What’s that?  Can’t make it to Savannah this weekend?  Well neither can we, but don’t worry, ATL’s got some Irish in it.

For the kids, head downtown for the 130th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  Kasim Reed will be grand marshalling the event, and you might be able to pick up some goodies, and see some green.  There will also be a 4 story tall balloon of the aforementioned saint, as well as the world’s largest Irish flag.  It’ll all be followed up by an Irish festival at Underground.

Now for the adults, there’s plenty of…well…drinking:

  • Fado–the Buckhead stalwart opens up at 7 am, followed by rugby matches, and their 16th annual outdoor St Patrick’s day festival, replete with dancers, drummers, pipers, and a U2 cover band.  And beer.
  • Park Tavern–Piedmont Park will be looking a bit extra green this weekend, with Lepre*CON 2012.  Music, beer, and some as of yet unannounced activities.  Get your tickets soon however, as it has sold out the last couple of years.
  • Graveyard Tavern–EAV’s annual St. PBR fest will also feature music, beer, people wearing green, but this one doesn’t have a cover.  There will also be more tattoos.

So look, you can have a good time this weekend.  It’s allowed.  Just find a place that start’s with a Mc and go from there.

PS.  Scary, but really great ATL St Pat’s parade promotional