It’s the luck of the Irish, and Atlanta is celebrating! St. Patrick’s Day is fast-approaching on Saturday, March 17th, 2018.
Whether you are looking to extend your festivities into a weekend-long celebration, or you’re just in it for the green Beer, we have you covered with all the highlights in every direction around the city!
Don’t miss a thing with our list of the Top 10 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.
- LEPRE*CON 2018
Saturday, March 10th | 3:00 p.m.
With hordes of costumes, booze, and special surprises, Lepre*CON with A Social Mess is back for its 9th year! Highlights include: Spring Break Stage, Nonsense Atl Stage, 5000 people, DJ’s, Live Band, and more!
Saturday, March 17th | 1:00 p.m.
Come out for live bands and entertainment all day, plus tons of green beer! All the festive fun includes thousands of green hats, beads, mustaches, leis, and fortune cookies – yes, green fortune cookies!
- Fado Irish Pub
Saturday, March 17th | Noon
The outdoor block party shuts down the streets of The Buckhead Shops! A full slate of live bands and plenty of outdoor bars are joining the festivities – and there will be no shortage of Guinness and Irish whiskey. Can’t wait to celebrate on the holiday itself? Need another reason to party all day? The week before St. Patrick’s Day, on March 10th, Fado is throwing a “St. Practice Day” outdoor festival to get warmed up for the big one. It’s basically the same as the party on March 17th, just earlier – and another excuse to celebrate!
- Sips Under the Sea
Friday, March 16th | 6:00 p.m.
Flash back to one of the best decades at this totally rad evening out! Among beautiful whale sharks and manta rays, guests will enjoy 90s tunes, signature cocktails, and delicious small plates. Bust out those choker and windbreakers, and experience one of Atlanta’s top destinations – after hours without the kids!
- Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade
Saturday , March 17th | Noon – 1:30 p.m.
The 135th 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!
- Shamrock ‘n’ Roll Road Race
Saturday, March 17th | 8:30 a.m.
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!
- Paddy’s & Pints Fest
Saturday, March 17th | Noon
The greenest outdoor Block Party features 2 live bans, 2 DJs, party favors, green beer, food trucks, and so much more!
- Green Mile Midtown Block Party
Friday, March 16th | 7:00 p.m.
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.
- Shamrockin’ For A Cure
Saturday, March 24th
Verizon Amphitheater – 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!
- 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, the Atlanta Streetcar Bar Crawl, the Irish Stroll, and more!