Coming to Northern Ireland this spring? Don’t miss the St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Belfast! On Tuesday 17 March Belfast city will turn green to mark the day of Northern Ireland’s own patron saint.

Join the fun with a host of events, parties and experiences across Belfast. Watch the annual St Patrick’s Day parade, go to a free open-air concert, sample tasty Irish food and drink or follow in the footsteps of the saint himself on the St Patrick’s trail.

St Patrick’s Day Carnival Parade and Concert

The annual carnival parade is the beating heart of Belfast’s St Patrick’s celebrations. Expect colourful floats, music and fun for all the family!

Eating Out

Get fuelled up for the St Patrick’s Day celebrations in one of Belfast’s many eateries. Sample delicious Irish cuisine made from the best local produce, enjoy a hearty breakfast before the parade or eat out with the whole family in the city’s child friendly restaurants.

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Irish Cuisine in Belfast

Ever eaten a boxty? Or sipped on an Irish coffee after a tasty, traditional meal? Find out where to discover authentic Irish food and drinks in Belfast.

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Breakfast and Brunch

Nothing beats a big breakfast or brunch with friends. From a traditional Ulster fry to avocado toast, see our top suggestions for breakfast in Belfast.

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Family Friendly Restaurants in Belfast

With special menus and activities for little ones, have a look at some of our suggestions for child-friendly restaurants and cafés in Belfast.

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Traditional Music in Belfast

Belfast’s pub culture thrives on traditional music sessions. Grab a pint and immerse yourself in the sounds of Irish trad in these bars and venues with regular traditional live music

Pubs & Nightlife

St Patrick’s Day is one of the best times of year to experience Belfast’s pub scene. Get cosy with a pint of Guinness in a traditional Irish bar or wander to the Cathedral Quarter for a labyrinth of lively venues full of live music, great drinks and St Paddy’s cheer.

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Traditional Pubs in Belfast

Find the best traditional pubs with warm, lively atmospheres in Belfast complete with snugs, traditional music sessions and the perfect pint of Guinness.

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Belfast Pub Trail Map

Enjoy a great range of Irish beers in Belfast, thanks to Diageo's Pub Trail Map.

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Belfast Nightlife

City breaks are the perfect time to let your hair down. Whether you enjoy tasty cocktails or a night on the dancefloor Belfast has the ideal spot for you.

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Best Places for Guinness in Belfast

It wouldn’t be St Patrick’s Day without a pint of the black stuff! Read our guide to the best places in Belfast for a pint of Guinness.

Irish Culture in Belfast

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day by getting in touch with some Irish culture in Belfast! Experience a traditional Irish dance show, take a ceili dancing lesson or visit an Irish language and arts centre.

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The Belfast Dance Show

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Join a celebration of Belfast through music, song and dance at The Belfast Dance Show, Northern Ireland’s leading traditional music and dance event.

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Real Belfast Ceili

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Authentic Irish ceili dancing experience where you will learn some traditional Irish ceili dances to live music, rounded off by some local traditional cuisine!

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Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich

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Cultúrlann produces a vibrant arts programme that promotes Irish language and culture and provides a meeting place for visitors and locals alike.

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Discover the Saint

Follow in the footsteps of Ireland’s patron saint on the 92-mile St Patrick’s trail. This scenic driving route includes the St Patrick Centre, his burial ground, historic cathedrals and Down County Museum. Or book a sightseeing tour to hear the history from a local guide.

Whiskey Experiences

There are loads of ways to experience Ireland’s much-loved spirit in Belfast. Take a self-guided whiskey tour, visit a whiskey emporium or join a guided whiskey tasting session in one of our traditional pubs.

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Belfast Whiskey Club

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Belfast Whiskey Club is Belfast’s only fully independent and non-profit whiskey club that opens its doors to people from all over the world to come and experience unique whiskey tastings in venues right across Belfast.

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Whiskey Experiences in Belfast

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From tours to tastings, take a look at some of the best Irish whiskey experiences available in Belfast.

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Ulster Whiskey

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Irish whiskey tastings tours tailored to suit the various venues and occasions. Bespoke tours can be arranged.

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What's On

  • St Patrick’s Day Party
    St Patrick’s Day Party
    Free Events

    St Patrick’s Day Party

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    Mon, 16 Mar 2020, 6:30pm

    Learn about the history of Saint Patrick and enjoy the festivities at the Sunflower Public House.

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  • Celebrate St Patrick
    Celebrate St Patrick
    History And Heritage

    Celebrate St Patrick

    Sat, 07 Mar 2020, 8:00pm

    Join composer and presenter John Anderson as he conducts a celebratory and reflective event honouring our patron saint.

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  • Sunrise with St Patrick
    Sunrise with St Patrick
    History And Heritage

    Sunrise with St Patrick

    Tue, 17 Mar 2020, 5:30am

    Join with St Patrick and, through the burst of early sunlight, cast an eye back to what life…

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  • St. Patrick’s Day Meeting
    St. Patrick’s Day Meeting
    2020 Highlights

    St. Patrick’s Day Meeting

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    Tue, 17 Mar 2020, 12:30pm

    This St Patrick's Day, enjoy the races at Down Royal!

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  • Patrick’s Mysterious Adventure
    Patrick’s Mysterious Adventure
    Free Events

    Patrick’s Mysterious Adventure

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    Tue, 17 Mar 2020, 12:00pm

    Discover first-hand the adventurous life story of St. Patrick though our exhibition and interactive story trail.

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  • Saint Patrick’s Day Steam Saturday
    Saint Patrick’s Day Steam Saturday
    Children's Events

    Saint Patrick’s Day Steam Saturday

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    Sat, 14 Mar 2020, 12:00pm

    Join the folks at Whitehead Railway Museum for a Saint Patrick’s Day Steam Saturday!

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  • Watch Out, Snakes About!
    Watch Out, Snakes About!
    Children's Events

    Watch Out, Snakes About!

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    Sun, 15 Mar 2020, 11:00am

    Have a hisssterical time and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Belfast Zoo!

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  • St Patrick’s Day Carnival Parade and Concert
    St Patrick’s Day Carnival Parade and Concert
    2020 Highlights

    St Patrick’s Day Carnival Parade and Concert

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    Tue, 17 Mar 2020, 12:30pm

    Belfast will mark the city's St Patrick’s Day celebrations with a vibrant carnival parade and free open-air concert…

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  • St Patrick’s Symposium – A Vision for Peace
    St Patrick’s Symposium – A Vision for Peace
    Free Events

    St Patrick’s Symposium – A Vision for Peace

    Tue, 10 Mar 2020, 9:30am

    Following on from previous symposia examining the themes of modern slavery and migration, this year’s St Patrick’s Symposium…

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  • Home of Saint Patrick Festival
    Home of Saint Patrick Festival
    Belfast Plus

    Home of Saint Patrick Festival

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    06 - 17 Mar 2020

    Armagh is at the heart of celebrating the life of Patrick and the Home of St. Patrick Festival…

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