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Sydney, Australia St. Patrick's Day Parade

Sydney, Australia St. patrick's day parade route
Sydney, Australia’s St. Patrick’s Day parade dates back to 1795 . For a complete history of the Sydney, Australia parade, click here.


Sydney St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival
14th - 17th March 2024

The St. Patrick's Day Parade should be held on Sunday, 17th March 2024 at Circular Quay & The Rocks. The festival events start on the 16th and continue through the 19th March.


The parade will begin at the top of Argyle Street (near The Garrison Church). then making its way down and around onto George St. and ending in First Fleet Park to open the day’s festivities. The festival itself begins at 11am with the Main Stage area in First Fleet Park, Family Area & Irish Markets on Customs House Square and Irish Sessions on Bligh & Barney Reserve.

View a larger printable PDF version of the Sydney, Australia St. Patrick's Day Parade Route Map here.

More about the parade:

The Sydney St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival is back with a 4-day festival this year at Circular Quay & The Rocks, Sydney
Our 4 day festival for 2024 kicks off on Thursday with Sharon Shannon Big Band in The Factory Theatre! We've got Sásta back again for our free night concert on Saturday 16th in First Fleet Park as well as the famous Parade & Festival on Sunday 17th March, it's going to be huge!

 Pipe bands, stilt walkers, Irish dancers and children’s characters will be amongst the 1,000 marchers from more than 50 groups taking part in the parade.

Visit the Four Provinces of Ireland at Sydney St Patrick’s Day Festival

Make sure you experience all the Sydney St Patrick’s Day has to offer by visiting each of the Four provinces of Ireland.

​Starting off in Munster, located in Custom House Square, a new area for our festival, you will find our dedicated family destination with Irish markets, craft, language and music lessons, and a dance stage showcasing many of Sydney Irish dancing schools. Come to The Rocks on Sunday 19th March to celebrate all things Irish at the globally renowned Sydney St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival.

This family-friendly, free event will see a welcome return of the much-loved parade, plenty of toe-tapping live music, world-class Irish dancing, Irish language lessons, crafts, face-painting, bars, food stalls and much more as we raise a glass to the Irish patron Saint.

Moving across to Leinster, home to our nation’s capital, is First Fleet Park, at which you will find our main stage with our headline music acts and performances all day long.

​The festival will be officially opened in the Connacht area at the MCA Lawn, here you will also get to meet and greet Paw Patrol and Sesame St Characters and later on enjoy music and DJ.

Attending the parade as a spectator

What to bring

If it is a cold day, bring a warm hat, warm gloves, and warm shoes. For a sunny day, you’ll want to bring sunglasses, suntan lotion, and a hat. The parade goes on rain, shine or snow. And of course, it is traditional to be dressed in GREEN (or orange or white - colors of the Irish flag)!

Transportation and Parking

Mass transit is a great way to get in and out to see the parade.

Sydney, Australia St. patrick's day parade, festival and eventsMore information

If you want more information, such as to participate in the parade or become a sponsor, see the Sydney, Australia St Patrick's Day parade's official website here...


Find the Sydney, Australia parade's Facebook page here.

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