Who needs luck when you’re an Atlanta parent? This weekend, let your leprechauns live a little. From the epic Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade to the Atlanta Fair, they’ll forget all about the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Keep reading for details on all the magic.

Girl Smiling on St. Patricks Day

Photo: Jeffrey via Flickr

Multiple Locations

Atlanta Science Festival
Explore the science and technology in our region with more than 100 engaging events, including hands-on activities, facility tours, presentations, and performances throughout Metro Atlanta. Event programming runs the gamut from kid-centric and family-friendly fare to events designed specifically for teens and adults. Some events require registration; check website for dates and time and registration links. Fri.-Sun. Event details. 


Atlanta Fair
The rides are in gear and there will soon be cheer; get ready, Atlanta- the fair is near! Enjoy the Giant Fun Slide, Ferris Wheel, and rides for younger children, while thrill seekers will love The Nemesis 360. Check FB for updates on weather closures. March 8-April 14. Mon.-Fri. 5-9 p.m. Sat. and Sun. 1-9 p.m. See website for tickets. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade is back for 2019! On Saturday, March 16, Midtown Atlanta is again hosting the longest-running event in Atlanta’s history. This year’s parade steps off at noon at the intersection of Peachtree and 15th streets and continues south on Peachtree to the intersection of 5th Street. The event will feature over 2,000 dancers, musicians, cheerleaders, clowns, and Irish dignitaries. Sat. Event details.

Luck of the Square St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
After the parade wraps up, Luck of The Square gets underway until 3pm! The Plaza becomes the official post-parade and St. Patrick’s Day party zone. Experience live musical performances, festive beer + fare, fun adult + family activities and more surprises. Sat. Event details.

The Joshua Show, Episode 2 at Center Puppetry Arts
Mr. Nicholas, the sock puppet, is planning an escape to outer space. With singing, tap dancing, and a cast of zany puppets, Joshua sets out to convince him to stay, and in doing so, he brings joy to the masses. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Druid Hills

STEM Day at Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Experiment with breakthroughs in science, technology, engineering and math with these activities that include making a bracelet with your initials using the language of computers, and using wooden Brain-Blox to create personal masterpieces. Sat. Event details.


Home Gladiators Hockey Game
Support Atlanta’s local pro hockey team, the Gladiators, during one of their home games in Duluth. Count on lots of action, plenty of fun, and special promo nights to keep things exciting for repeat fans. Fri. Event details.


Shake Your Shamrock at Mall of Georgia
Enjoy live entertainment from The Pak and Carpenter Academy of Irish Dance, bounce houses, family-friendly activities, giveaways, retailer and vendor booths, and more!  Sat. Event details.


EcoTinker at Chattahoochee Nature Center
Flying into the Future is where science and nature collide to bring you activities focused on STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The CNC is all about forward-thinking at this Family Fun Day! Come ready to learn about flying animals as well as test your tinkering skills with STEM-themed partners and activities. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

—Shelley Massey