You know about the St. Patrick’s Day parade. You know about the beer festivals and the bacon festival. But did you know that there is a whole day dedicated to cardboard costumes or that you can celebrate a fake marriage? Here are four events that you never knew existed, but are worthy of your attendance.
Saturday, March 7. If you have an imagination and some cardboard, you’re all set! Cardboard*Con is a science fiction and fantasy convention in downtown Atlanta, dedicated to cardboard costuming. See incredibly elaborate and creative costumes, win contests and participate in panels and workshops. Who knew cardboard could be so fun? Event details at events.accessatlanta.com/cardboardcon
Southern Fried Burlesque Fest
March 19 -22. The 5th Annual Southern Fried Burlesque Fest brings you the most talented group of burlesque dancers in the Southeast. Four days of performances will keep you entertained, and if you’re feeling adventurous, participate in the “most elaborate class & workshop schedule you will ever see.” Event details at events.accessatlanta.com/burlesque
Big Fake Wedding
Sunday, March 29. You’re invited to the wedding of the year! There’s just one catch; it’s totally fake. If you’re getting married or you just really love weddings (and who doesn’t?), $25 is the price of admission to dance the night away and celebrate the pretend nuptials of your fake best friends. Event details at events.accessatlanta.com/fakewedding
Georgia Elvis Festival
March 12 – 15. This one isn’t in Atlanta, but if you’re up for a road trip to Brunswick and you love the King, you’ll be glad you made the trip. Two Vegas-style headline shows, an ultimate Elvis contest and as much memorabilia as you can buy, this Elvis festival is packed with fun and a hunk of burning love. Details at georgiaelvisfestival.com