Atlanta events March 2018. Things to do in Atlanta.

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Atlanta events March 2018

Tiny house festival

March 2 - 4, 2018
28 miles south
See 75 tiny houses, meet the builders, and shop at food booths during the Georgia Tiny House Festival at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Free for children age 12 and younger, plus certain free hours on Friday. Speakers.

Cardboard-costume event

March 3, 2018
0 miles
Cardboard*Con is about making cheap science-fiction and fantasy cardboard costumes to wear, and then roaming among downtown hotels and bars.

Motocross racing

March 3, 2018
(6:30 p.m.)
1 mile SW
Watch off-road motorcycles race on dirt tracks with steep jumps, tight corners, and obstacles at AMA Supercross in Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
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Daffodil Day

March 3, 2018
(10 a.m to 3 p.m.)
2 miles SE
See flowers, shop for plants, hear talks, and take garden walks during Daffodil Day, with kids’ activities at Oakland Cemetery. Free.

Pub crawl

March 3, 2018
(12 to 4 p.m.)
2 miles NE
A ticket to Pub Crawl on the BeltLine includes a free drink at five venues plus food discounts.

Family obstacle course

March 3, 2018
2.2 miles NE
You and your kids age 3+ can take the KidFitStrong Fitness Challenge, which includes 10 fitness stations (sprinting, push ups, wall crawls, hurdles, jumping jacks, sit ups, climbing, tunnel crawls) in Piedmont Park. Free except food and nearby activities. Register online.

Oyster festival

March 3, 2018
(2 to 11 p.m.)
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+.

Beer, bourbon, barbecue

March 3, 2018
(2 p.m., VIP noon)
3 miles north
Sample 60 beers and 40 bourbons, eat barbecue, and hear music at the Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival at Atlantic Station.

Country music up north

March 3 - 4, 2018
40.7 miles north
CR Music Festival is an all-ages country and rock music festival, with food trucks, beer tents, and arts & crafts vendors at Etowah River Park in Canton.

American music in the park

March 4, 2018
(1 to 6 p.m, doors noon)
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.

Beer, blues, and BBQ

March 8, 2018
(6:30 to 10 p.m.)
5.9 miles NW
Manna Fund Winter Blues Fundraiser promises “unlimited BBQ from Atlanta’s hottest BBQ joints,” beer, and live blues at Red Brick Brewing.

Jewish Music Festival

March 8 - 25, 2018
Atlanta locations
Atlanta Jewish Music Festival includes jazz, sacred, folk, orchestral, kids’, and rock ’n’ roll music.

Underground art show

March 9, 2018
(8 p.m.)
0.9 miles south
The Atlanta Pancakes & Booze Art Show is a traveling exhibition of 100 artists, with pancakes, live music, body painting, and multimedia displays at GA Freight Depot for age 21+. Pay cash at the door or buy a line-jumper ticket online.

Quilts in a mansion

March 9 - 18, 2018
(reception March 8)
21 miles north
See hundreds of locally made quilts at the Quilt Show in historic Bulloch Hall in Roswell.

Science festival

March 9 - 24, 2018
Atlanta locations
Atlanta Science Festival features hands-on activities, performances, presentations, and facility tours in dozens of locations to celebrate local science and technology. See the events list or booklet.

Brunch festival

March 10, 2018
(noon, VIP 11 a.m.)
1.7 miles NE
Buy 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.

St. Patrick’s Day party

March 10, 2018
(3 p.m.)
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+.

Cowboy show

March 10 - 11, 2018
27 miles NE
Professional Bull Riders compete to see who can last the longest atop a bucking bull at Infinite Energy Arena.

Forsythia Festival

March 10 - 11, 2018
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.

St. Patrick’s Day party

March 10 & 17, 2018
6 miles NE
St. Patrick’s Day Outdoor Festival has bars and live music (plus Irish dancers on March 17 at 2 p.m.) on Buckhead Avenue outside Fado.

Run with the dogs

March 11, 2018
(9 a.m.)
2.5 miles NE
Doggie Dash & 5K begins and ends at the Promenade 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.

Easter egg hunt on the farm

March 12, 2018
(10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
8 miles north
Kids search for colorful eggs, play games, and create springtime crafts during Magic Monday: Egg Hunt at the Atlanta History Center.

Inman Park Restaurant Week

March 12 - 18, 2018
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.

Chocolate and Art Show

March 16 - 17, 2018
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+.

Tattoo convention

March 16 - 18, 2018
0.1 miles north
Atlanta Tattoo Arts Convention features live tattooing, sideshows, and entertainment at Atlanta Convention Center.

Craft show

March 16 - 18, 2018
11 miles NW
Find 230 contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home-decor artists at the American Craft Show at Cobb Galleria Centre.

Cherry blossom festival - Macon

March 16 - 25, 2018
85 miles SE
International Cherry Blossom Festival includes 80 events, arts & crafts vendors, concerts, food trucks, a parade (4 p.m. March 18), a street party (4 p.m. March 24), and 350,000 flowering cherry trees.

Family event

March 17, 2018
(9:30 a.m.)
0.5 miles NW
Register online for Be Healthy Georgia Festival, which includes two kids’ races (ages 1-6 and 7-14), games, sports activities, team mascots, and a fitness expo at Pemberton Place, 126 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd NW. Free.

St. Patrick’s Day block party

March 17, 2018
(11 a.m.)
2.1 miles north
Crescent Street is blocked off for Paddyfest outside Rí Rá Irish Pub, which promises eight bands, DJs, Irish dancers, four bars, and a beer truck. Flyer.

St. Patrick’s Day parade

March 17, 2018
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.

Shamrock race

March 17, 2018
3 miles north
Shamrock ‘N Roll Road Race is a walk or run (kids’ 1K, 5K, 10K) with Irish entertainment beginning at Atlantic Station.

St. Patrick’s Day celebration

March 17, 2018
(2 to 11 p.m.)
3 miles north
Shamrock the Station begins with kids’ activities and Irish dancing at 2 p.m, followed by live music and beer at 4 p.m. in Central Park at Atlantic Station. Irish costumes and accents are optional.

St. Patrick’s Day block party

March 17, 2018
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 2 p.m. Must be 21+ after 6 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day for dogs

March 17, 2018
(11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
17 miles NE
St. Paw-trick’s Day Rescue Dog Olympics is “an interactive, fun field day of silly and competitive games for dogs and their humans” plus pet vendors, a dog fashion show, a costume contest, and a green beer garden at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody. Free.

St. Patrick’s Day party

March 17, 2018
(noon to 10 p.m.)
18.1 miles north
A ticket to Paddy’s & Pint’s Fest includes a free craft beer and green party beads at Pontoon Brewing in Sandy Springs, plus 2 bands, 2 DJs, and food trucks.

St. Patrick’s Day in Roswell

March 17, 2018
(noon to midnight)
21 miles north
Family-friendly MacFestivus includes a 1/2 K road race, live music beginning at 1 p.m., Irish dancers, a beer truck, a face painter, and a balloon artist for kids on closed Elizabeth Way near Mac McGee.

Beer festival

March 17, 2018
(1 to 5 p.m.)
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+.

Welsh festival

March 17, 2018
47 miles NW
WelshFest has Welsh music, stories, vendors, a 5K, a kids’ area, and a kilt contest in tiny Rockmart. Free.

Model Train Show

March 17 - 18, 2018
11 miles NW
The Model Train Show features model train layouts and hundreds of vendors at Cobb Galleria Centre.

St. Patrick’s Day in Smyrna

March 17 - 18, 2018
15.6 miles NW
Smyrna St. Patrick’s Day Fest promises live music both days, plus a green fountain and kids’ activities on Saturday in and around Atkins Park Tavern in Smyrna. Children age 12 and younger are free.

Restaurant week

March 17 - 25, 2018
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, Hapeville, and Union City.

Auto show

March 21 - 25, 2018
0.5 miles west
Atlanta International Auto Show includes hundreds of new cars, light trucks, vans, and sport utility vehicles at Georgia World Congress Center.

Home show

March 23 - 25, 2018
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.

Make a glass egg

March 23 - April 8, 2018
7 miles east
Register for the $50 Glass Easter Egg Class to learn about glass blowing safety and then make an Easter egg-shaped paperweight with instructor guidance at Decatur Glassblowing, for age 10+ with a parent.

Easter at governor’s mansion

March 24, 2018
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, but follow the directions to email a reservation on March 12 at exactly 8 a.m.

St. Patrick’s Day party

March 24, 2018
(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.

Beer festival

March 24, 2018
(2 p.m., VIP 1 p.m.)
23.8 miles north
Roswell Beer Festival promises 300 beers, restaurant food, and local bands at Roswell Town Square.

Pub crawl in Athens

March 24, 2018
(4 to 11 p.m.)
72 miles NE
Dress as a criminal or a crime fighter for Super Hero Pub Crawl at 4 pubs in downtown Athens for age 21+.

Kitchens tour

March 24 - 25, 2018
(party March 22)
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 (7 kitchens each day). Children age 5 and younger are free. Brochure.

Cherry blossom festival - Brookhaven

March 24 - 25, 2018
13 miles NE
Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival has arts and crafts vendors, family activities, live music, a Saturday car show, a Sunday pet parade and costume contest, and a Sunday 5K run and a 1K walk at Blackburn Park.

Cherry blossom festival - Conyers

March 24 - 25, 2018
33 miles east
Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival features 300 arts & crafts booths, international music and dance, food vendors, a Saturday 5K race, and a big children’s area at the Georgia International Horse Park.

Macon arts festival

March 24 - 25, 2018
85 miles SE
Browse arts and crafts while the cherry trees bloom in downtown Macon at Mulberry Street Festival. Free.

Golf tournament

March 25, 2018 (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
(11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
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.

Colonial reenactment day

March 29 - April 1, 2018
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.

Easter egg hunt in Roswell

March 30, 2018
(10 a.m. to noon)
20 miles north
Kids bring baskets to fill with candy at the $5 Easter Egg Hunt at Archibald Smith Plantation in Roswell. To sign up, click the “+” on the registration page.

Bacon festival

March 31, 2018
(1 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+.

Easter egg hunt in the garden

March 31, 2018
4 miles NE
Buy a ticket online & bring a basket to hunt for candy-filled eggs at Eggstravaganza. Meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy family activities at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Read the parking instructions. Rain will cancel.

Family fun in the museum

March 31, 2018
(10 a.m. to 2 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.

Eggs from the sky

March 31, 2018
6.5 miles SE
Join 25,000 at Northeast Cobb Community Egg Drop, with helicopter egg drops, games, and food vendors at Sprayberry High School. Free. Optional unlimited rides $7. Egg hunt schedule: 11:30 a.m. age 0 to 3; 1:30 p.m. helicopter drop and age 4 to 7; 2 p.m. special needs; 3:30 p.m. age 8 to 10.

Baseball tailgate party

March 31, 2018
(2 to 7 p.m.)
12.7 miles NW
Ultimate Atlanta Bar Crawls Tailgate Party includes unlimited draft beer, cocktails, hot dogs, hamburgers, snacks, games, and optional ticket to the 7:10 p.m. Braves vs. Phillies game, in Parking lot 29 at Suntrust Park.

Taste of Forsyth

March 31, 2018
39 miles NE
Buy tastes from 25 restaurants for $1 to $4 at Taste of Forsyth, which has a kids’ zone and Easter egg hunts on the lawn at Cumming Fairgrounds. Free. The Warbington Farms EGGstravaganza is 10 miles away.

Easter at Callaway Gardens

March 31 - April 1, 2018
82 miles SE
Easter Weekend events at Callaway Gardens include a 5K race, a kids’ race, an Easter Bunny, egg hunts, and entertainment on Saturday. Sunday features a sunrise service, brunch, and lunch.