Amazing Family Events for St Patrick’s Festival 2022


February 23, 2022

St Patrick's Festival 2022

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Dublin’s St Patrick’s Festival 2022 is back with a bang! Events will take place across the capital, and online, from March 16th to 20th 2022 to celebrate. With family fun and community spirit at the heart of every St Patrick’s Festival, this year you can enjoy a city fun fair and a festival quarter from March 16th to 20th, along with the main parade on Thursday March 17th.

Read on to discover some of the amazing family friendly events taking place over this 5 day celebration of Irish arts, culture and heritage.

St Patrick’s Festival 2022

Festival Quarter

Dates: March 17th to 20th, 12pm to 6pm daily

Location: National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7

New for St Patrick’s Festival 2022 is Festival Quarter. Enjoy four free days, of family friendly events from theatre to live shows and giant games to a Céilí Mór.

Hosted in the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks from March 17th to 2oth, Festival Quarter will be open from 12pm to 6pm daily. You are invited to come along with friends and family and immerse yourself in the many activities taking place. You can also enjoy connecting and relaxing in the Irish Food & Craft Village, where you can feast on diverse Irish cooking from some of Ireland’s best food trucks while you listen to sweet sounds from the Festival Quarter Bandstand.

Céilí Mór

Date: March 17th at 3.30pm

Location: Mainstage @ Festival Quarter, Collins Barracks

Céilí Mór is back! This free outdoor, bilingual, participative event celebrates traditional Irish dance, language and music.

If your dance steps are a little rusty, don’t worry, former Riverdancer and champion Irish step-dancer Dearbhla Lennon and her talented friends will be on hand to give basic instructions on some of the most well -known (and simple!) céilí dances.

Music will be provided by the legendary Shandrum Céilí Band and fun and laughter is guaranteed for all the family. Put the call out to friends and relatives and get down to the main stage in the festival quarter on Thursday 17th March at 3.30pm for some Shoe the Donkey or Walls of Limerick!

Mark The Science Guy

St Patrick's Festival 2022 Mark The Science Guy

Dates: March 18th, 19th and 20th

Location: Spiegeltent Mór @ Festival Quarter, Collins Barracks

Expect whizzes, pops, booms and plenty of laughter when Mark the Science Guy hosts a fun-filled, energetic display of his favourite science experiments for the whole family to enjoy!

Guido Fanzini’s Thunderous Entertainment Haberdashery

Dates: March 19th at 1pm & 3pm and March 20th at 1pm

Location: Spiegeltent Mór @ Festival Quarter

Fanzini Productions presents Guido Fanzini and his Thunderous Entertainment Haberdashery, a 40 minute comedy circus show of pure fun, death defying stunts and general comic carry on!

Suitable for all ages, this is a free show but is seated and seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

St Patrick’s Festival 2022

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Little Gem Puppet Show

St Patrick's Festival 2022

Date: March 19th at 12.30pm and 1.30pm

Location: Story Yurt @ Festival Quarter

Head to the Story Yurt for an interactive, bilingual family puppet show all about, an Bradán Feasa, the Salmon of Knowledge. Is it possible that there could be another one? Join Mamó to find out! This is a free event with entry on a first come, first served basis.

Actual Reality Arcade

Dates: March 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th 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

St Patrick's Festival 2022

Dates: March 17th to 20th from 11am daily (12pm on Sunday 20th)

Location: Custom House Quay, Dublin City Centre

The city funfair is back for 2022. 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

After a two year absence, the St Patrick’s Day Parade is back for 2022. Winding through the streets of Dublin, hundreds of participants will entertain the crowds with music, art, theatre, dance and much more.

The theme of St Patrick’s Festival 2022 is Connections/Naisc and this 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. And don’t worry if you can’t make it in person, this years St Patrick’s Day Parade will be broadcast live by RTÉ.

SPFTV 2022

St Patricks Festival 2022

Dates: March 16th to 20th

Location: Tune in online

Don’t miss out on any of the action from the St Patrick’s Festival 2022, as you can tune into SPF TV, which offers on-demand, free and globally accessible programmes and live streamed events daily.

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Published On: February 23rd, 2022 / Categories: Ireland, Sponsored Posts / Last Updated: March 21st, 2022 / Tags: , , , /

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Michelle is a Mum to 2 girls and co-founded Mykidstime.

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