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Busy St. Patrick's Day in Buckhead

Atlanta police say big crowds will celebrate at local taverns

The Atlanta Police Department is expecting big crowds for St. Patrick's Day celebrations, along with a number of other events around the city this weekend.

The APD issued this advisory for those planning to join the merriment:

  • Use MARTA, carpool or consider other transportation alternatives.
  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times; using caution with the use of electronics such as cellphones, laptops, and tablet computers in public places.
  • Adhere to the APD’s “Clean Car Campaign,” ensuring to leave no valuables whatsoever in your vehicle.
  • Call 911 to report suspicious activity as part of the APD’s “See Something/Say Something” campaign

Here are some of the St. Patrick's events in Buckhead as listed by the APD:

  • , 128 E. Andrews Drive, block party including six bands, 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. John Driskell Hopkins peforms Saturday night. Estimated attendance: 1,000.
  • St. Patrick's Day Festival, 273 Buckhead Ave. Doors open at 7 a.m. Saturday, with "Paddython" street festival from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Estimated attendance, 2,500. Fado's will also have its annual St. Baldrick's hair-cutting event from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday to raise money to fight childhood cancer.
  • , St. Patrick's Day, 1801 Howell Mill Road. 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Estimated attendance, 250.

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