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.

News and updates

MESSAGE FROM THE PREMIER OF QUEENSLAND

MESSAGE FROM THE PREMIER OF QUEENSLAND

On behalf of the Queensland Government, I am delighted to welcome you to the 2022 Brisbane Irish Festival.  This lively annual event provides Queenslanders of Irish ancestry, and those without, the opportunity to come together to observe St Patrick’s Day and celebrate...

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Parade Theme: Celebrating frontline workers 

Parade Theme: Celebrating frontline workers 

Elaine Brady Our Frontline Workers have faced unprecedented challenges over the last few years, demonstrating incredible strength, determination, and courage. In honour of their commitment and contribution to keeping Queenslanders safe, we dedicate our 2022 Saint...

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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.