See Rock City Gardens Atop Lookout Mtn.

Shamrock City

Looking for the luck of the Irish? Visit Rock City's 7th annual Irish Celebration and festival...Shamrock City! This premiere St. Patrick's Day Celebration includes live Irish Music, Irish Jig Lessons, Irish Food, Specialty Beer, Green Wine, Costume Characters and Fun for the whole family! See the High Falls...flowing Green! This event has been selected as a Top 20 Event by Southeast Tourism Society for March 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013!



Click above for Slideshow



Event Hours

March 8 & 9, 2014
March 15 & 16, 2014

8:30am - 5:00pm
(Park Hours 8:30am - 6:00pm)

Premiere Event Pricing

Ticket Information




Adults: $22.95
Children (ages 3-12):
*No additional charge for this event for Rock City Annual Passholders

Event Activities

  • Shamrock Quest* - where kids can climb the 25-foot Blarney Stone Climbing Wall and receive their special certificate for reaching the top and receive a "lucky surprise"!
  • Leprechaun photo opportunities with Costume Characters, Strolling Musicians and Entertainers including
    • Balloon Creations* by Mike Edwards and Interactive Mime Performance by Jerry Bowman 
  • Kids Activities Including:
    • Lucky Shamrock Treasure Map Adventure, Panning for Gold and other Magical Goodies*, Kiss the Blarney Stone Climbing Wall Adventures*, Lucky Makeovers Face Painting*, Make your own lucky candy necklace*, Lucky Lollipops*
  • Beginning and End of the Rainbow Specials - (available 8:30am - 10:00am and again from 5:00pm - Close)
    • Buy One Get One FREE Pot of Gold Mine Rough @ Prospector's Point
    • NEW (small) See Rock City Birdhouse Birdfeeder - 30% OFF
    • FREE Mini Slice of Special Leprechaun Fudge, with purchase of a Large Limeade
  • Try some traditional Irish Food including Mulligan Stew, Corned Beef & Cabbage (served in the Pot of Gold Pavilion), Reubens (served at the Big Rock Grill), Green Kettle Korn and more. 
  • Specialty beer brewed locally by Big River Grille and Green Shamrock Wine from the Georgia Winery will be available.
  • Don't forget your St. Patrick's Day Souvenirs available including Irish gnomes "Patrick" and "Isabella"
  • Get a souvenir pilsner or pint glass that come with a free first beer and discounted re-fills coupon

*Additional Charges for some children's activities (average $3 - $9)

Ticket Information






Event Schedule

Live Irish, Scottish, Celtic and Highlands Music all-day in the "Pot of Gold Pavilion" and throughout the park. 

"Pot of Gold Pavilion" Schedule 
March 8th
March 9th
March 15th
March 16th
10:30am Traditional Irish/Celtic Dance Performances
11:00am Olta John Lathim & Michelle Young Celtic Plain Celtic Plain
12:00pm Irish Jig Dance Lessons with Jeff Sandy
12:30pm Olta John Lathim & Michelle Young Celtic Plain Celtic Plain
1:30pm Irish Jig Dance Lessons with Jeff Sandy
2:00pm Pay the Reckoning Jennifer Daniels Molly Maguires Molly Maguires
3:00pm Traditional Irish/Celtic Dance Performances
3:30pm Irish Jig Dance Lessons with Jeff Sandy
4:00pm Pay the Reckoning Jennifer Daniels Molly Maguires Molly Maguires
5:00pm Traditional Irish/Celtic Dance Performances
Roaming Pipe Band

The Chattanooga Pipe Band will be present and roaming throughout the gardens daily performing some of their favorite Irish tunes. 

Shamrock City Videos

Check out some of these great videos of the Shamrock City festivities!

See the High Falls...Flowing Green!
 Watch as we make a special St. Patrick's Day version of our world-famous fudge! 

What's Blooming at Rock City?

In March, look for Serviceberry, Red Maples, and Pansies blooming in our gardens.

Don't miss the breath-taking views from Lover's Leap as Spring Blooms at beautiful Rock City Gardens!

Rock City Spring Blooms


Community Partner & Sponsor Information

Community Partner:

Rock City Community Partner - Musucal Dystrophy AssociationRock 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. Shamrock City Community Partner - MDA


Rock City will be selling Shamrocks for Dystrophy ($1 green, $5 gold) throughout the park between March 1st and 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, occupational, 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 your community. 


Sponsored By:

Rock City Gardens Shamrock City Sponsor - Big River Grille

*Additional charges apply for food, drinks, some activities, & accessories.  


Share |

Rock City, All Year 'round