Annual Brisbane Irish Festival

Welcome to the Brisbane Irish Festival Website. The Festival Week will kick off on Saturday 10th March with the Irish Australian Support Association of Queensland’s’ charity ball at the Hilton Hotel, and will continue through to Sunday 18th March with lots of family friendly fun events.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade

2017’s St Patrick’s Day Parade attracted approximately 20,000 onlookers into Brisbane’s CBD to watch the event. 2018’s parade will take place along the same new route starting and ending outside the Botanic Gardens on Alice Street (See map). The event is expected to attract 20,000 spectators with plans to improve the parade via an increase in the quality and quantity of floats and vibrant visual displays participating. We look forward to seeing you there!

2018 Parade Route 
Saturday 17th March 10:30am – 11:30am 

St Patricks Day Parade Route

We’ll be celebrating into the day and after the parade in the wonderful Botanic Gardens so stick around for some live music from Celtic Fusions and tasty food from the 30 stalls offering food, drinks and crafts from 8:00am so the craic will continue on after the parade!

Get Involved

Sponsorship Opportunities

Our events would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors. Sponsorship opportunities for the 2018 Brisbane Irish Festival are now closedEnquire below for 2019.



Bookings to advertise in the Brisbane Irish Festival Program are now open. Many options to chose from. Spaces are allocated. Enquire below for 2019.


Participate in the Parade

To participate in the 2018 Brisbane St. Patrick’s Day Parade, please fill out the nomination form. Same route as 2017. Spaces are limited. 


Stall Application

If you have an Irish themed stall and would like to have a spot in the Botanic Gardens on St Patrick’s Day, please send us a quick message. 


The 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Brisbane

Many thanks to The Irish Eye for being the fantastic footage of the 2017 parade. Everyone looked amazing and enjoyed the craic!

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Many Thanks to our 2018 FESTIVAL SPONSORS

The St Patrick’s Day Parade Association and Committee would like to thank our sponsors for all the support and help they provided. Without them the Brisbane Irish Festival would not be possible.