Atlanta events March 2020. Things to do in Atlanta.

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Atlanta events March 2020

Marathon & fitness expo

March 1, 2020
0.3 miles west
The Atlanta Marathon & Half Marathon plus 5K begin and end at Centennial Olympic Park. [The half marathon is sold out for 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
(12 to 6 p.m.)
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.

Travel show

March 1, 2020
(begins Feb. 29)
11 miles NW
Hear talks by travel experts (including Samantha Brown and Peter Greenberg) and shop from travel industry vendors at the Travel & Adventure Show in Cobb Galleria Centre.

Discount tickets $5

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
0.3 miles east
Dress Hawaiian for Atlanta’s Tiki Weekend, a $92 event that includes ukulele music, a tiki bar tour, classes, contests, panel discussions, entertainment, and vendors at Sheraton Atlanta Hotel.

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 has 150 events, 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.

Comedy about disaster movies

March 6 - 29, 2020
8.6 miles NE
Outrageous characters dance and sing the night away to 1970s pop music aboard a floating casino and disco despite fires, earthquakes, and tidal waves in Disaster! at OnStage Atlanta in Scottdale.

Discount tickets $10+

Estefan musical

March 6 - April 12, 2020
32 miles NE
On Your Feet is a musical about the Grammy winning husband and wife singing team Emilio and Gloria Estefan (Conga & 1-2-3) at the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville.

Discount tickets $15+

Brunch festival

March 7, 2020
(12 to 4 p.m.)
1.7 miles NE
A ticket to Atlanta Brunch Festival includes bottomless drinks (beer, wine, vodka drinks, and mimosas). Buy $3 bites from 48 restaurants, and hear music from a DJ and a pop tribute band at Atlanta Brunch Festival at Atlantic Station for age 21+. No pets.

Musical inventions

March 7, 2020
(7 to 9 p.m.)
1.9 miles NW
Watch inventors play new musical instruments they designed and talk about how they work at The Guthman Musical Instrument Competition at Ferst Center for the Arts. Free tickets for all ages.

St. Patrick’s Day party

March 7, 2020
(3 to 11:30 p.m.)
2.5 miles NE
Irish Lights St. Patrick’s Day Festival is an all-day party featuring the band “Irish Lights” plus multiple areas of entertainment with DJs spinning “tropical house, EDM, deep house, progressive house, pop n rock, and open format music” outside Park Tavern for age 21+.

Family obstacle course

March 8, 2020
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 for “Xtreme rides” like Bumper Balls.

Jewish Music Festival

March 12 - 15, 2020
Atlanta locations
Atlanta Jewish Music Festival includes jazz, sacred, folk, orchestral, kids’, and rock ’n’ roll music.

St. Patrick’s Day bar events

March 13 - 15, 2020
Atlanta locations
These events usually include drink specials and party souvenirs, with no cover charges at multiple bars.

Craft show

March 13 - 15, 2020
11 miles NW
Find 250 contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home-decor artists at the American Craft Show at Cobb Galleria Centre.

St. Patrick’s Day block party

March 14, 2020
(11 a.m.)
2.1 miles north
Crescent Avenue is blocked off for Paddyfest outside Rí Rá Irish Pub, which promises five bands, DJs, Irish dancers, bars, and a beer truck. Must be age 21+ after 2 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day parade

March 14, 2020
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).

Shamrock race

March 14, 2020
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.

Party for pets

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

Jazz in Decatur

March 14, 2020
(7:45 p.m.)
11 miles SE
Hear music ranging from traditional and modern jazz to soul during Jazz at Sunset, performed by Songstress Sugar Lips, Thallas Amie, John Kendall, and The Billy Gee Trio at Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center in Decatur.

Discount tickets $14+

St. Patrick’s Day party

March 14, 2020
(12 to 8 p.m.)
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 14, 2020
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.

Beer festival

March 14, 2020
(1 p.m., VIP noon)
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+.

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.

St. Patrick’s Day in Smyrna

March 14 - 15, 2020
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 younger than age 13 are free.

Cowboy show

March 14 - 15, 2020
27 miles NE
Professional Bull Riders compete to see who can last the longest atop a bucking bull at Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth.

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.

St. Patrick’s Day party

March 14 & 17, 2020
6 miles NE
St. Patrick’s Day Outdoor Event has bars, live music, and Irish dancers on the lot at Buckhead Avenue NE & N. Fulton Drive for age 21+.

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.

Run with the dogs

March 15, 2020
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.

Bloody Mary Festival

March 15, 2020
(1 p.m., VIP noon)
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+.

Car racing

March 15, 2020
(2 to 5 p.m.)
28 miles south
The stars of NASCAR race 500 miles in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Coming-of-age rock musical

March 18 - April 12, 2020
34 miles SW
Teens navigate the confusing and troubled waters of adolescence in Spring Awakening, with an electrifying and hauntingly beautiful rock score and adult subject matter, performed outdoors in Chattahoochee Hills.

Discount tickets $18.25+

Adult party at the aquarium

March 20, 2020
(7 to 10 p.m.)
0.5 miles NW
Adults can wander Georgia Aquarium enjoying DJ music, dancing, finger food, and cocktails from full service bars during Sips Under the Sea for age 21+. Tickets are sold only online.

Modern dance

March 20 - 21, 2020
(8 p.m.)
1.8 miles NW
See a diverse mix of world premieres by choreographers “with a focus on communication and relationships” at Dance Canvas at Ferst Center for the Arts.

Discount tickets $15+

Chocolate and Art Show

March 20 - 21, 2020
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+.

Home show

March 20 - 22, 2020
11 miles NW
Spring Atlanta Home Show is billed as Georgia’s largest home show and features 235 home-improvement companies at Cobb Galleria Centre. Repeats in Sept.

Discount tickets $5

Comic ballet

March 20 & 22, 2020
17.3 miles NW
The Georgia Ballet performs Coppélia, a playful story about an inventor and his life-sized doll that wreaks havoc on an unsuspecting couple, at Jennie T. Anderson Theatre in Marietta.

Discount tickets $16

St. Patrick’s Day party

March 21, 2020
(7 p.m.)
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.

Beer festival

March 21, 2020
23.8 miles north
Roswell Beer Festival promises 400 beers, restaurant food, and local bands at Roswell Town Square.

Vegan festival

March 21, 2020
(11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
25.9 miles north
“Discover diverse vegan and plant-based cuisine while shopping with local artisans” at the Indie Green Festival, which also has guest speakers, vendors, and a kids’ zone in Roswell. Free.

Welsh festival

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

Color festival in Johns Creek

March 21, 2020
(11 a.m.)
31.1 miles NE
Your ticket to Atlanta Holi includes a packet of colored powder to throw in the air to celebrate spring in the baseball field at Shakerag Park, with food for sale and a DJ playing Bollywood dance music.

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.

Cherry blossom festival - Conyers

March 21 - 22, 2020
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.

Restaurant week

March 21 - 29, 2020
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.

Fermented food festival

March 22, 2020
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.

Inman Park Restaurant Week

March 23 - 29, 2020
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 Sept.

Beer fundraiser

March 26, 2020
(6 p.m.)
1.7 miles east
Eat, drink, hear live music, and bid in a live auction to help the homeless at Cheers for Change at Pour Taproom.

Italian Film Festival

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

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 age 6 and younger are free. Others are $5 each plus $5 parking pass.

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.

Outdoor carnival

March 28, 2020
(3 to 8 p.m.)
1.5 miles SE
The Big Stupid Parking Lot Carnival has carnival rides, games, beer, and food for sale outside Dad’s Garage Theatre for age 21+.

Macaroni & cheese festival

March 28, 2020
(1 to 5:30 p.m.)
3.3 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 on Arkwright Place (from Vannoy Street SE to Whitefoord Avenue SE). 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 make seasonal crafts during Little Critters Day at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

Chicken wings festival

March 28, 2020
16 miles north
Slingin’ Wings Festival promises restaurant food, a beer garden, and live local music at City Springs in Sandy Springs.

Flashlight Egg Hunt

March 28, 2020
24.9 miles north
Flashlight Egg Hunt (listed on page 7) offers light refreshments, photos with the Easter bunny, prizes, and an egg hunt at East Roswell Recreation Center. Register by searching for keyword “flashlight.”

Crawfish festival

March 28, 2020
(12 to 8 p.m.)
25.8 miles NE
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 Town Green.

Mini train ride

March 28, 2020
(1 to 4:30 p.m.)
32.2 miles east
Pay $2 cash to ride a miniature train at North Georgia Live Steamers in Conyers. Minimum age is 18 months.

Cherry blossom festival - Brookhaven

March 28 - 29, 2020
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 (usually 11:15 a.m.) at Blackburn Park. Free.

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.

Make a glass egg

March 28 - April 19, 2020
7 miles east
Register for the $50 Egg Paperweight Class to learn about glass blowing safety and then make an Easter egg-shaped paperweight with instructor guidance at Decatur Glassblowing You can take it home after it cools for 48 hours. Kids age 10 to 17 need a parent.

Craft market

March 29, 2020
1.5 miles NE
Indie Craft Experience Spring Market features 65 curated vendors selling vintage clothing, jewelry, furniture, decor, home goods, and food at Yaarab Shrine. Children age 12 and younger are free. Held in March, June, Sept., Nov.

Golf tournament

March 29, 2020
(1 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.

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