Get Involved

Do you want to be part of one of the world's biggest outdoor festivals? 

Step right up! 

There are many ways that Irish and international individuals, communities, businesses and brands can connect with St. Patrick's Festival. Ireland's national arts, culture and heritage festival is centred around St. Patrick's Day, which is celebrated annually on March 17 by more than 80 million people across the world.  

St. Patrick's Festival celebrates both old Ireland and modern Ireland. Our Festival is diverse, inclusive, innovative and smashes Irish stereotypes. We are equally proud of our ancient traditions and our contemporary culture and that is the message that we wish to share with the world. 


St. Patrick's Festival would not be possible without the thousands of incredible volunteers who join our Festival family to help us bring our events life. 

Volunteering at St. Patrick's Festival is a wonderful experience, the chance to be part of the team who deliver of one of the biggest outdoor festivals in the world. We are a close knit crew who value, respect and appreciate each and every member. 

If you would like to work professionally in events and festivals, there is no better learning adventure than St. Patrick's Festival. You'll get to experience Festival life from the other side of the barriers and learn from some of Ireland's most respected live events professionals.  

It's also lots of fun and you will meet a wonderful collection of people from across the world, make lifelong friendships and bank memories that will last forever.  

There are a range of  volunteer roles available for St. Patrick's Festival 2023, which are outlined in the document here.

If you're interested, please see the form below:

Volunteers Application Form

Please note, you must be over 18 years of age to volunteer at the Festival. 

If you are applying from outside Ireland and need a visa to travel here, you'll need to arrange this by yourself before applying. Unfortunately, we are not in a position to issue any documents in this regard.

Work with St. Patrick's Festival! 

St. Patrick's Festival is an inclusive, equal opportunities employer.  

The Festival aims to represent every Irish person, no matter what your background, race, gender identity, creed, no matter how you look or sound - if you're interested in us, we're interested in you. 

There are currently no live vacancies, but if you are interested in being considered for roles that might arise as we prepare for next year's Festival please send an email to outlining your areas of interest and expertise.


The hugely popular Festival Quarter returns to the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barrakcs as part of Ireland's largest festival, St. Patrick's Festival from 16 - 18 March 2023!

The grounds of one of Ireland’s most spectacular and historic heritage sites in the heart of Dublin will feature Tent Mór and Tent Beag, a 3,000 capacity outdoor Main Stage, Story Yurt, performance spaces, relaxation areas, a mini-funfair and the Irish Food & Craft Village.

Applications are now closed


Every year, we welcome Marching Bands from all over the world to join us for the national St. Patrick's Day Parde in Dublin on March 17th! 

Taking part in the iconic St. Patrick's Festival Parade, Dublin is a once in a lifetime experience. Where better to march and display than at the home of St. Patrick!  

If you would like to be part of the annual spectacular in Ireland, please get in touch. 

Marching Band applications for the national St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin up to March 2025 are now closed.  

Applications for 2026 and beyond will open in 2024. If you have any queries please contact