Shamrockin’ on the Plaza in Historic Jonesborough, TN
WBY will entertain for a celebration of Celtic culture in Tennessee’s Oldest Town for the 6th annual St. Paddy’s Celebration on Saturday, March 18. Discover everything from Highland Games to live Irish music and green beer to a fun run. FREE to attend! Get into the St. Paddy’s spirit with the premier Irish Celtic band of East Tennessee, Wild Blue Yonder, as we take the stage during Shamrockin’ on the Plaza in front of the International Storytelling Center from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
During Shamrockin’ on the Plaza, enjoy a beer garden brought by Main Street Cafe and Catering with beer from Depot Street Brewing and Tennessee Hills Brewstillery. Main Street Café and Catering will also provide a special menu of Irish foods consisting of bangers and mash with onion gravy and beef stew.
Join the Appalachian Highlands Celts in Storytelling Park as they bring Highland Games to Jonesborough. Enjoy demonstrations from members of the group and even try your hand to see if you have what it takes to be a Highland games athlete. The Appalachian Highlands Celts will guide you through the safety of performing in the games and show you step-by-step techniques. Visitors can try their hand at the stone throw, weight over bar, archery and spear throwing. Throw on your best kilt and get ready to show your strength.
Take part in Paddy’s Dash: Brew Fun Run starting at 4 p.m. The run will begin at the Storytelling Center and go to Depot Street Brewing for a free small pour of beer or root beer, then head back to the Storytelling Center for food, libations and live Celtic music! The Fun Run is for all ages and there is no fee to enter. Participants are welcome to walk/jog/run the route. After the run, participants are encouraged to stay for Shamrockin’ on the Plaza.
Attendees are encouraged to arrive dressed in kilts, leprechaun outfits or simply all decked out in green.
Shamrockin’ on the Plaza is sponsored by Main Street Café and Catering and Jonesborough Area Merchants Association (JAMSA). For more information about Jonesborough’s St. Paddy’s Celebration, visit Jonesborough.com/StPaddys or call 423.753.1010.