St Patrick’s Festival in Dublin
Celebrating St Patrick’s Day in Dublin is like going to Mardi Gras in New Orleans or Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience! The city thrums with energy, celebration and events that range from artistic to eccentric.
Across the four days of the festival, you can soak up the joyous atmosphere at music gigs, walking tours, food fairs, art exhibitions and 6 large-scale pageants. Of course, the undoubted highlight is the parade on 17 March – an explosion of colour, creativity and thrilling street performances, including marching bands, dancers and more.
It’s a party!
This year, the St Patrick’s Festival is planning a spectacular return to Dublin’s streets. Head to the city’s Festival Quarter for culture, talks, music, art, circus theatre and cabaret. Explore the Irish Food and Craft Village and sample the best of Ireland’s food, drink and crafts.
One of the world’s biggest street spectaculars!St Patrick’s Festival
Performers in the St Patrick's Day parade
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