St. Patrick's Day 2023 events in Knoxville have something for … – Knoxville News Sentinel

Knoxville will soon be seeing green with St. Patrick’s Day festivals, bar crawls, parades and a race.
And while St. Patrick’s Day’s official date is March 17, the parties go on all week.
Here’s a list of Knoxville events for everyone to celebrate this lucky holiday.
The 10th Annual Barley’s St. Patrick’s Day 5K and 10K will take place ahead of the St. Patrick’s Day holiday at 2 p.m. March 12.
The admission price includes a T-shirt, pizza and two beers from Barley’s. To register, visit Proceeds will benefit Emily’s Power For A Cure, which raises money and awareness for neuroblastoma research.
The St. Patrick’s Day Old City Pub Crawl starts at 5 p.m. March 17. By purchasing a $20 wristband, you will have access to 14 locations around the Old City. Wristbands will be available at the doors of all participating venues the night of the event. A portion of the proceeds will go toward the Historic Old City Association.
The participating locations include Barley’s, Hanna’s, Boyd’s Jig & Reel, Merchants of Beer, Fin-Two, Old City Sports Bar, Postmodern Spirits, Monkey’s Bar, Pour Taproom, Pretentious Beer Co., Southbound, Urban Bar, Wagon Wheel and Brother Wolf.
The International will host a St. Patrick’s Day Bash with Cutthroat Shamrock and special guest Redd Daugherty at 6 p.m. March 17. The performance by Cutthroat Shamrock will be their album release show, as well as their 20 year anniversary. The show is open to all ages and will be $10 at the door to attend.
High-Wire Brewing will host a St. Patrick’s Day Silent Disco from 7:30-11:30 p.m. March 17. The brewery will team up with Silent Disco Knox for the event. Three separate DJs play various music through headphones with a switcher that you control. You decided what music to hear, with three different channel styles to choose from.
Headsets will cost $10-$15. For more information on the event or to reserve tickets in advance, check out
Celebrate the festivities of St. Patrick’s Day with the Knoxville Ice Bears with a Friday night home game against Roanoke Rail Guard Dawgs at 7:35 p.m. March 17. Visit the pregame beer garden in the pavilion and enjoy other St. Patrick’s Day activities. Get tickets through Ticketmaster.
Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl will start up the evening of March 17 and include food and drink specials at several downtown locations. Check-in goes from 4-7 p.m. at Skybox Sports Bar and Grill, and the event will close with an after party from 10 p.m.-midnight at Scruffy City Hall, according to the event’s website. 
Participating bars include Mirage Knoxville, Bernadette’s Crystal Gardens, Preservation Pub, Scruffy City Hall, Skybox Sports Bar and Grill, The Lost Tavern and Tommy Trent’s. Tickets cost $20, and you can get them at
Kick off time for the Knoxville St. Patrick’s Day Parade is 7 p.m. March 17. The parade mostly along Gay Street will be held within the streets of downtown Knoxville, with grand marshal and comedian, Leanne Morgan leading the way. For more information and parade route map, visit
Knoxville Irish band Four Leaf Peat will perform a St. Patrick’s Day show at 8 p.m. March 17 at the Laurel Theater. Four Leaf Peat has celebrated St. Patrick’s with traditional Irish music and dance since 2004. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and tickets can be purchased in advance at
Celebrate the holiday weekend in South Knoxville! The Old Sevier St. Patrick’s Day Crawl is March 18, all day starting at 11 a.m. There will be drink specials, prize packages, and special events. 
The participating locations include Printshop Beer Co., Trailhead Beer Market, Landing House, Alliance Brewing Company, Simpl, South Coast Pizza, SouthSide Garage, Hi-Wire Brewing and Red Bud Kitchen. Street parking available around Sevier Avenue and overflow parking located underneath James White Parkway. 
This year’s Knox Shamrock Fest will be held 1-5 p.m. March 19 at the World’s Fair Park Performance Lawn. This family friendly St. Patrick’s Day Festival will feature live Irish music, inflatables, face painting, balloon twisting, Irish cultural events and Irish treats.
In partnership with the Knox Shamrock Fest, the Lucky Kidney Run will be 3 p.m. March 19. The race will begin and end at the World’s Fair Park Performance Lawn. Options include the traditional in-person 6k and 1 mile walk, as well as virtual options for both distances. The organization encourages participants to refer others and fundraise through the month of March to earn rewards and prizes. For more information about the Lucky Kidney Run or to register, visit
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