Atlanta Science Festival
Saturday, Mar. 9–Saturday, Mar. 23, various sites in Atlanta. atlantasciencefestival.org
Founded in 2014 by Emory University and Georgia Tech, this annual public celebration of local science and technology has already become a learning destination for over 100,000 people and features over 100 community partnerships. In short, this festival is dedicated to exploring relationships between science and technology and the roles they play in our day-to-day lives. The activities in the festival range in location, from museums to universities, and in type, from facility tours to live simulations for a wide variety of ages and interests.
Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Saturday, Mar. 16, Midtown Atlanta. atlantastpats.com
Having started in 1858, this parade is one of the oldest in the country, and it includes everything from floats and dancers to bands and bagpipes. There is no charge for attendance, and the parade route map outlines where you can enjoy the parade as it makes its way through the city. Whether you’re Irish by blood or by nature, we welcome you to celebrate with Atlanta’s Irish community, which includes members of The Hibernian Benevolent Society, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Clan Na NGael, Fire Emerald Society of Metro Atlanta, and the Metro Atlanta Police Emerald Society.
Thursday, Mar. 28, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emory University. https://tickets.arts.emory.edu/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=117262
Yes, this is an a cappella concert (as implied by the title) but before you dismiss it as something just for a cappella fans, you should know that this is one of the most popular annual events at Emory University. For sixteen years, all the undergraduate a cappella groups and the Emory University Concert Choir have been coming together for just one night to celebrate making music. What’s most impressive is that all of this music is arranged, choreographed, and performed by Emory undergraduates from all different academic areas (including, but not limited to, the Arts), all with a love of music. Each of Emory’s seven groups does an individual set, and then they come together to perform a grand finale to a packed concert hall of over 1,100 people. All proceeds benefit Emory Counseling Center, HelpLine and Active Minds.
Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival
Saturday, Mar. 30—Sunday, Mar. 31, Blackburn Park, Brookhaven.https://www.brookhavenga.gov/festival/page/brookhaven-cherry-blossom-festival
If you’ve been reading my blogs for awhile you’ll know how much we love our festivals here in Atlanta! You name it, we probably throw a festival to celebrate it, whether it’s a flower, a season or a favorite food (yes, we are home to one of the largest mac n cheese festivals in the region)! Spring is one of the prettiest seasons in Atlanta with our flowering trees, including our Cherry Blossoms. If you’re a fan of festivals, this is one to catch!
“Welcome to the beginning of spring in Atlanta! It’s a great time of year to visit, and this time of year is when many people visit for the first time. With that in mind, we’d like to help you make the most of your time here with our native perspective on where to hang out, grab a cup of coffee, and most importantly, where to eat! Have a look at the March 2016 This Month in Atlanta for your definitive guide on exploring Atlanta while in town for your college visit! ‘Til next time!”
Farish Jerman 11C
Senior Assistant Dean of Admission
Office of Undergraduate Admission