St Patrick's Day

Thousands expected at St Patrick's Day parade

Thousands are expected to take part in the annual St Patrick's Day parade in Birmingham.

The event has in past years claimed to be the third biggest of its kind in the world, beaten only by ones in New York and Dublin.

St Patrick's Day parad

Organisers say they're expecting the biggest turnout yet for the main parade, on Sunday 17 March, with about 80,000 people expected to take part.

St Patrick's Day parade

Digbeth High Street and some surrounding roads will be closed for the parade which takes place between 12:00 and 14:00.

There will be route and stop changes from 06:00 until 17:00 for most bus services travelling to and from the area, said Network West Midlands.

Full event information can be found here.