This March 17th, why not paint the town green and celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Belfast’s Linen Quarter. Fast becoming one of the city’s most vibrant and must visit areas, the district is home to some of the best Irish food, music venues, pubs and nightlife – just a stone’s throw away from Belfast City Hall.
Here’s five ways to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Linen Quarter.
Féile Trad at The Points
Traditional music is the celebration of sound and storytelling, and Linen Quarter is home to a rich music scene which embodies the spirit of Belfast. Visit the Points in the heart of the Dublin Road on March 17th and enjoy a full day of singing, dancing and great craic!
Family Fun at FLAXX
FLAXX on Brunswick Street is one of Linen Quarter’s newest social spaces – a outdoor hub with seating, performance area and stage, back open just in time for St Patrick’s Day. FLAXX has something for all the family with live music on the day, a BBQ and games area.
Voices of Belfast – St Patrick’s Day Parade
Kicking off at 1.30pm, the annual St Patrick’s Day parade is due to be a colourful display of costumes and musical performances. Why not take in the views from Linen Quarter on Donegal Street South or escape the crowds in the city’s tallest cocktail bar, the Grand Central Observatory.
Raise a Pint at Fibber Magee’s
Based in Robinsons, one of Belfast’s longest running bars, Fibber Magee’s is steeped in Irish tradition and a renowned spot for live music. Pull up a stool on the bank holiday, enjoy a creamy pint of stout and one of their famous Steak and Guinness pies.
Street Food at Trademarket
Bored of Irish stew? In the centre of Linen Quarter you’ll find Trademarket, home to a vast range of tasty street food from around the world, cocktail creations and independent retailers. Just a five-minute walk from City Hall, it’s a hidden gem you’ll definitely want to experience.