Due to the COVID-19 virus, many Saint Patrick’s day events and celebrations are cancelled for 2020.  Please ensure you check with event organisers before travelling.

However there are still plenty of ways to enjoy the Saint Patrick’s Day bank holiday.  Check out our events page to keep up to date with everything else going on in Northern Ireland.

St. Patrick's Day Celebrations at the Ulster American Folk Park

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with traditional music, dance and food for the whole family at Ulster American Folk Park and hear tales of how the immigrants who journeyed across the Atlantic brought their St Patrick’s Day traditions with them.

St. Patrick's Day Celebrations at Cultra


Step back in time and experience the very best of Irish traditions as the Ulster Folk Museum celebrate St Patrick’s Day with a unique mix of traditional music, dance, crafts and food.  

Saint Patrick's Trail

Follow the Saint Patrick’s Trail through a host of Christian sites at Bangor, the Ards Peninsula, Downpatrick, Newry and Armagh to uncover just how strong Northern Ireland’s links are with this patron saint.

The 92 mile linear driving route links 15 key sites, all identified as having some connection to his life, legacy or landscape.

Saint Patrick's Way

The Pilgrim’s Walk is a 132km (82 mile) trail beginning at the Navan Centre outside Armagh City, winding through beautiful landscapes and historic cities, to end at Saint Patrick’s final resting place at Down Cathedral in Downpatrick.

Pick up a Pilgrim’s Passport at any of the Visitor Information Centres in the area and stamp it at the 10 locations along the route as a souvenir of your journey. When you show your completed Passport at The Saint Patrick Centre in Downpatrick, you receive a Certificate of Achievement.

The Pilgrim’s Walk takes between 6 -10 days, depending on your pace.


Both international and local musical talent will be playing in traditional bars across the country over this time of festivity. Step into one of the many traditional bars across the country and join our locals for a real feel of Saint Patrick's Day musical merriment. (Check out our pubs and clubs page for more inspiration).