Thousands Attend Music-Themed St Patrick's Day Parade in Belfast

Crowds gathered along the streets of Belfast, Northern Ireland, for the city’s St Patrick’s Day parade on Friday, March 17.

According to local reports, the theme for this year’s event, which was created by community-focused arts collective Beat Carnival, was “voices of Belfast” and was billed as a “celebration of Belfast’s music heritage from pop to punk and traditional to disco,” the report said.

Footage captured by Gloria Perez shows a wolfhound float and a rave scene going through Belfast city center on Friday afternoon.

Other parades were held in towns and cities across Northern Ireland including Armagh, Derry, and Newry. Credit: Gloria Perez via Storyful