This year’s St Patrick’s Festival 2023 Festival takes place 16 – 19 March 2023 with tons of free family fun, with the highlight of course, being the 2023 Festival Parade. And you could be there! Enter our competition for the chance to win Grandstand tickets!
Photo Credit Alan Kelly – St Patricks Day Parade Dublin 2022.
Fantastic Events for all the Family at SPF 2023
The theme of this year’s St Patrick’s Festival is The theme of this year’s spectacular global celebration of Irish arts, culture and heritage is ‘ONE’, as the Festival issues an open invite to people from all over the world to come to Dublin, Ireland to share, to connect, to participate and to celebrate together as one.
This year’s National St. Patrick’s Day Parade, driven by the values of community, diversity, youth and sustainability, will be the most ambitious ever, featuring breath-taking new artistic, interactive and aerial elements.
A major new opening pageant has been commissioned featuring a collaboration with St. Patrick’s Festival Community Arts pageant with Macnas, Junk Kouture, Discovery Gospel Choir, and a whole host of community groups, while the Festival continues to work with Ireland’s foremost creative pageant companies including Dublin Pride, Spraoi, Artastic, Inishowen Carnival and you might even spot some special Disney friends!
Back for 2023 is Festival Quarter at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7 which will be home to a magical day-to-night urban Festival for all ages to enjoy, in the heart of Dublin, from March 16 – 18, kids welcome from 12pm to 6pm daily.
Enjoy 3 free days of family friendly frolics, with a range of activities including street theatre, interactive games, circus and science shows, talks, film screenings and lots more.
Get lost in the imaginary world of the Disney Cinema Yurt
Enjoy Tumble Circus, Curious State Circus, Professor Plunger, Guido Fanzini, Mark the Science Guy
Get gaming with Actual Reality Arcade and more.
Join the conversation with a selection of always engaging and often challenging talks and panels, as well as many live performances every day from rock, pop and hip hop to traditional, classical and more.
Connect and relax in the many comfortable seating areas in the Irish Food & Craft Village. Feast on contemporary and diverse Irish cooking from the cream of Ireland’s food truck community. Enjoy the sweet sounds of live entertainment and DJs from the Festival Quarter Bandstand.
From waltzers and bumper cars to old time carousels, there’s something for everyone at the City Funfair! Dare to be suspended upside down or whisked through the air at amazing speed! Suitable for all the family, enjoy the thrills and spills of the Funfair experience.
One City brings live events and activities throughout Dublin over the period of the Festival. Enjoy everything from art exhibitions to yoga classes, orchestral performances to brand new theatre pieces, walking tours to skiff racing.
Four Grandstand Tickets (Parnell St) for the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin.
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How to Enter
To enter just fill in your contact details on our form below. We’ll be in touch by email with the lucky winner after the closing date of Wednesday 8th March 2023.