Looking for things to do in March around metro Atlanta? This is your monthly guide to free and cheap fun in the month of March.
It’s an overview of the annual events that happen each year in March, followed by a day-by-day listing of March events that are FREE, cheap, or substantially discounted.
Unfortunately, many beloved festivals are not happening in 2021. Let’s hope for a better year in 2022.
You may also be interested in these spring activities:
- Guide to drive-in and outdoor movies this week
- FREE yoga and beer yoga events this week
- Family & Friends ticket 4-pack deal at World of Coca-Cola in March
- Guide to Spring Festivals in Atlanta in 2021
- Explore the Peachtree Creek Greenway
- Take a walk around the lake and nature trail at Murphey Candler Park
- Free things to do this week
March in Atlanta: top things to do this month
Below the spotlighted events, you’ll find a day-by-day listing of March events.
Free museum days
• The High Museum Art hosts its Second Sundays FREE day on March 14, 2021. You’ll have to reserve in advance.
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 6th and 7th. 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 grocery store workers. The offer is good Monday, Thursday, and Friday, through March 19, 2021.
Details on the offer
Daffodils, cherry blossoms, and more spring flowers
You’ll see daffodils everywhere in March, and the peak depends on the weather conditions in any given year.
But don’t limit yourself to daffodils! Check out our huge list of great places to see spring flowers around Atlanta.
Atlanta Science Festival
March 13 – 27, 2021
NOTE: The 2021 festival looks amazing! It’s been designed around outdoor, self-guided, and virtual events.
Each year, the Atlanta Science Festival is hosts close to 100 dynamic events, spread across Atlanta and the suburbs. Many are FREE, although some have a small charge. The events are designed for all age groups and all interests, making science fun.
Family-friendly events include outdoor scavenger hunts and discovery walks.
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
March 13 – 28, 2021
Six Flags White Water
Fun in the age of Covid means a safe drive-thru event!
The adventure is a 45-minute driving tour that features 60 life-sized, animatronic dinosaurs that come to life with movements and sounds.
The price is $49 per car, but we have a couple of discount codes for you — get all the details here.
St Patrick’s Day celebrations
These events usually start the weekend before St Patrick’s Day, which falls on March 17th, and continue right thru the actual day.
Take a look at our big list of St Patrick’s Day events and deals.
Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival
March 27 – 28, 2021
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.
National Pi Day
It’s all about the intersection of math and food! Retailers and restaurants use this day to offer baked pies and pizzas for the low price of $3.14 OR they offer a discount of $3.14.
Get this year’s Pi Day deals & discounts
Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade canceled for 2021
Atlanta’s longest running parade! It is typically held on the Saturday just before St. Patricks Day, which falls on March 17th.
Get the details
Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival canceled for 2021
The festival has gained a reputation for its incredible music line-up. It also includes an art market, food vendors galore, family-friendly activities in the Kidz Zone, a classic car show, and more. Festival admission is FREE. Details for Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival.
Phoenix Flies Celebration canceled for 2021
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 early. Details for Phoenix Flies
Atlanta Fair presumed canceled for 2021
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 canceled for 2021
Beth Jacob Synagogue
This is a variable event that may take place in February or March, depending on when the Purim holiday falls. The parade usually 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 Exploration Expo canceled for 2021
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. Details on the Exploration Expo
The day-by-day March calendar:
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