St. Patrick’s Day Fun

St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday this year but celebrations are not only happening on March 17th but also on the weekends before and after.

You will have plenty of opportunities to wear green and catch the luck of the Irish! If you’re like us and will probably be celebrating at home with the kids, try some of the ideas we found on Pinterest for even more St Patty’s fun.


County Sumner Irish Festival (Map) March 11, 2023

The County Sumner Irish Festival is a fantastic event held in March at Bledsoe’s Fort Historical Park in Castalian Springs, Tennessee. The park is home to an authentic Irish cottage built by Hugh Rogan in the late 1790s, as well as a historic trail that runs alongside a settler cemetery and remnants of a 19th-century spring house.

Live Irish music is sure to have you dancing and toe-tapping! Food and fun create the perfect festive celebration! The event also includes guided hikes, storytelling, craft beer from Half Batch Brewing, historic house tours, kids activities, and food vendors.

Wear your favorite Irish-themed attire to participate in the costume contest, pets included, where prizes will be given away!

Please, no outside food or drinks.

Admission: $10/vehicle

61st Annual Irish Day Celebration – Erin, TN (MAP)
Located 90 minutes west of downtown, there is a full week of festivities that culminates with a parade and festival.

Fun Runs

Gallatin Shamrock Run – Calvin Short Football Field (MAP)
Saturday March 11, 2023  Register HERE

The 10th annual Gallatin Shamrock Run takes place in Historic Downtown Gallatin, Tennessee on Saturday, March 11, 2023. It starts at the Gallatin City Hall and winds through beautiful downtown Gallatin. This primarily flat course is great for runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. The 10K participants will run the 5K course twice and have 90 minutes to complete the race. Participants in the 5K will be grouped by estimated completion time and have 60 minutes to finish. Participants are encouraged to dress up in their most creative St. Patrick’s Day attire and to enjoy the festivities at the start/end of the race. Prizes will be awarded to top finishers male and female, and awards will be given for the best St. Patrick’s Day costume and the most team spirit.

Proceeds from the Race go to the Gallatin Chamber Foundation. The Gallatin Chamber Foundation is the Gallatin Area Chamber of Commerce’s 501(c)3 component that exists to encourage, promote, and support innovative enhancement projects and creative initiatives within the City of Gallatin.

All Participants must complete the race by 9:00 AM.

St. Patrick’s Day Music City Half, 10k And 5k Run – (MAP)

March 18, 2023

Irish Pubs

There are several Irish Pubs in and around Nashville that will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day too. Here is a list, but be sure to call ahead for celebration details and to ensure events are family friendly before you head out with the kids.

More St Patrick’s Day Special Events

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