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Our pick of the best St Patrick’s Day events this weekend


Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style with our pick of the best events from across the North East and Yorkshire this weekend

Jameson Irish Whiskey at STACK
Free entry, 12pm-midnight 16th March

From midday on Saturday, Jameson Irish Whiskey will be hosting a greatly anticipated St. Patrick’s Day celebration at STACK, Newcastle. Enjoy delicious gourmet street food from Texas Smokers, Stixs, Sushi Me Rollin’ and Boojie Burger, and play your favourite retro arcade games to win a whole host of prizes. Soak up the fun-filled atmosphere and celebrate St Paddy’s in the heart of the city. With free entry, and a complementary drink for the first 500 people through the door, head down early to avoid missing out.
Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6QE

Witham Hall’s St. Patrick’s Day
£5 per adult ticket, 1:30pm-6pm 17th March

Head to Witham Hall in Barnard Castle to enjoy a fun-filled day, packed with Irish music, dancing and singing. Bringing their Irish flair to the party, brilliant folk bands High Force and Teesdale Folk will join the talented Tierney School of Irish Dance to put on a show-stopping performance. Jump up and join in the jig with a rousing Ceilidh and sing-along. Traditional Irish food will be served at the on-site café with a glass of Guinness – the natural drink of choice.
3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LY

St. Patrick’s Raceday
£16 advance ticket (Grandstand and Paddock admission) £20 on the door, 12:30pm 16th March
Have a flutter on the horses this St. Patrick’s Day and you might just have some four-leaf clover luck on your side. Spend your Saturday afternoon watching jump racing and take part in a whole host of fun-filled Irish festivities. Worried about missing out on the rugby? Fear not – the Six Nations tournament will be shown live on screens around the racecourse. 
Newcastle Racecourse, High Gosforth Park NE3 5HP

Leeds St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Free entry, from 10:30am 17th March 

Join the St. Patrick’s Day parade through Leeds as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. This popular parade will be followed by a full day of great entertainment in Leeds’ Millennium Square – from live Irish music and spectacular dance performances, to food and drink stalls for all the family to enjoy.
Millenium Square, Calverley Street LS1 1UR

Eric’s Restaurant St Patrick’s Day Brunch
£18 per person for three courses, 11am-2pm 16th March

Enjoy a delicious brunch at Eric’s restaurant in Huddersfield to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day. Using fresh, seasonal ingredients, the three-course menu boasts of a whole host of delicious dishes. Indulge in the French toast with chocolate, toasted hazelnut and strawberries to start, followed by Eric’s popular eggs Benedict classic, served with parma ham and spinach on organic sourdough bread. If you’ve got any room left at all, be sure to try the lemon drizzle and white chocolate sponge, topped with lashings of vanilla sauce and tongue-tingling ginger crunch ice cream. Why not treat yourself and make an early toast to St. Patrick with one of Eric’s refreshing brunch cocktails?
73-75 Lidget Street, Lindley HD3 3JP

St Patrick’s Day Party
£25 per person, 8pm-midnight 16th March

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a fun-filled evening at the Cave Castle Hotel & Country Club. Dance the night away as this idyllic setting is given a full dose of Irish cheer by the live Ceilidh band. Refuel with the Castle’s delicious selection of food, accompanied by a refreshing pint. Why not make the most of this fantastic event and book an overnight package to stay in one of the hotel’s bedrooms.
Church Hill, South Cave, Brough HU15 2EU

Published in: March 2019

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