In a city of yellow jonquil flowers, green will be the color of choice this weekend.
And the place to be for St. Patrick’s Day in Smyrna is Market Village — just as it has been the last 13 years.
The St. Patrick’s Day Festival will be Friday and Saturday. If you can get a babysitter or don’t need one, Friday is for you. If you’re bringing the kids along and want a more family-friendly vibe, Saturday is what you’re looking for.
Expect live music, TVs playing March Madness games, Guinness, cornhole and children’s activities.
The party starts at 2 p.m. Friday and moves inside at 10:30 p.m. The event runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Roads near the fountain (dyed green in celebration) will be shut down, so beware.
Shannon Drawe, general manager at Atkins Park assured there’d be plenty of parking.
Atkins Park (the Smyrna location) is sponsoring the event along with Zucca Bar & Pizzeria.
Drawe estimates 3,000 people attended during the two days last year. Demand from customers forced the event to grow into a two-day shindig about a decade ago.
Ahead of time, get tickets for $5 a day. At the gate, that price doubles.
All proceeds benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
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