There are so many ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2020 in Huntsville! Though we tend to be a little more “Go for Launch!” than “Erin Go Bragh!”; the Rocket City sure knows how to kick-off a proper St. Patrick’s Day celebration and that’s with a parade.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2020 in Huntsville
St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Canceled
The 43rd Annual Ellen McAnnelly Memorial St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on March 14, 2020 starting at 11:00 a.m. It’s a free community event, sponsored by Straight to Ale Brewing. Enjoy the parade as a spectator or register to join in the fun. (canceled event)
Here’s a place we’ll speculate you might like to spectate from.
The Martin Bar & Bistro
Doors will open at 9:00 a.m. and they’ll be serving $2.00 Green Beer, $4.00 Jameson Irish Whiskey, $5.00 Irish Car Bombs, and $5.00 Corn Beef and Cabbage.
Just because the parade is over, doesn’t mean the fun is!
Straight to Ale
Afterwards, make your way over to Campus No. 805 where you can join in the fun at Straight to Ale Brewing, home of the official parade after-party.
They’ll have live Irish music by the Maple Hill Band and The Whiskey River Kings in the Biergarten as well as Irish dancers and special release brews!
Not done yet, keep the party going with live music from the Pine Hill Haints, performing a mix of everything from rockabilly to Celtic music, starting in the Straight to Ale Speakeasy at 8:00 p.m.
Plus, there will be special cocktails made with Shelta Cavern Spirits, Irish menu items from Ale’s Kitchen, and, of course, your favorite Straight to Ale Brews.
Salty Nut Brewery
Mad Malts Brewing
Green Bus Brewing
It’s going to be a day full of stuff at Green Bus on the Holiday with the best color scheme! They will have green cream ale available all day, and their famous corned beef and cabbage while it lasts.
Plus they’ve also got two great bands lined up for the day.
The Stovehouse doesn’t want you to leave them out of the post-parade St. Patrick’s Day merriment.
At 4:00 p.m. they’ll kick off the day with Sandy River Ramblers & continue with the Irish big-band Cotton and Clover.
Of course, drinks will be flowing and there will be food offerings a plenty.
You say these options are starting too late for you?
Believe it or not, a couple of places have got you covered!
Jefferson St. Pub
As Jefferson St. Pub has put it, “You can’t drink all day if you don’t start in the morning!” They’ll be hosting their 7th annual “Kegs N Eggs” on Saturday, March 14th.
They will open at 6:00 a.m. (yikes!) with $5.00 All-You-Can-Eat breakfast, $1.00 green beer, $3.00 Killian’s, $4.00 Jameson, $5.00 Irish Car Bombs and their front door is right by the parade route!
At Jefferson St. Pub you can add a little live music to your breakfast with Brandon Henson starting 8:30 a.m. They’re in it for the long-haul, partying all the way until 2:00 a.m.
Straight to Ale
Start your St. Patrick’s Day celebration with a breakfast buffet from Ale’s Kitchen along with some STA Brews at Straight to Ale Brewing!
Load up your plate with eggs, bacon, and hash browns for $12, sample some special St. Patrick’s Day brews, then follow those guys down to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade!
Below the Radar Brewing
To ensure none of you goes without their breakfast beer on St. Patty’s Day, I present yet another opportunity to imbibe in the a.m.
It’s the 7th Annual Rocket 95.1 KEGS N EGGS! Get up early and join Rocket 95.1 at Below the Radar Brewing Company.
The fun starts here at 6:00 a.m.! You can enjoy $10.00 buffet, $10.00 mimosa pitchers, $3.00 draft Yuengling, $3.00 house-brewed green Sour, $3.00 house-brewed green Blonde Ale, $2.00 Bud Light and $2.00 green beers!
Looking for family-friendly/charitable ways to celebrate?
The Mojo Radio Show 3rd Annual 0.5k
“Join your fellow beer loving, life of the party going, over the top underachievers for The Mojo Radio Show 3rd Annual 0.5k in Downtown Huntsville on March 14th – all to raise money for one very special Gold Star Family.
The course is 0.5k or 0.3 miles or 1,640.42 feet, or 19,685 inches or something like that.
You can walk, skip, leisurely stroll, roller skate, or whatever it takes to cross the finish line. Just make sure you don’t spill your beer.” This “race” starts at Miller’s Tavern (cue Chariots of Fire music).
An Irish Evening
A Huntsville St. Patrick’s Day tradition, the 22nd annual An Irish Evening fundraising event to benefit United Cerebral Palsy of Huntsville will take place on Friday, March 13th, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., at the Historic Depot Roundhouse.
This fun-filled event boasts a sampling of Irish fare from local folk like Hopper’s Bar & Grill, Regale Cupcakery, Chupper Time Catering and others, live music from Black Market Haggis, exciting games from Irish Society of North Alabama and an enormous silent auction!
Plus, there are Irish step dancers, Irish Wolfhounds and a Your Perfect Party! photo booth where you can take embarrassing photos of your children to be enjoyed for years to come. Case in point-
Want a proper Irish pint to wash down all that corned beef and cabbage?
The Poppy in downtown Huntsville will be adding Guinness to their nitro line for the very first time. No worries though, they’ll still have their usual Belhaven and Murphy’s at the ready. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at The Poppy!
If you’re a purest and choose to only celebrate on Sunday, March 17th:
Make a little of your own luck; paint a lovely four-leaf clover at Spirited Art.
Hone your artistic skills with a 11×14 canvas class on Tuesday, March 17th, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00ish. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. (please arrive at least 15 minutes early to choose your seat)
Oof! That’s a lot of green beer, people!
Go forth, have fun, be safe and “Erin Go Bragh, Y’all!”
For even more fun stuff to do, check out our Events Calendar!
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