The Big Day After
Date: March 18th from 12.30pm
Location: The Festival Quarter, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks
On Saturday 18th March there will be a packed programme of free family events for everyone to enjoy after the spectacle of the parade on the 17th.
There will be live music, circus and street performers, storytelling, film, and lots more to keep all ages entertained.
Actual Reality Arcade
Dates: March 17th & 18th from 12pm daily
Location: SPF Óg @ Festival Quarter, Collins Barracks
Challenge friends and family to a play off in the Actual Reality Arcade. It features 10 giant classic retro games including, an IRL Donkey Kong style challenge and a huge scale Whack a Mole, featuring a brave volunteer! Fun and laughs are guaranteed for both participants and the audience!
City Fun Fair
Dates: March 16th to 19th
Location: Custom House Quay, Dublin City Centre
The city funfair is back for 2023. Watch the city light up and enjoy everything from waltzers to bumper cars and fast moving rides to ones that lift you high above the Liffey!
The St Patrick’s Day Parade
Date: March 17th from 12pm
Location: The Parade begins on Parnell Square and ends at St Stephen’s Green
The St Patrick’s Day Parade will wind through the streets of Dublin, hundreds of participants will entertain the crowds with music, art, theatre, dance and much more.
The theme for St Patrick’s Festival 2023 is Mar a Chéile Sinn (we are one) celebrating community, diversity, youth and sustainability and these will be reflected by the spectacular line up. So pick your spot along the route and be prepared to be entertained.
You can also get a bird’s eye view of all the action by booking a Grandstand ticket.
Dates: March 16th to 18th
Location: Various locations throughout Dublin
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.