EDITORS NOTE: This article has been edited to clarify that the Fountain Show will feature the music of the Dropkick Murphys. That band will not be performing.
Downtown Gatlinburg’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration:
From March 12-19, the City of Gatlinburg invites people to experience traditional Irish music, food and entertainment. The streets of downtown Gatlinburg will feature Smoky Mountains Tunes and Tales artists performing toe-tapping and Irish jigs from 5 to 9 p.m. starting March 16.
Every night, visitors can also hear performances by professional Scottish bagpiper Kelly Shipe. On Friday, the night will end with fireworks at 10 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Day at The Island:
The Island shared that it will be decorated in green on March 17 from 11 a.m. through 6 p.m.
Guests will witness special performances from The Blarney Girls, The Crossjacks, The Tennessee Irish Dancers, and a Fountain Sribute set to “I’m Shipping up to Boston” by the The Dropkick Murphys, according to the company’s website.
Yee-Haw Brewing will feature a green-colored beer for the day along with Irish-themed foods at Mellow Mushroom and Timberwood Grill.
St. Patrick’s Day at the Mountain Mile:
The Mountain Mile says they will be hosting the authentic Irish Celtic group, Wild Blue Yonder.
The group includes a fiddle, whistles, banjo, mandolin, bodhran, guitar and vocals. Each band member contains a bit of Irish or Scottish ancestry.
Guests can see Wild Blue Yonder on March 19 from 5 – 9 p.m.
Anakeeta, SkyLift Park, Ripley’s Aquarium and the Titanic Museum will also offer holiday-related activities.
Green foods and drinks will be abundant at all local restaurants and bars.