St Patrick’s Day in Dublin 2020 → a (Real) Irish Celebration

Dublin, Ireland Start Date: 13/03/2020 End Date: 17/03/2020
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St. Patrick’s Day 2020 in Dublin

From March 13th-17th, 2020, the streets of Dublin will be packed to bursting with celebration. Traditional music and dance, Guinness, real and fake orange beards, laughter, green -lots of green- and prancing leprechauns (if you can spot them in the huge crowds) will be merrily strewn all across the city.

St Patrick’s Day is the most globally

St Patrick’s Day In Dublin

Celebrated national holiday in the world. Much like Carnival in Rio De Janeiro, Oktoberfest in Munich, or Easter in Rome, St Patrick’s Day in Dublin is the most iconic and cultural place in the world to experience that Irish cheer.

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Festivities flood the streets of Dublin for 4 whole days; just SOME of the festivities will include, but are most certainly not limited to:

Saint Patrick’s Day Schedule from Recent Years

*NOTICEthe festival schedule is from recent years. The 2020 St. Patrick’s Day schedule has not been confirmed.


Thursday, March 16th:

Festival Céilí

  • Time: 4:30 PM
  • Place: To Be Announced

Céilí festival is a party where everyone can gather and share traditional Irish folk singing, dancing, and storytelling.


Friday, March 17th:

St. Patrick’s Festival Parade

  • Time: 12:01 PM
  • Place: City Centre, but starts in Parnell Square

A bright and flamboyant world famous parade! Revelers will gather from all walks of life, from all over the world, and from every corner of the city to see Dublin’s outstanding display of pageantry, music ensembles, theatrical performances, exuberant costumes, and much much more.


Saturday, March 18th:

Festival Treasure Hunt

  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Place: Starts at City Hall on Dame Street

Dress up as an Explorer (costume theme for 2017) and work together to solve mysteries while getting to know the beautiful and historic Dublin in an utterly unique and exciting way!


Young Blood: The Beats and Voices of Our Generation

  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Place: National Concert Hall

Tickets: €18.00 (if purchased ahead of time)

The glorious Ireland and it’s emergence of a new generation will be celebrated through the talent of it’s young spoken word and hip-hop artists. They will be headlining Young Blood, and featuring the likes of Hare Squead, John Cummins, Abby Oliveira, Felispeaks, and many more.

Sunday, March 19th:

Festival Big Day Out

  • Time: 12 PM – 6 PM
  • Place: Merrion Square

Release your inner child and St. Paddy’s spirit in an eclectic and wild carnival filled to brim with family-friendly workshops, theatrics, magic shows, and music you will just have to dance to. Merrion Square will be the best way to celebrate the end of the festival.


St. Patrick’s Festival 5K Road Race

  • Time: 12:00 PM
  • Place: Starts on St. Stephens Green

Run 5K (with beer in hand, or not) through performers on the streets, musicians, and the cheers of smiling spectators to burn off all that Guinness and celebrate Saint Patrick!


Why St Patrick’s Day In Dublin?

While celebrations commence all over the world on March 17th, there is absolutely no where better to celebrate than in Dublin; for there, in the streets and in the people, lies the heart and soul of Saint Patrick’s Day. You will feel and experience culture, exuberance, revelry, and Guinness like you never have before.

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