Parade 2023!

Leeds St Patrick's Day Parade will be back on Sunday 12 March 2023. We're looking forward to seeing everyone again!

The parade will begin at 11.00am from Millennium Square and travel through Leeds City Centre returning to the square at 12.00. Festivities will continue with a programme of live music and dance on Millennium Square until 4.00pm.

This year we are honoured to be joined by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Robert Gettings MBE JP and Lady Mayoress Councillor Lesley Gettings, Lord Jonathan Caine, Orla McBreen from the Embassy of Ireland. Leeds Rhino's Chief Executive Gary Hetherington, who will be cutting the ribbon to open the parade.

The parade will include colourful floats and walking displays from the Leeds Irish community including schools, sports groups and cultural organisations, we will also be joined by representation from the Leeds Ukrainian community. There will be music from the City of Leeds Pipe Band, Huddersfield Brass Band and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Pipe Band.

For the afternoon Millennium Square will be filled with music and dance, with performances from the musicians of Leeds Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, Helen Rowland Academy of Irish Dance, Joyce O'Donnells Dancers, Leeds University Union Dancers, the Leeds Irish Choir, Strangers in Trainers, and of course with Tommy K the DJ.

Come and join us on Millennium Square for a family day out where you can share a drink at the bar, catch up with friends and family, and enjoy some treats from the food stalls too.

Parade Route

As Cookridge Street is closed this year, the ribbon cutting will take place on Millennium Square. The flag bearers and walking displays will leave the Square via the route beside Nelson Mandela Gardens and Be At One. They will then head out onto Great George St, turning right into Albion Street and onto the Headrow. Floats will be begin from Great George Street and follow the walking section.