March is a busy month. We hope you’re ready. Especially for St Patrick’s Day!
You don’t have to be Irish or go to Ireland to enjoy the celebrations on March 17th 2018.
(Luckily – for those of us who don’t have a bank holiday day off for St Patrick’s Day – it is a Saturday this year!)
There are plenty of places that join in the festivities:
London: St Patrick’s Day Festival
Now in it’s sixteenth year, see floats travel from Piccadilly to Trafalgar Square accompanied by traditional musicians and Irish dancers. Once you’re reached the end, enjoy the food market and tea tent with a host of Irish bands and a few pints of Guinness. Take the whole family to the Family Zone in Pall Mall for games, stories and bubble shows.
London: Irish Filn Festival
Once again you can celebrate Irish Film and Animation at various city locations this March from London Film School in Covent Garden, to the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square. With various free screenings, workshops and Q&As with directors and actors, St Patrick’s Weekend is filled with various film events for you and the family. Make sure to check out the ratings of screenings beforehand as some are rated 15. For family films, check the Prince Charles Cinema for their premiere screenings on Friday 16th March for times and tickets.
Manchester: St Patrick’s Day Parade
Known as the UK’s biggest St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Manchester’s parade starts at noon on Sunday 18th March. Take the family out to enjoy more than 70 floats, live bands and marching groups near the Irish Wold Heritage Centre; where you can also experience other events from music, to theatre and film.
York: St Patrick’s Day Parade
For those further north, York city are hosting a parade with over 100 different entries expected to take part. Taking place on Saturday 17th, the event begins at 1pm.
Dublin: St Patrick’s Day Festival
Usually lasting for 4-5 days, the festival at the heart of it all in Dublin with floats, musicians and performers.
Arranging an event for St Patrick’s Day?
A day excused to grab a drink, St Patrick’s Day is a favourite for businesses, event organisers and event companies. From bars and pubs to grand parades, crowds from all over come together to drink, dance, laugh and party the day away. What began as a single day event has grown with enormous popularity into an event which can last up to 4-5 days depending on when the main day (17th March) falls on.
Planning a Large Event?
Entry wristbands for large events can be three types of wristbands depending on the purpose of the wristband, the longevity of the event and the design of your wristband.
Popular with resorts, these wristbands can be used for single-day events and will fit all ages. Paper-like and weightless, it can surprise how tough these wristbands are. Secured by a self-adhesive fastening and unable to remove without obvious tampering, the Tyvek wristband is a cheap and secure favourite among hotels, resorts and adventure parks.
Secure and durable for several days, these wristbands are water resistant and require scissors to dislodge. Available in wide-face and straight shapes, these wristbands slip around the wrist comfortably and are lightweight. Printed or plain, these bands come in a variety of colours, including holographic green.
Excellent for free drink promotions. Keep an eye on consumers in a safe and assured method with tabbed wristbands. The tabs limit how many free drinks a customer can order and with a secure wristband, staff will be aware of who has purchased the free drink wristband and how many drinks they have left. Can be used as a VIP package, these wristbands are straight, secure vinyl and can be printed on with your event details.
Planning a Smaller Event?
Personal or small group events are extremely popular for St Patrick’s Day. Especially Pub Crawls.
Most Pub Crawls are arranged by a small organisation or by a group of friends. With St Patrick’s Day it’d be a wasted opportunity not to arrange a pub crawl. Silicone bands are a favourite among pub crawlers as it is a wristband that does not need fastening and is used as a statement or accessory wristband. The band is relaxed around the wrist, durable and water resistant. It can also be kept after the event as a keepsake of the night out.
Events coming up:
We’ve been uploading event posts for the entirety of February in order to keep you up-to-date on all the latest news and wristband products. Next month we will be focusing on the wedding circuit; Easter and family events, festivals, and all event news will be uploaded to our blog.