Creative Floats Parade Through Belfast for St Patrick's Day

Crowds gathered along the streets of Belfast, Northern Ireland, for the city’s St Patrick’s Day parade on Friday, March 17.

This year’s parade, created by community-focused arts collective Beat Carnival, featured parade floats of a giant wolfhound, an ancient horns and harp, as well as a “punk choir,” local media reported.

The parade focused on Ireland and Belfast’s rich and diverse musical traditions, inspired by Belfast’s designation as a UNESCO City of Music, in November 2021, the report said.

Footage captured by Maddi Byrne shows a variety of creative floats going through Belfast city center on Friday afternoon.

Other parades were held in towns and cities across Northern Ireland including Armagh, Derry, and Newry. Credit: Maddi Byrne via Storyful