30 of the Best St Patrick’s Day Festivals – Around Ireland and the World

St. Patrick’s Day 2020

Go to mass, climb Croagh Patrick or wear green from head to toe. Pin a bunch of shamrock to your lapel, or wear a ‘Kiss me I’m Irish t-shirt’. Drink green stout, whiskey or a nice cup of tae. Sing an Irish ballad, or dance a reel. Be in a St Patrick’s Day Festival parade, watch it from the sidelines, or on ‘the T.V.’. Whichever way you celebrate St Patrick’s Day, make sure you give it a nod. Sure isn’t it only mighty to be Irish. And if you’re not Irish, then you’re sure to find a friendly one on St. Patrick’s Day – who is only too happy to tell you how great it is to be from this green isle!

30 of the Best St Patrick's Day Festivals - Around Ireland and the World - shamrocks

30 of the Best St Patrick’s Day Festivals Around Ireland and the World

The Best St Patrick’s Day Festivals in Ireland & Northern Ireland

  • Dublin
  • Cork
  • Galway
  • Limerick
  • Kilkenny
  • Carlow
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Armagh, Northern Ireland

1. Dublin

30 of the Best St Patrick's Day Festivals - Around Ireland and the World - Dublin

Festival: St Patrick’s Festival Dublin

Where: Various locations in Dublin City

When: March 13th – March 17th 2020

Parade: Tuesday March 17th at 12 noon.

Website: stpatricksfestival.ie


2. Cork

30 of the Best St Patrick's Day Festivals - Around Ireland and the World - Cork

Festival: Cork St Patrick’s Festival

Where: Various locations in Cork City

When: March 13th – March 17th 2020

Parade: Tuesday March 17th at 1pm

Website: corkcity.ie


3. Galway

30 of the Best St Patrick's Day Festivals - Around Ireland and the World - Galway

Festival: St Patrick’s Festival Galway

Where: Various locations in Galway City

When: March 14th – March 17th 2020

Parade: Tuesday March 17th at 11.30am

Website: galwaytourism.ie


4. Limerick

30 of the Best St Patrick's Day Festivals - Around Ireland and the World - Limerick

Festival: Limerick St. Patrick’s Festival

Where: Various locations in Galway City

When: March 14th – March 17th 2020

Parade: Tuesday March 17th at 12 noon.

Website: limerick.ie


5. Kilkenny

30 of the Best St Patrick's Day Festivals - Around Ireland and the World - Kilkenny

Festival: St. Patricks Festivities Kilkenny

Where: Various locations in Kilkenny

When: March 13th – March 17th 2020

Parade: Tuesday March 17th at 1.30pm

Website: stpatricksfestivalkilkenny.com


6. Carlow

30 of the Best St Patrick's Day Festivals - Around Ireland and the World - Carlow

Festival: Carlow St Patrick’s Festival

Where: Haymarket, Carlow Town

When: TBC for 2020

Parade: TBC

Website: facebook.com/stpatricksdayparadecarlow


7. Belfast, Northern Ireland

30 of the Best St Patrick's Day Festivals - Around Ireland and the World - Belfast

Parade: Belfast St. Patrick’s Day Carnival Parade & Concert

Where: Belfast City

When: March 17th 2020

Parade: Tuesday March 17th at 12.30pm

Website: visitbelfast.com


8. Armagh, Northern Ireland

30 of the Best St Patrick's Day Festivals - Around Ireland and the World - Armagh

Festival: Home of St. Patrick Festival

Where: Various Locations in Armagh

When: March 6th and March 17th 2020

Parade: 1.30pm Armagh City Centre TBC

Website: visitarmagh.com


The Best St Patrick’s Day Festivals in Europe

  • London, England
  • Munich, Germany
  • Paris, France
  • Poland
  • Cabo Roig, Spain
  • Spain
  • Lisbon & Cascais, Portugal
  • Oslo, Norway
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Moscow, Russia

9. London, United Kingdom

A Quick Guide to St Patrick's Day Festivals around Ireland and the World - St Patrick's Day in London

Festival: St Patrick’s Day Festival in Trafalgar Square

Where: Trafalgar Square

When: March 15th 2020

Parade: Sunday March 15th at 12 noon 2020

Website: london.gov.uk


10. Munich, Germany

A Quick Guide to St Patrick's Day Festivals around Ireland and the World - St Patrick's Day Festival Munich

Festival: St Patrick’s Day Festival Munich

Where: Odeonsplatz and Wittelsbacher Platz

When: March 14th to March 15th 2020

Parade: Sunday March 15th at 12 noon from Münchner Freiheit to Odeonsplatz

Website: stpatricksday.de


11. Paris, France

A Quick Guide to St Patrick's Day Festivals around Ireland and the World - St Patrick's Day Festival Paris

Festival: St Patrick’s Day Festival Paris

Where: Centre Culturel Irlandais

When: March 13th to March 17th 2020

Parade: Sunday March 15th at 1pm 

Website: centreculturelirlandais.com


12. Poland

A Quick Guide to St Patrick's Day Festivals around Ireland and the World - St Patrick's Festival Poland

Festival: St Patrick’s Festival Poland

Where: Various Cities Across Poland

When: March 2020 TBC

Website: dfa.ie


13. Cabo Roig, Spain

A Quick Guide to St Patrick's Day Festivals around Ireland and the World

Festival: St Patrick’s Day Festival Cabo Roig

Where: Cabo Roig, Alicante

When: March 17th 2020

Parade: Tuesday March 17th at 1pm

Website: facebook.com/StPatricks-Day-Parade-Cabo-Roig


14. Spain

A Quick Guide to St Patrick's Day Festivals around Ireland and the World - St Patrick's Day Spain

Celebrations: St Patrick’s Day

Where: Various Cities Across Spain from Alicante to Valencia

When: March 2020 TBC

Website: dfa.ie


15. Lisbon & Cascais, Portugal

30 of the Best St Patrick's Day Festivals - Around Ireland and the World - Portugal

Festival: St Patrick’s Festival Lisbon

Where: Cascais Rugby Stadium

When: March 2020 TBC

GAA & Celebrations: TBC

Website: gaa.pt


16. Oslo, Norway

30 of the Best St Patrick's Day Festivals - Around Ireland and the World - Oslo

Parade: St Patrick’s Day Parade Oslo

Where: Jernbanetorget

When: March 14th at 12 noon 2020

Website: irishsociety.no


17. Istanbul, Turkey

30 of the Best St Patrick's Day Festivals - Around Ireland and the World - Turkey

Celebration: St. Patrick’s Music Weekend at James Joyce

Where: James Joyce Pub

When: March 2020 TBC

Website: facebook.com/irishpubthejamesjoyce


18. Moscow, Russia

30 of the Best St Patrick's Day Festivals - Around Ireland and the World - Russia

Festival: ‘Irish Week’ Festival

Where: Various Locations in Moscow

When: March 11th to March 22nd 2020

Parade: TBC

Website: irishweek.ru


The Best St Patrick’s Day Festivals in Asia and Oceania

  • Singapore, Malaysia
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Mumbai, India
  • Dubai
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Aukland, New Zealand

Asia

19. Singapore

30 of the Best St Patrick's Day Festivals - Around Ireland and the World - Asia

Festival: St Patrick’s Day Street Festival Singapore

Where: Circular Road, Singapore

When: March 13th to March 15th 2020

Parade: TBC

Website: stpatsdaystreetfest.com.sg


20. Tokyo, Japan

30 of the Best St Patrick's Day Festivals - Around Ireland and the World - Luck of the Irish

Festival: I Love Ireland Festival

Where: Yoyogi Park

When: March 14th and March 15th 2020

Parade: TBC

Website: iloveirelandfes.com


21. Mumbai, India

A Quick Guide to St Patrick's Day Festivals around Ireland and the World - Mumbai, India

Events: The Gateway of India turns green and Irish pubs celebrate

Where: Various pubs and restaurants around the city of Mumbai

When: March 17th TBC

Website: freepressjournal.in


22. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

30 of the Best St Patrick's Day Festivals - Around Ireland and the World - Peace

Event: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Where: The Irish Village Dubai

When: March 2020 TBC

Website: theirishvillage.com


Oceania

23. Sydney, Australia

A Quick Guide to St Patrick's Day Festivals around Ireland and the World - Sydney St Patrick's Day in The Rocks

Festival: Sydney St Patrick’s Day in The Rocks

Where: Dawes Point Park

When: March 15th 2020

Parade: Tuesday 15th March at 11am at First Fleet Park

Website: sydneystpatricksday.com


24. Auckland, New Zealand

A Quick Guide to St Patrick's Day Festivals around Ireland and the World - St. Patrick's Festival Auckland

Festival: St. Patrick’s Festival Auckland

Where: Various Locations in Auckland

When: March 2020 TBC

Parade: TBC

Website: stpatrick.co.nz


The Best St Patrick’s Day Festivals in The Americas

  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Monsterrat, Caribbean
  • Savannah, Georgia
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • New York City
  • Boston

South America

25. Buenos Aires, Argentina

30 of the Best St Patrick's Day Festivals - Around Ireland and the World - Shamrocks

Celebrations: San Patricio – the largest St Patrick’s Day celebration in South America!

Where: 2019 – Plaza San Martin – Av. Santa Fe and Florida Street & Plaza Irlanda – Gaona Av. and Gral. Donato Alvarez for parades and street parties. Irish pubs for food, drink and music. 2020 TBC.

When: March 2020 TBC

Parade: March 17th TBC

Website: stpatricksday.com.ar


North America

26. Monsterrat, Caribbean

30 of the Best St Patrick's Day Festivals - Around Ireland and the World - Green Shamrocks

Festival: St. Patrick’s Festival Monsterrat “The Emerald Isle of the Caribbean”

Where: Various Locations on the island of Monsterrat

When: March 2020 TBC

Parade: St Patrick’s Day Parade & Slave Feast at 1pm in Heritage Village, Salem

Website: discovermni.com


27. Savannah, Georgia, USA

A Quick Guide to St Patrick's Day Festivals around Ireland and the World - Savannahs St Patricks Day Parade

Festival: Savannah St. Patrick’s Day – one of the largest in the world!

Where: Savannah city – celebrated at various locations.

When: March 17th 2020

Parade: March 17th at 10.15am on Gwinnett and Abercorn streets near Forsyth Park

Website: savannah.com


28. Chicago, Illinois, USA

A Quick Guide to St Patrick's Day Festivals around Ireland and the World - St Patrick's Day - Chicago River Dyeing

Celebrations: River Dyeing, Downtown Parade and Neighbourhood Celebrations

River Dyeing: March 14th 2020 at 9am 

Best views: East side of the bridge at Michigan Avenue. Upper and lower Wacker Drive between Columbus and Lake Shore Drive.

Downtown Parade: March 14th at 12 noon from Balbao and Columbus Drive

Neighbourhood Parades: March 14th – Southside Irish Parade, North Side Irish Parade

Website: chicagostpatricksdayparade.org and choosechicago.com


29. New York City, USA

A Quick Guide to St Patrick's Day Festivals around Ireland and the World - New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

Celebrations: NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade™ – the largest in the world!

Where: 5th Avenue between 44th Street and 79th Street 

When: March 17th 2020 from 11am to 5pm

Website: nycstpatricksparade.org

There are also numerous neighbourhood parties throughout the city

Website: eventbrite.com


30. City of Boston, Massachusetts, USA

30 of the Best St Patrick's Day Festivals - Around Ireland and the World - Boston

Celebrations: The Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Where: St. Patrick’s Day Parade starts on West Broadway.

When: Sunday March 15th 2020 at 1pm.

Website: southbostonparade.org


PIN IT:

*****

You can find The Life of Stuff on FacebookTwitter and Instagram

Follow her

Edwina O'Connor

Edwina is the Creator and Chief Editor of The Life of Stuff.

She's a mother, wife, dog and home owner - a travel writing, creative, design and imagery driven, art and music lovin', sustainable living, coffee (and sometimes whiskey) drinking Irish woman.
Edwina O'Connor
Follow her
No Comments Yet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.