St. Patrick’s Day countdown is on! St. Patrick’s Day occurs annually on March 17 in observance of the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. What began as a religious feast day in the 17th century has evolved into a variety of festivals across the globe celebrating Irish culture with parades, special foods, music, dancing, and a whole lot of green.

Chattanooga is ready to paint the town green with the following events to help you celebrate::

  • St. Patrick’s Day Moonlight Cruise on the Southern Belle Riverboat March 17, 11:00 pm to 1:00 am The Irish and the Irish-at-heart celebrate with us on a two-hour cruise with a DJ spinning your favorite tunes! 21 and up only. Cash bar.
  • The Shamrock Show at Ziggy’s March 17, 9:00 pm to 1:00 am Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day to the fullest with the Silver Tongued Devilz, The Murder Of Jane Crow, Wheathouse and Sparky & The Band.
  • St. Chatty’s Day Parade March 18, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Celebrate the traditional St. Patrick’s Day with more than 40 participants parading through downtown Chattanooga from Market Street, across the Market Street Bridge up Frazier Avenue to Coolidge Park.
  • St. Paddy’s Party on Patten Parkway March 18, 2:00 pm to Midnight This all–ages street party is designed to showcase and promote local and regional musicians and celebrate the universally loved St Patrick’s Day holiday. The Party on the Parkway festival uses the entire length of Patten Parkway to celebrate with an additional outdoor stage, food and beer vendors. This year, the party features a large kids’ zone with interactive games and crafts, Kids dance party, Chattanooga Zoo’s mobile petting zoo and the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile. The pub shuttle will safely transports guests to and from the event from several other locations on the Southside, North Shore and downtown.

General admission tickets: $15 VIP ticket: $45 – The VIP Jameson lounge will feature private VIP restrooms, event t-shirt and 3 beer tickets.

  • Shamrock City at Rock City March 18 and 19, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Looking for the luck of the Irish? Visit Rock City’s 10th annual Irish celebration and festival—Shamrock City! This premiere St. Patrick’s Day event includes live Irish music, Irish jig lessons, Irish food, specialty beer, dance performances, costumed characters, and fun for the whole family! You can even see the High Falls flowing green!

We hope you all have a blast and stay safe. Get out and enjoy your city!


For those of you celebrating with your love, Valentine’s Day Weekend Events are shaping up all around the city!

Share your heart this Valentine’s Day with a special promotion at Rock City. Package includes park admission for 2 adults, slice of special Valentine Fudge, 2 glasses of sparkling wine or cider at Cafe 7, and a souvenir photo by KODAK. 2/10 to 2/14 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.

Woo your Valentine with the wild side of love. This Valentine’s Day event is for sweethearts and singles to come sip on a delicious signature cocktail while learning about the conservation efforts of the Chattanooga Zoo and how zoo animals do the “wild thing.” The evening includes an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and an intimate look at the mating habits of the zoo animals. This fun, relaxed cocktail party is ages 21 and older only. Tickets can be purchased in advance online or in the Zoo Gift Shop. 2/10 from 6 pm to 8 pm.

A romantic Valentine’s Lantern Tour at Ruby Falls- with a special cave and waterfall tour that includes a souvenir photo and a gift! Hear the love story of Leo Lambert who discovered the waterfall and named it after his wife, Ruby. And experience the romantic view from the Lookout Mountain Tower. 2/10 to 2/12 from 8:30 pm to 11 pm.

It’s a unique gift for family and friends…and yourself. Select your cool-weather flowering primrose, Barn Nursery staff will help you plant it then choose your free “write-on” pot. It’s easy and perfect for Valentine’s Day gifts. Fun for families, friends, children, and seniors…all ages! 2/11 from 10 am to 6 pm.

This Valentine’s Day, skip the flowers and candy, and give your sweetheart an experience they will treasure for a lifetime. Dinner features a 4 course meal paired with the winery’s handcrafted wines. Only 88 tickets available. Reservations required. Get over to the Georgia Winery! 2/11 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Enjoy a 2-hour Sweetheart Lunch cruise (Feb. 12) or Valentine’s Dinner cruise (Feb. 11 & 14) aboard the Southern Belle Riverboat with live entertainment or a DJ, pilot house tours, buffet-style meals, and full bar. Photographs are taken prior to boarding and delivered during cruise.

Impress your loved one this Valentine’s Day with a gourmet 5-course wine pairing dinner at one of Chattanooga’s most romantic restaurants, Back Inn Cafe. Sit by the fireplace in the library or enjoy spectacular views of the Tennessee River in the upper sunroom as you sip and savor gourmet dishes paired with superb wines. Reservations are strongly recommended. For more information please call (423) 265-5033 x4. 2/14 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm

The talented culinary team at The Chattanoogan will be preparing a delicious dinner for sweethearts at Broad Street Grille. The meal will begin with a hand crafted passion cocktail made with passion fruit infused vodka, vanilla syrup and house champagne. Diners will enjoy two courses, an intermezzo and dessert. The price is $110 per couple. Reservations are required, and may be made by calling (423) 424-3700. 2/14 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Enjoy a four-course dinner, dancing and live music in the Coconut Room at The Palms at Hamilton with Jimmy Harris on the baby grand and the DJ on the dance floor in the lounge. Dinner selections include Maine lobster bisque, field green salad, slow roasted prime rib or ginger poached salmon, flaming milk chocolate fondue with fresh strawberries. Reservations required. 2/14 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm and 2/15 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Looking for the perfect date night on Valentine’s Day? Put your mate under a spell at The Fix, and learn something new! You’ll learn three specialty cocktails: Sweet Tart, Cupid’s Margarita, and a Love Potion to make at home again and again. 2/14 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Join us for a night of laughs, surprises and food at The Edney! We’ll take care of everything, all we need is you! ALL AGES are welcome to join. We’ve got a Valentine card just for you. Oh and a kiss (don’t worry, just the chocolate). Parking is free in the garage. Banquet-style dinner is provided and BYOB. We’ll see you there! 2/14 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm



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