St. Patrick’s Day festivities, model train show, and a children’s play… there are plenty of local events keep you busier than a leprechaun looking for gold! For even more to do around town, visit our events calendar HERE.

Free Mulch. Cobb EMC offers free mulch from the clearance maintenance of Cobb EMC power lines. It is available throughout the year and can be delivered when crews are in your area. More info: 678-355-3413.

Feeding Time at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Join a naturalist for an in-depth look at one of their resident animals as they are being fed. 4pm. Admission: $10/Adult, $6/Child (3-12), $7/Senior 65+, $7/ Student (Ages 13 -18), Children 2 & under are free. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or

The Gritters Knitters. Do you knit, crochet, or work with yarn in anyway? If you would like to get together to craft, get inspired, and make new friends, then this group is for you. All skill levels are welcome the only requirement is your enthusiasm! Just bring your yarn and yourself. Fridays: 11am-1pm. Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road, Marietta. More info: 770-528-2524.

Marietta Square Farmers Market features products that are grown and produced in Georgia, including produce, plants, honey, breads, cheese and other items. Saturday 9am-12pm. Rain or shine. Now open all year. Glover Park-Marietta Square. More info: 770-499-9393 or

Eco-Tinker: Interactive Exhibits. Head outdoors for a nature-inspired tech and tinker stations where you can experiment and explore. There’s plenty to play with while you learn at STEM stations. Members: Free. $10/Adult, $6/Child (3-12), $7/Senior 65+, $7/Student (Ages 13 -18), Children 2 & under are free. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770992-2055 or

MARCH 15-17
American Craft Council Show. Shop from more than 230 of the country’s top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture and home decor artists. Friday: 10am-8pm; special Friday evening admission: $5 after 5pm. Saturday: 10am-6pm. Sunday: 11am-5pm. Tickets: $13. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 612-206-3100 or

Crazy Socks and Shake Your Shamrocks 5K. Proceeds from the race benefit the STEM program at Brumby Elementary School and the PE program at East Cobb Middle School. The course is a Peachtree Road Race qualifier. 8am. Free. Registration required. Old East Cobb Middle School, 380 Holt Road, Marietta. More info:

Pop in for Family Fun – Vintage Games Day. Provides children and their families the opportunity to interact with the Marietta Museum. Vintage board games so children and their parents can explore at their own pace. 10:30am. $5/person with $20 family cap. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Marietta. More info:

St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The route begins and finishes on Peachtree Road and winds through Midtown, Piedmont Park and finished on the parade route on historic Peachtree Street. 12pm. Free. Peachtree Street at 16th Street, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta. More info: or 770-805-8015.

MARCH 16-17
16th Annual St Patrick’s Day Festival at Smyrna Market Village. Enjoy a great lineup of live local music, games and family-friendly fun in Smyrna. Saturday, don’t miss Mayor Max Bacon’s dyeing of the fountain green at 5pm. Saturday: 11am; Sunday: 12pm. Tickets: $14 for Saturday & Sunday; $8 for Saturday or Sunday; Free/Under 13. Atkins Park, 2840 Atlanta Road, Smyrna. More info:

Model Train Show sponsored by the Piedmont Division of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA). Six operating model railroads, over 260 tables of model train dealers, door prizes, raffle layout, white elephant table and more. Saturday: 10am-5pm; Sunday: 10am-4pm. Tickets: $10/Adults; Free/Child (8 and under). Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-707-5019 or

MARCH 21-23
101 Dalmatians KIDS presented by The Little Actors’ Studio, Murdock Elementary School’s drama club. Thursday and Friday: 7pm; Saturday: 2pm and 5pm. Tickets: $10. Dodgen Middle School, 1725 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta. More info: