Coming to Northern Ireland this spring? Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Belfast on Tuesday 17 March 2020!

The annual St Patrick’s Day Carnival Parade and Concert has been cancelled, but you can still experience Irish culture in the heart of Belfast and beyond. Sample tasty Irish food and drink and enjoy Belfast’s nightlife. Or follow in the footsteps of the saint himself on the St Patrick’s trail.

St Patrick’s Day Events

Find out what’s on in Belfast and beyond for St Patrick’s Day 2020. Belfast’s St Patrick’s Day parade has been cancelled but there are still plenty of events and live music across the city.

Irish Food and Drink

Whites Tavern and Oyster Rooms2
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Best Places for Guinness in Belfast

Looking for the perfect pint of Guinness in Belfast? Read our local’s guide to city’s best pubs for a taste of the black stuff.

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Holohan's Pantry
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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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Whiskey Tours and Experiences

With whiskey distilleries, tours and tastings galore, Belfast is a whiskey-lover’s dream. Discover top whiskey experiences in Belfast and Northern Ireland.

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Top Places to Discover Saint Patrick

Northern Ireland is Saint Patrick’s heartland and there are many places to learn about our patron saint just a short drive from Belfast, including his first church and burial site. Take an epic journey and discover the man behind the myths.

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.

Belfast Dance Show 4
Arts and Entertainment

The Belfast Dance Show

0.84KM

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 Ceili3
Arts and Entertainment

Real Belfast Ceili

4.3KM

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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Cultrlann McAdam o Fiaich
Arts and Entertainment

Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich

3.57KM

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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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.

Belfast Nightlife

Cocktails at Sweet Afton Bar
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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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Friends Enjoying a Cocktail at The Perch Rooftop Bar
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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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Crown Liquor Saloon
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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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Book Your Stay

Stay for the night with these fantastic accommodation offers! From luxurious packages to affordable stays in city centre hotels, there’s something to suit every budget.

St Patrick's Events

  • Spar Craic 10k
    Spar Craic 10k
    2020 Highlights

    Spar Craic 10k

    0.19KM
    Sun, 04 Oct 2020, 9:00am

    The race will leave from the front of Belfast City Hall at 9am and take a route through…

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  • Spar Craic 10k – Rescheduled
    Spar Craic 10k – Rescheduled
    2020 Highlights

    Spar Craic 10k – Rescheduled

    0.19KM
    Sun, 21 Jun 2020, 9:00am

    This event has been rescheduled to Sunday 4 October.

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Plan Your Visit

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Getting Around Belfast

Belfast is compact and bijou, so getting around the city is easy on foot, by bike or by taxi

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Getting Here

Northern Ireland has three airports, sea crossings from England and Scotland, and a direct rail link from Dublin.

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Car Parking in Belfast

Secure car parking is available across Belfast. See our guide to car parks in the city or leave the car at home and opt for Translink's public transport options

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