St. Patrick's Day in Atlanta...there is ALWAYS something fun to do. I remember growing up in Atlanta and my parents pulling me out of school to go to the St. Patrick's Day parade as a special treat. Well, the good news is you do not have to pull your kiddos out of school as the parade will be happening THIS SATURDAY.
What are your weekend plans?
Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Atlanta (all ages) Saturday http://atlantastpats.com One of the longest running fun family-friendly parades in Atlanta dating back to 1858. Representatives from various Irish Groups within the Atlanta community along with clowns, floats, bagpipes, dancers, bands, drill teams and more.
Luck of the Square @ Colony Square – Atlanta (all ages) Saturday https://www.colonysquaremidtown.com/events/luck-of-the-square-2019/ Come hang out with music and food. Great place to post up to watch the St Patrick’s Day 5k, followed by the Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and hang out in the plaza when it becomes the official post-parade party zone. Food, music, and fun!
Shamrock n Roll 5k/10k @ Atlantic Station – Atlanta (all ages) Saturday https://www.jlatlanta.org/shamrock-n-roll-road-race/ Hosted by the Junior League of Atlanta this is a fun, family friendly race through midtown Atlanta. Vendor area and St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Atlantic Station at the end.
The Atlanta Science Festival – Atlanta (all ages) Friday, Saturday, Sunday https://atlantasciencefestival.org Check out their calendar of events that bring people together in the wonder of science. Events happen at various venues throughout Atlanta.
Atlanta Fair @ Turner Field Gray Lot – Atlanta (all ages) Friday, Saturday, Sunday http://atlantafair.com/ Atlanta’s only urban fair; bringing rides, games, fair foods, and entertainment.
Weekend Family Tours @ The High Museum of Art – Atlanta (all ages) FREE with admission Saturday & Sunday https://high.org/event/weekend-family-tours/ Docent guided family tour for all ages.
Grant Park Winter Market – Atlanta (all ages) Sunday https://www.facebook.com/events/512772265865894/ Local farmers market with all your weekly staples and your favorite regular market vendors.
Peachtree Road Farmers Market – Buckhead (all ages) Saturday https://www.facebook.com/events/153671952203209/ Local farmers market with all your weekly staples and your favorite regular market vendors.
Barbeque Nation @ Atlanta History Center – Buckhead (all ages) Friday, Saturday, & Sunday http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/explore/exhibitions/barbecue-nation A traveling exhibition including a wide array of artifacts, images, and oral histories of barbeque.
Candytopia – Buckhead (all ages) Friday, Saturday, & Sunday https://www.showclix.com/event/candytopiaatl An interactive art exhibition made of CANDY!!! Six rooms of amazing artwork made entirely of candy along with other surprises, including a “marshmallow” pit! Photo opportunities at every turn.
EcoTinker Exhibit @ Chattahoochee Nature Center – Roswell (all ages) Friday, Saturday, and Sunday https://www.chattnaturecenter.org/special-events/special-exhibits/ecotinker-interactive-exhibits/ Head outdoors this spring for nature-inspired tech and tinker stations – 5 stations where you can experiment and explore. Our exhibit stations focus on the science of water – how it moves, how it is used – there’s plenty to play with while you learn at our STEM stations. Expand your creative mind and your vocabulary when you visit ECO TINKER!
Vickery Village Farmers Market – Cumming (all ages) Saturday https://www.facebook.com/events/2195314884120329 Local farmers market with all your weekly staples and your favorite regular market vendors.
Shake your Shamrock @ Mall of Georgia – Buford (all ages) Saturday Join us as we celebrate St. Patrick's Day, Saturday, March 16 from 6-9PM, when we turn the Village green! Celebrate with live entertainment from The Pak and Carpenter Academy of Irish Dance, bounce houses, family-friendly activities, giveaways, retailer and vendor booths, and more!
Open Play @ SpringFree Experience Centers – Marietta (all ages) Saturday https://www.springfreetrampoline.com/store/marietta-atlanta-georgia FREE Open Play for all ages inside their store. You can experience jumping on a spring free trampoline. Check out their merchandise while you are there.
2019 Model Train Show @ Cobb Galleria Center – Marietta (all ages) $10/entry Saturday & Sunday http://www.themodeltrainshow.com/ Featuring over 250 vendor tables, model train layouts, a kids table where they can operate the trains with a push of a button, door prizes and a raffle. A great outing for kiddos who love trains.
Marietta Square Farmers Market – Marietta (all ages) Saturday https://www.facebook.com/events/356894268463690/ Local farmers market with all your weekly staples and your favorite regular market vendors.