It’s the luck of the Irish, and Atlanta is celebrating! St. Patrick’s Day is fast-approaching on Tuesday, March 17th, and Atlanta residents will be able to find ways to kick off the holiday all week long. We’ve put together a list of the best events happening around the city:
1. Fado Irish Pub: The 19th annual celebration takes place on Saturday, March 14th. In the heart of Buckhead, Atlanta’s biggest St. Patty’s Day party will shut down Buckhead Avenue with stages, bars, beer gardens, food tents and more! The pub will open up at 7:00 a.m. for a full day of bagpipes, English Premier League matches, and the ultimate Block Party. Events leading up to the day-long celebration will keep your calendar full beginning Wednesday, March 11th. Be sure to check out the event website for daily event details!
2. Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade: The 133rd annual family-friendly event is taking over Midtown with clowns, floats, bands, Bagpipe & Drum Corps, children, dancers, drill teams, and more! The emphasis is on children and families in celebration of all of Atlanta’s diverse backgrounds on a day when “everybody is Irish.” Check out the event website for parade history, best viewing spots, and pictures of all the fun!
3. Shamrock ‘n’ Roll Road Race: On Sunday March 8th, lace up those tennis shoes and join in on the 5k, 10k, and Kids Fun Run at Atlantic Station! Come rain or shine, the races begin at 8:30 a.m. and are followed with post-race festivities including food, beverages, and sponsor booths and activities. Costumes, dogs, strollers, and runners of all ages are encouraged!
4. Shamrock the Station: Celebrate St. Patty’s Day with the family on Saturday, March 14th. Starting at noon, families can enjoy Irish dancing, games, face painting, balloon art, bagpipers and live music. For the 21 and up crowd, enjoy premium and craft beer stations with popular drinking games. Live music will be played all day, and the night will be capped off with a fireworks display.
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