The ever-popular St. Patrick’s Day is here, and while Sandy Springs is a short 3,683 miles away from Ireland, we’re going to have no shortage of Irish cheer!
Northside St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
The inaugural Northside St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival will be taking place on Saturday, March 18th, from 9am to 5pm. Since it’s the first of its kind here in Sandy Springs, we wanted to give you a rundown of what to expect.
9am – 10am: The festival market will kick off the event with a number of local vendors selling an assortment of Celtic and St. Patrick’s Day related goods!
10am – 11am: The parade will step-off from the intersection of Mt. Vernon Highway and Lake Forrest Drive and make its way around the City Springs area. You can expect to see floats, vehicles, military units, schools, bands, music, theater, and athletic groups, local civic organizations, businesses, and more. The parade is expected to last around 45 minutes to an hour.
11am – 12pm: The opening ceremony will be taking place, and the Atlanta Irish Dance by Burke Connolly will be performing.
12pm – 3pm: Performances by The Roundabouts, The Drake School of Irish Dance, and the O’Reilly’s Session Players.
3pm – 5pm: The Muckers, a five-piece Celtic-rock band, will be closing out the festival!
7pm: You can head over to Thos. O’Reilly's Public House for a post-festival concert by the renowned Kate Curran! This is a 21+ event.
Throughout the day, there will also be activities for kids, a few workshops on Irish dance and sports, and some great food and drink. Find out everything you need to know on their website here!
Other happenings in Sandy Springs
Mojave will be hosting a St. Patrick's Day celebration with drink deals and live music!
Mutation Brewing will be hosting their 2nd annual St. Patrick's Day party on March 17th at 6pm to 11:45pm! They'll have food and drink specials, with Irish-themed live music by "The Roundabouts" from 7:30pm to 10:30pm.
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day weekend with Pontoon Brewing in Sandy Springs! On Friday, they'll be tapping a special green beer release at 5pm, and they will be having Grandma Mobul's Food Truck to feed you! On Saturday, they'll be open 12pm to 5pm with live music from Marc Gunn, special beer releases, and food from Mascogo Tacos.
Spring Cinema and Taphouse
Nothing screams St. Patrick's Day like watching The Leprechaun on the big screen! If you haven't seen this movie before, imagine a rated-R version of those old Lucky Charms commercials. It's truly can't-miss stuff! Buy tickets here.
Henri's has a full menu of St. Patrick's Day goodies, including their "Irish Slammer" cake with chocolate mousse filling, Baileys white chocolate mousse icing, chocolate ganache drip, and chocolate bark pieces. That's a lot of chocolate! They are also offering themed shortbread cookies, cupcakes, and their original "Petit Fours".
Sugar Shane's will be having a special "Patty's B-Day" cookie. It has a birthday cake extract-based cookie stuffed with vanilla buttercream, which sounds absolutely divine!
Susansnap's also has some themed cookies in the form of their "Little Lucky Charms" and Mint-Chocolate Gingersnaps. These cookies are truly made with love!
We hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day! You can check out everything else coming up in Sandy Springs here.
PS: Don't forget to wear green!