Can’t Miss Atlanta Events: March 2017

It’s technically still winter, but Atlanta begs to differ. Thanks to warm days and early blooms, you can savor the unseasonably springlike weather at these events, whether they’re all about flowers, the luck of the Irish, cotton candy and Fair fare, or even what it’s like to spend 50 days in space.

Atlanta Events March 2016

All of March (and beyond): The 2017 Atlanta Fair

Atlanta’s favorite fair is back and fair gurus from near and far are invited to enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience! All season long, guests can expect to be dazzled by vibrant displays and lights and partake in a variety of interactive games. Those in search of soaring thrillers will be able to climb aboard one of the many attractions, including the Towering Ferris Wheel, Flying Dutchman, 45-foot Ring of Fire and for the first time ever, the Inversion, a twisty sky-high tower that will have adrenaline junkies spinning and twirling into the crisp spring air! Foodies can also indulge in the endless supply of all-time classics, like fluffy cotton candy, candy apples, elephant ears and more!

All of March (and beyond): Atlanta Blooms

Welcome spring with a colorful bang of flower power in March and April as Atlanta Blooms explodes throughout the Atlanta Botanical Garden with hundreds of thousands of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and crocuses. While tulips are certainly the stars of the show – with more than 30,000 in a wide variety of pastel pinks, peach and yellows planted last fall — thousands of lesser known bulbs, annuals and flowering perennials also will round out the Garden’s spring collection. Longleaf restaurant becomes a stunning backdrop for a tried-and-true staff favorite tulip combination of yellow ‘Big Smile’ and orange ‘Big Chief’. And the Children’s Garden is all about fun with pops of hyacinths and tulips throughout.

Through March 5: The Phantom of the Opera

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera comes to a city near you as part of a brand new North American Tour. This production, which retains the beloved story and thrilling score, boasts exciting new special effects, scenic and lighting designs, staging and choreography and has been hailed by critics as ” bigger and better than ever before.”

March 1: Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live

Get ready for the ultimate playdate – 65 million years in the making – as Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE guides students on a breathtaking tour that begins in pre-historic Australia.  Brought to life by a team of skilled performers and puppeteers, and designed with the help of professional paleontologists, Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE’s puppets are so extraordinarily realistic you may feel the urge to run and hide – but don’t!

March 3: Marietta Square Art Walk Pre-Season Kickoff

Enjoy an evening of live music, performance and local art as you shop, dine, and experience all The Marietta Square has to offer. Art Walk is a free self-guided walking tour of the Marietta Square’s galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants and businesses on the 1st Friday, April–November, from 5pm to 9pm with a special “Kick-Off” event in March and an “Encore Show” in November.  During Art Walk, each participating venue hosts a local artist outside of its storefront in Marietta Square.

March 12: Girl Scout Day at Unicoi Lodge

In honor of National Girl Scout Day, Coral Hospitality in conjunction with the Georgia State Parks and Lodges would like to extend an exclusive special offer to Girls Scouts! This offer is valid at all 5 of the Coral Hospitality Managed State Parks & Lodges including Unicoi State Park & Lodge, Little Ocmulgee State Park & Lodge, Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club, George T. Bagby State Park & Lodge and Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge. Leaders looking to bring a group of 10 or more are encourage to contact our Regional Sales Office at (770) 696-9050 for further assistance and discounts. This offer is only available from March 12 – 18, 2017 so act now before it’s too late!

March 14: Atlanta Science Festival Launch with Captain Mark Kelly

Join us to launch the 2017 Atlanta Science Festival with astronaut Captain Mark Kelly. He’s spent more than 50 days in space, and now he’s spending an evening with us!
Captain Kelly will share with us what it’s like to leave planet Earth and his insider perspective on the groundbreaking yearlong NASA experiment with his twin brother on how space affects the human body. Captain Kelly will speak at 7pm, but we welcome you to come early at 5:30pm to launch some rockets with us on the lawn of Emory’s Glenn Memorial Church. Also, stick around afterwards for a book signing organized by Little Shop of Stories! Captain Kelly will be signing his Mousetronaut and Astrotwins books. Read about why we LOVE Little Shop.

March 19: FREE Day at the Carlos Museum

In 2019 the Michael C. Carlos Museum will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its formal founding at Emory University’s Atlanta campus. The Carlos Museum is planning a series of exhibitions, programs, and special events as part of the centennial year and will offer 100 free days to celebrate this important milestone. One hundred free admission days are scheduled between now and 2019 as a way to thank the community whose support has played such a significant role in the story of the Museum’s success.

March 25: The Billy Goats Gruff – Opera Outreach for Children

Capitol City Opera Company will present John Davies’ operatic adaptation of the classic fairy tale, The Billy Goats Gruff.  The show takes a familiar tale and adds a fun operatic twist with a strong anti-bullying message and promotes the power of kindness. On the way home from school, three little billy goats encounter a steep bridge and a sticky situation that they must try to solve. Ideal for children in grades pre-K through 5th grade, the 50-minute opera is set to some of the greatest music by Mozart, Rossini, and Donizetti.

March 25-26: Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival

Bring your family, friends, and Fido for a fabulous weekend of fun when the 3rd Annual Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival returns to beautiful Blackburn Park. The festival will take place on Saturday, March 25 & Sunday, March 26 from 10 am to 6 pm each day. Admission is FREE. Enjoy an arts and crafts market, food trucks, a pet parade and costume contest, a children’s village, and more.

March 30: The Atlanta Opera’s Don Pasquale

In this modern production from director Chuck Hudson set in the golden era of Hollywood, Don Pasquale is an aging silent film star at the sunset of his career. Our protagonist sets off to find a wife and heir to his fortune. He gets hitched to the devious Norina, a widowed gold digger who conspires with Ernesto, the Don’s nephew. Supported by a chorus of servants dressed as Hollywood film stars, Don Pasquale is an uproarious evening of theater.

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