St. Patrick's Day 2018: Your Official Birmingham Event Guide!
These St. Patrick’s Day Events Are Gonna Shamrock Your Socks Off!
This year, as luck would have it, St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday! It’s no surprise that Birmingham is going all out to celebrate! While there are many great “day of” events, there are also great events happenin’ all week long! Check out this comprehensive guide to all of the Birmingham area St. Paddy’s Celebrations and be sure to come join us for our 9th (yes, 9th!) year of enjoying **[Kegs & Eggs](http://happeninsintheham.com/kegs-n-eggs-at-innisfree-a-birmingham-st-patricks-day-tradition/)** at 6am on the Innisfree Patio! There’s a reason we never miss out on this event! **#RUhappenin**
![Five Points South Birmingham St. Patrick's Day](https://s3.amazonaws.com/happenins-in-the-ham/2018/03/Screen-Shot-2018-03-12-at-10.43.13-AM.png) ##Monday, March 12
**Five Points South St. Patrick’s Celebration!**
The Five Points South St. Patrick's Celebration will take place March 12 - 17, 2018 in Birmingham's culinary district. #stpats5pts Five Points South has become home to Birmingham's Premier St. Patrick's Day Celebration - come enjoy six days of Irish drink and food specials, an Irish flag raising, The Great Birmingham Irish Toast, The 38th Annual Irish dinner, The 34th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and St. Pat's Day itself! **[Click here for more info.](http://fivepointsbham.com/events/1160/Five%20Points%20South%20St.%20Patrick's%20Celebration)**
Tuesday, March 13
**Pre-St. Patrick’s Glass Engraving
6-8pm Cost: FREE to attend At: Blackwell’s ([map]())** Enjoy Guinness and other beers specials and have your own pint glass engraved by the good folks at Guinness. All you can eat wings from 11-10 for only 12.99! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2083232005256972/)**
##Thursday, March 15
![Five Points South Flag Raising and St. Patrick's Day Great Toast](https://s3.amazonaws.com/happenins-in-the-ham/2018/03/26229532_10154892844841213_2606201171087224908_n.jpg) **Irish Flag Raising & Great Toast!
5:30pm Cost: FREE At: 5pts South ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Chick-fil-Aemail@example.com,-86.797677,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc4ece6b7e7:0x54e15c2ee749f88c!8m2!3d33.4999125!4d-86.7954883?hl=en))** You are cordially invited to attend the Five Points South St. Patrick's Celebration "3rd Annual Irish Flag Raising and The Great Birmingham Irish Toast!” The ceremony starts at 5:30pm at the Chick-Fil-A flagpole in Five Points South and will be led by the Birmingham Irish Cultural Society. This event is an opportunity to pay tribute to this years Parade Marshall and to kick-off the St. Patrick's Parade Day weekend. The ceremony will include a pipe performance, the announcement of this years parade marshall and an Irish blessing from the local Irish community. Following the flag raising, a procession led by bagpipes will take the crowd over to Brennan's Irish Pub for "The Great Birmingham Irish Toast" with $5.00 Guinness pints and Tullamore Dew shots. The toast will be lead by Birmingham Irish Cultural Society Chair Marty Connors. As we try to gather the most people together for Birmingham's LARGEST St. Patrick's toast! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/172457566692597/)**
**Guinness Name Your Pint Night
7pm Cost: FREE to attend At: Brennan’s Irish Pub ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Brennan's+Irish+Pubfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7984333,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc48feee315:0xaf572f0e70b2149c!8m2!3d33.5001045!4d-86.7962446?hl=en))** Guinness will be at Brennan’s and can etch your glass! Buy a pint get your glass engraved for FREE while they last! It all starts after the Irish Flag raising and great Guinness toast! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/185860375531096/)**
##Friday, March 16
![McWane After Dark: Science of LUCK!](https://s3.amazonaws.com/happenins-in-the-ham/2018/03/28379055_10155867429866187_4028692298606416218_n.jpg) **McWane After Dark: Science of Luck (21+)
7-11pm Cost: $20adv/$25 door At: McWane Center ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/McWane+Science+Centeremail@example.com,-86.8105029,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b93e4a523f9:0x735e9876922de3af!8m2!3d33.5149315!4d-86.8083142?hl=en))** Are rabbits' feet really lucky? What is at the end of the rainbow? Find out the truth behind common superstitions and test your luck at McWane After Dark's casino lounge. Admission includes: Access to 3 floors of Adventure Halls, a night of music and dancing, interactive science activities, magic show, photo booth, slide, high cycle, access to Tito's Handmade Vodka Casino Lounge and Martini Bar. Light snacks and beer tastings will be provided. Repicci's Italian Ice & Gelato will be on The Plaza, and there’s free parking in the deck! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/155438218507305/)**
**St. Patrick’s Pre-Game w/Marc Gunn
7pm-12am Cost: FREE At: Interstellar Ginger Beer Co. ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Interstellar+Ginger+Beer+and+Exploration+Co./@33.187683,-86.7840527,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88892fa76109c043:0x58fb42bdf82b2286!8m2!3d33.187683!4d-86.781864?hl=en))** Marc Gunn is back. This time he is bringing his Irish and Celtic folk and drinking songs. At midnight it's St. Paddy’s, so come celebrate early in the space ship. Its bound to be a great time. Erin go Bragh, bra! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/191686578095390/)**
![Arc of Jefferson County Shamrock Shindig](https://s3.amazonaws.com/happenins-in-the-ham/2018/03/27971961_10159957041890321_195426650922907983_n.jpg) **6th Annual Shamrock Shindig!
7-11pm Cost: $30 At: Iron City Bham ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Iron+City+Bhamfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8000487,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc0a1443b55:0xc397c3c0dadc684e!8m2!3d33.508914!4d-86.79786?hl=en))** The Arc of Central Alabama Junior Board is excited to host the 6th Annual Shamrock Shindig! This fundraising event is on March 16th at Iron City, from 7-11 PM.There will be food, drinks, prizes, live music, dancing, a balloon drop and games, with a grand prize drawing of $1,000! Tickets are $30 or $50 per couple. Use code "Couple" at check out. This is a fantastic and fun way to show your support of the Arc of Central Alabama! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1987588524894312/)**
##ST. PATRICK’S DAY 2018!!! ![24hrs of Madness at Innisfree](https://s3.amazonaws.com/happenins-in-the-ham/2018/03/Screen-Shot-2018-03-12-at-10.50.47-AM.png)
![Bagpipers on the Innisfree Patio for Kegs and Eggs](https://s3.amazonaws.com/happenins-in-the-ham/2018/03/Screen-Shot-2018-03-12-at-10.52.22-AM.png) **Kegs & Eggs / 24hrs of Madness!
6am-5:59am Cost: FREE/ $ After 5 At: Innisfree ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Innisfree+Pubemail@example.com,-86.7894699,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb664d81cf3:0xd2c51d97c0ea230c!8m2!3d33.5112771!4d-86.7872812?hl=en))** What can we say? This is our **[FAVORITE St. Patrick’s Day Tradition!](http://happeninsintheham.com/kegs-n-eggs-at-innisfree-a-birmingham-st-patricks-day-tradition/)** This will be our 9th year in a row! We’ve literally attended rain or shine, in sickness and in health. *[#HeadtotheFree](https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/headtothefree/)* at 6am for FREE breakfast, cornhole, St. Paddy’s swag, and bagpipers (around 8:30am)! This is a very laid back event with a lot of familiar faces from year to year. This event was even featured in a documentary about Innisfree’s 24hrs of Madness! Come join Happenin’s in the ‘Ham on the St. Patio! **[Click here for more info](https://www.facebook.com/events/298361257357846/).**
**St. Patrick’s Day Blowout!
9am-11pm Cost: $7 At: Hickory Tavern ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hickory+Tavernfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7728002,17z/data=!3m2!4b1!5s0x88891990bb68a21f:0x45dc2d72b6272f80!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891990dfb5d45f:0xd76ab9cc9d4c6760!8m2!3d33.4709149!4d-86.7706115?hl=en))** Best St Patrick's day party in the Magic City! Start early with Kegs n Eggs as Hickory Tavern opens at 9am with Green Eggs and Ham, and a great $7 Breakfast menu! Follow that up with a bit of March Madness NCAA Basketball action, some corn hole and bar games, some great Irish Giveaways all day, and then finish your party off as Kat Delacruz plays live inside starting at 10pm!! You can't party all day unless you start in the morning! See ya there!! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/337999006694109/)**
![St. Patrick's Day Ceiliuradh at Brennan's Irish Pub](https://s3.amazonaws.com/happenins-in-the-ham/2018/03/28377852_821354534714377_9201358626053659482_n.png) **St. Patrick’s Day Ceiliuradh
10am-1am Cost: $10/$40 VIP At: Brennan’s Irish Pub ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Brennan's+Irish+Pubemail@example.com,-86.7984333,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc48feee315:0xaf572f0e70b2149c!8m2!3d33.5001045!4d-86.7962446?hl=en))** Head to the Inaugural Saint Patrick's Day Celebration at Brennan's Irish Pub! Birmingham's only traditional Irish pub will be hosting live Irish music all day long! Doors open at 10am and they will be going until 1am! Traditional Irish Food and drink specials all day. They are on the parade route so come early and watch the parade with a Pint. Brennan’s is kid friendly as true pubs should be until the Kitchen closes at 10pm. Band Line up: Jasper Coal 2:30-5pm/Hooley 5:30-8:30pm/ISMPB/Jasper Coal finishing out the night! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1793519260707565/)**
**St. Patrick’s Day Rampage!
10am-2am Cost: FREE/$10 after 7pm At: Black Market Bar 5pts ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Black+Market+Bar+and+Grillfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7985167,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc4e99456ad:0xb657d7f02bc74687!8m2!3d33.5009393!4d-86.796328?hl=en))** It's BMB’s busiest and most fun day of the year! Head into 5 Points for the St. Patrick's Day Parade (which passes directly in front of the bar), and stay at BMB after for food, drinks, and live music! They'll have Irish food plus drink specials from Guinness and Tullamore Dew! Music starts up as soon as the parade is over. They are kid friendly all day long and 21+ after 9pm. No cover all day. $10 cover at 7pm. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/172004300099864/)**
Beef O’Brady’s St. Patrick’s Day Party
Cost: $10/Kids 12 & Under FREE
At: Beef O’Brady’s (map)
Join in for the 2018 Hoover Beef 'O' Brady's 2018 St. Patrick's Day Party! They will have Irish Food, Irish Dancers, and live music featuring The Sassy Brown Band, Mother May I, Robert Abernathy and Outshine! They also have face painting and a moonwalk for the Kids! $10.00 Cover Charge. Kids 12 and under are free!
Click here for more info.
St. Patrick's Day at the Food Hall
At: The Pizitz (map)
Stop by the Pizitz Food Hall starting at 11am for specials that will run until midnight! These specials will include Irish Drinks and Irish Cheese Boards! This will be a great stop to refuel in the middle of the day or to wind down that night! Remember, you get 2hrs of FREE parking in the deck!
Click here for more info.
**St. Patrick's Day Lucky Zone for Kids
11am-1pm Cost: FREE At: Chick-fil-a 5pts ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Chick-fil-Aemail@example.com,-86.790631,13z/data=!4m8!1m2!2m1!1schick+fil+a+birmingham+al!3m4!1s0x88891bc4ece6b7e7:0x54e15c2ee749f88c!8m2!3d33.4999125!4d-86.7954883))** Join Chick-fil-a for family fun during the 5 Points South St. Patrick's Day Celebration before the parade begins. The kid-friendly attractions include a bounce house, face painting, balloon artist, Birmingham Barons Speed Pitch, McWane Center, bike rodeo, fire truck, police horses, Birmingham Museum of Art, and more! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1568503813196841/)**
St. Paddy’s @ Red Shamrock
At: Red Shamrock (map)
3 levels, 4 bars, bands all day long! All the car bombs, Irish whisky and green beer you could want! Mark your calendars and stay tuned for drink and food specials! Band lineup: Patrick Travis 12-3pm/Kevin Harrison 3:30- 7:30/Park Avenue Band 8- Midnight!
Click here for more info.
![St. Patrick's Day Crawfish Boil at Avondale Brewing](https://s3.amazonaws.com/happenins-in-the-ham/2018/03/28685593_2074540105895808_9141799297324515256_n.jpg) **St. Patrick’s Crawfish Boil
12pm-12am Cost: FREE At: Avondale Brewing Co. ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Avondale+Brewing+Companyfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7763599,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a50d8f4abcf:0xb3a736f801cafe29!8m2!3d33.5245451!4d-86.7741712?hl=en))** Head to Avondale Brewery for a full day of Saint Patty's entertainment! Red Mountain Crawfish Company Birmingham will be serving up delicious crawfish and shrimp until they're sold out. The Lineup includes: DJ Mark A.D. playing from 12:00-2:00pm and 5:00-7:00pm/The Talismen playing from 2:00-5:00pm/AND The Underhills playing from 7:00-10:00 pm! Come dressed in your St. Patty's best and let's have a beer together! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/544964712539808/)**
**Sham-ROCK: Beer, Bands, and Beer
12pm-12am Cost: FREE At: Cahaba Brewing Co. ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cahaba+Brewing+Companyemail@example.com,-86.7763599,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb988716fc9:0xfe9a1bb56dd8666!8m2!3d33.5275743!4d-86.7651301?hl=en))** Join Cahaba Brewing for a day of Beer, Bands AND Beer! Live music kicks off at noon! This is a kid friendly event! The Lineup is: 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Jason Grubbs & Beck Hall/3:00 PM – 5:30 PM: Raquel Lily/6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Long Bony Arms. Food Trucks will include: Eugene's Hot Chicken, Tamale Queen/Snowies Shaved Ice, Slice Birmingham, and Fetch - A Treat Truck for Dogs will be onsite, too! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/154548665246187/)**
**St. Paddy’s Pedal Tour (in Parade!)
1-5pm Cost: $25 At: 2000 9th Ave S. ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/2000+9th+Ave+S,+Birmingham,+ALfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7995391,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc6f2192dbd:0xdf480b85cd7e342b!8m2!3d33.5031354!4d-86.7973504?hl=en))** Join Birmingham Pedal Tours for this unique opportunity to participate in Birmingham's best St. Patrick’s Day experience. The bikes will be decked out and participants WILL BE IN THE PARADE! The parade starts at 1:30. You must arrive no later than 1:00. The bikes will be in the lineup around 11:00am and seating will be first come first served. Upon completion of the parade they will offer participants transportation (bar crawl) to J. Clyde, 5 Points Public House or Dave’s Pub, Black Market, and finish at Brennan’s Irish Pub. Participants will be given about 30 min at each stop. As always this is BYOB, or BYOG (Guinness!). **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/163431521029613/)**
![Shamrocked by Roots & Revelry](https://s3.amazonaws.com/happenins-in-the-ham/2018/03/28951517_1854818184581765_2360555988743206177_n.jpg) **ShamRocked
1:30-11:30pm Cost: $48.50 At: Roots & Revelry ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Roots+%26+Revelryemail@example.com,-86.8127987,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b925d2fa933:0xfe7bd4926e166940!8m2!3d33.512975!4d-86.81061?hl=en))** Come celebrate your Irish Roots with a full day of music, food, drinks, entertainment, prizes, and much more. The 1st Annual "SHAMROCKED" by Roots & Revelry is going to be a St. Patty's Day party like no other!! As soon as you enter the venue and receive your wristband, you'll be given a ticket for a free shot of Jameson Irish Whiskey and a free Cahaba Brewing Irish Stout, as well as a ticket for an Irish Tasting plate provided by Roots & Revelry. The Music Line-Up: 1:30-3:30- Irish Music by Henry's Notions/3:30-5:30- Irish Music by the Vulcan Ejits/5:30-8:30- Jesse Payne/8:30-11:30- Nerves Baddington! The fun doesn't stop there-they will also be featuring a BUILD YOUR OWN IRISH COFFEE BAR sponsored by Revelator Coffee, 2 cash bars, an Irish themed photo booth with unlimited photos, an Irish Mule signature Cocktail benefitting the Cahaba Riverkeeper Organization, lots of swag, prizes for the most authentic Irish dress, the most ridiculous Irish dress, and the best Irish toast! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/144866646324721/)**
**Patio Parade Party!
1:30-11pm Cost: $20 At: Zydeco ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Zydecofirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.80696,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bdac620357f:0x88581062d74b8ee!8m2!3d33.497336!4d-86.793077))** Zydeco has offered to host the Young Pioneers this year on Saturday, March 17. They will be viewing the parade from Zydeco's patio, with festivities to begin at 1:30 pm. Tickets are $20 if ordered in advance, $22 if purchased at the door. Purchase of a ticket gives you: An all-day pass, which includes access to Zydeco's patio during the parade; Food and drink specials, together with live music from DJ Irish; and Unlimited come-and-go access, including the ability to stay for the concerts both upstairs (**Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra @ 9 pm**) and downstairs (Hooley, a local Irish band @ 10 pm). **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/329181397576123/)**
3-6pm Cost: FREE At: Good People Brewing ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Good+People+Brewing+Companyemail@example.com,-86.8143766,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bed7ddc8047:0xb45471d029e1e99e!8m2!3d33.5069731!4d-86.8121879?hl=en))** (St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to adopt a pet! Just ask our cat, Guinness! -R&A) Lee Asher has a growing social media following of 150K+. His videos have collectively been viewed over 50 million times. Lee and his close friend and videographer, Luke, recently quit their jobs and sold their possessions to travel the Continental United States in its entirety! Their goal is to showcase shelter pets across the country and highlight the various different breeds of dogs in shelters. Shelby Humane was invited by Lee and crew to participate in The Asher House Adventure, and we couldn't be more excited! The Humane Society in Columbiana will be closed so that there will be as many adoptable dogs at the event as possible! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1844732935826831/)**
![St. Patrick's Day with Alys Stephen's Center](https://s3.amazonaws.com/happenins-in-the-ham/2018/03/28056416_10160512117040497_287387004247430224_n.jpg) **St. Paddy’s Party w/ASC JPATS
6-8pm Cost: $25/FREE for ASC Members At: Alys Stephens ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Alys+Stephens+Centerfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8100284,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891be5c267abef:0x38c069c7a8b46d30!8m2!3d33.4971186!4d-86.8078397?hl=en))** YOU’RE INVITED, to join the ASC JPats at 6pm for a St. Patrick’s Day party before Marc Broussard takes the stage! This exclusive ASC Member bash will include: -FREE drinks! -FREE food! -DOOR PRIZES! -LIVE music by Birmingham’s own Michael Warren! MEMBERS, this party is FREE for you! Please RSVP to 975-4012 or email@example.com NONMEMBERS it will cost you $20* advance / $25* at door, OR you can BECOME A MEMBER and reap the benefits! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/190166394907427/)**
![Atomic Slime Blues Band at Champy's](https://s3.amazonaws.com/happenins-in-the-ham/2018/03/29178277_10215230375091179_92553585996333056_n.jpg) **Atomic Slim Blues Band on St. Paddy's
7pm Cost: FREE At: Champy's Alabaster ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Champy's+Famous+Fried+Chickenfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8250808,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889260a1da75d2b:0x3a00232b274eae26!8m2!3d33.2353108!4d-86.8228921))** Head over to Champy's in Alabaster this St. Patrick's day for an Irish Blues performance by the Atomic Slim Blues Band! Champy's has a great food menu and this music will be great! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/160787871308237/)**
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