About the Festival

As a mark of respect for all those affected by the tragic events in Christchurch the decision has been made to cancel the Auckland St Patrick’s Day Parade, planned for Sunday 17th March on Queen Street, Auckland. The Federal St event on  March 16 has also been cancelled.

The Auckland Irish community and The St Patrick’s Festival Trust sends our deepest sympathy, love and thoughts to everyone affected.

Check out our Facebook page and our Instagram account for the latest updates.


St Patrick's Festival Auckland from March 9 - 24
Day 1
09 Mar 2019
Day 2
10 Mar 2019
Day 3
12 Mar 2019
Day 4
16 Mar 2019
Day 5
17 Mar 2019
Day 6
22 Mar 2019
Day 7
23 Mar 2019

Shamrock Shindig in aid of Mercy Hospice

On March 9 you are invited to don your finest and enjoy the Shamrock Shinding, an evening of Irish-themed entertainment in aid of the Mercy Hospice. Click on the photo for more details.

Auckland Irish Society Fair Day 2019

The Auckland Irish Society holds its annual Fair Day at Fowlds Park on Sunday, March 10. Bring along the whole family and enjoy music, dancing and traditional Irish games. Click on the photo for more details.

Irish Business Network NZ lunch with Ambassador Peter Ryan

A special St Patrick's Festival lunch with Ambassador Peter Ryan. Click on the photo for more details.

Get Your Green On – Federal Street Party

For the very first time, SKYCITY’s Federal Street will come alive with the sights and sounds of Irish traditions with the inaugural Get Your Green On event, an all-new St Patrick’s Festival celebration. Click on the photo for more details.

The Greening of Auckland 2019

Watch as Auckland's landmark locations light up green to celebrate St Patrick's Day. Click on the photo for more details.
Eden Park, Auckland

Hugh Green Group St Patrick’s Parade and Irish Music and Dance Festival

The 2019 Hugh Green Group St Patrick’s Festival Parade returns to Auckland's Queen St on Sunday, March 17. Click on the photo for more details.
St Patrick's Day Parade

St Patrick’s Day at Auckland Irish Society 2019

From Irish music to dancing and traditional food, the Auckland Irish Society club rooms will be full of craic from early afternoon until late. Click on the photo for more details.

Irish singer Wallis Bird’s debut NZ gig

Award-winning Irish singer Wallis Bird will perform in New Zealand for the very first time on March 22nd at the Tuning Fork. Click on the photo for more details.
wallis bird

NZ Gaelic Games Championship

See the best of Gaelic Games at the NZ Championship on March 23 and 24. Click on the photo for more details.


The St Patrick's Festival would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Go raibh míle maith agaibh! We are very grateful for you helping make the festival happen every year.