The 10th Annual Irish Flag Raising

Kick off the Five Points South St. Patrick’s Celebration at the 10th Annual Irish Flag Raising on Thursday, March 14, 2024.

The ceremony starts at 5:00 p.m. at the flagpole in front of Chick-fil-A 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 Grand Marshal and start the holiday festivities early! The ceremony will include a pipe performance, the announcement of this year’s Grand Marshal and an Irish blessing.

Eat, Drink and be Green in Five Points South!

The 10th Annual Irish Flag Raising

Kick off the Five Points South St. Patrick’s Celebration at the 10th Annual Irish Flag Raising on Thursday, March 14, 2024.

The ceremony starts at 5:00 p.m. at the flagpole in front of Chick-fil-A 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 Grand Marshal and start the holiday festivities early! The ceremony will include a pipe performance, the announcement of this year’s Grand Marshal and an Irish blessing.

Eat, Drink and be Green in Five Points South!

Irish Flag Raising Ceremony Program

5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

  • Opening remarks from parade day organizers

  • Parade Marshall announcement & presenting of the parade sash

  • Remarks from Grand Marshal

  • Irish flag raising & bagpiper Ryan Morrison

  • Irish blessing

  • Closing remarks

Irish Flag Raising Ceremony Program

5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

  • Opening remarks from parade day organizers

  • Parade Marshall announcement & presenting of the parade sash

  • Remarks from Grand Marshal

  • Irish flag raising & bagpiper Ryan Morrison

  • Irish blessing

  • Closing remarks

The Great Birmingham Irish Toast

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

  • Procession to Black Market Bar & Grill

  • Public buys a pint & shot

  • Toast lead by Birmingham Irish Cultural Society Chair

  • Stay around after toast for some dinner.

Come back Saturday, March 16 for the 40th Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Five Points! The parade travels up 20th Street starting at 1:30 p.m. See the route map for details. Area restaurants and bars will offer food and drink specials along with hosting live entertainment beginning at 11 a.m. and lasting until O’So very late.

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Enjoy Irish food and drink specials from Fri. Mar. 15 – Sun, Mar. 17 at participating bars and restaurants. And be sure to catch some live music and entertainment as well.

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Come back Saturday for the Five Points St. Patrick’s Parade, kids’ activities, all-day entertainment and delicious food and drink specials.

Enjoy Irish food and drink specials from Fri. Mar. 15 – Sun, Mar. 17 at participating bars and restaurants. And be sure to catch some live music and entertainment as well.

CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT’S ON THE MENU

Come back Saturday for the Five Points St. Patrick’s Parade, kids’ activities, all-day entertainment and delicious food and drink specials.

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