Birmingham’s St Patricks Parade is the largest in the UK and this year it takes place on the day itself. It was originally started by the community to reinforce their identity.
The parade returned to its original route through Digbeth in 1996 and has grown year on year with an estimated 85,000 people turning up to watch last year.
The festivities begins at midday with the release of 1,000 green balloons before the parade gets underway.
The parade will make its way along Digbeth High Street as far as the Bullring, then turning back past The Dubliner, The Irish Centre and The Spotted Dog to the finish line.
Spectators will be treated to marching bands and decorated floats amongst other attractions such as classic cars.
The parade which is organised in partnership with Birmingham City Council and St Patrick's Fesitval Committee will finish at 6.00pm.
Pubs will be closing between 4.00pm and 6.00pm in agreement with police. More information can be found here.
Road access in the area will be restricted, road closures are as follows:
** 6am to 4.30pm**
Upper Dean Street - Pershore Street - Moat Lane
Bradford Street - Barford Street
Rea Street - Bradford Street
Alcester Road, Moseley Road - Cheapside
Broom Street - Ravenhurst Street
Camp Hill - Camphill Circus
Bradford Street - Camp Hill
Camp Hill - Old Camp Hill
Clyde Street - Digbeth High Street
Coventry Road, Upper Trinity Street - Bedford Street
Adderley Street, Heath Mill Lane - Upper Trinity Street
Gibb Street - Digbeth
Floodgate Street, Milk Street - Moore’s Row
Oxford Street, Allison Street, Meridan Street - Coventry Street
Digbeth - across from the Bull Ring car park
Park Street - Moor Street
Floodgate Street - Digbeth
6am to 6pm
Bradford Street - Rea Street
Bradford Street, Green Street - Alcester Street
Birchall Street, Lombard Street - Moseley Street
Chapel House Lane, Stone Yard - Digbeth