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Sydney St Patrick's Day Festival

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  4. St Patricks The Rocks (Photograph: Anna Kucera)
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Time Out says

Food, drinks, live music and free entertainment for the family – consider your St Patrick's Day celebrations sorted at the Rocks

Whether you've got Gaelic heritage or are just in it for a good time, St Patrick's Day is a perfect excuse to celebrate – and this year the Rocks is once again set to be the epicentre of the Irish-inspired merrimaking in honour of the March 17 holiday.

On Sunday, March 19, 2023, Irish pride will take over the historic precinct in the form of free family-friendly activities, markets, toe-tapping live music and world-class Irish dance performances. 

Kicking off at 9.30am, the annual St Patrick’s Day Festival Parade will begin at the top of Argyle St, then make its way down George St.

The festival itself will kick off at 11am – you'll get the chance to participate in Irish language lessons, watch live music and performances from Irish dancers and stilt walkers. The kids will be entertained by face painting and roaming characters from Paw Patrol and Sesame Street. And there will be bar food stalls. 

Of course, the pubs and restaurants that have been serving visitors to the Rocks for years will be pouring Guinness, too.

Put on your favourite green accessory, and visit the Rocks for a high-spirited St Patrick's Day celebration.


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Alice Ellis
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Alice Ellis


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