Questions relating to the Festival
Where is the actual Sydney St Patrick's Day festival held?
The festival will be held in First Fleet Park in The Rocks.
Who is the festival for?
Everyone’s welcome. The festival is a family fun day celebrating Irish culture and heritage but you don’t have to be Irish to attend or enjoy the festival.
Getting there? What is the best way to get to the festival?
Find out the best way to get to the Sydney St Patrick's Day festival here.
Can I bring my own alcohol into the festival?
There is no BYO alcohol allowed. There will be bag searches at the gate. The event is licensed and there is a bar on site.
What entertainment will there be for children?
- Free face painting
- Free Irish themed craft activities
- A Performance Tent showcasing throughout the day: Irish Dancing displays, interactive Irish Dancing lessons, Pipe Band performance, soulful Irish ballads.
- Irish Language sessions for children (open to registered children aged between 2 and 12 years old).
Can kids come into the licensed area?
Yes, if accompanied by a Parent/Guardian.
Where and when does the parade start?
10:30 am on Sunday 15th March at the corner of Hickson Road and George Street
Where is the best place to view the parade?
The opportune place to view the parade is on George Street in The Rocks. We advise arriving early as the viewing spots will be closed off when full.
How long will the parade last?
The parade will last approx. 45mins.
Who can take part in the parade?
The parade is open to all Organisations and we also have a dedicated section to Children. Check out the parade application form for more details.
How do I register my child to walk in the parade?
You can register your child by filling in the form here.