Auckland St Patrick’s Parade and Fleadh
The highlight of the St Patrick’s Festival programme, the Hugh Green Group St Patrick’s Parade returns to Ponsonby Road on Sunday, March 12.
Come along and see a huge variety of Irish costumes, floats, bands, faerie folk, Leprechauns, Clydesdale horses and even St Patrick himself.
The parade begins at midday, near the Three Lamps end of Ponsonby and heads towards Western Park.
Following the parade, head along to the Irish Music and Dance Festival at Western Park. Enjoy a full programme of Irish music acts curated by Sean Kelly. There will also be traditional Irish dancing, food stalls and children’s activities. The Irish Music and Dance Festival runs from 11am until 5pm.
This year we are looking for some enthusiastic people to carry Ireland’s county banners during the parade. If you have an act or a costume you would like us to consider or just want to help out and be a part of the festival we are also interested in hearing from you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how you’d like to get involved.
Key date and times:
Sunday, March 12
Hugh Green Group St Patrick’s Parade 12pm-1pm, Ponsonby Road
Irish Music and Dance Festival, 11am-5pm, Western Park, Ponsonby