St Patrick’s Day parade 2018

The annual St Patrick’s Day parade and festival is set to return on Sunday 11th March 2018 in Digbeth.

Approximately 200,000 people are expected to watch and take part in one of the largest celebrations of Irish culture in the world with the parade being the main highlight.

The parade will start at 12pm on Camp Hill and proceed down Deritend, Digbeth, Moat Lane and back, finishing at approximately 2:30pm.

To facilitate the parade, there will be a large number of road closures in place with the entire parade route and surrounding roads closed between 6:30am and 4:30pm.

There will also be a number of local road closures within the Digbeth area, these roads will be closed between 6:30am and 9pm.

As well as the parade, there will be a wide variety of entertainment on offer after the parade is finished including live music on the Zellig car park (Custard Factory) running between 2pm and 7pm.

The ‘Emerald Mile’ – a small family fun run will also take place earlier in the day as part of the festivities – this run will take place entirely within the existing road closures and will have no additional impact on the surrounding area.

In preparation of the planned rail maintenance works on the day of the parade, there will be a number of rail replacement bus services operating.

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