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 2019.

Here’s the programme for 2019:

Friday 15th March

1200 Hurling on the beach at Playa Grande.

Saturday 16th March

1700 Exhibition of dances and Irish music in Matagorda

Sunday 17th March

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

1300 Parade from the outskirts of the Tourist Office on Avenida de las Playas to Plaza del Varadero in Puerto del Carmen. (The old town harbour)

1300 Music and dancing in the Plaza del Varadero (the old town harbour)

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

Read more about Puerto del Carmen.