St. Patrick's Day 2013
Parades, Races, Events and Festivals

City Events

St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2013
Saturday, March 16 12:00 Noon
Peachtree Street at Ralph McGill
Celebrate Georgia’s rich Irish heritage at the 131st annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade! This year’s parade features the Budweiser Clydesdales and 2013 Grand Marshal Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. There will be floats, bands of every kind, military units, bagpipe & drum corps, thousands of children, Irish dancers, clowns, high tech firefighting equipment, police units, drill teams, dogs, horses, antique cars, and dignitaries from Ireland. The Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade begins at noon Saturday, March 16, Peachtree Street at Ralph McGill, and proceeds down Peachtree toward Woodruff Park. For additional information, visit

St. Patrick’s Day Festival
Saturday, March 16 After Parade
Underground Atlanta
On Saturday, March 16 from noon until 6pm, the celebration continues at Underground Atlanta at the St. Patrick’s Day Festival. Festival goers will enjoy Irish dancing troupes, bagpipers, magicians, and a vendor’s market. Last year the Celtic tunes of Danny Ray Cole and the Seed and Feed Marching Abominable performed. Final planning was still taking place as of press time. to find out more up to mdate information regarding this year’s events visit

For A Cause

Shamrock ‘N Roll Road Race
Sunday, March 10 Atlantic Station
Celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day with music, good food, and a run for charity. The Junior League of Atlanta’s 9th annual ShamRock ‘n Roll Road Race presented by Verizon Wireless and Belk hits the streets of Atlantic Station Sunday, March 10. The event raises funds to train and educate the membership of JLA for effective community service, as well as to continue its work in the community. There is a Tot Trot at 8am, 5K race kicks off at 8:30 am, and followed by the 10K at 9:00 am. Dogs and strollers are welcome. Participants will also enjoy post-race festivities including food, beverages and sponsor booths and activities. Action takes place at the Pinnacle Lot off 20th Street downhill from Target. Registration is $30, $35 at packet pickup and $45 on race day. The Tot Trot is $8.00.

Shamrockin For a Cure
Saturday, March 9 Alpharetta
Eat, Drink and Cure CF. The 5th annual benefit for The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will take place on Saturday, March 9 at 7pm at The Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Alpharetta. ShamRockin’ For A Cure features a live 80s band, great food and drink, live auction, silent auction and more. Dine on delicious delicacies from 7-9:30pm in the “Taste of ShamRockin” tent. Tickets are $95 per person and includes: admission, entertainment, all food and drink. Every dollar raised at ShamRockin’ for a Cure goes to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to support the research vital to combat this deadly disease. Visit for more info.

Road Trips

Savannah, GA
The St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Savannah, GA is the city’s largest annual celebration and the second largest St. Patrick’s Day event in the United States. Likened by some to Mardi Gras, the spirited St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Savannah go on for several days, attracting roughly 400,000 Irish and honorary Irish visitors each year in addition to locals. Festivities begin with the Greening of the Forsyth Park Fountain on Friday, March 8 at noon. The 189th Annual Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held Saturday, March 16 at 10:15 am. For more info, visit

Bar Scene

Fado Irish Pub - Buckhead
On March 16, Fadó will open at 7am so rugby fans can settle in to watch 6 Nations Rugby Super Saturday matches live starting with Italy v. Ireland at 10:30am The Outdoor party starts at 6PM with $10 cover charge at the door. Outdoor street festival starts at noon with Irish Dancers, Bagpipers, Andy Birdstall, Secret Sauce, Astral Freaks and the best U2 tribute band in the world, Desire at 9pm!

Stout - Andrew’s District
The St. Patrick’s Day celebration takes place over two days Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17 at Stout Irish Pub in Buckhead. Things begin at 6AM on Saturday with Kegs and Eggs. There will be live bands, DJ’s, 2 Ice Luges and worlds largest Rock, Papers, Scissors tournament. Two-day passes are available for $10; One -Day passes are $8. For more information visit

Meehan’s - Atlantic Station
On Sunday, March 17, just a stone’s throw from the starting and finishing line, Meehan’s Public House is inviting all Georgia Marathon runners to stop by their Downtown location for a St. Patrick’s Day and marathon celebration! Opening nice and early for dedicated runners and spectators alike, there will be plenty of offerings to take the pain of a long run away. There’s nothing The Full Irish Breakfast can’t fix, and if you show your runners number, you can enjoy $5 Pints and “Irish Smoothies” until 1 p.m.

The Elder Tree - East Atlanta
The Elder Tree is gearing up for the biggest St. Patrick’s Day event in East Atlanta Village. They will be serving $3.50 Drafts all day, $4 Irish Man Whiskey, $3 Fire Balls and $5 Jamesons Car Bombs. For more information on the days events visit

Park Tavern - Midtown
The Park Tavern located at Piedmont Park will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day all month long! It starts Saturday, March 2nd with Get Shamrock’d featuring Yacht Rock Revue. Then on Saturday, March 9 Spiral Entertainment is hosting Luckyfest 2013 with live performances by Girlz, Girlz, Girlz, Desire and Unzipt. Then on Saturday, March 16th Social Mess presents LEPRE*COM 2013 with Original Beastie Boy DJ Hurricane.

Twin Peaks - Buckhead
Twin Peak girls dressed up for St. Patrick’s Day! Need we say more. There will also be beer specials and festivities throughout the day. Visit



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