The Brisbane Irish Festival is a long-standing annual event that promotes and celebrates the occasion of St Patrick’s Day, Irish culture and its contribution to the state of Queensland. The St Patrick’s Day Parade has been held amidst the streets of Brisbane city since 1989, flooding the inner-city district with a colourful convoy of more than 80 floats and displays representing Irish culture that provide free community-oriented entertainment for all ages.

Support the 2024 parade and Brisbane Irish Festival

The Brisbane St. Patrick’s Day relies upon funding and the support and generosity of local businesses to hold this community-run parade. All proceeds help fund the St Patrick’s Day Parade and promote the Brisbane Irish festival.


Help support the Brisbane St Patrick’s Day. Parade.


Sponsor the Brisbane Irish Festival and St Patrick’s Day Parade.


Advertise in the 2024 Brisbane Irish Festival Program.

2024 Parade theme

In 2024, the parade will embrace the captivating theme of ‘Irish Myths and Legends,’ delving into Ireland’s abundant heritage of folklore, enchantment, and narrative traditions that have left an indelible mark on the world. We invite both participants and spectators to embrace the theme while we paint the town green!

2024 Brisbane Irish Festival Events

News and updates

AGM Notice

AGM Notice

ST PATRICK'S DAY PARADE ASSOCIATION INCORPORATEDNotice of Annual General MeetingNotice is hereby given that the 2023 Annual General Meeting of Members will be held atAddress available on request ( 13 September 2023...

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Message from the President of The Queensland Irish Association

Message from the President of The Queensland Irish Association

2023 is a very important year for the Queensland Irish Association, as it marks the 125th Anniversary of its founding on 23 March 1898. To celebrate, the Lord Mayor of Brisbane held a Civic Reception to mark the 125th Anniversary, which was held at the Brisbane City...

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The 2023 Brisbane Irish Festival sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

St. Joseph’s College – Gregory TerraceSt. Patrick’s College – Shorncliffe and all program advertisers for your support in 2023.