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.


Advertise in the 2024 Brisbane Irish Festival Program.

Parade particpation

Participate in the 2024 Brisbane St Patrick’s Day Parade.

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

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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