Whether you are Irish, or just Irish at heart, March 17th marks the festival of St. Patrick. This day began as a celebration and feast for the patron saint of Ireland. However today it has become a huge festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, beer, special foods, music and a lot of green!
The St. Patrick’s Day celebrations go on all over the country. However, if you find yourself traveling by Gatlinburg, Tennessee on March 17th, you must stop in and experience their St. Patrick’s day festivities. This beautiful town in Eastern Tennessee is popular for its many attractions and amazing views of the Great Smoky Mountains. Gatlinburg is also known for their special events throughout the year and St. Patrick’s Day is truly a celebration in Gatlinburg. Below are just a few of the things to do in Gatlinburg, Tennessee on St. Patrick’s Day.
Looking for an authentic way to celebrate this Irish Day? Then look no further than Fox and Parrot Tavern located in downtown Gatlinburg. The family oriented, British pub has been hosting St. Patrick’s Day since 1998. This annual tradition has now drawn travelers in from all across the globe to experience the authenticity of this day. The Fox and Parrot Tavern will be offering 16oz pints of authentic Irish beer for just $3.00. These beers include Guinness, Smithwick’s, Killian’s, and Harp. Looking for a different kind of beer? That wouldn’t be a problem since this pub has over thirty-one different draught beers. You can bring the whole family since this is a family friendly, safe and comfortable pub that is free of smoke and rowdy crowds.
Take the kids and learn some history at the Titanic Museum located on the Main Parkway. With its four hundred personal artifacts, the museum allows you to experience what it was like to be on board the Titanic. The Titanic was built in Ireland so March is Irish month at the Titanic Museum. Join in on the fun as they will be celebrating and exploring the people, the culture, and the history of Ireland. Irish storytellers, comics, step dancers and live music are all of the ways that the museum will incorporate Irish history for the month of March.
What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than going to a brewery? Smoky Mountain Brewery is proud to provide its consumers with the most flavorful and freshest beers possible. You can take in the atmosphere of Gatlinburg since the brewery features an enclosed deck overlooking the Smoky Mountains. On St. Patrick’s Day, the brewery features green beer for $2.75 a pint and authentic Irish food.