Melblourne St. Patrick's Day Festival 2024

Family Event

Saturday, 16th March, 10.00am - 6.00pm

Family Event Information

Our FREE family event takes place in O'Donnell Gardens on 16th March from 10.00am until 7.00pm, with live music and a parade. The family event is open to families, tourists, backpackers and any other members or residents of the local community who want to join us in celebrating Irish heritage.

Acitivities and entertainment throughout the day includes:

  • Roving Entertainers
  • Irish Dancing
  • Parade (11am)
  • Dog Show
  • Live Music
  • Face Painters
  • Bodhran Workshops
  • Beer Garden (adults only!)

Want to join the parade?

Join the biggest St Patrick's Day parade in Melbourne! We're looking for local organisations, clubs, schools or groups to march in our parade.

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Family Event Schedule

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Family Event Info and FAQs

Melbourne St. Patrick's Festival Family Event is kindly supported by:

City of Port Phillip
Acland Street, St. Kilda
Government of Ireland Emigrant Support Programme
Acland Street, St. Kilda