Sydney St Patrick's Day Parade and Festival in The Rocks
Enjoy Irish craic at The Sydney St Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival 2023 in First Fleet Park, The Rocks, and Circular Quay from Thursday 16th March - Sunday 19th March.
Kicking off on Thursday the Irish Film Festival will run until Saturday Night with two movies every night.
Join us for Saturday Night with Sásta in First Fleet Park from 6pm!
The main festival will kick off on Sunday.
The parade starts at 9.30am followed by the festival at 11am FREE event.
Kids are welcome in all areas!
The parade with over 1,000 marchers from over 50 groups
Meet Paw Patrol & Sesame Street characters
Art & Craft
Australian citizenship ceremony
Food stalls and bars
Irish language & music lessons
A tin-whistle lesson
An art exhibition highlighting key events pertaining to Ireland's membership of the EU.
Kicking off at 9.30am, the parade will begin at Argyle and Lower Fort St. making its way down George St. and ending on MCA Lawn before the Opening Ceremony with traditional
Smoking Ceremony commences at 10.45 am.
The festival has expanded to 4 key areas this year: First Fleet Park, Custom’s House Square, Bligh & Barney Reserve and the MCA Lawn. (Children are welcome in ALL areas)
Find out more about all areas below: