Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade – The 132nd annual parade will be held Saturday, March 15th starting at the corner of 15th Street and Peachtree Street in the heart of Midtown. The parade will take place from noon to 1:30pm, but be sure to get there early for the best viewing. This free family event is a celebration of all of Atlanta’s diverse backgrounds on a day when “everybody is Irish”. The celebration will include floats, bagpipe & drum corps, dancers, drill teams and more. Visit their website for more details and tips on the best viewing locations.
Fado Irish Pub – The 18th annual St. Patty’s Day Party runs from Saturday, March 15th through Monday, March 17th. They are going all out this year and shutting down the Buckhead Ave to make room for music stages, beer gardens, food tents and more! They will be serving their full menu all weekend long, including a special “Kegs n’ Eggs” breakfast beginning at 7am on the 17th. Visit their website for a schedule of events and to purchase your tickets.
Get Lucky Festival at Park Tavern – Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Piedmont Park with Park Tavern’s Get Lucky Festival. Taking place on Saturday, March 15th with doors opening at 1pm. Enjoy all the green beer you can stomach, live music performances all day and DJ’s. Get details and tickets online at www.parktavern.com.
Ri Ra Irish Pub – Midtown’s very own Ri Ra is hosting a block party starting at 3pm on Saturday, March 15th (walk over after the Parade). The restaurant and bar will open at 8am for a traditional Irish breakfast and then will block of Crescent Avenue starting at 3pm for a block party live music, a DJ, Irish dancers, the Renaissance Festivals’ Kissing Wenches, and all the Guinness your heart desires! This event is 21yrs and up. Advance tickets are just 10$ and can be purchased here.
Sham Rock n’Roll @ Meehans Public House – Located in Sandy Springs Meehans offers traditional Irish fare, and will be celebrating Saturday, March 15th starting at noon. Along with the drink and food specials, this family friendly event supports St. Baldricks Foundation to benefit childhood cancer research. With live music from Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project this is a fun event for a good cause. Advance tickets are $15 or $20 at the door. Get yours here.