St Patrick's Day


The main St Patrick's Day celebrations will take place in Belfast on Friday 17 March 2017 when the city will come alive with a colourful carnival atmosphere for all the family to enjoy! The celebrations will start with a spectacular high energy carnival parade with eye-catching floats, performers, music and support from the local community, as people of all ages visit from far and wide to celebrate St Patrick in Belfast.


17 Mar 2017 - 17 Mar 2017

What's On

St Patrick's Day at Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

Enjoy a truly traditional St Patrick's Day with this unique festival of music, seasonal foods and crafts.

Come and enjoy the beauty of the Folk Museum at Cultra as you stroll around the grounds at the start of spring. Join in to celebrate St Patrick's Day and be taken back to... Read More ›

St Patrick’s Day at The Dirty Onion

The Dirty Onion is Belfast's oldest building with real Irish music and craic seven nights a week. Enjoy the craic and music all day long to celebrate St Patrick's Day in Belfast!

The event schedule: four piece trad session running in sessions - 1pm-3pm, 3pm-5pm, 5pm-7pm and... Read More ›

Patrick’s Mysterious Adventure

Come and visit the all-age interactive exhibition and story trail and discover first-hand the adventurous life story of St. Patrick. Live actors will re-enact the tale from Patrick’s capture by Irish pirates to his return to serve the people of Ireland that he loved so well. Visit the art and... Read More ›

St Patrick’s Family Fun Day at Colin Glen Forest Park

Enjoy a walk with all the family through Colin Glen Forest Park, which will be brought to life with entertainers, music, activities, food and local crafts. En route you will meet all of the characters from the famous children’s book – The Gruffalo. Visit the revamped fairy village and download... Read More ›

St Patrick's Day Parade and Concert

Belfast will mark St Patrick's Day with a colourful carnival parade and free concert on Friday 17 March 2017.

Come to Belfast as the city becomes awash with colour, music and performers as the carnival parade snakes its way through the streets en route to Custom House Square where... Read More ›