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EVENTS FOR Saturday March 11, 2017
Saturday March 11, 2017
Celtic/Irish Harp Music by Ellen Shiraef on the Market Plaza
9:00am - 5:00pm
Interactive Entertainment throughout the park
9:00am - 5:00pm
Roaming Pipers from The Chattanooga Pipe Band
9:00am - 5:00pm
Pan for Gold and Other Magical Goodies at Prospector’s Point
9:00am - 6:00pm
Suffolk Sheep Encounter by Bagby’s Critter Corral
10:00am - 3:00pm
Shamrock Quest - Kiss the Blarney Stone Climbing Wall
10:00am - 5:00pm
Irish Dancing Performances in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
10:30am - 10:50am
The Molly Maguires perform in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
11:00am - 12:00pm
Irish Jig Dance Lessons with Jeff Sandy in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
12:00pm - 12:30pm
The Molly Maguires perform in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Irish Jig Dance Lessons with Jeff Sandy in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Carolina Ceili performs in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Irish Dancing Performances in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
3:00pm - 3:20pm
Irish Jig Dance Lessons with Jeff Sandy in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Carolina Ceili performs in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Irish Dancing Performances in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
5:00pm - 5:20pm
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EVENTS FOR Sunday March 12, 2017
Sunday March 12, 2017
Celtic/Irish Harp Music by Ellen Shiraef on the Market Plaza
9:00am - 5:00pm
Interactive Entertainment throughout the park
9:00am - 5:00pm
Roaming Pipers from The Chattanooga Pipe Band
9:00am - 5:00pm
Pan for Gold and Other Magical Goodies at Prospector’s Point
9:00am - 6:00pm
Suffolk Sheep Encounter by Bagby’s Critter Corral
10:00am - 3:00pm
Shamrock Quest - Kiss the Blarney Stone Climbing Wall
10:00am - 5:00pm
Irish Dancing Performances in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
10:30am - 10:50am
The Molly Maguires perform in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
11:00am - 12:00pm
Irish Jig Dance Lessons with Jeff Sandy in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
12:00pm - 12:30pm
The Molly Maguires perform in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Irish Jig Dance Lessons with Jeff Sandy in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Carolina Ceili performs in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Irish Dancing Performances in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
3:00pm - 3:20pm
Irish Jig Dance Lessons with Jeff Sandy in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Carolina Ceili performs in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Irish Dancing Performances in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
5:00pm - 5:20pm
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EVENTS FOR Saturday March 18, 2017
Saturday March 18, 2017
Celtic/Irish Harp Music by Ellen Shiraef on the Market Plaza
9:00am - 5:00pm
Interactive Entertainment throughout the park
9:00am - 5:00pm
Roaming Pipers from The Chattanooga Pipe Band
9:00am - 5:00pm
Pan for Gold and Other Magical Goodies at Prospector’s Point
9:00am - 6:00pm
Suffolk Sheep Encounter by Bagby’s Critter Corral
10:00am - 3:00pm
Shamrock Quest - Kiss the Blarney Stone Climbing Wall
10:00am - 5:00pm
Irish Dancing Performances in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
10:30am - 10:50am
Olta performs in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
11:00am - 12:00pm
Irish Jig Dance Lessons with Jeff Sandy in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Olta performs in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Irish Jig Dance Lessons with Jeff Sandy in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Carolina Ceili performs in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Irish Dancing Performances in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
3:00pm - 3:20pm
Irish Jig Dance Lessons with Jeff Sandy in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Carolina Ceili performs in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Irish Dancing Performances in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
5:00pm - 5:20pm
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EVENTS FOR Sunday March 19, 2017
Sunday March 19, 2017
Celtic/Irish Harp Music by Ellen Shiraef on the Market Plaza
9:00am - 5:00pm
Interactive Entertainment throughout the park
9:00am - 5:00pm
Roaming Pipers from The Chattanooga Pipe Band
9:00am - 5:00pm
Pan for Gold and Other Magical Goodies at Prospector’s Point
9:00am - 6:00pm
Suffolk Sheep Encounter by Bagby’s Critter Corral
10:00am - 3:00pm
Shamrock Quest - Kiss the Blarney Stone Climbing Wall
10:00am - 5:00pm
Irish Dancing Performances in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
10:30am - 10:50am
Olta performs in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
11:00am - 12:00pm
Irish Jig Dance Lessons with Jeff Sandy in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Olta performs in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Irish Jig Dance Lessons with Jeff Sandy in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Carolina Ceili performs in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Irish Dancing Performances in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
3:00pm - 3:20pm
Irish Jig Dance Lessons with Jeff Sandy in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Carolina Ceili performs in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Irish Dancing Performances in the Pot of Gold Pavilion
5:00pm - 5:20pm
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About Shamrock City

  • Bagpipes at Shamrock City
  • St. Patrick's Day music at Shamrock City
  • Shamrock City Fudge
  • St. Patrick's Day at Rock City

Chattanooga’s Premier St. Patrick’s Day Event

Looking for the luck of the Irish? Visit Rock City’s 11th 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!

Visit and see why the Southeast Tourism Society has consistently chosen Shamrock City as a Top 20 Event!

Hours and Pricing

March 10, 11, 17 & 18, 2018

8:30am-5:00pm


  Adult Child (ages 3-12)
Shamrock City Premiere Event Pricing $22.95 $12.95
Annual Passholders Free with valid annual pass Free with valid annual pass
Buy Tickets

**Beginning at 4:00pm, tickets will be discounted to $19.95/Adult and $11.95/Child. 

Shamrock City Activities

St. Patrick's Day Activities at Shamrock City

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the fun activities at Shamrock City! You'll find fun for the whole family with Irish music, dancing, food, and more. Check out the event activities below, and don't forget to pick up a souvenir!

What to Do: (see calendar of events above for event details)

  • Live Irish, Scottish, Celtic and Highlands Band Performances
  • Irish Inspired Dance Performances and Lessons. 
  • Suffolk Sheep Encounter
  • Roaming Pipers
  • Shamrock Quest* - Climb the 25-foot "Blarney Stone" Climbing Wall and receive a special certificate for reaching the top and a "lucky surprise."  

Shamrock City Musical Entertainment

More Information Coming Soon

What's Bloomin'

In March, look for Serviceberry, Red Maples, and Pansies blooming in our gardens. Don’t miss the breathtaking views from Lover’s Leap as spring blooms at beautiful Rock City Gardens! 

Partners & Sponsors

Community Partner

Rock City is proud to once again partner with the MDA (Chattanooga District of the Muscular Dystrophy Association) for Shamrock City and participate in their Shamrocks for Dystrophy fundraiser.

Rock City will be selling Shamrocks for Dystrophy ($1 green, $5 gold) throughout the park beginning March 1 and throughout our Shamrock City event.

What your dollars will buy by supporting the MDA:

  • $30 – One Flu Shot
  • $70 – One minute of research
  • $100 – One support group session
  • $150 – One physical, occupation, or respiratory therapy consultation
  • $200 – Initial diagnostic work-up at an MDA clinic
  • $500 – Assists one person for one year with the repair of a wheelchair or leg braces
  • $800 – Sends one child to MDA Summer Camp

The money raised during the Shamrocks against Dystrophy Campaign will help provide the above services to individuals living right here in our community.

Sponsored By

Big River Grille & Brewing Works