Cool Things To Do In Atlanta In March

Spring is sprouting – it's a great time to see and be seen in Atlanta.
  • The Atlanta St. Patrick's Day Parade is going to be a spectacle. Don't miss the celebration. (📷 Atlanta St. Patrick's Parade, Inc.)
    The Atlanta St. Patrick's Day Parade is going to be a spectacle. Don't miss the celebration. (📷 Atlanta St. Patrick's Parade, Inc.)
  • Inman Park Restaurant Week means delicious eats from 15 local restaurants. (Gene Phillips,
    Inman Park Restaurant Week means delicious eats from 15 local restaurants. (Gene Phillips,
  • The Eastside BeltLine trail comes alive with Spring just around the corner. (Melissa McAlpine)
    The Eastside BeltLine trail comes alive with Spring just around the corner. (Melissa McAlpine)

Spring has just about sprung, and, as the daffodils and tulips begin to emerge from their bulbs, so too shall we from our winter hibernation at a few of these fun events.

  • The 10th Annual Cardboard*Con invites you to make and wear a science-fiction or fantasy cardboard costume, and then roam among downtown hotels and bars. March 2. 
  • The 20th Annual Art Papers Art Auction features works by 200 artists from around the world, a silent auction and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. March 2. 
  • The Monster Energy Supercross races off-road motorcycles on dirt tracks with steep jumps, tight corners and obstacles at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. March 2. 
  • The Pub Crawl on the BeltLine offers you a free drink at five venues, plus food discounts. March 2. 
  • Americana in the Park brings four bands playing country, rockabilly and rock to  Park Tavern in Piedmont Park. March 3. 
  • The Atlanta Tattoo Arts Convention features live tattooing, sideshows and entertainment at Atlanta Convention Center. March 8 -- 10. 
  • The SuperHero Pub Crawl invites you to dress as a criminal or a crime fighter at four pubs in Virginia Highland. March 9. 
  • Professional Bull Riders compete to see who can last the longest atop a bucking bull at Infinite Energy Arena. March 9 and 10. 
  • Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style with events like Luckyfest at Park Tavern (March 9); St. Paw-trick’s Day Rescue Dog Olympics (March 10); Lucky Hour (March 15); St Patrick’s Green Mile Block Party (March 15); Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade (March 16); Downtown Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl (March 16); Lucky Leprechaun in Buckhead (March 16); Irish Lights Festival (March 16); Paddyfest (March16); Shamrock ‘N Roll Road Race (March 16); St. Patrick’s Day Festival (March 16); St. Patrick’s Day Outdoor Festival (March 16 and 17); Irish Stroll in Midtown (March 17); and Kegs and Eggs in Virginia Highland (March 17).
  • The Atlanta Science Festival features hands-on activities, performances, presentations and facility tours at 30 venues to celebrate local science and technology. March 9 -- 23. 
  • The 6th Annual Doggie Dash invites participants (with and without dogs) to experience Piedmont Park alongside four-legged friends to benefit the Piedmont Park Dog Parks. March 10.  
  • TEDxAtlanta brings brilliant speakers to the Rialto Center for the Arts to discuss progress and innovation. March 15. 
  • The Chocolate and Art Show features artists, live body painting, live music, face-painting and free chocolate at The B Complex. March 15 and 16. 
  • The Atlanta Marathon & Half Marathon plus 5K invites you to run past Atlanta's most iconic sites, beginning and ending in Centennial Olympic Park. March 17.
  • The Atlanta International Auto Show brings hundreds of new cars, light trucks, vans and sports utility vehicles to Georgia World Congress Center. March 20 -- 24. 
  • The Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys tells the rags-to-riches story of young Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons live at the Fox Theatre. March 22 -- 24. 
  • Tour of Kitchens is a self-guided visit to several residential kitchens created by celebrated kitchen designers. March 23 and 24. 
  • Inman Park Restaurant Week offers special deals on three-course fixed-price meals at 15 restaurants in that neighborhood. March 25 -- 31.
  • The Atlanta Pancakes & Booze Art Show features a traveling exhibition of 100 artists, pancakes, live music, body painting and multimedia displays at Georgia Freight Depot. March 29. 
  • STEAM Wars (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) has hands-on activities, robots and drones, presentations, a college and career fair, video game design, and app and website-making events at Atlanta Technical College. March 30. 
  • Indie Craft Experience Spring Market is an artist’s market selling vintage clothing, jewelry, furniture, decor and home goods at Yaarab Shrine. March 31. 
  • Train on the Turf at Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame offers an hour long drill-inspired workout, led by Bryan Jean-Pierre, Atlanta Fitness Trainer and owner of MiscFit in Buckhead. Bryan was voted the 2018 Best Personal Trainer in Atlanta by Jezebel Magazine. March 31.

Itching to get outside after a long winter indoors? Stretch your legs here:

  • The Eastside Trail of the Atlanta BeltLine
  • Indoor rock climbing at Atlanta Rocks!, Wall Crawler Wall Club, and Stone Summit Climbing & Fitness Center
  • Atlanta Botanical Garden
  • Hiking trails at Cascade Springs Nature Preserve, Freedom Park trail, Proctor Creek Greenway and even Doll’s Head Trail

March is the beginning of festival season in Atlanta. Here are a few to get you started, but there are plenty more throughout the month

  • The Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival bring 60 beers and 40 bourbon samples to Atlantic Station, plus barbecue and live music. March 2.  
  • The Atlanta Jewish Music Festival includes jazz, sacred, folk, orchestral and rock ’n’ roll music. March 7 -- 16. 
  • The Atlanta Brunch Festival brings tasty bites and beverages from dozens of restaurants, plus music from a pop tribute band, to Atlantic Station. March 9. 
  • Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival has arts and crafts vendors, family activities, live music, a Saturday car show and a Sunday pet parade and costume contest at Blackburn Park. March 30 and 31. 

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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