From Barnsley to Luton - your guide to St Patrick's Day in Britain

From Barnsley to Luton - your guide to St Patrick's Day in Britain

There's plenty of fun to be had outside of London, Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester this year as St Patrick’s fever spreads across the land once more.

You'll find full listings for the events in those cities in our St Patrick's Day section.

A plethora of cities, towns and villages will don the mighty green and come together to celebrate all things Irish. We’ve collected some of the best of the rest of the festivities and events scheduled across the country.


Saturday, March 15  - Treebeard St Patrick’s Day concert

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with a set of traditional and contemporary Irish tunes from this acoustic-rock five-piece. The Millers Inn, Barugh Green. 8pm.


Friday, March 14 - St Patrick’s Dance

Bristol Irish Society hosts a special dance with North of Ireland country pair Ally Harron and Marian Curry along with a display by The O’Malley School of Irish Dancing. The BAWA Club Ballroom, Southmead Road, Filton.       8.30pm-12.30pm. £15/£10.

Sunday, March 16 - St Patrick’s Parade

With the Avon Glen Pipe Band. Parade sets off at 1pm from The City Academy, Russell Town Avenue, Lawrence Hill. Entertainment follows from 2-7pm in The Brooks Hall, St. Patrick’s, Blackswarth Road. Music from Peel Your Own Spuds until 5pm. Irish dancing, Irish stew and colcannon a licensed bar and raffle. Adults £5/Children £3/ Under 5’s free.


Thursday, March 13 - St Patrick’s Thursday

Many Irish-infused events and performances throughout the day. Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham. Gates 10.30am.


Sunday, March 16 - Leeds St Patrick’s Day Parade 

Millennium Square.


Friday, March 14 - St Patrick’s Opening

Special event with the Leeds Rhinos to kick-start Leeds’s parade weekend. Including live dancing, music and a parade featuring county flags during the Rhinos match interval. Headingley Carnegie. 7.30pm.

St Patrick’s Launch Night

With Eugene Doonan, a DJ, Irish dancers and a complimentary buffet. At Leeds Irish Centre, York Road. 7.30pm.

Sunday, March 16 - St Patrick’s Day Parade

Parade followed by live music, dancing and stalls. The Millennium Square, Leeds. 11am-4.30pm.


Saturday, March 15 - Band From County Hell

Glasgow/Irish band. Grantham Guildhall Theatre. St Peter's Hill, Grantham.



Saturday, March 15 - St Patrick’s night party

With Gary Leighton at Liverpool Naval Club, 38 Bowring Park Road. 7.30pm.

Sunday, March 16 - St Patrick’s Mass

Followed by an afternoon of entertainment including a céilí with live band Anam. All welcome. St Michael’s Irish Centre, 1pm.

St Patrick’s Special

An afternoon of Irish music and comedy at The Green Room, Duke Street, 2pm, £15.

Monday, March 17 

Michael Coyne performs at St Michael’s Irish Centre. 7.30pm, £6.

Faking it: St Paddy’s Day mash up / I Heart Gingers

Day and night party celebrating all things Irish. At Bumper, 18 Hardman Street, 2pm-5am.


Wednesday, March 19 - Candlelight evening

Music from Lowlands Musicians. Stories, readings  and poetry. Free. Reservations advised.

St Michael’s Irish Centre. 8pm. Contact Angela Billing: 0151 263 1808.


Friday, March 14

Sean O’Riada Mass

With the Luton Irish Forum Choir.     St Josephs Parish Centre. LU3 2NS. 7.30pm.

Festival Launch Dance

Featuring Ciaran Rosney, Jim Carway and The Brooks Academy of Irish Dancing. St Josephs Parish Centre. LU3 2NS. 8.30pm.

Saturday, March 15

Drinking Habits

Show with Parke Drama Group and Abbeyknockmoy Irish Dancers. Library Theatre. LU1 2NG. 7.30pm. £10.

Sunday, March 16

Sean O’Riada Pre-Parade Mass

With the Luton Irish Forum Choir. Our Lady Help of Christians. LU1 3AG. 9.30am.

Caritas Harmony Choir

Town Hall, 10.30-11.30am.


Starts at Manor Road at 11am, finishes at Market Hill at 12noon.

Presentation of Shamrock

With the Emerald Pipeband, The High Kings, Donnybrook Fair, Abbeyknockmoy Dancers, The Craicheads, Jim Carway and Fr Ted Pageant. The Market Hill Stage.   LU1 5RD. 11.00am-3.30pm.

Drinking Habits

Show with Parke Drama Group and Abbeyknockmoy Irish Dancers. Library Theatre. LU1 2NG. 7.30pm. £10.

Monday, March 17

Mall Stage

Ciaran Rosney, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Whiskey B4 Breakfast and more. LU1 2HN. 11.30am-3.30pm.


Monday, March 17

St Patrick’s Parade and Festival

Annual parade, open-air concert and series of activities and events for adults and kids. Parade leaves the Forest Recreation Ground at noon, marching along Mansfield Road towards the city centre, before reaching the Old Market Square. Free open air concert throughout the afternoon showing the best of Irish traditional music, song and dance. Entertainment in the Old Market Square runs 11am-4pm.