Gatlinburg, TENN (February 23, 2021) – Join us for a fun-filled, family-friendly festival of Irish culture during the NEW Gatlinburg St. Patrick’s Celebration, complete with traditional Irish music, food, fireworks and more. For four festive days, town will be decorated shamrock green with traditional Celtic music floating through the air.

Gatlinburg is giving away a FREE trip for one lucky person and a friend to experience this St. Patrick's Celebration first hand! The trip includes a two-night stay at The Bearskin Lodge, an Attractions Pass from the Gatlinburg Attractions Association and dinner at Gatlinburg’s original British Pub – The Fox and Parrot Tavern. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, March 10.

The Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales cast will be on the streets performing toe-tapping Irish jigs and reels nightly from 5 to 9 p.m. There will also be dancers performing traditional Irish dances known for their intricate and precise footwork. Visitors will be treated to special appearances by professional Scottish Bag Piper Kelly Shipe each night. A fireworks show from the Space Needle on Friday night, March 19 at 10 p.m. will crown the celebration. 

Restaurants, attractions, lodging partners and other businesses are joining the celebration complete with decorations, concerts and special Irish food and beverages. The Gatlinburg SkyLift Park will be decked out with green lights and shamrocks for the entire month of March. Anakeesta and Ober Gatlinburg will be offering concerts and special dining options. Many Gatlinburg restaurants are offering traditional, and not-so-traditional, Irish fare. From corned beef and cabbage to green pancakes to themed drinks and green beer, there is something for everyone. 

To register for the St. Patrick’s Celebration Getaway and find a complete list of participating businesses and festivities, visit