Celebrate St Patrick’s Day this weekend

  • March 17, 2024
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Celebrate St Patrick’s Day this weekend

Head over to Trafalgar Square on Sunday, 17th March, to celebrate St Patrick’s Day and enjoy the best of Irish arts, culture, food, music to enjoy, and more, including the spectacular annual parade

The Mayor’s annual event has become one of the highlights of London’s cultural calendar. Locals and tourists alike will join in the celebrating the great contributions that Irish culture and people have had on the capital. This is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the ongoing and enduring friendship between Ireland and London.

Irish national treasure Panti Bliss will be the Grand Marshall for this year’s parade as over 50,000 are expected to join in the festivities. Irish marching bands, dance troupes and pageantry will be among the attractions.

The St Patrick’s Day parade begins at Hyde Park Corner before travelling through Piccadilly, St James’s Street, Pall Mall, Cockspur Street, and Whitehall, before heading over to Trafalgar Square for a world-class line-up. Look out for family concerts, children’s films, and youth performance, along with community choirs, schools, and dancing. International Chef of the Year 2019, Anna Haugh will be running food demos alongside the main stage and there will also be children’s workshops so come along and join in the fun.

If you can’t make it to Trafalgar Square listen along live on the day from 1pm with Barra and Cal, exclusively on Maritime Radio, 96.5FM and on your smart speaker. Or listen again on catch up player straight after the programme has been broadcast on maritimeradio.co.uk

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