Shamrockin: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day around Birmingham

St Patrick’s day is just around the corner and there are many options for “going green” in Birmingham!

Operation New Birmingham’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in downtown Birmingham, on March 17th.  The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will begin at 1:30pm Staging area: 13th St. South between 10th and 11th Ave. South. Parade Route: West on 10th Ave. South, South on 20th St. South to 5pts south fountain. Shamrockin festival starts immediately after the parade with an afternoon of music, dance, and fun.

But you don’t have to wait until Saturday to get in on the Shamrockin good time – March 12th – 17th  ONB will be hosting a six-day St. Patrick’s Day celebration featuring food, drink and shopping specials at Five Points area restaurants, bars and retailers. A list of merchant specials and a parade route can be found on their Facbook Page.

Registration has already started for the Hoover Library St. Patty’s day celebration. Wear your green and dance a jig, open to Leprechaun’s of all ages! The fun kicks off at 10:30am on March 17th. Register by calling: 444-7833

On St. Patty’s Day, Ruffner Mountain Nature Center is going green! Stop by the Treehouse  and make your own recycled creation out of an old CD. You may bring an old CD of your own, or pick from ones supplied by Ruffner. Participate in a green scavenger hunt and learn about some of the myths and legends of St. Patrick’s Day. Return your completed scavenger hunt to the front desk and receive your very own pot of gold prize! There will be several opportunities to meet a resident snake throughout the day and learn the legend and science of why there are no wild snakes in Ireland.

CD Craft: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Scavenger Hunt: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

However you decide to celebrate, make sure your wear something green, you don’t want to get pinched!

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