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St Patrick's Birmingham

Alcester Street, BIRMINGHAM, West Midlands, B12 0PH
St Patrick's Birmingham

About

Join tens of thousands of onlookers lining up Digbeth High Street to watch the St Patrick's Day Parade. Starting at camp hill at 12 noon, our ever growing parade lasts almost two hours and is a showcase of the diverse cultures and communities of Birmingham.

From Irish dancers to Caribbean dancers, Welsh dragons to Chinese dragons, the St Patrick's Festival has always been a vibrant celebration of multiculturalism. At 12 Noon a confetti blast signals the start of the St Patrick's Parade, and another fun filled festival celebrating the culture and diversity of Birmingham.

Birmingham’s St Patrick's Parade goes back to 1952 and was the first in Britain. It was originally started by the community to reinforce their identity and ensure their strong links with the home country. The parade has taken place in Digbeth since 1996 and has since grown enormously in stature. 2017 promises to be better than ever. Whilst being unmistakably Irish at the core, the Parade increasingly mirrors the fantastic diversity and multicultural nature of Birmingham, as we welcome guest appearances from other communities. What could be more Irish than extending hospitality?

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Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

There will be changes to the following bus services:

NXWM 35 will not stop on Moor Street MS1, please use MS4 on Moor Street Queensway. NXWM 50 will not stop on Moor Street MS2, please use MS3 on Moor Street Queensway. NXWM 80 and 80A will not stop at Station Street NS13, Upper Dean Street MK2, or St Martins Queensway MS4, please use NS9 on Smallbrook Queensway NXWM and Diamond 16 and 16W will not stop on Station Street NS12 or Markets MK3, please use NS5 on Smallbrook Queensway or MS3 on Moor Street Queensway NXWM 2, 3, 5 & 6 and Johnsons X50  will depart from stop MS7 on Carrs Lane. Moor Street Queensway MS16 and Park Street PA3 will not be in use during the event. NXWM 4 and 4A will depart from stop MS5 on Carrs Lane.  Moor Street Queensway MS16 and Park Street PA3 will not be in use during the event. NXWM 60, X1 and X2 will depart from Albert Street, High Street instead of Moor Street Queensway MS4 NXWM 97  will not stop on Moor Street MS18, please use MS8 on Moor Street Queensway.

Cars and parking:

Road closures will be in place in Digbeth and the surrounding area so public transport will be the best way to enjoy the day. If you do need to drive into Birmingham the car parks closest to Digbeth will be the busiest, so consider parking further away.

More information regarding travel can be found here: https://www.networkwestmidlands.com/plan-your-journey/major-roadworks-and-events/st-patricks-day/

 

Opening Times

17 Mar 2020

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