• 8 of the top St. Patrick's Day events around Atlanta

    By: Kelly Sundstrom For the AJC , Nelson Hicks

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    With all the St. Patrick's Day events taking place throughout Atlanta, you'll be seeing green all March long. Whether you enjoy an Irish-themed block party, pub crawl, parade or costumed race, there's a little something for everyone this year around the Metro.

    Participants packed Park Tavern for an assortment of games, music, drinks and fun.

    Just make sure to don your best leprechaun hat and green suspenders so you don't get pinched along the way.

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    Mark your calendar and plan on taking part in these St. Patrick's Day festivities:

    St. Patrick's Day arrived early for several thousand Atlanta area residents this year.

    Green Mile Midtown Block Party. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. March 16. $19.99 per person, registration required. Map and offerings provided at registration. 404-456-4655. www.atlantabartours.com.

    Midtown's Entertainment District transforms into the Green Mile Midtown Block Party on March 16th with DJs, live music, Irish food and drink specials, party beads and over 2000 participants expected.

    Luck of Avalon. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. March 16. Free to attend. Avalon in Alpharetta. www.experienceavalon.com/events/eventitems/luck-of-avalon/

    Arrive early for a special Irish performance from King O’Sullivan School of Irish Dance at 5:30PM! Then at 6PM, Luck of Avalon kicks off as the Irish do with a bagpipe and drum performance from North Georgia Pipes and Drums on the Plaza stage! After an Irish introduction, the party begins as crowd-favorite Az-Izz continues the tradition of transforming the Plaza into a dance floor for a special Motown performance. And if you missed the introduction from North Georgia Pipes and Drums, you’re in luck! They will be performing throughout the streets Avalon to spread festive Irish cheer until 7. 

    St. Patrick's Day Outdoor Fest at Fado Buckhead. March 17. Tickets starting at $20 per person. Fado Irish Pub Buckhead. 273 Buckhead Ave., Atlanta. 404-841-0066. www.fadoirishpub.com.

    The streets of Buckhead will fill with green on St. Patrick's Day with an outdoor festival to mark the occasion. Fado Buckhead hosts live bands and plenty of Irish frivolities.

    Luckyfest 2018. Doors open at 1 p.m. March 17. $14 per person. Park Tavern. 500 10th St., Atlanta. 404-249-0001. www.spiralentertainment.com.

    Luckyfest 2018 takes place at Park Taven on St. Patrick's Day with all-day entertainment, live bands and green beer.

    St. Patrick's Day Irish Stroll. Noon to 2 a.m. March 17. $10 per person, registration required. Registration at Daiquiri Factory. 889 West Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta. 404-881-8188. www.barcrawls.com.

    Take an Irish stroll this St. Patrick's Day, but not the one you had in mind. This special pub crawl will have you hopping through venues around Atlanta with drink specials and discounts.

    Shamrock 'N Roll Road Race Courtesy of Capture Life Through the Lens/For the AJC
    Shamrock 'N Roll Road Race Courtesy of Capture Life Through the Lens/For the AJC

    Shamrock 'N Roll Road Race. 7 a.m. March 17. $15 per racer for 1K, $35 to $40 per racer for 5K and 10K, free to watch. Atlantic Station Central Park. 1380 Atlantic Drive NW, Atlanta. 404-261-7799. www.jlatlanta.org.

    Strap on your running shoes and put on your craziest costume because the Shamrock 'N Roll Road Race is back with a 1K Kids' Fun Run, 5K and 10K to raise money for The Junior League of Atlanta. This Peachtree Qualifier will include free race photos, Healthy Lifestyle Festival, vendors, live entertainment and more.

    Atlanta St. Patrick's Parade and 5K Courtesy of Atlanta St. Patrick's Parade/For the AJC
    Atlanta St. Patrick's Parade and 5K Courtesy of Atlanta St. Patrick's Parade/For the AJC

    Atlanta St. Patrick's Parade and 5K. 10 a.m. for the 5K, 11 a.m. for the parade. March 17. The parade is free, $20 to $40 to race. Peachtree Street in Midtown. 404-504-6884. www.atlantastpats.com.

    Nothing says green like the Atlanta St. Patrick's Parade and 5K, which takes place in Midtown. In its 134th year, expect to see colorful floats, giant flags, clowns, Irish dancers, drill teams, bands and the Bagpipe & Drum Corps at this unbeatable celebration. Come early for the Annual St. Patrick's Parade 5K at 10 a.m. and stick around for the parade at 11.

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