10 ways to celebrate St Patrick's Day in Northern Ireland
Home of St Patrick’s Festival
Armagh: 08-18 March
Armagh is at the heart of celebrating the life of Saint Patrick and the ‘Home Of Saint Patrick Festival’ promises a lively and varied showcase of the best culture, music, song and dance. It was in Armagh that Patrick began his Christian mission in Ireland and established the city as the country’s spiritual capital.
St Patrick's Day Parade and Concert
Belfast: 17 March
Belfast will mark St Patrick’s Day on Sunday 17 March with a vibrant carnival parade including floats, performers, global musicians and magnificent costumes. Following the parade there will be a free open-air concert in Custom House Square.
St Patrick’s Spring Carnival
Derry City & Strabane: 16-17 March
The is lots happening in the North West with a St Patrick's Day Spring Carnival parade 17th March Derry-Londonderry celebrating children and young people, St Patrick's Day Strabane parade 17th March and the Ubuntu Global Festival 2019 16th March celebrating global cultures represented in the local community.
A Taste of Patrick
Navan Centre & Fort: 18 March
Have a go at foraging for your food as part of this drop-in family event – find it, see how it was cooked and then taste it for a real experience of how food was prepared during the early Christian era St Patrick’s days.
National Trust - St Patrick’s Day Walk
Downpatrick: 17 March
Organised jointly by Down District Council and the Lecale Ramblers, the walk through St Patrick’s country includes a mixture of quiet country roads and green lanes.
Ulster Orchestra St Patrick’s Day Concert – I Love Irish Music
Belfast: 16 March
Join in the festivities for St Patrick’s Day with the Ulster Orchestra, who will bring some of the finest music to hail from these shores to the stage. Internationally renowned special guests will join the Orchestra and conductor David Brophy for an evening of iconic songs and music.
Féile An Earraigh
Belfast: 01-18 March
Féile An Earraigh animates the city with activities such as Irish traditional music sessions and dancing, comedy, master-classes, school workshops, concerts, tours and walks, debates and discussions, dramas, exhibitions, literary events, youth and sporting events and family based activities.
St Patrick’s Family Day
Banbridge: 18 March
Solitude Park which will be buzzing with its annual St Patrick’s Family Day. With free activities, including live music, workshops and entertainment there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Mayor's St Patrick’s Concert
Lisburn: 16 March
St Patrick’s Concert featuring the ever popular Lisburn Community Choir, The Wallace High School Music Department, Michelle Johnston School of Highland Dance and Pipers. Other local acts to be announced.
St Patrick's Day Parade
Downpatrick: 17 March
The Downpatrick parade is always a spectacular cavalcade of entertainment and colour including floats, entertainers and colourful costumes.