Party like the Irish at these St. Patrick’s Day festivals and events

Shamrocks & Shenanigans at Live! At the Battery features signature drinks, green beer and live entertainment!
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Are you ready to paint the town green? Friday, March 17, marks this year’s St. Paddy’s day and Atlanta has got you covered with plenty of options to celebrate the luck of the Irish. From delicious food to live music and beer galore, you won’t want to miss out on the festivities.

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So gather some friends, dig out your green gear, and get ready to party like the Irish. Check out our top festival and event picks below for some inspiration.

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139th Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade

Hold onto your shamrocks, folks! The Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade, a beloved tradition in the city for the last 139 years, is back for another year of fun. Make your way to Midtown on Saturday, March 11 between noon and 1:30 p.m. to witness the spectacle, as more than 2,000 performers, including dancers, musicians, animals, and esteemed Irish and local celebrities, seize the city by storm. The route map can be found HERE.

Location: Midtown; Website:

Shamrock Festival

Get hyped for the ultimate St. Paddy’s Day party at Park Tavern on Saturday, March 11! Show off your best green threads and get ready to dance to a live DJ. Enjoy awesome drink specials and grub down on some seriously tasty fried oysters, chicken tenders, and shrimp baskets. Must be 21+.

Location: Midtown at Park Tavern - 500 10th St NE; Website:

Shamrocks and Glam Rock

Join Eventide Brewing’s ultimate Glam Rock ‘paddy’ celebration on Friday, March 17 with green beer, games, trivia, and a costume contest. Win pitchers of beer in bar games beginning at 4 p.m., and at 7 p.m., compete in Gold & Glam Trivia to win even more beer. If beer’s your thing, you won’t want to miss this unforgettable night!

Location: Southeast Atlanta at Eventide Brewing - 1015 Grant St SE; Website:

St. Paddy’s Day on The Roof

On Friday, March 17, enjoy a festive atmosphere high above Atlanta on The Roof at Ponce City Market with a DJ, specialty cocktails, jello shots, Irish beers, and pub bites. You can purchase tickets for $30 HERE; keep in mind this is a 21+ event.

Location: Midtown at Ponce City Market - 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE; Website:

Sips Under the Sea: St. Patrick’s Day

Get ready to experience an unforgettable St. Patrick’s Day at the Georgia Aquarium’s Sips Under the Sea event on Friday, March 17, exclusively for guests aged 21 and over! Put on your best green outfit and immerse yourself in our stunning galleries, sipping on your favorite drink as you take in the aquatic wonders around you.

Location: Downtown at the Georgia Aquarium - 225 Baker St NW; Website:

Shamrocks and Shenanigans

Looking for the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day celebration? Look no further than Live! at The Battery Atlanta from 3-9 p.m. on Friday, March 17, where you can live it up in green and enjoy signature drinks, green beer, and live entertainment that will leave you feeling like pure gold. And for basketball fans, catch the games on its massive 32ft LED TV screen. Must be 21+.

Location: Cobb at The Battery - 800 Battery Ave SE; Website:

St. Patrick’s Day Block Party

Buckhead Ave is the place to be this St. Patrick’s Day! Fadó 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!

Location: Buckhead at Fadó Irish Pub - 273 Buckhead Ave NE; Website:

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