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Get Your Green On: Kingsport Gears Up for Festive St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

John M. Dabbs

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, and Kingsport, Tennessee, celebrates in style. There is nothing quite like St. Patrick’s Day in Kingsport, from raucous pub crawls to lively parades. So, where are the best places to celebrate in 2023? Here's a rundown of some of the events and activities happening in the city:

St. Patrick's Day Dance at Jericho Shrine If you're in the mood for a traditional St. Patrick's Day celebration, head to the Jericho Shrine for their annual dance. This event features live music, Irish-themed snacks, and plenty of dancing. It's the perfect way to get in the spirit of the holiday and celebrate with friends and family.

St. Patrick's Day Bash! at The Fizzy Fairway. Looking for a family-friendly St. Patrick's Day celebration? Look no further than The Fizzy Fairway. This event features live music, food trucks, and green beer. The festivities start at noon and continue late into the night, so bring your dancing shoes.

Sullivan Gardens Library Tween St. Patrick's Day Celebration If you're looking for a fun-filled day for the whole family, head to the Sullivan Gardens Library for their Tween St. Patrick's Day Celebration. This event is perfect for families with children who want to enjoy a day of crafts, games, and Irish-themed snacks. And best of all, it's completely free!

St. Patrick's Day Music: The Blarney Stoners at Gypsy Circus Cider Company. If you're looking for a more mellow way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, head to Gypsy Circus Cider Company for live music from The Blarney Stoners. This event features plenty of delicious cider and snacks and is a great way to unwind and enjoy live music in a relaxed setting.

Stranger Danger 3: St. Patrick's Day Edition!!! at Market Street Social Club For those who prefer a more adult-themed celebration, the Market Street Social Club is hosting Stranger Danger 3: St. Patrick's Day Edition!!! This event promises a night of wild shenanigans, with live music and plenty of green drinks.

So why is St. Patrick's Day so popular in the United States? The holiday is celebrated on March 17th each year in honor of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Over time, St. Patrick became a beloved figure in Irish culture, and the story of his life and teachings were passed down through generations. The first St. Patrick's Day parade was held in New York City in 1762 by Irish soldiers serving in the British army. St. Patrick's Day is celebrated worldwide to celebrate Irish culture and heritage.

In the United States, St. Patrick's Day has become a popular holiday, with cities across the country hosting parades, parties, and other events. Many cities, including Kingsport, have large Irish-American populations, and St. Patrick's Day is a way for these communities to celebrate their heritage and culture. It's also become a day for people of all backgrounds to come together and celebrate with friends and family.

So, whether you're Irish or not, St. Patrick's Day is a fun and festive holiday worth celebrating. From parades and parties to traditional Irish music and food, there are plenty of ways to get in the spirit of the holiday and honor the legacy of St. Patrick. If you're in Kingsport, check out one of the many St. Patrick's Day celebrations around the city.

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