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11 Days of Irish Cultural Activities and Events
The Brisbane Irish Festival returns from 7 -17 March 2020 with 11 days of events to promote and celebrate St Patrick's Day, Irish culture and its contribution to the state of Queensland.

Check out what's on offer from celtic music, marching and mass.

Photo courtesy Bne Irish Festival facebook page


1. Charity Ball,
Enjoy a two-course meal and a three hour drinks package with traditional Irish music by Sásta.on 7 March, from 6:00pm – 11:30pm at the Victoria Park Golf Complex
223 Herston Road, Herston, Brisbane.

Tickets range from $150.00 to $1,400.00. Funds raised go to the Irish Australian Support Association

2. Festival Family Day
Irish sport, dancing and good craic will be on offer at the Family Festival Day at Willawong. Look out for:

Novelty Races Live Irish music
QIA pipe band Irish dancing
Gaelic sports exhibitions
Licensed bar and BBQ/Kitchen open all day

Entry is $10 for adults, childrens admission and rides are free. No eskys or dogs allowed.

3. St Patricks Day Parade and Paddy Fest,
PaddyFest will be held on the grounds of the Eagle Farm Racecourse on 14 March and will feature live music, delicious food, traditional Irish ales and craft beer, roving performers, Irish pipe bands and dancers, and a dedicated kids zone. Paddyfest is a festival where you can bring the whole family.

The St Patricks Day Parade will start and finish in Alice Street, Brisbane (outside the Brisbane City Gardens). With colourful floats to follow and cheer, more details on the parade are available here, at the St Patrick's Day parade story.

Photo courtesy Brisbane Irish Festival facebook page


4. Queensland Irish Choir Performance,
Hear the melodic voices of the Queensland Irish Choir who will perform at 2:00pm on 15 March at the Brisbane German Club at Vulture Street, East Brisbane.

5. St Patricks Eve Dinner
Fine food, Guinness, beer, wine, soft drink, entertainment, guest speakers and Irish camaraderie will all be available on 16 March at the St Patrick's Eve Dinner at the Pullman and Mercure Hotel from 6:30pm for 7:30pm.

The cost of the dinner is $150 per person and $1500 per table.

6. St Patricks Day Mass, St Stephens Church
Mass at St Stephen's Church to commemorate St Patrick starts at 10:00am on the traditional date of St Patrick's Day, 17 March 2020.

So with all of these diverse events on offer across Brisbane, you are sure to find something to mark this special Irish occasion.
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Why? Celebrate Irish Culture
When: Check each event for times
Where: Venues across Brisbane
Cost: Free - $1500
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