Emcees, Kristin Farley & Frank Murphy

Knox St. Patrick’s Parade is honored to welcome back Kristin Farley and Frank Murphy as our emcees! We appreciate them and all they do for us.

Kristin Farley joined Knoxville’s WATE in October of 2004. She is an anchor/reporter on 6 On Your Side. Her passions include family, community, the outdoors and food. She enjoys having the opportunity to help area charities, raising money and awareness for local programs.

Watch Kristin weeknights 4-6:30 and at 11, on WATE.

Frank Murphy joined WNOX in 2013 and has been part of Knoxville radio since 2002. He hosts the East Tennessee PBS Scholars Bowl, is active in local comedy and dramatic productions, and has won many awards. Frank serves as emcee for several fundraisers and festivals.

Hear Frank weekday afternoons from 3-8pm, on Classic Hits 93.1 WNOX.

2019 Parade Sponsors


Thank you to Connor Concepts and Pilot Flying J, our Pot O’ Gold sponsors! Register to sponsor below:

POT O’ GOLD
$5,000 or more // PERKS: 10 VIP parade seats, Large parade float (14-15 ft long x 8 ft wide; holds 13-14) with colorful trimmings, personalized banner & driver included, mentions on radio & tv spots, large logo on t-shirt


BLARNEY STONE
$2,500 – $4,999 // PERKS: 5 VIP parade seats, small logo on t-shirt, social media shoutout

Thanks to our Blarney Stone sponsors:
Law Office of Adam S. Monsier
Andy & Betsy Rueff


LUCK OF THE IRISH
$1,000 – $2,499 // PERKS: name on t-shirt, social media shoutout

Thanks to our Luck of the Irish sponsors:
The Art & Sue Clancy family
Mac’s Hometown Pharmacy
The Paul, Whitney, Lillie Clancy & Lauren Catherine Murphy family
Pharma Packaging Solutions


SHAMROCK SUPPORTER
$1 – $999 // PERKS: social media shoutout


If your business or organization is interested in sponsoring, SPONSOR NOW >> or contact us at knoxstpatricksparade@gmail.com

Knox St. Patrick’s Parade is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible.

Walk This Way

Knox St. Patrick’s Parade travels through the streets of downtown Knoxville. The parade units will be staged on Howard Baker Jr. Blvd., travel up Church St. and turn right on Gay Street, continue over Summit Hill and make the sharp turn onto Jackson Ave. (Give your unit enough room to make the turn.) The parade will disband just past Barley’s in the parking lot on Jackson and Willow.

Parade Updates!

The Knox St. Patrick’s Parade is honored to announce that fishing legend, Roland Martin, will be our 2019 Grand Marshal! We are so excited the Bassmaster Classic will be in town that weekend and are thrilled to be working with them, Bass Pro Shops and Visit Knoxville. Knoxville is going to be THE place to be March 15th-17th.

Cel-O-braghtion in Krutch Park Friday March 15th from 6-10 pm and Saturday March 16th from 10-8 pm. Food vendors, bands, games and celebrity fishing sightings! Parade begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, March 16th.

Bassmaster Classic March 15th-17th in the Knoxville Convention Center.

A Knoxville Tradition

Saint Patrick’s Day began as a religious holiday in Ireland for Irish Catholics. In America, it has become a day to celebrate Irish heritage and culture. Wanting to celebrate East Tennessee’s rich Irish heritage and acknowledge the role of Irish immigrants and Americans of Scots-Irish descent have played in the history of Knoxville, Josh & Chandle Turbyville and Christy Watkins brought the St. Patrick’s Day Parade back to Knoxville.

Knox St. Patrick’s Parade is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible.