Winter Storm Remus ushered out February with a bit of whimper but the chilly March weather has all of us seeking those early hints of spring.

Atlanta wakes back up after a long winter with festivals and parties, especially those catered to the LGBT crowd.

From Atlanta Leather Pride to the annual HRC Dinner Gala & Auction, there is something for everyone.

This year, the first-ever Ladyfest Atlanta plants its seeds in the city later this month to celebrate all things women and gender nonconforming, while the Atlanta Leather Festival returns to the Atlanta Eagle April 10-12 to embrace kink and fetish and also crown a new Mr. and Ms. Atlanta Eagle and new Mr. SE Rubber.
OurSong Spring Concert
With or Without You: A Cabaret
March 13-14
Synchronicity Theatre
www.oursongatlanta.org

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 14
Steps off at noon on Peachtree Street in Midtown
Arrive by 10 a.m. for best viewing
atlantastpats.com

Ladyfest Atlanta
March 20-22
Various locations
ladyfestatlanta.wordpress.com
Bear Necessities
April 3-5
Oz Campground
www.ozcampground.com
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Atlanta Leather Pride
April 10-12
Including on April 11
Mr. and Ms. Atlanta Eagle and Mr. SE Rubber contests
Atlanta Eagle
www.facebook.com/ATLLeatherPride

 

 

 

 

Dogwood Festival
April 11-12
Piedmont Park
www.dogwood.org

Sweetwater 420 Fest
April 17-19
Centennial Park
www.sweetwater420fest.com

Easter Drag Races
April 19
Burkhart’s
www.facebook.com/groups/thearmorettes

Party with Impact—Honoring the work of Paul Plate
April 25
The Commerce Club
http://pi.xorbia.com/paulplate

Inman Park Festival
April 25-26
inmanparkfestival.org

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Fundraiser for Pride School Atlanta
featuring comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer
May 1
Virginia-Highland Church
www.prideschoolatlanta.org

 

 

 

 

IMG_9994HRC Atlanta Dinner Gala & Auction
May 5
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
hrcatlanta.org

Big Peach Softball Weekend
Metro Atlanta Softball Complex
May 21-24
hslbigpeach.org

Atlanta Jazz Festival
May 22-24
Piedmont Park
atlantafestivals.com

East Point Possums
June 13
East Point
www.eastpointpossums.com

CHRIS Kids Premiere Party
July 11
Mason Murer Gallery
www.chriskids.org

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