The Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade (March 16, 2013) promises plenty of Irish pride and playfulness at Underground Atlanta. The event typically features a St. Patrick’s Day Parade, a kids zone at Fountain’s Plaza, magicians, Irish dancers, and a variety of Irish music. The entertainment continues all day on three stages.
This year’s parade features a five story St. Patrick balloon, floats, more than 4,000 dancers, 16 community bands and musicians, and the world’s largest walking Irish flag.
Immediately after the parade, the 2013 Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Festival will begin, with festive Irish music, dancers and children’s activities.
WHAT: 2013 Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade free events and activities.
WHEN: Saturday March 16, 2013. The Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade begins at 12 noon. Festival immediately following.
WHERE: The parade will begin at the intersection of Peachtree Street and Ralph McGill Boulevard in downtown Atlanta at noon and proceed south on Peachtree to Woodruff Park.
PARKING: Park in the parking decks and lots near Underground, the Fulton County Court House and Georgia State University and walk to Underground, Pryor Street, Decatur St. or Five Points. Or take MARTA to the Five Points Station and walk outside to Peachtree.
SAVVY TIP: Tune into to 97.1 The River, B98.5 and WALR Kiss 104.1 FM to hear popular local DJ’s stationed along the route announcing the parade.