St Patricks Day 2019

London St. Patrick's Day Festival 2019

Trafalgar Square, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN, United Kingdom

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!

Friday 15 March

Irish Film Festival London

Film Screening: Irish Short Films Programme 1
Time: 6.30pm
Location: Regent Street Cinema, 307 Regent St, Marylebone, London W1B 2HW

Kick starting the London St Patrick's Day festival, the Regent Street Cinema will be showcasing a selection of the finest new Irish short films. This year's theme is Diversity and Inclusion, inspired by the #LondonisOpen campaign. 

Irish Walking Tours London wide  

Specially commissioned Irish walking tours, leading an exploration into the heart of Irish London, led by a London Blue Badge Tourist Guide focusing on the lives of Irish women in London.

Saturday 16 March

Irish Film Festival

Film Screening: Zoo 
Time: 2pm
Location: Regent Street Cinema, 307 Regent St, Marylebone, London W1B 2HW

Dir: Colin McIvor | PG | Family/History/War | Ire/UK | 97mins
Staring: Dame Penelope Wilton, Art Parkinson, Toby Jones, Ian O'Reilly, Ian McElhinney, Amy Huberman, and Damian O'Hare.

Young Tom and his misfit friends fight to save 'Buster' the baby elephant during the German air raid bombings of Belfast in 1941. Based on a true story.

Time: 3.45pm

Inter-generational puppet creatures craft workshop with Kabutar Arts. Based on the characters from the film Zoo, we invite families to come together to create their own 3D animals from everyday objects! 

Film Screening: The Man Who Wanted to Fly 
Time: 7pm

Dir: Frank Shouldice | Ireland/ UK |Documentary | 2018 | 82mins | PG

Capturing the wonder of one man’s dreams, The Man Who Wanted To Fly tells the irresistible story of 80-something bachelor farmer Bobby Coote. He is determined to take flight. Even if it’s the last thing he does…

Camden Market Music Trail

Time: 1pm - 7pm
Location: Camden Market
​​​​​​​Entry: Free

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?

Sunday 17 March

Irish Film Festival

Festival Closing Night
Time: 6.30pm
Location: Regent Street Cinema, 307 Regent St, Marylebone, London W1B 2HW

Join Irish Film London for a night of Irish film to close this year's St. Patrick's Day Festival.

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St. Patrick's Day Parade

Time: 12pm
Location: Green Park to Trafalgar Square
Entry: Free

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. 

St. Patrick's Day Festival

Time: 12pm - 6pm​​​​​​​
Location: Trafalgar Square
​​​​​​​Entry: Free

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.

Become a sponsor

Why not become part of the most exciting celebration of Irish culture, music and food in London by joining us as a sponsor?

We can create packages bespoke for your brand objectives. For more information, please contact Nikki Soin

Media accreditation and enquiries

Media accreditation

Photographers, broadcasters and ‎members of the media looking to cover this event must have ‎official accreditation from the Mayor of London's Press Office.

Please complete the accreditation form by Monday 11 March for your accreditation request to be considered. Please note that you must be able to provide an official NUJ ID or equivalent.

Media enquiries

For any other media enquiries, please email [email protected].

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