some homes. Children age 5 and younger are free. Brochure (PDF).

Stimulate your mind

March 22, 2020
0.2 miles south
Hear 17 brilliant speakers “present ideas that challenge us to reconsider what we think we already know” at TEDxAtlanta at Rialto Center for the Arts.

Fermented food festival

March 22, 2020
(uncertain)
3.3 miles SW
Family-friendly Atlanta Fermentation Festival offers fermented products from dozens of producers, educational talks and demonstrations, seasonal kombucha on tap, and a libation lounge at Cultured South Fermentation Co. Free.

Italian Film Festival

March 26 - 29, 2020
2.8 miles NE
Cinema Italy Atlanta screens five new Italian films at the Plaza Theatre.

Food event

March 26 - 29, 2020
82 miles SE
Sip & Savor Spring “will bring together a collection of chefs, beverage experts, authors, and celebrities for one grand long weekend party” with dinner, brunch, tastings, and music at Callaway Gardens.

Colonial reenactment day

March 27 - 29, 2020
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. Children younger than age 12 are free.

Cherry blossom festival - Macon

March 27 - April 5, 2020
85 miles SE
International Cherry Blossom Festival includes 75 events, arts & crafts vendors, concerts, food trucks, a parade, parties, and Macon’s 350,000 flowering cherry trees.

Macaroni & cheese festival

March 28, 2020
3.5 miles SE
A ticket to Edgewood Mac and Cheese Festival gets you unlimited samples of mac & cheese from local restaurants, with music by local bands at Walker Park. No pets.

Family fun in the museum

March 28, 2020
(10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
4 miles NE
Meet baby animals, play games, and collect eggs at activity stations during Little Critters Day at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

Chicken wing festival

March 28 - 29, 2020
40.6 miles north
Wing & Rock Fest offers chicken wings from local restaurants, an eating contest, live music, arts and crafts vendors, and a kids’ zone at Etowah River Park in Canton. Free.

Jewish Music Festival

March 2020
(undated)
Atlanta locations
Atlanta Jewish Music Festival includes jazz, sacred, folk, orchestral, kids’, and rock ’n’ roll music.

Art auction

March 2020
(undated)
0.1 mile south
View works by 200 artists from around the world, bid in a silent auction on your phone, eat complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and visit the cash bar during Art Papers Art Auction at Southern Exchange Ballrooms.

Family event

March 2020
(undated)
0.3 miles west
Register online for Atlanta Kids Marathon, which includes three kids’ races (ages 1-4, 1-9, 7-14), medals and T-shirts for all, and snacks at Centennial Olympic Park.

National high-school basketball games

March 2020
(undated)
0.6 miles SW
Watch the nation’s best girls (5 p.m.) and boys (7 p.m.) play in the All American Games, with half-time performances at State Farm Arena.

Craft market

March 2020
(undated)
1.5 miles NE
Indie Craft Experience Spring Market features 60 curated vendors selling vintage clothing, jewelry, furniture, decor, home goods, and food at Yaarab Shrine. Repeats in Sept. Children age 12 and younger are free.

Brunch festival

March 2020
(undated)
1.7 miles NE
Buy tasty bites from 25 restaurants plus 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.

Musical inventions

March 2020
(undated)
1.9 miles NW
Watch inventors play new musical instruments they designed and talk about how they work at Margaret Guthman New Instrument Competition at Ferst Center for the Arts. Watch preliminary judging or the final competition. Free.

Inman Park Restaurant Week

March 2020
(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.

Pub Crawl on the BeltLine

March 2020
(undated)
2 miles NE
A ticket to Pub Crawl on the BeltLine includes a free drink at five venues plus food discounts.

Oyster festival

March 2020
(undated)
2.5 miles NE
Oyster Crawfish Festival has live New Orleans music with oysters and crawfish for sale at the Park Tavern for age 21+.

Run with the dogs

March 2020
(undated)
2.5 miles NE
Doggie Dash & 5K begins and ends at the Magnolia Hall in Piedmont Park, with a one-mile version for puppies. The 5K event has awards in age divisions for both men and women. You are also welcome without a dog.

Pub crawl

March 2020
(undated)
3 miles NE
Dress as a criminal or a crime fighter for SuperHero Pub Crawl at four pubs in Virginia Highlands for age 21+.

Chocolate and Art Show

March 2020
(undated)
4 miles SW
The Chocolate and Art Show features artists, live body painting, live music, face-painting, and free chocolate at The B Complex for age 21+.

Bloody Mary Festival

March 2020
(undated)
4.1 miles NW
A ticket to The Bloody Mary Festival - Atlanta includes unlimited tastes of creative bloody marys, craft spirits, and artisan food samples at The Fairmont for age 21+.

Science fair for students

March 2020
(undated)
6 miles south
STEM Wars (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) has hands-on activities, robots and drones, presentations, a college and career fair, video game design, and app and website-making events at Atlanta Technical College. Brochure for 2019. Free.

Restaurant week

March 2020
(undated)
11 miles south
Get a special deal on a lunch or dinner meal at a dozen restaurants during ATL Airport District Restaurant Week in East Point, College Park, and Hapeville.

Cherry blossom festival - Brookhaven

March 2020
(undated)
13 miles NE
Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival has arts and crafts vendors, family activities, live music, a Saturday car show, and a Sunday pet parade and pet costume contest (11:15 a.m.) at Blackburn Park. Free.

Crawfish festival

March 2020
(undated)
14.3 miles NW
Family friendly MuddBuggs & Music promises “the freshest, most delicious crawfish,” other food options, live music, kids’ activities, lawn games, and a beer garden at Duluth Festival Center.

Beer festival

March 2020
(undated)
23.8 miles north
Roswell Beer Festival promises 400 beers, restaurant food, and local bands at Roswell Town Square.

Mardi Gras in Alpharetta

March 2020
(undated)
25.1 miles north
Mardi Gras at Avalon turns Avalon Boulevard into a suburban version of Bourbon Street with live music and New-Orleans-style food and drink for sale. Free.

Cowboy show

March 2020
(undated)
27 miles NE
Professional Bull Riders compete to see who can last the longest atop a bucking bull at Infinite Energy Arena.

Golf tournament

March 2020
(undated)
28.8 miles NE
Watch the top U.S. and top British amateur golfers compete in The Georgia Cup at The Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta. Free, with food & drink for sale.

Color festival

March 2020
(undated)
30.3 miles NE
Your ticket to Atlanta Holi includes a pizza slice, a drink, and a packet of colored powder to throw in the air to celebrate spring in Johns Creek. A DJ will be playing Bollywood music.

Beer festival

March 2020
(undated)
32 miles NE
Suwanee American Craft Beer Fest offers tastes of 350 craft beers, local restaurant food for sale, games, and live music at Suwanee Town Center Park for age 21+.

Cherry blossom festival - Conyers

March 2020
(undated)
33 miles east
Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival features 300 arts & crafts booths, international music and dance, food vendors, and a children’s area at the Georgia International Horse Park. Free except parking.

Tiny house festival

March 2020
(undated)
86 miles SE
Georgia Tiny House Festival
See tiny houses, meet the builders, and shop at food booths during the Georgia Tiny House Festival at Central City Park in Macon. Free for children age 12 and younger, and free certain hours on Friday.

St. Patrick’s Day block party

March 2020
(undated)
2.1 miles north
Crescent Street is blocked off for Paddyfest outside Rí Rá Irish Pub, which promises five bands, DJs, Irish dancers, bars, and a beer truck.

St. Patrick’s Day party

March 2020
(undated)
2.5 miles NE
Irish Lights Festival is an all-day party featuring the band “Irish Lights” plus multiple areas of entertainment with “DJs spinning EDM, tropical house, deep house, progressive house, and open format music” outside Park Tavern for age 21+.

Shamrock race

March 2020
(undated)
3 miles north
Shamrock ‘N Roll Road Race is a walk or run (10K, 5K, and kids’ 1K) with a “vendor village, entertainment, and food” beginning at Atlantic Station.

St. Patrick’s Day block party

March 2020
(undated)
3.1 miles NE
Billed as Atlanta’s oldest Irish pub, Limerick Junction opens at noon and the outdoor St. Patrick’s Day Festival opens at noon indoors and 2 p.m. outdoors. Families are welcome outdoors until 6 p.m. then 21+.

St. Patrick’s Day party

March 2020
(undated)
6 miles NE
St. Patrick’s Day Outdoor Events has bars, live music, and Irish dancers on the lot at Buckhead Avenue NE & N. Fulton Drive.

St. Patrick’s Day in Smyrna

March 2020
(undated)
15.6 miles NW
Smyrna St. Patrick’s Day Fest promises live music, carnival games, bars, and food for sale in and around Atkins Park Tavern in Smyrna. The fountain is dyed green Saturday at 5 p.m. Children age 12 and younger are free.

St. Patrick’s Day party

March 2020
(undated)
18.1 miles north
A ticket to St. Patrick’s Day at Pontoon Brewing includes five beer tickets and party favors at Pontoon Brewing in Sandy Springs, with a band, games, and food trucks. Kids free.

St. Patrick’s Day in Roswell

March 2020
(undated)
21 miles north
Family-friendly MacFestivus includes live music, Irish dancers, a beer truck, and family activities on closed Canton Street near Mac McGee. Free admission.

St. Patrick’s Day party

March 2020
(undated)
23 miles north
Your ticket to Shamrockin’ for a Cure includes food, drinks, live music, dancing, and a charity auction at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre in Alpharetta.

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