Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day Traditions in Nashville

Music City is steeped in history and provides plenty of great opportunities for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration. St. Patrick’s is a celebration of all things Irish worldwide. The day honors the Irish patron St. Patrick, who brought Christianity to its people.

As the streets line up with people, events pop around town, and the vibes get more celebratory, Von Elrod’s wants to join the party. Let’s walk through a quick history lesson of the most unique traditions in Nashville to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.


St. Patrick’s Day Traditions in Nashville
While shamrocks dress up the city, everyone is getting ready to enjoy soda bread, cabbage, corned beef, and delicious Irish plates. Try to whip up a traditional Irish dish or visit your local Irish restaurant to kickstart the festivities.

After your meal, don’t miss any of the Irish music played at parades across the city. Musical instruments get to shine during St. Patrick’s Day performances, and Irish dancers get to show off their best moves.

Some people like to partake in old-time traditions like the St. Patrick’s Purgatory. It’s an old tradition associated with spiritual healing. But since you’ll be in Nashville for other festivities, you can try visiting the St. Patrick’s Church and get all your sins healed there too.

At last, you will find yourself finishing a bar crawl with your friends and loved ones. These popular events hosted by local bars call for attendees to visit local pubs as they complete challenges and try different beers and drinks to celebrate the festivities.


Von Elrod’s Invites You to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
As we can’t miss an opportunity to plan a party, we’re inviting everyone to our Von Patrick’s Day Party on Thursday, March 17th from 2pm-10pm. This St. Patrick’s celebration will be like no other. From our dining hall, beer garden and patio, guests will enjoy live music, drink specials, and specialty menu items created just for this occasion.

Von Patrick’s is a rain or shine event with The Spazmatic performing on the main stage, and DJ Guy Fell spinning hits in the beer garden. But that’s not all! We’ll have 8 dedicated bars available at the event, featuring the exceptional green beer and drink specials, including Irish drop shots, and Guinness.

Now, write this down. We’ll be hosting a contest for the best dressed among our guests, so bring your best Irish outfit to this party.

Keep in mind the Von Patrick’s Day celebrations is a 21 and older event and requires the purchase of tickets. Check out our events page to get your tickets and learn more about this event. And, don’t forget to bring your best outfit for a chance to win!