Here’s how to sham-rock St. Patrick’s Day in Atlanta

People cheer as they watch the Atlanta St. Patrick's Parade head down Peachtree Street on Saturday, March 11, 2023. (Photo: Steve Schaefer /

Get ready for a sham-rockin’ good time this St. Patrick’s Day in Atlanta! We’ve got you covered with some of the best events in the city, from festive parades to where you can find green beer.

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This year’s St. Paddy’s day takes place on Friday, March 17 — so there really is no excuse not to party! There are plenty of ways to celebrate the luck of the Irish in this lively southern city; check out our top picks below:

Party like the Irish at a festival

Embrace the lively energy of St. Patrick’s Day events and festivals around Atlanta while enjoying traditional Irish music, dancing, and food. One definitely worth checking out is Fadó's St. Patrick’s Day Block Party. The Irish pub in Buckhead is taking over the street for a massive celebration featuring live music, Irish dancers, and March Madness. Join them bright and early at 7 a.m. for Kegs & Eggs, followed by a block party at 2 p.m. You won’t want to miss the non-stop entertainment, including live music, DJs, Irish dances, drink specials, and more!

For more St. Patrick’s Day festivals and events in Atlanta, check out our full roundup HERE.

St. Patrick’s Day restaurant specials

You’re in for a treat this St. Patrick’s Day if you’re looking for Irish delicacies, green drinks, or the chance to savor some Guinness and delicious shepherd’s pie. Numerous Atlanta restaurants are offering specials to celebrate the holiday, like Hampton + Hudson! The Inman Park restaurant offers irresistible food and beverage specials all day, including $5 Jameson, $5 Guinness, and $5 Black & Tan’s for guests to enjoy. In addition to drink specials, guests can enjoy specials on Bangers & Mash and Corned Beef & Cabbage.

Check out our full roundup HERE for more Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day restaurant specials.

Family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day fun

Round up your favorite lads, lassies, and little leprechauns for a family-friendly way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in metro Atlanta! On Thursday, March 16, from 6-8 p.m. at the Avenue Shamrock, enjoy live music, awesome swag, face painting, live llamas, a bounce house, and more!

Check out our full roundup HERE for more family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day fun in Atlanta.

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