It is estimated that three quarters of Liverpool’s population have Irish roots so it’s little wonder we go all out when it comes to St. Paddy’s Day. Nicknamed ‘the second capital of Ireland’ Liverpool has plenty of ways to celebrate the special day with a good old knees up! Make sure you keep your diaries free between 15th and 17th March for all the fun. 

So whether you’re visiting the city, a local scouser or originally from Ireland; Liverpool will be your Irish home from home for the weekend! Let’s get a round of Guinness in! 

The Baltic Market St. Patrick’s Day Festival

The Baltic Market are going all out again this year and are bringing a little bit of Ireland to Liverpool with a four day St Patrick’s Day Festival. Guinness will be taking over the bar and stocking up on as much of the black stuff as possible alongside Jamesons who will be hosting a pop-up Irish whiskey bar. The usual local food stalls will be serving up all the best grub and the Irish tunes will be playing, it’s the perfect reason to get practising your Irish jig. 

Entry to the festival will be free on Thursday and Friday but will be £3 on the door Saturday and Sunday. 

Camp and Furnace Paddy’s Day Weekender

Camp and furnace are going all out for Paddy’s day this year with a two day party. Head down to the furnace for a traditional Ulster Fry breakfast, watch all The Six Nations Rugby action in the afternoon or celebrate with a raging house party in the evening. Expect shamrocks, classics from the likes of The Pogues, Bewitched and The Corrs and a whole lot of Guinness. 

Entry for breakfast and the evening house party are ticketed so make sure you grab yours before they all go!

Baltic Social St Patrick's Day Bottomless Brunch 

The Baltic Social’s special St Patrick’s Day Bottomless Brunch is the perfect way to celebrate the special Irish day and when they say bottomless, they actually mean bottomless too! With unlimited prosecco or beer kicking off the day, there will be an Irish themed cold board followed by an unlimited Irish breakfast - think of all the sausages you could eat! This will sell out fast so make sure you book in quick. 

St. Patrick's Day Parade and Party 

It’s not a party without a parade is it? Join the celebrations and walk alongside the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade as the city celebrates its Irish connections. Joined by floats, lots of dancers and a full line up of performing musicians including the Liverpool Katumba Drummers and the Liverpool Irish Flute Band it will be a right knees up.

To continue the celebrations, head over to Grand Central Hall for the afterparty for a Guinness and a good old Irish jig. Tickets are £5 so make sure you grab yours quick. 

Watch The Six Nations Championship

If you're into the Rugby, or even if you’re not, head out to watch week 5 of the competition with a pint of Guinness! Check out McCooly’s or Shooters for some of the best seats in the city and cheer on your favourite team to win on the most Irish weekend of the year!

Grab a Guinness at a traditional Irish bar

Having such rich connections with Ireland means we have plenty of Irish bars to celebrate St. Patrick's day in! Irish bar or not though, everyone goes all out on this weekend, everywhere is green, the Guinness and Whiskey flows and everyone has a good old time! Check out traditional Irish pubs like Shenanigans, Flanagan’s Apple, Pogue Mahone’s, Molly Malone’s or Punch Tarmey’s for a drink and a jig.

Go to a Paddy’s Day Rave

If you fancy celebrating the big day until the early hours of the morning then there are plenty of Paddy’s Day raves going on all weekend to keep you dancing all night long! Head down to Hangar 34 for a Paddy’s Day Techno session, Constellations for some Irish raves, Arts Club for a LOST special or Brick Street for a Paddy’s Day party - let’s paint the town green!

Party with some pizza

Liverpool’s Crazy Pedro’s pizza parlour are going all out this Paddy’s Day with a day long party. Expect lots of pizza, Jameson and Ginger Pong, tonnes of Guinness and all the classic tunes.

@crazypedros Liverpool looking goooood 🍕

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However your spend St Patrick’s Day in Liverpool this year you will no doubt have a great time celebrating the patron saint of Ireland, we’ll see you at the bar!


This blog post has been written by Sophie Shields, Digitial Marketing Assistant for Marketing Liverpool.

Sophie is from Liverpool, loves all things music, particularly the local music scene and Liverpool FC. 


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