St Patricks Festival Birmingham UK parade live 2019: St Patrick’s Festival Birmingham is a not for profit organisation. Establish in 1996 the St Patrick’s Festival is the regional hub for the promotion of Irish culture in Birmingham and across the West Midlands. We aim to promote the diversity of our traditional and contemporary practices, our arts and artists, our music and dance, Gaelic sports, our history, heritage, our food and fashion; and the contribution Irish people and cultural practitioners have made to the City of Birmingham and across Britain.
The 2015 Parade will be on Sunday 17th March
The Theme is Irish contribution to Birmingham’s Development.
Let us know if you have any ideas related to the theme that will lead to exciting and vibrant floats and walking groups for 2019 Parade.
The Launch Party will be on Friday 6th March 2019 in The MacDonald Burlington Hotel in Birmingham City Centre.
‘The Reel’ which showcases Irish Traditional Music and Dance will be In Edgbaston Street in the Markets Area of The Bull Ring on Saturday 7th March between 1 pm and 3 pm.
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Traditionally we launch The Festival with a gala event at a local venue. In 2019 It will be hosted by The MacDonald Burlington Hotel in the city centre. Entertainment will include Irish dancers, traditional Irish music and dancing and a sumptuous buffet of traditional fayre. More details to follow.
Throughout the week proceeding the Parade there will be diverse events celebrating Irish Heritage and Culture such as Irish Literary evening, race night, Irish Ale festival, Traditional Irish Music session, story telling, photographic exhibition – and much more besides.
Details for 2019 will appear on the website as soon as they are announced.
Celebrating St Patrick’s Day has a long history in Birmingham and the Parade in particular has always been a highlight. The whole city comes behind The Festival and has included the Selfridges Building and The new Library lighting up green especially. The festival is organised by groups of volunteers from the Irish community and it is thanks to them that we have this opportunity to celebrate our national heritage in this way.
If you have any photos or footage of past Birmingham Parades that you would like to be included in our archive. please get in touch.
We invite everyone from our multicultural city to join in the fun and help us to celebrate and to be part of this great truly community event.
We do this specifically through the development of our annual St Patrick’s Festival and Parade, centred around the Irish Quarter, and through a growing year round program of cultural activities, performances, educational and community projects. We strive to improve the quality of the parade, our cultural products and activities and build a strong creative partnerships with other minority ethnic communities,cultural organisations, local businesses, support agencies and local networks.
We can only achieve our aims and objectives through the on-going support of our group of volunteers, our partnership with Birmingham City Council, sponsorship from The Irish Government our network of business sponsors and media partners with radio wm, The Harp and Craic
We meet on a regular basis to plan and up-date volunteers and interested groups see diary for next date.