Presented by the Five Points Alliance, the celebration will feature events, including an Irish flag raising ceremony, Irish dinner, parade and specials from participating Five Points South restaurants and bars.
Published: February 28, 2019
By: Courtesy of The Five Points Alliance
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The Five Points Alliance (FPA) is pleased to announce the dates and event schedule for the Five Point South St. Patrick’s Celebration, Birmingham’s premier and most historic celebration of the Irish holiday. From Monday, March 11 to Sunday, March 17, 2019, Five Points South will celebrate all-things Irish with weeklong Irish food and drink specials from Five Point South restaurants and bars, as well as events such as an Irish Flag raising, Irish toast, dinner, parade and more. More information about the celebration and events can be found here: stpatsfivepoints.com/.
“It’s always great to host the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in Five Points South,” says James Little, Five Points Alliance board member and owner of Filter – Coffee Parlor. “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 everyone to Eat, Drink and Be Green in Five Points South!”
The following events are scheduled for March 14, 15, 16 and 17:
Irish Flag Raising & The Great Birmingham Irish Toast
Thursday, March 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The celebration will kick off Thursday, March 14 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 beer and Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey at Brennan’s Irish Pub as FPA aims to gather the largest crowd yet for Birmingham’s largest St. Patrick’s toast! Those celebrating by purchasing a Guinness can have their pint glass etched that evening.
39th Annual St. Patrick’s Dinner presented by the Birmingham Irish Cultural Society
Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m.
Hosted at Pine Tree Country Club, the Birmingham Irish Cultural Society will host the 39th Annual St. Patrick’s Dinner on Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m. With a menu of traditional Irish fare, guests will have an immersive experience through food, dancing, music and more. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit Kid One Transport. Tickets and more information can be found here: www.facebook.com/events/246347832954082.
35th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Saturday, March 16 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Parade: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Birmingham’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parade will take place in Five Points South on Saturday, March 16 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The procession, led by the 2019 Parade Marshall and the Ian Sturrock Memorial Pipe Band, will make its way through Five Points South and end at Zydeco. The event is family friendly and features the Chick-fil-A Lucky Zone for kids with activities from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information about the parade, route, food and drink specials and more, please visit stpatsfivepoints.com/35th-annual-parade/. Groups or businesses interested in joining the parade procession can contact James Little with the Five Points Alliance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Patrick’s Day in Five Points South
Sunday, March 17 from 11 a.m. to late
The seven-day celebration culminates in Five Points South on St. Patrick’s Day! Visitors are encouraged to return to Five Points South on Sunday, March 17 from 11 a.m. to late to enjoy food and drink specials from Five Points South bars and restaurants. More information can be found here: stpatsfivepoints.com/st-patricks-day-festivities/.
Sponsors of the Five Points South St. Patrick’s Celebration include Alabama Crown, The City of Birmingham, Birmingham Mountain Radio, Birmingham Irish Cultural Society, Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey, Guinness, Five Points South Neighborhood Association and Style Advertising. 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, please visit stpatsfivepoints.com/.
ABOUT THE FIVE POINTS ALLIANCE
Five Points Alliance (FPA) is devoted to enriching the vibrancy of Five Points South, by unifying, enhancing and promoting the area as the city’s premier neighborhood and culinary destination. For more information visit www.fivepointsbham.com.