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St Patricks Day Festival Birmingham 2016


March 13, 2016
12:00 pmto2:00 pm

This years St Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Sunday 13th March 2016 and will be the main feature of celebrations enjoyed by the city’s strong Irish community.



Everyone loves a parade – but especially the Irish. Birmingham’s St Patrick’s Parade goes back to 1952 and was the first in Britain. It was originally started by the community to reinforce their identity and ensure their strong links with the home country. The parade has taken place in Digbeth since 1996 and has since grown enormously in stature.


There is currently no designated disabled viewing area, though we are looking into this with the council.  As a failsafe, the further up Digbeth High St you go towards Camp Hill, the more room there is – though remember to check on parking options well in advance.


Parade Day can get hectic for drivers so be careful where you park. Wheel clampers operate on private land around Digbeth and many sites are prohibited from parking. Look out for signs warning of wheel clamping and vehicle towing, they may be high up or obscured. There’s no such thing as a free parking space in the City Centre.

If you are going to park in a private Pay & Display car park, make sure you:
- Pay for sufficient time to cover your visit.
- Display your ticket clearly in your windscreen, the correct way up, so that it can be read.
- Park within the marked bay.
- Do not park in spaces marked as ‘Reserved’.
- Do not park in spaces designated for the disabled, unless you have a valid blue badge clearly on display.
- Check the terms and conditions carefully on the signs.

Everyone is invited to join in the fun and celebrate. Please note there will be traffic diversions in place  some highlighted above for further details and information visit:


Birmingham Resilience Team will also be attending and providing advice and information on being more prepared for emergencies as well as signing up to Birmingham Community Alert.








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