Belfast gets ready to celebrate St Patricks Day in style
14 March 2017
Why not come to Belfast this St Patrick’s Day and watch as our city’s streets come alive with colour and carnival atmosphere as the Belfast-themed St Patrick’s Day parade leaves City Hall at 12 noon, making its way to Custom House Square.
The parade will follow its new route along Donegall Place, Royal Avenue, Donegall Street, Bridge Street and High Street before reaching its final destination, ahead of our annual concert.
This year’s parade, which includes a young St Patrick himself, puppets, pipe bands and representatives for the four major sporting events which are being held in the city throughout the year, will be led by the Lord Mayor.
The concert will begin at 12.45pm sharp and will run until 3pm. Cool FM and their breakfast team will compere on the day as The Rare Aul’ stuff get the afternoon off to a jigging start while the Belfast Boys Model Drummers will continue the upbeat tempo . Former X Factor contestant, Fleur East, will take to the stage to entertain the crowd throughout the afternoon, and she’ll be supported by Reggie ‘n’ Bollie who will be bringing along their own afrobeat twist to the day’s event, and top 10 charting topping girl group, Stooshe are also included in the line-up.
Access to the concert is free and entry is on a first come, first served basis (no tickets required). Terms and conditions of entry apply. Gates open at 12.15pm and under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information on the event, please contact the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre on 028 9024 6609 or visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/stpatricks