Join your fellow parade revelers and runners for the official fourth annual Atlanta St. Patrick's Parade 5K run/walk! The route starts and finishes on Peachtree Street and runs through Midtown, Piedmont Park and finishes on the parade route right at Colony Square. Finishers 21 and over will receive a complimentary Reformation Brewery draft beer after the race. Raffle prizes will be awarded. 10 a.m. ColonySquareMidtown.com


Atlanta’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, started by the city’s Hibernian Benevolent Society, dates back to 1858, making it one of the country’s oldest. The parade kicks off at noon. After the parade wraps up, Luck of The Square gets underway until 3 p.m. Experience live musical performances, beer, food trucks, fun family activities and more! 


Smyrna's annual Easter Egg Hunt is moving locations. This year, eggs will be hidden at the Smyrna Community Center. There will be inflatables, food vendors, pictures with the Easter Bunny and more! There will be four separate, age divided hunts: 3 years and under, 4-5 years, 6-7 years and 8-10 years. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

EVENT DATE : April 4-7

Shen Yun's unique artistic vision expands theatrical experience into a multidimensional, inspiring journey through one of humanity’s greatest treasures—the five millennia of traditional Chinese culture. Shen Yun features one of the world’s oldest art forms— classical Chinese dance—along with patented scenographical effects and all-original orchestral works. $85-$240. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. Thursday and Saturday. CobbEnergyCentre.com

EVENT DATE : April 7

Sundays are fine, but why wait until 1 p.m. to have bubbly with your brunch? Celebrate Saturday with bubbles and brunch favorites. Held the first Saturday of the month. 

EVENT DATE : March 10

Tea for two? This event for ladies who lunch is not just a tea—we've added some fun to the ho-hum: Have your tea and read it too! Food: $15 + fun: $15. Held the second Tuesday of the month. 

EVENT DATE : April 12-15

Using all of The Strand—including its beautiful 500-seat auditorium and proscenium stage—this interactive, world-premiere event challenges the audience to identify the true story behind a nefarious crime and the true criminal with a nefarious motive. Murder! at The Strand is your opportunity to experience the historic Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre as never before. $45; group rates available. EarlSmithStrand.org

EVENT DATE : April 13-15

An Atlanta staple for 81 years, virtually every kind of art imaginable is represented, with a nationally renowned juried Fine Artist Market that includes sculpture, paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography and much more. There is a Kids Village featuring inflatables, arts and crafts, face painting, and the ever-popular 24-foot rock-climbing wall. Dogwood.org

EVENT DATE : April 14

This is a basic class to give an overview of CPR, and is great for new parents and caregivers. Certification is not issued for this course. $25. 9:30 a.m. to noon. To register, call 770.956.STAR (7827).

EVENT DATE : April 15

Join the Atlanta Humane Society at Bow Wow Brunch, a family-oriented gala honoring community leaders dedicated to improving animal welfare. Bow Wow Brunch introduces the children and grandchildren of AHS donors and supporters to the importance of philanthropy and life-long giving by showcasing the lifesaving work of AHS. 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. AtlantaHumane.org

EVENT DATE : April 19

The Smyrna Business Expo is your chance to meet more than 200+ local business owners, generate business leads, close deals and enjoy great food! Join for networking, building business relationships and meeting local entrepreneurs. Free admission; open to the public. Proceeds support the Smyrna Business Association scholarship fund. 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. SmyrnaBusiness.org

EVENT DATE : April 20

One of the most distinctive offerings at The Public House is their keg wine. Yes, wine in a keg! It's not for guzzling or frat parties; it's for people who love their wine fresh. Come taste the difference freshness makes. Three grown-up wines and snacks: $25. Held the third Friday of the month. 

EVENT DATE : April 21

The Campbell High School Bands are hosting a community recycling day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of Campbell Middle School. They will be accepting metals, electronics and paint. For more information about what can be recycled and the fees, please visit CHSDressTheBand.com/Recycling-Day.html. Thanks for supporting CHS Bands.

EVENT DATE : April 21 & 22

Alive! Expo brings together local and national companies that specialize in natural and organic products; natural and organic foods; environmental, green and eco products for the home, pets and the whole family; recyclable products; naturopathic and alternative practitioners; chiropractors; vitamins and supplements; health food retailers; and community nonprofit organizations. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. AliveExpo.com

EVENT DATE : April 21 & 22
Downtown Kennesaw

The festival combines the best of the rich heritage of Kennesaw and the Civil War era with today’s fun-filled activities. More than 70,000 attendees will enjoy the more than 250 booths with arts and crafts, food vendors, merchants, and live entertainment. The festival kicks off with a parade at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Free. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.   

EVENT DATE : April 27 & 28

Two great events in one: a conference featuring 100 Pinterest-based classes taught by the best presenters in the nation, and an expo with nearly 200 top businesses providing beautiful options in the worlds of DIY, crafts, cooking, self-improvement, photography, party planning, scrapbooking, holiday, beauty, fashion and more. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. GA.PinnersConference.com

EVENT DATE : April 28

Departure has become the most respected Journey tribute band in the nation by replicating the look, sound and feel of the original '80s rock supergroup. These veteran musicians pride themselves on giving their audience an incredible high-energy stage show from start to finish. Performing more than 100 shows annually, Departure brings the very best of Journey to audiences of all ages. $20. 8 p.m. EarlSmithStrand.org