If you are wondering where to celebrate St. Patty’s Day in Atlanta this year (2019), do not fret! Whether you are looking for a big boondoggle event or something more kid friendly, Atlanta has a little something for everyone.  Go dig out your green shirt from the corner of your closet and mark your calendars for your favorite St. Patrick’s Day events in Atlanta.

Saturday March 16th:

Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade: This is always a fun parade for the whole family to attend. The parade starts/ends in Midtown and begins at Noon sharp and is a good solid hour parade (if not a little longer). Admission: Free! (https://atlantastpats.com/)

Ri Ra Atlanta St. Patricks Outdoor Festival: Located in Midtown, Ri Ra is hosting their inaugral Paddyfest. Festivities start at 8:30AM for the final day of the Six Nations Rugby Tournament. At 11AM, hang outside with live music rocking in the streets, Irish dance performances, a beer truck and bar. Tickets $15. (https://www.freshtix.com/events/ri-ra-atlanta-st-patricks-day-outdoor-festival)

Outdoor Events at Fado Buckhead: This is both on Saturday and Sunday at Fado’s in the Shops of Buckhead. The pub opens at 7:30AM to watch international sports (rugby), live music starts at 1:30PM outside and 5PM inside. There will be plenty of beer, food trucks, Irish dancers, a DJ and live music. $20 daily Cover starts at 11AM. (https://fadoirishpub.com/atlanta/st-patricks-day/)

St. Patricks Day Live! Takeover: Head over the Live! at the Battery Atlanta for Irish food, signature Irish cocktails, live bands all afternoon, and plenty of March Madness basketball viewing. $5-$20 (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/st-patricks-day-live-takeover-tickets-55667763780)

Atlanta St. Patricks Parade 5K Run/Walk: Get your running shoes on and head over to Midtown’s Colony Square at 10AM to participate in the 5th annual 5K run/walk.  The route runs through parts of Midtown including Piedmont Park and Peachtree Street. Grab a beer a the finish and then stay for the St. Patty’s Day parade starting at noon right on Peachtree Street. (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/atlanta-st-patricks-parade-5k-runwalk-5th-annual-registration-52499009952)

Shamrock N’ Roll Race: The 15th Annual 5K/10K race sponsored by the Junior League of Atlanta starts/ends at Atlantic Station. Dress in your dazzling green running gear and bring your furry friends along too! This race is dog and stroller friendly so it’s literally for the entire family. Tickets are $35-40. (https://www.jlatlanta.org/shamrock-n-roll-road-race/)

Irish Lights Festival: Starting at 2PM, Park Tavern in Piedmont Park will be hosting Social Mess which will be featuring headliner band Lost Kings. Deemed the “largest annual St. Patty’s Day Festival in the Southeast” this one will surely be packed with an expected crowd of 5,000 to light the city green. Tickets start at $20. (http://asocialmess.com/)

Brookhaven St. Paddy’s Block Party: Located at Olde Blinde Dog in Town Brookhaven, this party will start at 10AM. A wide array of live bands will be present along with good food, beer, and liquor. Tickets are $10. (https://www.bigtickets.com/events/oldeblinddog/st-patricks-brookhaven/)

Lucky Leprechaun Buckhead Pub Crawl: Starting at 7PM in Buckhead, enjoy irish food, live music, DJ’s, complimentary shots, party beads and more with over 10 restaurants/pubs participating. Tickets range from $12.50-$30. (https://www.bigtickets.com/e/abt/lucky_leprechaun/)

Atlanta Streetcar St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl: Head to downtown and ride the streetcar to bar hop while enjoying local food and drink specials. Tickets $22. (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-atlanta-streetcar-st-patricks-day-bar-crawl-tickets-54087659646)

Sunday March 17th:

Rooftop Day Party: From 3-9PM, head over to Cafe Circa (at 464 Edgewood Ave SE) for a full menu, hookah, and bottle speacials plus heated patio. (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/atl-1-rooftop-day-party-st-patricks-day-tickets-44860840983)

8th Annual Kegs & Eggs Pub Crawl: Grab your tickets for Virginia Highland’s annual pub crawl & brunch food items from 10 participating bars and restaurants. This event starts at 11AM and is always a fun time. Early tickets are on sale for $12.50 & spike up to $30 on March 13th. (https://www.bigtickets.com/events/abt/kegs_and_eggs/)

St. Patrick’s Day Bottomless Brunch: Hungry? Go to Bareburger from 12-4PM for bottomless mimosas and avocado toast. (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/st-patricks-day-bottomless-brunch-tickets-56512485365?aff=ebdssbdestsearch)

St. Patrick’s Day Concert with Boogie at Saloon: Saloon Buckhead will host Boogie starting at 1PM. Early bird tickets are $10 & $25 at door. (https://www.rebelity.com/Events/776/1174/st-patricks-day-concert-with-boogie-at-saloon).

 

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