Atlanta events for March 2017. Best festivals, fun things to do, weekend fairs, art shows, music festivals, St. Patrick’s Day parade in Atlanta, Georgia.

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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.

Cardboard-costume event

March 4, 2017 (7 p.m.)

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.

Family obstacle course

March 4, 2017 (unless windy)

2.2 miles NE

You and your kids age 3+ can take the KidFitStrong Fitness Challenge, which includes 10 fitness stations in Piedmont Park. Free, but nearby rides are not free.

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 for age 21+.

Beer, bourbon, barbecue

March 4, 2017 (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.

No technology party

March 4, 2017 (12:30 to 4:30 p.m.)

5.4 miles north

Turn off your cellphone and stop talking about work at Unplug Atlanta. It promises beer & chocolate tasting, live body painting, live music, and games at SweetWater Brewing Company. Get tickets at the door unless you want to register for the 11:30 a.m. yoga.

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.

Irish music

March 7, 2017 (8 p.m.)

2.3 miles north

The Chieftans play their unique blend of traditional Irish and modern music at Atlanta Symphony Hall.

Chocolate and Art Show

March 10 - 11, 2017 (8 p.m.)

3.7 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+.

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, shop for plants, 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.

St. Patrick’s Day party

March 11, 2017 (2 p.m. to closing)

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+.

St. Patrick’s Day celebration

March 11, 2017 (1 to 10 p.m.)

3 miles north

Shamrock the Station begins at 1 p.m. with kids’ activities and Irish dancing and then adds live music at 5 p.m. with beer in Central Park at Atlantic Station. Irish costumes and accents optional.

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.

St. Patrick’s Day party

March 11 & 17, 2017

6 miles NE

St. Patrick’s Day Outdoor Festival has bars, live music, and Irish dancers on Buckhead Avenue outside Fado.

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.

Shari Lewis legacy

March 12, 2017 (3 p.m.)

39 miles SW

If you loved Shari Lewis and her lovable puppet friend, you’ll love A Lamb Chop Celebration! starring her ventriloquist daughter with audience participation and a video retrospective about Shari Lewis in Newnan for all ages.

Science festival

March 14 - 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 comedy

March 17, 2017 (6:30 to 9:30 p.m.)

2.2 miles north

Sober St. Patrick’s Day Comedy Night features food, beverages, warm-up acts, and headliner John Lehr at Georgia Public Broadcasting.

St. Patrick’s Day block party

March 17, 2017 (4 p.m.)

3.1 miles NE

Billed as Atlanta’s oldest Irish pub, Limerick Junction is holding an outdoor St. Patrick’s Day Festival. Must be 21+ after 6 p.m. (Enter promo code “limerick30” and then buy the second ticket that includes a free drink.)

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 Saturday 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 p.m., VIP noon)

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.

Restaurant week

March 18 - 26, 2017

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 and College Park.

Family event

March 19, 2017 (10 a.m.)

0.3 miles west

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 Centennial Olympic Park. Free.

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 cappella” group that recreates the orchestrated sound of musical productions with just the human voice in Newnan.

Modern dance

March 24 - 25, 2017 (8 p.m.)

1.5 miles NW

See world premieres by choreographers versed in aerial dance, industrial engineering, and freelance art at Introducing the Next Generation by Dance Canvas at Rialto 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, mostly at the Plaza Theatre and 7 Stages Theatre.

Cherry blossom festival - Macon

March 24 - April 2, 2017

85 miles SE

International Cherry Blossom Festival includes 80 events, a parade, arts & crafts, concerts, food trucks, a street party, and 300,000 flowering cherry trees.

Bacon festival

March 25, 2017 (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+.

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.

Ballet: Beauty and the Beast

March 25, 2017 (2 and 7:30 p.m.)

22.6 miles north

Based on the popular film, Beauty and the Beast is the story of a young woman (Belle) and a young prince under a witch’s curse (Beast) performed by Atlanta Dance Theatre in Roswell.

St. Patrick’s Day party

March 25, 2017 (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 25, 2017 (2 to 6 p.m.)

23.8 miles north

Roswell Beer Festival promises 300 beers, great food, and killer bands at Roswell Town Square.

Cherry blossom festival - Brookhaven

March 25 - 26, 2017

13 miles NE

Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival has arts and crafts vendors, family activities, live music, a 5K run and a 1K walk on Saturday, and a pet parade and costume contest on Sunday at Blackburn Park.

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.

Atlanta Restaurant Week

March 26 - April 1, 2017

multiple locations

Get a $35 meal (sometimes for two) at 21 restaurants during the very first Atlanta Restaurant Week.

Inman Park Restaurant Week

March 27 - April 2, 2017

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.

Hip Athens festival

March 30 - April 1, 2017

70 miles NE

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

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.

Musical: 9 to 5

March 31, 2017 (8 p.m.)

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.


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.
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