St Patrick's Day - City centre events postponed

St Patricks Day parade and concert

Following the cancellation of a number of St Patrick’s Day celebrations across Ireland, Members of Belfast City Council have taken a precautionary decision to postpone its annual St Patrick’s Day parade and concert, given the fact that this is due to take place next week.

Lord Mayor of Belfast Councillor Daniel Baker said: “Our St Patrick’s Day celebrations are always hugely anticipated and a great day out for people right across the city, so it’s obviously very disappointing that this year’s event won’t go ahead as planned.

“The decision to postpone this year’s event has been taken as a precaution, given Members’ and the public’s concern around coronavirus.”


SPAR Craic 10k, Tuesday 17th March

Given the latest advice around the COVID-19 crisis, Aisling Events are rescheduling the SPAR Craic10k which was to take place in Belfast on St Patricks Day 17th March begining at City Hall at 9am.

They have earmarked Sunday June 21st 2020 as an alternative date. This is an unprecedented situation and Aisling Events will be meeting with their event partners over coming days to discuss next steps.