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.

2022 Festival ProgramEvents

2022 Brisbane Irish Festival Events

The below events will proceed in 2022 subject to current COVID-19 restrictions. We will update this section in the coming weeks. 

There are no upcoming events at this time.

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160th Anniversary of the Erin-go-Bragh

160th Anniversary of the Erin-go-Bragh

Mike Nayler August 2, 2022 will mark the 160th Anniversary of the arrival of the Erin-go-Bragh into Moreton Bay after its difficult journey from Ireland. The Erin-go-Bragh was the first ship to carry mainly Irish immigrants to start a new life in Queensland. Many of...

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The 2022 Brisbane Irish Festival sponsors

We would like to thank our sponsors, Brisbane City Council, Queensland State Government, the Emigrant Support Program in the Dept. of Foreign Affairs & Trade (Irish Govt.), St Patrick’s Day Festival, Irish Murphy’sSt. Joseph’s College – Gregory TerraceSt. Patrick’s College – Shorncliffe and all program advertisers for your support in 2022.