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Rock City’s 10th Annual Irish Festival – Nearby family Fun

Posted on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 9:58 am

Note: For local families who may be having a hard time finding a safe and fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day close to home this weekend, the following is a suggestion…

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, GA. Be Irish for a day at Rock City’s 10th annual Shamrock City event March 18-19, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily! This Irish festival features everything green, from the waterfall to the fudge! Take a jig lesson, hear live Celtic music and try Irish food in an immersive experience celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.

Dublin your fun at the Suffolk Sheep Encounter with Bagby’s Critter Corral. Visit live sheep daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. near the Pot of Gold Pavilion. New this year is a caricature artist, along with other activities like panning for gold and the Blarney Stone Climbing Wall. Kids can also get a passport that includes activities, coupons and a place for collecting stamps throughout the park.

Delicious food offerings include Irish bites from Café 7, mulligan stew, corned beef and cabbage, fish and chips, green kettle corn and limeade, available at different food locations throughout Rock City. Stop by Starbucks and ask for colored Matcha powder to add to a variety of fun frappuccinos!

Hear live Irish music with returning favorites: The Molly Maguires, Carolina Ceili, members of The Chattanooga Pipe Band, Olta and Harpist Ellen Shiraef. Rock City dancers also perform traditional Irish, Scottish and Celtic dances at various times during the day! Go to for more info on the entertainment lineup.

Shamrock City is once again partnering with the Chattanooga district of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Guests can purchase green shamrocks for $1 and gold shamrocks for $5 now through March 23 to help supply needed funds to local families with MD.

Make sure to ask for Chattanooga’s spring break safari guide at the ticket desk available March 10 – April 9. Enjoy a RockQuest Adventure and scavenger hunt at Rock City! For more, go here:

Shamrock City has been named a Top 20 Event by Southeast Tourism Society for 2017! Located only six miles from downtown Chattanooga, Tenn., Rock City is a 14-acre natural and scenic attraction with unique rock formations and gardens atop Lookout Mountain.