Celebrate St.Patrick’s Day in Birmingham with 11+ events—including a beer Olympics

Grab your green, grab your gals, because Birmingham is going BIG for St.Patrick’s Day. Photo courtesy of The Five Points Alliance.

Let’s shamrock and roll Birmingham—St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. No need to worry about any pinching happening over here—these events are decked out in green.

St. Patrick’s Day at Five Points South, Mar.12-17

Five Points South has been the go-to Birmingham St.Patrick’s Day destination since 1984. Photo courtesy of The Five Points Alliance.

A LOT is happening in Five Points South throughout the week. Since 1984, Five Points South has thrown one of the best St. Paddy’s day celebrations in Birmingham. Oh, and they are Birmingham’s newest entertainment district as well.

In addition to these events, Five Points South will continue food and drink specials from local restaurants and bars during St.Patrick’s Day. Don’t make a jig mistake—head over to one of these celebrations.

36th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Mar.14

First and foremost, let’s start with the big shebang. Throughout the day there will be kids’ activities, live music and drink specials. Not to mention amazing brunch and dinner options to keep you going through the night.

  • When: Sat., Mar.14 from 11AM-11PM (yeah, 12 hours)
  • Where: Five Points South, 1116 20th Street South #402, Birmingham, Alabama 35205
  • Contact: Facebook | Website | Join the parade
Lil’ Sebastian, is that you? Photo courtesy of The Five Points Alliance.

5th Annual Irish Flag Raising & The Great Birmingham Irish Toast, Mar. 12

Kick-off the week with a tribute from the Birmingham Irish Cultural Society. Listen to a sick bagpipe performance and receive a blessing from the local Irish community.

The fun doesn’t stop there—the bagpipes will lead a procession to Brennan’s Irish Pub for The Great Birmingham Irish Toast. Invite your biggest group chat, because they’re aiming for the LARGEST St.Patrick’s toast.

  • When: Thurs., Mar.12 starting at 5:30PM
  • Where: Chick-Fil-A flag pole in Five Points South,  2000 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205 | Brennan’s Irish Pub, 1108 20th St S, Birmingham, AL 35205
  • Contact: Facebook | Website

40th Annual Birmingham Irish Cultural Society Irish Dinner, Mar.13

You won’t run into any bad luck this Friday the 13—only the luck of the Irish at this special dinner benefiting Kid One. Enjoy traditional Irish food, Irish dance and traditional music.

  • When: Fri., Mar.13 from 7PM-10PM
  • Where: Inverness Country Club, 1 Country Club Dr, Birmingham, AL 35242
  • Contact: Facebook | Tickets

St.Patricks Day Bash at Avondale Brewing, Mar.14

No pot of gold needed for this event—admission is free! Hang out at Avondale Brewing and grab some food, beer and settle in for awesome live music.

  • When: Sat. Mar.14 from 12-10PM
  • Where: Avondale Brewing Company, 201 41st St S, Birmingham, Alabama 35222
  • Contact: Facebook | Call

Little Seeds: St. Patrick’s Day Moss Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Mar.15

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I lepre-can’t at how cute this event is. Photo courtesy of Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Grow a little green moss garden with your little one. You can take your creation home, too! The event is for children ages 4 and above (3-year-olds may attend with an adult present). Sounds pretty adorable—don’t you a-green?

  • When: Sun., Mar.15 from 2–3:30PM
  • Where: Birmingham Botanical Gardens, 2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, Alabama 35223
  • Contact: Facebook | Tickets

St. Paddy’s Fri.13th B’ham Thomas Jefferson Tower Ghost Hunt, Mar.13

Even if you don’t believe in ghosts, it’s always cool to explore the Thomas Jefferson Tower. Photo via Southern Ghost Girls Tours and Paranormal Investigations‘ Facebook.

This event is as cool as it sounds. Test out your ghost hunting skills with Paranormal Investigator Lesley Ann Hyde and the TV personalities Southern Ghost Girls as you explore the Thomas Jefferson Tower.

Roots & Revelry Restaurant & Bar is Dublin the fun by offering drink specials and food to calm your nerves before diving into the paranormal world.

  • When: Fri., Mar.13 at 7PM
  • Where: Thomas Jefferson Tower, 1623 2nd Avenue North, Birmingham, Alabama 35203
  • Contact: Facebook | Tickets

St. Patrick’s Day Party at Ghost Train, Mar.17

Ghost Train is going greener than ever—even their beer on St.Patrick’s Day fits the holiday. Get ready to shake your shamrocks with live music, March Madness and the most important guest of all—the Ghost Train Leprechaun.

  • When: Tue. Mar. 17 at 6PM
  • Where: Ghost Train Brewing Co., 2616 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35233
  • Contact: Facebook | Call

St. Patrick’s Day Comedy Special at Jazzi’s on 3rd

Inchme and pinchme went down to the brook, inchme fell in, who was left?

Y0u’ll definitely find better jokes than that one from Comedian Carla “The Truth” Youngblood and Friends at Jazzi’s special St.Patrick’s Day standup. The comedy special also features food and drinks—but please, no spit-takes.

  • When: Tue. Mar 17, 7 PM—12 AM
  • Where: Jazzi’s on 3rd, 1725 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Contact: Facebook | Call

Even more bar bashes happening on Sat. Mar. 14:

Tour de Brewers XVI – St. Patrick’s Day Edition, Mar.14

Support the Dannon Project, drink great beer and get those 10,000 steps in for the day. During the running/cycling event, you get a race bib with 5 vouchers – each good for a craft beer at any of the Brewery stops—including favorites like Trim Tab and Hop City. Now if only every race was like this, I’d do a lot more of them.

The Dannon Project is a local nonprofit providing services to promote permanent employment, holistic health, and stable families amongst poor and at-risk communities.

  • When: Sat.Mar.4, 11AM-3PM
  • Where: Starts at Tin Roof Birmingham, 2709 7th Ave S, Birmingham, Alabama 35233
  • Contact: Facebook | Call

Catch the Leprechaun on St. Patrick’s Day at  Autobahn Indoor Speedway & Events, Mar,17

Catch him if you can. Photo via Autobahn Indoor Speedway & Events’ Facebook.

How fast can a leprechaun go? Every hour the Autobahn Leprechaun racer will be on the track racing and if you beat his time you win a prize from the pot of gold.

  • When: Tue.Mar.17, 11AM-8PM
  • Where: 5960 Greenwood Parkway, Bessemer, Alabama 35022
  • Contact: Facebook | Call

St.Patrick’s Day Celebration at Vecchia Pizzeria & Mercato, Mar.17

Head to the paddy o and soak up the green at the beautiful Moss Rock Preserve. Grab a slice of green pizza, settle in with a green beer and let the kiddos go nuts in the kids’ fun zone.

  • When: Tue. Mar.17, 11AM-6PM
  • Where: Vecchia Pizzeria & Mercato, 610 Preserve Pkwy, Hoover, Alabama 35226
  • Contact: Facebook | Call

Beer Olympics at The Roof at The Redmont, Mar.17

Grab your most competitive friends for a wee-union the ultimate sporting event—Beer Olympics. Teams of 5 will compete in games of Beer Pong, Flip Cup, Stack the Cans, Stein Holding, Cup Balance and Fingers! ⁣

Your team could take home an undisclosed grand prize—we’re thinking a pot of gold? Tickets include entry to the event and alcohol for the Olympics.

  • When: Tue. Mar.17, 5-11PM
  • Where: The Roof at the Redmont Hotel, 2101 5th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Contact: Instagram | Tickets

St. Patrick’s Day at the Grand Bohemian

It’s not a celebration if food isn’t involved and luckily Habitat Feed & Social is serving up all your Irish favorites—go for the Bangers & Mash. Plus, don’t forget to wear green for a 10% discount and a pinch-free evening.

  • When: Tue. Mar. 17, 2PM-10PM
  • Where: Grand Bohemian Hotel, 2655 Lane Park Rd, Mountain Brook, Alabama 35223
  • Contact: Facebook | Call

In addition to all the awesome events, don’t miss Birmingham Hammerfest on Mar.14 + 15. We have all the deets.

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