Top 8 St. Patrick’s Day Happenings Around Atlanta

It’s the luck of the Irish, and Atlanta is celebrating!

St. Patrick’s Day is fast-approaching on Friday, March 17th, 2017. We have you covered with the Top 8 St. Patrick’s Day Happenings Around Atlanta!

With so many events throughout the city, Atlanta residents will be able to find ways to kick off the holiday all week long. 

  1. Fado Irish Pub
    Saturday | March 11th, 2017 | Noon
    Buckhead
    “Paddy hard” in the heart of Buckhead with stages, bars, beer gardens, food tents and more! Atlanta’s largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration features a full day of bagpipes, English Premier League matches, and the ultimate Block Party. Looking to celebrate on St. Patrick’s Day itself? Fado will open early, feature live music, and Irish dancers! Multi-tiered ticketing options are available.
  2. Sips Under the Sea
    Saturday | March 11th, 2017 | 6:00 p.m.
    Georgia Aquarium
    Eat, drink, and be Irish! Mingle as you enjoy live music, signature cocktails, and delicious tapas. Sips Under the Sea is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the Georgia Aquarium after-hours – all without the kids! VIP options are available.
  3. Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade
    Saturday | March 11th, 2017 | Noon – 1:30 p.m.
    Midtown
    The 134th 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!
  4. Shamrock ‘n’ Roll Road Race
    Sunday | March 12th, 2017 | 8:30 a.m.
    Atlantic Station
    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!
  5. Shamrock the Station
    Saturday | March 11th, 2017 | Noon
    Atlantic Station

    Celebrate St. Patty’s Day with the family at Meehan’s in Atlantic Station! 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!
  6. Ri Ra Irish Pub Block Party
    Friday | March 17th, 2017 | 2:00 p.m.
    Midtown
    The huge outdoor block party will celebrate the culmination of a week-long celebration! They’ll have Irish cuisine, dancers, pipers, live music, drink specials, and more. Tickets are only $15 and include a pint of Guiness!
  7. Shamrockin’ For A Cure
    Saturday | March 25th, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.
    Alpharetta
    Support cystic fibrosis research and enjoy the chance to taste samplings from the best restaurants in Atlanta, drink from a cup that never empties, dance to music all night, and shop among a special auction collection!
  8. Join a Bar Tour
    From Midtown to The Highlands and Buckhead, the streets of Atlanta will be lined with green drinks, shots, and food! Check out the Viginia Highlands Kegs and Eggs bar tour and the Green Mile Midtown Block Party both on March 11th!