Family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day activities in Atlanta to unleash the fun

Children's Museum in Downtown Atlanta
Katrina Merto

Get ready to wear your green and experience a memorable St. Patrick’s Day celebration with your family! The holiday is famous for its vibrant parades, festive shamrocks, and leprechauns that bring everyone a smile.

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We’ve got you covered if you’re looking for a family-friendly way to celebrate the holiday. Check out below to discover new and fun ways to embrace the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day together!

Sham-rock at Avenue East Cobb

Gather your favorite lads, lassies, and little leprechauns for a night of shenanigans on Thursday, March 16, from 6-8 p.m. The Avenue Shamrock has everything you need to celebrate in style, including live music, festive swag, complimentary face painting, live llamas, a bounce house, and more.

Location: Cobb at Avenue East Cobb - 4475 Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30062; Website:

Experience the Luck of Avalon

The Avalon will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the Plaza on Thursday, March 16, from 5-9 p.m. with special performances, family fun at the photo booth, face painting, live music, Irish flair, and green beer for those 21+.

Location: Alpharetta at Avalon - 400 Avalon Blvd, Alpharetta, GA 30009; Website:

Head Downtown to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day

Spend St. Patrick’s Day at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta for a full day of special programming, including a special reading of Charlotte Guillain’s Irish folk tale “Finn MacCool and the Giant’s Causeway,” learning the traditional Irish jig, exploring interactive exhibits, and more.

Location: Downtown at Children’s Museum of Atlanta - 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr NW; Website:

Shake Your Shamrock at Mall of Georgia

Join the Mall of Georgia for its annual Shake Your Shamrock event on Saturday, March 18 from 5-8 p.m. in the Village Amphitheatre, featuring live music, Irish dancers from Carpenters Academy of Irish Dance, face painting, giant bubbles, and more!

Location: Gwinnett at Mall of Georgia - 3333 Buford Dr, Buford, GA 30519; Website:

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