The Parade

‌Welcome to the Cork St. Patrick's Festival

The 2020 St. Patrick's Day Parade has unfortunately been cancelled in light of concern for public health.

Please see Events page for other activities and entertainment on March 13-17 2020.

Central to the Cork St. Patrick's Festival is the St. Patrick's Day Parade. The most vibrant and colourful display to be seen on the streets of our city, Cork's parade features up to 3,000 members of communities from all walks of life across the city - sporting groups to dance schools, new communities to our long-established brass bands, and annual special guests from around the world.      

The Parade takes place on 17th March at 1pm on the route below. 

If you can’t join us in Cork City on St. Patrick’s Day, watch our live-stream here from 12:45 Irish time.

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Groups wishing to participate in future Parades, or for general queries year-round, please email 

or phone +353 (0)21 492 4000 at any time of year.