Sunday, March 17 • 11 am to 5 pm

World’s Fair Park Performance Lawn

Lucky Kidney Run™

Live & Virtual Options for 6k run & 1 mile walk

Starts at 11 am

The 2024 Knox Shamrock Fest™ is the region’s premier, family friendly St. Patrick’s Day Festival with live Irish music, inflatables, face painting, balloon twisting, Irish dancing, delicious food, and Irish whiskey & beer!

Lucky Kidney Run™ is a major fundraiser benefiting the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation. Join more than 200 walkers and runners to bring awareness to this “silent” disease and support those that suffer from kidney disease – 100% of funds raised stay right here in East Tennessee! Please support their local mission of improving the lives of East Tennesseans with kidney disease – no donation or fundraising goal is too small!

Visit for more information and to register for the race. Be sure to check out the photo gallery!

ET Kidney Foundation Services

• Transportation to Dialysis – Now serving approximately 200 patients per month in a 15-county area.
• Dental Assistance Program – A clean bill of health, including dental health, is required in order to be placed on the kidney transplant waiting list.
• Nutritional Supplement Program – Free nutritional supplements to dialysis patients in 25 East Tennessee counties made possible by an annual grant from the Akima Club of Knoxville.