Try your luck at these St. Patrick’s Day events

St. Patrick’s Day in Nashville means live music, traditional foods, and green beer.

A crowd of 50+ people wearing green and holding up beers at a St. Patrick's Day event.

We’ll raise a green beer to Von Patrick’s Day. | Photo via Von Elrod’s Beer Hall & Kitchen

While St. Patrick’s Day is still over a week away on Sunday, March 17, event calendars are filling up with festivities. If you enjoy having a few days to plan, we’ve rounded up 15 ways to get your green on in Music City.

For the family

St. Patrick’s Five Points Parade | Saturday, March 16 | 10 a.m. | Five Points, East Nashville | Free | Nashville Irish Music School, Nashville Fire Pipes and Drums, and other local groups will march in the parade.

St. Patrick’s Music City Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K | Saturday, March 16 | 8 a.m. | Shelby Park | $50+ | The 18th annual event boasts music, a beer garden, and post-race celebrations in support of Friends of Shelby Park & Bottoms.

St. Patrick’s Day Festival | Sunday, March 17 | 12-5 p.m. | GEODIS Park | $23+ | Visit the soccer stadium for live performances, food vendors, and activities with the Gaelic Athletic Football Club. Bonus: Kids 12 and under get in free.

Celtic and Country Music Connections | Sunday, March 17 | 1-2:15 p.m. | Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum | Cost of admission | Celtic band Altan and Jerry Douglas will discuss influences, career highlights, and the creative process.

A band called "The Sternwheelers" performing on stage with green balloons all around.

The Sternwheelers performing at Assembly Food Hall in 2023. | Photo by NASHtoday

Foodie festivities

Assembly Food Hall | Saturday, March 16 | 12 p.m. | 5055 Broadway | Free+ | Drink green beer, fill up on food hall eats, and watch free performances on the South Hall stage — or, buy a ticket to Sidepiece’s Skydeck show later in the day.

St. Patrick’s Weekend | Saturday, March 16-Sunday, March 17 | Times vary | The Pub, 400 11th Ave. S. | Cost of purchase | Visit the Gulch pub for Irish fare, drink specials, and live music all weekend.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration | Sunday, March 17 | 10 a.m.-11 p.m. | McNamara’s Irish Pub, 2740 Old Lebanon Rd. | Cost of purchase | Make plans to party at McNamara’s for food, brews, and live music.

For the 21+ crowd

Von Patrick’s Day | Saturday, March 16 | 11 a.m.-8 p.m. | Von Elrod’s Beer Hall & Kitchen, 1004 4th Ave. N. | $31 | Join Von Elrod’s for green beer, Rubiks Groove on the main stage, and a best dressed contest.

For Luck’s Sake | Saturday, March 16-Sunday, March 17 | 11 a.m. | Virgin Hotels Nashville, 1 Music Sq. W. | Free+ | The hotel will dye the rooftop pool green + serve $5 green beer, $6 Guinness, and other specials all day.

Pipes and Pints | Saturday, March 16 | 6 p.m. | Black Abbey Brewery, 2952 Sidco Dr. | Free+ | The brewery hosts Nashville Pipes and Drums for an evening of music and beer.

Clover Crawl | Saturday, March 16 | 4-6:30 p.m. | Printers Alley | $25 | Visit five bars, each with exclusive drink specials just for Clover Crawl attendees.

Game Terminal | Sunday, March 17 | 11 a.m.-10 p.m. | 201 Terminal Ct. | Free+ | Similar to last year, the arcade bar will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with live bagpipes, party favors, and drink specials — Game Terminal is all ages until 8 p.m.

Music and more

The Irish Tenors | Thursday, March 14 | 7:30 p.m. | Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Pl. | $55+ | The band has toured continually for 25+ years, performing beloved hits like “Danny Boy” and “Whiskey in the Jar.”

Grand Ole Opry | Friday, March 15 | 7 p.m. | Opry House, 600 Opry Mills Dr. | $70+ | The Nashville Irish Step Dancers take the stage, along with Chapel Hart, Jenny Lewis, and others.

Eireann, A Taste of Ireland | Saturday, March 16-Sunday, March 17 | Times vary | The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St. | $58+ | The group presents an exciting new show celebrating Irish culture and history.

For more happenings, Music City Irish Fest has compiled a list of events leading up to St. Patrick’s Day.

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