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Jonesborough St. Paddy’s Day Celebration
March 12 - March 21
Jonesborough will celebrate the St. Patrick’s holiday with a fun run, a rock hunt, a sip and stroll event and of course, the clock tower will be turned green. The fun begins on Friday, March 12 and continues through Sunday, March 21.
Take part in the St. Paddy’s Family Fun Run anytime between Friday, March 12 and Sunday, March 21. Those taking part can run, walk, or jog the route which will begin at the Visitors Center and go through downtown along the Lost State Scenic Walkway to Persimmon Ridge Road. Each participant is encouraged to snap a photo with the blarney stone, which is along the route, and tag us at Main Street Jonesborough on Instagram or Facebook. When participants end back at the Visitors Center, they can show their photo to the host at the front desk and receive a small prize pack filled with St. Paddy’s day goodies. The Visitors Center is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. The route will be dotted with signs guiding the way. The Fun Run is for all ages and there is no fee to enter.
Downtown at Dusk is kicking off in 2021 with a St. Paddy’s themed evening on Friday, March 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. Purchase a ticket to enjoy beverage tastings at over 10 locations, along with a reusable stemless wine glass. The tastings offered include a variety of wines, beers, mixed drinks, and non-alcoholic options, as well. This event is hosted by the Jonesborough Area Merchants and Service Association. Beverage tasting tickets are $20. For more information and tickets visit Jonesborough.com.
Embark on the Jonesborough Rock Hunt throughout downtown kicking off on Friday, March 12. Rocks will be hidden from the Chuckey Depot Museum all the way to the Jonesborough Visitors Center and everywhere in between. Look closely because you may even find a rock redeemable for a St. Paddy’s surprise at a Jonesborough business.
For more information about Jonesborough’s St. Paddy’s Celebration visit Jonesborough.com.
Part of the Main Street Jonesborough Program’s mission is to create an environment where area businesses can engage with residents, neighboring businesses, and leaders in Jonesborough and the surrounding areas. The program works to enhance downtown Jonesborough’s thriving local economy, rich character, and inviting public spaces that make residents and visitors feel that they belong. Main Street Jonesborough is vital in implementing and assisting with many of Jonesborough’s events throughout the year. The program partners with the Jonesborough Tourism Department to create multi-generational and family friendly festivals and events which increase the quality of life and invite visitors to experience downtown Jonesborough.
Mission Statement: The Main Street Jonesborough Program is a community effort to preserve and promote the heart of the community, which is our downtown. Together we unify the downtown historic district by creating an attractive destination in which businesses prosper, the community benefits and residents and visitors enjoy a quality experience.
Our Vision: To maintain Jonesborough’s downtown area as the focus of the community where history is preserved, businesses thrive, and residents and visitors dine, shop and enjoy the history, culture, storytelling, arts and entertainment.