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St. Patrick's Day 2024 in Berlin

The bars and pubs of Berlin celebrate the Irish holiday with much enthusiasm

Dates: March 17, 2024

If you happen to be in Berlin on St. Patrick's Day, you won't be disappointed. The Irish National Holiday is celebrated in Irish pubs all over Berlin, and there is even a St. Patrick's Day Parade. In the pubs and bars of the city, there's plenty of Irish live music and the national drink of Ireland—Guinness beer.

Every March 17th, the former Berlin broadcasting tower–Funkturm–lights up in green color. The 126-meter (over 400 ft) high tower, located in Charlottenburg, also has an observation deck, open for tourists on St.Patrick's Day.

St. Patrick's Day Festival Berlin (March 17, 2024)

Kreuzberg hosts the annual St. Patrick's Day Festival and Parade, which was started by a small group of Ireland fans and Irish expats in 2011. The first parade took place around Görlitzer Park. But, since then it has turned into quite a procession. About 5,000 people march through the streets of Berlin dressed in green, accompanied by bagpipes and other Irish music. The parade ends with a large outdoor free concert. The St.Patrick's Festival in Kreuzberg also features film screenings, performances, sports events, whiskey tastings, workshops, traditional Irish dances, and literary readings.

The Irish Spring Folk Music Festival (February 23-March 24, 2024)

Beyond the traditional Irish events in Berlin, be sure to attend the Irish Spring Music Festival–a one-off celebration of Irish folk culture. The event features traditional Irish songs, dances, and a lot of cuisine (both meals and drinks). The fest lasts a whole month, leaving you just enough time to relish the Irish splendor. Ticket prices kick off at €24.

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