The Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Photo by Jonathan Phillips)

Looking for something to do to celebrate St. Patricks’ Day this year? These four events offer festive fun, beer, food, music and more.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The 137th annual Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade returns to the streets of Midtown on Saturday, March 16. This year’s parade steps off at noon at the intersection of Peachtree and 15th streets and continues down Peachtree to 5th Street. More than 2,000 dancers, musicians, llamas and Irish and local dignitaries are expected to march this year. New this year: The Big Idaho Potato Truck – the world’s largest potato on wheels. For more information, visit

Social Mess Irish Lights Festival
Social Mess is hosting its new Irish Lights Festival on March 16 from 2 p.m. until 2 a.m. at Park Tavern featuring headliner Lost Kings. The event will feature multiple areas of entertainment including a host of DJ’s spinning EDM, tropical house, deep house, progressive house, and open format music. Tickets are $20 or $50 for VIP. Information:

Fadó Irish Pub
The Buckhead pub will hold its annual two-day St. Patrick’s Day festival on March 16 and 17. Fadó will close down the streets in The Shops Buckhead for live music and events. The outdoor party includes a full line-up of live music, Irish dancers and bagpipers, a food trucks, and multiple beer and cocktail stations. To see all the events happening at Fado and purchase tickets, visit

Green Mile Block Party
The annual event will be held March 15 at 7 p.m. in Midtown with participating bars offering drink specials, Irish-themed good, party beads and more. Participating bars include Fado’s Irish Pub, Rí Rá Irish Pub, McCray’s Tavern, Publico Kitchen & Tap, Tiki Tango, Einstein’s, Joe’s on Junipers, Henry’s Midtown, Foxtrot, Tin Lizzy’s, RA Sushi, Sutra Lounge, My Sister’s Room, Establishment, Mid City Cafe, The Nook, Prickly Pear Taqueria, Hudson Grille, Kuroshio & Mulavi. Tickets are available at

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