Belfast will mark the city's St Patrick’s Day celebrations with a vibrant carnival parade and free open-air concert on Tuesday 17 March.
The streets will be awash with colour and noise from 12.30pm as the parade, themed to the Environment will snake its way through the city centre. Wonder at the eye-catching floats, performers and magnificent costumes. Come along and see St Patrick, Pipe Bands, dancers and more on their colourful journey through the heart of the city.
The carnival leaves from Belfast City Hall at 12.30pm and will travel along Chichester Street and Victoria Street, into High Street and Donegall Street before finishing at Writers Square.
You can then make the short trip across to Custom House Square where you will be able to enjoy a free concert from 1.30pm - 4pm featuring local bands All Folk’d Up and the Banjacks along with a special performance from the Loughgiel Irish dancers.
The concert will then play host to Ibiza favourites DJ and saxophonist musical duo, Ben Santiago and Lovely Laura and the global, multi-platinum dance act Cascada - performing some of her hits including ‘Everytime We Touch’ and ‘Evacuate the Dancefloor’. Entry to the concert will be on a first-come-first-served basis and terms and conditions apply.
If you’d like to be involved in the St Patrick's Day parade, please contact Beat Carnival directly by emailing email@example.com or call 028 9043 4767 for more information.
For more information visit http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/events/Event-112786.aspx?E_EventGroup=StPats