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Get ready to shamrock your socks off with the best St Patrick’s Day events in Brisbane. From the all-important parade to the traditional Irish pub events, these are the best ways to celebrate Ireland’s patron saint.
With a new parade route (March 11th starting at 10.30am outside the Botanic Gardens) and the promise of more floats and vibrant visual displays, the 2017 Brisbane St Patrick’s Day Parade is the perfect way to kick off the celebrations. Head down early to nab a prime position.
Gilhooleys has a jam-packed day of events with live music from O’Leary’s Lads kicking things off at 11am. Entertainment continues with tunes from Big Mistake and BenJam, as well as Irish dancers and a traditional pipe band. All your Irish favourites will be on the menu and the Guinness and Magners Irish Cider will be free-flowing. Don’t miss the ninth annual Leprechaun Toss – it really is the best craic in town.
The craic will be coming thick and fast at Finn McCool’s on March 17. With live entertainment all day from four live bands plus Irish dancers and the expansion of the front beer garden, everyone will be feeling a little bit Irish!
If you can manage to plough your way through the sea of shamrocks and Irish flags, then you’ve earned the right to tuck in to one of O’Malley’s famous Beef and Guinness Pies or a traditional Irish stew. Live bands will keep you entertained while the whiskey and Guinness will keep you celebrating well into the night.
Come celebrate the magnificence of the Emerald Isle at Irish Murphy’s St Patrick’s Day Event to Beat all Events. The kitchen will open from 10am and the live tunes start at 11am, running all the way through until 3am. There’ll be plenty of craic, Irish pride and (of course) Guinness to help you party on into the wee hours.
All the Pig ‘N’ Whistle venues are turning green and celebrating the patron saint of Ireland. With roving pipers and Irish dancers to keep you entertained and a traditional menu running all weekend, even if you can’t make it on March 17, you can still celebrate and feast on all your traditional Irish favourites.
Brush up on your Gaelic and get ready to party at the Glen Hotel. There’ll be traditional Irish meals on offer from The Deck Bar & Bistro, plus giveaways, Guinness promotions and live music from 5pm.
Paint the town green at Finnigans Chin, where you can shamrock and roll the night away with live music, food and drink specials, plus prizes to be won. Everyone will be in high spirits so grab a Guinness and join in on the fun!
9. Family Festival Day at Gaelic Park Willawong (March 19)
The whole family can get involved in the celebrations with free admission and free rides for the kiddies, plus novelty races, live music, Irish dancing and Gaelic sports. The fun starts at 10.30am on Sunday, March 19.
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