The London St Patrick’s Day Festival, now approaching its seventieth year, attracts more than 125,000 people to events across London and to the parade and festival in central London and Trafalgar Square. It’s become a destination event showcasing the best of Irish food, music, song, dance, culture, and arts.
This year’s theme is #LondonIsOpen. Join us in the festivities on Sunday 17 March as the parade sets off at midday from Piccadilly. The Trafalgar Square festival runs from 12pm – 6pm.
At London St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is welcome!
Saturday 16 March
Camden Market Music Trail
Time: 1pm – 7pm
Location: Camden Market
Now in its third year of partnership, Camden Market is proud to be part of the official London St Patrick’s Day Festival. From 1pm – 7pm, follow a trail of up and coming Irish performers around the market, finishing with a headline special guest at the Dr. Martens Boot Room. Set to be a day dedicated to Irish music, food, drink and celebration, where better to toast the Irish patron saint than at Camden Market?
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Location: Green Park to Trafalgar Square
The London St Patrick’s Day parade is now in its 17th year and attracts over 50,000 people lining the streets from Piccadilly to Trafalgar Square. Full of elaborate floats, marching bands, sports clubs and Irish dancing schools from across the UK, Ireland and the USA, this parade combines community organisations and professional pageantry. The procession makes its way down Piccadilly, on a 1.5-mile (2.4km) route.
Sunday 17 March
St. Patrick’s Day Festival
Time: 12pm – 6pm
Location: Trafalgar Square
It is a pinnacle event in London’s cultural calendar that showcases the best of Irish arts, performance, culture, food, and music from both Britain and Ireland.