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Rock City Gardens Contributed Photo / Shamrock City turns everything green, including the waterfall below Lover's Lead, at Rock City Gardens.

This story was updated Friday, March 13, 2020, at 12:19 p.m. with events that have been rescheduled, canceled or postponed.

UPDATE: See more Chattanooga area event cancellations due to coronavirus fears here

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St. Patrick's Day is Tuesday, March 17, but events for the wearing o' the green start Friday leading up to the big celebration.

Did you know that approximately 13 million pints of Guinness are served worldwide on St. Patrick's Day? Local pubs and restaurants are certainly doing their part to support this number by offering lots of green beer and drink specials.

It's said that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day. So if you want to let your inner leprechaun loose, check out one of these 20 party places.

 

(POSTPONED) WHISKEY TABERNACLE

* Where: The Signal, 1810 Chestnut St.

* When: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, March 13

* Admission: $50, $30 designated driver

* For more information, click here.

Slainte! Somewhat like a warm-up party for St. Patrick's Day, Whiskey Tabernacle brings 20 distilleries together to showcase a variety of Irish whiskey and cocktails. Food trucks and live music will be part of the fun. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to the Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition.

 

(POSTPONED) ST. PADDY'S ON THE PARKWAY

UPDATE: The 2020 St. Paddy's Party on the Parkway will be postponed because of coronavirus concerns until the Parkway reopens later this year. 

Tickets purchased via Eventbrite will be refunded.

* Where: Honest Pint, 35 Patten Parkway

* When: March 14 event postponed

* Admission: Tickets purchased via Eventbrite will be refunded

* For more information, click here.

PREVIOUS INFORMATION: The seventh St. Patrick's Day block party offers music inside and outside the Honest Pint along with food and beer vendors, kids zone, interactive games and crafts.

Playing inside The Honest Pint, starting at 6 p.m., will be Stringer's Ridge, WalkOrRow, The Molly Maguires, Slim Pickins and The 9th Street Stompers.

Playing on the outdoor stage in Patten Parkway, starting at 6:30 p.m., will be Luke Simmons & The Lovestruck, Lenox Hills, The Communicators and Behold the Brave.

Proceeds will be donated to SoundCorps, the nonprofit that supports local music and musicians.

 

ST. PADDY'S DAY RAGER

* Where: HiFi Clydes, 122 W. Main St

* When: 10 a.m. Saturday, March 14, to 2 a.m. Sunday, March 15

* Admission: $5 cover

* For more information: 423-362-8335

Clyde's shuts down its parking lot to make room for this indoor-outdoor party in the Southside. There will be live music beginning at 1 p.m. with Misfit Toyz followed by Sleazy Sleazy and Oweda leading up to last call at 10 p.m. with Josiah and the Greater Good.

Drink specials will include $3 green Bud Lights, $6 Shamrock Juice and $2 Jell-O shots.

'The party continues Sunday, March 15, starting at 10 a.m. with a St. Paddy's Sunday Funday Brunch at Clyde's. Keep the party going — or cure your hangover — with specials like $3 green mimosas, $3 Bloody Marys and $6 Irish breakfast shots.

 

(POSTPONED) IRISHFEST ON STATION STREET

* Where: Regan's Place and Westbound Bar, 24 Station St.

* When: 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, March 14

* Admission: $10 in advance, $15 day of event, $40 Ultimate Irish Pass

* For more information, click here.

Paint Station Street green on Saturday at its first Irishfest.

Gates will open at 6 p.m. with live music from the Chattanooga Pipe Band, followed by the Joey Winslett Band.

Miller Lite Green Beer, Killian's Irish Red along with Irish food will be offered on Station Street. Street vendors will sell Irish crafts and relics.

Regan's Place will hold its retro weekend dance party and Westbound Bar will host its country dance party, both starting at 9 p.m.

Guests who purchase the Ultimate Irish Pass get access to the street party, Regan's Place, Westbound Bar as well as Jameson Whiskey flight/cocktail samples. From 6 to 9 p.m., Ultimate Irish Passholders will receive a punch card to sample up to 10 special whiskeys or cocktails from the Jameson family. They will also receive a fun swag bag from Jameson.

 

(CANCELED) ST. PATRICK'S IN WEST VILLAGE

* Where: Pine, West Seventh and Eighth streets around the Westin Hotel

* When: 5-10 p.m. Saturday, March 14

* Admission: Free

* For more information, click here.

There may not be a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but there is a big gold building. This family-friendly block party includes kids activities, food trucks, games, cocktails and beer, a laser show and live music.

During this street party, the Dorato Bourbon Bar will have live music on its patio from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

* Where: The Dorato in the Westin, 801 Pine St.

* When: 4-9 p.m. Saturday, March 14, and Tuesday, March 17

* Admission: Specials listed below

* For more information, click here.

The Dorato in the Westin is offering St. Patrick's Day specials on Jameson Irish Whiskey ($9 and $10 cocktails) and Guinness ($5 for 16-ounce can) on Saturday and Tuesday nights. Pair your drink with corned beef hash ($8) or fish and chips ($12).

There will be music on the patio Tuesday night from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

 

ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARTY

* Where: White Lightning Harley-Davidson, 7720 Lee Highway

* When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 14

* Admission: Free, food purchase additional

* For more information: 423-892-4888

Ride your hog to East Brainerd in search of the pot of gold — and the biker who finds it will win a prize at this Harley dealership. And luck of the Irish — there's more than one pot of gold hidden on the property.

This St. Patty's party includes a green beard contest, music by Stacy Wilson and the Band Raven, Giant Jenga, cornhole, food for purchase from Greg's Sandwich Works and drinks from Bud's Sports Bar.

 

SHENANIGANS AT GATE 11

* Where: Gate 11 Distillery, 1400 Market St.

* When: 4-11 p.m. Saturday, March 14

* Admission: Free, drink purchases additional

* For more information, click here.

There's a night full of Irish fun planned at Gate 11 — roller girls, craft cocktails, bawdy kilt comedy, whiskey and Celtic music.

Acoustic Celtic tunes from the Red Rogues start the party at 4 p.m. The distillery will host the Chattanooga Roller Derby (formerly Chattanooga Roller Girls) rebranding party at 5 o'clock, then ConNooga presents "What's Up Your Kilt?" from 6 to 8 p.m. before the Red Rogues return to the stage to play until closing.

 

THE IRISH BROTHERS IN CONCERT

* Where: Mountain Arts Community Center, 809 Kentucky Ave. on Signal Mountain

* When: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 14

* Admission: $15

* For more information, click here.

Coffeehouse concert with Sandyman Flynn and Capt. George Hergen. Ticket includes coffee, dessert and cash bar. Benefits the Signal Mountain Elementary Preservation Fund.

 

SEE SHAMROCK CITY

* Where: Rock City Gardens, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain

* When: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. March 14-15 and 21-22

* Admission: $26.95 adult, $14.95 children 3-12

* For more information, click here.

Immerse yourself in all things Irish during Rock City's 13th annual Shamrock City. Listen or dance a jig to Irish music in the Pot of Gold Pavilion, hear the Chattanooga Pipe Band or relax to soothing harp tunes.

Indulge in Mulligan Stew and shepherd's pie, drink a mint milkshake. Take a photo with Rocky the Elf. Suffolk Sheep Encounter with Bagby's Critter Corral will be in the gardens between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Shamrock City benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association with the sale of green ($1) and gold ($5) shamrocks.

 

ST. PATRICK'S PINBALL TOURNAMENT

* Where: Classic Arcade Pinball Museum, 409 Broad St.

* When: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 15

* Admission: $16

* For more information, click here.

Flipper Frenzy-style tournament for all skill levels.

 

ST. PATRICK'S DAY AT COLLEGEDALE MARKET

* Where: Collegedale Commons, 4950 Swinyar Drive

* When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, March 15

* Admission: Free

* For more information, click here.

Wear your green to the Commons, where they'll be pouring some stout ones to celebrate the Irish.

 

MASTERS OF THE CELTIC HARP

* Where: Southside Studio, 1431 Market St.

* When: 5 p.m. Sunday, March 15

* Admission: $20, $10 for students

* For more information, click here.

Bryony Stroud-Watson is bringing two of the foremost harpists of Ireland and Scotland to the Southside for a performance.

Grainne Hambly from County Mayo and William Jackson from Glasgow will present "Two Sides of Celtic" in a performance on two harps as well as concertina, tinwhistle and bouzouki.

 

(RESCHEDULED) ST. PATRICK'S COFFEE + COCKTAIL COMPETITION

* Where: The Mad Priest, 719 Cherry St.

* When: 6-10 p.m. Monday, March 16

* Admission: Free admission, beverages additional purchase

* For more information, click here.

The Mad Priest is partnering with Jameson Cold Brew, Empire Distributors, Chattanooga Beverage Alliance, La Marzocco, Bantam & Biddy and Main Link Ink to bring 10 professional baristas and bartenders together for an epic throwdown of Irish coffees.

At the event, the 10 will be narrowed to three finalists who will then compete in a lightning round of drink creation.

 

ST. PATRICK'S DAY PUB CRAWL

* Where: OddStory Brewing Co., 336 E. M.L. King Blvd., and Barley Chattanooga, 235 E. M.L. King Blvd.

* When: 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 17

* Admission: Free, drinks additional purchase

* For more information, click here.

It's not really a St. Patrick's Day celebration until you've joined a bar crawl. And this one offers a special beer flight for you while doing good for the Bethlehem Center.

Just mention The Beth to your server, and a portion of your order will be donated to help sponsor youth to attend The Beth's summer JumpStart Camp.

 

ST. PATRICK'S DAY DINNER TRAIN

* Where: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, 4119 Cromwell Road

* When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 17

* Admission: $190 per couple in the Diner, $240 in the Pullman

* For more information, click here.

Enjoy traditional Irish cuisine in a three-course meal paired with local craft brews from Heaven and Ale on board a restored dining car.

 

ST. PATRICK'S GIVE-BACK DINNER

* Where: Easy Bistro, 203 Broad St.

* When: 5 p.m. to closing, Tuesday, March 17

* Admission: Dinner purchase

* For more information: 423-664-4837

Support Chattanooga Design Studio on this give-back night when 10% of sales will be donated to the studio.

 

MORE FOOD, DRINK SPECIALS

* Aldi Grocery Stores, all locations: Irish green cheeses; Emporium Selection Pesto Gouda and English Sage Derby, Emporium Selection Irish Cheese Truckle assortment in Irish cheddar with whiskey and aged Irish cheddar, all $3.99.

* Chattanooga Brewing Co., 1804 Chestnut St.: Shamrock City Red Ale for $6.50, and specials on Irish dishes such as corned beef hash, bangers and mash.

* Parkway Pourhouse, 801 Riverfront Parkway: $2 green beer, $4 Guinness, $4 Highland Gaelic Ale

 

IRISH MUSICIANS

* Where: The Princess Theatre, 215 S. Cedar Ave., South Pittsburg, Tenn.

* When: 7 p.m. CDT Thursday, March 19

* Admission: $18

* For more information: 904-334-3222

Hometown son Randy Clepper plays Irish tunes with John Sherman.

Contact Susan Pierce at spierce@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6284.

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