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
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Many thanks to 7 News for their parade coverage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsttYYr_J6w
Well, it’s that time of year again as we approach St. Patrick’s Day when all Irish bands get frantic phone calls from booking agents and venues all over Australia! We’ve performed in Melbourne and Sydney for the past few Paddy’s Days, but we’re delighted to be back in...
The 2023 Brisbane Irish Festival sponsors
The Brisbane Irish Festival would like to thank our major supporters and sponsors during 2023
Brisbane City Council, Queensland State Government, the Emigrant Support Program in the Dept. of Foreign Affairs & Trade (Irish Govt.), The Star Entertainment Group, Irish Murphy’s, Gilhooley’s Irish Pub & Restaurant.