Your Guide to St. Patrick's Day 2017

Published: Mar. 16, 2017 at 12:20 PM EDT
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St. Patrick's Day is March 17, 2017. Celebrate with some festive food and swing by an event celebrating the holiday!

Here's a list of St. Patrick's Day food specials on March 17 in East Tennessee:

- McAlister's Delis will be offering guests who wear green, free glasses of green tea at participating locations.

- Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnuts will be covered in green glaze.

- Baskin Robbins is selling a special St. Patrick's day ice cream cake. This festive green cake is decorated with four leaf clovers, a colorful rainbow and a pot of gold.

- Qdoba is selling green Tabasco flavored queso. It's available for a limited time.

- Dunkin' Donuts is bringing back the Shamrock Sprinkle Donut: A donut frosted with chocolate icing and topped with special shamrock sprinkles.

- McDonald's is carrying several festive drinks for the holiday including the Shamrock Shake, Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappe and a Shamrock Mocha.

Here's a list of St. Patrick's Day events on March 17 in East Tennessee:

Knoxville Irish Festival

Friday, March 17, 3 - 10 p.m.

Saturday, March 18, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Market Square

The two-day family fair includes live music, inflatable bounce houses, slides and an obstacle course, along with a mini carousel, face painting, games and activities, popcorn, cotton candy, vendors and other activities. Tickets are $1 each to pay for children's activities, games and snacks, for which prices vary. Knoxville cover band Way Sneaky Eddie was scheduled to perform from 8 - 10 p.m. Friday on the Market Square Stage, and Celtic band The Get Reels were scheduled for 3 - 6 p.m. Saturday.

Lucky Kidney Run

Saturday, March 18, 10 a.m.

Market Square

A 6K course that begins in Market Square will lead runners north on Gay Street through the Historic Fourth and Gill neighborhood and back to Market Square. The 2K course follows a similar, but shorter, route. During the run, Wall Avenue between Walnut and Gay will be closed (9 - 11 a.m.), and temporary no parking zones will be established for Wall Avenue beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. for Gay Street between Wall Avenue and Summit Hill.

Fifth Anniversary Barley's St. Patrick's Day 5K

Sunday, March 19, 2 - 4 p.m.

Barley's Knoxville, 200 East Jackson Avenue

The 5K begins at Barley's and heads east on Jackson through a course that will end back at Barley's.

Knox Shamrock Fest

Parade 7 p.m.

The parade will go down Gay Street and wind through the Old City.

8 p.m. - Concert Market Square with "Way Sneaky Peat"

Irish Pub & Sports Grill in Maryville

Band, Karoke, Tent, Irish fare

Pub Crawl

Old City

Tickets are $10 dollars and will be sold at the door

Admission to 7 clubs

Clancy's Tavern

Corner of Gay and Clinch

No Reservations

Band, traditional Irish food

Crown & Goose

123 Central Street in the Old City

Takes Reservations

Boyd's Jig & Reel

101 S. Central St. in the Old City

No Reservations

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