St Patricks 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 visitors will be able to enjoy the annual concert featuring quality local music and dancers, along with special guest appearances. Entry to the concert will be on a first-come-first-served basis and terms and conditions will apply.

The carnival parade will depart from Belfast City Hall at 12noon, and the free concert, held at Custom House Square, will run from 1pm to 3pm.

The route of the parade is;

  • Belfast City Hall
  • Donegall Square North
  • Donegall Place
  • Royal Avenue
  • Donegall Street
  • Waring Street
  • Bridge Street
  • High Street
  • Victoria Street
  • Custom House Square


You can download the route map for the parade here

Community groups from across the cultural spectrum will be taking part in this year's event, alongside professional and amateur performers, costumed characters, musicians and dancers.

Motorists can expect disruption along the carnival procession route with rolling diversions from 11.40am through to 1pm. Diversions will also be in place during this time on roads and streets that would intersect with the route. Find out more information on traffic restrictions and diversions here

For more information on the event, please contact the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre on 028 9024 6609.  Full details of the events can be found on the website;