Sydney St Patrick's Day Festival
Sunday 21st March 2021 | The Rocks
The Sydney St Patrick’s Day Festival is returning to The Rocks for a family-friendly, free event on Sunday, March 21st 2021. Kicking off at 11am with a traditional smoking ceremony, festival goers can enjoy some toe-tapping live music from some of Sydney’s best-known Irish acts, world-class Irish dance performances, taste some of the best Irish food Sydney has to offer and feel a little closer to home on our National Day all while overlooking the iconic Sydney Opera House.
While we are thrilled to be one of the few cities in the world able to enjoy a St Patrick’s Day celebration, due to current restrictions, we are unable to hold a parade and the area in First Fleet Park is over 18 only and restricted on a first come basis. A Covid safe queueing system will be in operation.
We do, however, have a huge range of activities for the whole family to enjoy along Tallawolladah Lawn in front of the MCA and further along the Quay at Bligh & Barney Reserve. Clann, Cultur agus Damhsa is the order of the day at MCA with a pop up Gaeltacht, art & craft tent and Irish dance displays throughout the day. We are thrilled to be holding a citizenship ceremony on the day too. There’ll be giant Irish hats, Irish harps and green post boxes scattered around the lawn making for the perfect photo opportunity. Our Shamrock Wall will also be on display so be sure to check it out and find your name!
The Bligh & Barney Reserve will host GAA demonstrations throughout the day with some mini hurls on offer for your GAA fans. The whole area will be home to the very best of Irish food, craft and gift stalls.
After a challenging year, we look forward to welcoming you all to a Covid Safe 2021 Festival.