Ri Ra Irish Pub PaddyFest
Tuesday, March 12 - 17
(404) 477-1700

The 2nd Annual Ri Ra PaddyFest is the place to be this St. Patrick's Day. The six day celebration of Irish food, drink & culture kicks off on Tuesday, March 12th with a special Irish themed Trivia event and features a range of food, drink and entertainment leading up to the big day on Sunday, March 17. The centerpiece of this year's PaddyFest is the St. Patrick's Outdoor Festival on Saturday March 16th. Ri Ra is closing down the streets for the biggest and best St. Patrick's Day party in town. The craic kicks off at 11am and goes until late into the night with live music rocking the Crescent Street and Peachtree Street with five live bands, DJ, performances from Irish dancers, beer trucks and bars. The Irish band Porterhouse is headlining the festival and will be flying in from Ireland to play in the pub from Thursday through Sunday. Tickets are only $15 and include entry to the pub and the outdoor festival with one complimentary drink voucher. Tickets for the festival are available at bit.ly/rirapaddysdayfestival. Festival highlights include: Baldrick's Charity Head Shave (Thu 5:00pm); live music with Porterhouse (Thu & Fri nights); St. Patrick's Outdoor Festival begins Saturday at 11 am. and all day Sunday on St. Patrick's Day.

Greenmile Block Party
Friday, March 15

Eat, Drink & Party in Midtown's Entertainment District for the 9th Annual Green Mile Block Party. Join 1,000 plus party goers to celebrate St. Patrick's Day two days early. Don't miss the crowning of Irish Girl Costume Contest at Midnight. Participating bars offering Irish themed beverages and shots, Irish themed food specials, party beads and more.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Saturday, March 16

The 137th Atlanta St. Patrick's Parade is a family friendly St. Patrick's Day tradition winding along the streets of Midtown on Saturday, March 16. The parade steps off at noon at Peachtree and 15th street 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. The parade will feature one of the world's largest Irish "walking flags," a large flag carried - or, more accurately, worn - by dozens of participants.

Limerick Junction
Saturday, March 16
Virginia Highland

Atlanta's oldest Irish Pub celebrates its 31st Anniversary St. Patrick's Day Celebration on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17 in Virginia Highland. The Saturday event starts at noon inside and at 2 pm outside. Live music from Wes Yoakam, Sean Thomason, Semi-Charmed and more! The party on Sunday is indoors only and begins at noon. This family friendly event offers face painting and balloon artists from 3 - 6 pm. $10 Cover for each day.

Shamrock ‘N Roll Race
Saturday, March 16
Atlantic Station

The JLA's Shamrock 'N Roll Road Race begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, March 16th at Atlantic Station and will feature a family friendly 5K, 10K, and 1K Kids' Fun Run. With 1,800 runners, walkers, strollers and dogs, the Shamrock 'N Roll Road Race is one of Atlanta's largest family focused charity race on St. Patrick's Day.

Kegs N Eggs
Sunday, March 17
Virginia Highland

This is the event to start out the day. Kegs N Eggs takes place from 11am - 6pm and includes Irish brew and grub from popular neighborhood pubs including: Hand in Hand, Atkin's Park, Neighbors Pub, Dark Horse Tavern and American Roadhouse.

Irish Lights Festival
Saturday, March 16
Park Tavern
The new Irish Lights Festival brings national headliner Lost Kings to Park Tavern. The party begins at 3 pm. Multiple areas of entertainment will feature a host of DJ's spinning EDM, house, and open format music.

Fado' Irish Pub Buckhead
March 16 & 17
This year's celebration takes place on Saturday and Sunday, which means the block party will be going all out for two days in Buckhead. The Buckhead Shops streets will be shut down and Fado' will bring in a full slate of live bands, Irish dancers and plenty of outdoor beer, cocktail stations and food trucks.



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