St Patrick's Day 2020 in Nottingham

Old Market Square, Nottingham, NG1 2BY
St Patrick's Day 2020 in Nottingham


Tuesday 17 March 2020
Old Market Square 
FREE event


This event has been CANCELLED in light of advice received on the number of people expected to attend and the potential spread of coronavirus.


The 21st annual Nottingham St Patrick’s Day event returns to the city centre.

Celebrating the city and region’s vibrant Irish community and descendants, which this year is presented in conjunction with Cork city and county.

Head to Old Market Square to enjoy a range of Irish and Irish-inspired live music and culture on stage including the John McNicholl Band. Plus stalls and traditional food and drink in what is in what is now the largest St Paddy’s celebration staged in the East Midlands. And of course, Riverdance is in town at The Royal Concert Hall between Monday 16 and Wednesday 18 March.

The Council House will also be going green as part of worldwide 'global greening'.

Schedule of activities

9.30am             ​​Mass of St Patrick and blessing of Shamrock at Our Lady and St Patrick's Church (7, Robin Hood Way, Nottm)
11:30 - 11:50    St Patrick's 'Morning Disco'
11:50 - 12:45    John McNicholl and Band
13:00 - 13:20    Civic Reception and Grand Opening
13:20 - 13:40    Riverdance
13:40 - 14:00    Nottingham Irish Set Dancers
14:00 - 14:20    Comhaltas Ceoltόirí Éireann (Nottingham)
14:20 - 14:50    Brendan O'Brien
14:50 - 15:10    Caroline McManus Dancers
15:10 - 16:30    John McNicholl and Band

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