Irish Day Celebration

Everyone is Irish during Irish Day Celebration, held annually in Erin, Tennessee.  The town was settled by Irish immigrants in the 1850s and since the early sixties,the community has come together to celebrate its heritage.  The family-friendly event is always held the third Saturday in March and offers a parade, carnival, demolition derby, live music, food galore, and arts and crafts. Festival decorating starts weeks in advance and includes decked out store fronts, Irish flags flying from every building and homes with fun decor.  Even City Hall is green from top to bottom.  The Irish Day Celebration is listed as one of the Top 10 St. Patrick’s Day events in the United States.  

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Latitude: 36.3197 Longitude: -87.6934 Elevation: 528 ft
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Michelle Lacewell

Event Dates

3/16/2019 – 3/16/2019

Ages Festival is Appropriate For

Appropriate for all ages.

ADA Accessibility Notes

Yes, but it does get crowded!

Pet Friendly Notes

Leashed pets are welcome. Please pick up after your pet.

How to Get There

From Nashville, Tennessee - Approximately and hour and a half
Follow I-40 W to TN-96 W in Fairview. Take exit 182 from I-40 W
25 min (27.2 mi)
Turn left onto TN-96 W
14 min (10.6 mi)
Take TN-46 N/Yellow Creek Rd and TN-49 W to Hill St in Erin
42 min (30.7 mi)
Turn left onto Hill St
Welcome to Erin!
Erin City Hall
15 Hill St, Erin, TN 37061

From Memphis, TN - Approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes
Follow I-40 to TN-13 N in Hurricane Mills. Take exit 143 from I-40
2 h 7 min (145 mi)
Follow TN-13 N to Hill St in Erin
45 min (36.2 mi)
Welcome to Erin

Erin City Hall
15 Hill St, Erin, TN 37061


My family and I come last year for the first time and we really enjoyed it making plans to attend on this coming Saturday.

The Cross's, 3/11/2019

What a fun event in a wonderful, small town in Middle Tennessee. We love the history, the costumes, the people, the parade, the small carnival and the food. Don’t miss the pancakes prior to the parade at the Methodist Church in downtown...that's how we start our Irish Day!

Susan Jones, 10/19/2019

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