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

St Patrick’s Day Festivals around Ireland and the World

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 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!

Ireland & Northern Ireland

1. Dublin

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

Festival: St Patrick’s Festival Dublin

Where: Various locations in Dublin City

When: March 14th – March 18th

Parade: Sunday March 17th at 12 noon.

Website: stpatricksfestival.ie


2. Cork

A Quick Guide to St Patrick's Day Festivals around Ireland and the World - Cork St Patrick's FestivalFestival: Cork St Patrick’s Festival

Where: Various locations in Cork City

When: March 15th – March 18th

Parade: Sunday March 17th at 1pm

Website: corkcity.ie


3. Galway

A Quick Guide to St Patrick's Day Festivals around Ireland and the World - St Patrick's Festival GalwayFestival: St Patrick’s Festival Galway

Where: Various locations in Galway City

When: March 15th – March 18th

Parade: Sunday March 17th at 11.30am

Website: galwaytourism.ie


4. Limerick

A Quick Guide to St Patrick's Day Festivals around Ireland and the World - Limerick St Patricks FestivalFestival: Limerick St. Patrick’s Festival

Where: Various locations in Galway City

When: March 15th – March 18th

Parade: Sunday March 17th at 12 noon.

Website: limerick.ie


5. Kilkenny

A Quick Guide to St Patrick's Day Festivals around Ireland and the World - St Patricks Festivities KilkennyFestival: St. Patricks Festivities Kilkenny

Where: Various locations in Kilkenny

When: March 15th – March 18th

Parade: Sunday March 17th at 1.30pm

Website: stpatricksfestivalkilkenny.com


6. Carlow

A Quick Guide to St Patrick's Day Festivals around Ireland and the World - Carlow St. Patrick's FestivalFestival: Carlow St Patrick’s Festival

Where: Haymarket, Carlow Town

When: March 16th and March 17th

Parade: Sunday March 17th at 4pm

Website: facebook.com/stpatricksdayparadecarlow


7. Killarney

A Quick Guide to St Patrick's Day Festivals around Ireland and the World - St. Patrick's Festival KillarneyFestival: St. Patrick’s Festival Killarney

Where: Various Locations in Killarney

When: March 15th and March 18th

Parade: Sunday March 17th at 2pm

Website: facebook.com/St.PatricksKillarney


8. Belfast, Northern Ireland

A Quick Guide to St Patrick's Day Festivals around Ireland and the World - Belfast St Patrick's Day Carnival ParadeParade: Belfast St. Patrick’s Day Carnival Parade & Concert

Where: Belfast City

When: March 15th and March 18th

Parade: Sunday March 17th at 12.30pm

Website: belfastcity.gov.uk


9. Armagh, Northern Ireland

A Quick Guide to St Patrick's Day Festivals around Ireland and the World - Home of St. Patrick Festival ArmaghFestival: Home of St. Patrick Festival

Where: Various Locations in Armagh

When: March 8th and March 18th

Parade: Saturday March 16th at 1.30pm Armagh City Centre

Website: visitarmagh.com


Europe

10. London, United Kingdom

A Quick Guide to St Patrick's Day Festivals around Ireland and the World - St Patrick's Day in LondonFestival: St Patrick’s Day Festival in Trafalgar Square

Where: Trafalgar Square

When: March 17th

Parade: Sunday March 17th at 12 noon in Picadilly

Website: visitlondon.com


11. Munich, Germany

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

Where: Odeonsplatz and Wittelsbacher Platz

When: March 15th to March 17th

Parade: Sunday March 17th at 12 noon from Münchner Freiheit to Odeonsplatz

Website: stpatricksday.de


12. Paris, France

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

Where: Centre Culturel Irlandais

When: March 16th to March 18th

Parade: Sunday March 17th at 1pm

Website: centreculturelirlandais.com


13. Poland

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

Where: Various Cities Across Poland

When: March 8th to March 18th

Website: dfa.ie


14. Cabo Roig, Spain

A Quick Guide to St Patrick's Day Festivals around Ireland and the WorldFestival: St Patrick’s Day Festival Cabo Roig

Where: Cabo Roig, Alicante

When: March 16th and March 17th

Parade: Sunday March 17th at 2pm

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


15. Spain

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

Where: Various Cities Across Spain from Alicante to Valencia

When: March 8th to March 18th

Website: dfa.ie


16. Lisbon & Cascais, Portugal

A Quick Guide to St Patrick's Day Festivals around Ireland and the World - St Patrick's Festival Lisbon, PortugalFestival: St Patrick’s Festival Lisbon

Where: Cascais Rugby Stadium

When: March 17th

GAA & Celebrations: From 2pm

Website: gaa.pt


17. Oslo, Norway

A Quick Guide to St Patrick's Day Festivals around Ireland and the World - St Patrick's Day Parade OsloParade: St Patrick’s Day Parade Oslo

Where: Jernbanetorget

When: March 16th at 12 noon.

Parade Afterparty: Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Website: irishsociety.no


18. Istanbul, Turkey

A Quick Guide to St Patrick's Day Festivals around Ireland and the World - St. Patrick's Music Weekend at James JoyceCelebration: St. Patrick’s Music Weekend at James Joyce

Where: James Joyce Pub

When: March 15th to March 17th

Website: dailysabah.com


19. Moscow, Russia

A Quick Guide to St Patrick's Day Festivals around Ireland and the World - Irish Week, Moscow, RussiaFestival: ‘Irish Week’ Festival

Where: Various Locations in Moscow

When: March 13th to March 124th

Parade: March 16th at 12 noon in Sokolniki Park

Website: irishweek.ru


Asia

20. Singapore

A Quick Guide to St Patrick's Day Festivals around Ireland and the World - St Patrick's Day Street Festival SingaporeFestival: St Patrick’s Day Street Festival Singapore

Where: Circular Road, Singapore

When: March 15th to March 17th

Parade: March 17th at 2.30pm at Empress Lawn

Website: stpatsdaystreetfest.com.sg


21. Tokyo, Japan

Festival: I Love Ireland Festival

Where: Yoyogi Park

When: March 16th and March 17th

Parade: March 17th from 1pm – 3pm at Omotesando

Website: iloveirelandfes.com


22. 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

Website: freepressjournal.in


23. Dubai

Event: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Where: The Irish Village Dubai

When: March 15th to March 17th

Website: theirishvillage.com


Oceania

24. 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 17th

Parade: Sunday 17th March at 11am at First Fleet Park

Website: sydneystpatricksday.com


25. 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 9th – March 24th

Parade: March 17th from 12 noon to 1pm on Queen St.

Website: stpatrick.co.nz


South America

26. Buenos Aires, Argentina

A Quick Guide to St Patrick's Day Festivals around Ireland and the World - San Patricio Buenos Aires

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

Where: 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.

When: March 16th and March 17th

Parade: March 17th at 6pm at Arroyo and Suipacha. Plaza Irlanda Parade at 7pm.

Website: stpatricksday.com.ar


North America

27. Monsterrat, Caribbean

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

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

Where: Various Locations on the island of Monsterrat

When: March 8th to March 18th

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

Website: discovermni.com


28. Savannah, Georgia

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 16th and March 17th

Parade: March 16th at 10am on Gwinnett and Abercorn streets near Forsyth Park

Website: wsav.com and savannah.com


29. Chicago, Illinois

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 16th 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 16th at 12 noon from Balbao and Columbus Drive

Neighbourhood Parades: March 17th – Southside Irish Parade, North Side Irish Parade

Website: chicagostpatricksdayparade.org and choosechicago.com


30. New York City

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 16th from 11am to 5pm

Website: nycstpatricksparade.org

There are also numerous neighbourhood parties throughout the city

Website: eventbrite.com


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