Events 2018

Festival Events

St. Patrick’s Festival Parade

10:00 AM, Sat, 17 Mar

Venue: City Centre, starting at Parnell Square, Dublin 1

Ireland’s leading street theatre and pageant companies have responded artistically to the theme, Home is Where the Heart is.  Their magnificent creations and flamboyant performances inspired by all things home, will weave their way through the capital in spectacular fashion. 

Bands from far and wide will deliver dazzling rhythms and uplifting musical scores that will reverberate throughout the streets of Dublin for the magnificent procession.

Marvel at as the Festival parade swirls by in all its glory and cheer along with the hundreds of thousands of people who make the atmosphere at the Festival parade something special to remember.

Information on marching bands can be found here: BANDS 2018

Community Arts Project: City Fusion

City Fusion
the Festival’s in house Community Arts Project promotes integration, inclusion and celebrates diversity.

It is commissioned annually and engages with groups and communities from a variety of backgrounds. Participants work together alongside professional artists to create a large scale pageant and are immersed in the creative process. After learning skills in performance, street-theatre, dance and circus they perform in their City Fusion pageant on 17th March.

Cheer on the spectacular, energetic procession as it winds through the heart of Dublin City bursting with colour, whimsical theatrics and lively musical scores.

The Parade Route Map is available here.

See Dublin Bus St. Patrick’s Day Parade Temporary Termini here.
See list of road closures here.

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