Find A St. Patrick’s Day Pot O’ Gold at the End of the Alpharetta RainbowIn Events & Entertainment, Food + Drink
It’s all rainbows and gold in Alpharetta—St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner! With leprechaun-filled festivities approaching and the First Day of Spring mere days later, warm weather and the opportunity for a Spring vacay beckons. Whether you’re looking to enjoy some family fun or connect with friends, you’ll want to put on your best emerald-toned garments this March and visit Alpharetta for a gold-filled getaway! We’re certain that after experiencing these fun events and activities, you’ll feel like the luckiest leprechaun alive.
Events So Unbelievably Fun, You’ll Pinch Yourself!
1. Irish-Style Dinner Party, March 17
Good cooking takes a little bit more than luck, and Publix Aprons Cooking School can teach you the skills to make a fantastic meal! Use familiar Irish ingredients to create Irish dishes with a twist, including Salmon & Irish Cheddar Croquettes, Lamb Meatballs with Mushroom-Leek Gravy, Potato-Crusted Halibut and an Irish Crème Poke Cake. You’ll be an Irish cuisine afficionado in no time! Make sure to register ahead of time to guarantee your spot.
2. Luck of Avalon, March 17
All the lads, lassies, and little leprechauns will enjoy the Luck of Avalon! Visit Avalon on Friday, March 17, from 5 – 9 p.m. to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with special performances from King O’Sullivan School of Irish Dance + North Georgia Pipes and Drums, live music, Irish flair and, of course, green beer! Sip and stroll the boulevard as you enjoy this annual Avalon tradition.
3. ShamRockin’ for a Cure, March 18
Get ready for a “paddy” like no other at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre from 7 – 11:30 p.m. for ShamRockin’ for a Cure, where you’ll find live music, a silent auction, food and drinks from over 30 vendors, and much more. This “Party for a Purpose” turns a romping good time into a fantastic fundraiser, generating over $2.9 million dollars in proceeds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation since its inaugural event. Make sure you purchase your ticket ahead of time, so you don’t miss this epic event!
4. Family Day at Painting with a Twist, March 18
Bring a pop of green into your house when you complete a new work of art at the Family Day Happy Wishes class at Painting with a Twist on March 18 from 3 – 5 PM. All ages can enjoy creating a beautiful painting from start to finish. You don’t need luck or skill to leave this creative adventure with a great piece of art in-hand—instructors will aid you along the way to make sure your work of art is wall-worthy! Book this class ahead of time to ensure you and your loved ones can all enjoy the fun!
Don’t Worry, Beer Happy
It ain’t over ‘til it’s clover, and your St. Patrick’s Day festivities wouldn’t be complete without a toast. Visit Jekyll Brewing for their Erin Go Braugh brew, a rich Irish coffee porter, combining the flavors of coffee with a hint of whiskey. Wet your whistle with an Irish whiskey at Branch and Barrel, where a portion of their extensive whiskey menu is purely dedicated to the best of the Irish. For extensive options with rotating brews and delicious cocktails, check out Truck & Tap, Butcher & Brew, and Barleygarden Kitchen & Craft Bar. Slainte!
With so many exciting events to experience, make your St. Patrick’s Day extra lucky with a stay at one of Alpharetta’s 30 modern hotels. Shake your shamrocks all day and then relax all night in Alpharetta. Eat, drink, and be Irish!