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Sunday 19th March, 9.30am

The parade will begin at the top of Argyle Street (near The Garrison Church).

Come to The Rocks on Sunday 19th March to celebrate all things Irish at the globally renowned Sydney St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival. This family-friendly, free event will see a welcome return of the much-loved parade, plenty of toe-tapping live music, world-class Irish dancing, Irish language lessons, crafts, face-painting, bars, food stalls and much more as we raise a glass to the Irish patron Saint. 

Pipe bands, stilt walkers, Irish dancers and children’s characters will be amongst the 1,000 marchers from more than 50 groups taking part in the parade.

Kicking off at 9.30am, the parade will begin at the top of Argyle Street (near The Garrison Church), making its way down and around onto George St. and ending in First Fleet Park to open the day’s festivities. The best viewing spot for the parade is Argyle Street. 

The festival itself begins at 11am with the Main Stage area in First Fleet Park, Family Area & Irish Markets on Customs House Square and Irish Sessions on Bligh & Barney Reserve.

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