During the week of St. Patrick’s Day, you can easily indulge your inner Irish. Whether you want to bring the kids to a parade, dine on corned beef and cabbage, or party the day away — we have you covered!
Below, we’re highlighting a handful of the largest Saint Patrick’s Day events, and those are followed by a longer, day-by-day list of St. Patrick’s Day events all around metro Atlanta, including the suburbs.
The events range from family-friendly to adult-only parties.
The events happen between Saturday, March 11th and Saturday, March 18th, 2023.
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St. Patrick’s Day 2023 celebrations in Atlanta
Annual Atlanta St Patrick’s Parade
Saturday, March 11, 2023
starting at noon
The Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade was started back in 1858, making it one of Atlanta’s longest running events — over a hundred years! It’s a family-friendly outing that has been planned to appeal to children. The parade usually includes clowns, decorated floats, marching bands, bagpipers, Irish dancers, baton throwers, and more.
More details here, including the parade route, best places to watch, and more.
Irish Fest in downtown Norcross
The annual Irish Fest takes place along Skin Alley on Saturday, March 18th from noon to 5 p.m. There will be food and drink, lots of fun for the kids, a costume contest, and live entertainment that includes Irish dancers.
Outdoor Block Party at Fado Irish Pub
Friday, March 17, 2023
All day events in Buckhead
Make a day of it at Fado, located at 273 Buckhead Ave in Buckhead.
Doors open at 7 a.m. for Kegs & Eggs. Brunch is served till noon. The big screens will feature rugby and soccer matches from Europe.
The outdoor street festival begins at 2 p.m. and runs till 10:30 p.m., with continuous live music. Note that this is a ticketed event for adults only (21+), with a $20 cover charge (buy in advance via Freshtix).
More info here
♣ The midtown location of Fado is also hosting a series of St Patrick’s between March 11th and 18th.
9 FREE family-friendly celebrations
Looking for an event you can attend with the kiddos? Here are our suggestions for 2023. At these events, there’s less emphasis on Irish whiskey and green beer. Click through for dates and details.
- Shamrock the Station (Atlantic Station)
- Luck of Avalon
- Atlanta St Patrick’s Parade
- Conyers St Patrick’s Parade & Celebration
- St Paddy’s on Perry (Lawrenceville)
- Lilburn’s Leprechaun Parade — anyone can join in!
- Avenue Shamrock celebration at Avenue East Cobb
- Luck of the Forum celebration at The Forum on Peachtree Parkway
- Shake Your Shamrock at Mall of Georgia (March 18th)
Out of Control (U2 tribute band) at Wild Heaven
How much fun is this! The concert is at Wild Heaven’s West End location at The Garden Club — a music venue with a capacity of 450 people. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Doors open at 7 and the show starts at 8 p.m.
Details and tickets
St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at metro Atlanta breweries
Many of the craft breweries in the extended metro area celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th with green beer, live music, food trucks or special Irish-themed menus, swag, giveaways, and more.
Most have no cover charge — but some do, so click through the links for the St Patrick’s celebration details.
- Pontoon Brewing (Sandy Springs)
- Cultivation Brewing (Norcross)
- Stillfire Brewing (Suwanee)
- Anderby Brewing (Peachtree Corners)
- Eventide Brewing (Grant Park)
- Orpheus Brewing (midtown)
- Elsewhere Brewing (Grant Park)
- Social Fox Brewing (Norcross)
- Horned Owl Brewery (Kennesaw)
- Red Hare Brewery (Marietta)
- Ironmonger Brewing Company (Marietta)
St. Paddy’s Day Rock Fest in Cumming
This FREE outdoor concert features an opening act plus an AC/DC tribute band for the headline act. It happens at the City Center amphitheater on March 17th.
Olde Blind Dog’s 2-day St. Patrick’s event
The Roswell location of the Old Blind Dog Irish Pub will party over two days — from Friday, March 17th to Saturday, March 18th. Celebrate indoors at the pub or outdoors on the green.
Cafe Circa Rooftop Party
No cover before 7 p.m. if you RSVP in advance! The party takes place from 5 to 10 p.m. Food and drink specials all day. Cafe Circa is located at 464 Edgewood Avenue in Atlanta. Details and RSVP form
Shamrocks & Shenanigans Live! at The Battery
Friday, March 17, 2023
3 to 8 p.m.
21 and over
The Battery Atlanta
Celebrate with green beer and Irish-themed cocktails. There’s also live music, a deejay, Irish dancers, a photo booth and more. General admission is $15 and includes 1 drink ticket.
More info and tickets here
Live! at the Battery Atlanta is a dining and entertainment district, located in The Battery Atlanta plaza, next to Truist Park.
St Patrick’s Day Shenanigans in Conyers
Friday, March 17, 2023
Olde Town Conyers
The city of Conyers has a quirky celebration planned. The events are FREE to attend and are family-friendly — so show up and be Irish for a day! You’re encouraged to wear green, dress like a leprechaun, or show up in other festive attire. Anyone can walk in the 2-block parade.
St Patrick’s Day at HOBNOB
On March 17th, all four locations are hosting a party — and you can get $5 OFF tickets when you buy in advance online for $25 (it’s $30 at the door). Your ticket includes three green beers!
The parties start at 6 p.m, and the entertainment includes an Irish band from 7 to 10 p.m., and a deejay after that (until 1 a.m.)
Food and drink specials include corned beef & cabbage, green beer, and whiskey shots.
Locations at Halcyon, Perimeter, Brookhaven, and Atlantic Station.
More info and tickets
St Patrick’s food deals for 2023
NOTE: We get a lot of food deals at the last minute, so please check back! We expect to receive information about Irish-themed dinner specials, freebies for anyone wearing green, and more.
Hampton + Hudson
On March 17th, H+H will be dishing up food and drink specials for St Patrick’s Day. The bar will be offering $5 Jameson, $5 Guinness and $5 Black & Tan’s. You can also enjoy food specials for traditional dishes like Bangers & Mash and Corned Beef & Cabbage.
Located at 299 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307
Available through March 31st
Georgetown Cupcake’s offers the St. Patrick’s Dozen thru the end of March!
It features 12 cupcakes in assorted flavors, decorated in an Irish theme, for $42.
Order online here for pickup or delivery. Located in Buckhead.
On March 16th and 17th, 2023, Krispy Kreme will a FREE green donut to anyone who comes in wearing green. Plus, you can enjoy a special selection of St. Patrick’s themed donuts.
Get the details!
Butcher & Brew
Friday, March 17th from 7 to 10 p.m. at both the Halcyon and downtown Alpharetta locations of Butcher & Brew.
Raise a pint and toast to good times with live music and food specials including:
- Blarney Burger – double patty smashed with remo, crispy pastrami, egg and kraut. Plus, a pint of Guinness — $20
- BOGO wings!
- $8 drink and shot specials
Celebrate at Dantanna’s on Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18th. Enjoy $6 pints of Guinness and a special menu — including Corned Beef & Cabbage. More info
Day-by-day list of St. Patrick’s Day events
Hampton + Hudson