This year Dublin will hold the St. Patrick's Festival from March 12th - 17th. The celebrations will include theatre, Ceili, exhibitions and talks, music and fun events for the whole family including a parade and a spectacular fireworks display. For more information check out http://www.stpatricksfestival.ie/cms/home.html
There will be a nine day program of events, this year from Monday March 9th to Tuesday March 17th culminating in a brilliant display of sound and color as the St. Patrick’s Cross-Community Carnival Parade makes its way through the streets of Downpatrick.
Events throughout the festival will offer opportunities to learn more about the history of St. Patrick, celebrate his life, explore the fabulous County Down countryside, and enjoy a range of concerts, exhibitions, sporting and family events. With almost 50 events to choose from, the St .Patrick’s Festival has something for everyone! http://www.st-patricksdayfestival.com/index.php
The parade starts at 44th Street at 11 am on March 17th. The parade marches up Fifth Avenue past St. Patrick's Cathedral at 50th Street all the way up past the American Irish Historical Society at 83rd and the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 83rd Street to 86th Street, where the parade finishes around 4:30 - 5:00 pm
Chicago River will begin to be dyed green at 10.45 on Saturday March 14th. The parade starts at 12 noon on March 14th at Balbo and Columbus. The parade will then proceed north on Columbus Drive and the viewing stand will be located in front of Buckingham Fountain.
In honor of St. Patrick's dedication to Christianity, the day will start with the celebration of Mass at the beautiful Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. The Parade will then begin at 10:15 am.
The parade will be start at 12.30 on Saturday, March 14th. The St. Patrick's Day Parade Grand Marshal and the Honorary Parade Grand Marshals lead Seattle's 38th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade up 4th Avenue. The Parade travels north from Jefferson, and after passing the reviewing stand at Westlake, goes via the Monorail to the Seattle Center for closing ceremonies in Center House at 2:00 PM
On March 15th, London will show its green side with the St. Patrick's Day Festival held in Trafalgar Square. A free family day out to experience all things Irish - food, dance, crafts, culture and music. There will also be the St. Patrick's Day parade which will begin at 12 noon and will follow the route down Piccadilly on to Regent Street by Trafalgar Square and dispersing in Whitehall Place. For more information check out http://www.london.gov.uk/stpatricksday/
Manchester will celebrate its fourteenth Irish festival with a two week extravaganza featuring two hundred events, staged at thirty two different venues throughout Greater Manchester. It is held from Friday, March 6th to Saturday March 21st. The festival will include the award winning 'Young, Gifted & Green' show at the Gorton Monastery, the annual St. Patrick’s festival parade, as well as the appearance of Irish stars such as Declan Nearney, Riverdance and Ed Byrne.
The St. Patrick's Day Festival in Birmingham will kick off on Friday, March 13th and will include a spectacular parade, live performaces and the fantastic Emerald Village at The Custard Factory: a dynamic family friendly area with a village fete atmosphere. There will be a rolling program of entertainment throughout the day for those of all ages, while there are a number of bars for the adults. http://stpatricksbirmingham.blogspot.com/
The parade will start at 12 noon at Fort and Ste Catherine Streets. The citizens of Montreal and visitors are invited to enjoy this celebration of St. Patrick, the Irish community and the welcoming of Spring. This giant replica of St. Patrick at the onset of the parade lets everyone know that the celebration has begun and the Grand Marshal who leads the three hour presentation of floats, bands, community and cultural groups follow him. http://www.montrealirishparade.com/
The Toronto St. Patrick's Day Parade begins at noon, on March 15th, with the procession starting from Bloor and St. George. The Parade will continue along Bloor Street down Yonge and finishes on Queen Street at Nathan Philips Square.
To check events and parades happening in your area take a wee peek at http://www.st-patricks-day.com/st_patricks_day_parades_home.asp