The 2013 Festival has come and gone…
Unfortunately it rained on our parade this year! The rain was much needed though after the Summer drought and in true Irish spirit the downpour did help turn Auckland Green once again!
The St Patrick’s Festival Trust is a charitable Trust and we would like to acknowledge and thank our sponsors (see our sponsor page) for without the continued support of them, the festival would not be possible. Thanks to all those who participated or volunteered for the parade or fleadh this year, please come back next year and join in the fun in March 2014 when we will stage our next Festival for the people of Auckland to enjoy.
Our Patron Rodney HC Walshe
Welcome to the Auckland St Patrick’s Festival Website
It is said that in Ireland the grass is greener and the people twice as friendly as anywhere else on earth. It’s no wonder then, that in March the world turns a little green, as countries everywhere put on their own celebration of St Patrick’s Day.
Auckland’s own St Patrick’s Festival is a much anticipated event each year - and why wouldn’t it be? With over twenty percent of the population claiming Irish blood – and those with no trace of a drop still claiming the right to be Irish when the green is worn and the shamrock is wet – it’s no wonder the Festival has grown as big as it is, and it is still only a spalpeen. Auckland is the first city in the world to celebrate Ireland’s National Day. So join us in this, the Ireland of the South Pacific, with a better climate as we get set to, once again, celebrate Ireland’s great National Day!
To deliver to the Greater Auckland Community a world class festival that is professionally organised and presented that promotes and fosters Irish culture and traditions and also reflects the true nature of a progressive, diverse and modern Irish community.
The St Patrick’s Festival is proudly organised by Crackerjack Promotions Limited and wouldn’t be possible without the invaluable support of our Sponsors and Volunteers.