March can be a great month in Atlanta — if it doesn’t snow!
(Or if an emerging virus doesn’t create widespread closures and cancellations!)
As of 3/15/2020, we realize this post is far less useful than we thought it would be.
Most of these events are already canceled.
Our readers have asked us for content like this, that allows them to see events farther in advance so they can save the date. We’re listening, and trying to give you what you need!
We’re highlighting 12 major events this month.
After that, you can scroll down for a day-by-day listing of March events that are FREE, cheap, or substantially discounted.
You may also be interested in:
- Guide to Spring Festivals in Atlanta in 2020
- Free guided nature walks at Mason Mill Park
- The Peachtree Creek Greenway is now open in Brookhaven
- Free things to do this week
March in Atlanta: top things to do this month
Below the 10 spotlighted events, you’ll find a day-by-day listing of March events.
Hamilton returns to the Fox Theatre
The popular hip-hop musical opens on March 31st and continues through May 2nd.
There are limited numbers of tickets still available, and there will be a ticket lottery for every performance — you can enter to win $10 seats.
Get details on Hamilton tickets and the lottery
Free museum days
• The High Museum Art hosts its Second Sundays FREE day on March 8, 2020.
Details on Second Sundays at the High
• The Museums On Us program offers free admission to Bank of America cardholders at four metro-area museums on March 7th and 8th. This includes the High Museum, Tellus Museum, Atlanta History Center, and Center for Civil & Human Rights.
Details on Museums On Us
• While not really a museum, the LegoLand Discovery Center is offering FREE admission for teachers and other school staff (bus drivers, lunch ladies, etc.) through March 8th.
Details on the Teacher Appreciation discount
Atlanta Science Festival
March 6 – 21, 2020
City-wide and beyond
The 2020 Atlanta Science Festival is hosting over 100 dynamic events, spread across Atlanta and the suburbs. Many are FREE, although some have a small charge.
There is also a BeltLine Scavenger Hunt that’s FREE and family-friendly.
NOTE: While the festival events are FREE, many require pre-registration and have limited space — so browse the listing and RSVP NOW!
Details on Atlanta Science Festival
Phoenix Flies Celebration
March 7 – 29, 2020
Multiple sites, city-wide
Phoenix Flies is an amazing celebration of local history and culture, featuring over 200 free tours and open houses of landmarks, historic homes, neighborhoods, cemeteries, and more.
While the events are FREE, many require pre-registration and have limited space — so RSVP NOW!
Details for Phoenix Flies
March 6 – April 12
Georgia State Stadium (formerly Turner Field)
This is Georgia’s only urban fair, taking place downtown in the GRAY LOT of the stadium. It features plenty of exciting rides and your favorite carnival cuisine. There’s also nightly entertainment, like concerts and dance troupes.
The fair has an admission fee, but there are daily entrance and ride discounts that we post the night before, including FREE admission days and $20 unlimited-ride specials.
Details for Atlanta Fair.
Atlanta Purim Parade & Festival
March 8, 2020
Beth Jacob Synagogue
The parade takes place along LaVista Rd, which is closed to traffic. The festival, complete with carnival rides, games, traditional Purim food, and more takes place at the Synagogue. Admission is FREE, but you’ll need tickets for the food vendors and rides.
More info on the Purim Festival
Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Atlanta’s longest running parade!
Get the details
Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival
March 21 – 22, 2020
Georgia International Horse Park
This festival is older and more well established than its inside-the-Perimeter counterpart in Brookhaven.
Details for Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival.
Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival
March 28 – 29, 2020
The festival includes an incredible music line-up, an art market, food vendors galore, family-friendly activities in the Kidz Zone, a classic car show, and more. Festival admission is FREE.
Breaking news: Headline acts are Rachel Platten on Saturday, and Better Than Ezra on Sunday.
Details for Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival.
Atlanta Exploration Expo
March 21, 2020
The Exploration Expo is the grand finale event to the Atlanta Science Festival. It’s a festival in its own right, with live performances, food trucks, vendor booths, and fun.
The day-by-day March calendar:
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