St. Patrick's Day

How to Party Like the Irish in Nashville this St. Paddy's Day

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Happy St. Paddy’s Day Nashville! From the Gulch, to East Nashville the smell of Guinness fills the air and it’s that time of year where we all get to party like the Irish. Whether you want to learn how to make traditional Irish dishes or spend the day with your best mates drinking a pint or two, OccasionGenius has you covered with everything happening in the Music City this St. Patrick’s Day.

Music City Irish Fest

You can’t celebrate St. Paddy’s in the Music City without a little music. So this year, head to Riverfront Park for Nashville’s biggest St. Patrick’s Day event, Music City Irish Fest. There is a deep connection between Nashville and Irish music, in fact Nashville’s musical roots can be found in traditional Irish and Scots-Irish music. The two day, free event brings local and Celtic musicians to one stage to share their love of Celtic culture and you’ll get to enjoy the sounds of traditional and modern Celtic music.

Grab a Pint at Your Favorite Irish Pub

Whether you love Guinness or Jameson, you can’t celebrate St. Paddy’s Day without them. So this Saturday make time to stop by one of your favorite, local Irish pubs for a pint. At McNamara’s, you’ll find everything you’d want out of an Irish pub, Guinness on tap and Bangers and Mash cooking in the kitchen. If you can’t make it past the crown on St. Patrick’s Day, check out Fleet Street Pub, located in Printer’s Alley for a chill place to grab a pint, or head to Franklin and grab a seat at McCreary’s for some live Celtic music.

The Last Stache

Party like the Irish this St. Patrick’s Day and head to Nashville’s biggest Paddy’s party, The Last Stache. The day long festival will be hosted at the Tin Roof on Demonbreun and will attract thousands of party goers looking for a good time in the Music City. Local and national talent will take the stage to keep you dancing all through the day and multiple bars will will be serving up your favorite St. Paddy’s Day drinks, like Guinness and Jameson. Make sure to grab your green gear, or you’ll need to luck of the Irish to avoid pinches during the party.

Cook Like the Irish at Sur La Table

Prepare for a day of drinking in the Music City and kick off St. Patrick’s Day at the Sur La Table kitchen. At Sur La Table you will learn new skills that you can take back to your own kitchen and how to create a meal that you can easily replicate at home. On St. Paddy’s Day morning, forget heading to your usual brunch spot and stop by Sur La Table for a traditional Irish Bread making class. During the class you will learn the ins and outs of kneading and rolling dough and how to make traditional Irish soda bread with homemade sweet butter.

St. Patrick's Day Music City Half, 10k And 5k Run

Before you get boozy for St. Paddy’s Day, head downtown for morning run at the 12th Annual Music City Half Marathon. This Nashville tradition kicks of St. Patrick’s Day with a run along the bank of the winding Cumberland River and will take you through Downtown Nashville. Make sure to wear your green gear to get into the spirit of the holiday and after you cross the finish line, prepare for day of partying around the Music CIty with green beer and plenty of Shepherd’s Pie.

However you decide to party for St. Paddy’s Day, make sure you are doing it the Irish way. For all things happening in Nashville this St. Patrick’s Day, stay in the loop with OccasionGenius.

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