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St Patrick’s Day Parade

Date: Sunday 17 March, 1.30pm

Venue: Starting at Belfast City Hall

Category: Festival, Free, St Patrick's


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A dazzling display of costume, music, dance and theatrical performance will bring the streets of Belfast alive this St Patrick’s Day, as our annual parade weaves its way through the city centre.

Join outdoor spectacle company LUXE for amazing creations, colourful live performance and a high energy soundtrack, as we celebrate People, Place and Planet. Local dance troupes, schools, community groups and musicians will also be taking part in the spectacle.

This is a diverse multi-cultural, cross-community celebration in honour of St Patrick and everyone is welcome. 

This is a significant year for Belfast as we celebrate our creativity and culture through our vibrant Belfast 2024 programme - a welcome chance to inspire and nurture our next generation of creative talent, as well as showcasing this generation’s creatives to a global audience.

This year’s parade route starts from Belfast City Hall at 1.30pm, weaving its way through the city centre via Chichester Street, Victoria Street, High Street, Castle Place and Donegall Place, back to City Hall. The route along the main thoroughfares will enable good viewing opportunities for the public and people are encouraged to gather along footpaths on both sides of the streets right around the route.

Please note some temporary traffic measures along the city centre route will be in place on Sunday 17 March to allow the St Patrick’s Day Parade to pass safely.

The parade is a free event and you do not need a ticket.

The community engagement element of this event is part-funded by The Executive Office through the District Council’s Good Relations Programme.

Map of St Patrick's Day parade

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