If you’re looking for a great celebration, look no further than St. Patrick’s Day in Birmingham, Alabama. This city hosts an annual festival lasting four days every spring in celebration of the Irish holiday. So deck your Birmingham apartment in shamrocks, pull on a green shirt, and join in the fun!
Irish Flag Raising
On Thursday, March 14th, Chick Fil A in Five Points South will host the 4th annual Irish Flag Raising ceremony. The Irish flag will be raised by the Birmingham Irish Cultural Society in honor of their heritage. This kicks off the four-day-long festivities. Plus, it leads into The Great Birmingham Irish Toast. Speaking of which …
The Great Birmingham Irish Toast
Directly after the Irish flag raising, Brennan’s Irish Pub hosts the annual Great Birmingham Irish Toast that commemorates St. Patrick’s Day’s history and significance. Marty Connors, who formed the Birmingham Irish Cultural Society in 1981, will lead the toast. So find a space at Brennan’s, grab a Tullamore dew shot or a $5 Guinness pint, and join in the celebration.
St. Patrick’s Celebration and Dinner
On Friday, March 15th, the Birmingham Irish Cultural Society will host a dinner at the Pine Tree Country Club. This event has been going strong for 39 years now and offers traditional Irish food and live music. Tickets are available for $75 each or $600 for a table of eight.
35th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Day 3 of the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations continues with a parade, food vendors, and live music on Saturday, March 16th. The parade begins at 1:30pm and lasts until 2:30pm. But don’t let that stop you from hanging out in Five Points South all day. Starting at 11am, there’ll be vendors, children’s activities and brunch. Plus, you’ll find drink specials until 11pm at local pubs.
St. Patrick’s Day
The final day of celebrations is none other than St. Patrick’s Day itself. On Sunday, March 17th, head back to Five Points South to enjoy local bar specials and more traditional Irish foods. And don’t forget wear green to show your support for the annual holiday and Irish culture!