The 'Ham Rocks with Shamrocks!: 13 Lucky St. Patrick's Day Events in Birmingham!

A Comprehensive Guide to Celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Birmingham!



Every couple has their traditions and heading to Innisfree on St. Patrick's Day to enjoy "Kegs & Eggs" became ours! For the past (lucky) 7 years we have celebrated this tradition through sickness, some years involved shots of DayQuil on the patio, and in good health (via LOTS of coffee)! Here are 13 ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Birmingham! You'll find dates, times, and map links to help you plan out your own St. Patrick's Day adventure!
-Russell & Amber H.


American Flag with Irish Flag Irish Flag Raising & The Great Birmingham Irish Toast
Thurs, March 9, 5:30pm
Cost: FREE!
At: Five Points South (map)

You are cordially invited to attend the Five Points South St. Patrick's Celebration "Annual Irish Flag Raising and The Great Birmingham Irish Toast. The ceremony will be led by the Birmingham Irish Cultural Society. This event will kick-off the St. Patrick's Parade Day weekend. The ceremony will include a pipe and drum performance and an Irish blessing from the local Irish community. Click here for more info.


Tour de Brewers 10: St. Patrick's Day
Sat, March 11, 11am
Cost: $35
At: Begins & Ends @ Tin Roof (map)

Join Big Benefit Run & Ride for the 2017 edition of Birmingham's biggest and most fun St. Patrick's Day celebration. This is an 11k(ish) run and cycling event. As a participant (runner, rider, etc) you will receive 5 bracelets good for a beer at some of the cities great breweries! Click here for more info.


Young Pioneers St. Patrick's Day FEATURED EVENT!
Young Pioneers VIP Parade Viewing Party!
Sat, March 11, 11am
Cost: $50 or FREE for Members!
At: 5 Point Public House (map)

Go ahead and get a $75 annual membership that includes this and all other events throughout the year!
Watch the annual St Patrick's Day parade above the crowd and with TONS of perks like valet parking! BMR will be broadcasting from our outside deck overlooking the parade route right on 20th Street! Every participant will get 2 drink tickets and a full meal buffet by 5 Points Oyster Bar and Grill! Swag bags will be loaded down and 5 extremely lucky party goers will also receive one of 4 $100 gift cards to Ocean or Tickets to Sloss Fest!!! Tullamore Dew is also giving away a heavy duty, tailgating cooler and BMR is giving away concert tickets with proceeds to benefit the 5 Points Alliance! Click here for more info.


Black Market Bar St. Patrick's Day Celebration!
Sat, March 11, 11am
Cost: FREE During the day!
At: Black Market Bar 5pts (map)

Come hang out with BMB all day & night for the St. Patrick's Day Parade, drink specials, Irish food specials, and great live music! The parade goes right past Black Market Bar + Grill 5 Points! Live music starts up right after the parade! Click here for more info.


Birmingham St. Patrick's Day Parade Map from fivepointsbham.com 33rd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade!
Sat, March 11, 1pm
Cost: FREE!
At: Five Points South (map)

Put on some green and come out to the 33rd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, led by the Ian Sturrock Memorial Pipe Band this Saturday! Merchants will be offering Irish food and drink specials ALL day from 11am to 11pm. While getting into the Irish spirit, grab a great spot to watch the parade with the family or visit one our many indoor music venues! Click here for more info.

ST. PATRICK'S DAY!

Innisfree 24 hours of Madness St. Patrick's Day Kegs & Eggs/24 Hours of Madness 2017!
Fri, March 17, 6am (YES, 6 A.M.!!! )
Cost: FREE during the day!
At: Innisfree (map)

There are those of us who get up before the sunrise and #HeadtotheFree each year for FREE breakfast, coffee, cornhole, and bagpipes on the "St. Patio." This is a pilgrimage, no, we dare say it is a right of passage for those who want to truly start St. Patrick's Day off right! Will you be among the legendary few who lasted 24hrs? Come join Happenin's in the 'Ham on the patio and let's do this right! Click here for more info.


St. Patrick's Day at Black Market Bar 5pts
Fri, March 17, 11am
Cost: FREE
At: BMB 5pts (map)

It's St. Patrick's Day Round 2 at Black Market Bar in 5pts! Join them all day and night on St. Patrick's Day for Irish food specials, drink specials, live music, and karaoke! Ryan O'Connor and Frank Jordan will be live from 7pm-10pm, and Karaoke with Andy and Jonathan will be from 10pm-2am! Click here for more info.



Beef 'O' Brady's 7th Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Fri, March 17, 5:30pm
Cost: $11
At: Beef 'O' Brady's Hoover (map)

Enjoy this 2 day event featuring Irish Food, Irish Dancers, Bagpipes and live music from some of the best musicians in the State, Including, Sassy Brown, Outshine, Mother May I, Hooley, Robert Abernathy and Bad Brad and The Sipsey Slims. Click here for more info.

Shamrock at Cahaba Brewing Company 3rd Annual ShamROCK!
Fri, March 17, 5:30pm
Cost: FREE!
At: Cahaba Brewing Co. (map)

The taproom will be green, but the beer won’t be! This St. Patrick’s Day celebrate craft beer and local music at the taproom for the 3rd annual ShamROCK! In addition to our seasonal, the Irish Stout, they will be tapping special small batch Irish ales throughout the evening! Slice Birmingham & Shindigs Catering will be parked outside to keep your taste buds satisfied. They'll also have all eight screens tuned into the NCAA tournament! Click here for more info.


St. Paddy's Day at Red Hills Brewing Co.
Fri, March 17, 5:30pm
Cost: $30 (benefitting HWD Rotary Education Foundation)
At: Red Hills Brewing Co. (map)

Don’t miss this Award Winning Brock McGuire Band fronted by two of Ireland’s most celebrated traditional musicians: Paul Brock and Manus McGuire. A traditional Irish dinner will be provided by Nabeel’s and cover charge includes food and a drink ticket. There will be a Silent Auction with proceeds supporting scholarships for Homewood High School Seniors. Click here for more info.


St. Patrick's Day Bash
Fri, March 17, 7:30pm
Cost: $15
At: Avondale Brewing Co. (map)

Head to Avondale Brewing for a St. Patrick's Day Bash featuring Zoso & Appetite for Destruction! If you like Zeppelin or Guns & Roses this is the place to be! It's going to be a great show! Click here for more info.
St. Patrick's Iron City Birthday Bash Birthday Bash w Jasper Coal
Fri, March 17, 7:30pm (doors at 6:30pm)
Cost: $15
At: Iron City Bham (map)

Join Iron City for their 4th birthday! They have been rockin' B'ham since St. Patrick's Day, 2013. The party will be a pot o' gold on St. Patrick's Day with green beer, drink specials, and Irish folk rock music by Jasper Coal with additional bands starting off the night! Click here for more info.

Shamrock Shindig, Facebook Shamrock Shinding!
Sat, March 18, 7pm
Cost: $30 single/$50 couple (Benefits The Arc of Jeff. Co.)
At: Iron City Bham (map)

The Junior Board of The Arc of Jefferson County invites you to the 5th Annual #ShamrockShindig. Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day fun in style at Iron City Bham on Saturday, March 18th! There will be hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and even great live music from The Divines. Bring your luck so you can try to catch a prize in our balloon drop. Who knows, you might even walk away with the $1,000 Pot o’ Gold Grand Prize. Click here for more info.