Brisbane Irish Festival

2018 Brisbane Irish Festival

The 2018 Parade falls on Saturday March 17th – St Patrick's Day!

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 for the past 29 years, 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. More information will be coming soon on the 2018 Parade and Festival. 

Annual Brisbane Irish Festival

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 open.



Bookings to advertise in the Brisbane Irish Festival Program are now open. Many options to chose from. Spaces are limited.


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 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!

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 2017 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.