Green Day: Parade, music and merriment on tap for St. Patrick’s Day

Lepre*Con at Park Tavern

Not only are there plenty of places to drink and make merry on St. Patrick’s Day in Atlanta, the city also boasts one of the oldest parades in the country. Put on your green and head out to one of these festive events.

Lepre*Con
Presented by A Social Mess on Saturday, March 10, revelers are encouraged to pout on their most outrageous green attire enjoy a booze-filled day at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park. Beginning at 2 p.m., patrons can also rock the day away to live music and DJ performances and can nosh on local favorites including burgers, bowls, tacos, salads, sandwiches, fresh sushi and more.  For tickets and details, visit parktavern.com.

Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade
One of the oldest in the U.S. and the longest running event in Atlanta’s history, the 136th annual parade returns to Peachtree Street in Midtown on Saturday, March 17, at noon. The parade features dancers, musicians, cheerleaders, clowns, marching bands, and Irish and local dignitaries. The parade will step off at noon at 15th Street and make its way to 5th Street – rain or shine. For more details, visit atlantastpats.com.

Fadó Irish Pub
The Buckhead pub will hold its annual St. Patrick’s Day Block Party on March 10 and 17. Fadó will close down Buckhead Avenue for live music and events, while the pub offers a full brunch menu and traditional Irish fare. The outdoor party includes a full line-up of live music, Irish dancers and bagpipers, a food tent, and multiple beer and cocktail stations. To see all the events happening at Fado and purchase tickets, visit fadoirishpub.com/atlanta.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Midtown.

Green Mile Block Party
The annual event will be held March 16 at 7 p.m. in Midtown with participating bars offering drink specials, Irish-themed good, party beads and more. Participating bars include Rí Rá Irish Pub, My Sister’s Room, Einstein’s, McCray’s Tavern, Tin Lizzy’s, RA Sushi and many more. Tickets are available at atlantabartours.com.

Kegs & Eggs
Over in Virginia-Highland, the annual Kegs & Eggs will be held March 17 starting at 10 a.m. with brunch and drinks at Hand in Hand, Atkins Park, Diesel, American Roadhouse, Fontaine’s, Moe’s & Joe’s, Dark Horse, Neighbor’s Pub and Warren City Club. Tickets are available at atlantabartours.com.

Shamrock the Station
The an all day music festival will be held March 17 at Atlantic Station. Presented by ALT 105.7, the lineup includes New Politics, The Glorious Sons, Dreamers and The Wrecks. Visit alt1057.iheart.com for tickets.

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