Every March, the entire city celebrates the Irish Patron Saint. You are welcome to join this four-day-long gala with live music, matching sessions, and more. First, the festivities kick off on March 14th with a Sharon Shannon Big Band concert, held at The Factory Theatre. You'll be able to enjoy a much-awaited live concert at one of Sydney's most beautiful theaters. Then, on March 16th, head to Circular Quay for yet another amazing performance by Sasta–a famous Irish band. Afterwards, it's time for the parade!
The biggest highlight of the holiday is Sydney St. Patrick's Day Parade in the Rocks neighborhood. Nearly 1,500 participants take part in the procession, which kicks off at 9:30 am from the First Fleet Park. The festival gets underway at around 11 am with toe-tapping music, Irish dancing, Irish language lessons, traditional foods, crafts, face-painting, and other family-friendly fun.
The Rocks area is tucked between the famous city landmarks of Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. The latter is lit up in green for the occasion.
St. Patrick's Day Parade in Sydney was once the biggest in the world after New York's one. The festival still remains the largest St Paddy's celebration in the Southern Hemisphere.