Top Things to Do in Atlanta in March

There's no reason to be bored in March because there is so much going on in Atlanta.
  • An entire festival dedicated to bacon. Yes. (image courtesy BaconFest)
    An entire festival dedicated to bacon. Yes. (image courtesy BaconFest)
  • Catch a mid-Mardi Gras crawfish feast at Park Tavern. (image courtesy Park Tavern)
    Catch a mid-Mardi Gras crawfish feast at Park Tavern. (image courtesy Park Tavern)

Spring has nearly sprung, and we’re all ready to shrug off our winter coats in favor of warm sun and fresh air. Get out and about during March while enjoying some of these Atlanta activities. 

  1. The 8th Annual Atlanta Jewish Music Festival features contemporary Jewish music in an effort to entertain and educate the general public on Jewish culture. Includes jazz, sacred, folk, orchestral, kids’, and rock ’n’ roll music. March 2 - 19.

  2. Cardboard*Con is a science fiction/fantasy convention dedicated to the art of cardboard costuming. March 4.

  3. The KidFitStrong Fitness Challenge brings kid-friendly obstacle courses and fitness stations in Piedmont Park. March 4.

  4. The 14th Annual Oyster Crawfish Festival features live New Orleans music with oysters and crawfish for sale at Park Tavern. March 4.

  5. The Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival invites you to sample 60 beers and 40 bourbons, eat barbecue and hear music at Atlantic Station. March 4.

  6. Monster Jam revs its engine at the Georgia Dome for an action-packed show. March 4.

  7. The Chocolate and Art Show features artists, live body painting, live music and free chocolate at The B Complex for age 21+. March 10 - 11.

  8. St. Patrick’s Day activities are plentiful in Atlanta. Here are a few options: the 7th Annual Green Mile Block Party (March 10); the Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade (March 11); Shamrock the Station (March 12); Shamrock ‘N Roll Road Race (March 12); and Luckyfest (March 17 - 18), among many others.

  9. The Atlanta Brunch Festival brings bites and sips from 20 restaurants to Atlantic Station for age 21+. March 11.

  10. The 3rd Annual Daffodil Day at Oakland Cemetery features free guided walks, garden presentations, a cut flower display, children’s activities and more. March 11.

  11. The Harlem Globetrotters have entertained more than 144 million fans worldwide with basketball tricks, slam dunks and comedy. March 11.

  12. The Atlanta Science Festival features hands-on activities, performances, presentations and facility tours at 30 venues to celebrate science and technology. March 14 - 25.

  13. The 11th Annual Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon tackles 13.1 and 26.2 miles, respectively, beginning and ending at Centennial Olympic Park. March 17.

  14. The 41st Annual Atlanta Film Festival shows a wide variety of films at various venues. March 24 - April 2. 

  15. BaconFest brings sizzling bacon, barbecue, beer, local bands and games to an outdoor party. March 25.

  16. Inman Park Restaurant Week offers special deals on a three-course fixed-price meal at a dozen neighborhood restaurants. March 27 - April 2.

Keep an eye on March events on the calendar to be sure you don't miss things going on in Atlanta.

Beth Clark is a writer and foodie who loves to roam around Atlanta, uncovering the city's quirky, glam, upscale and down-home character. Curiosity is her compass, and you'll find her writing on

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