Let’s paint the town green this St. Patrick’s Day!
The Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade is Atlanta’s longest-running event. On its 138th iteration, it’s all set to return to the street of Midtown. Dating back to 1858, it’s not only Atlanta’s longest-running event, but it is one of the country’s oldest St Patrick’s Day parades.
It’s aim is to connect Irish-born and Irish American professionals and those who have an interest in Ireland within the Atlanta metro and surrounding areas. This year’s parade is honoring our first responders.
Participation in the parade is not just an “Irish thing”. The parade attracts people from around the city and the South. You can expect floats, bands, Bagpipe & Drum Corps, drill teams, and so much more.
Atlanta’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be taking place on Saturday, March 12 from noon until 1pm. At noon, the parade officially steps off on Peachtree Street in Midtown. So make sure to arrive by 11 a.m. to secure one of the best viewing spots.
They’re also hosting a 5K before the festivities, starting and finishing at Colony Square plaza. Registration is encouraged. However, if it doesn’t sell out, there will be registration the morning of the race at Colony Square: 8:15-9:30am.
For more information on the parade and their 5K run, click here to visit their website.