Where: Belfast, Co’s Antrim and Down
When: All week surrounding St. Patrick's day
St. Paddy’s day in the US... well, it's just one day. For the real experience, you’re gonna need to head back to the old country. Belfast’s celebrations are especially lavish -- a week of parades, food markets, and culture festivals abound, celebrating all things Irish. If you’re interested in the actual history behind the holiday, you can take tours explaining the stories behind St. Patrick, which we're pretty sure seven people total in the United States probably know.
Don’t miss: There are free concerts and dances pretty much everywhere, and the whole city shuts down to throw this. Basically, don't miss coming to Belfast on St. Patrick's Day.