St. Patrick's Day falls on a Saturday this year but celebrations are not only happening on March 17th but all weekend long. 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.
Celebrate the spirit of St. Patrick's Day at the County Sumner Irish Festival at Bledsoe's Fort Historical Park!
Live Irish music will be performed outdoors by the Belmont Trio and Kettle of Fish! (Bring chairs and/or blankets to watch from the lawn.) Beer will be on tap and for purchase from Half Batch Brewing, who will be serving up a special Irish brew! Food will be available from the food truck Delaney's Street Eats!
Tours will be given of the Rogan cottage, an authentic Irish dwelling built c.1800! Irish ghost stories will be told from the porch of the Parker cabin by Brian Allison, author of the book Murder & Mayhem in Nashville. Guided hikes of the Bledsoe's Fort Historical Park trail will be led at the top of each hour.
At noon (12pm CT) the Nashville Gaelic Athletic Club will start exhibition games of hurling and Gaelic football! Watch the games and learn more about these Irish sports and this great organization!
A costume contest will be held for the best festive outfits and prizes will be awarded!
Saturday March 10 10AM – 2PM
Cost : $5 per vehicle
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Historic Downtown Franklin and Tap into History at the 15th Annual Main Street Brewfest presented by Lipman Brothers! This fun event will boast over 70 beers across multiple tasting locations on America's Favorite Main Street. For beer lovers spanning all ages (21 and over), Main Street Brewfest offers craft brews from established and new breweries, both local and abroad. Enjoy restaurants, local food trucks, shopping, entertainment and plenty of Irish cheer — on St. Patrick's Day!
Franklin’s Main Street Brewfest is produced by the Downtown Franklin Association, a nationally accredited Main Street Program and a division of the Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County. Proceeds from the event go to the continued revitalization and promotion of the 16-block historic district, which is on the National Register of Historic Places and designated by the National Trust as a Great American Main Street and a Preserve America community.
This event is a fundraiser for the Downtown Franklin Association and will be held rain or shine. Refunds are not available.
Saturday March 17, 2018 5PM – 8PM
Tickets are $45-$65 and can be purchased at this link.
Saturday March 17, 2018 Registration begins at 6:30 AM. Half Marathon starts at 8AM, 10K starts at 8:15AM and the 5K begins at 8:30AM
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.