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St Patrick's Day 2019

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If you are lucky enough to be Irish you are lucky enough
On Sunday 17 March 2019, you can celebrate everything Irish as the Rocks is transformed into an Irish village for the day as the Sydney St Patrick's Day celebrations return to the birthplace of Irish settlement in Australia.

St Patricks Day, Festivals, Food, Wine, Beer, Live Music, Family Friendly, Historical, Cultural
Image courtesy of the St Patricks Day Facebook Page


Being the site of the first Irish settlement, it is fitting to celebrate the strong influence the Irish have had on Australian culture and the connection between the two countries at this historic location.

Festivities will commence with the St Patrick's day parade from the First Fleet Park at 11:00 am to Dawes Point Park where the main festival will be held.

The celebrations will include a children's activity area, with Irish dancing, language classes, folk ballads, stories and free craft activities for children of all ages between 12.00pm and 4.30pm.

St Patricks Day, Festivals, Food, Wine, Beer, Live Music, Family Friendly, Historical, Cultural
Image courtesy of the St Patricks Day Facebook Page


There will be face painting, airbrush tattoos and various performances in the Tir Na Nog Tent between 12.00pm and 5.00pm.

St Patricks Day, Festivals, Food, Wine, Beer, Live Music, Family Friendly, Historical, Cultural
Image courtesy of the St Patricks Day Facebook Page


For the grown-ups, the official Australian Citizenship Ceremony, storytelling, food, drink and craft stalls.

St Patricks Day, Festivals, Food, Wine, Beer, Live Music, Family Friendly, Historical, Cultural
Image courtesy of the St Patricks Day Facebook Page


However, the best part of the festival is the wonderful musical line up on the Main Stage. Traditional Irish folk music, rock, acoustic folk punk and popular DJ mashups, it is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy the performers and live music.

Main Stage Schedule

DJ Podgee - 11:30 AM

Welcome to Country - 12:00 PM

Strawberries and Cabbage - 12:30 PM

Blackwater - 1:30 PM

Medusa's Wake - 2:30 PM

The Chris Harper Experience - 3:30 PM

The Bottlers - 4:30 PM

DJ Podgee - 5:15 PM - close

The festivities will conclude as the Opera House turns green once again.

For the full festival, program check click here https://www.sydneystpatricksday.com/


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Why? To Celebrate all things Irish
When: Sunday 17 March 2019
Where: The Rocks, Sydney
Cost: Free Event
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