Top things to do in and around Atlanta this month

Around Atlanta

Looking for something to do around Atlanta? Unfortunately, with COVID-19 hanging around, the number of local events has been drastically reduced. But that doesn’t mean everything has been canceled. Here are some things to do around Atlanta for those who are interested in getting out. But with things constantly changing, please confirm the event is still happening before attending and it’s best to always take a mask.

Mar. 1-8

Dahlonega’s Inaugural Chocolate Crawl

Content Continues Below

This is a fun and socially distanced food event for visitors to Dahlonega – the inaugural Chocolate Crawl! Chocolate lovers can head to Dahlonega and stop in various restaurants and shops for FREE samples and specials for purchase March 1-8th. Try area hot chocolates, homemade fudge, cookies, chocolate teas, pies, and much more.

Mar. 4 & 5

Park Bench at The Battery Atlanta hosts the show on Thursday night. Come hear all of Elton John’s hits!

Mar. 5

The Gold Room hosts three nights of entertainment with the NBA All-Star weekend in town. Trey Songz is there Saturday night and Money Bag Yo on Sunday night.

Oak Atlanta hosts several nights of entertainment with the NBA All-Star weekend in town. The Migos are there Friday night and Lil Durk and Future are there Saturday night.

Vivide Atlanta hosts several nights of entertainment with the NBA All-Star weekend in town. Young Thug is there Friday night and Gucci Mane is there Saturday.

The band takes the stage at the Coca Cola Roxy. Face coverings are mandatory; masks must be worn at all times except while eating and drinking.

Mar. 5 & 6

The 4th Annual Dahlonega Science Festival, Science is 4 Everyone will be held virtually. Highlights include: videos from speakers, hosting live-stream panel discussions on various science topics, offering virtual planetarium and observatory experiences, and posting videos of hand-on science activities for children and families.

Mar. 6

Celebrate Georgia’s craft breweries on March 6 with Georgia Beer Day. More than 50 local breweries will take part in the celebration.

The theme park officially opens on March 6t, and is abiding federal, state, and local health COVID-19 guidelines.

Social distancing, sanitizing, and hygiene practices and other safety protocols will be implemented.

March 7

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the event will be virtual, so those that want to participate can register online and start walking at their local gym or down their neighborhood street.

Mar. 8

Let’s Talk Atlanta, a group of some of the metro area’s best women-owned restaurants and businesses, is offering a “Dine Together & Let’s Talk” virtual event on International Women’s Day. This virtual event features collaborative, surprise multi-restaurant dining experiences for takeout by the women of Let’s Talk Atlanta. This nine-course dinner ($150) features small plates, surprise gifts from Beautiful, Briny Sea, and a bottle of red or white wine from 3Parks Wine. Order by March 4.

Mar. 12

Lads and lassies are invited to experience the sixth annual Luck of Avalon, a St. Patrick’s Day-themed, socially distanced soiree at the Alpharetta mixed-use destination. From 5 to 9 p.m., guests can safely sip and stroll amongst a sea of green festivities, from traditional dance performances to live music and plenty of “cheers”.

Mar. 13

Get shamrockin’ and rollin’ at this Irish celebration! Toast with green beer, live music, photo booths, signature drinks and more.

Eventide will test your St. Paddy’s Day knowledge with a winner-take-all-game of trivia from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., where one lucky team will win the equivalent of one team member’s weight in beer!

Mar. 17

Guests are invited to don their best green and jig to lively entertainment, including spirited Irish dance performances, tunes by DJ Chika Takai, traditional bagpipers and performances by Celtic band The Border Collies. There will be free giveaways, as well as stilt walkers and balloon artists onsite for the little lads and lassies to experience. At 4 p.m., a cash and card bar will be onsite, offering green brews and spirits. In addition, guests can enjoy St. Patrick’s Day-themed offerings from participating restaurants, including a corned beef and cabbage dish, green beer and Irish shot deals at HOBNOB.

Now through March 13th

Take a self-guided tour of 48 beautiful acres of flowering daffodils at the Oakland Cemetery. Explore the most beautiful daffodil displays with a new downloadable map. Signage throughout the cemetery grounds will share a few of the origin stories behind Oakland’s beautiful and historic bulbs. Daffodil Days runs through March 13th, and is FREE to attend.

Now through Mar. 22

The eatery is celebrating Mardi Gras by offering the tastes of the Big Easy with its Bayou & Bourbon celebration menu. It includes N’awlins-Style Po’ Boy, Deconstructed Jambalaya, “Pat’s” Marlow’s Hurricane, Bourbon Street Lemonade and more.

Mar. 25 & 26

The band from Stockbridge takes the stage at the Coca Cola Roxy. Face coverings are mandatory; masks must be worn at all times except while eating and drinking.

Mar. 26

Come hear the country music star play at Park Bench at The Battery Atlanta.

Springtime is finally here with all of its beautiful colors! It’s a modified version of Sips Under the Sea featuring popular cocktails, dining options, and a live DJ. Experience exploring the galleries in a more intimate, adult setting. Enjoy extended hours at Georgia Aquarium, exclusively for 21+ guests. Capacity is limited and face coverings are required.

Apr. 3

Seltzerland is the first nationally-touring, socially-distanced hard seltzer celebratory day out and it’s headed to the Fox Creek Golf Club (1501 Windy Hill Rd) for a fun day on the green Attendees are invited to leisurely walk the course while safely sampling from 50+ flavors of hard seltzer. Tickets are $29 and there’s no actual golfing involved.

Now through April 11

Explore the colorful, creative interplay between vibrant flowers and elegant textiles during Orchid Daze, the Garden’s annual exhibition of America’s favorite indoor plant. Three main displays will showcase blooms combined with festoons, aerialists and chandeliers, set amongst the country’s largest collection of species orchids. Admission is by timed tickets only, available online, to limit capacity.

Now through May 2

Check out the new exhibit - Microsculpture: The Insect Portraits of Levon Biss. Enjoy a new perspective on insects as you study and appreciate the hidden details of the insect world, in a unique and engaging way. The exhibit is on view through May 2nd.

Now through May 9

The High has a long history of collaboration with Driskell, who was recognized for his painting and printmaking practices, often characterized by his use of collage, which combined the Black American experience with observations of the American landscape and imagery of the African diaspora. The exhibition brings approximately 60 artworks together to present highlights of his career, and it’s the first major survey of his work since his death in April 2020.