The St Patrick’s Day parade may be cancelled in Birmingham - but that won’t be stopping the celebrations
Birmingham is renowned for its welcoming St Patrick’s Day celebrations with its world famous parade attracting more than 80,000 visitors in years gone by.
And while it won’t be taking place this year - that won’t be stopping the craic in and around the Irish Quarter in Digbeth.
A host of pubs are planning some mighty St Patrick’s Parade Day parties on the Sunday before March 17, the traditional date for the parade.
The parties are featuring DJ set from Brit Award winners Fontaine’s DC, live music and much more
And the green, white and gold shenanigans doesn’t stop there - as there is a host of Irish celebrations throughout the week and over Paddy’s weekend itself.
The future of the parade is now in the hands of Birmingham Irish Association who previously told BirminghamWorld that it is ‘in review’ - so may be it’ll be back next year.
In the meantime, read on to find out how you can raise a glass to St Patrick for 2023!
1. The Old Crown in Digbeth hosting a St Patrick’s Day Party with Fontaine’s DC DJ set
It’s been at the heart of the Irish Quarter for years and The Old Crown has got a host of events on for St Patrick’s 2023. Following the Parade Day Party, where two members of Fontaine’s DC will be DJ-ing at the bar, there are events throughout the week, including a visit from Villa legend and Irish football star Paul McGrath. Check out their website for all the details
2. Norton’s, Meriden Street, Digbeth
Norton’s has got an ‘all day-er’ St Patrick’s Parade Day Party with a host of live music from some of Birmingham’s best Irish bands including All Folk’d Up, The Father Teds Lampa and more. It’s the start of 10 days of celebrations from the renowned Irish bar - including a mass with Fr Gerard Kelly and Our Lady’s School Choir on the morning of March 17. See the website for tickets and more details
3. Hennessey’s, Allison Street, Digbeth
Long-time Irish bar favourite, Hennessey’s is joiing in the parade day party fun with live music all day long, including Ash Sheehan, On The Sesh and Bang on the Ear. But if you’re busy on Sunday March 12, don’t worry, because there’s Irish celebrations all week long - including three days of Cheltenham Races - you can book at table in the garden, main bar, balcony or basement - will the luck of the Irish be with you? See their website for more details
4. The Night Owl St Patrick’s Parade Day Party
Everyone’s favourite Soul & Retro club is back for more St Patrick’s Day celebrations. On Sunday 12th March you can enjoy The Mighty Craic: Free St Patrick’s Fringe Festival Party with live music from Ash Sheehan and Sammy & Pete Rogers. Plus DJ Liam McKeown will be on the decks playing indie, mod, Night Owl party tunes & a few Irish favs!