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Jonesborough plans blow-out St. Patrick’s Day weekend fun

The Jonesborough Historic Courthouse will be glowing green in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day throughout the holiday event on March 16 and 17.


Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Jonesborough style Friday and Saturday, March 16 and 17, in Tennessee’s Oldest Town. Participant’s will get the chance to join in on the weekend-long fun with a scavenger hunt, fun run, leprechaun search, live music, brews and more.

Main Street will be full of green and roaming “leprechauns” throughout the event celebration.

Participate in the Jonesborough Gold Hunt, a mobile-friendly QR code scavenger hunt, taking place throughout downtown all weekend long. The hunt will include almost 20 locations incorporating Jonesborough’s unique history and architecture. You can find more information about the hunt and get started at

While exploring downtown Jonesborough, keep your eyes peeled for Paddy the Leprechaun. Clues on where to find Paddy will be announced on Main Street Jonesborough’s Instagram page. When you find Paddy, he may have a special treat to share with you and be sure to get your picture made with him and hashtag #OnlyInJonesborough #FindPaddy to be entered to win a giveaway each day.

Friday evening, Jonesborough will host Paddy’s Dash: Brew Fun Run starting at 7 p.m. at the Storytelling Center. The 2-mile walk/jog/run will loop through town with an option to stop by Depot Street Brewery for a free 5 oz. beer and end back at the Storytelling Plaza with a Beer Garden. After the run, stick around for the Lighting of the Clocktower as it shines green for the weekend!

Then on Saturday, join us for Shamrockin’ on the Plaza in front of the Storytelling Center from 4-7 p.m. Enjoy Celtic music, beers from Depot Street Brewery and a special menu of Irish foods from Boone Street Market. The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society will also offer a Saint Patrick’s Day Contra Dance from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the Visitors Center. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for children and students or $15 for families.

Downtown merchants will be offering promotions and special menu items throughout the weekend in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Also enjoy St. Paddy’s inspired arts with the McKinney Center at the corner of Fox Street on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m.

For more information, go to Main Street Jonesborough’s Facebook page or call (423) 753-1010.