Official St. Patrick’s Day Guide for Birmingham!: 2020 Edition

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St. Patrick’s Day is almost here, but the celebrations start early! Check out all the ways you can enjoy the festivities in Birmingham! This is our favorite holiday to celebrate in Birmingham! From the Flag Raising, to the 6am “Kegs & Eggs” kick off to 24hrs of Madness, there is so much to do! A lot of these events are FREE or super cheap, so you don't have to spend a pot 'o gold to have a great time!

5pts. South St. Patrick's Day Parade

5pts. South St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Thurs, March 12, 11am-11pm
Cost: FREE
At: 5pt. South (map)

Five Points South St. Patrick's Celebration will take place March 9 - 17, 2020 in Birmingham's culinary district. Organized by The Five Points Alliance. #stpats5pts Five Points South has become home to Birmingham's Premier St Patrick's Day Celebration - come enjoy seven days of Irish drink and food specials, an Irish flag raising, The Great Birmingham Irish Toast, The 40th Annual Irish dinner, The 36th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and St. Pat's Day! There’s a little bit of everything for you to enjoy!
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Irish Flag Raising

5th Annual Irish Flag Raising
Thurs, March 12, 5:30-7:30pm
Cost: FREE
At: Chick-fil-a →Brennan’s (map)

Don’t miss the Five Points South St. Patrick's Celebration "5th Annual Irish Flag Raising and The Great Birmingham Irish Toast” organized by the Five Points Alliance! 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 year's Parade Marshall and to kick-off the St. Patrick's Parade Day weekend. The ceremony will include a pipe performance, the announcement of this year's parade marshal 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, while the toast will be lead by Birmingham Irish Cultural Society Chair, Marty Connors.
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St. Patrick's Day Parade Day

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Day!
Sat, March 14, 10am-1am
Cost: $18/$50 VIP
At: Brennan’s Irish Pub (map)

Music starts at Noon with Ricko Donovan, then Hooley takes the stage at 3pm to treat you to some traditional celtic music. Bagpipers and drum corp arrive in the evening before Jasper Coal takes the stage around 9pm! Get VIP passes to get a shirt, swag, buffet, private bathrooms, and more! Plus, VIP also gets you 10% off your meal on Tuesday! This is definitley the BEST way to experience St. Patrick’s Day in 5pts. South!
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St. Patrick's Day BASH

St. Patrick’s Day Bash
Sat, March 14, 12-10pm
Cost: FREE
At: Avondale Brewing (map)

Join the Avondale for their St. Patrick's Day Bash! They’ll have food, beer, and music all day long! Everyone is welcome to join! Admission is FREE and the festivities start at noon! This is a great option for those ballin’ on a budget! The team at Avondale always puts on a great party, so check it out!
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St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Cost: FREE
At: 5pts South (map)

The Five Points South St. Patrick’s Parade has been POSTPONED as a safety precaution in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will be rescheduled at a later date.
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Red Shamrock St. Patrick's Day Party

St. Patrick’s Party w/ Red Shamrock
Sat & Tues, March 14 & 17
Cost: FREE
At: The Red Shamrock (map)

Join the folks at The Red Shamrock for a good time! The party starts this Saturday when the bar and kitchen open at 11am! Green beer, shot specials, Irish whisky specials, cocktails and more! Play some beer pong, darts, or ping pong! Enjoy live music from 3pm to midnight!! Head back over on Tuesday to continue the St. Patrick’s Day fun! The bar and kitchen open at 2pm with live music at 3pm to midnight that day as well!!  It’s going to be awesome! FREE to attend!
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Lucky Pub Crawl

Lucky St. Patrick’s Day Crawl
Sat, March 14, 4pm-12am
Cost: $25
At: Lakeview Bham (map)

This is a St. Patrick’s Day themed Bar Crawl with a $500 prize on the line! Check in at Sky Castle before working your way around to five different Lakeview venues. There will be swag and discounts along the way! Enter in the costume contest to compete for $500! The crawl is from 4-10pm. At 10pm head to Nana Funks for the epic after party! Get decked out and ready to have a great time!
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24hrs of Madness at Innisfree!

Kegs & Eggs/24hrs of Madness
Tues, March 17, 6am-Until...
Cost: Breakfast FREE
At: Innisfree Irish Pub (map)

It’s BACK! Kick of St. Patrick’s Day with us at the 17th annual Kegs & Eggs! Innisfree opens their doors at 6am(!) for FREE breakfast and St. Patrick’s Day swag! We’ve been doing this for over a decade now and always look forward to spending the morning on the patio! There will be bagpipers stopping by as well as cornhole! While the morning crowd is laid back, the night time crowd gets crazy!  Can you do the whole 24hrs!? Many have tried, few have succeeded. See you at 6am!
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Brennan's Irish Pub

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Brennan’s
Tues, March 17, 3pm
Cost: $8
At: Brennan’s Irish Pub (map)

Head to Birmingham’s only traditional Irish Pub to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! There will be plenty of live music playing throughout the evening!  Enjoy drink specials and traditional Irish food! PLUS, if you purchased a VIP pass for Saturday’s parade you will get 10% your meal purchase!
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Homewood St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day Party
Tues, March 17, 4:30-7:30pm
Cost: $40 (fundraiser)
At: SoHo Social (map)

Join the Homewood Rotary Club at the annual St. Patrick's Day Party and Fundraiser on March 17. Tickets include delicious food from Soho Social, drink tickets, and traditional Irish and Scottish live music from Hooley. Check out the silent and live auction items including a trip to Ireland! All proceeds benefit Homewood High School students!
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Beer Olympics at Redmont Birmingham

St. Patrick’s Beer Olympics on the Rooftop
Tues, March 17, 5pm-
Cost: FREE
At: The Redmont (map)

Our friends at Redmont are opening up The Roof for Beer Olympics! Enjoy $1 Green Budlights from 5-7PM. At 7PM they will have teams compete in the Beer Olympics! ($50 to enter a team of 5!) Compete in beer pong, flip cup, stein holding, and more! This event will definitely have the BEST view to enjoy while celebrating! Get your team together and bring your A-Game!
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Ghost Train St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day Party w/Ghost Train
Tues, March 17, 6pm
Cost: FREE
At: Ghost Train Brewing (map)

Mark your calendars, and get ready to shake your shamrock at Ghost Train’s St. Patrick’s Day party on March 17th! You can expect green beer, specialty cocktails, live music, March Madness on the jumbotron, and the Ghost Train Leprechaun, in all his glory! Put on your favorite shade of green, and get ready to party! Everything will be kicking off at 6 pm. FREE ENTRY!
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