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Let’s raise a flag and raise a toast to Irish culture!

The Five Points Alliance and the Irish Cultural Society invite the community to attend the 7th Annual Irish Flag Raising and Great Birmingham Irish Toast on Wednesday, March 16 at Five Points South to mark the start of the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. following. ! The flag raising will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the flagpole located at Chick-fil-A at Five Points South (2000 Highland Ave., Birmingham, AL 35205). The Birmingham Irish Cultural Society will lead the ceremony, which will include pipe and drum performances and an Irish blessing. Following the raising of the flag, a procession led by pipers will take the crowds to Black Market Bar & Grill (1035 20th St S, Birmingham, AL 35205), which will host Birmingham’s largest St. Patrick’s Day toast, The Great Birmingham Irish Toast, 6, 7:30-7:30 p.m., with Guinness beer and Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey drink specials.

The party doesn’t stop there! Return to Five Points on St. Patrick’s Day on Thursday, March 17 for Irish food and drink specialties and live music at participating Five Points South restaurants in the bars. Don’t miss the 38th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 19!

Sponsors and supporters of the Five Points South St. Patrick’s Day Celebration include: Guinness Beer, Alabama Crown, Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey, Five Points South Neighborhood Association, Birmingham Mountain Radio, Birmingham City Mayor’s Office, The Birmingham Irish Cultural Society and Style Advertising. Five Points South St. Patrick’s Celebration is presented by the Five Points Alliance.

For more information on the Five Points South St. Patrick’s Celebration, including a list of events, special offers, and dining details, visit http://stpatsfivepoints.com/!