The St Patrick’s day celebrations in Lanzarote centre around Puerto del Carmen, where there is a large resident Irish population, as well as being the most popular resort for Irish visitors.

Of course, you don’t have to be Irish to join in the fun and sink a few pints of the black stuff!

The St Patrick’s Day Festival will be celebrated from the 15th to 17th March in 2020.

Here’s the programme for 2020:

St Patricks day

Sunday 15th March

1200 Hurling on the beach at Playa Grande.

Monday 16th March

1700 Exhibition of dances and Irish music at the tourist information office in Avenida de las Playas, Puerto del Carmen.

Tuesday 17th March

1100 Mass in the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes in Puerto del Carmen

1230 The square in the Varadero (old town harbour) opens

1330 to 2200 Live Music* and dancing in the Plaza del Varadero (the old town harbour)

1730 Parade from Avenida de las playas (on the corner of Calle Anzuelo) to the old town harbour

*Bands confirmed so far: Dessie Hynes, Conor Sloane, Jordan Kenneally, The Mad Yolks, Celtic Roots, Gayle O’Donovan & Theo, Mick Garry, Dave Johnny Grogan, The Electric Island Band, Ellen & Steve, The Roaring Donkeys.

Visitors and residents are encouraged to wear green / Irish themed hats & clothing and join in the fun. Free entry.

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