Belfast City Centre

Watch the Belfast Parade from Central Library to City Hall. 

The annual St Patrick's Parade celebration sets off from City Hall at noon. In addition to the overall Patrick theme (and this year we have a younger Patrick from his pig & sheep herder time, as well as the older, saintly Patrick) there is a BELFAST theme.

Celebrate Belfast’s St Patrick’s Day by being a part of our vibrant, creative and edgy carnival parade.  Come along and see ‘Giant’ St Patrick as he drives the legendary snake out of the city. Join with the colourful floats, performers and music as people of all ages, from all parts of the city mark St Patrick’s Day with a spectacular parade for everyone.


Beat's Carnival Parade, celebrating our 21st Anniversary. Parade sets off at 12:00 from Custom House Square > City Centre > Music in Custom House Square, 1:15pm to 2:30pm.

St Patrick's Day Carnival Parade
Tuesday 17th March 2015, 12 noon


Night scene of Urban Ballet dance performance on Royal Avenue with Belfast City Hall in background

In 2013, our carnival parade was a highlight of Culture Night Belfast, as we brought you the final performance of international hip-hop carnival project, Urban Ballet. Performances had already taken place in Portugal, France and South Africa.

Belfast Lord Mayor Mairtin O'Muilleoir poses with members of the Beat Carnival team and Tiny Beat, and a customised TARDIS

On Sunday 16 March Belfast will come alive with a colourful carnival atmosphere for all the family to enjoy. St Patrick is travelling from the past into the future  –  he is visiting Belfast on the way!