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.
  • BaconFest has delicious drinks and plenty of drinks. Come join the fun! (Image courtesy of BaconFest)
    BaconFest has delicious drinks and plenty of drinks. Come join the fun! (Image courtesy of BaconFest)
  • The Atlanta Science Festival is lots of fun. (Atlanta Science Festival photo)
    The Atlanta Science Festival is lots of fun. (Atlanta Science Festival photo)

Ready to usher in spring? Shake off that winter cabin fever and get to a few of these events around Atlanta in March.  

  1. Love science fiction and fantasy? Bring it to life with cardboard costumes at Cardboard*Con in downtown Atlanta. March 3.

  2. Watch off-road motorcycles race on dirt tracks with steep jumps, tight corners and obstacles at Monster Energy Supercross in Mercedes-Benz Stadium. March 3.

  3. Get a taste of New Orleans at Park Tavern during the Oyster Crawfish Festival, featuring – you guessed it! – oysters and crawfish for sale. March 3.

  4. The Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival brings 60 beers and 40 bourbon samples to Atlantic Station, plus barbecue and live music. March 3.

  5. The Harlem Globetrotters perform ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots and comedy bits in an entertaining show at Philips Arena. March 10.

  6. Winter Blues features live blues music, a barbecue contest and beer at Monday Night Brewing, all in support of charity. March 8.

  7. The Atlanta Jewish Music Festival includes jazz, sacred, folk, orchestral, kids’, and rock ’n’ roll music. March 8 – 25.

  8. 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 9. 

  9. The Atlanta Science Festival features hands-on activities, performances, presentations and facility tours at 30 venues to celebrate local science and technology. March 9 – 24.

  10. The Atlanta Brunch Festival brings tasty bites and beverages from 20 restaurants, plus music from a pop tribute band to Atlantic Station. March 10.

  11. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with events like Lepre*Con (March 10); the St. Patrick’s Day Outdoor Festival (March 10 and 17); the Green Mile Midtown Block Party (March 16); Irish Stroll (March 17); Kegs and Eggs (March 17); the Lucky Leprechaun Pub Crawl (March 17); Luckyfest (March 17); the Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade (March 17); the Shamrock ‘N Roll Road Race (March 17); and Shamrock the Station (March 17), among other events. 

  12. Inman Park Restaurant Week brings special deals on a three-course fixed-price meal at a dozen restaurants in Inman Park. March 12 – 18.

  13. The Chocolate and Art Show features artists, live body painting, live music, face-painting and free chocolate at The B Complex for age 21+. March 16 and 17.

  14. ATL Airport District Restaurant Week offers special deals at a dozen restaurants in East Point and College Park. March 17 – 25.

  15. The Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon and its accompanying Health & Fitness Expo take over Centennial Olympic Park and the Omni Hotel. March 18.

  16. Atlanta International Auto Show includes 400 new cars, light trucks, vans and sport utility vehicles at Georgia World Congress Center. March 21 – 25.

  17. The Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival features arts and crafts vendors, family activities, live music, a 5K run and a 1K walk on Saturday, and a pet parade and costume contest on Sunday at Blackburn Park. March 24 and 25.

  18. BaconFest brings sizzling bacon, barbecue, local bands, games and beer to an outdoor party at 569 Ezzard St. March 31. 

  19. Eggstravaganza features an Easter egg hunt, baked goods, kids’ activities and, of course, the Easter Bunny at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. March 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 www.bethanyclark.me.

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