Atlanta events for March 2018. 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.

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.

Jewish Music Festival

March 8 - 25, 2018

Atlanta locations

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

Family obstacle course

March 10, 2018

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.

Forsythia Festival

March 10 - 11, 2018

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 bar crawls

March 16 - 17, 2018

Atlanta locations

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

Cherry blossom festival - Macon

March 16 - 25, 2018

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.

Daffodil Day

March 17, 2018

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 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.

Welsh festival

March 17, 2018

47 miles NW

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

Marathon & fitness expo

March 18, 2018

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.

Auto show

March 21 - 25, 2018

0.5 miles west

Atlanta International Auto Show includes 400 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.

Bacon festival

March 24, 2018

2.4 miles NE

Enjoy sizzling bacon, barbecue, local bands, games, and beer at BaconFest outdoors at 569 Ezzard Street for age 21+.

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 5K run and a 1K walk on Saturday, and a pet parade and costume contest on Sunday at Blackburn Park.

Colonial life

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.

Atlanta Restaurant Week

March 2018 (undated)

multiple locations

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

Science festival

March 2018 (undated)

Atlanta locations

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

Family event

March 2018 (undated)

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.

Monster trucks

March 2018 (undated)

1 mile SW

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

Modern dance

March 2018 (undated)

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.

Brunch festival

March 2018 (undated)

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.

Inman Park Restaurant Week

March 2018 (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

March 2018 (undated)

2 miles NE

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

Oyster festival

March 2018 (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+.

Beer, bourbon, barbecue

March 2018 (undated)

3 miles north

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

Chocolate and Art Show

March 2018 (undated)

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+.

No technology party

March 2018 (undated)

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.

Craft show

March 2018 (undated)

11 miles NW

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

Model Train Show

March 2018 (undated)

11 miles NW

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

Restaurant week

March 2018 (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 and College Park.

Doggie field day

March 2018 (undated)

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.

Quilts in a mansion

March 2018 (undated)

21 miles north

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

Beer festival

March 2018 (undated)

23.8 miles north

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

Beer festival

March 2018 (undated)

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.

Cherry blossom festival - Conyers

March 2018 (undated)

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.

Hip Athens festival

March 2018 (undated)

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.

St. Patrick’s Day party

March 2018 (undated)

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+.

Shamrock race

March 2018 (undated)

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.

St. Patrick’s Day celebration

March 2018 (undated)

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.

St. Patrick’s Day block party

March 2018 (undated)

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 party

March 2018 (undated)

6 miles NE

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

St. Patrick’s Day in Smyrna

March 2018 (undated)

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.

St. Patrick’s Day party

March 2018 (undated)

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.
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