Get your green ready to go! The Five Points Alliance invites you to join the historic community for the Five Point South St. Patrick’s Celebration, Birmingham’s biggest celebration of the Irish holiday. A week’s worth of celebration of all things Irish is culminating this Saturday with the city’s largest St. Pat’s parade.
“We’re encouraging all of Birmingham to throw on their green, raise a pint and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us,” says James Little, REV District Manager. “Five Points South is Birmingham’s premier neighborhood and culinary destination and is home to some of the best restaurants and bars in the country. This event has become one of Alabama’s leading St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations, and we’re excited for what’s in store.”
The following events are scheduled for March 15, 16 and 17, 2018:
Irish Flag Raising & The Great Birmingham Irish Toast
Thursday, March 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The celebration will kick off Thursday, March 15 at the flagpole located at Chick-fil-A in Five Points South, as an Irish Flag is raised. The Birmingham Irish Cultural Society will lead the ceremony, which will include pipe and drum performances and an Irish blessing. Following the ceremony, there will be an Irish toast complete with Guinness and Tullamore at a Five Points South merchant as FPA aims to gather the largest crowd yet for Birmingham’s largest St. Patrick’s toast!
38th Annual St. Patrick’s Dinner presented by the Birmingham Irish Cultural Society
Friday, March 16 at 7 p.m.
Hosted at Pine Tree Country Club, the Birmingham Irish Cultural Society will host the 38th Annual St. Patrick’s Dinner on Friday, March 16 at 7 p.m. With a menu of:
- herb and garlic roasted Cornish hen
- corned beef with cabbage
- lemon and buttered salmon
- Irish stew, and more.
This is the perfect way to get a true taste of Irish fare. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit Kid One Transport. Tickets and more information can be found here
St. Patrick’s Day 2018 & 34th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Saturday, March 17 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Parade: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
The celebration will end in style on Saturday, March 17! Visitors are encouraged to return to Five Points South from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. to dine, enjoy drink specials from Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey and Guinness and listen to live Irish music in the festive, St. Patrick’s Day-themed atmospheres of participating Five Points South restaurants, venues and bars.
Birmingham’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parade will take place in Five Points South on Saturday, March 17 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The procession, led by Mayor Randall Woodfin and the Ian Sturrock Memorial Pipe Band, will make its way through Five Points South and end at Cobb Lane.
New to this year’s parade is the expanded Chick-fil-A Lucky Zone for kids, including Irish dancing groups, face painting, bounce houses, Birmingham Police and Fire Department exhibits and more from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Additionally, kids are encouraged to participate in the United Way Bike Rodeo by decorating their bikes with green decor and riding in the parade.
For more information about the parade, route, food and drink specials and more, click here.
Groups or businesses interested in joining the parade procession can download a participation form here or contact REV District Manager James Little at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsors of the Five Points South St. Patrick’s Celebration include The City of Birmingham, Birmingham Mountain Radio, Birmingham Irish Cultural Society, Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey, Guinness, Five Points South Neighborhood Association, STYLE Advertising, The J Clyde, 5 Point Public House & Oyster Bar, Mellow Mushroom, DAVE’S Pub, Black Market Bar & Grill, Brennan’s Irish Pub, Chick-fil-A 5 Points, Little Italy Pizza and Pies, Sleek Sports Bar & Grill, D’s Tamales, Zycedo and the Ian Sturrock Memorial Pipe Band.
The Five Points South St. Patrick’s Celebration is presented by the Five Points Alliance.
For more information about the Five Points South St. Patrick’s Celebration, including a listing of events and details, click here.
After opening Chocolatà Artisanal Chocolatier in 2017, Kathy D’Agostino has enjoyed watching the once quiet streets of downtown Birmingham come back to life. REV sat down with her to learn more about how she landed here, where she thinks the city is heading, and why Chocolata believes in Birmingham.