Top 10 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 Saturday, March 17th, 2019.

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. 

  1. St. Paw-trick’s Day Rescue Dog Olympics
    Sunday, March 10th
    Park Tavern
    The annual spring festival features Park Tavern’s Beer & Food Garden, live music, Olympic Games, and an afternoon of fun with your four-legged companions! Don’t miss out on the Park Tavern Beer and Food Garden, the Dog & Human Photo Booth, interactive game stations, and more.
  2. Rí Rá Paddyfest & Outdoor Block Party
    Thursday – Sunday, March 15th – 18th
    Rí Rá Irish Pub – Virginia Highland
    Celebrate Irish culture all through the weekend with five live bands rocking the streets of Midtown, a DJ, Irish dancers, four beer trucks, a bar. Partygoers can also catch the the final day of the Six Nations Rugby Championship on St. Patrick’s Day.
  3. Irish Lights Festival
    Saturday, March 16th
    Park Tavern
    Join 4,000 friends to light Atlanta green during the all-day celebration of everything Irish! Social Mess is taking St. Patrick’s Day next level, bringing in national headliner Lost Kings, a host of DJs, and illuminating Atlanta at one unforgettable party. 
  4. Luckyfest
    Saturday, March 9th
    Park Tavern
    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!
  5. Fado Irish Pub
    Saturday – Sunday, March 16th -17th 

    Buckhead
    The two-day 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 day before St. Patrick’s Day, 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!
  6. Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade
    Saturday , March 16th

    Midtown
    The 136th 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!
  7. Shamrock ‘n’ Roll Road Race
    Saturday, March 16th

    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!
  8. Green Mile Midtown Block Party
    Friday, March 15th 
    Midtown
    Atlanta’s largest outdoor block party will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day two days early! With over 2,000 partygoers, they’ll have Irish cuisine, dancers, pipers, live music, drink specials, and more.
  9. Shamrockin’ For A Cure
    Saturday, March 23rd
    Ameris Bank 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!
  10. St. Patrick’s Day Festival
    Saturday, March 17th
    Virginia Highland
    Come celebrate the 30th anniversary of the family-friendly tradition! With live music, balloon animals, face painting, and delicious food and drinks, there’s fun for everyone. Five live performances will also be featured throughout the day, including a Van Halen tribute.